The Woman With Toxic Blood

Around 8:15 p.m. Feb. 19, 1994, a woman named Gloria Ramirez was brought to the emergency room of Riverside General Hospital in Riverside, California while suffering from the effects of cervical cancer. What happened next landed Ramirez a place in the medical history books forever. Ramirez was wearing shorts and a T-shirt, and although she […]

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What is Transhumanism?

An idea that has frequently been used by science fiction is now starting to gain widespread attention by futurists, scientists, philosophers, and even the general public; the idea that the human species needs to use either artificial augmentations or gene manipulation to usher in the next stage of evolution. That idea is transhumanism. But why […]

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The Classified X-37B

With the cancellation of the U.S.’s Space Shuttle program, NASA has had to resort to sending astronauts and supplies into space about Russian Soyuz rockets. What most do not know is that the U.S. Air Force is currently testing another reusable rocket design, codenamed the X-37B. The project began in 1998 as the X-40, or […]

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The Overview Effect

Not many people get to go into space, but it’s been described by those who have as an extremely moving experience. Particularly is the aspect of being able to look back on the Earth from space, contrasting the one planet humans occupy against the enormity of the universe. Interestingly, it has been found that doing […]

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O’Neill Cylinders: Future Colonies

Despite the fact that most manned missions into space today revolve around the International Space Station (ISS) and efforts to colonize outer space have become drastically reduced since the success of the Apollo program, experts have theorized ways for humans to exist among the stars for years. One design, like the Stanford-Torus ring habitats, involves […]

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DMT and the Machine Elves

People who take hallucinogenic substances often experience visions based upon their own thoughts and personal experiences. Sometimes, certain substances will produce the same effect regardless of who takes it, such as the Hat Man. One such instance was first discovered by psychonaut Terence McKenna and later corroborated by others who reported not only seeing something, […]

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