TRAVELLING through time may not be a fantasy explored solely in the world of science fiction as most theoretical physicists agree that it is possible. But while we all know that we can move forward in time (it’s happening right now), most experts agree that it is not possible to move backwards and visit the past. Is time travel possible? Theoretical physicists such as Professor Steve Hawking and Professor Brian Cox believe that travelling at the speed of light could propel humans into the future. This is based on the Albert Einstein's Theory of Special Relatively, published in 1905, in which an object moving at the speed of light would experience time slowing down. This would mean that while the person moving fast would see their clock slowing down, time would stay the same for people who were moving normally. The most obvious problem with this theory is figuring out how to propel a human at the speed of light without killing them. The boffins at CERN in Switzerland have … [Read more...] about Is time travel possible, is there any proof it can happen and what have self-proclaimed time-travellers said about the future?
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A paranormal YouTube channel has made international headlines with what it claims is yet another astonishing scoop - a video showing a 'time traveller from 6491' passing a suspicious-looking lie detector test. It's the latest of several video interviews with alleged time travellers published by Apex TV, which also claims to have video evidence of ogres, mermaids, dragons, witches, dinosaurs, Bigfoot and people with superpowers. "We did a lie detector test on James Oliver, who claims to be a time traveller from the year 6491," the YouTube page says. "James alleges that he is stuck in 2018 after his time machine broke. In this interview, we ask about the legitimacy of his story and what the future holds." All so-called 'time travellers' are liars Taika Waititi admits he's a time traveller after mysterious painting discovery In the video, James - who appears to have a Birmingham accent - 'passes' every question on what Apex TV claims is a lie detector test. "My planet is further away … [Read more...] about Suspicious YouTube account makes headlines with another ‘time traveller’, this one allegedly from 6491
Time travellers may be present at the memorial service for Stephen Hawking, and the charity set up in his name has stated it cannot rule out the possibility. A ballot set up to allow members of the public to attend the event appears to allow anyone born within the next two decades to apply, even though it is set to take place in June. The service will see Hawking interred at Westminster Abbey between the graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. Anyone wishing to go and pay their respects to the world-renowned theoretical physicist can apply via the public ballot. Read more Stephen Hawking: The physicist light years ahead of the Nobel prize The ballot closes on Tuesday 15 May at midnight, and there are up to 1,000 places available. Travel blogger IanVisits noted the application form allows people born from 2019 to 2038 to apply, theoretically allowing “people born in the future to attend the service”. “Look out for time travellers at the Abbey,” … [Read more...] about Stephen Hawking memorial service appears to be catering for time travellers
Our feature on the acts of kindness experienced on our travels prompted a lot of responses, some of which are published here. Pilgrim’s progress To walk from Pershore, Worcestershire, to Rome, to follow in the steps of countless pilgrims... well, that is a special blessing. I had announced before setting off in 2010 the intention of “knocking on doors” in the hope of being offered accommodation. When I tried a door in Conches-en-Ouche, Normandy, a large woman immediately berated me for trespassing. To then ask for a bed for the night did not seem very hopeful but, in my best schoolboy French I had a go. About 20 minutes later I found myself sitting at a full dinner table with a glass of champagne singing “Happy Birthday” to Michel. Fate had decreed that I was to join a family celebrating the birthday of the woman’s husband, a rocket engineer with the Ariane European Space programme. After a sumptuous meal the men retired to … [Read more...] about The kindness of strangers: 17 times travel restored your faith in humanity
0 Have your say Enjoy an amazing illustrated trip through a single moment in time, head across the world’s oceans to the ice fields of Greenland, and share adventures with a family of toy rabbits in a fantastic new selection of children’s books. Age 7 plus:Story Worlds: A Moment in Time by Thomas HegbrookHave you ever wondered what is happening at this exact moment in time everywhere around the world? Well here’s your chance to find out!This inventive perpetual picture atlas, packed with fantastic illustrations from nature-loving artist Thomas Hegbrook, takes youngsters on an amazing trip through a single moment to discover what the whole world is doing at the exact same time.This unique book – which can be read in two different ways by either reading continuously through the pages or folding it out in three chunky sections to compare and contrast – invites readers to explore the mysterious world of time zones.Story Worlds: A Moment in Time comes … [Read more...] about Book reviews: Time travel, ice adventures and a teacup house