Ladies and gentlemen, We are proud to present our napster of anomalies for scholars. Considered here are anomalies, mysteries of nature, and legitimate scientific puzzles that have been identified as credible by some significant percentage of the scientific community, or by scientists recognized as experts in a related field of study. Unusual phenomena, and mysteries only recently explained or resolved may be included for the sake of discussion, or for continuity, or when appropriate to the subject. Like the other napsters in this forum, only links and brief quotes are allowed. Please continue with any related discussions in a regular thread. If you see any crackpot material, or if you feel that credible scientific information has been excluded from this napster, either send me a private message explaining your concerns, or better yet, start a thread. Every effort will be made to maintain the highest academic standards while still providing representation for those genuine mysteries that offer unique challenges to today’s scientists. Information posted may be reorganized from time to time. Please check back frequently as this library is developed for your benefit. Above all, feel free to post links to scholarly papers and references that contribute to this effort. A brief description or excerpt should be included for context. Finally, I want to thank Nereid for suggesting that we create this library as a reference tool for interested parties. Your comments and suggestions are always appreciated. Thank you for your interest and participation. Ivan Quick Index of topics to date: 4/25/05 Earth Sciences Ball Lightning Earth lights and Earthquake Lights Fireballs Jets, Sprites, Starters, ELVES, and TIGERs The sliding rock phenomenon Methane Clathrate Hydrate Rogue Waves Mind and Body Consciousness The Placebo Effect Holistic and Alternative Medical Practices Physics The Measurement Problem Entanglement As per John Baez, open questions in: Condensed Matter and Nonlinear Dynamics Quantum Mechanics Cosmology and Astrophysics Particle Physics The Big Question™ Space and SETI The Pioneer Anomaly Transient Lunar Phenomena The Anomaly Formerly Known as Cold Fusion [Based on the Dec 1st, 2004, DOE report, there is evidence for some kind of anomaly; probably not fusion. A consensus is found indicating that research should continue.] Humanity Hobbits The Anasazi The Colony At Roanoke Information Technology and the Future of Cities More to come.