Category Archives: Science

The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life

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Author: Natasha Geiling

Modern archeologists, excavating ancient Egyptian tombs, have often found something unexpected amongst the tombs’ artifacts: pots of honey, thousands of years old, and yet still preserved. Through millennia, the archeologists discover, the food remains unspoiled, an unmistakable testament to the eternal shelf-life of honey. There are a few other examples...

Ancient Imagination or Ancient Facts? Prehistoric Flying Machines

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Author: Collective Evolution

I want to start off by saying that what I present in this article is a very minuscule amount of information that’s available on prehistoric flying machines. I try to stay on the topic of flying objects, and stay away from details of extraterrestrial beings, for which there is also...

The Woman Who Can Will Herself Out Of Her Body

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Author: Douglas Main

After a class on out-of-body experiences, a psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa came forward to researchers to say that she could have these voluntarily, usually before sleep. "She appeared surprised that not everyone could experience this," wrote the scientists in a study describing the case, published in...

Are Stonehenge’s Boulders Actually Big Bells?

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Author: Robinson Meyer

Not every neolithic site can claim its own ’70s pop classic, but, hey: That’s Stonehenge. Countless theories and tools have attempted to make sense of the set of raised stones and earthworks in the south of England, categorizing it as an astronomical calendar, a healing site, a burial ground, or...

Viruses Reconsidered

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Author: Didier Raoult

The theory of evolution was first proposed based on visual observations of animals and plants. Then, in the latter half of the 19th century, the invention of the modern optical microscope helped scientists begin to systematically explore the vast world of previously invisible organisms, dubbed “microbes” by the late, great...

‘There Is No Proof Humans Cause Climate Change’

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Author: Maria Tadeo

Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore has angered environmentalist groups after saying climate change is "not caused by humans" and there is "no scientific proof" to back global warming alarmism. The Canadian ecologist told US lawmakers there is "little correlation" to support a "direct causal relationship" between CO2 emissions and rising global...

Lava Bombs and Tsunamis! How Accurate Is ‘Pompeii’ Movie?

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Author: Tanya Lewis

As flaming balls of lava and ash rain down on the streets of Pompeii, the renegade gladiator Milo gallops on horseback after a chariot ridden by his beloved Cassia, who has been kidnapped by an evil Roman senator. Meanwhile, a massive tsunami floods the harbor, sending a ship careering through...

The Mystery of Tesla’s Missing Papers

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Author: Video

Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 7 January 1943) was an inventor and a mechanical and electrical engineer. He is frequently cited as one of the most important contributors to the birth of commercial electricity and is best known for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the...

27 Dimensions! Physicists See Photons in New Light

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Author: Jesse Emspak

Quantum computers and communications promise more powerful machines and unbreakable codes. But to make them work, it's necessary to measure the quantum state of particles such as photons or atoms. Quantum states are numbers that describe particle characteristics such as momentum or energy. But measuring quantum states is difficult and...

Superhuman Energy: It’s Science

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Author: Tara MacIsaac

The energy emitted by people who have reached an advanced level in meditation practice has been shown by multiple studies to exceed normal human levels by hundreds or thousands of times. Here’s a look at a few such studies. 1. Gamma Waves Off the Charts Neuroscientist Richard Davidson’s 2004 study...

Will Japanese Researchers Grow Human Organs Inside Pigs?

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Author: Tuan C. Nguyen - Video

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If all goes according to plan, professor Hiroshi Nagashima's genetically-engineered pigs will grow up with functional organs. A few of those body parts, though, will have the genetic makeup of a human. In essence, they'll be mostly swine, partly human. After successfully cloning pigs in 2007, the Tokyo-based geneticist has...

Over Time, Buddhism and Science Agree

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Author: David P. Barash

I remember my grandfather commenting—wry amusement tinged with grim resignation—that what made him finally feel old was seeing his children reach middle age. I was a child then. Now I see my own children, not quite middle aged, starting to have children of their own. Becoming a grandparent is quite...

What is Reality and What is It Made Of ?

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Author: Dejan Davcevski

Digging deeper into the understanding of reality we come to a conclusion that Reality is not exactly what we have always thought! What is reality? A question that troubled and still trouble many of the greatest minds. Almost everything is created by a combination of 2 elementary particles, Bosons and...

A Buddhist Perspective on Artificial Intelligence

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Author: Andrew Cvercko

It seems as though every day we grow closer to creating fully conscious and emergent artificial intelligences. As I’ve written about before, this poses a problem for many religions, especially those that ascribe a special place for humanity and for human consciousness in the cosmos. Buddhism stands out as an...