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Thursday, 31. January 2008
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Could there be proof to the theory that we're ALL psychic? by Daily Mail.
That is what Dr Roe is investigating. A parapsychologist based at the University of Northampton, he is examining whether it could indeed be possible to project your "mind's eye" to a distant location and observe what is going on - even if that place is hundreds of miles away. And though the research is not yet complete, the results have been tantalising. His early findings suggest that up to 85 per cent of people may possess some form of clairvoyance - the ability to "remote view". And he believes that with only a modicum of training we can all sharpen our psychic skills. "Our results are significant," says Dr Roe.
Easter Island: the future's not set in stone by The Telegraph.
Is There a Third State of Being? by ABC News.
They call it resuscitation science. The line between life and death is shifting. Historically, doctors have defined clinical death as the point at which either the heart irreversibly stops beating or the brain shows no signs of activity according to Dr. Benjamin Abella, the center's clinical research director. "But researchers … now believe there's a third state of being that hovers somewhere between life and death -- a place where most of the body's cells are still alive, but neither of these two classical signs of life are present," Dr. Abella said.
Video: Gandhi's Ashes Spread by National Geographic News
Sixty years to the day after his assassination, some of Mahatma Gandhi's ashes were scattered across the Arabian Sea Wednesday. Descendents of India's iconic, nonviolent leader took part in the ceremonies.
Gravity: the 'Holy Grail' of physics by BBC.
Isaac Newton wrote down his theory of gravity in 1689, and his equations are used to this day to send space probes to the outer edges of our Solar System. So what could possibly be wrong with our understanding of it? There are problems with Newton's theory, however. It doesn't quite describe the orbit of Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, and as Newton knew very well it has nothing to say about what the force of gravity actually is.
Mystery of missing Da Vinci sequel by Times Online.
He wrote The Da Vinci Code, which became one of the bestselling books in history. For an encore, Dan Brown is serving up another literary mystery, though not the one his fans had hoped for – what on earth has happened to his next book? Almost five years have passed since Brown’s epic account of Vatican skulduggery and long-hidden secrets stormed to the top of bestseller lists around the globe.
Last glimpse inside ancient enigma by BBC.
Old Egypt hands could be forgiven for thinking that the terrible shark's fin that I'm talking about is the sort of thing that looms in your windshield as you're driving through the suburbs of Cairo. But they'd be wrong. Or they'd be half-right. Silbury Hill is a pile of chalk just off the A4 in Wiltshire but it's been called "Europe's answer to the pyramids".
Supernatural studies in the material world by San Francisco Chronicle.
One doesn't typically get the chills during a PowerPoint presentation in a well-heated conference room. But ghost stories were the hot topic at a two-day event in San Francisco's Cowell Theater billed as the first scientific conference on the afterlife for a general audience. Take, for example, a tale spun by "Professor Paranormal" Loyd Auerbach, a former teacher in the now-closed parapsychology department of Pleasant Hill's John F. Kennedy University, about a ghost named Lois.
Vegetarianism proves to be perversion of nature by Pravda.
Haunted America: The Stanley Hotel by The Anchor.
The Stanley Hotel, located in Estes Park, Colo., has nearly a century of history. The hotel was also the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel, the setting for Stephen King's masterpiece The Shining. It has also hosted some famous names such as Stephen King, Theodore Roosevelt, and even the Emperor and Empress of Japan. But the Stanley may be hosting more than just guests. It has been the site of numerous reports of supposed hauntings.
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