The Azores archipelago is about 1,000 miles off the coast of Europe, about a third of the way to North America across the Atlantic. The islands belong...
Meditators Focus Good Thoughts on People, Effects Studied
People who talked of a thoughts as influencing a person’s health were once ridiculed. But the placebo effect helped change that. Now it’s commonly accepted that... Read more
Near-Death Experience Brings Peace to Vietnam Soldier (Video)
Bill Vandenbush joined the U.S. Army in 1968. When he got to Vietnam, the war zone wasn’t what he expected. “It was much more frightening... Read more
Advanced Hydraulic Engineering Made Desertified Peruvian Valleys Livable 1,500 Years Ago
Aqueducts and man-made wells built about 1,500 years ago in Peru by the Nazca people are still in use today and supplying water for daily... Read more
Mayan Calendar Similar to Ancient Chinese: Early Contact?
Ancient Mayan and Chinese calendar systems share so many similarities, it is unlikely they developed independently, according to the late David H. Kelley, whose paper... Read more
When Coincidences Signal It’s ‘Meant to Be’—but It’s Not
For many people coincidences are all good: if you wait long enough, you can probably find a positive outcome. Here we look at coincidences that from... Read more
SETI Investigates Unusual Radio Signal From Space
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) institute announced Monday that it considers a radio signal detected by Russian astronomers a potential sign of intelligent inhabitants... Read more
Is Anything Truly Random or Is There an Underlying Order to Everything?
The Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) wrote in “Ethics I”: “Nothing in Nature is random. … A thing appears random only through the incompleteness of our... Read more
Potentially Habitable Planet Found Only 4 Light Years Away
A planet has been found in the habitable zone of the closest star to Earth aside from our sun. Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf... Read more
It Is Good to Stand Up for Your Beliefs Against Opposition: Study
A new study from the University of Buffalo shows that it’s an overall positive psychological experience to stand up for your core values in the face... Read more
Serendipity: A Store, a Movie, and a Coincidence
The word “serendipity” has many pop-culture references, but many people don’t know its original meaning or realize its usefulness. When customers walk into Serendipity, a... Read more
New Mystery Unfolds Around Purported ‘Alien Megastructure’ Orbiting Star
The Kepler Space Telescope looks for changes in the light emitted by some 150,000 stars. The idea is to detect shadows cast by orbiting objects... Read more
Corpse Flowers Strangely Bloom at Same Time: Coincidence or Omen?
The Amorphophallus titanumin, also known as Titan arums, is commonly called the “corpse flower,” because of the wretched smell it emits when it blooms. Its flower can stand... Read more
To Seize Benefits of Coincidence, Sometimes You Must Act Quickly
An opportunity suddenly appears within a narrow time window. Will you act? In a busy airport, a man saw a woman who immediately struck him... Read more
Mental Clarity During Near-Death Experiences Suggests Mind Exists Apart From Brain: Study
If the mind is just a function of the brain, it stands to reason that the worse the brain is injured, the worse the mind... Read more
Interview With Alan Gauld, a Prominent Scholar of the Paranormal
Dr. Alan Gauld, a retired Harvard-educated psychology professor at the University of Nottingham, is well known in parapsychology for his discussions of various topics, among... Read more
In Near-Death Experiences, Blind People See for First Time
People who were blind from birth have had brushes with death in which they felt themselves leave their bodies and experience vision for the first... Read more