List of superhuman features and abilities in fiction
Many forms of fiction feature characters attributed with superhuman, supernatural, or paranormal abilities, often referred to as "superpowers" (also spelled "super powers" and "super-powers") or "powe...
Illusion of the Year - Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion
Finalist of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest 2016 Title: Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion Author: Kokichi Sugihara Institution: Meiji University, Japan
Staring into someone’s eyes for 10 minutes induces an altered state of consciousness - ScienceAlert
A psychologist in Italy has figured out how to induce a drug-free altered state of consciousness by asking 20 volunteers to sit and stare into each other’s eyes for 10 minutes straight. Not only did t...
These DIY Water Tricks Will Absolutely Melt Your Mind
The lesson, as always: Science is the coolest. These water tricks are all just a little bit like magic. But how do they actually work?
Ghosts created by scientists in 'disturbing' lab experiment
Scientists in Switzerland have shown that ghosts are probably just an illusion created by the mind when it momentarily loses track of the body’s location
Japanese Scientists Discovered A Way To Levitate Objects Using Sound
You might need an acoustics class or two to understand the science behind it, but their assertions seem sound...
Psychics Boost Believers' Sense of Control
People who believe in psychics feel more in control over their lives, a new study finds...
Levitation could be the next big science fiction technology to hit it big
The innovation community has just raised the ante on what’s possible.
Levitation - Quantum Levitation
Suspending a superconducting disc above or below a set of permanent magnets. The magnetic field is locked inside the superconductor ; a phenomenon called 'Qu...
Psychic
The KGB developed frightening psychic weapons, that could be used to control entire populations. Both mind control and sickeness enducing psychic weapons wer...
Levitation
A german film crew captures a levitation performance by an african shaman.
Extrasensory perception
Extrasensory perception or ESP, also called sixth sense, includes reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses but sensed with the mind. The term was adopted by Duke Univ...
Psychic
A psychic is a person who claims to use extrasensory perception (ESP) to identify information hidden from the normal senses. The word "psychic" is also used as an adjective to describe such abilities....
Psychic - Wikipedia
Classical element
Many philosophies and worldviews have a set of classical elements believed to reflect the simplest essential parts and principles of which anything can consist or upon which the constitution and funda...
Classical element - Wikipedia
Gliding
Gliding is a recreational activity and competitive air sport in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders or sailplanes using naturally occurring currents of rising air in the atmosphere to...
Gliding - Wikipedia
Levitation
Levitation (from Latin levitas "lightness") is the process by which an object is held aloft, without mechanical support, in a stable position.Levitation is accomplished by providing an upward force th...
Levitation - Wikipedia
Transvection (flying)
Levitation in the paranormal context is the rising of a human body into the air by mystical means. Some parapsychology and religious believers interpret alleged instances of levitation as the result o...
Transvection (flying) - Wikipedia
Illusion
An illusion is a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. Though illusions distort reality, they are generally shared by most people.Ill...
Illusion - Wikipedia
Shapeshifting
In mythology, folklore and fantasy fiction, shapeshifting, or metamorphosis is the ability of an entity to physically transform into another being or form. This is usually achieved through an inherent...
Shapeshifting - Wikipedia
Cutaneous rabbit illusion
The cutaneous rabbit illusion (also known as cutaneous saltation and sometimes the cutaneous rabbit effect or CRE) is a tactile illusion evoked by tapping two or more separate regions of the skin in r...
Cutaneous rabbit illusion - Wikipedia
Pasilalinic-sympathetic compass
The pasilalinic-sympathetic compass, also referred to as the snail telegraph, was a contraption built in an attempt to prove the misguided hypothesis that snails create a permanent telepathic link whe...
Pasilalinic-sympathetic compass - Wikipedia
Uri Geller
Uri Geller (Hebrew: אורי גלר‎; /ˈʊri ˈɡɛlər/; born 20 December 1946) is an Israeli illusionist, well known internationally as a magician, television personality, and self-proclaimed psychic. He...
Uri Geller - Wikipedia
Optical illusion
An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality. The information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to g...
Optical illusion - Wikipedia
Pranava-Vada of Gargyayana
The Pranava-Vada of Gargyayana (pranava-vāda is the Sanskrit for "uttering of Pranava (AUM)") is a book by Bhagavan Das, published in three volumes in years 1910-1913 by the Theosophical Society, Adya...
Levitation - Shaman Levitating
A german film crew captures a levitation performance by an african shaman.