CARBON IN 3.95 BILLION-YEAR-OLD ROCKS IS FROM ANCIENT LIFE
Graphite particles suggest that the first organisms emerged on Earth almost 4 billion years ago during one of the most violent periods in our planet's history.
ANTIKYTHERA SHIPWRECK HINTS AT SPECTACULAR TROVE OF STATUES
Marine archaeologists have recovered a bronze arm from an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, where the remains of at least seven more priceless statues from the classical world are believed to lie buried.
HAS THE MYSTERIOUS VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT BEEN DECODED?
A history researcher says that it's nothing more than a mostly plagiarized guide to women's health.
THIS YEAR, SCIENTISTS WILL SEND MESSAGES TO SEARCH FOR ALIENS
Many SETI astronomers aren't content with only scanning the airwaves for signs of ET. Instead, they think we should also be actively reaching out to the cosmos on behalf of planet Earth. Others do not agree.
RUSSIA AND U.S. TO BUILD MOON STATION
The countries have agreed to cooperate on a NASA-led program to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars.
COULD WE SOON REVERSE DEATH?
In a few months a U.S. firm called Bioquark will start trying to 'reawaken the dead' in Latin America. The method, has not been tested on animals. A trial proposal last year to do it in India, was shut down.
FARMING EVOLVED 10,000 YEARS EARLIER THAN THOUGHT Ancient hunter-gatherers began to systemically control the evolution of crops up to thirty thousand years ago--around ten millennia before experts previously thought--according to new research by the University of Warwick. field" between the brush and the rubber hand.
MYSTERY SKULLS IN WORLD'S "OLDEST TEMPLE" Carved skulls indicate, say some, that Gobekli Tepe, known for enigmatic monumental pillars carved with animals and shapes, was an ancestor worship site.
HUNDREDS OF 7000-YEAR-OLD STONE STRUCTURES DISCOVERED IN SAUDI ARABIA
An article in the journal Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy discusses the discovery of almost 400 mysterious stone structures at Harrat Khaybar, in west-central Saudi Arabia. The structures are believed to be around 7000 years old (that's more than 2000 years older than the pyramids of Egypt).
LONG, STRANGE HISTORY OF PEOPLE FILING FLYING SAUCER PATENTS According to Google Patents, around 192 items in this specific classification are listed as being produced in the U.S., with three particular surges in their creation--an initial jump in the years between 1953 and 1956, a second wind between 1965 and 1971, and an unusually dramatic surge in such inventions between the years 2001 and 2004.
NASA SAYS MARS HAS A TWISTED MAGNETIC TAIL
Mars has an invisible magnetic 'tail' that is twisted by interaction with the solar wind, according to new research using data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.
STEPHEN HAWKING FEARS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL REPLACE HUMANS
In an interview with Wired Magazine, Prof Hawking said that he believes artificial intelligence (AI) will eventually reach a level where it will essentially be a "new form of life that will outperform humans."
MYSTERIOUS OBJECT FROM DEEP SPACE HAS ENTERED THE SOLAR SYSTEM
It appears to have come down on the plane from 122 degrees, from the direction of the star Vega, in the constellation Lyra. And, mysteriously, its path did not indicate the curved ellipse typical of clockwork-like returning comets. OUR UNIVERSE SHOULD NOT EXIST, CERN ANTIMATTER STUDY SAYS
A new "cutting edge" experiment reveals the vast depths of human ignorance about the cosmos. Why didn't antimatter and matter annihilate each other after the Big Bang?
Are Strange Alignments on Egypt's Giza Plateau Clues to Ancient Catastrophe? BY SCOTT CREIGHTON
In the early 1960s, American astronomer, Dr. Virginia Trimble, made an interesting observation about the Great Pyramid of Giza, calculating that the 45º inclination of the so-called 'star-shaft' through the pyramid from the southern side of the King's Chamber would have targeted the center of the Belt stars of the Orion constellation around 2500 BC. This information was then seized upon by Egyptologists as confirmation of the pyramid's age and, since he is believed to have ruled Egypt at this time, proof that the Great Pyramid was built by King Khufu in that remote era. more...
THE ET FACTOR
THE WOW!-SIGNAL RECONSIDERED
Was Evidence of ET Technology Detected in 1977, Dismissed too Hastily? BY ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D.
Do extraterrestrial (ET) intelligent aliens really exist "out there"? The serious Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been ongoing for six decades, primarily utilizing radio telescopes (which detect electromagnetic radiation in the radio wave range; optical telescopes use light, another form of electromagnetic radiation). The basic idea is that a technologically sophisticated extraterrestrial civilization will utilize radio waves for communication, perhaps even purposefully sending a message into space to announce their presence. The ETs might be curious to know if they are alone in the universe. more...
THE THINKING UNIVERSE
Reality Might Not Be What We Thought It Was BY ERVIN LASZLO
Who are we? And why are we here? Despite their apparent simplicity, these are perhaps the most important and challenging questions ever asked. "Know thyself," said the oracle at Delphi, and thinking people have been trying to do so for millennia. Today, at the cutting edge where modern science meets timeless spirituality, we can give answers that are more trustworthy than any of the answers oracles and humans could give before. more... THE UNEXPLAINED
SASQUATCH The 'Myth' that Won't Go Extinct BY TODD PRESCOTT
Of all the so-called myths in the world--unicorns, mermaids, trolls, dragons, et al.--sasquatch is the most persistent. The subject matter is also regularly cited in the pages of various print media: books, magazines, newspapers. The Internet is flooded with numerous websites/pages and forums devoted to the subject. Skeptics readily dismiss the tall, hirsute and mostly docile ape/ man-like creatures as the product of misidentification, vivid imagination, or hoaxing. But no matter how you cut it, bigfoot just keeps rearing its ugly head, leaving countless witnesses and common folk more than a little perplexed. Even some scientists express befuddlement. more... LOST HISTORY
IN SEARCH OF TARSHISH
When Jonah Met the Whale, Was He Heading for Atlantis? BY STEVEN SORA
A kingdom once existed in Western Europe that has been described as semi-legendary and even mythical. Several historians make reference to it, but archaeologists have never found it. It is said to have had at one time one of the largest navies in the world. The kingdom is Tartessus. The director of the Anglo-Spanish-American School of Archaeology has made the claim that Tartessus was nothing short of Atlantis in Spain. more... ALTERNATIVE NEWS
NASA CONCEDES: PLANET 9 PROBABLY REAL
The late Zecharia Sichin, is probably cheering these days. In October, 2017, NASA publicly conceded that, in all likelihood the Solar System has a ninth planet. Sitchin's scenario of a planet Nibiru making periodic returns to Earth's neighborhood to tinker with human history, may not quite fit with NASA's view of a massive body on a vast orbital path, as yet untracked. Yet, still, many of the elements Sitchin said he had decoded from ancient Sumerian cuneiform texts seem to be present in the now favored ninth-planet theory. more... ALTERNATIVE NEWS
SPACEX UNVEILS ROCKET FOR MARS
For those who believe that ancient Mars was once home to a technological civilization, the odds of proving it in our lifetime have just gotten shorter. In fact, much shorter. Elon Musk, founder and president of SpaceX, announced in September his company plans to build a completely reusable rocket and spacecraft capable of ferrying, not only, "millions" of colonists to the red planet--beginning in less than 10 years--and establishing/servicing a moon base but also of carrying passengers on Earth to any other spot on Earth in less than an hour. While many may scoff, Musk has already demonstrated that when he says he will do something, it is not smart to bet against him. more...
FIRST AMERICANS WERE HERE OVER 130 THOUSAND YEARS AGO
The idea that modern humans, or even Neanderthals, could have been present in America over twelve thousand years ago has long been controversial, and discoveries which support that argument have been denied, discredited, or disregarded by conventional science. Extraordinary new findings in California, however, are making the case that more than 130 thousand years ago someone used stone tools to break the bones of mastodons. The intent, it is speculated, would have been to extract the nutritious bone marrow. According to archaeologist Steven Holen, as reported by the prestigious science website NewScientist.com, the evidence is "fairly conclusive." more...
CANADIANS OVER 13 THOUSAND Score another point for 'mythology' over science. For thousands of years, the indigenous Heiltsuk Nation of British Columbia has relayed an oral tradition from generation to generation that its ancestors escaped the harsh conditions of the Ice Age on a temperate island off the coast of Canada. Now archaeologists, once convinced that no humans were in North America before 12,000 years ago, are facing powerful new evidence that the Heiltsuk may have been right all along. more...
TASMANIAN TIGERS STILL AROUND? While public debate over the existence of bigfoot rages on (see Todd Prescott's article on page 32 in this issue), another species declared extinct by the powers that be, is making signs of reappearing. more...
In the 1984 movie, The Terminator, a Cyborg--a being with both organic and biomechatronic body parts--from the future, played by Arnold Swartzenegger, searches for the mother of a yet-to-be-born hero who will be a scourge to the robots who rule that world to come. It was all science fiction, of course, but the memorable artificial eyes of the 'Terminator' could turn out to be more fact than fiction. more...
IS CHINA MAKING 'IMPOSSIBLE' SPACE DRIVE?
In the race to develop the EM Drive, China may have moved ahead of the U.S. The mysterious--and, some would say, 'impossible'--space drive technology successfully tested recently by NASA, has been converted by Chinese scientists into a working prototype. That, at least, is the claim of the Chinese propaganda ministry. more...
AMERICANS BELIEVE IN ADVANCED ANCIENT CIVILIZATION
For anyone wondering how a magazine like Atlantis Rising could even exist, the answer may be found in a new survey from Chapman University. In an October 2017 poll on 'Paranormal Beliefs' Chapman found that 55% of the public "agree" or "strongly agree" with the statement: "Ancient, advanced civilizations, such as Atlantis, once existed."
Catastrophic Weather & 'Global Warming'
BY SUSAN B.MARTINEZ, Ph.D.
Here in Georgia the lights went out on September 11 when Hurricane Irma came roaring through. Not only were they back-to-back storms (Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria, etc.), but in those same terrifying weeks, Mexico was hit with three mighty earthquakes. All too predictably, the hurricanes were blamed on global warming. But could they also blame the quakes on warming? They've tried. more...
ATLANTIS THE RELIGIOUS
Do We Know What the Natives Believed?
BY FRANK JOSEPH Atlantis Rising readers have learned much over the last twenty-three years about the geological fate and checkered history of the sunken civilization from which our magazine derives its name. But no less significant were less-appreciated religious convictions that, it is said, characterized the lost kingdom, because they not only survived its destruction but were carried by its survivors to the outside world, where they influenced the belief systems of post-deluge cultures, even to the present day. more...
EGYPTIAN MYSTERIES & TURIN'S GOLDEN RULE
The Ancient Geometers Were Far Ahead of Their Time, and of Ours
BY THOMAS DIETRICH
An obscure Egyptian artifact in the Egyptian museum of Turin Italy provides remarkable evidence that the builders of the Great Pyramid, whoever they were, possessed deep insight into the meaning of the Golden Rule. more...
BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON
RECLAIMING THE LOST SECRETS OF A GODDESS
In Atlantis Rising #124 (July/August, 2017), author Steven Sora made the point that the 'myth' of Hercules was probably based on some real person who made his heroic mark before the dawn of recorded history as we know it. Steve described a number of elements in the Hercules story that seem to imply it has a factual basis. Homer's tale of Ulysses, for example, has been connected to the 'twelve labors of Hercules.' Both stories feature special links to the stars, suggesting that, in some forgotten civilization from before the end of the Ice Age--Atlantis perhaps--both heroes might have been the same person. more...
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