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Most recent Beyond Science blogs and columns

  • Loch Ness Monster?

    ‘Loch Ness Monster’ Caught on Apple Maps?

    A group of Loch Ness Monster enthusiasts say they’ve sighted the legendary Scottish beast via satellite images on Apple Maps. The creature, which purportedly is... Read more

  • Four-toed 210 million year-old reptile tracks discovered on a hill in China’s Sichuan Province baffles scientists.

    Fossil Researcher Baffled by Prehistoric Footprints

    A fossil researcher says he knew the identity and location of almost all the dinosaur tracks in China, until he studied new prehistoric footprints in... Read more

  • Big Bang

    Big Bang a Big Question for Most Americans: Poll

    WASHINGTON—Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own... Read more

  • The corpse of a man whose identity is unknown and whose death is a great mystery and the two puzzling clues he left behind. (Wikimedia Commons)

    6 Fascinating Unsolved Mysteries Involving Cryptic Messages

    6. Wow! Signal Wikimedia Commons On Aug. 15, 1977, a 72-second radio signal from space stirred up the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Astronomer Jerry... Read more

  • Georgia Guidestones

    Slabs of Granite in Rural America Give 10 New Commandments

    Six slabs of granite stand tall in the rural south, inscribed with four ancient languages: Babylonian cuneiform, classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphics. The slabs... Read more

  • Wikipedia Science

    Can You Trust What Wikipedia Tells You About Science?

    Wikipedia is not considered an authoritative source in academia or in journalism, but it’s often the go-to source for the general public. Who’s behind the... Read more

  • Streetlights

    Bizarre Phenomenon: People Seem to Turn Off Streetlights With Their Bodies

    People all over the world have noticed that streetlights turn off when they get near them and turn back on when they’ve passed. A 53-year-old... Read more

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    Mythical Creatures: Mermaids and Controversial Theories

    Mermaid mockumentaries have capitalized on people’s innocent curiosity, influencing America’s cultural subconscious; however, there are historical, mythical, and perhaps even scientific components to the topic... Read more

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    Could Earth Be Flung From Solar System, Explode?

    Though we may think of the planets in our solar system as stable and fixed in their current orbits, this may not have always been... Read more

  • Many cultures throughout history have oriented their temples, graves, and prayer rituals toward the East. (Shutterstock*)

    Why Do Graves Face the East?

    Throughout history, across many different cultures, people have expected salvation from the East. Not only have graves often been oriented toward the East, temples and... Read more

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    Is Science a Belief System?

    Dr. Rupert Sheldrake has been labeled a heretic scientist. He has all the right credentials in the scientific community, including a Ph.D. in biochemistry from... Read more

  • Left: Dr. Bernard Beitman, a founding father of Coincidence Studies. (Courtesy of Dr. Bernard Beitman) Right: (XiXinXing/Thinkstock Photos)

    Frontier Science: Dr. Bernard Beitman on Coincidence Studies

    Understanding coincidences can be useful for personal growth. Coincidences may help you find your soulmate, a job opportunity, or even a lost dog. Tapping into... Read more

  • Major Ed Dames (Screenshot/YouTube)

    Major Dames Teaches Remote Viewing as Developed by US Intelligence (Videos)

    Major Ed Dames is one of very few people with specialized knowledge of remote viewing as developed by U.S. intelligence. Remote viewing operations are now... Read more

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    Weird Science: Into the Synapses of Mind Control

     The U.S. government has a strange and dark secret that was once hidden away—mind control experiments conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) beginning in... Read more

  • Rossendale Fairies

    Could Fairies Be Real? Alleged Real-Life Fairy Photos, Fairy Sightings

    John Hyatt, a university lecturer in the U.K., gained much attention last week with his photos of what he said are probably fairies in Rossendale... Read more

  • Time

    What Is Time? What Would the World Be Like Without It?

    You can turn an egg into an omelet, but you can’t turn an omelet into an egg. Take a moment to ponder the implications of... Read more

  • Nightmare

    Can Nightmares Cause Death? Spirit Possession? Mental Illness?

    A lot of the research on nightmares suggests these events test the strength of one’s mind. If the mind is not strong, nightmares can take... Read more

  • Dorchester Pot

    Out of Place in Time: 500-Million-Year-Old Vessel?

    Oopart (out of place artifact) is a term applied to dozens of prehistoric objects found in various places around the world that seem to show... Read more

  • Image taken by the Curiosity Mars rover. (NASA)

    NASA Photo: Artificial Light on Mars? Alien Beacon? (Photos)

    The Curiosity rover scanning the surface of Mars took a photo of what looks like an artificial light flaring up. The rover was investigating The... Read more

  • Valiant Thor

    Space Alien Worked for US Government? Look Back at Curious Story of Phil Schneider

    Some call him a UFO whistleblower; others scorn him. Whichever the case, Phil Schneider aroused controversy with his claims about aliens, in particular with what... Read more

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