NASA HAS A $3.5BN PLAN TO SAVE PLANET FROM YELLOWSTONE SUPERVOLCANO
Scientists at NASA have developed a hugely ambitious strategy to counter the looming threat of an apocalyptic supereruption from the Yellowstone Caldera and make cheap electricity in the process.
EARLY HUMANS MAY HAVE LIVED THROUGH A SUPERVOLCANO ERUPTION
The last super volcano blew just 71,000 years ago, when Toba, located on the island of Sumatra, blew up. The caldera of Toba, a hole visible even from space, formed when the volcano collapsed during the eruption.
UNEXPLAINED STONE STRUCTURES FOUND OFF AUSTRALIA'S COAST
Archeologists with the University of Western Australia have discovered a mysterious set of stone structures not far from the Dampier Archipelago in northwestern Australia. If current theories about the structures are confirmed, they could potentially rewrite much of Western Australia's early history, not to mention human history.
QUANTUM INFORMATION TRANSCENDS LIFE AND DEATH
While the debate rages about what exactly consciousness is, the University of Arizona's Stuart Hameroff and British physicist Sir Roger Penrose conclude that it is information stored at a quantum level and have found evidence that "protein-based microtubules--a structural component of human cells--carry quantum information-- information stored at a sub-atomic level."
DISTANT GALAXY SENDS OUT 15 HIGH-ENERGY RADIO BURSTS
Breakthrough Listen, an initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe, has detected 15 brief but powerful radio pulses emanating from a mysterious and repeating source – FRB 121102 – far across the universe.
CROP CIRCLE FILMED BEING FORMED IN SECONDS BY MYSTERY BALLS OF LIGHT
Video footage showing a crop circle forming within seconds as mysterious balls of light swirl above a Wiltshire field has many people convinced the phenomenon is not a hoax after all.
SCIENTISTS DISCOVER 'FORCE-FIELD' AROUND HUMAN BODY Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden have used a very well known experiment, called "the rubber hand illusion," to demonstrate that humans can sense what feels like a "force field" between the brush and the rubber hand.
BABYLONIAN TABLET SHOWS GREEKS DID NOT DEVELOP TRIGONOMETRY A 3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were using a sophisticated method of mathematics which could change how we calculate today.
SECRETS OF SUNKEN PIRATE CITY UNCOVERED
Underwater archaeologists using a new state-of-the-art technology are mapping out the submerged portion of the 17th-century town of Port Royal in Jamaica.
HOMO NALEDI MORE HUMAN THAN EXPECTED The newest member of the human family discovered so far has a mixture of archaic and more derived traits. New research has found that there are even more modern-like traits than we thought.
STRANGE SIBERIAN MUMMIES FOUND BOUND IN COPPER
The Siberian Times has reported the discovery of a set of strange mummies which display all of the hallmarks of an unknown ancient culture.
HIDDEN RIVER ONCE FLOWED BENEATH ANTARCTIC ICE
Antarctic researchers from Rice University have discovered one of nature's supreme ironies: On Earth's driest, coldest continent, where surface water rarely exists, flowing liquid water below the ice appears to play a pivotal role in determining the fate of Antarctic ice streams.
MACHINE LEARNING CAN PREDICT SIMULATED EARTHQUAKES BY LISTENING TO FAULT LINES
In lab tests involving simulated tabletop earthquakes, researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico demonstrated that machine-learning technology can play a role in predicting major tremors by analyzing acoustic signals to find failing fault lines. NANOPARTICLES LOADED WITH COMPONENT OF COMMON SPICE KILL CANCER CELLS
The study, conducted in partnership by researchers at Nemours Children's Hospital and the University of Central Florida, demonstrates a potentially novel treatment for neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in infants. THE HIDDEN PRE-FLOOD IDENTITY OF THE WOMAN GLORIFIED AS ATHENA
The Greek gods look and act exactly like real people because they were real people. In Plato's Dialogue, Euthydemus (at 302d), Sokrates referred to Zeus, Apollo, and Athena as his "lords and ancestors."
LIVING FOR CENTURIES?
Should Ancient Tales of Extreme Longevity Be Taken Seriously?
BY WILLIAM B. STOECKER
One of the oddest claims made in the Old Testament concerns the age of the patriarchs, the Biblical figures who lived before the Flood and, for awhile, those who lived after it. Ten are listed before the Flood, including Adam, who supposedly lived to the age of 930. His son Seth reached the age of 912, Enosh 905, Cainan 910, Mahalel 899, Jarod 962, and Enoch was said to have been taken alive to Heaven at the age of 365. Methusaleh set the record at 969, followed by Lamech who lived until the age of 770, and Noah to 950. more...
THE SPHINX BREAKS ITS SILENCE
Hieorglyphs Say She Was the Lioness Mehit Who Guarded an Ancient Archive
BY ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D.
Over a quarter-century ago John Anthony West and I first formally announced our findings that the Great Sphinx of Egypt has its origins well prior to dynastic times. This was done in the context of a presentation at the October 1991 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (which was only allowed after our formal abstract was submitted for peer review and accepted). more...
THE TRIALS OF THE SHROUD
Science vs. Faith--Why the Jury Is Still Out
BY MICHAEL E. TYMN
On August 26, 1988, The "London Evening Standard" carried banner headlines declaring the Shroud of Turin a fake. Radiocarbon testing at Oxford and two other laboratories dated it to the fourteenth century, and a leak from the Oxford lab resulted in a premature release of the news. As the story was picked up by media around the world, it was undoubtedly disheartening, if not shattering, to millions of Christians who had come to believe that the shroud was the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth, and the empty tomb served as proof that he had in fact risen from the dead. more...
ALTERNATIVE ARCHAEOLOGY ANCIENT HIGH TECHNOLOGY
Debunking the Myth of 'Primitive' Ancestors
BY FRANK JOSEPH In its September issue, "Atlantis Rising's" (#125) reported on a piece of "40K-Year-Old Jewelry" (pg. 14) newly discovered in eastern Russia. An artificial hole in the Siberian chlorite bracelet "required a high-speed drill" to create, using "a tool 30,000 years ahead of its time." Such a find contradicts mainstream archaeological opinion denying ancient man anything but the most rudimentary material culture. But the ice age bangle is only one among many recent examples of surprisingly sophisticated technology centuries, even millennia, before the advent of our so-called "Modern Age." more...
THE BIRTH OF A TEMPLAR NATION
How the Knights Templar Created Europe's
First Nation-State and a Refuge for the Grail
BY FREDDY SILVA On Easter Sunday 1118 Baudoin de Bourcq was chosen as the new king of Jerusalem. Barely had he gotten used to his newly appointed seat when he received a visit from Hugues de Payen and Godefroi de Saint-Omer, as though the two intrepid knights were presenting credentials. more...
Just a few years ago we were taught that Neanderthals were just shambling brutes, with little intelligence, and who, were no match for their more advanced cousins, our modern human ancestors. In recent years, though, we have been told to forget all that. Neanderthals have turned out to be as smart, if not more so, as humans, with many of the same abilities, and then some--albeit thousands of years earlier. more...
AMERICA'S CHEROKEE ROOTS
The ancient ancestry of America's Cherokee Indians is getting increased scrutiny. Currently, several DNA firms market tests that can be ordered online to determine whether or not one has Cherokee in the family tree. Some of the data derived, it is said, suggests that Cherokees originated in the Middle East or North Africa.
RETURN TO THE 'HALL OF RECORDS'?
Back in the 1990s sensational discoveries on the Giza plateau near Cairo, Egypt, led millions to wonder if forgotten ancient forebears--maybe even Atlanteans--had, perhaps, left behind a 'hall of records,' which might soon be discovered. Now, a new academic paper by frequent Atlantis Rising contributors Dr. Robert Schoch and Robert Bauval, joined by independent researcher Manu Seyfzadeh, is revisiting the ancient quest for such a lost cache, or 'hall' of records, in Egypt. more...
NEW SCIENTIFIC SCRUTINY FOR ANCIENT 'GIANTS' While most ancient Egyptians were, by modern standards, quite small, there was at least one notable exception. The pharaoh Sa-Nakht of the Third Dynasty, around 2700 BC, a towering 6 foot, 1.6 inches, would have been the nearest thing most ancient Egyptians ever saw to a giant. Or was it? more...
For alternative health practitioners, the possibilities of using exotic electricity for therapy have been offered to a few for over a century. Some, like Raymond Rife, Wilhelm Reich, and John Worrell Keely, paid with jail time and economic hardship, for their pioneering, if sometimes bizarre, work--their ideas ridiculed as mad science, akin to those in the story of Frankenstein. Now, however, it looks like mainstream science may have begun to come around, with some weird, but electrifying, discoveries of its own. more...
FROM COSTA RICA TO BOSNIA, STONE SPHERES YET UNEXPLAINED
Another massive, near-perfect, stone sphere has been unearthed in Costa Rica. Weighing as much as 25 tons, some as large as six feet in diameter, about 300 such spheres have turned up so far; but, as yet, no one has provided a satisfactory explanation for their purpose or method of construction. Similar balls have been found recently in Bosnia. Archaeologist Sam Osmanagich says most of them are in the vicinity of Zavidovici. The largest weighs close to 30 tons. more...
CAREERS BECKON FOR ASPIRING PLANETARY PROTECTORS Fans of "Guardians-of-the-Galaxy" movies, and other such entertainment fare, may wonder why Earth offers so few career opportunities with anything like the excitement they demand. But, we can report, a new day may be dawning for ambitious would-be protectors of Earth and its denizens. More ...
IAPETUS FINGERED AS 'DEATH STAR'? Anyone viewing the Cassini spacecraft flyby image of Saturn's moon, Iapetus, may find it difficult not to notice its resemblance to the notorious "Death Star" of Star Wars. According to space researcher Richard Hoagland (author of "The Monuments of Mars"), there may be even more reason to see a connection. more...
IS THE UNIVERSE CONSCIOUS? For modern materialist scientists, the world must seem a scary place. While many dispute the very existence of consciousness, they now find themselves facing growing opposition from within their own ranks. more...
VINDICATION FOR EASTER ISLAND PEOPLE
There Was No 'Ecocide' Here, but its History Still Baffles the Experts
BY MARTIN RUGGLES
For a while now, the politically correct rap on ancient Easter Island has been that its people committed environmental suicide. But in July 2017, a new paper published in The American Journal of Physical Anthropology virtually debunked what has become one of popular 'science's' more cherished memes--the notion that, in an act of 'ecocide,' the islanders recklessly trashed their own habitat. more...
THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST
MOROCCO HOMO SAPIENS--A SMALL STEP FORWARD?
BY MICHAEL CREMO
When my book, "Forbidden Archeology," was published in 1993, the oldest bones of anatomically modern Homo sapiens (accepted by mainstream science) were from the Border Cave site in South Africa and were about 100,000 years old. So in my writings and lectures about my work, I would say I am demonstrating there is anomalous archaeological evidence showing that humans like us existed before 100,000 years ago. more...
BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON
EYE-OPENING ANCIENT WISDOM One of our faithful readers, a frequent letter writer, wants to know if we "believe that the Bible has truths that answer many of the questions to [Atlantis Rising]." He thinks we should devote more space to "Christian answers." Even though we talk in these pages a lot about subjects with religious implications, this is not a religious publication; and we try to stay out of matters that we consider mostly personal. In this case, though, we will comment. more...
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