Category Archives: Science

Early Humans Went Further and Higher Than Ever Imagined

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Author: The Independent

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The great global migration of early humans out of Africa went further and higher than previously thought according to two sets of discoveries which suggest that the inhabitants of Easter Island in the Pacific had contact with the people of South America, who in turn had established the highest Stone...

Scientists Analyzed The Pathogens In New York City’s Rats…

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Author: Business Insider

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Everyone who's ever used a New York City subway knows that they're teeming with rats, and that said rats are, almost by definition, disgusting. But no one had quantified just how disgusting they are ... until now. A team of scientists at Columbia University trapped 133 Norway rats — Rattus...

The Indian Sage Who Developed Atomic Theory 2,600 Years Ago

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Author: Ancient Origins

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John Dalton (1766 – 1844), an English chemist and physicist, is the man credited today with the development of atomic theory.  However, a theory of atoms was actually formulated2,500 years before Dalton by an Indian sage and philosopher, known as Acharya Kanad. Acharya Kanad was born in 600 BC in...

Siberian Exploding Holes ‘Are the Key to Bermuda Triangle’

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Author: Siberian Times

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The craters - two in Yamal and one on the Taymyr peninsula - were revealed during the summer, leading to urgent analysis by scientists as well as a wave of speculation suggesting the cause was aliens from outer space, meteorites, or stray missiles. Now respected Science in Siberia journal has...

10 Mind-Boggling Paradoxes

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Author: Mental Floss

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A paradox is a statement or problem that either appears to produce two entirely contradictory (yet possible) outcomes, or provides proof for something that goes against what we intuitively expect. Paradoxes have been a central part of philosophical thinking for centuries, and are always ready to challenge our interpretation of...

Physicist: ‘Your Mind Can Control Matter’

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Author: Tara MacIsaac

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The famed quantum physics experiment known as the double slit experiment provided shocking evidence decades ago of the mind’s ability to control matter (see video below for a simple illustration of this experiment). Atomic particles were shown to also be waves. Whether they manifested as waves or as particles depended...

Astrophysicists Are Turning The Entire Moon Into A Cosmic Ray Detector

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Author: The Physics Blog

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One of the great mysteries in astrophysics surrounds the origin of the highest energy particles ever observed. These particles, called ultra-high energy cosmic rays, come from space and smash into the Earth with so much energy that physicists have struggled to believe, let alone explain, it. An ultra-high energy cosmic...

The Afterlife – How Consciousness Could Exist in a ‘Cloud’

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Author: Tara MacIsaac

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Dr. Alan Ross Hugenot has spent decades contemplating the conundrums of physics, along with the enigma of human consciousness. Hugenot holds a doctorate of science in mechanical engineering, and has had a successful career in marine engineering, serving on committees that write the ship-building standards for the United States. “I...

‘Last Supper’ Papyrus May Be One of Oldest Christian Charms

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Author: Jeanna Bryner

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A 1,500-year-old fragment of Greek papyrus with writing that refers to the biblical Last Supper and "manna from heaven" may be one of the oldest Christian amulets, say researchers. The fragment was likely folded up and worn inside a locket or pendant as a sort of protective charm, according to...

‘Evil Eye’ Box and Other Ancient Treasures Found in Nile River Cemetery

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Author: Owen Jarus

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A 2,000-year-old cemetery with several underground tombs has been discovered near the Nile River in Sudan. Archaeologists excavated several of the underground tombs, finding artifacts such as a silver ring, engraved with an image of a god, and a faience box, decorated with large eyes, which a researcher believes protected...

Next Steps in Near-Death Experiences Research

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Author: Tara MacIsaac

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Since psychologist and medical doctor Raymond Moody popularized scientific study of near-death experiences (NDEs) in the 1970s, many researchers (with little funding) have taken up the torch. Leading NDE researchers discussed the next steps for investigating this phenomenon as part of a panel at the International Association for Near-Death Studies...

Simulation Theory and the Nature Of Reality

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Author: Midwest Real

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“When the original founding fathers of quantum mechanics were doing these experiments they were really excited… making statements like- ‘if quantum mechanics doesn’t blow your mind, that’s because you don’t understand quantum mechanics.’ They realized this was a really big deal philosophically, (and) scientifically… Then they tried to come up with...

50 Ancient Greek Inventions Brought to Life

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Author: April Holloway

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A new museum dedicated to the advanced technological inventions of ancient Greek scientist Archimedes, has just opened up in Ancient Olympia, Greece, according to a news announcement in the Greek Reporter. More than fifty incredible inventions of ancient Greece have been reconstructed, including Archimedes’ screw, the robot-servant of Philon, the...

The Beauty-Happiness Connection

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Author: Cody C. Delistraty

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“Le Déjeuner,” an early painting by Claude Monet, isn’t particularly remarkable when compared to some of his other works. His “Les Nymphéas” series, for instance, includes nearly 250 large-scale oil paintings of the water lilies at his flower garden in Giverny. From his Thames-facing room in London’s Savoy Hotel and...