- Happy new cycle? Maya banned from performing ceremonies at ancestral temples in Mexico.
- Piltdown Man tests could solve hoax. (DYK Teilhard de Chardin was a suspect? Me neither.)
- Thirteen Iron Age cauldrons found at feast site.
- Psychiatry goes insane: every human emotion now classified as a disorder.
- Fossil find challenges tree of life as we know it.
- Origin of life needs a rethink.
- Russian 'frog in a bucket of milk' lore reveals potential 'new' antibiotics.
- The coming interspiritual age.
- Britain's weirdest festivals.
- Was this the cave that inspired the myth of Hades? (Or did it just happen to fit the archetype?)
- Chinese tweeters misunderstand Aussie PM's apocaypse message.
- Psyops warfare on scientist parents.
- Sound from slime mold? Do these increasingly-common musical interpretations of research have any scientific value, or do I hear the sound of a promotional bandwaggon rolling? Go buy the new Stylophone analogue synth, nerds!
- Speaking of bandwaggons, the dozenalists will have a long wait for their next big marketing opportunity. Hope it works out for them this time round.
- Odokuro - a Gothic tale with a sci-fi twist, narrated by Gary Numan.
- A different (faked?) angle on Brighton's Christmas illuminations.
- Oh, and by the way, Youtube videos put around 4,000 tonnes of CO2/day into the atmosphere. Enjoy (It's OK, this one's on Vimeo).
Quote of the Day:
There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.
Leonardo da Vinci