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

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Author: Tara MacIsaac

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

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...

Canadian Beekeepers Launch Class Action Suit Against Pesticide Makers

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Author: Andrea Germanos

Beekeepers in the Canadian province of Ontario have launched a class action lawsuit against makers of a class of pesticides linked to the decline of bees. The claim (pdf) filed Tuesday in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice seeks $450 million in damages going back to 2006 for the "chronic...

Sleep Paralysis – Psychological or Spiritual?

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Author: Mark Rockeymoore

There are a lot of experiences that we have as Souls residing within contiguous spiritual space that we take for granted, or that we never talk about with people because we’re not sure how they’re going to react. The seemingly dichotomous nature of our perceive reality (black/white, good/bad, us/them) makes...

Billions Of Strange-Looking Blue Animals Are Washing Up On The West Coast

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Author: Cathy Lucas

Billions of small, jellyfish-like creatures known as “by-the-wind sailors” have washed ashore all along the west coast of North America this summer, from southern California to British Columbia. Images of vast swarms of electric-blue sails covering the ocean’s surface and littering the sand are indeed spectacular, but people might well...

Radioactive Boars Are Roaming Around Germany

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Author: Rachel Nuwer

The nuclear disaster at Chernobyl occurred nearly three decades ago, but the radioactive legacy it has left on the landscape still continues today. Those impacts are not just felt in Ukraine and nearby Belarus, however, but in several European countries hundreds of miles away. Wind and rain deposited the radiation-laden plume soon after...

Simulation Resolves Time Travel Paradox

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Author: Lee Billings

On June 28, 2009, the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking threw a party at the University of Cambridge, complete with balloons, hors d'oeuvres and iced champagne. Everyone was invited but no one showed up. Hawking had expected as much, because he only sent out invitations after his party had concluded. It...

7 Ways To Set Yourself Up For A Complete Mental Breakdown

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Author: Justin Robinson

Defined as physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress, “burnout” has intercepted our lives in some aspect at some point. Consider how many gym memberships purchased in January go unused in July, the attrition of half your marathon training program group or how all you can think about is a...

The Food Gap Is Widening

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Author: James Hamblin

Nutritional disparities between America’s rich and poor are growing, despite efforts to provide higher-quality food to people who most need it. So says a large study just released from the Harvard School of Public Health that examined eating habits of 29,124 Americans over the past decade. Diet quality has improved...

Tony Blair is Handed Philanthropist of the Year Title!

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Author: Tamara Cohen

Tony Blair was last night improbably named philanthropist of the year by a leading magazine. The former prime minister was handed the award to a ‘muted’ response at a celebrity-packed gathering in central London. It was in recognition of his ‘philanthropy, establishing three charities’. GQ magazine’s decision drew immediate criticism,...

The Mystery of Saturn’s Expanding F Ring

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Author: The Physics Xblog

Saturn’s rings are among the most beautiful sights in the Solar System. They have been a source of scientific fascination and puzzlement since they were discovered by Galileo in 1610 although it was Christiaan Huygens who first suggested they were rings in 1655. The great mystery of Saturn’s rings is...

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

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Author: Owen Jarus

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...