Category Archives: Science

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...