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The Enigmatic and Undeciphered Voynich Manuscript Unlikely to be a Hoax
24th July 2017 | ancient-origins.net | Ancient, Weird

The Voynich manuscript is among the most perplexing texts ever discovered as it has never been decoded despite over 25 analyses conducted in an attempt to decipher its meaning. As a result, many have drawn into question whether the manuscript is authentic, or nothing more than a hoax. However, a study published in the journal PLOS One offers convincing evidence that the patterns present in the writing resemble those from real languages, suggesting the enigmatic text is authentic and does indeed contain a genuine message.

How a Soviet Circus Clown Tried to Prove That Dogs Can Be Psychic
18th July 2017 | atlasobscura.com | Weird

Three years after he started to study telepathy, on August 20, 1922, Bernard Bernardovich Kazhinskiy arrived as part of a four-man delegation at the labs of Vladimir L. Durov, Russia’s most famous animal trainer.


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Tasmanian Tiger May Have Been Caught on Video
18th July 2017 mysteriousuniverse.org | Weird

Here’s one for the “It didn’t happen if there’s no video” crowd. A video making the rounds is claimed to be of a ‘we’re pretty sure it’s extinct but maybe not’ Tasmanian tiger


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The Mysterious Power of Near-Death Experiences
17th July 2017 | newyorker.com | Humans, Weird

The French essayist Michel de Montaigne was apparently afraid of death until he had a near-death experience of his own. One day, he was thrown off his horse after colliding with another rider. He ended up unconscious for several hours and believed himself to be dying. Then, as he recovered from his accident, Montaigne realized that dying might not be so bad. He’d felt no pain, no fear. The limbo state of being alive while feeling dead is what he found to be most intolerable.

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past
9th July 2017 | sciencealert.com | Space, Weird

One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time as well as forwards.

Odd properties of water and ice explained: Water exists as two different liquids
5th July 2017 | sciencedaily.com | Weird

Scientists have discovered two phases of liquid water with large differences in structure and density. The results are based on experimental studies using X-rays.


Related: Dr. Gerald H. Pollack | The Fourth Phase of Water

The Body of Salvador Dalí Will Soon Be Exhumed
5th July 2017 | atlasobscura.com | Ancient, Weird

A woman claiming to be his daughter filed a paternity suit

On Monday, a judge in the case ordered Dalí’s body to be exhumed, a step made necessary, the court said, because there are no other items from which Dalí’s DNA can be extracted

Leave No Stone Unturned: What Propels the Racetrack Playa Moving Rocks?
1st July 2017 | ancient-origins.net | Earth, Weird

Racetrack Playa is a dried-up lake located in Death Valley, California, USA. This dry lake is notable for its sailing stones, which are known also as sliding stones, rolling stones, or moving rocks. The sailing stones are a geological phenomenon that has been observed since the early 1900s. Although they have been studied for a long time, no one has managed to provide an adequate explanation for this curious phenomenon. Recently, however, a team of scientists have succeeded in (partially) unravelling the mystery of the Racetrack Playa Sailing Stones.

The Giant Footprint of Pingyan: Giant Made or Man Made?
1st July 2017 | ancient-origins.net | Weird

Stories and tales about gigantic beings inhabiting the Earth occur in almost all ancient cultures and civilizations. From the Indo-Europeans, to the Greeks, to the Christian Bible, tales of giants have been passed down from generation to generation and these stories still exist in modern day.


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Is the Universe Conscious?
30th June 2017 | nbcnews.com | Space, Weird

Some of the world’s most renowned scientists are questioning whether the cosmos has an inner life similar to our own.

For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws applies equally to falling apples and orbiting moons to Carl Sagan intoning that “we are made of star stuff” — that the atoms of our bodies were literally forged in the nuclear furnaces of other stars.

Strange noise heard over Nottingham two nights in a row
17th June 2017 | nottinghampost.com | Weird

A loud “booming” noise has been heard above Nottingham and people are desperate to find out what it was.

The unexplained noise has been described as a “roaring” and “rumbling” noise, which has happened every few minutes over night.


Related: Did you hear mysterious noise in Chellaston last night?

Australia’s UFO Hotspot is Suddenly Cold
17th June 2017 mysteriousuniverse.org | Weird

When you call yourself ‘The UFO Capital of Australia’ because of the hundreds of sightings there since World War II but you’ve had none in the past year, you tend to get worried.


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Researchers investigate decision-making by physical phenomena
9th June 2017 phys.org | Tech, Weird

Decision-making is typically thought of as something done by intelligent living things and, in modern times, computers. But over the past several years, researchers have demonstrated that physical objects such as a metal bar , liquids [paper], and lasers can also “make decisions” by responding to feedback from their environments. And they have shown that, in some cases, physical objects can potentially make decisions faster and more accurately than what both humans and computers are capable of.

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