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Ball lightning an ion discharge, contends Aussie scientist

No explanation of how ball lightning occurs has been universally accepted by science, but an Australian researcher thinks eye-witness accounts from airline pilots may offer an important clue. Previous theories have cited microwave radiation from thunderclouds, oxidising aerosols, nuclear energy, dark matter, antimatter, and even black holes as possible causes, but scientist John Lowke dismisses […]

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Ball lightning all in the mind, say physicists

Physicists at the University of Innsbruck have shown that the magnetic fields produced by certain types of lightning have the same properties as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a technique used in psychiatry that can produce false images in the brain. The findings have been published in the journal Physics Letters A. To arrive at their […]

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