I almost made the news entirely Wikileaks free. Almost...
- Was the Antikythera Mechanism a cuckoo clock?
- Consciousness is so weird, scientists may not even be asking the right questions.
- The Amy Project uses physics experiments to try and determine whether this world is a dream or not.
- Ten questions science must answer.
- Richard Branson says space tourists will begin flying next year.
- Ray Kurzweil's slippery Futurism.
- Forget Kurzweil: the Singularity has already happened…way back in 1918.
- David Brin and Aubrey de Grey disagree as to when life expectancy will reach 200 years. Just as long as it's sometime before my life expectancy, k thx.
- Two Iranian nuclear scientists targeted by car bombs. But remember - this guy is the *really evil* international terrorist.
- US Army announces exciting new ways of not knowing who they've killed this time.
- Has Roger Penrose seen events before the Big Bang, or are there other explanations?
- Cassini finds ethereal atmosphere on Saturnian moon.
- But a Venusian discovery holds a warning for those who'd like to tamper with our atmosphere.
- Potion of eternal youth discovered. Once again though, the mice receive first benefits. It's a mouse conspiracy I say!
- First handwritten draft of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein goes on display.
- Was Tycho Brahe poisoned? To satisfy our curiosity, the influential 16th century astronomer's body has been exhumed…again. Prosthetic metal nose, psychic dwarf jester who sat at his feet waiting for dinner table scraps - Tycho Brahe's house sounds like a scene out of a Terry Gilliam movie.
- Who put this 1000-ton boulder here?!
- Bipolar statue of the Virgin Mary smiles by day and weeps at night.
- It's official: Alan Moore *is* Santa Claus. The beard was a dead give-away.
- Today's eye-candy - Phobos!
Quote of the Day:
To radically shift regime behavior we must think clearly and boldly for if we have learned anything, it is that regimes do not want to be changed. We must think beyond those who have gone before us, and discover technological changes that embolden us with ways to act in which our forebears could not…[and we] must use these insights to inspire within us and others a course of ennobling, and effective action.