Explorer Robert E. Peary’s Eskimo guide searches the horizon for land. 1908. Photo by National Geographic A remote island, an Arctic expedition, a one-way trip to Mars – what drives our urge to explore the farthest reaches? by Veronique Greenwood (Veronique Greenwood is a science journalist. Her work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Discover Magazine, and Scientific American, among others. She is based in Switzerland.) First, there is nothing. From all appearances, the fast ferry, whipping through the water in the early morning sun, is headed out into the cold wastes of the Atlantic. But then … Continue reading Beyond
(Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times) By Tara MacIsaac The universe is full of mysteries that challenge our current knowledge. In “Beyond Science” Epoch Times collects stories about these strange phenomena to stimulate the imagination and open up previously undreamed of possibilities. Are they true? You decide. A reader sent us a description of an at-home psychokinesis experiment he’s tried that he says has worked for him and others he’s shown it to. He wrote: “I am not in any way a scientist. The following is my experience from 35 years ago. This was shown to me by an old gypsy woman, make … Continue reading Can You Perform Psychokinesis? Try This Experiment at Home for Fun
Michael Cera and Jonah Hill share a bromantic moment in Superbad. Photo: Sony Pictures By Jesse SingalFollow There’s a pretty clear gender divide in how Americans deal with straight people who dabble in gay activity. When heterosexual women make out with one another at a bar or party, it’s generally understood that they’re simply playing around for attention, or exploring the fluid space that is female sexuality. When heterosexual men hook up with each other, on the other hand, it’s seen either as an act born of desperation — think men who are locked up — or an indication … Continue reading Why Straight Men Have Sex With Each Other
From Gulf Daily News… The former employee at US National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden, has revealed that the British and American intelligence and the Mossad worked together to create the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Snowden said intelligence services of three countries created a terrorist organisation that is able to attract all extremists of the world to one place, using a strategy called “the hornet’s nest”. NSA documents refer to recent implementation of the hornet’s nest to protect the Zionist entity by creating religious and Islamic slogans. According to documents released by Snowden, “The only solution for … Continue reading Operation Hornets Nest: Alleged Snowden document says US/UK/Israel are behind ISIS
(NaturalNews) Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages such as sodas can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes even in people of healthy weight, according to a study conducted by researchers from Cambridge University and published in the British Medical Journal. The study also found an increased (though smaller) risk in people who consumed artificially sweetened, “diet” beverages. Scientists have long known that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with increased diabetes risk, but they have assumed the risk occurred only in overweight people or others showing symptoms of metabolic syndrome – a cluster of symptoms, including central obesity, linked with diabetes and … Continue reading Drinking soda causes diabetes even in people who aren’t obese, study finds
From: whiterabbitradio.net 19 year-old Zachary Hammond was on a date with his girlfriend in South Carolina when he was shot dead by a police officer. He was stopped for having 10 grams of marijuana, but was mysteriously shot in the back twice at point blank range by the arresting officer. The police had two reports of this shooting; the first report, which was publicly released, never mentioned that Hammond was shot to death or that there was any shooting at all. The second report, which does detail the shooting, was never made publicly available. The Washington Post said that “Hammond’s death … Continue reading Unarmed White teen shot dead by cops – but no one cares?
by James Shaheen This Shiro Hannya mask represents a jealous female demon or serpent in ancicent Japanese Noh theater. It was carved by a member of the last generation of the Omi-Iseki family, who produced Noh masks in the 16th and 17th cneturies in Omi, now Nagahama, Japan. We’ve run special sections on anger, on desire, on happiness. We’ve hosted online retreats on how to deal with fear or navigate romance. We’ve run countless articles delivering strategies for dealing with greed, aversion, and ignorance. But it occurred to us not long ago that we’d presented little, if anything, on two … Continue reading The Green Ey’d Monster