METAL ASTEROID TO RECEIVE EARLY VISIT FROM NASA
Around 252 km in diameter, the metallic "M-class" asteroid 16 Psyche is the target of NASA's next mission to the asteroid belt. And the space agency now plans to visit it much sooner than originally planned.
AZTEC MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE DISCOVERED
In a natural pond near Iztaccihuatl Volcano in Mexico, archaeologists have located a stone shrine depicting the universe, as imagined by ancient Aztecs.
'SPOOKY ACTION AT A DISTANCE' BECOMING PRACTICAL
Scientists in Australia have demonstrated how to rigorously test if pairs of photonsparticles of lightdisplay 'entanglement' even under adverse conditions that mimic those outside the lab.
IS THE HUMAN MIND BOUND TO THE PHYSICAL WORLD?
Theoretical physicist Lucien Hardy wants to push the boundaries of quantum physics by performing a Bell test using humans as links.
CHINA PLANS TO EXPLORE THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
The feat was never attempted by the US or USSR mainly because of the communications difficulty, nevertheless, the Chinese attempt is planned for this coming June.
DNA REVEALS ANCIENT 'BERINGIANS'
A baby girl who lived and died in what is now Alaska at the end of the last ice age belonged to a previously unknown group of ancient Native Americans, according to DNA recovered from her bones.
MASSIVE VOLCANO LOST It produced the biggest eruption for 700 years but scientists still can't find the volcano responsible.
SCAN TECHNIQUE REVEALS SECRET WRITING IN MUMMY CASES Researchers in London have developed a scanning techniques that can show what is written on the papyrus that mummy cases are made from.
COULD 'ZOO HYPOTHESIS' EXPLAIN WHY ALIENS HAVE NOT ANNOUNCED THEMSELVES?
The human civilization could, it is argued, be living in a virtual "zoo" or a space wildlife sanctuary, where others populating the cosmos are forbidden to go. By staying clear of us, the advanced aliens would, presumably avoid interplanetary contamination.
WEIRD TUBE-LIKE STRUCTURES ON MARS SPOTTED BY CURIOSITY ROVER Photos of possible tiny fossils were taken in January 2018, utilizing an onboard focusing process, by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), located on the turret at the end of the rover's robotic arm.
JUPITER'S WEIRDEST MOON LOOKS BETTER THAN EVER FOR FINDING ALIENS
A new study published in the 'Journal of Geophysical Research' bolsters previous research suggesting the Jovian moon Europa has plate tectonics, which could lead to life in what might be a subsurface ocean on the moon 390 million miles from Earth.
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN GILDING TECHNIQUE MAY HELP DEVELOP BATTERIES OF THE FUTURE
The approach could make electric cars more efficient and cost-effective, helping accelerate movement away from fossil fuels.
THE MYSTERIOUS ORIGINS OF EUROPE'S OLDEST LANGUAGE
Euskara, spoken in the autonomous communities of Navarre in northern Spain and the Basque Country across northern Spain and south-western France, is a mystery: it has no known origin or relation to any other language, an anomaly that has stumped linguistic experts for ages.
An Astonishing New Discovery in the Great Pyramid Raises Troubling Questions for 'Egyptology' BY ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D.
During the first week of November 2017, an announcement made headlines around the world--a previously unknown major "void" (a hollow or chamber) had been discovered in the Great Pyramid on the Giza Plateau of Egypt. more...
PRE-COLUMBIAN ETs IN SOUTH AMERICA?
New Evidence and the Possibility of Intervention from Other Worlds
BY FRANK JOSEPH
Although accounts of human victims snatched by kidnappers from other worlds are dismissed as frauds or fantasies by most academics, at least one outstanding scholar among them had courage enough to go public with persuasive scientific evidence on behalf of the controversial phenomenon's authenticity. Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, John Edward Mack, M.D. (1929-2004), put his stellar professional reputation on the line as an American psychiatrist, parapsychologist, and professor at the Harvard Medical School's Cambridge Hospital with publication of his shocking 1994 book. more...
THE COSMIC ORIGINS OF LIFE
What Does Science Know for Sure?
BY CHANDRA WICKRAMASINGHE, Ph.D.
In all past ages people have suffered from wrong ideas about the nature of the world, often mistaking speculation for fact. The wrong ideas were often passionately defended, until eventually, with the arrival of new facts, they came to be overturned and replaced. more... ANCIENT MYSTERIES
THE TOWER OF BABEL QUESTION Is There More to the Confusion-of-Tongues Tale than Was Thought? BY STEVEN SORA
One of the earliest Bible stories is that of the Tower of Babel. In Genesis 11 we read, "And the earth was of one tongue, and of the same speech." The people of Babel decided to build a tower so high that they could reach heaven. God said in Genesis 11:7, "Let us go down and there confound their tongue." After which, "the language of the whole earth was confounded." more...THE UNEXPLAINED
RISING ABOVE MATERIALISM
Sizing Up Wikipedia's Put-Down of Levitation BY MICHAEL E. TYMN
According to Wikipedia. the free encyclopedia of the Internet, levitation is a process by which an object is held aloft, without mechanical support, in a stable position. more... ALTERNATIVE NEWS
COULD MINI-BLIMP EXPLORE GREAT PYRAMID'S HIDDEN CHAMBER?
In November 2017, physicists in Egypt announced that a new muon particle study had revealed a large, previously unknown, cavity located above the Grand Gallery of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Late word from Egypt is that plans are now afoot to fully investigate the space. One proposal, at least, sounds like science fiction. more...
TUNNEL COMPLEX LOCATED UNDER MEXICAN PYRAMID Beneath the temple of Kukulkan in Mexico's Chichen Itza, an elaborate, once secret, web of underground passageways has been discovered. Archaeologists are now using a form of radar (Lidar) to map the many tunnels and structures beneath. more...
STRANGE INTERSTELLAR OBJECT INTELLIGENTLY DESIGNED? Has our solar system just been visited by an intruder carrying greetings from ancient life on some alien world lightyears away? That is a question that interests, not only UFO researchers, but many mainstream scientists, as well. In late November, 2017, a mysterious interstellar object named 'Oumuamua' (Hawaiian for "messenger") suddenly appeared on a path bending sharply around our sun. more...
SECRET PENTAGON AGENCY INVESTIGATED UFOs To the shock of many in the mainstream press, it turns out the Pentagon has an interest in the UFO phenomenon, after all. No less an authority than the 'New York Times' reported in December, 2017, that until at least 2012, the U.S. Defense Department maintained, with a budget of $22 million, a classified department to investigate UFOs. more...
FORGOTTEN ANCIENT SECRETS OF MEMORY The vast Hebrew Torah that, according to conventional scholarship, comes down to us as the first five books of the Bible, was passed down orally from generation to generation, long before it was written down in the sixth century BC. Similar claims can be made for many ancient scriptures including those of Indian religions, such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. more...
LOST CIVILIZATION–ADVANCED AND OTHERWISE–ABOVE THE ARCTIC CIRCLE
According to a December, 2017, report from National Public Radio (NPR), an archaeological dig at Alaska's Bering Land Bridge National Preserve can tell us a lot about living with climate change. more...
ANCIENT INDIAN LAND BRIDGE MAN-MADE?
An 18-mile land bridge connecting India with Sri Lanka is made of rocks 7,000 years older than the sandbar on which they rest. That is the startling finding by a group of American archaeologists. If true, it corroborates ancient accounts from Vedic scripture that 'Ram Setu,' as the bridge is called, was artificially made by the 'mythical' Indian ruler Rama. So says the 'Ramayana.' more...
PAPER: MARS 3-SIDED PYRAMID LIKELY ARTIFICIAL
For those who argue that ancient Mars was host to an advanced civilization, comes new support. A just published, scientific paper argues that a unique, 3-sided pyramid in the Candor Chasma region was the result of artificial design and construction. 'The Journal for Space Exploration' published the report in an October, 2017, issue.
ILLUMINATED PLANTS TO LIGHT NIGHT Could cities of the future be lighted by glowing plants? Professor Michael Strano, and his team of chemical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) think so, and they have developed plants that might do the job. more...
THE ANCIENT WHEEL-RUT ENIGMA
Hard Evidence for Advanced Prehistoric Machinery?
BY DAVID H. CHILDRESS Back in 1995 I visited the island of Malta. I was interested in the very old megalithic monuments (once considered to be the oldest man-made stone structures in the world, going back over 7,000 years) as well as the cart ruts. Malta has a number of ancient monuments like Hagar Qim that draw tourists from around the world. Tourists in Malta will also often visit the cart ruts. more...
LONG-LOST WORLDS BENEATH OUR FEET
Uncovering the Secrets of Hidden Realms
BY WILLIAM B. STOECKER
For ages people have populated the blank spaces on the map with strange creatures and stranger people, imagining lost cities and fabulous beasts. As the world was largely explored, people continued to imagine strange realms underground or beneath the sea. Now our imaginings have largely been moved off planet, yet much of the sea is still unexplored, and we know very little about the underground. And, indeed, it still may hold some surprises for us more...
TEMPLES OF THE STONE AGE
Ancient Shamans Knew Much More than How to Decorate a Cave
BY JOSEPH R. JOCHMANS, Lit.D.
The distant period from 23,000 to 12,000 years ago, during what is today called the Paleolithic Era, saw the development of modern humanity's immediate ancestors, the Cro-Magnons, into a sophisticated prehistoric culture. This was also the Age of the Cavern Temple, epitomized in the magnificent wall paintings represented by the cave art found at such famous sites as Altimira and Lascaux in western Europe. more...
THE BIRD KING
Akhenaten's Odd Appearance May Have a Surprising Explanation
BY JONATHON PERRIN
Akhenaten is remembered today as Egypt's "heretic Pharaoh." He lived from 1373-1337 BCE and was probably the uncle of Tutankhamun (aka, King Tut). During his reign, he completely changed most aspects of Egyptian religion, abandoning traditional polytheism and introducing the world's first monotheism. He moved his entire court to the empty desert where his workmen created a new city (which today we call 'Amarna') from scratch. Akhenaten also introduced a new art style which completely upset the traditional artistic conventions that his ancestors had established. more...
THE SOUND OF HEALING
What Can Modern Science Do for Ancient Medicine?
BY JEANE MANNING
Ancient knowledge of the healing power of sound is being enhanced by modern research--around the world. more...
UNTANGLING THE THREADS OF HUMAN ANCESTRY
BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON
In its present state of deep amnesia, the human race must struggle to answer such basic questions as: Who are we? more...
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