The Stella Family: Brad, Marylynne, Lennon, Maisy (Updated)

The Stella Family: Brad, Marylynne, Lennon, Maisy (Updated)

Feb 05

The Stellas, Brad and Marylynne, are a Canadian country music duo from Whitby, Ontario. Their two daughters, Lennon and Maisy, are following in the footsteps of their musical parents…

Stanislav Petrov: The Other Russian ‘Who Saved The World’

Stanislav Petrov: The Other Russian ‘Who Saved The World’

Feb 04

On September 26, 1983, Petrov was the commander on duty in an early warning center, responsible for alerting Soviet leaders in the event of a U.S. attack. Shortly after midnight that night, the system warned that a Soviet satellite had detected the launch of U.S. missiles. First one, then two, and finally a total of five land-based missiles appeared to have been launched at the Soviet Union. Colonel Petrov had only minutes to decide whether the alarms going off in the middle of the night indicated the real thing — the beginning of World War III — or a false alarm…

Vasili Arkhipov: ‘The Man Who Saved The World’ (Updated)

Vasili Arkhipov: ‘The Man Who Saved The World’ (Updated)

Feb 04

In October 1962, the world held its breath. On the edge of the Caribbean Sea, just a few miles from the Florida coast, the two great superpowers were at a stand-off. Surrounded by twelve US destroyers, which were depth-charging his submarine to drive it to the surface, Captain Vitali Grigorievitch Savitsky panicked. Unable to contact Moscow and fearing war had begun, he ordered the launch of his submarine’s nuclear torpedoes. As the two sides inched perilously close to nuclear war — far closer than we ever knew before — just one man stood between Captain Savitsky’s order and mutually assured destruction. Set over four hours on October 27, 1962, the tensest moments of the Cuban Missile Crisis, this program tells the powerful but forgotten story of Vasili Arkhipov and Soviet submarine B-59. With most of the action set in a claustrophobic submarine running out of air, “The Man Who Saved the World” combines tense drama with eyewitness accounts and expert testimony about some of the most critical events in the Cold War…

Eternal Life Could Be Achieved By Lengthening Chromosomes

Eternal Life Could Be Achieved By Lengthening Chromosomes

Feb 03

The key to eternal life could be a procedure to lengthen chromosomes. The new process allows scientists to lengthen the telomeres, effectively turning back the biological clock and making the chromosomes — and the people that are made out of them — younger…

Near-Death Experiencer Roisin Fitzpatrick

Near-Death Experiencer Roisin Fitzpatrick

Feb 01

One day after her 35th birthday, in the prime of her health, Roisin Fitzpatrick suffered a severe brain hemorrhage in her Dublin home that led her to death’s doorstep. There on the doorstep, Roisin says she was engulfed by a radiant and iridescent light. While her body lay in the ICU at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital, her consciousness was one with a vast horizon of tangerine-colored energy and a force of pure, unconditional love…

The Near-Death Experience of Six-Year-Old Ari Hallmark (Updated)

The Near-Death Experience of Six-Year-Old Ari Hallmark (Updated)

Feb 01

Ari Hallmark was 6 years old last year when an EF-4 tornado hit Ruth killing five members of her family, but she vividly remembers the horror and destruction. She remembers cows flying through the air, trucks hitting the house, glass breaking all around her. And she remembers taking a quick trip to Heaven. Ari tells her story in a new book she co-authored…

Microsoft HoloLens: The Next Big Thing?

Microsoft HoloLens: The Next Big Thing?

Jan 26

What’s the next great computing platform going to be? Several big tech companies are now betting that it will involve some kind of wearable virtual reality experience. Facebook bought Occulus VR, makers of the Rift 3D headset, last year. Google has been working on Glass, and has also invested millions in a VR startup called Magic Leap. Intel is building a line of 3D cameras called RealSense. Sony is working on a gaming headset called Project Morpheus. And now Microsoft has HoloLens…

Ray Kurzweil’s Predictions for the Next 25 Years

Ray Kurzweil’s Predictions for the Next 25 Years

Jan 26

Ray Kurzweil has received 20 honorary doctorates, has been awarded honors from three U.S. presidents, and has authored 7 books (5 of which have been national bestsellers). He is the principal inventor of many technologies ranging from the first CCD flatbed scanner to the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind. He is also the chancellor and co-founder of Singularity University, and the guy tagged by Larry Page to direct artificial intelligence development at Google. Here are a few of his predictions for the next 25 years…

HBO Documentary on Scientology – ‘Going Clear’ – Receives Standing Ovation at Sundance

HBO Documentary on Scientology – ‘Going Clear’ – Receives Standing Ovation at Sundance

Jan 26

HBO’s new documentary, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” debuted to a standing ovation at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Prior to the big event, the Church of Scientology took out full-page ads in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times claiming the documentary is filled with falsehoods…

Scientology (Updated)

Scientology (Updated)

Jan 26

Pulse Resource Page on Scientology…

Outstanding List of FREE Educational Websites & Materials

Outstanding List of FREE Educational Websites & Materials

Jan 25

There are many websites on the Internet that now offer FREE learning materials. Now even very poor people can afford to be better educated than many of Harvard’s graduates. All they need is access to a computer…

All About The Alex Malarkey – ‘The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ – Controversy (Updated)

All About The Alex Malarkey – ‘The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ – Controversy (Updated)

Jan 25

Alex Malarkey spent two months in a coma and woke up paralyzed. But his description of what happened in between offered a compelling tale of life after death, including visions of angels and meeting Jesus. Published on 2010, “The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven” became a bestseller — one billed as a description of “miracles, angels, and life beyond this world”. But last week, following persistent rumors, Alex, now 16, revealed that the detail in the book was false: “I did not die. I did not go to Heaven. I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention…”

Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science

Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science

Jan 23

“We are a group of internationally known scientists, from a variety of scientific fields (biology, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, psychiatry), who participated in an international summit on post-materialist science, spirituality and society… Our purpose was to discuss the impact of the materialist ideology on science and the emergence of a post-materialist paradigm for science, spirituality, and society. We have come to the following conclusions…”

The Tiny House Movement (Updated)

The Tiny House Movement (Updated)

Jan 20

All about “The Tiny House Movement” — websites, blogs, news stories, newsletters, books, interviews, videos…

The Near-Death Of A Child

The Near-Death Of A Child

Jan 14

In March of 1990, while vacationing in Florida, our family was involved in a serious car accident: a head-on collision with a drunk driver. After the impact, my husband was pinned inside the wreckage and writhing in pain beside me. As I turned and looked into the back of the car, I could see Rose Marie was not seriously hurt. But, to my horror, Kayla was no where to be seen. Her side of the car had been obliterated by the crash. I thought at first that she might be tangled within the wreckage, but seconds later discovered she had been thrown out of the seat and into the hatchback of the car. A bystander hurried to our aid, wrapped Rose Marie in a jacket, and carried her to a bench some yards from the car so that I could attend to Kayla. Kayla’s eyes were closed, her face was an ashen white, and her body was still and motionless. I was sure she had died. To spare my husband from this knowledge, I gathered Kayla’s limp body in my arms, lifted her out of the car, and stepped a short distance away. The moments that followed are forever imprinted on my memory…

Robyn O’Brien: ‘The Unhealthy Truth’

Robyn O’Brien: ‘The Unhealthy Truth’

Jan 10

In this extraordinary personal account, Robyn O’Brien tells the story of how she started paying attention to what’s in food….

PBS Special: ‘A Path Appears’

PBS Special: ‘A Path Appears’

Jan 10

A Path Appears follows intrepid reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and celebrity activists Malin Akerman, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Regina Hall, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, and Alfre Woodard to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and throughout the United States as they uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, as well as the effective solutions being implemented to combat them…