Category Archives: Science

Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Weakening 10 Times Faster Now

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Author: Kelly Dickerson

Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from huge blasts of deadly solar radiation, has been weakening over the past six months, according to data collected by a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite array called Swarm. The biggest weak spots in the magnetic field — which extends 370,000 miles (600,000...

Discovery of Hammer of Thor Artifact Solves Mystery of Viking Amulets

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Author: April Holloway

The discovery of a 10th century Viking artifact resembling the Hammer of Thor has solved a long-running mystery surrounding more than 1,000 ancient amulets found across Northern Europe, according to a report in Discovery News. The relics, known as the Mjöllnir amulets, appear to depict hammers, which historians have linked...

Time to Start Paying Attention to Fracking’s Earthquakes

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Author: Sarah Zielinski

Swarms of small earthquakes that have surged in Oklahoma since 2008 can be blamed on wastewater from fracking being injected into the earth, and they represent a potential hazard for the state capitol, Oklahoma City, according to a study published today in Science. This is not the first set of...

Russian Physicists Launch Campaign To Rebuild Tesla’s Wardenclyffe Tower

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Author: The Mind Unleashed

“Tesla was right and we are ready to prove it!” So say the two Russian physicists who have just launched an Indiegogo campaign to rebuild Nikola Tesla’s Wardenclyffe Tower in Fall, 2014.  Tesla believed that the tower could transmit power wirelessly but this was never definitively proven in his lifetime. If he was right,...

Earth’s Magnetic Field Showing Signs of Significant Weakening

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Author: The Watchers

The first set of high-resolution results from ESA’s three-satellite Swarm constellation reveals the most recent changes in the magnetic field that protects us from cosmic radiation and charged particles that bombard Earth. Magnetic field is in a permanent state of flux. Magnetic north wanders, and every few hundred thousand years the polarity flips so...

Bonobos Are Teaching Scientists About The Evolution Of Kindness

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Author: Jeff Roberts

Man’s altruistic nature is a unique characteristic that has for the longest time separated us from the majority of the dog-eat-dog species on our planet. Kindness, empathy and compassion are among these distinctive qualities. But an endangered group of Great Apes is now revealing that it is not just man...

How to Misunderstand Aboriginal Science

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Author: Ray Norris

Just one generation ago Australian schoolkids were taught that Aboriginal people couldn’t count beyond five, wandered the desert scavenging for food, had no civilisation, couldn’t navigate and peacefully acquiesced when Western Civilisation rescued them in 1788. How did we get it so wrong? Australian historian Bill Gammage and others have...

Searching for the Holographic Universe

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Author: Leah Hesla

The beauty of the small operation—the mom-and-pop restaurant or the do-it-yourself home repair—is that pragmatism begets creativity. The industrious individual who makes do with limited resources is compelled onto paths of ingenuity, inventing rather than following rules to address the project’s peculiarities. As project manager for the Holometer experiment at...