The genetics of people living at high altitudes

People who both travel to and live at high altitudes typically cope with lower oxygen levels by increasing red blood cell production, which can help get more oxygenated blood to organs and tissues. But the increase in red blood cells also makes blood thicker, stickier, and more difficult to pump, putting a strain on the […]

4 ways NASA plans to save us from Earth-bound asteroids

Hollywood movies have long dramatised the threat of Earth being wiped out in by an asteroid discovered at the 11th hour, only for disaster to be averted by all-American heroes such as Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck or a gristly Robert Duvall. As NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office uses the asteroid “2012 TC4” to test its […]

The history of astronomy

The History of Astronomy provides some of the best supporting evidence for the 700 Phantom Years of History theory proposed by Gunnar Heinsohn. In 1898 Arthur Berry noted the 900-year near-stagnation in Astronomy during the Middle Ages. Recommended by the Encyclopaedia Britannica as a standard work, Berry’s “History of Astronomy” has the unusual distinction of […]

MRIs reveal the effects of microgravity on astronauts’ brains

Astronauts living and working in space will experience the detrimental effects of microgravity on the human body. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station, for example, have experienced altered vision and increased pressure inside their heads, symptoms termed as visual impairment intracranial pressure (VIIP) syndrome. VIIP syndrome is thought to be related to the redistribution of […]

Does occult symbolism pervade Hollywood culture?

The avalanche of revelations about the perverted and predatory sexual underbelly of Hollywood and the entertainment industry is long overdue. It has always been an open secret of sorts, but the whole house is coming down right now as more people are suddenly feeling empowered to speak out, and the media is finally ready to […]

Panama Papers redux : New offshore leaks dubbed ‘Paradise Papers’ mention Queen Elizabeth, Trump cabinet members & Putin relative

The organisation behind the Panama Papers investigation, has published its latest series of offshore leaks. Among those mentioned are Queen Elizabeth, members of Donald Trump’s government and Vladimir Putin’s “son-in-law”. The files dubbed the Paradise Papers reveal “offshore interests and activities of more than 120 politicians and world leaders, including Queen Elizabeth II, whose private […]

Seven dead in worst floods to hit Penang, Malaysia

Seven people have died and thousands evacuated as Penang was inundated by up to 4m of water after an 18-hour storm that ended yesterday morning. The state’s worst flooding caused its Chief Minister to enlist Malaysia’s police and military to help with relief efforts. At least seven people have died due to the storm, said […]

Understatement of the year: Manafort says Mueller’s case is ’embellished’

Accused of multiple financial crimes, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman on Thursday attacked the strength of the evidence against him, saying the case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller is “embellished.” In a court filing Thursday, attorneys for Paul Manafort defended him as a “successful, international political consultant” who, by nature of his work […]