We all know that the name of Bigfoot, Sasquatch, is a Native American / First Nations word meaning hairy wild-man, but do you really know the story behind that name?
Martin J. Clemens
The term teleportation was first coined by the inimitable father of paranormal research, Mr. Charles Fort in 1931.
As a bored little kid, I pored over The People’s Almanac for hours on end. This heavy hardcover book was a Fortean and progressive wiki in dead tree format. David Wallechinsky and Irving Wallace reported on everything and anything between those covers. Strange deaths, analyses of Nostradamus’s quatrains, references to...
Wake the neighbors, SETI is crowdsourcing names for Plutonian features to be revealed by New Horizons this July! Their Our Pluto site opened voting for folks to choose from history, literature, and mythology for the newest pieces of real estate this side of Alpha Centauri. Among the typical, boring options...
Do you remember your high school biology classes? Yes, the one where you dissected the frog. Do you remember anything besides the frog? If you do, you should have some basic understanding of what gestation is: which is the cellular development process that happens immediately after an egg is fertilized...
So, you know what a nuclear bomb is, right? Of course you do. Everyone does. The very idea is ubiquitous throughout human culture. Do you know how a nuclear bomb works? That’s another matter entirely, isn’t it? It’s actually not that complicated. Well, the basic concept isn’t. Getting one to...
Last January, MrPhath, late of YouTube, spotted something odd hovering over his southern Californian neighborhood. Being a clever chap, he whipped out his phone to capture the phenomenon for posterity’s sake. Considering the quality, and sheer anomalousness of the footage, he can be forgiven for filming it portrait, rather than...
2014 was a big year in science. Well, it was a big year in other respects too, but several scientific fields reported some pretty impressive achievements over the past 12 months. The next 12 look to be quite impressive as well. One of those achievements, as discussed here, was the...
Chris Savia highlights recent break-throughs in neuro-imaging that offer unprecedented insight into the mechanics of imagination.
According to her Craigslist ad, which was posted in the Austin, Texas online classified section on December 2, this 76 year old woman must get rid of this cursed sword ASAP.
Thus far, Natawidjaja has identified a large chamber buried by 5-7 meters of soil and sand, and officials are now referring to the site as “a gigantic terraced tomb, which was part of the biggest megalithic culture in the archipelago.” The team is now drilling toward the chamber as a primary goal for this portion of the excavation.
There exists a good deal of misinformation about these spheres, stemming from what appears to be a reluctance to attribute such mastery to the Muslim ruled Mughal Empire.
It’s fairly easy to see how such a legend comes about. It would take only a few instances of crabs with a carapace that even remotely resembled the grimaced face of a warrior to convince a superstitious people that their beloved samurai protectors were reborn
Electricity is fast, but not instantaneous, and it generates a lot of heat. Quantum computing avoids those common problems, while, in theory, offering processing speeds at a quantum level.
There have been, over the years, many stories – urban legends if you will – describing the incredible experiences of people who remain awake for years, decades sometimes.
There hasn’t been a recorded occurrence of an entombed animal since about 1980, so DNA analysis and other modern scientific methods have never been applied to this phenomenon, outside of an examination of the anecdotal accounts.