Incredible: French film from 1947 predicts smartphones and other modern-day technology!

Inspired by an essay by Barjavel, the 70-year-old documentary proposes the evolution of television in transportable pocket format, and the way in which humans will interact with the objects. Today, parallels are drawn between the objects, like smartphones, described in the short documentary. People using miniature-television devices in public places; professional meetings conducted via picture-phones; […]

What Would Happen If We Didn’t Have Vaccines?

SARS-CoV-2 might soon become the 26th pathogen that U.S. health officials can immunize against. And while none of us will soon forget the coronavirus pandemic, widespread vaccinations throughout time have helped the public forget the threats that other pathogens carry. As the COVID-19 pandemic persists in the U.S., some caregivers have put off bringing children in […]

Do IQ Tests Actually Measure Intelligence?

The first IQ test wasn’t invented to measure IQ. In 1905, French psychologists developed the Binet-Simon test to identify children who needed individualized help outside of school. Yet, as time went on, psychologists refined the Binet-Simon test and developed many more — and started to attribute performance to someone’s “general intelligence.” But are IQ tests […]

Core Secrets UFO Memo: “It’s All Fiction,” Says Former DIA Director Thomas Wilson

Eric who? — the Admiral      The admiral at the center of controversial notes describing his inability to access a classified UFO research program says the documents are bogus. Furthermore, he says the alleged author of those notes, physicist Dr. Eric Davis, never interviewed him. “It’s all fiction,” says former Defense Intelligence Agency Director […]

Missing 411 and The Spontaneous Formation of Portals

On March 8th, 1994, civilians in western Michigan on the edge of Lake Michigan called 911 en masse about strange lights in the sky, described as mostly cylindrical, moving up and down in altitude, and having a vertical row of lights on them. They appeared to be coordinated, as one caller described them as moving […]

How to Explore the Stars Without Ever Leaving Home

Let’s face it, we’re not going anywhere, at least not anytime soon. Anyone who grew up on a diet of science fiction—often Star Trek or Star Wars of one generation or another—has at some point felt the longing for actual, real-world interstellar travel. Then come the hard doses of adult reality. We have no remotely […]

The Expedition to Heaven on Earth

Baker Perry is a man at the top of his field. That’s not a professional judgement, it’s a simple statement of fact. Perry studies weather and climate at extreme high altitudes at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. As part of his field work, he has installed meteorology stations in some truly rarefied locations, including […]

The Strange Case of the Homeopathic Sex Enhancer

A recent retraction of a paper in the International Journal of Impotence Research leads down a rabbit-hole of pseudoscience. The paper in question was published in 2013. In this article, authors Chu et al. studied the effectiveness of a compound called “Impaza,” which they hoped would enhance erectile function in male rats. They reported that […]

What Is Dexamethasone? About the Life-Saving Drug Repurposed for Coronavirus

Sometimes, old drugs find a new purpose. A widely available steroid called dexamethasone might hold the potential to save a lot of lives that otherwise would be lost to coronavirus. Preliminary results released from a randomized and controlled clinical trial involving more than 6,000 patients found that administering dexamethasone significantly reduced deaths among those with […]