All we are saying... is give prawns a chance.
- Could a matte-black, sunflower-shaped 'starshade', half a football field in diameter, help us to discover other Earths?
- One debate to rule them all: the 'hobbit' controversy keeps evolving.
- The Japanese are at the vanguard of cryptozoological research: the first to ever film a living Architeutis (2005), now they have taken the first photos of a baby coelacanth —Omedetou! But how about filming us a sea serpent next, you guys? ;-)
- Fancy a bit of T-Rex sirloin for supper? 8 ways in-vitro meat will change our lives.
- Franken-foods have a role to play in the struggle against global hunger, chief scientist say.
- Plants have social life too, study finds. I heard that Greg has an entire sequoia forest following him on Twitter! :-P
- Not happy with butterflies, it seems NASA has also sent British worms to the ISS aboard Atlantis —what's next, snakes?? oh, wait... wrong movie.
- After that huge shower of $$$ made by District 9 —inspired by the very real District 6 — during last summer, Sony is desperate for a sequel, but the Blomkamp-Jackson duo won't agree to it until a decent story-line is ready. In the meantime, Blonkamp might be the one to take us back to Arrakis.
- Sufi mysticism in Frank Herbert's classic scifi novel Dune (Amazon US & UK).
- The imaginary and the imaginal according to Sufism, by Henri Corbin.
- New video documentary claims that the body covered with the shroud of Turin was levitating —because resurrecting was just not enough to finish the prestige.
- Atlantis in Scotland? Uri Geller seems to think so...
- Die like an Egyptian: pharaohs also suffered from clogged arteries.
- Incas practiced ritual decapitation of enemies, archaeologists say — so Mexican druglords are descendants of the Incas? Who would've thunk :-/
- Au de Marylin? a new venture is promising fragances based on the DNA of dead celebrities, so Science hound Alan Boyle decides to take a skeptical whiff.
- Dr Swass-tika, and the tale of 'How The Führer Tried to Steal Christmas' —much better than 'Green Zyclon & Ham' IMO.
- The age of the cyberwars is upon us, according to general McAffe & admiral Norton.
- IBM computer brain simulation as complex as a cat's —and by default, far superior than a hooman's ;-)
- "Um... no hard feelings, eh son?": The 'Luke' prostethic arm is bringing us closer to robotic super-powers.
- Read the scoop on the upcoming first particle collisions at the LHC, all thanks to a tech-savvy reader of The Register.
- AH1N1 unleashes a plague of conspiracy theories in Ukraine.
- The Future of Evolution: What will be become? —I mean, aside from extinct... eventually.
- ...Then again, extinction might be a more dignified ending for our species: new hotel in France offers guests the chance to live as a hamster for the night *face-palm*
- You watched Chaplin eat his shoe; now watch him swallow the red pill!
Thanks to Rick, Greg, Loren, Jeff & Sugarhush — & thanks also to the mailman, for *finally* bringing my hardcover copy of Darklore 4!
Quote of the Day:
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."
James Baldwin, American novelist.