A useful-looking new book: Documentary Filmmaking for Archaeologists.
- Asteroid will miss Earth, but satellites might be in its path.
- Ancient Egyptian necklace plucked from 2,400-year-old burial mound of Siberian 'virgin princess'.
- Well-preserved Roman road, pottery, buildings and evidence of an industrial complex discovered in Flintshire.
- People have been eating curry for 4,500 years.
- Priceless texts torched by Islamist fighters fleeing French forces at Timbuktu.
- Migaloo, the world’s first archaeology dog.
- Google takes a hike to the Grand Canyon.
- Area 51 'batplane' caught on video.
- Diamond defects shrink MRI to the nanoscale.
- Inside the lucrative world of ecstasy smuggling.
- Before his addiction to Adderall, Richard Fee was a popular college class president and aspiring medical student.
- What the US's $97 million drug war in Central America actually bought.
- How corporations enforce ‘emotional labour’ in their workforce. More.
- It's hard to trust GM when it's in the grip of a few global giants that profit from selling chemicals they engineer their seeds to resist.
- The amazing influence of unconscious cues is among the most fascinating discoveries of our time — if it's true, that is.
- You may have been born to flock.
- Waiting for the forgetting to begin.
- Picture the expression on your cat’s face when you stroke it. What makes it so happy? (Probably a repost, but I love the video.)
- Who was the true father of the steam engine? Why don't we still drive steam-powered cars?
- Development of high-definition infrared color night-vision imaging technology makes it possible to record clear, high-frame-rate color videos even in darkness.
- Drones can now be equipped with high-powered cameras, license-plate readers, thermal-imaging devices and infrared tech that can detect heat patterns through walls, and will soon have sensors to 'sniff' the contents of a home and facial recognition (or soft-biometric) tech that can track people based on height, gender, and skin color. So, yeah, we're concerned about our 'privacy'.
- Check out this NOVA video: Rise of the Drones. This 5-minute excerpt is a 'must see'.
- German activists punch out Big Brother's eyes.
- Giving people Superman-like powers in a 3-D simulation makes them more likely to lend a helping hand in real life.
- A mile beneath the ocean's waves lies a cache beyond any treasure hunter's wildest dreams: gold, copper, zinc, and more. What could go wrong with robotic mining?
- Toast and Pie, By Olga Nunes. As @damiengwalter says, 'This...this is just amazing!'
- But look at it from the otter's point of view. Best swallow that sip of beverage before clicking.
Thanks for the links, Red Pill Junkie!
Quote of the Day:
The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it's difficult to discern whether or not they are genuine.
President Abraham Lincoln, 1453 Treaty of Deloron.