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Is it science fact or science fiction? Omni presents both sides to determine the truth.

5 of the Scariest Urban Legends

L.A Banks
in Culture

I have a vivid memory of being at a sleepover and hearing the Bloody Mary legend for the first time. Back then, it scared me senseless. Ironically, 23 years later, it appeared in my first published bo...

10 Terrifying Supernatural Creatures

L.A Banks
in Culture

As an author, I’m always digging around for fresh inspiration. It’s always good fun to read about the supernatural, but once in a while, I come across a story that breaks me out in goose-bumps. Unsurp...

The Most Frightening Hauntings In the UK

L.A Banks
in Culture

I write about the supernatural, so unsurprisingly, I spend a lot of time researching weird, wonderful and downright terrifying events. It’s one of the benefits of being based in the UK – if there’s on...

What is Zombie Fungi?

Sarah McDaniel
in Science

Have you ever had the thought that some humans are nothing more than a puppet on a string? I'm here to validate those thoughts. The cryptococcus fungus species can infect an organism and easily take o...

10 Strange Spirits You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

L.A Banks
in Culture

I write about the supernatural, though admittedly, my books are more along the lines of Ghostbusters / Scooby-Doo than real horror. As such, I spend an unhealthy amount of time researching spirits, an...

Could Ancient Aliens Really Have Existed?

Riley Reese
in Science

"Aliens, dude." Everyone knows that meme with the stoned-looking historian smiling as he waves his arms in the air. The Ancient Aliens series, which aired on the History Channel, was one of the first ...

Magnetic Energy: Lindbergh's Secret

Dr. Williams
in Science

As long as there continues to be more oil discoveries instead of developing and implementing renewable green energy sources, global warming will continue to get more intense. The pursuit for more powe...

I Love Time Travel, Even Though It’s Impossible

Chris A. Jones
in Science

Time travel has been a source of fascination for decades, serving as the central theme in some of our most treasured science fiction stories. But is time travel really possible? Although I’ve recently...

Who Are the Steely-Eyed Men of Sci-Fi?

David Latchman
in Entertainment

The term steely-eyed missile man is a complementary term rooted in NASA's Apollo history when flight controller John Aaron's quick thinking saved the Apollo 12 mission from disaster. It refers to an e...

I'm Surrounded. Mayday!

Ryan Sprague
in Culture

It was the morning of May 3rd, 1975. Upon returning from a routine flight from Zihuatanejo to Mexico City, twenty-three-year-old pilot, Carlos de Santos, prepared his Piper PA-24 plane and was soon in...

The No-Win Situation

RJ Plant
in Science

Hello there, guys and dolls! We’re about to get into a topic I really didn’t want to get into. Or, maybe it’s a topic I thought I’d never have to get into. Either way, here we are, about to discuss va...

Can We Get Smarter?

Mike Ferry
in Science

Do you remember how hard it was to learn how to tie your shoes? For many of us, our initial experience with shoe-tying is buried under a heavy pile of childhood memories. If you have young children, h...

Who Are You?

Mo Darasi
in Culture

Who are you? Not your name! Who is the real you? What makes you...you? Have you ever heard of a doppelganger? This is someone who looks just like you, but is there someone exactly like you in every wa...

The Dead Zoo: Dilophosaurus

Brian Switek
in Science

The way some hipsters talk about bands, hardcore paleo fans talk about fossils. “Oh, you only heard of mosasaurs because of Jurassic World? I was into those aquatic lizards back when they were eating ...

What Is Time?

Mo Darasi
in Science

This article was written by a friend of mine and I. What is time? Why does our life revolve around it? And why are we always running out of it? These are just a sample of the questions we ask ourselve...

Are We Becoming Robots?

B D
in Culture

What about old-fashioned mutual voice-into-ear communication then? I thought to myself having spent the best part of an hour tricking the phone network provider’s labyrinthine system to put me through...