Take a sneak peek at the topics in Dan Brown's next book. Renaissance and Florence and mystery schools, oh my!
- How the CIA used a fake sci-fi movie to rescue Americans from Tehran (and has now spawned a real-life Oscar-winning movie). The 2007 Wired article that started it all. Also: Argo artefacts.
- But former President Jimmy Carter disputes the historical accuracy of the film, and goes into bat for Canada, saying 90% of the credit for the operation should go to them.
- Could a comet hit Mars in 2014?
- 1 kilogram piece of the Russian meteorite discovered.
- How to measure the power of an alien civilisation using the Kardashev scale.
- You've been saucer-spied.
- Next-generation tattoos let you control objects with your mind.
- Body suit gives you real-life 'spidey sense'. And hopefully attracts Kirsten Dunst in a wet t-shirt as well...
- Are you in danger of spontaneously combusting?
- Loch Ness Monster hunt continues, 80 years on.
- Spanking the skeptics.
- Moscow psychic detained by police over photo-model serial killings.
- Is World War II responsible for our fascination with the zombie apocalypse?
- Seven obscure, remote and super-geeky military bases. Thule Air Base would be a great starting title for a World War II/Nazi alternative history novel.
- Eight unforgettable examples of land art.
- Holy Jesus in a bird dropping!
- Image of the Day: A fly wearing spectacles. Eat your heart out Bono.
Quote of the Day:
Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand