Based on the lifelong interest of Luís Portela, the CEO of the BIAL pharmaceutical company, the BIAL Foundation finances frontier research. While it also funds mainstream research, it is one of the only foundations in the world to consistently request proposals in unusual phenomena and parapsychology.
IONS' mediumship experiment, Prediction of Mortality Based on Facial Characteristics, was published in the May edition of Frontiers journal. The article highlights our recent experiment with 12 mediums, who were asked to detect deceased individuals in photographs while their brainwaves were recorded. The results show some brainwaves associated with correct detection, and the study supports the hypothesis that facial photographs contain as-yet unidentified information predicting mortality.
The Harvard Business Review reports that since 2008, the number of articles that mention the word "authenticity" in the headlines or lead paragraph has tripled. Can something that has become a buzzword actually be "authentic," and what would that look like? IONS researcher, Julia Mossbridge, explores this and more with her presentation,"The Power of Authenticity: How Aliveness can Shift the Valley toward Engagement, Creativity, and Flow," at the Consciousness Hacking House in Silicon Valley.
At a recent conference, I mentioned my interest in studying channeling and mediumship to my fellow scientists. An awkward silence fell across the group before one colleague turned to me and said, “You understand that telling people you want to study channeling is pretty much a career wrecker, right?” I paused to consider the question, and then replied, “Yes, I know that. But honestly, I can no longer NOT ask the questions.”
As one of "100 photographs that changed the world" and "great images of the 20th century," Earthrise was shot on Christmas Eve, 1968, when William Anders, Frank Borman, and James Lovell aboard Apollo 8 emerged from behind the moon to behold a sight of extraordinary beauty and meaning.