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IS ANTARCTICA GAINING OR LOSING ICE?
For years, scientists have debated whether heavy inland snowfall on the vast East Antarctic Ice Sheet--Earth's largest--balances out the rapid melting in West Antarctica. Given enough snowfall, the continent might not yet be contributing to a sea level rise.

AMAZON RAIN FOREST MAY HAVE ONCE BEEN A GIANT LAKE
Evidence from sediment cores suggests this rich ecosystem was flooded at least twice in the past.

WOW! SIGNAL EXPLAINED AFTER 40 YEARS?
New evidence suggests the well-known Wow! signal from 1977--long thought by some to be a sign of extraterrestrial life--was in fact generated by a passing comet. Were ETs on the comet? No one is saying.

ODD PROPERTIES OF WATER AND ICE EXPLAINED
Scientists have discovered two phases of liquid water with large differences in structure and density. The results are based on experimental studies using X-rays.


FIRST SPACE-BASED 'NATION' TO STORE DATA OFF-PLANET

Self-proclaimed 'space nation' Asgardia will launch a satellite later this year to test the concept of long-term data storage in orbit around the Earth. This potentially opens the door to off-planet data and tax havens, according to filings obtained by Motherboard, and represents an important step towards the group's proclaimed goal of starting a private nation in space.


TOYS AND CIVILIZATION
The most important [ancient Indus] crafts were in the production of jewelry, statuettes, figurines and children's toys, some of which were mechanical in function. This last category of goods is perhaps the most reliable evidence of the sophistication of this society says expert.

EIGHTH NATURAL WONDER OF THE WORLD IS 'REDISCOVERED' IN NEW ZEALAND
Scientists claim they have found the Pink and White terraces destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1886.

STONEHENGE ON MARS?
An ancient stone circle has been discovered on the Red Planet. UFO hunters are claiming to have made the most significant discovery yet on Mars after finding a "version of Stonehenge" on the Red Planet.

RECYCLING USED ROCKETS INTO DEEP-SPACE HABITATS
As NASA is looking for new types of space habitats that astronauts can live in far from Earth. One company, Nanoracks, has a bold plan to recycle space hardware to create living quarters.
 

ASTROPHYSICIST: ETS MAY HAVE ALREADY LIVED AND DIED IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
Pennsylvania State University astrophysicist Jason T. Wright suggests that ancient aliens may have lived on nearby planets hundreds of millions of years ago, before vanishing without a trace.

PLANET 10 MAY LURK IN OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM
New research on the orbits of minor planets to be published in the Astronomical Journal (arXiv.org preprint). This planet would be different from--and much closer than--the hypothetical Planet


MUTATION LINKED TO LONGER LIFE SPAN IN MEN
A deletion in a growth hormone receptor gene is tied to an average of 10 extra years of life among men, but not women, according to a studyarch for new antibiotics.

FRACTAL PLANTING PATTERNS YIELD OPTIMAL HARVESTS WITHOUT CENTRAL PLANNING
Bali's famous rice terraces, when seen from above, look like colorful mosaics because some farmers plant synchronously, while others plant at different times. The resulting fractal patterns are rare for man-made systems and lead to optimal harvests without global planning.


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THE UNEXPLAINED

LIVING FOR CENTURIES?
Should Ancient Tales of Extreme Longevity Be Taken Seriously?
BY WILLIAM B. STOECKER

One of the oddest claims made in the Old Testament concerns the age of the patriarchs, the Biblical figures who lived before the Flood and, for awhile, those who lived after it. Ten are listed before the Flood, including Adam, who supposedly lived to the age of 930. His son Seth reached the age of 912, Enosh 905, Cainan 910, Mahalel 899, Jarod 962, and Enoch was said to have been taken alive to Heaven at the age of 365. Methusaleh set the record at 969, followed by Lamech who lived until the age of 770, and Noah to 950.    more...

ARCHAEOLOGY

THE SPHINX BREAKS ITS SILENCE
Hieorglyphs Say She Was the Lioness Mehit Who Guarded an Ancient Archive
BY ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D.
Over a quarter-century ago John Anthony West and I first formally announced our findings that the Great Sphinx of Egypt has its origins well prior to dynastic times. This was done in the context of a presentation at the October 1991 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (which was only allowed after our formal abstract was submitted for peer review and accepted).    more...

ALTERNATIVE SCIENCE

THE TRIALS OF THE SHROUD
Science vs. Faith--Why the Jury Is Still Out
BY MICHAEL E. TYMN

On August 26, 1988, The "London Evening Standard" carried banner headlines declaring the Shroud of Turin a fake. Radiocarbon testing at Oxford and two other laboratories dated it to the fourteenth century, and a leak from the Oxford lab resulted in a premature release of the news. As the story was picked up by media around the world, it was undoubtedly disheartening, if not shattering, to millions of Christians who had come to believe that the shroud was the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth, and the empty tomb served as proof that he had in fact risen from the dead.    more...

ALTERNATIVE ARCHAEOLOGY

ANCIENT HIGH TECHNOLOGY
Debunking the Myth of 'Primitive' Ancestors BY FRANK JOSEPH
In its September issue, "Atlantis Rising's" (#125) reported on a piece of "40K-Year-Old Jewelry" (pg. 14) newly discovered in eastern Russia. An artificial hole in the Siberian chlorite bracelet "required a high-speed drill" to create, using "a tool 30,000 years ahead of its time." Such a find contradicts mainstream archaeological opinion denying ancient man anything but the most rudimentary material culture. But the ice age bangle is only one among many recent examples of surprisingly sophisticated technology centuries, even millennia, before the advent of our so-called "Modern Age."    more...

LOST HISTORY

THE BIRTH OF A TEMPLAR NATION
How the Knights Templar Created Europe's
First Nation-State and a Refuge for the Grail
BY FREDDY SILVA
On Easter Sunday 1118 Baudoin de Bourcq was chosen as the new king of Jerusalem. Barely had he gotten used to his newly appointed seat when he received a visit from Hugues de Payen and Godefroi de Saint-Omer, as though the two intrepid knights were presenting credentials.    more...

ALTERNATIVE NEWS

NEANDERTHAL MULTIPLICATION
Just a few years ago we were taught that Neanderthals were just shambling brutes, with little intelligence, and who, were no match for their more advanced cousins, our modern human ancestors. In recent years, though, we have been told to forget all that. Neanderthals have turned out to be as smart, if not more so, as humans, with many of the same abilities, and then some--albeit thousands of years earlier.    more...


AMERICA'S CHEROKEE ROOTS
The ancient ancestry of America's Cherokee Indians is getting increased scrutiny. Currently, several DNA firms market tests that can be ordered online to determine whether or not one has Cherokee in the family tree. Some of the data derived, it is said, suggests that Cherokees originated in the Middle East or North Africa.    more...


RETURN TO THE 'HALL OF RECORDS'?
Back in the 1990s sensational discoveries on the Giza plateau near Cairo, Egypt, led millions to wonder if forgotten ancient forebears--maybe even Atlanteans--had, perhaps, left behind a 'hall of records,' which might soon be discovered. Now, a new academic paper by frequent Atlantis Rising contributors Dr. Robert Schoch and Robert Bauval, joined by independent researcher Manu Seyfzadeh, is revisiting the ancient quest for such a lost cache, or 'hall' of records, in Egypt.   more...



NEW SCIENTIFIC SCRUTINY FOR ANCIENT 'GIANTS'
While most ancient Egyptians were, by modern standards, quite small, there was at least one notable exception. The pharaoh Sa-Nakht of the Third Dynasty, around 2700 BC, a towering 6 foot, 1.6 inches, would have been the nearest thing most ancient Egyptians ever saw to a giant. Or was it?   more...


NANO HEALING
For alternative health practitioners, the possibilities of using exotic electricity for therapy have been offered to a few for over a century. Some, like Raymond Rife, Wilhelm Reich, and John Worrell Keely, paid with jail time and economic hardship, for their pioneering, if sometimes bizarre, work--their ideas ridiculed as mad science, akin to those in the story of Frankenstein. Now, however, it looks like mainstream science may have begun to come around, with some weird, but electrifying, discoveries of its own.    more...


FROM COSTA RICA TO BOSNIA, STONE SPHERES YET UNEXPLAINED
Another massive, near-perfect, stone sphere has been unearthed in Costa Rica. Weighing as much as 25 tons, some as large as six feet in diameter, about 300 such spheres have turned up so far; but, as yet, no one has provided a satisfactory explanation for their purpose or method of construction. Similar balls have been found recently in Bosnia. Archaeologist Sam Osmanagich says most of them are in the vicinity of Zavidovici. The largest weighs close to 30 tons.    more...


CAREERS BECKON FOR ASPIRING PLANETARY PROTECTORS
Fans of "Guardians-of-the-Galaxy" movies, and other such entertainment fare, may wonder why Earth offers so few career opportunities with anything like the excitement they demand. But, we can report, a new day may be dawning for ambitious would-be protectors of Earth and its denizens. More ...



IAPETUS FINGERED AS 'DEATH STAR'?
Anyone viewing the Cassini spacecraft flyby image of Saturn's moon, Iapetus, may find it difficult not to notice its resemblance to the notorious "Death Star" of Star Wars. According to space researcher Richard Hoagland (author of "The Monuments of Mars"), there may be even more reason to see a connection.    more...



IS THE UNIVERSE CONSCIOUS?
For modern materialist scientists, the world must seem a scary place. While many dispute the very existence of consciousness, they now find themselves facing growing opposition from within their own ranks.    more...

ANCIENT MYSTERIES
VINDICATION FOR EASTER ISLAND PEOPLE
There Was No 'Ecocide' Here, but its History Still Baffles the Experts
BY MARTIN RUGGLES
For a while now, the politically correct rap on ancient Easter Island has been that its people committed environmental suicide. But in July 2017, a new paper published in The American Journal of Physical Anthropology virtually debunked what has become one of popular 'science's' more cherished memes--the notion that, in an act of 'ecocide,' the islanders recklessly trashed their own habitat.    more...

THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST
MOROCCO HOMO SAPIENS--A SMALL STEP FORWARD?
BY MICHAEL CREMO

When my book, "Forbidden Archeology," was published in 1993, the oldest bones of anatomically modern Homo sapiens (accepted by mainstream science) were from the Border Cave site in South Africa and were about 100,000 years old. So in my writings and lectures about my work, I would say I am demonstrating there is anomalous archaeological evidence showing that humans like us existed before 100,000 years ago.    more...

PUBLISHER’S LETTER
BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON
EYE-OPENING ANCIENT WISDOM

One of our faithful readers, a frequent letter writer, wants to know if we "believe that the Bible has truths that answer many of the questions to [Atlantis Rising]." He thinks we should devote more space to "Christian answers." Even though we talk in these pages a lot about subjects with religious implications, this is not a religious publication; and we try to stay out of matters that we consider mostly personal. In this case, though, we will comment.    more...



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