Nina Kulagina



Did the Cold War Heat Up the PK Research Front? During the “cold war” both the U.S. and the Soviet Union worried that the other side had developed the ability to use psychic powers for military purposes. Researchers Lynne Schroeder and Shiela Ostrander in their groundbreaking book, Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain, detailed many experiments carried out in the U.S.S.R. and east­ern Europe, including psychokinesis (PK). Others who documented the psychic developments behind the iron cur­tain included authors Henry Gris and William Dick. Many…

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Martial Arts & the Laws of Physics

By William B. Stoecker

Are the incredible feats of some martial artists a challenge to the standard model of physics? Is their brick-breaking, for example, evidence that some of them can control a mysterious primal energy? And martial artists are not alone; throughout history people have done things that would seem impossible for mere flesh and blood. Modern physics is having problems to begin with, resting uneasily on the twin pillars of relativity theory and quantum mechanics. There has been a problem all along with reconciling quantum gravity with…

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Neutralizing Nuclear Terror


In January 6, 2008, the Los Angeles Times ran a front-page article below the fold titled “How the U.S. seeks to avert nuclear terrorism.” Written by Ralph Vartabedian, the piece provided an unprecedented deep look into how the U.S. is organized to deal with a nuclear terrorism incident and what it would do, should a bomb be found. The scale of the effort by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Office of Emergency Operations (http://www. htm) is somewhat reassuring, considering the…

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