What really happened between May 13 and October 13, 1917 in the Cova da Iria moor in Fatima? Marian apparitions as the Catholic Church maintains? UFO phenomena according to some researchers? Or simply a fraud advocated from both within and without the religious faith? Did the Catholic Church take advantage of the alleged appearances to regain power and influence, while generating a lucrative business? Read More
«Correct the wise and you will make him wiser. Correct the fool and you will make him your enemy.» ― Chinese Proverb
The «Roof of the World»
The Himalayan mountain chain extends between the courses of the Indus and Brahmaputra rivers, in a length of 2,400 km and with a width that oscillates between 160 and 240 km. It is the only one in the world that has several peaks with an altitude higher than 8,000 meters. The highest of them is Mount Everest (8,848 meters). Read More
Glyndwr Michael: The Man Who Never Was?
On April 30, 1943, a fisherman found the body of a man floating in the sea waters of a beach in Punta Umbría (Huelva, Spain) early in the morning. The corpse had a mysterious briefcase chained to his wrist. Operation Mincemeat had started… Read More
Political Parties or the Art of Getting the Elected Away From Their Voters
An essential institution of liberal regimes are political parties, which are born and develop at the same time as elections and representation. At first they appear as electoral commissions in charge of raising funds for the campaign and obtaining important patronages for its candidate. It’s also observed the birth, in the assemblies, of parliamentary groups of deputies of the same tendency for a common action, and that in a natural way produces the federation of their basic commissions, which originate the parties. Read More
«Delta Sierra Juliet, it's not an aircraft, it is...»
What did 20-year-old pilot Frederick Valentich encountered while flying over the Bass Strait in Australia on October 21, 1978? After his strange encounter in full flight, he disappeared without a trace. His last words were recorded in the radio communication that he had with an aerial technician. A disturbing and distressing conversation that in real time described something that suddenly appeared, that moved and maneuvered in a disconcerting and anomalous way, and that was invisible to the radars of the Melbourne air traffic control service. Read More
«Starting a war is not done with just five missiles»
These are the words of Stanislav Petrov, a lieutenant colonel in the army of the former USSR, who on September 26, 1983 had a decisive decision in his hands, thanks to which possibly, or almost certainly, you can now be reading the lead of this article. Read More
'Westworld': Everything under Control?
Michael Crichton already warned us half a century ago, through cinema, of the dangers that lie in wait for human beings when they play at being gods, unleashing their creative hand. Westworld (1973), apart from being the first film to introduce computer-generated images in two dimensions, already advanced us in a certain way the concept of artificial intelligence… and its possible consequences. Read More
The Broomway, When the Tide Rises...
It was for centuries the only way to access Foulness Island, in the southwest of England. Sixteen kilometers out and back passable when the tide is low. It is The Broomway, an inescapable route in past times; an adrenaline rush for some, a tragic experience for others when the sea, the weather conditions and the firm of the path suddenly come together… Read More
R504 Kolyma: Highway to hell
It has more than 2,000 km, it is in Siberia and a tragic and macabre history is hidden under its asphalt. It is the Kolyma Highway, known as the Road of Bones, a highway to hell… Read More
The Constitution, the Law of Laws
The Constitutional laws, or State Constitution, are those that constitute, institute or define the political organization of the State. These are Fundamental Laws of superior rank that limit the action of power. The leaders who establish the rules or who contribute to establish them can get rid of them more easily. When it is applied and it is a true Constitution-law, its application is not as rigorous as that of the Civil Code or that of the Penal Code. Read More