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Mysterious Stones in Ica, Peru, Evidence of Advanced Prehistoric Civilization?

A few of thousands of mysterious so-called "Ica Stones" in Ica, Peru. (Brattarb/CC BY-SA)
A few of thousands of mysterious so-called "Ica Stones" in Ica, Peru. (Brattarb/CC BY-SA)

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    Is Death Reversible?

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    What Makes Us Conscious?

    Do you think that the machine you are reading this story on, right now, has a feeling of “what it is like” to be in... Read more

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    Couvade: When Men Feel Pregnant

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    40 Years of Research on Human Intuition

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    Studies Explore Life After Death

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Dr. Beitman, who developed Coincidence Studies, said “If people learn to become more sensitive to coincidences in movies, then they can learn to become... Read more

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