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Monsoon in Delhi

Just in time for the heatwave in Europe and elsewhere, a refreshing view: video taken recently at Osho Dham in New Delhi.

How to hide your house from Google street maps [Infographic]

Although street maps by satellite can be a very helpful thing, nobody wants their open entrance or garage visible to those who might plan an unannounced visit with questionable [...]

Ten ways to gain control over your chaotic inbox

To finally gain mastery over our inboxes, we have to deal with the root causes and not just the symptoms that frequently flare up, writes Paul Levy, University of Brighton, on BBC. [...]

Google allows 3rd-party app developers read your emails

Big brother alive and well. A new report throws a damper on their claims that they protect their users' privacy. Published in SOTT and RT on July 4, 2018.

It’s not a conspiracy theory – your phone is really watching and listening to you, research finds

If you've ever had the sneaking suspicion that your phone might be watching you, new research suggests you're not being paranoid. Published on SOTT and RT on July 4, 2018.

How social media ruins your life

Jaron Lanier, Silicone Valley's ‘computer philosopher', explains why.

FB patents system that can use your phone’s mic to monitor TV habits

System would allow Facebook to identify what adults and children are watching based on ambient noise. Published in The Guardian on June 29, 2018.

Behold the noble pigeon

...because they are not as stupid as we think. This video shows there is much more to them.

Tsunami from heaven

Mother Nature's beautiful and mysterious ways shown in time-lapse footage. Published by RT on June 17, 2018.

The man who ​thinks trees talk to each other

Beech trees are bullies​ and​ willows are loners, says forester Peter Wohlleben, author of a new book claiming that trees have personalities and communicate ​via a [...]

Stephen Hawking’s multiverse finale

Prof Stephen Hawking's final research paper suggests that our Universe may be one of many similar to our own, writes Pallab Ghosh on BBC News. Published on May 2, 2018.

Spectacular dance of two galaxies merging

NASA has published a photo of two spiral galaxies twisting and embracing each other until they ultimately collide. Published on SOTT on March 12, 2018.

Sartre said ‘hell is other people’

He [Sartre] should’ve been on my train when an oik* made 40 calls… in the quiet carriage! - writes Gyles Brandreth in the Daily Mail; published on February 6, 2018.

A super blue blood Moon on January 31, 2018

The Moon will put on quite the show at the end of the month, as a very rare, "super blue blood moon" will appear in the skies. Published in RT and SOTT on January 22, 2018.

Theory of evolution dismissed by Indian education minister

A hot debate has gripped India, after Satyapal Singh, India’s minister for higher education, emphatically stated that Darwin's theory of evolution is wrong. Published in The [...]

The astounding connection between people and trees through time

Observed by Jocelyn Mercado, published in Uplift on November 6, 2017.

Conflicting views on social media balanced by an algorithm

Algorithms are able to balance the information exposure so that social media users can be exposed to information from both sides of the discussion. Published in Science Daily on [...]

Stunning photos of Juno’s Jupiter fly-by

Traveling above Jupiter at more than 130,000 miles per hour, NASA's $1 billion Juno probe took its ninth set of stunning flyby images on October 24, 2017. Published at Sci-Tech [...]

Do you recognize any of these habits?

Is your smartphone making you stupid? Lisa Egan has a checklist. Excerpt from her article published in SOTT and Ready Nutrition.

Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online

Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis can now be downloaded to read this historic and compelling research by the then little-known 24-year-old Cambridge postgraduate.

Everyone is distracted… all of the time

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks [...]

All of us are energy

Scientific argument for the mystical experience given in a riveting speech with core statements about oneness and energy by Jeff Liebermann at TEDxCambridge.

Location of the soul

Two eminent scientists believe to have located the soul in the human body. Written by Ivan (who added a relevant quote by Osho) at Ancient Code, published on October 18, 2017.

The gardeners of Kabul

Kabul and Afghanistan have become associated with war and violence for decades. Among all strife, people keenly aware of the importance of trees and plants persevered to maintain [...]

Stunning 30-day time-lapse taken from a cargo ship

The vastness of the world's oceans is something not many ponder on. Watching this spectacular time-lapse of a cargo ship's journey over the course of a month will infuse you with [...]

A ‘hidden portal’ to another world

An underground cave in Vietnam is probably beyond anything you’ve ever come across! It’s mesmerizing, it’s mysterious, it’s beautiful and magical. Published by Ivan in [...]

Biocentrism – no death exists, only continual nows

The past, present and future are not absolutes, demolishing the idea of time as inviolable. Video about biocentrism.

Scientist concludes death is only an illusion, it is not real

Scientist Dr Robert Lanza says in his book 'Biocentrism', that death is an illusion generated by our consciousness. Furthermore, life does not end when the body dies, and it can [...]

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017

From the northern lights to noctilucent clouds, the range of subjects in this year's competition covers all things astronomical. Here is a selection of the shortlisted images. [...]

FB shuts down AI robots after they start talking to each other in strange language

Facebook abandoned an experiment after two artificially intelligent programs appeared to be chatting to each other in a strange language only they understood. Andrew Griffin [...]

The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power

Alarm bells have been sounding for years but most smartphone users ignore them, and are seen forever hunched over their device, busy with seemingly urgent transmissions. So here's [...]

Why Is Earth’s Schumann Resonance Accelerating?

This very relevant far-reaching essay by Dr Kathy Forti was published on trinfiniti8.com on September 2015.

Unacknowledged

A new documentary by Dr. Steven Greer exposes a huge cover-up, maybe the largest in our history so far. Arjun Walia has the story; published in Collective Evolution on May 12, [...]

The hidden world of EMF bombardments made visible

Colourful yet hauntingly disturbing images of EMF's have been brought to light. Alanna Ketler at Collective Evolution has the story and encourages your body to take breaks from the [...]

Springtime exuberance

A stunning time-lapse video showing spring flowers blooming, by New York-based visual effects artist Jamie Scott.

Newfoundland surprise visit

A large iceberg cozied up to the coastline of Newfoundland near the town of Ferryland.

Planet Bin Chicken

Learn about the quite recently evolved and notorious Bin Chicken (video).

April Fools? No – this fuzzball comet is real!

Wanting to unleash a good April Fool’s joke on you all, we found that there is so much fake news going around that a good old joke won’t raise even an eyebrow! Hence we go for [...]

How Tibetans survive life on the ‘roof of the world’

How the indigenous Tibetan population evolved to live with so little oxygen has been a mystery. Now we are beginning to understand that another species may lie behind their [...]

Answer to 17 things to know when flying

People when flying in a plane from here to there to nowhere usually take it in stride, thinking they know all about it. Well, maybe not. This Infographic by SilverDoor.co.uk might [...]

Smartphones ARE dumbing us down — here’s how

Carolanne Wright's essential article on the subject. Published in Wakeup-World.

Stephen Hawking: Without a ‘world government’ technology will destroy us

Hawking says, "This aggression may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war. We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason." By Aatif Sulleyman, published [...]

Spectacular collision of suns will create new star in night sky in 2022

The light from a 1800 year old star collision will arrive to be seen from Earth in 2022, writes Sarah Knapton in The Telegraph, UK. Published on January 7, 2016.

Ice music on Lake Baikal

Frozen spectacle in Lake Baikal creates its own beautiful music - a blend of the sound of water with the tinkling of glass shards.

The Supermoon

A supermoon will appear in the night’s sky (December 13 into December 14, 2016). In case you cannot see it, here's one that was captured on video last year in Australia.

Suicidal Wasps

In this fascinating, hilarious and ever-so-slightly creepy talk, British science journalist Ed Yong tells the story of his favorite parasites. Shown on TED.

Scientists Claim Saraswati River Did Exist

... and debunk a 5,000-year-old myth. Prithviraj Singh writes in the Hindustan Times, Dehradun, India, on September 27, 2016

Woman Crossing A Busy Intersection

Observations by Rick at Optimal Wellness Labs.

Gigapixels of Andromeda

To watch this video is awesome in the true meaning of the word (usually misused in context).

Inside the Heart of the Orion Nebula

A new and extraordinary deep view of the nebula. Marisa Gertz writes in TIME Magazine on July 12, 2016.