Alternative news
Daily alternative news articles at the News Desk for GrahamHancock.com. Featuring alternative history, science, archaeology, ancient egypt, paranormal & supernatural, environment, and much more. Check in daily for updates!

Author of the Month

To sign up to the Graham Hancock newsletter mailing list, please click here.

Page:  <<<  prev  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  next  >>>

 

September 13 2014

Magic Mushrooms Help Smokers Kick Habit in Small Study


Just two or three experiences with the hallucinogenic drug known as magic mushrooms helped a dozen long-term smokers quit, succeeding in a study where numerous other approaches failed.


Related: Why Psychedelics Are So Important To Veterans

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 13 2014

Meditation may mitigate migraine misery


Meditation might be a path to migraine relief, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

"Stress is a well-known trigger for headaches and research supports the general benefits of mind/body interventions for migraines, but there hasn't been much research to evaluate specific standardized meditation interventions," said Rebecca Erwin Wells, M.D., assistant professor of neurology at Wake Forest Baptist and lead author of the study published in the online edition of the journal Headache.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 13 2014

Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain


DON'T mind the gap. A woman has reached the age of 24 without anyone realising she was missing a large part of her brain. The case highlights just how adaptable the organ is.

The discovery was made when the woman was admitted to the Chinese PLA General Hospital of Jinan Military Area Command in Shandong Province complaining of dizziness and nausea. She told doctors she'd had problems walking steadily for most of her life, and her mother reported that she hadn't walked until she was 7 and that her speech only became intelligible at the age of 6.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 13 2014

Can your blood type affect your memory in later years?


People with blood type AB may be more likely to develop memory loss in later years than people with other blood types, according to a study. AB is the least common blood type, found in about 4 percent of the U.S. population. The study found that people with AB blood were 82 percent more likely to develop the thinking and memory problems that can lead to dementia than people with other blood types.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 12 2014

Brain 'can classify words during sleep'


The brain is still active while we are asleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words during their slumber.

Researchers from Cambridge and Paris introduced participants to a word test while awake and found they continued to respond correctly while asleep.


Related: Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 12 2014

The Mysterious Celestial Spheres of the Ancient Mughal Empire


Before the advent of Google Earth, when one wanted to see what the planet looked like, or to find a certain faraway place without actually travelling to it, one would consult a map - and youíll recall that they didnít always fit in your phone. Weíve made maps for millennia. Itís an art form unto itself, and as anyone with a love for antique maps can tell you, the variation in form and artistic style is both immense and awe inspiring.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 12 2014

Hereís How to Explore the Pyramids From Your Own Home


On Tuesday morning, Google unveiled Street View Egypt in Google Maps, the latest step in the tech giantís quest to image and map the seven wonders of the world. This new collection includes 360-degree views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the necropolis of Saqqara, the Citadel of Qaitbay, the Cairo Citadel, the Hanging Church and the ancient city of Abu Mena.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 12 2014

Groundwater tied to human evolution


Our ancient ancestors' ability to move around and find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have been key to their survival and the evolution of the human species, a new study shows.

While water in rivers and lakes would have disappeared as the climate changed due to variations in Earth's orbit, freshwater springs fed by groundwater could have stayed active for up to 1000 years without rainfall.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 12 2014

Ancient 'Dragon' Beast Flew Right Out of 'Avatar'


A sprawling ancient flying reptile looked so much like a dragon that could have flown alongside the aerial predators called "ikran" in the film "Avatar" that its discoverers named the newfound beast after these mountain banshees.

The pterosaur, now called Ikrandraco avatar ("draco" means "dragon" in Latin), may have stored food in a throat pouch like a pelican does, the researchers said.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 12 2014

Giant Spinosaurus Was Bigger Than T. RexóAnd First Dinosaur Known to Swim


The biggest and the baddest among meat-eating dinosaurs, Spinosaurus may have also been the first dinosaur to take to the water, swimming in North Africa's rivers some 97 million years ago, researchers reported on Thursday.

Floating like a crocodile to stalk prey, the 50-foot-long (15.2 meters) predator bore a massive sail on its back that would have risen from the water like a shark's fin.


Related: Spinosaurus fossil: 'Giant swimming dinosaur' unearthed

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 12 2014

Could this be an image of the Loch Ness monster?


A photographer has captured an image of what she believes to be a creature from the deep.

Ellie Williams took the shots while taking pictures in the Lake District of Windermere, which is located 241km from Scotlandís Loch Ness area.

Loch Ness is best known for alleged sightings of the cryptozoological Loch Ness Monster, also known affectionately as "Nessie".

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 12 2014

Is the universe a stable quantum system?


According to legend, when Damocles declared that his king, Dionysius, must have a posh and easy life, Dionysius offered to trade places with Damocles. There was only one catch. Dionysius decreed that a sword be suspended over the throne by a single horse hair, so that Damocles would always know the peril of being king. Since then the Sword of Damocles has come to represent a threat of doom that could strike without warning. While the prospect of living under a hanging sword doesn't seem pleasant, stories of impending doom are quite popular, particularly within popular science.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 12 2014

A Black Hole Doesn't Die -- It Does Something A Lot Weirder


Black holes are basically "game over, man," for anything that gets too close to them, but they aren't invincible. In fact, they're always in the process of self-destructing. We'll look at how they fizzle out, and see if we can help them do it faster.

Realistically speaking, you are dead as soon as you get anywhere near a black hole.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 12 2014

Big Bang Mystery Extends Into Nearby Galaxy, Puzzling Cosmologists


A star cluster some 80,000 light-years from Earth looks mysteriously deficient in the element lithium, just like nearby stars, astronomers reported on Wednesday.

That curious deficiency suggests that astrophysicists either don't fully understand the big bang, they suggest, or else don't fully understand the way that stars work.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 12 2014

20-Year Mystery of the Universe's Brightest Objects Solved


Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe, and display a mysterious diversity in their appearance that has puzzled astronomers for more than two decades.

Now, scientists find this mystery can be solved by looking at two simple features of quasars ó how quickly matter is getting fed into the quasars and the direction from which the quasars are seen.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 12 2014

Looking at Jupiter's radio frequencies


In the visible spectrum, Jupiter is a bright, star-like point in the night sky. Viewing it with the naked eye, it would be easy to confuse it with a star except for the fact that it doesn't twinkle. At radio frequencies Jupiter appears very different. It doesn't have a simple round shape, for example, and it is extraordinarily bright. So bright that it can outshine the Sun at some radio frequencies.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
September 12 2014

Mystery of 'Hot Jupiter' Planets' Crazy Orbits May Be Solved


Giant alien planets known as "hot Jupiters" orbit their stars much closer than Mercury does the sun. But the mystery of the origins of hot Jupiters deepened when astronomers recently discovered the scorching orbits of these worlds are often bizarrely skewed, tilted when compared with the equators of their stars.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]

News desk archive...

Page:  <<<  prev  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  next  >>>

Enjoy the newsdesk? Please tell others about it:

Tweet
Add Graham via his official Twitter, Google+ and facebook pages.

Site design by Amazing Internet Ltd, maintenance by Synchronicity. Site privacy policy. Contact us.

Dedicated Servers and Cloud Servers by Gigenet. Invert Colour Scheme / Default