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Stellar Travel on the Cheap? As any Star Trek fan knows, the interstellar spaceships of the future, navigating swiftly from galaxy to galaxy, will travel at warp speed (faster than the speed of light); but such things, we are told, are reserved for science fiction. Nothing like that is achievable in this 3D realm of Newtonian physics. But, then again, we now hear that warp speed, or something very much like it, may be possible after all, and traveling to the stars could be a…

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6,000-Year-Old Cave Painting Mystifies Experts A mysterious cave mural, scientifically dated to 6,000 years ago, was on display in Jerusalem in November but, by now, may be back in storage. First discovered in the 1930s in an archaeological dig at Jordan’s Teleilat el-Ghassul, just east of the Jordan River and north of the Dead Sea. “The Ghassulian Star” has been under lock and key in Jerusalem’s Rockefeller museum ever since, ostensibly because of its fragile condition. A satisfactory explanation of its anomalous imagery, however, is…

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Knights Templar Exonerated The Vatican is now publicly conceding that the Knights Templar were treated quite badly and were not heretics after all. Pope Clement V, it seems, finally absolved the order of all heresies, but the original parchment declaring his deci­sion was somehow misfiled in the 17th century and has been lost ever since. Discovered in the Vatican library in 2001 by professor Barbara Frale, the document is now being published in limited edition at a mere $8300 per copy. Long reviled by mainstream…

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Himalayan Glaciers Melting? Not So Fast Over the last few years, one of the more dire predictions from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—the United Nations body set up as the world’s virtual climate watchdog—was that the glaciers of the Himalayas were melting and could be gone by 2035. The widely publicized claim made in 2007 has since been retracted, but the IPCC continues to argue that the danger of glacial melting, while not quite as great as first stated, is nevertheless real and…

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Temple of Atlan, in the Bahamas? A discovery of massive ruins of quarried stone about 30 miles south of Bimini in the Bahamas has been reported by underwater archaeologists (and frequent contributors to this publication) Drs. Greg and Lora Little. First described in Atlantis Rising, #97, “Brown’s Ruins” (named for Eslie and Krista Brown, the divers who found it) is arousing much speculation that it might, perhaps, be part of the long-sought remains of Atlantis. Whether or not that is the case, the anomalous features…

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New Evidence Challenges Global Warming Models The principal article of faith—fervently held these days in certain sectors of government and academia—that Earth is rapidly warming and headed toward a climate catastrophe unless draconian steps are taken immediately, has received another significant, albeit heretical, challenge. In the recently released National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report, “State of the Climate in 2012,” the statement is made: “worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record.” But as well known climate blogger Pierre Gosselin points out,…

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Methane on Mars After All There is methane on Mars, after all. Here on Earth methane is usually, but not always, a sign of biological processes—in other words, life. Other things, primarily geological processes, can also produce the gas, so NASA scientists are not yet ready to declare they have found evidence for life on Mars. They are getting interested though. The recent discovery by the Mars Curiosity Rover came as a surprise. Just months prior, NASA had announced that actually Curiosity had found no…

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‘Lost’ Tomb of Nefertiti Said Found Thirty-three centuries ago, she was the world’s most powerful women as well as, in all likelihood, its most beautiful, yet Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti remains one of the most enigmatic women who have ever lived. Though she ruled jointly with her husband Akhenaten, and left the world its lasting legacy of monotheism, she disappeared suddenly from history and no one has been able to determine exactly what happened to her. Now, however, English archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Reeves of the University…

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SpaceX Unveils Rocket for Mars For those who believe that ancient Mars was once home to a technological civilization, the odds of proving it in our lifetime have just gotten shorter—in fact, much shorter. Elon Musk, founder and president of SpaceX, announced in September his company plans to build a completely reusable rocket and spacecraft capable of ferrying, not only, “millions” of colonists to the red planet—beginning in less than 10 years—and establishing/servicing a moon base but also of carrying passengers on Earth to any…

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Could Mini-Blimp Explore Great Pyramid’s Hidden Chamber? In November 2017, physicists in Egypt announced that a new muon particle study had revealed a large, previously unknown, cavity located above the Grand Gallery of the Great Pyramid of Giza. For the latest developments in this amazing story read Atlantis Rising’s exclusive report by geologist Dr. Robert Schoch on page 42. Late word from Egypt is that plans are now afoot to fully investigate the space. One proposal, at least, sounds like science fiction. According to technology…

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