July 28, 2016

New study indicates advanced alien civilizations existed before us

Scientists at the University of Rochester in New York revised the famous drake equation and say intelligent alien civilizations exited before us.

Recent advances in exoplanet studies provide strong constraints on all astrophysical terms in the Drake equation.

Using these and modifying the form and intent of the Drake equation have set a firm lower bound on the probability that one or more technological species have evolved anywhere and at any time in the history of the observable Universe.

The new equation which includes recent data from NASA’s Kepler satellite on the numbers of exoplanets that could harbor life indicates that humanity is not the only time technological intelligence has evolved.

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Canal found under Mayan temple could be gateway to afterlife

Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered an ancient canal system under the tomb of a Mayan ruler, which they say could be the civilization's symbolic entrance to the underworld.

This seventh-century tomb of the Mayan ruler Pakal is in the Temple of Inscriptions. An inscription also says that the dead must be submerged in water.

The canal has various levels which still has water. This Temple is situated in Palenque was an important Mayan city.

Many have concluded that this canal is of particular significance to the Mayan afterlife.

The hydraulic system was discovered using sonar technology.


July 26, 2016

Super Volcanoes Alert: One Year Warning may precede Giant Volcanic Eruptions

Quartz crystals from Long Valley caldera reveal how gas powering super eruptions accumulates in just a year.

There would be just one year to prepare for an eruption from a super volcano, scientists have discovered. Despite taking hundreds of thousands of years to accumulate enough magma for a super eruption, researchers found the final trigger would take place over an extremely short period of time.

Super volcanoes, such as those found in Yellowstone, Lake Toba and Long Valley, have the potential to cause catastrophic destruction across the whole planet. An eruption could lead to a volcanic winter, where the sulphuric acid released blocks out the Sun's light, causing global temperatures to plummet.

For example, Yellowstone's magma chamber beneath Yellowstone measures some 55 miles by 20 miles and contains untold billions of cubic meters of molten rock just waiting to burst from large cauldrons beneath the surface of the park.

Currently, smoke, sulfur dioxide gas explosions and sulfur plumes popping up all around the Yellowstone magma chamber (Sulfur dioxide gas usually shows up in large concentrations before volcanic eruptions) yet strange fires events to the edge of the underground magma chamber from this super volcano.

It’s clear that there is definitely something going on in Yellowstone. All this is not to say that the Yellowstone volcano next week will erupt, but they are signs of increased underground activity and when it eventually erupts, it would not only affect the U.S. but it would affect the world.