NASA HAS A $3.5BN PLAN TO SAVE PLANET FROM YELLOWSTONE SUPERVOLCANO
Scientists at NASA have developed a hugely ambitious strategy to counter the looming threat of an apocalyptic supereruption from the Yellowstone Caldera and make cheap electricity in the process.
EARLY HUMANS MAY HAVE LIVED THROUGH A SUPERVOLCANO ERUPTION
The last super volcano blew just 71,000 years ago, when Toba, located on the island of Sumatra, blew up. The caldera of Toba, a hole visible even from space, formed when the volcano collapsed during the eruption.
UNEXPLAINED STONE STRUCTURES FOUND OFF AUSTRALIA'S COAST
Archeologists with the University of Western Australia have discovered a mysterious set of stone structures not far from the Dampier Archipelago in northwestern Australia. If current theories about the structures are confirmed, they could potentially rewrite much of Western Australia's early history, not to mention human history.
QUANTUM INFORMATION TRANSCENDS LIFE AND DEATH
While the debate rages about what exactly consciousness is, the University of Arizona's Stuart Hameroff and British physicist Sir Roger Penrose conclude that it is information stored at a quantum level and have found evidence that "protein-based microtubules--a structural component of human cells--carry quantum information-- information stored at a sub-atomic level."
DISTANT GALAXY SENDS OUT 15 HIGH-ENERGY RADIO BURSTS
Breakthrough Listen, an initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe, has detected 15 brief but powerful radio pulses emanating from a mysterious and repeating source – FRB 121102 – far across the universe.
CROP CIRCLE FILMED BEING FORMED IN SECONDS BY MYSTERY BALLS OF LIGHT
Video footage showing a crop circle forming within seconds as mysterious balls of light swirl above a Wiltshire field has many people convinced the phenomenon is not a hoax after all.
SCIENTISTS DISCOVER 'FORCE-FIELD' AROUND HUMAN BODY Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden have used a very well known experiment, called "the rubber hand illusion," to demonstrate that humans can sense what feels like a "force field" between the brush and the rubber hand.
BABYLONIAN TABLET SHOWS GREEKS DID NOT DEVELOP TRIGONOMETRY A 3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were using a sophisticated method of mathematics which could change how we calculate today.
SECRETS OF SUNKEN PIRATE CITY UNCOVERED
Underwater archaeologists using a new state-of-the-art technology are mapping out the submerged portion of the 17th-century town of Port Royal in Jamaica.
HOMO NALEDI MORE HUMAN THAN EXPECTED The newest member of the human family discovered so far has a mixture of archaic and more derived traits. New research has found that there are even more modern-like traits than we thought.
STRANGE SIBERIAN MUMMIES FOUND BOUND IN COPPER
The Siberian Times has reported the discovery of a set of strange mummies which display all of the hallmarks of an unknown ancient culture.
HIDDEN RIVER ONCE FLOWED BENEATH ANTARCTIC ICE
Antarctic researchers from Rice University have discovered one of nature's supreme ironies: On Earth's driest, coldest continent, where surface water rarely exists, flowing liquid water below the ice appears to play a pivotal role in determining the fate of Antarctic ice streams.
MACHINE LEARNING CAN PREDICT SIMULATED EARTHQUAKES BY LISTENING TO FAULT LINES
In lab tests involving simulated tabletop earthquakes, researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico demonstrated that machine-learning technology can play a role in predicting major tremors by analyzing acoustic signals to find failing fault lines. NANOPARTICLES LOADED WITH COMPONENT OF COMMON SPICE KILL CANCER CELLS
The study, conducted in partnership by researchers at Nemours Children's Hospital and the University of Central Florida, demonstrates a potentially novel treatment for neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in infants. THE HIDDEN PRE-FLOOD IDENTITY OF THE WOMAN GLORIFIED AS ATHENA
The Greek gods look and act exactly like real people because they were real people. In Plato's Dialogue, Euthydemus (at 302d), Sokrates referred to Zeus, Apollo, and Athena as his "lords and ancestors."
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
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 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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