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Inconstant Radioactive Decay Startles Physicists

For many years a scientific controversy has been brewing far from the spotlight of mainstream media. How constant are physical constants? For decades the scientific consensus has been that “true constants”, such as the speed of light and the gravitational force, remain unchanged over time. But in recent years more and more evidence has challenged…

Our Improbable Solar System

How old and how stable is our solar system? On this question, astronomers have grown more uncertain year by year. The actual history of the planets could be a far cry from anything we learned in school. Thunderbolts Project Home: http://www.thunderbolts.info

Foods You Probably Didn’t Know Were Drugs

While the state is busy trying to stamp out cannabis, poppy, mushroom and coca plants, perhaps they aren’t aware of the many other food products that generate psychoactive effects.  The obvious big ones are sugarcane, coffee beans and tobacco leafs, but here’s a few other plants that will blow your mind. Number one on the list…

A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife

Eben Alexander III (born December, 1953 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American neurosurgeon and the author of the best-selling Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, in which he describes his 2008 near-death experience and asserts that science can and will determine that heaven really does exist. You can purchase the book here. You can purchase the audio-book here. Alexander contracted an extremely…

Research Shows Prayer Alleviates Depression, Fertility Problems and Surgical Complications

Fascinating. The Daily Mail reports: …The study, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, said : ‘Our work suggests that people with a moderate to high level of belief in a higher power do significantly better in short-term psychiatric treatment than those without, regardless of their religious affiliation. Belief was associated with not only improved psychological wellbeing,…

Rebuttal: 7 “Big Government” Laws That Strengthened America

Pierce Willans, a political science student at Seton Hall University, recently penned an article on PolicyMic that purports to demonstrate seven wonderful laws that “Big Government” has given us.  In this article, I would like to address each of these claims, in order to show that none of them actually improved the human condition more than if people had simply been…

Asteroid Facts: What An Asteroid Is and Isn’t

Recently there has been talk of asteroids in the news again.  Asteroid 2012 DA14, a 130,000 metric ton chuck of rock, will pass within 17,200 miles of the Earth on February 15th.  This is a relatively close encounter for such a large chunk of rock, given the vastness of our solar system. But just what is an asteroid and where…