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Atlantis At last? Signs of Atlantis found in southern Spain

(was watching cnn while showing a interview of natgeochannel that signs of atlantis have been found at southern spain )

Scientists say they may have discovered the lost city of Atlantis buried deep under the marshlands of southern Spain.

The legendary city is believed to have been "swallowed up by the sea," as the Greek philosopher Plato so famously put it 2,400 years ago.

He wrote of a great city destroyed by floodwaters following an earthquake deep under the sea — an image that resonates at a time when Japan is struggling to recover from a devastating earthquake and tsunami off its northeast coast.

A National Geographic television special that aired on Sunday details the work of American, Canadian and Spanish scientists as they attempt to prove Atlantis existed by following up on space satellite images showing unusual features in an area just north of Cadiz.

The area is near the Straits of Gibraltar — widely thought to be the "Pillars of Hercules" Plato mentioned in his description of the location of Atlantis.

The team is led by archaeologist Richard Freund of the University of Hartford in Connecticut. It used satellite photography, ground-penetrating radar and underwater technology to look for proof of the city's existence.

"This is the power of tsunamis," Freund told Reuters. "It is just so hard to understand that it can wipe out 60 miles (almost 100 kilometres) inland, and that's pretty much what we're talking about."

Freund's team also includes geophysicist Paul Bauman from the engineering firm WorleyParsons in Calgary and geographer Philip Reeder of the University of South Florida.

Sensor readings suggest the presence of a communal oven and possibly canals, Bauman told Postmedia News.

Freund told the Hartford Courant newspaper that the Cadiz site is the best possible candidate for the location of Atlantis that's ever been discovered, with the most amount of evidence backing it up.

The researchers say they also discovered a series of mysterious memorial cities in central Spain, seemingly modelled on Atlantis, leading them to conclude those who survived the tsunami fled Atlantis and built new cities inland.

Derren Brown - Science of Attraction

The Science of Attraction is the sequel to the BAFTA nominated Science of Scams web series.

Introduced by Derren Brown and presented by Kat Akingbade and Charlie McDonnell the website acts as the hub for a number of entertaining and informative experiments about the psychology, biology and unwitting judgements that explain why we are attracted to each other.

Poets have swooned over it since the invention of the written word; singers started crooning about it even before that time. It is a central theme in our daily lives, from the books we read to the people who make our hearts beat a little faster. It’s what “makes the world go ’round.” For the most part, attraction remains an unsolved mystery. No definitive method exists to calculate or predict to whom we will be attracted. The media constantly tries to tell us how we should look, what is attractive, what products we should buy and what clothes we should wear to be more attractive, there are books on chat up techniques and rules about dating and now science is tackling the subject. Recent experiments involving everything from sweaty T-shirts to facial symmetry have started to piece together some of the clues to this enormously complex phenomenon and in this series we’ll explore the scams and the science behind attraction.

Each video contains experiments that test theories about the science of attraction. Lively, entertaining and insightful these experiments are based on the most recent research that has been carried out on the science of attraction. Do psychological strategies espoused by self-help gurus and dating experts really work? Is it really possible to use body language, NLP and other psychological tricks to make yourself appear more attractive? All of these questions and more are investigated at You can also visit their Twitter Account, Facebook Account, and YouTube Page.

Jedi-ism Uks 4th largest religion, is still going strong

In 2001, when the last Census of the UK was carried out, nearly 400,000 people claimed “Jedi” as their religion. Not only did this confirm Jedi-ism as a religion in the UK - but meant it was the fourth largest, with more followers than Judaism or Buddhism.

With the 2011 Census forms sealed in their envelopes and ready to post to households across Britain, numerous Facebook groups have been created to encourage even more people to put their faith in the ‘Force’ and claim to be Jedis.

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The religion question is the only voluntary question on the form but Mr Benton says that the responses directly affect community services. “People are developing their local policy and activities on the basis of this information. I would urge people to give an accurate response,” he said.

The Times sent a video team to one of the largest Star Wars memorabilia shops in the UK to find out just who considers themselves a Jedi.

Derren Brown Svengali Tour

The SVENGALI tour is starting 9th March. For those wanting to buy tickets please note: the UK Tour is pretty much sold out, but there’s still plenty of London tickets available – these are however going very fast. For those of you who can’t make London and want to know if Derren is visiting , Manchester, York, Antigua, Latvia, Ireland or any other location – the answer is “PLEASE WAIT FOR THE 2012 TOUR” – we are working on other locations for 2012 and we can’t say anything at the moment. London Tickets are available here

from ze :p wiki: wiki/Svengali

Svengali is a fictional character in George du Maurier's 1894 novel Trilby. A sensation in its day, the novel created a stereotype of the evil hypnotist that persists to this day. The character was portrayed in many silent film versions of the story, and in talking pictures by John Barrymore in a 1931 film of the same name, by Donald Wolfit in a 1954 version in Technicolor, and by Peter O'Toole in a 1983 made-for-television modernized version, also in colour, costarring Jodie Foster. This last one changed the names of all the characters but was still called Svengali, the name having become a common noun.

The word "svengali" has entered the language meaning a person who with evil intent manipulates another into doing what is desired. It is frequently used for any kind of coach who seems to exercise an extreme degree of domination over a performer (especially if the person is a young woman and the coach is an older man).

The term has entered the media lexicon for an unaccountable but overridingly influential adviser to a political leader or candidate.

Jedi·s Only: Cory Doctorow denounces Jediism

The Register: When Cory Doctorow, creative freedoms campaigner, author of Little Brother and co-editor of the massive Boing Boing blog, tweeted yesterday that “we’re all going to put our #religion down as #Jedi”, the response was instantaneous.

A flurry of counter-tweets followed, with reaction typified by the likes of Andrew Carter, who tweeted: “NO! It screws up the demographics and makes it look like there are fewer ‘Non-religious’ than there are!”

Doctorow thought about it, and shortly after, his blog conceded an absolute about-turn. He wrote: “When I joked on Twitter that my family were going to list ourselves as Jedi, I was deluged with outraged responses from atheists asking me to tick the ‘no religion’ box; this is part of a larger campaign to get people who tick ‘Christian’ out of habit (though they have no faith) to switch to ‘no religion’ as well, as some atheists believe that the number of religious people in the UK is misreported through a combination of habitual box-ticking and smart-alecky ‘Jedi’ like me.” He concluded: “I’m convinced; we’re atheists and we will list ourselves as such.”

Full Story at The Register

Two Suns Appear on Camera in China: Mystery or Mirage?

“They appear in the video indicated below, one slightly higher than the other. There are two different colors; one of the sun’s is fuzzy orange while the other is an almost neon yellow.

“The double sun image is an effect of optical refraction, but it’s a pretty darn rare one, and one not fully explained by science… I doubt it’s been computer modeled. There must have been some blob of atmosphere somewhere that caused this truly spectacular phenomenon, which in a sense is a mirage,” said Jim Kaler, University of Illinois astronomer.

Mirages are the result of a refraction (bending) of light particles in the atmosphere. Due to the fact that air is often denser near the horizon, more often they appear there.

If these two suns are merely strange objects in the sky or a mirage, they are unlike other of their ilk as usually mirages are aligned vertically above or below the original source of light and not beside the light as these two images appear to be.

The famous Flemish astronomer, Marcel Minnaert, published a book recording previous sightings of horizontally affixed double images called Light and Color in the Outdoors. Published in 1993, this book remains the most accurate reference on the appearance of double suns.

Many atmospheric optical effects such as sun dogs, sunset mirages, sun pillars and sun halos, can be explained away by science, but not this one.

Not this one.

Check out this amazing video below. Although it is not in English, the visual is astounding and trumps language.”


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