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Beyond Science

Russian Scientists Make Progress on Secret of Eternal Life

Right: Dr. Anatoli Brouchkov on Mamontova Gora. Left: Bacillus F, bacteria that could be key to an "elixir of life." (Courtesy of Anatoli Brouchkov)
Right: Dr. Anatoli Brouchkov on Mamontova Gora. Left: Bacillus F, bacteria that could be key to an "elixir of life." (Courtesy of Anatoli Brouchkov)

From The Siberian Times: Scientists have decoded the DNA of a bacteria found thriving in ancient permafrost, and are now seeking to understand the genes...

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    Coincidences More Frequent for People Who’ve Had Near-Death Experiences: Study

    The tendency to notice coincidences in one’s life, and to attribute meaning to those coincidences, is stronger in some people than in others. There are... Read more

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    Synchronicity as a Divine Experience

    Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner (to the observer). To count... Read more

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    From Flying Stones to a Divine Motorcycle: 4 of India’s Strangest Phenomena

    4. Jodhpur Boom: Unexplained Sounds in India and Across US What was described as a “sonic boom” shook Jodhpur, northwest India, on Monday Dec. 17,... Read more

  • The Antikythera Mechanism is a 2000-year-old mechanical device used to calculate the positions of the sun, moon, planets, and even the dates of the ancient Olympic Games. (Wikimedia Commons)

    17 Out-of-Place Artifacts Said to Suggest High-Tech Prehistoric Civilizations Existed

    According to the conventional view of history, humans have only walked the Earth in our present form for some 200,000 years. Advanced civilizations appeared several... Read more

  • Pam Smart and her dog, Jaytee, shown in a video posted by Dr. Rupert Sheldrake on YouTube on June 14, 2015. (Screenshot/Rupert Sheldrake/YouTube)

    Scientists Investigate If Pets Telepathically Sense When Owners Are Returning Home (+Video)

    British psychologist Dr. Richard Wiseman is often consulted by media outlets as a skeptic of parapsychological claims. For almost 20 years, controversy has surrounded his much-publicized... Read more

  • A worker walks through one of the recently discovered ancient tunnels underneath the city of Puebla, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Joel Merino)

    Urban Myth Confirmed True as Archaeologists Discover Hidden Tunnels in Mexico

    Talk of a maze of underground tunnels beneath the Colonial city of Puebla in Mexico has long been disregarded as mere urban legend. However, city... Read more

  • Right: A communication device created more than 1,000 years ago by the Chimu people of Peru (Travis Rathbone/Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian) Background: Chan Chan, Peru (David Holt/CC BY-SA)

    1,200-Year-Old Telephone, Amazing Invention of the Ancient Chimu Civilization

    The Peruvian telephone thought to have been made 1,200 to 1,400 years ago, a marvel of ancient invention, surprises almost all who hear about it. Found... Read more

  • Eddie Lenihan, one of the few practicing seanchaithe, warns about disturbing the ancient dwellings of Ireland. (Chris Sloan/CC BY-SA)

    Irish Lore Keeper’s Dire Warning: US Company Will Be Cursed If Ancient Fairy Fort Is Destroyed

    West Pharmaceutical Services is building a new factory in Waterford, Ireland, with plans to employ more than 150 people upon completion in 2018, reports The... Read more

  • A file photo of a playground. At the Ariel Primary School in Zimbabwe, on Sept. 16, 1994, dozens of children purportedly witnessed the landing of a disc-shaped craft in the schoolyard during their break and encountered two strange beings who emerged from the craft. (Pong Moji/iStock)

    Remembering the Famed ‘Alien Encounter’ Witnessed by Dozens of Children in Zimbabwe

    Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of a purported alien encounter that gained much attention worldwide before fading from the limelight. The impact of the event... Read more

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    Legendary ‘Vampire’ Squirrel, Said to Disembowel Deer, Caught on Camera

    Researchers have previously snapped blurry photos of Borneo’s elusive “vampire squirrel,” but video footage published earlier this month gives the world its first clear glimpse at this... Read more

  • A file photo of a crop circle (Teslamax/iStock)

    Historical Crop Circles, Before People Knew What ‘Crop Circles’ Were

    With the spread of crop circle and UFO phenomena through modern mass media, many find it easy to dismiss crop circles as hoaxes. Everyone knows... Read more

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    New Study Explores Telepathy Related to Phone Calls

    A recent study asked people to guess who was on the other line when their phones rang, and showed an overall success rate above chance. Rupert... Read more

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    Do Animals Feel More Intensely Than We Do?

    If you’re a pet owner—especially if your companion is a dog or cat—then you know, without question, that these animals have feelings. They can show... Read more

  • A mushroom ring in the woods. (Alison Chaiken, Flickr/CC BY-SA)

    Do You Dare Enter a Fairy Ring? Mythical Mushroom Portals of the Supernatural

    For thousands of years, the sudden appearance of a ring of mushrooms was taken as a sure sign of otherworldly presences. These rings would seemingly... Read more

  • Left: A clay tablet from Pylos, Greece, inscribed with a labyrinth diagram, dating back to at least 1200 B.C. (Marsyas/CC BY-SA) Right: A world map with an arrow pointing roughly from Pylos, Greece, to southern India, where a labyrinth similar to the one on the Pylos tablet was found. (Javarman3/iStock)

    2,000-Year-Old Labyrinth Uncovered in India Shows Same Pattern as Greek Maze From 1200 BC

    Archaeologists have uncovered a labyrinth in India that dates back 2,000 years and has a pattern similar to those found on a clay tablet found... Read more

  • Left: Biologist Rupert Sheldrake, who has written extensively about the "extended mind." (Zereshk/CC BY) Right: Psychiatrist Carl Jung, who coined the term "synchronicity." (Public Domain) Background: (AGS Andrew/iStock)

    Biology, Psychology, and Mysticism Unite in Synchronicity Discussion

    Biologist Dr. Rupert Sheldrake and famed psychiatrist Carl Jung have taken different—but complementary—approaches to synchronicity. Synchronicity refers to coincidences that appear between one’s mental state... Read more

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