Unverified Results: The History of Scientific Research into ESP

Today's mediums and psychic detectives are nothing new – people have been claiming the ability to see the future, speak with the dead or read minds since antiquity. Scientific experiments testing for evidence of paranormal abilities are a relatively modern phenomenon, however. Has science ever produced verifiable… » 3/07/12 9:06am 3/07/12 9:06am

Why that study about psychic porn was totally bogus

Late last year, a Cornell psychologist claimed to have discovered evidence of precognition, specifically an ability to detect the future presence of erotic photos. We were skeptical about all this, and now it appears we can officially dismiss this study. » 5/04/11 1:40pm 5/04/11 1:40pm

Study Shows Some Evidence Of Human Precognitive Powers

A new scientific study shows that humans may have some ability to predict the future. In particular, "participants correctly identified the future position of erotic pictures." » 11/08/10 3:11pm 11/08/10 3:11pm

The Mad Mentalists of Pre-Golden-Age SF

Paving the way for Vulcans, Slan, Espers, Professor X and Babylon 5's Lyta Alexander, SF writers of the Pre-Golden Age (1904-33) dared to imagine how normal people might react if telepaths were discovered among us. » 4/15/09 9:00am 4/15/09 9:00am

Had a Paranormal Experience? We'll Give You £5

University of Edinburgh is looking for a few research subjects for some ESP experiments. To volunteer, you must be a native English speaker and have had at least one paranormal experience. No, that does not include owning a season of The Supernatural on DVD. Apparently these experiments only take about 45 minutes and… » 12/03/08 1:44pm 12/03/08 1:44pm

Army Sinks Millions Into "Synthetic Telepathy" Research

Perhaps in the hope that military commanders will one day order troops around with their power of their minds, in the style of X-Men's Xavier, the U.S. Army has given a grant of $4 million to "synthetic telepathy" researchers in Irvine, California. I guess the "synthetic" part is supposed to make this all seem more… » 8/18/08 12:44pm 8/18/08 12:44pm

Harvard Neuroscientists Investigate ESP

This may come as a shock if you're one of the fifty percent of Americans who believes in ESP, but it turns out that psychic powers don't show up in fMRI brain scans. A group of Harvard researchers scanned the brains of people who were receiving mental imagery from their relatives in another room, and discovered that .… » 1/04/08 10:34am 1/04/08 10:34am