On Feb. 9, 1855, in the county of Devon, England, residents were mystified when they awoke to find strange tracks in the snow—tracks unlike any...
Why the Most Advanced Computer Is Still No Match for the Human Brain
It is a humbling thing in this era of advanced science to realize that the human brain remains an enigma. Furthermore, as we spend millions... Read more
A Step Closer to the Mysterious Origin of the Viking Sword Ulfberht
Ulfberht was like a Medieval luxury brand for swords—but unlike your Gucci purse, the swords were of such high quality they were almost … mystical... Read more
The Legend of the Stone Circle ‘Long Meg and Her Daughters’
Despite their pervasiveness throughout the world, with thousands scattered across Britain and Europe alone, stone circles never cease to arouse awe and intrigue in those... Read more
Han Purple: A 2,800-Year-Old Artificial Pigment That Quantum Physicists Are Trying to Understand
Han purple is an artificial pigment created by the Chinese over 2,500 years ago, which was used in wall paintings and to decorate the famous... Read more
Can People Who ‘Remember’ Past-Lives in Ancient Egypt Help Archaeologists?
We’ve heard of psychics helping police solve crimes, but what about those who say they can remember their ancient past lives—could they help archaeologists solve... Read more
Ancient Magic: The Illusions Created in Temples by Amazing Inventions
Imagine you’re in an ancient temple, dimly lit by rays of sunlight peaking in. A worshipper lights a fire on the altar, and steps back... Read more
The Green Children of Woolpit: 12th Century Legend of Visitors From Another World
The Children of Woolpit is an account dating back to the 12th century, which tells of two children that appeared on the edge of a... Read more
The Monster of Bedburg: A Werewolf?
In 1589, in a small town in Germany not too far from Cologne terrible things were happening. It started with cattle mutilations, and the locals... Read more
Is Stephen Hawking Right? Could AI Lead to the End of Humankind?
The famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has revived the debate on whether our search for improved artificial intelligence will one day lead to thinking machines that will... Read more
Did the Ancient Chinese Make Contact With Native Americans?
It is commonly held that Native Americans are descended from people who traveled across the what is known today as the Bering Strait, between Siberia and Alaska, some... Read more
Blackholes Align in ‘Spooky’ Way, Showing Great Order of Universe
When astronomers look at the universe on a grand scale—when they step back to view the arrangement of galaxies on a scale of billions of... Read more
How Much of Scientific Discovery Is Dumb Luck? Coincidence? Intuition?
Many scientific advancements throughout history have had very clever scientists and a lot of hard work behind them. Many have also seemingly had a good... Read more
Psychologist Says Children With Past-Life Memories Exhibit PTSD Symptoms
Children who report memories of violent deaths in past lives may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to psychologist Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson, professor emeritus at... Read more
Are Children With Reincarnation Memories Just Making It Up?
Multiple researchers have thoroughly investigated cases of children who report past-life memories. In many cases, the details given by a child have been verified to... Read more
The Truth About Secret Societies
Throughout history, groups of men have gathered to steer larger political, economic, and social events in their favor, be it emperors, kings, queens, their advisers... Read more
Wizards: Did They Exist?
Myths and folklore from all over the world inform us of people with supernatural abilities who walked among us. Whether their abilities are attributed to... Read more