Don Schmitt has been one of the primary investigators of the alleged crash of a UFO in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. He and his colleagues have tracked down hundreds of witnesses who claim to have information about what happened. When putting together the Roswell UFO crash issue of Open Minds Magazine in 2011, we […]
In 2007, a group of researchers reported a startling discovery: They had created sperm-like cells out of stem cells taken from the bone marrow of human men. Two years later, however, the study was retracted due to charges of plagiarism. Thirteen years later, the ability to create functional human sperm out of stem cells remains […]
Alejandro Rojas is a radio host for Open Minds Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as OpenMinds.tv. For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field […]
This story appeared in the September/October 2020 of Discover magazine as “One in a Million.” We hope you’ll subscribe to Discover and help support science journalism at a time when it’s needed the most. For 2-year-old Farida and her family, the trip to Egypt was a pleasant prelude to what would turn into a hard few months. […]
This story appeared in the September/October 2020 of Discover magazine as “Sound Off.” We hope you’ll subscribe to Discover and help support science journalism at a time when it’s needed the most. Six years ago, three Volvo engineers sat on a forest floor in western Sweden, picking twigs off the ground and snapping them in half. “We […]
In the race to find a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, some contenders come from classic development methods. Others would be the first of their kind.
When it comes to infectious diseases, our bodies can only defend themselves if they’re able to discriminate between the “self” and the “nonself”. And we’re not talking about philosophy here — in immunology, the terms are used to differentiate our own cells versus foreign materials. That means to attack a virus like COVID-19, our immune […]
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This story appeared in the September/October 2020 of Discover magazine as “Robot Scientists Are Coming.” We hope you’ll subscribe to Discover and help support science journalism at a time when it’s needed the most. In the beginning there was Adam. We’re not talking about the first human, but rather the first machine to fully automate the scientific […]
A stinking 15-feet long sea creature that’s been compared to a washed-up mammoth and an alien has left locals mystified after turning up on a British beach. The creature, which has been dubbed the Ainsdale Anomaly, was spotted on the Merseyside beach on Wednesday and has had people puzzled since“It’s very bizarre,” said one man. […]
Dr. Steven Greer likes to suggest that he is in regular contact with extraterrestrials who are visiting Earth. Kindly, if for a price, Greer offers to train others in his “close encounters of the fifth kind” contact “protocols.” But is Greer really in contact with unidentified flying objects or what the military refers […]
In June, investigative reporter Tim McMillan told The Basement Office host Steven Greenstreet a source inside the intel/aerospace world claimed UFOs “weren’t flying saucers, they weren’t tic tacs…they were something that possessed the ability to make your mind see what makes sense to you.” Two years earlier, a leaked slide from the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace […]
More than 2000 years ago, the Roman Empire invented a unique marine concrete that allowed for the construction of enormous, durable structures – even underwater. Incredibly, the exact chemical properties of this concrete mixture have eluded scientists to this day – but now, researchers from the University of Utah believe they may have finally cracked […]
This story appeared in the September/October 2020 of Discover magazine as “The Mourning Mind” We hope you’ll subscribe to Discover and help support science journalism at a time when it’s needed the most. It was a crisp night in June, the sky bright from the light of the full moon. I stopped at a gas station to […]
Supermassive black holes are among the most exciting and puzzling objects in the universe. These are the giant, massive bodies that sit at the heart of most, perhaps all, galaxies. Indeed, they may be the seeds from which all galaxies grow. Supermassive black holes are at least a hundred thousand times the mass of our […]