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By Joseph Matheny | The inside look at the outside culture

Witness Jim Carrey's Transformation Into Andy Kaufman in Trailer for Jim Andy: The Great Beyond

The 1999 biopic of Andy Kaufman, <i>Man on the Moon</i>, wasn’t a massive hit; still, the film garnered praise for Jim Carrey’s transformative performance, …

Batman

Fear in America: Paranormal Beliefs

Relatively Interesting - The recently released <i>Chapman University Survey of American Fears Wave 4 (2017 edition)</i> includes a number of items on …

Paranormal

Vilca: The Most Sacred Psychedelic Ritual on Earth

<b>It’s not every day that you stick a 3,500 year-old human finger bone up your nose.</b> <b>And it’s not every day you die, either. I was preparing myself to</b> …

AI Is Changing Our Brains

Artificial intelligence is shaping not only how we think, but how we see ourselves. Will you one day be held accountable for something your digital self did without you knowing?<p>In 1976, philosopher Julian Jaynes issued the provocative theory that recent ancestors lacked self-awareness. Instead, …

Artificial Intelligence

'I am not a lizard’: Mark Zuckerberg is latest celebrity asked about reptilian conspiracy

Morning Mix<p>June 15, 2016 at 5:20 AM<p>(Reuters)<p>Mark Zuckerberg would like you to know he is not a shape-shifting lizard person bent on world domination.<p>The billionaire chief executive of Facebook hosted his first Q-and-A town hall using the social network's live video-streaming program to field …

David Icke

The world’s first “negative emissions” plant has begun operation—turning carbon dioxide into stone

There’s a colorless, odorless, and largely benign gas that humanity just can’t get enough of. We produce 40 trillion kg of carbon dioxide each year, and we’re on track to cross a crucial emissions threshold that will cause global temperature rise to pass the dangerous 2°C limit set by the Paris …

Energy

Nearly 400,000 Gallons of Oil Spews Into Gulf of Mexico, Could Be Largest Spill Since Deepwater Horizon

Last week, a pipe owned by offshore oil and gas operator LLOG Exploration Company, LLC spilled up to 393,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, …

Oil

The Dark Web’s Most Notorious Thief, Phishkingz, Gets Doxxed

The most feared thief on the dark web has been exposed by a vigilante hacker proving that no one is safe in the lawless underbelly of the internet.<p>Users of the dark web, where customers can mail order any drug imaginable, don’t only have to worry about the cops. Hackers and scammers are constantly …

Security

Bitcoin Anarchist Amir Taaki Talks Technology’s Purpose and Altcoins (Interview part 2)

<b>In PART 2, crypto folk hero Amir Taaki shares his thoughts with news.Bitcoin.com on past projects and Altcoins, while pointing to a philosophical</b> …

Cryptocurrency

In a First, Gravitational Waves Linked to Neutron Star Crash

The stunning find is already helping astronomers resolve a heated debate about the cosmic origins of gold and silver.<p>Around 130 million years ago, two dead stars violently collided and set off a sequence of events that, over the last two months, have whipped astronomers on Earth into an absolute …

Astronomy

Could the 1987 stock market crash happen again?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - On the 30th anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash, U.S. stocks are at a record high and investors are concerned that steep valuations may mean a correction is overdue, despite healthy corporate earnings and economic growth.<p>But could a repeat of “Black Monday” happen today? …

Economy

Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say<p>The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked …

Insects

No, There Wasn't an Advanced Civilization 12,000 Years Ago

Graham Hancock is an audacious autodidact who believes that long before ancient Mesopotamia, Babylonia and Egypt there existed an even more glorious …

Aliens

The Link Between Aluminium and Alzheimer’s Disease Is Now Confirmed By Scientists

Aluminum has been long known to be neurotoxic, with mounting evidence that chronic exposure is a factor in many neurological diseases, including …

Alzheimer's Disease

When you die you know you're dead: Major study shows mind still works after the body shows no sign of life

Death just became even more scary: scientists say people are aware they’re dead because their consciousness continues to work after the body has …

Consciousness

Physicists may finally understand the spatial dimensions in our universe

Back to the Beginning<p>An international team of scientists has come up with a new explanation for why space occupies three dimensions. The theory …

Space Science

A Solar Superflare Could Smash Into Earth Within The Next Century

Back in 1859, a powerful storm on the Sun launched colossal solar flares towards Earth, and the subsequent electrical surge triggered the shutdown of …

Solar Cycle

Nick Cave’s life & work come alive in a stunning new 328-page graphic novel ‘Nick Cave: Mercy on Me’

<i>An illustration by Reinhard Kleist from his new graphic novel, ‘Nick Cave: Mercy on Me.’</i><p>“Floods, fire, and frogs leapt out of my throat,” he …

Graphic Novels

The dark legacy of Carlos Castaneda

The godfather of the New Age led a secretive group of devoted followers in the last decade of his life. His closest “witches” remain missing, and former insiders, offering new details, believe the women took their own lives.<p>For fans of the literary con, it's been a great few years. Currently, we …

Books

Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded

ALBANY — Last March, five women gathered in a home near here to enter a secret sisterhood they were told was created to empower women.<p>To gain admission, they were required to give their recruiter — or “master,” as she was called — naked photographs or other compromising material and were warned …

In search of the ninth planet

A University of Michigan doctoral student has logged two pieces of evidence that may support the existence of a planet that could be part of our …

Astronomy

Inside Yellowstone's 'Zone of Death' Crimes Can't Be Prosecuted

Yellowstone National Park, an idyllic and beautiful geographical gem situated in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, hides a dark secret: a 50-mile …

Yellowstone National Park

The top 10 most underrated horror films

From “Trick r’ Treat” to “Jason Goes To Hell,” here are 10 underrated horror films that should get their due<p>This list of underrated horror films is not necessarily determined by Rotten Tomatoes. Some of these films performed well on the critical aggregator and others did not, but the reality is …

Horror Movies

Street spirit: two centuries of spontaneous photography – in pictures

Bringing together candid scenes captured in the 1900s, selfie-stick snaps and the entire evolution of street photography in between – Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz’s book Bystander chronicles the art of the moment

Street Photography

Thom Hartmann: The America I knew has almost disappeared

What’s left of our democratic institutions are under siege<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Like an alcoholic family that won’t discuss alcoholism (proving Don Quixote’s warning never to mention rope in the home of a man who’s been hanged), far too many Americans are unwilling to …

Fascism

The Most Influential Blues Songs Of All Time

The great blues artists talked, the savviest rockers listened. Without the blues there’d be no rock’n’roll, but certain tracks were especially …

Guitar

Watch out Google! Blockchain will set us free from data tyranny

Do you know how much data you actually own?<p>You would think it would be a lot, right? We’re constantly feeding the internet with our personal information, traits, habits, and characteristics — so at least some of that data should belong to us personally.<p>That would be the case in a rational world, …

Big Data

The Terrifying New Trend in Heroin Addiction

Just like they did in the 80s, Americans are increasingly going straight to heroin, skipping prescription opioids. Too bad US policy doesn't reflect that.<p>Jeremy Lesser is one of the faces of America's increasingly mainstream opioid crisis. Now in recovery for two years, he's 27, white, and comes …

Addiction

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

Sleep