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  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  next  >>>

 

June 27 2015

Have you heard cauliflowers 'SING'? Bizarre phenomenon that causes growing florets to squeak


Step onto a cauliflower farm this weekend, and you might just be able to hear a mysterious squeaking sound around you.

That’s because the noise cauliflower florets make when they rub together - known as the ‘cauliflower creak’ - will be at its loudest in a quarter of a century.


Related: GM wheat no more pest-resistant than ordinary crops, trial shows

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 27 2015

Mysterious Weather-Changing Machine Used For Secret Solstice


British scientists came to Iceland with a machine that reportedly keeps the weather temporarily sunny and dry, and it was used for the Secret Solstice festival.

Vísir reports that this is actually the second year the scientists have come here with the express purpose of ensuring good weather at the festival. While it is unknown how the machine works, it allegedly changes the air pressure in an area for a limited time, thereby reducing the chances that clouds will gather.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 27 2015

Australia’s Unknown Ape-Men


There is no doubt that Australia’s most famous cryptid ape is the Yowie. It resembles Bigfoot in both size and appearance to an incredibly close degree. It stands around seven to ten feet tall and is covered in a thick coat of hair. Far less famous, though no less fascinating than the Yowie, is Australia’s Wakki, also known as the Njmbin, the Junjudee, the Waladherahra, as well as by many other names.


Related: The Camel-Horse of Loch Ness

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 27 2015

Abduction Animations


Trying to transmit the narrative of the abduction mythos in all its surreal, quasi-oneiric complexity to an outsider is an almost insurmountable task, due to both the limitations of language as much as the intrinsically personal nature of the experience itself.

Because of this the medium of classic, hand-drawn Animation seems to provide a more suitable approximation than other conventional methods of expression.


Related: MIB Are NOT From “The Government"

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 27 2015

Robot controlled remotely with thoughts


For someone suffering from paralysis or limited mobility, visiting with other people is extremely difficult. Scientists have been working on a revolutionary brain-machine approach in order to restore a sense of independence to the disabled. The idea is to remotely control a robot from home with one's thoughts. The research, involving numerous subjects located in different countries, produced excellent results in both human and technical terms.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 27 2015

Is the universe ringing like a crystal glass?


Many know the phrase "the big bang theory." There's even a top television comedy series with that as its title. According to scientists, the universe began with the "big bang" and expanded to the size it is today. Yet, the gravity of all of this matter, stars, gas, galaxies, and mysterious dark matter, tries to pull the universe back together, slowing down the expansion.

Now, two physicists at The University of Southern Mississippi, Lawrence Mead and Harry Ringermacher, have discovered that the universe might not only be expanding, but also oscillating or "ringing" at the same time.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 27 2015

Relativity’s time dilation may limit the quantum world


A new theoretical paper has tackled the phenomenon of quantum decoherence, the process by which objects slip out of the quantum world and start behaving classically. The paper approaches this in a new way by applying an effect of general relativity to decoherence. The paper claims that gravity is the key to the disparity between the weird quantum world and the everyday, familiar world of human-sized objects in which we live.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 27 2015

Monster black hole wakes up after 26 years


Over the past week, ESA's Integral satellite has been observing an exceptional outburst of high-energy light produced by a black hole that is devouring material from its stellar companion.

X-rays and gamma rays point to some of the most extreme phenomena in the Universe, such as stellar explosions, powerful outbursts and black holes feasting on their surroundings.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 27 2015

Chasing shadows: How long can we keep looking for dark matter?


WE HAVE been aware of the need for dark matter since the 1930s. Without this stuff, we can't make sense of the rotation of galactic clusters, or how galaxies formed in the first place. And yet, to date, we have found nothing. Even CERN's Large Hadron Collider, our best and by far most expensive tool for finding it, has so far drawn a blank. How much longer can we keep looking?

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 27 2015

Most of Earth’s impact craters await discovery


Earth’s surface could hide some big blemishes. More than 90 impact craters larger than a kilometer across await discovery, researchers estimate in the Sept. 1 Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

While scars from meteor impacts pepper other planets — Mars alone has more than 300,000 — erosion has buffed away most of Earth’s craters. Only 188 confirmed impact craters of any size dot Earth’s surface, but more are out there.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 27 2015

Exposed water ice detected on comet's surface


Using the high-resolution science camera on board ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, scientists have identified more than a hundred patches of water ice a few metres in size on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Rosetta arrived at the comet in August 2014 at a distance of about 100 km and eventually orbited the comet at 10 km or less, allowing high-resolution images of the surface to be acquired.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 26 2015

Bizarre Cometlike Alien Planet Is First of Its Kind


A Neptune-size planet appears to be masquerading as a comet, with a gargantuan stream of gas flowing behind it like a comet's tail.

The bizarre find is the first of its kind ever discovered by astronomers. The strange, cometlike planet, known as GJ 436b, is orbiting a red dwarf star and is about 22 times as massive as Earth. Astronomers detected the giant gas cloud around the planet using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 26 2015

Mars pyramid: Alien structure or everyday pareidolia?


Are there pyramids on Mars? Or is it just one pyramid-shaped rock?

On May 7, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover took a snapshot of an atypical stone on the Red Planet.

A raw image from the mission shows a rock that appears to be pyramid-shaped, leading some to speculate that it may be the result of intelligent sculptors. NASA, for its part, says it's just an ordinary rock.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 26 2015

Mysterious Face Seen in Cliff: Mind Trick or Carved?


A seven-foot face has been re-discovered among rocks on a remote island in British Columbia. First noticed—and then lost—by a kayaker, a Native American man who spent several years searching for it has recently located it.

According to a story on CTV News, “Hank Gus of the Tseshaht First Nation had heard about the ‘face in the rocks’ years ago. A Washington State kayaker stumbled upon the face back in 2008 while paddling past Reeks Island in the Broken Group Islands. Gus had been searching for the carving for two years. Then, just a few weeks ago, he finally found the hidden treasure and took a cell phone video of the seven-foot-tall face carved into a cliff.”

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 26 2015

How can life emerge from nonliving matter? UNC scientists find new evidence


A recipe for the perfect, life-yielding, primordial soup has eluded science for decades. But a team of biochemists say they now have a key ingredient.

Charles Carter and Richard Wolfenden, both of the University of North Carolina, have uncovered new evidence of abiogenesis, the process by which life arises from non-living chemical matter. Their study, published Thursday in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, suggests that a single ancient gene may have used each of its opposite DNA strands to code for different chemical catalysts.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 26 2015

Expanding the DNA alphabet: 'Extra' DNA base found to be stable in mammals


Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Babraham Institute have found that a naturally occurring modified DNA base appears to be stably incorporated in the DNA of many mammalian tissues, possibly representing an expansion of the functional DNA alphabet.

The new study, published today (22 June) in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, has found that this rare 'extra' base, known as 5-formylcytosine (5fC) is stable in living mouse tissues. While its exact function is yet to be determined, 5fC's physical position in the genome makes it likely that it plays a key role in gene activity.

[View as single article...] [Follow article link...]
June 26 2015

Scientists film death of white blood cell for first time and discover alert system


In a world first, Melbourne scientists have captured on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, a phenomenon never seen before and which reveals the cells apparently try to alert their immune system allies that they are dying.

White blood cells are the critical, disease-fighting cells of the immune system which fight bacterial and fungal infections, as well as viruses.

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

News desk archive...

Page:   prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  next  >>>

Enjoy the newsdesk? Please tell others about it:

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

G+. 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