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 […]Read more "The Woman With Toxic Blood"
Everyone from science fiction writers to military officials have planned on what future conflicts would be, looking at factors ranging from population shifts to dwindling resources. In the first in a series of articles, this will look at the potential for conflict revolving around Rare Earth Elements. To begin, Rare Earth Elements, or REE’s, are […]Read more "Future Wars: Rare Earth Elements"
There’s plenty of myths regarding the strange research carried out in the former Soviet Union. Space weaponry, psychotronics, the Ayaks aircraft, all are examples of rumors of strange super technology that was being hidden in ultra-secrecy behind the Iron Curtain. Of course, the lack of solid information only helps to drive people’s imaginations wild, but […]Read more "Soviet Psychic: Nina Kulagina"
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 […]Read more "What is Transhumanism?"
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 […]Read more "The Classified X-37B"
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 […]Read more "The Overview Effect"
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 […]Read more "O’Neill Cylinders: Future Colonies"