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A 15th-century chapel in the Scottish city of Aberdeen was equipped as a prison for accused witches snared during the city's "Great Witch Hunt" in 1597.


Posted: 7/19/2016 5:37:20 PM   Reads: 124   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Witchcraft

Category: Witchcraft
Here are a handful of interesting long-lost cultures that don't get the name recognition they deserve.


Posted: 7/18/2016 11:09:03 AM   Reads: 194   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

The ancient Egyptians created a simple yet elaborate system of blocks and grooves within the Great Pyramid of Giza to protect the King's Chamber from tomb robbers.


Posted: 7/11/2016 4:09:18 PM   Reads: 162   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

Geoscientists have much to learn about mysterious blobs of hot rock deep in the Earth's mantle, such as exactly what they're made of and how they formed.


Posted: 7/5/2016 4:54:42 PM   Reads: 238   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science

Category: Science
Plague is often associated with the Middle Ages, but the infamous disease wreaked havoc before and after that time, and continues to infect people today.


Posted: 7/1/2016 2:50:05 PM   Reads: 284   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Doomsday

Category: Doomsday
Archaeologists have discovered what may be a skull bone from the revered Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. The bone was hidden inside a model of a stupa, or a Buddhist shrine used for meditation.


Posted: 6/30/2016 6:17:17 PM   Reads: 65   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Religion

Category: Religion
The base of the Great Pyramid at Giza is a little lopsided because its builders made a teensy mistake when constructing it, new research reveals.


Posted: 6/20/2016 12:39:26 PM   Reads: 141   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

We've rounded up the all gripping tales, thought-provoking findings and sometimes just-plain strange cases we've written about.


Posted: 6/17/2016 12:36:26 PM   Reads: 387   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science

Category: Science
Machines that can target and kill people without human intervention or accountability pose a moral threat to the world.


Posted: 6/16/2016 7:00:28 PM   Reads: 351   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Doomsday

Category: Doomsday
Archaeologists have discovered fields of earthen mounds shaped into domes and spirals in 1,000-year-old Cambodian cities.


Posted: 6/14/2016 8:34:38 PM   Reads: 285   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

NWO plot, mad agenda or gross misreporting? You be the judge.


Posted: 5/26/2016 4:33:04 PM   Reads: 408   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science

Category: Science
Could have used this at the Crucible. "Ancient, magical spells of love, subjugation and sex: It may sound like a "Game of Thrones" episode, but these evildoings are also found on two recently deciphered papyri from Egypt dating to around 1,700 years ago. "


Posted: 5/22/2016 6:34:16 AM   Reads: 231   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

Painted human mandibles that may have been worn like necklace pendants have been discovered at a ceremonial site in Mexico that dates back around 1,300 years. In the same ceremonial area, numerous whistles and figurines were also discovered. Made out of ceramic, these objects had been smashed into thousands of fragments, not a single example found intact.


Posted: 5/18/2016 5:05:44 PM   Reads: 390   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science

Category: Science
While belief in paranormal activities can be fun and interesting, sometimes it can lead to harmful effects. A new study argues that a belief in witchcraft can lead to a lack of trust and that this lack of trust can hamper economic development. The evidence presented by American University economist Boris Gershman in the May issue of the Journal of Development Economics suggests that witchcraft belief can lead to a lack of cooperation and may in turn lead to a breakdown in economic opportunity and development.


Posted: 5/14/2016 1:25:27 AM   Reads: 188   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Philosophy and Culture

Nearly 15,000 years ago, early humans gathered by a small pond in what is now Florida, near Tallahassee. Using stone knives, they butchered the body of a fallen mastodon, scoring the massive beast's tusks with deep cuts as they dug them out of the skull.


Posted: 5/14/2016 12:11:20 AM   Reads: 330   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

The oldest space dust yet found on Earth suggests that the ancient atmosphere of Earth had significantly more oxygen than previously thought, a new study finds.


Posted: 5/12/2016 7:02:03 PM   Reads: 444   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science

Category: Science
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and New York University recently put out this unusual call, looking for religious and spiritual leaders to take the psychoactive drug psilocybin in a controlled setting, so they can study what people in this group


Posted: 3/3/2016 8:40:05 PM   Reads: 280   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Alternative Spirituality

Some of Europe's earliest inhabitants mysteriously vanished toward the end of the last ice age and were largely replaced by others, a new genetic analysis finds.


Posted: 3/1/2016 7:49:18 PM   Reads: 226   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Known today as the "Khatt Shebib," the wall's existence was first reported in 1948, by Sir Alec Kirkbride, a British diplomat in Jordan. While traveling by airplane in Jordan, he saw a "stone wall running, for no obvious purpose, across country."


Posted: 2/18/2016 4:25:01 PM   Reads: 193   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

Duck-billed dinosaurs and an ancient wildebeest-like animal lived tens of millions of years apart, but they have strikingly similar, peculiar noses, a new study finds.


Posted: 2/5/2016 2:41:22 AM   Reads: 218   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Cryptozoology

Category: Cryptozoology
Among other things, the "Handbook of Ritual Power," as researchers call the book, tells readers how to cast love spells, exorcise evil spirits and treat "black jaundice," a bacterial infection that is still around today and can be fatal.


Posted: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 43   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

A researcher claims he's decoded 10 possible words in the famously unreadable Voynich manuscript, which has eluded interpretation for a century.


Posted: 2/20/2014 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 57   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

John Kachuba writes,"Einstein proved that all the energy of the universe is constant and that it can neither be created nor destroyed. ... So what happens to that energy when we die? If it cannot be destroyed, it must then, according to Dr. Einstein, be transformed into another form of energy. What is that new energy"


Posted: 11/11/2011 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 1206   Submitted By: spiritech0   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ghosts

Category: Ghosts
Though many corporations have arrived late in the game (cynics might suspect they saw another type of green in "green marketing"), many New Agers and believers in the mysterious and paranormal have long incorporated environmentalism into their beliefs.


Posted: 1/23/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 341   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.livescience.com Category: UFOs

Category: UFOs
Ghosts are big business. For entities that may or may not exist, they seem to be everywhere, especially during Halloween.


Posted: 10/31/2006 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 382   Submitted By: jmoore   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ghosts

Category: Ghosts
Global warming could substantially raise sea levels around New York City over the next century and put the Big Apple at greater risk of being flooded by hurricane waves, a new computer model predicts.


Posted: 10/26/2006 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 336   Submitted By: jmoore   Source: www.livescience.com Category: General

Category: General
Insomnia takes on a whole new meaning with the discovery that newborn dolphins and killer whales can forego sleep for their entire first month.


Posted: 7/9/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 339   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science

Category: Science
Alan Izhar-Bodner, an Israeli inventor, has developed a way for divers to breathe underwater without cumbersome oxygen tanks. His apparatus makes use of the air that is dissolved in water, just like fish do.


Posted: 6/7/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 317   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science

Category: Science
Many news and eyewitness accounts described dead animals among the debris and carnage.


Posted: 4/22/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 359   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science Controversies

Ghost visitations have a long history and will probably always be with us-if not in reality, at least in our imaginations and stories.


Posted: 12/11/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 330   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ghosts

Category: Ghosts
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