John F. Kennedy knew of extraterrestrials and wrote a memo to CIA to release information just 12 days before his assassination John F. Kennedy President John F. Kennedy may have had more than the usual knowledge about UFOs, according to several credible sources. Further support for Kennedy’s high-level knowledge regarding UFOs came from a former steward aboard Air Force One who told of a cryptic remark by President Kennedy. Bill Holden, who also served as loadmaster for Air Force One, traveled with Kennedy to Europe in the summer of 1963.
Macro photos of snowflakes show impossibly perfect designs One of the true wonders of the world are snowflakes, tiny designs made of ice that are so individually unique, so detailed, and so spectacular it's hard to comprehend that they happen naturally and aren't pulled from the depths of our own imaginations. Photographer Alexey Kljatov has a special talent for capturing the brief life of these beautiful ice creations. He features many of his snowflake photos on Flickr. Kljatov says, "I capture snowflakes at open balcony of my house, mostly on glass surface, lighted by LED flashlight from opposite side of glass, and sometimes in natural light, using dark woolen fabrics as background." Here is some of his impressive work:
Eisenhower's Military-Industry Complex Warning, 50 Years Later hide captionIn his final speech from the White House, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned that an arms race would take resources from other areas — such as building schools and hospitals. Bill Allen/AP In his final speech from the White House, President Dwight D. 25 Stunning Photographs Of Sacred Geometry And Fractals In Nature These wonderfully symmetrical plants show the fractal nature of math, physics and the universe. Could this be evidence of sacred geometry? “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” -Albert Einstein
Unexplained Change In Europeans' DNA 4000-5000 Years Ago Remains A Mystery MessageToEagle.com - A new study indicates that the genetic markers of this first pan-European culture, were suddenly replaced around 4500 years ago. Scientists don't know why. A sudden genetic turnover that took place a few millennia ago remains unexplained. Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe. A new study conducted by an international team of researchers at the University of Adelaide's Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD), that their colleagues from the University of Mainz, Germany and the National Geographic Society's Genographic Project, reveals a dramatic series of events including major migrations from both Western Europe and Eurasia, and signs of an unexplained genetic turnover about 4000-5000 years ago.
How Physics Gives Structure to Nature How do bees do it? The honeycombs in which they store their amber nectar are marvels of precision engineering, an array of prism-shaped cells with a perfectly hexagonal cross-section. The wax walls are made with a very precise thickness, the cells are gently tilted from the horizontal to prevent the viscous honey from running out, and the entire comb is aligned with the Earth’s magnetic field. Yet this structure is made without any blueprint or foresight, by many bees working simultaneously and somehow coordinating their efforts to avoid mismatched cells. The ancient Greek philosopher Pappus of Alexandria thought that the bees must be endowed with “a certain geometrical forethought.” And who could have given them this wisdom, but God?
Gorgeous Macro Photographs of Butterfly and Moth Wings by Linden Gledhill A biochemist by training, photographer Linden Gledhill is fascinated by the beauty of infinitesimally small aspects of nature and science, from capturing the flight of insects to exploring the beauty of magnetic ferrofluid. Among his most jaw-dropping images are macro photographs of butterfly wings that reveal complex patterns that look like perfectly organized flower petals. These tiny protrusions are actually scales, similar to what you would find on reptile, though extremely small and fragile. Gledhill’s photography recently inspired an episode of Smarter Every Day where Destin Sandlin learns how to shoot similar photos. (via awkwardsituationist.tumblr.com)
Two Legendary Solvay Conferences: 1911 and 1927 Ernest Solvay (1838-1922) was a Belgian chemist and industrialist whose patents brought him considerable wealth, which he used to bankroll several philanthropic endeavors. In 1894 he founded a sociology institute at the University of Brussels, called "Institut des Sciences Sociales" (ISS). In 1903, he founded the Solvay Business School, also at the University of Brussels. Finally, in 1911, he established the prestigious meetings of top scientists known as Solvay Conferences.
Macro Photographs of Nature’s Tiniest Architects by Nicky Bay Bagworm moth larva (Psychidae), all images courtesy of Nicky Bay Bagworm moth larva (Psychidae) Nicky Bay (previously here and here) is the master of capturing the exceptionally small, photographing insects typically passed over without acknowledgement or recognition. The Singapore-based photographer stays acutely aware of these tiny creatures, using macro photography to highlight each minuscule detail. While taking a closer look at the micro world found deep in the rainforest, Bay began to notice tiny structures built by his favorite subject. The bug buildings appear manmade—tiny log cabins, gates, tents, and fortresses blocking each insect from the world just beyond their carefully placed twigs and segments of silk. Artist Creates Incredible Optical Illusion Fibonacci Sculptures Using A 3D Printer Source: www.themindunleashed.org | Original Post Date: January 20, 2015 – While most of us think about mathematics as quite an ‘impractical’ science, it seems that almost everything around us is based on mathematical concepts and can be expressed in numbers. Even the beauty of seemingly amorphous and spontaneous life forms found in nature is actually much more structured and organized than you may think. In fact, amazing geometric patterns that can be observed in certain plants, such as sunflowers, pinecones and artichokes, are determined by the concepts known as Fibonacci Sequence and Golden Ratio. Now, Stanford artist and inventor John Edmark has designed 3D printed spinning sculptures to demonstrate these mathematical concepts in action.
Action to Declassify Secret Energy Patents<br><br> A Proposed Bill to Support New Energy Sources Las Vegas-area Congresswoman Shelley Berkley announced last August, at a meeting in Las Vegas, a bill for the Small Business Administration to annually provide 750 million dollars in energy loan guarantees (see Berkley Reveals Green Energy Solutions). In response to Berkley's subsequent request for responses from the audience, I explained that the U.S. Patent Office has a nine-member committee which screens patents for national security implications, and that a hidden purpose of this committee is to lock up energy-related patents which could threaten the fossil-fuel monopolies and the power grid (nuclear, coal, etc.). When an inventor has his or her energy patent classified, I explained, the inventor faces 20 years in prison for working on or publicizing the invention. Berkley seemed favorably responsive.
Kunstformen der Natur The 8th print, Discomedusae. The center and bottom-center images are Desmonema annasethe; the tentacles reminded Haeckel of his late wife's long flowing hair. Kunstformen der Natur (known in English as Art Forms in Nature) is a book of lithographic and halftone prints by German biologist Ernst Haeckel. Hidden Artifacts! (pics) Here is a slide 45 minute presentation by Klaus Dona interviewed by Bill Ryan. It must have over 100 slides of artifacts and other anomalies so I highly reccomend it, he doesnt have time to go real in depth with each one but most of these are simply not known about, and one would have to know what to look for to find these anomalies. I chose a couple to share for the Op, 13 step pyramid, like on the U.S dollar bill, found in equador Under the blacklight it glows, on the base presanskrit was found, it was called that because experts say it is older than the oldest writing known. He says this writing has been found on every continent suggesting a global language before sanskrit . Here the rear of a face craving first shown glowing under the blacklight