Stanford historian uncovers the dark roots of humanitarianism

Through a study of the history of the French colonial Congo-Océan Railway, Stanford historian JP Daughton has discovered how modern humanitarianism arose from the brutality of European colonialism.Modern humanitarian endeavors are generally perceived of as works

April 27, 2015

What did the ancient people think of the axis mundi (world axis)?

In the footsteps of Mircea Eliade, mythologists and anthropologists tend to think of the axis mundi or ‘world axis’ as a straight object running through the cosmos vertically. While this is, of course, correct for the astronomical axis of the earth, the &lsq

April 09, 2015

Long series of droughts doomed Mexican city 1000 years ago

Archaeologists continue to debate the reasons for the collapse of many Central American cities and states, from Teotihuacan in Mexico to the Yucatan Maya, and climate change is considered one of the major causes.A University of California, Berkeley, study sheds new ligh

January 28, 2015

Global Warming in the Ice Age

The melting of the glacial ice sheets in North America, Europe and elsewhere was a stochastic process.Long periods of slow melting alternated with bursts of accelerated melting. Between the Late Glacial Maximum and the early Holocene, global sea level rose by 100 to 130

December 22, 2014

Mount St. Helens 2004-2008 eruption: A volcano reawakens

Mount St. Helens reawakened in late September 2004. Small magnitude earthquakes beneath the 1980-1986 lava dome increased in frequency and size, and a growing welt formed on the southeast margin of the previous lava dome and nearby portions of Crater Glacier.On October

October 01, 2014

Many views of a massive CME - July 23, 2012

On July 23, 2012, a massive cloud of solar material erupted off the sun's right side, zooming out into space. It soon passed one of NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO, spacecraft, which clocked the CME as traveling between 2 900 - 3 500 km

September 26, 2014

Mysterious volcanic eruption given light

One of the biggest unknown volcanic eruptions" in the last 500 years has been given new light through the collaboration of Bristol University colleagues from the School of Earth Sciences, PhD student Alvaro Guevara-Murua, and Dr. Caroline Williams, from the Departm

September 20, 2014

Tracking one of the most destructive Atlantic hurricanes in history

Hurricane "Hugo" (1989) was a classic Cape Verde-type hurricane first detected as a tropical wave emerging from the coast of Africa on September 9, 1989. Moving steadily westward, the system became a tropical depression the next day, a tropical storm on the 11

September 19, 2014

Dwardu Cardona: Earth’s primordial stellar host - EU2014

Dwardu Cardona showed that a reconstruction of Earth’s cosmic history can be distilled from the universal “mytho-historical record,” complemented by studies in earth history and space science. Most recently, the strongest scientific validation comes fr

July 27, 2014

Study finds Earth’s first mass extinction caused by volcanic eruptions

A new research from Curtin University has shown that ancient volcanic eruptions in Australia some 510 million years ago significantly affected the climate, causing the first known mass extinction in the history of complex life.Associate Professo

June 04, 2014

The best observed X-class flare

On March 29, 2014 the sun released an X-class flare. It was observed by NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS; NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO; NASA's Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager, or RHESSI; the Japanese Aer

May 08, 2014

Carrington-class CME narrowly misses Earth

On July 23, 2012, an intense solar storm narrowly missed Earth. The CME reached the speed of almost 3000 km/s, which is more than 4 times faster than a typical eruption. It was not Earth directed, but it did hit STEREO A spacecraft and researchers have been analyzi

April 29, 2014

199 years ago... the largest eruption in known history and the "Year without a Summer"

In April of 1815 Indonesian Mount Tambora produced the largest and deadliest volcanic eruption on our planet in the known history. A giant plinian eruption column is estimated to have reached about 40 - 50 km altitude.The volcano unleashed from 50 - 150 cubic k

April 10, 2014

"History and Theory of Electricity" - By Eric P. Dollard

The following presentation was made by famous electrical engineer Eric P. Dollard at the Tesla Society around 2007. He is considered by many to be the most knowledgeable expert alive today on the true nature of electricity. Eric Dollard is author

March 02, 2014

Mass death of dinosaurs in northern China caused by volcanic eruption

Well preserved fossils found at the Jehol Biota, northeast China, suggest that a volcanic eruption in the Cretaceous Era may have caused the mass death of dinosaurs in that region. The fossil formations were similar to remains uncovered from the Roman city of

February 14, 2014

20 years after devastating M6.7 Northridge earthquake, Los Angeles

At 4:30 on the morning of January 17, 1994, some 10 million people in the Los Angeles region of southern California were awakened by the shaking of an earthquake. The earthquake, named for its epicenter in the town of Northridge, was a magnitude 6.7 (M = 6.7,

January 17, 2014

Sonic Geometry: The Language of Frequency and Form

This might be one of the most important videos you have ever seen... "If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe." - Nikola Tesla The World is Waking... Throughout history,

December 23, 2013

Largest ever recorded solar flare in history - The "X-Whatever" mega flare

On this day, exactly 10 years ago, the largest ever recorded solar flare in history erupted from Sun's western limb. This mega flare started its historic eruption at 19:29 UTC from Active Region 10486 and peaked around 19:50 UTC. Ionizing radiation from the

November 04, 2013

The women who mapped the universe and still couldn’t get any respect

In 1881, Edward Charles Pickering, director of the Harvard Observatory, had a problem: the volume of data coming into his observatory was exceeding his staff’s ability to analyze it. He also had doubts about his staff’s competence–especially that of

September 29, 2013

Shock Waves - 100 years after the great San Francisco earthquake

Alongside the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 the earthquake that struck San Francisco and the coast of Northern California in the early hours of April 18, 1906 is still one of the biggest natural disasters in United

September 29, 2013

Meteorite minerals hint at Earth extinctions, climate change

A huge asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs may not have been the only cosmic event to cause mass extinctions or change Earth’s climate. Tiny minerals leftover from many smaller meteorites could provide the geological evidence needed to show how rocks falling

September 28, 2013

Biggest extinction in history caused by climate-changing meteor

It's well known that the dinosaurs were wiped out 66 million years ago when a meteor hit what is now southern Mexico but evidence is accumulating that the biggest extinction of all, 252.3m years ago, at the end of the Permian period, was also triggered by an impact

September 20, 2013

The great North American locust plague

Locusts are grasshoppers with some rather unique abilities. Overcrowding triggers their instinct to literally transform themselves.They change their color from green to brown, get more muscular, eat more, mate more and congregate in crowds. After their

July 11, 2013

The Storm of the Century - 20th anniversary of most devastating storm ever recorded

The storm that started as an area of low pressure off the coast of Texas on March 12, 1993 turned into what now is called as The Storm of the Century or Blizzard of '93, the most devastating storm to have ever been recorded in human history.This storm spawned 11

March 20, 2013

Formula derived from Ramanujan’s last work helps to better understand black holes

Number theorist Ken Ono from Emory University and his team derived a formula from last letter of Srinivas Ramanujan, which was a piece of puzzle for mathematicians around the world so far.Ramanujan, whose 125th birthday anniversary is on December 22, 2012 was a

December 22, 2012

The explosion that shattered solar theory

In January 2005, some remarkable things happened on the Sun, and the implications are still reverberating through the scientific community. Between January 15th and 19th four powerful solar flares erupted from "sunspot 720", shown in the picture above. Then on January

November 01, 2012

The Indonesian Pyramids - The key to the Golden Age of civilization

An investigative historian has recently discovered information which may prove that the ancient Philosopher Plato was telling the truth about the assignment of ancient territories to the “Gods” in the Golden age of civilization. This is not the first time that one

October 17, 2012

Ancient Egyptian scrolls document natural herbs and holistic medicine that saved lives and cured disease

Herbs played a huge role in Egyptian medicine. Proof comes from burial sites, tombs and underground temples where archeologists have found extensive sets of medical documents and scrolls, including the Ebers Papyrus, the Edwin Smith Papyrus, the Hearst Papyrus, and

September 22, 2012

Ancient Egypt: Study augments the drought theories

Recent research testifies archeological records of droughts in Ancient Egypt during the demise of Egypt's old kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time. A study of ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta provides

August 24, 2012

A global catastrophic volcano caused mass graves in London

Scientists search for the Volcanic explosive source of a disaster that wiped out almost a third of Londoners in 1258.When archaeologists discovered thousands of medieval skeletons in a mass burial pit in east London in the 1990s, they assumed they were 14th-century

August 07, 2012

Archeologists discovered the largest ancient dam built by Maya and knowledge we can use today

During recent excavations, sediment coring and mapping at the Mayan city of Tikal a multi-university team led by the University of Cincinnati have identified new landscaping and engineering feats, including the largest ancient dam built by the Maya of Central

July 17, 2012

Extremists destroy historic shrines in Timbuktu, Mali

Days after UNESCO placed Timbuktu on its list of heritage sites in danger, armed islamists have destroyed the centuries-old mausoleums of saints in front of shocked locals.  Al-Qaida-linked Ansar Dine group  had already destroyed the mausoleums of three local

July 01, 2012

New study shows humans were hunting fish 42,000 years ago

Fish hooks and fishbones dating back 42,000 years found in a cave in East Timor suggest that humans were capable of skilled, deep-sea fishing 30,000 years earlier than previously thought, researchers in Australia and Japan said in Friday's issue of the journal

January 16, 2012