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Science Journalism; A Key to the Amazing World of Science

By Maria Anna van Driel

“There you are, nervously waiting for the journalists to step on your terrain, to invade your work-space and maybe even jump into the darkest corners of your private life.  Then they arrive … looking like a pack of hungry wolves, armed with all kind of terrible questions, looking you straight in the eye and impenetrable in what they really think. Microphones and cameras are being unpacked and put into position, and not only the gazing eyes of the cameras are aimed at you…also the strict looks of the Journalist, camera-man and those of the whole world…are aimed directly at you!”

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Okay, that scenario would scare the BLEEP out of me too. But we know that you are feeling a bit uncomfortable … nervous and maybe thinking; “Oh my god, they are going to misrepresent everything I say, rip me apart before I am truly death and in the process my research findings!”  

As an investigative science journalist I have to say, YES…I am armed with the most diverse questions…which I WILL ask you!  YES…I will lay your personality under a magnifying glass, because the general public is eager to know you and the research you are conducting.  But NO, I am neither going to rip you nor your research findings to pieces.

Clinically speaking, the aim of a science journalist is not to obstruct the communication bridge but to render very detailed, specific, and often jargon-laden information provided by scientists into a form that non-scientists can understand and appreciate while still communicating the information accurately.

Science journalists are making sure that your ideas are accessible to the general public which is not the same as dumbing it down. Instead, as Einstein said, “Make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler.”

Words have power, words are power, words can be your power!
You can inspire a nation and invite people into the wonderland of science.

Ladies and gentlemen, let us make that our goal for 2021 because the world needs you…badly.

The Position of the Female Scientist and Her Influence in the Scientific Community

With  Prof. Dr. Amal Amin Ibrahim Shendi

Even though we have learned that Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactive decay, was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize in Physics and became the first person to receive a second Nobel Prize in Chemistry…the presence of female scientists spans the earliest times of the history of science wherein they have made significant contributions.

Click the ‘PLAY-BUTTON’ in the side bar ‘THE NEXT TRUTH…ONLINE RADIO’ on the right and listen to the podcast of Prof. Dr. Amal Amin

The involvement of women in the field of medicine has been recorded in several early civilizations. An ancient Egyptian physician, Merit-Ptah… who lived circa 2700 BC and described in an inscription as “chief physician”, is the earliest known female scientist named in the history of science. Agamede was cited by Homer as a healer in ancient Greece before the Trojan War and  Agnodice was the first female physician to practice legally in fourth century BC.

Gender roles were largely deterministic in the 18th century and women made substantial advances in science.

Then, during the nineteenth century, women were excluded from most formal scientific education, but they began to be admitted into learned societies during this period.  Forty women have been awarded the Nobel Prize between 1901 and 2010. Seventeen women have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine.

I am your host Maria Anna van Driel… and you’re listening to “The Next Truth; Where Science and Myth Meet”,   and this week I am speaking with Global Young Academy alumni and cofounder and the founder of Women In Science Without Borders, Professor Dr. Amal Amin about the important role of girls and women in science.  

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Extraterrestrials; Are They Just Figments of a Creepy Legend or is There Another Explanation?

With long time MUFON board member Tom Whitmore

Extraterrestrials… are they just figments of a creepy legend that speaks of human-shaped life forms having ill intentions toward us? Or is there another explanation?

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Tom has been a MUFON member since 1990 and has served as a MUFON State Section Director for Texas. He has served on the MUFON Board of Directors since 1995. Tom holds the Chartered Financial Analyst certification from the CFA Institute. Tom is employed as a financial analyst with a local corporation. Formerly CEO of a $220mm financial institution for seven years. His interests include: crash retrievals, and military/intelligence involvement. Tom is an avid reader of history and current events. He spends his spare time playing guitar and he is a passionate music lover. Other activities include hiking, biking, swimming, running and camping. Tom lives with his wife Marilyn and their daughter, Julia, who will attend Texas State University in San Marcos.

UFO’s and those who are operating them have been reported by witnesses throughout time as small but terrifying grey’s, having huge black eyes and standing alongside a person’s bed at night … while communicating through an odd form of telepathy. 

What is the truth behind the UFO mystery? How advanced is their technology compared to ours? Where do they come from and… why do aliens abduct us?

I am your host Maria Anna van Driel… and you’re listening to “The Next Truth; Where Science and Myth Meet”… this week I am exploring the wide and mysterious world of unexplained aerial phenomena together with Long time MUFON board member Tom Whitmore.

Tom has been fascinated by military and intelligence agencies’ interactions with the UFO public. He has undertaken a research study of the history of the MJ12 affair, and … intends to eventually publish his findings.

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“Young People Science” is Celebrating her ONE YEAR Anniversary!

WOW!…This unbelievable! The Nov/Dec 2020 edition of ”Young People Science” is marking her one year anniversary!   In order to celebrate this festive moment The Next Truth has uploaded the FREE PDF via the website for you to download and read all about “The Magical Laws of Chemistry”.

This month’s edition is packed with many goofy animals, fun facts, puzzles, fascinating in-depth articles and stories written by super duper cool and friendly scientists and citizen scientists who are explaining their field of work for you to wrap your mind around and to become waaaay smarter than you teachers and parents!

* Questions you have been walking around with for years? The Next Truth provides an answer! Email your questions to; info@nexttruth.com

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The Next Truth edition of November 2020, Out Now!

https://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/1512517

We tend to think that evolution is a smooth line of changes in the characteristics of a species over several generations and relies on the process of natural selection. This, by the majority, accepted theory of an almost vivid and detailed description of human ascent from a tiny, one-celled monad is so convincing that one could almost believe science has seen the microscopic amoeba turn into a man with their own eyes.

But does the theory of evolution merit a fanatical support, which would silence all opposing ideas?

This month we look at the different facets of evolution and … from different angles.

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May I Believe

British Journalist and Media Commentator Nick Pope Weighs In

By Maria Anna van Driel, www.nexttruth.com

Our sincere apologies… we have tried to enhance Mr. Pope’s interview as much as we could. We have no clue what it was that was creating the interfering on that particular day.  
Below the written version of Nick Pope’s interview for you to download while listening to the TNT-Podcast.

Since the dawn of civilization humanity pondered over the question of where we, as a species, will go and what will happen when we get there. But it was not until the 19th century that we realized that we had the technology to do great things and to expand beyond the limits of our own imagination. https://youtu.be/HGWCVqsQjN8

If you think that some technologies from Star Trek seem far-fetched, think again.    Many of the devices from the acclaimed television series are slowly becoming a reality. While we may not be teleporting people from starships to a planet’s surface anytime soon, we are getting closer to developing other tools essential for future space travel endeavors. 

But where does this particular knowledge about these advanced technologies come from?  Do extraterrestrial beings exchange this information via a yet unknown form of communication what vibrates though your whole body… a form of brain-to-brain communication creating holographic images in the mid-brain?

Or is there something what is that logic and common, many of us never thought of being a plausible answer to why our species feel this almost uncontrollable urge of applying A.I. to our existence?  

UFO expert Nick Pope was, from 1991 to 1994, an employee at the British Government’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) where he was working on real-life X-Files. He has discussed the subject on numerous TV shows, and written news stories and features about conspiracy theories (including tie-in publicity material for the second X-Files movie, and extensive material for truTV’s Conspiratorium), covering topics that include JFK, the moon landings, 9/11, UFOs, and many other conspiracy theories – some well-known, others less well-known. Currently he is a freelance journalist and media commentator, and is, by the media, called “the real Fox Mulder”.   

To become more familiar with the work of British freelance journalist, UFO expert and former MoD employee Nick Pope visit his Website www.nickpope.net or read the highly interesting summaries of his books via www.amazon.com

Welcome Nick, I appreciate the time you took for letting us peer behind the scenes in your journey as a former MoD employee, a media commentator, freelance journalist and author of several books.

The Next Truth: You have been asked this question probably a millions of times but, how did you gained your nick-name “the real Fox Mulder”?

Nick Pope: This was a joke that the British media first started. When it was revealed that I was doing this job from the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and when the British Government began to declassify and release some of it UFO files, one of the journalists, I cannot remember who, wrote an article about me and my UFO work for the British Government and made this comparison, ‘Well, Nick must be the real Fox Mulder working on real life X-Files.’

It must have struck a cord with people because they started repeating this and I started being printed in newspapers and magazines. At first I thought it trivialized my Government work but then I though, ‘No, you can’t be too pressures about this and just go with the joke.’  It’s good fun and that is how it all started.

TNT: With most people, when they hear your name, they automatically relate you to UFO’s, extraterrestrial life-forms and secret documents but you are also a freelance journalist. What influenced you to leave behind the MoD and step into the world of journalism?

NP: When I took early retirement from the MoD and again, this was in the same time as the British Government was releasing a lot of the files and documents relating to my old job, many journalists contacted me and wrote features about me and my Government work.  Somewhere along the line one newspaper must have said to me, ‘We like to write you the articles in your own words.’ So write the articles as yourself or as an opinion piece.

Many journalists and newspapers noticed my writing style and quite liked it and I got asked to write some more. People initiated me to write about UFO’s and other mysteries and about conspiracy theories too so; I started broadening the subject that I wrote about. I like writing the articles myself because this way I can be 100% certain that all the information is in it correct.

TNT: How did you got involved with the MoD? I mean, the moment that you stepped into that particular world?

NP: Well, my father had been a senior Government scientist. He was an aeronautical engineer but, as he became more senior in Government, he stopped doing hands on science and became a manager of scientific programs. In fact, he ended up as the deputy chief scientific advisor for the MoD. We used to have a joke that the MoD was the family firm and he said, ‘Why don’t apply to join the family firm? The work is very interesting and varied.’   He said, ‘It doesn’t as much as if you where working for the private industry, but…’ he said, ‘you find the work more interesting and you will find the subjects you are dealing with that are those sorts of things that you see on the television news in the evening. And if you want to be a part of something interesting and important, and work for your country, then you should consider in applying.’

To me that sounded fascinating! I applied and I was accepted. And in the course I have served for 21 years as a civilian employee in the MoD. I had, I think, 7 completely different jobs; I mean, I was involved in many different subjects ranging from financial policy to the counter-terrorism. So, as you can see, the MoD is a huge organization. But it is the UFO job that I am best known for.

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The Next Truth edition of September 2020, Out Now!

Can We Unravel the World of (the) Death?

Do we perceive ‘time’ as it actually exists or is our brain deceiving us for what is real and what is not? Can we switch our lives, or biological existence, on and off without losing our awareness of what is happening around us?

From prehistory to this day, we have been haunted by our memories, the past itself, by inklings of the future, by events playing outside our lives, and by ourselves. Hence the lure of ghost stories throughout history and presumably prehistory. Science, many say, has been a great destroyer of myth and superstition, but over time scientists have, among others, created new black boxes, aka film camera’s, which we are filling with our ghostly imagination.

One way to look at the myriad realities you can hop in and out with full awareness is to imagine the world as a book case. As far as you can see …trillions and trillions of books, which are standing on an equal amount of shelves, some are thick, some thin…some with multiply colors while others might look dark and dull.

Walking along all these different books while running your finger across the backs, every now and then one of them draws your attention. Why? Perhaps by its shape or bright colors or, perhaps, it has fallen from the shelve. Regardless why that particular book is drawing your attention, you carefully read the cover following the summery on the back side. You read the first pages…absorbing the information presented by the text written. Instantly it is dragging you into this foggy state of a new reality or better said; the agreement in where we experiencing an idealistic or notional idea of ‘things’.

Did our brain found a brilliant technique to slow down and speed up time?

Another way to imagine dying is like time travel, except instead of journeying into the future or seeing Ancient Rome, you go to eternity, see nothing, and never come back.

We have no idea where people go when they die; it’s what makes death so scary and awful. But the sense that they obviously go somewhere—that the person in front of us, situated in the time and space we share, suddenly gets transported to another realm; that their consciousness flickers, then vanishes—also makes death incredibly inconvenient from a logistical standpoint.

The question of whether life continues after death has been at the forefront of many researchers, still, a conclusive answer in not forthcoming. It seems that we just cannot wrap our minds around this timeless area what lies between the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death and the hereafter.

Creepy as it might sound but many thoughts go out to the idea that, if we want to find out what a NDE is and what it means, our psychological knowledge has to “die”. Meaning, we have to let go of the density objects seem to posses and thus the material version of what we have become to understand as “life” or “reality”. This makes us experiencing the world around as a two point-projection perspective creating for us to “see” an, compared to classical reality, odd, almost holographic, behavior in time and space.  

Can we say that death is just an accidental suspension of the biological process known as life? Or do we have to seek the answers in a more spiritual realm?

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Science Has True Frontiers!

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A Dyson Sphere; Why Would Anyone Construct Such a Bizarre Monstrosity?

By Maria Anna van Driel, www.nexttruth.com

Are you a holographic projection build up from Dirac (bi) spinors in an ancient matrix or are you consisting from…um, real atoms?  Well, it might very well be that, like the ancient Egyptians, supposedly, have maintained the magisterial pyramids built by previous nations, we are building, maintaining, a Dyson sphere around an already existing one built by those we have became to know as “aliens” or “extra-terrestrial life forms” existing in a pre-eminent system millions of light years remote from the planet we live on.  Earth!

It was only recently that Space-X launched a large group of satellites into an orbit around the planet we live on. Many of us, including myself, have witnessed this miraculous sighting in the clear night skies. “Starlink” is this satellite constellation, constructed by Space-X to provide satellite internet access, being called.  The constellation so is being said, will consist of thousands of mass-produced small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), working in combination with ground transceivers. Space-X also plans to sell some of the satellites for military, scientific and/or exploratory purposes. (Source: Wikipedia)

But it might be plausible that, without our direct awareness, we, as a species inhabiting this planet, are applying this form of technology to our daily existence because it is deeply connected with our future selves. Hot-wired in our human history and DNA, so to speak, while we are walking this path of civilizations that have lived our present already or…is here still.

“The Starlink constellation, phase 1, first orbital shell: 72 orbits with 22 each, 1,584 satellites at 550 km altitude.” Source: Wikipedia

What is a Dyson sphere?

From a theoretical point of view this is being thought of as an advanced mega-engineering project that encircles a star with platforms orbiting in tight formation and is considered as the ultimate solution for living space and (infinitive) energy production, providing its creators ample surface area for habitation and the ability to capture every bit of solar radiation emanating from their central star.

“I predict that the domestication of biotechnology will dominate our lives during the next fifty years at least as much as the domestication of computers has dominated our lives during the previous fifty years.” Freeman J. Dyson, 2007.

It was in the year 1960 when the famed theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson made a radical proposal. In a single paged paper titled “Search for Artificial Stellar Sources of Infrared Radiation” he suggested that advanced extraterrestrial intelligences (ETIs) could be found by looking for signs of artificial structures so large, they encompassed entire star systems. But you only have to read the abstract to catch a whiff of the marvelous piece of inventive, but grounded speculation that unfurls in this single page article what has being published in (AAAS) Science. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/131/3414/1667

“If extraterrestrial intelligent beings exist and have reached a high level of technical development, one by-product of their energy metabolism is likely to be the large-scale conversion of starlight into far-infrared radiation. It is proposed that a search for sources of infrared radiation should accompany the recently initiated search for interstellar radio communications.”

Since then, many scientists have come up with their own ideas for possible megastructures.

A partially-obscured star could be due to an alien megastructure that is not yet complete, and could potentially be detectable by the Gaia spacecraft. Photo credit: Kevin McGill / flickr

Can we build a Dyson Sphere?

With that being said, can we can say, with some caution, that we are building a Dyson Sphere what can be considered as a, for us, prototype of an advanced technology what is, in this theorem, already build and operative in a future galactic system? If a theorem as such is closer to any reality you are familiar with, it would mean that we, most likely, are trying to catch-up with our future selves by applying the latest Artificial Intelligence to our existence. A technology possessing an infinitive energy source and showing an effect in 3D photon trapping (trapping a photon inside a three-dimensional ‘prison cell’ surrounded by mirrors), realizing the photonic light to accelerate and generate its own charge what in turn generates a infinitive relativistic wave spawn from ordinary photon(s).  

Through the center-of-mass energy of the system of two photons colliding two vibrating light waves, containing identical frequency which interfere with one another while traveling opposite directions along the same medium, new matter in the form of a short lived (virtual) Euclidean vector having mass but lacking kinetic energy (KE), has the prospect to arise while it is generated in an instable standing wave pattern. Let’s call this virtual Euclidean vector the ‘Axion-like particle’ or .

If a behavior as such can be realized in a chaotic system in where a gravity wave causing a perturbation around a stationary state, in which there is no velocity, it is almost a logical line of thought that this is providing the opportunity of storing, converting and projecting the information absorbed as (4D electro) holographic images which can be build up (re-build) from Dirac (bi) spinors containing the, transferred by the neutrino, primordial code what is captured and ‘brought back’ by the retracted frequency of  caused by the attractive pull of its own implosion.However, the detailed nature of  still remains elusive.

Phew…tough stuff!

But, when looking at, among others, the “Axion Dark Matter eXperiment” (University of Washington) or CERN’s NA64 team, who is targeted an unexplored two-dimensional area for axions and axion-like particles, not to be ruled out entirely as a possible future for us to live in.

The truth is stranger than the strangest fiction!

What the kick-off for the universe we move in was, that is indeed still a tricky question whereby multiply but plausible answers, and theories, are directing in several directions. And regardless from which angle one is viewing this question, in some enigmatic way; many end up with the mysterious behaviour of the cosmological ‘energy converters’, or a ‘universal accelerator’ as the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany) is calling it in one of their press releases.

Anyway, there is none who can say with 100% certainty what their true purpose is; it is an almost logical line of thought that these mysterious dark areas do have a purpose. Nature has yet not to create ‘something’ what has no meaning or cannot conserve life. This seems to include both dark matter and dark energy as well.

Even though it is being said that that the Dyson’s Sphere’s were suggested as a way of giving scientists engaged in the search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence something to look for, there could be this quite logical and simple explanation for the reality and existence of these Dyson spheres. The famous equation of Einstein E=mc2 seems to be indeed the secret of the stars but the question in this is…which star and what are its coordinates?

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The president and co-founder of INTERSTELLARS, Mrs. Chiara Chiesa is aiming her focus on inspiring girls and women to pursue STEM and space careers.

Mrs. Chiara Chiesa who is an International Public Relation expert and Space Technology Commercialization Transfer advisor and recently has being selected as mentor, female model and ambassador for the Space4Woman Network of the United Nations for Space Affairs. UNOOSA United Office for Outer Space Affairs.

Listen to the podcast of Chiara Chiesa via Podbean:
https://thenexttruth.podbean.com/mf/play/0ezsku/Podcast_Chiara_Chiesa_b2kxx.mp3

I think is was about 3 weeks ago that a friend of mine from the scientific community mailed me a highly interesting link what directed me to Chiara’s LinkedIn post what read that she is one of the 27 women, chosen between space professionals and space industry leaders from all over the world, who will engage in popular activities and, with personal stories, aim to inspire and mentoring girls and women to study STEM subjects and access the space sector.

And if that is not impressive enough, she is also the president and co-founder of INTERSTELLARS and fond of new technologies, sales advisor for Graphene-xt and PR and advisor for Walle mobility, which is a taxy-drone startup.

Chiara is one of the 1000 “Unstoppable women” who are changing Italy through innovation, list by StartupItalia and aims her focus on inspiring girls and women to pursue STEM and space careers.

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