Now, more than ever, people are questioning the nature of reality in a way that was unthinkable in the past. Unreal shows like The OA have continued the conversation from The Matrix like simulation theory to what it may all mean to be in a simulation in the first place…


No, it’s worth quite a bit more than that.

The $5 Trillion Asteroid — 2011 UW158

Somewhere, tumbling out in the cold recesses of space, there is an object which contains an unimaginable amount of platinum. In fact, the asteroid, 2011 UW158, contains $5 trillion worth of the rare metal. Measuring only about 2,000 feet long, the…


Reaching nearly half a football field in length and starting from an egg smaller than a human baby, this dinosaur was king of herbivores.

The largest dinosaur that ever lived has been revised many times. Some paleontologists thought it was the Brontosaurus, way back in the day. Since then, the…


The Spanish conquest of the “New World” is filled with major historical events. Were those events so monumental that they were foretold in prophecy?

Fifty years after Cortés’s infamous encounter with the Aztec ruler, Moctezuma II, Bernardino de Sahagún recorded Moctezuma’s words to Cortés in the Florentine Codex as follows:


The United States is a massive, diverse country with minority populations scattered around in nearly every imaginable configuration. From the suburbs of Atlanta to Chinatown in San Francisco, America is a beautiful tapestry of humanity. …


The incredible story of the first known case of schizophrenia is a mysterious window into our own psyche.

Casa de Locos (The Madhouse) by Goya

In the late 18th century, Europe was in a state of profound cultural psychosis. The American revolution had rocked the British Empire’s global aspirations, the French Revolution had evolved into such a…


On December 15th of 1980, Melanie Uribe was abducted by two men in a truck on her way to work. Witnesses who saw her abduction were the last people to see her alive other than her killers and a psychic by the name of Etta Smith.

Melanie Uribe worked as…


Far out in the desolate sands of the Nubian desert in Egypt, lie the ruins of an ancient stone circle of unimaginable age. Who built it and why?

Nabta Playa, as the area is now called, is not easy to reach. In fact, its remoteness is one of the reasons…


How Meditation Sets You Free by Destroying You

You do not exist in the way you think you do. We have a cultural understanding that we, our personal identities, are somehow the consequence of billions of neurochemical reactions per second in our brains. Our sense of self is then merely the froth of hyper-complex activity occurring under the…


Philippa Langley, who is president of the Richard III society, had an overwhelming feeling she was walking on the grave of the late king in 2012. She was right.

Richard III — Image Credit Public Domain

Richard III was not treated kindly by history. He was murdered on August the 22nd in 1485 during the last major…

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