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New Research Suggests Humans Can Sense Future Events

Wouldn’t it be nice to predict future events, even if they are just ten seconds ahead? According to researchers at Northwestern University, we can do just that. Researchers already know that our subconscious minds sometimes know more than our conscious minds. Physiological measures of subconscious arousal, for instance, tend to show up before conscious awareness…

Climate Theories Crumble as Data and Experts Suggest Global Cooling

So-called global-warming alarmists are in a frenzy after the latest climate data confirmed the Earth actually appears to be entering a potential cooling trend, sea-ice cover in Antarctica is growing to record levels, tornadoes and hurricanes are at record lows, and more. According to experts, the most recent revelations continue to make a mockery of…

Exploring the Myths of “Settled Science”

David Talbott’s recent talk at the annual meeting of the Natural Philosophy Alliance, University of Maryland, July 10-13, 2013. Is it possible that the foundational assumptions of the theoretical sciences all express a common misunderstanding—the idea that gravity alone, seen through the lens of general relativity, rules the cosmos? From cosmology, the “queen of the…

Concepts and implications of altruism bias and pathological altruism

The profound benefits of altruism in modern society are self-evident. However, the potential hurtful aspects of altruism have gone largely unrecognized in scientific inquiry. This is despite the fact that virtually all forms of altruism are associated with tradeoffs—some of enormous importance and sensitivity—and notwithstanding that examples of pathologies of altruism abound. Presented here are…

Wi-Fi in your home can track your moves like Xbox Kinect

Want to switch off the living room lights from bed, change channels while washing dishes, or turn the heat up from the couch? A team at the University of Washington has rigged a standard Wi-Fi home network to detect your movements anywhere in the home and convert them into commands to control connected devices. Gesture…

Government Confirms That Marijuana Prevents Or Cures Certain Cancers

Referring to the NCI report, Patient Rights attorney Matthew Pappas said, “The Federal government’s continuing attack on people prescribed medical cannabis by their doctors is hypocritical considering the benefits reported by its own National Cancer Institute.” Pappas represents patients in defending their right to reasonably obtain medical marijuana. The patients contend the Federal government and…

Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos Definitely Not a Statistical Blunder

Last week, when scientists at CERN published evidence that some particles may be able to travel faster than light, the scientific world was taken aback. Criticism poured in, with many physicists dismissing the results as “hard to believe,” “simply wrong,” and an “embarrassing gaffe.” Now one of those early critics is saying he’s the one…