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You probably encountered the very idea of ‘urban legends’ thanks to the labours of Jan Harold Brunvand, retired Professor of English and eminent folklorist. He did more than anyone else to promote awareness of those short, perfectly-formed morality tales that were told as true, but whose ultimate source – a ‘friend-of-a-friend’ – was distant enough
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“Do androids dream? Rick asked himself.” Fans will recognize that line from the 1968 classic sci-fi novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick about Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter who “retired” androids. If Dick were alive today, he might ponder whether neural networks giving artificial intelligence psychedelics hallucinate electric sheep after
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In 2008, the United States Defense Intelligence Agency gave $22 million to the exotic science division of Las Vegas billionaire Robert Bigelow’s space startup — Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies, or BAASS — to study “breakthrough technologies” and UFOs. A Debrief investigation, including new unredacted internal documents, illuminates some of the odd history of this
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Three years ago, a team of archaeologists in the United States proposed an extraordinary idea: the first human settlers in the Americas arrived at least 100,000 years earlier than we thought. The evidence came from a collection of mastodon bones and ancient stones dating back to around 130,000 years ago, which appeared to have been
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When the first sign of intelligent life first visits us from space, it won’t be a giant saucer hovering over New York. More likely, it will be an alien civilization’s trash.  Avi Loeb, the chair of Harvard’s Department of Astronomy, believes he’s already found some of that garbage.  In his upcoming book, “Extraterrestrial: The First
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In September 2019, my colleague Anna Kapinska gave a presentation showing interesting objects she’d found while browsing our new radio astronomical data. She had started noticing very weird shapes she couldn’t fit easily to any known type of object. Among them, labelled by Anna as WTF?, was a picture of a ghostly circle of radio
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Mrherr Zaar 29. November 2020 · WHAM, BAM, THANK YOU RACIST SPACEMEN? Yesterday I watched a talk titled “Aliens or Alienated: Hidden Assumptions about Race that Persist in Paranormal Cultures” by a person known as Professor Wham: “Anomaly Archives Saturday Streamathon Fundraiser Series Part-Two” Anomaly Archives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA7-x5xvFkM Time: 1:33:44 – 2:30:00 It derives in part
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Some strange creatures are called “monsters” because, well, they are monstrous. The  Chupacabra certainly is. As are the Bigfoot creatures, the Abominable Snowman, the Jersey Devil, and the Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Other creatures achieve the term “monster” because of one thing: they are giant-sized. That’s right, it’s the scale that provokes the
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La théorie Pygmée   Crétins des Alpes de la région de Grenoble (Carte postale, 1898) Les personnes de petite taille forment un ensemble très hétérogène, très disparate et hétéroclite, qu’il est nécessaire de différencier entre nanisme adaptatif et nanisme clinique. Le nanisme clinique, c’est-à-dire la résurgence génétique du nanisme dans une population de taille normale, donne
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There was a time when everyone’s favorite dead psychic was Nostradamus – a.k.a. Michel de Nostredame – the French astrologer and seer whose book of 942 poetic future-predicting quatrains, “Les Prophéties,” was first published in 1555, 11 years before his death. However, in recent years, his cryptic predictions have lost popularity to those of Baba
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History teaches us that when science is twisted in order to serve political demagogy, the results are never pretty: In the Stalinist era, Trofim Lysenko’s deranged agricultural ideas condemned millions into famine. Nazi Germans eschewed ‘Jew science’ like Einstein’s theory of Relativity, and favored pseudoscientific myths like the Hollow Earth and the Eternal Ice theory.
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Any aliens in our galaxy have already likely annihilated themselves — the victims of too much progress, a new scientific study says. Researchers with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology have surmised that since past studies show a civilization’s technological advances “will inevitably lead to complete destruction and biological degeneration,’’ any
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Model of the basilosaurid (aka zeuglodontine) archaeocete Basilosaurus (© Markus Bühler) For a short time during the mid-1990s, a mysterious freshwater beast said to inhabit a lowland lake on the island of New Britain, east of New Guinea, was making waves in both the literal and the literary sense. Known mostly as the migo (but
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On October 3, 2018, a 56-year-old man went to sleep on a green tarp, under plaid and camouflage blankets, in downtown Eugene, Oregon. A bus camera captured his prostrate form next to a wall on Pearl Street at 8:39 p.m. Five minutes later, police say, another camera captured two teenagers “prowling,” checking car doors in
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Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Trilobites More Mammals Are Hiding Their Secret Glow First it was platypuses. Now we may be dealing with glowing Tasmanian devils, echidnas and wombats. Stuffed bare-nosed wombats fluoresce under a black light at the Western Australia Museum. Credit…Western Australia Museum Dec. 18, 2020
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