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Major Shift in Science Underway, Intuition Could Play Big Role: Expert Discusses

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Intuition is something fuzzy and abstract, right? Science should be clear, solid, and tangible … right? These two seemingly inimical “ways of knowing” could, nonetheless,...

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    Timeless Mystery: How Could a Swiss Ring-Watch End up in a Sealed Ming Dynasty Tomb?

    A mystery surrounds the curious excavation of a strange artifact and those who recovered it from the depths of an ancient tomb in China. When... Read more

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    Quantum Physics Explains Coincidences?

    When surprising coincidences occur, it seems we are connected to the world around us in a mysterious way. For example, you are thinking about a... Read more

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    It’s Made From People! The Various Ways We Make Products out of Humans

    Cannibalism isn’t what it used to be. When speaking of consuming humans, many people imagine Hollywood-film-hordes, hungry head hunters stoking the fire under a simmering... Read more

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    Chinese Sword Found in Georgia Suggests Pre-Columbian Chinese Travel to North America

    In July 2014, an avocational surface collector chanced across a partially exposed Chinese votive sword behind roots in an eroded bank of a small stream... Read more

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    2 Paranormal Cases That Convinced Prominent Skeptics

    Major reports of paranormal phenomena always stir up debate between those who believe the reports may be genuine and those who try to debunk them. On... Read more

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    How the Human Body Is Affected by the Cosmic Environment

    There’s a lot of talk in alternative healing circles about aligning the body’s energy with cosmic healing frequencies. Whether methods currently promoted to this end... Read more

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    What Is a Fetus Doing Inside the Coffin of a 17th Century Mummified Bishop? (+Video)

    Researchers at Lund University hospital were in for a surprise when they conducted a CT scan of a mummified Scandinavian bishop, and spotted the remains... Read more

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    Quantum Engineer Talks Untapped Potential of Human Mind, Major Problems in Science Today

    Dr. Garret Moddel teaches a course at the University of Colorado that explores psychic phenomena, such as remote viewing. Preliminary studies in his classroom have even seemed... Read more

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    History’s Most Outstanding Case of Levitation, Witnessed by Multitudes: Expert Discusses

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Most scholars avoid delving into historical records of levitation and other forms of psychokinesis. Dr. Michael Grosso, however, has deliberately delved in. The implications concerning... Read more

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    Ancient Greeks Apparently Feared Zombies so Much They Weighed Down the Dead

    It isn’t only modern society that has become fascinated by the undead. Ancient Greeks on the island of Sicily had a fear of revenants so... Read more

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    Are Ghosts Just Bad Air?

    The decrepit house, the dank, abandoned orphanage—the sites that inspire fear and ghost stories could also be hotbeds of toxic mold. An associate professor of... Read more

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    Do Rats Dream of the Future?

    Rodents, one might guess, live in the present—seeking out the best rewards they can scurry to. Indeed, the Scottish poet, Robert Burns, encapsulated this in... Read more

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    Obama’s Clock Stopped When He Heard Senate ACA Decision—Strange, Meaningful Coincidence?

    Official White House photographer Pete Souza captured the moment frame-by-frame as President Barack Obama heard Thursday last week that Senate had made the decision to uphold a critical... Read more

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    4 Common Misconceptions About Quantum Physics

    Quantum physics is so fascinating that it appeals to a broader lay audience than a lot of other topics in science. It’s also so difficult... Read more

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    An Ancient Mystery: Searching for the Lost Tomb of Antony and Cleopatra

    Mark Antony and Cleopatra are among the most famous pairs of lovers from the ancient world.  Following their defeat at the Battle of Actium in... Read more

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    Coincidence Studies Gains a Foothold in Academia

    Dr. Bernard Beitman will be teaching a course in Coincidence Studies at the University of Virginia this fall. It is the first course of its... Read more

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