I am struck by the irony that to be considered 'sane' in this world, you must be an expert in dissociating yourself from all but the smallest part of reality…
- US researchers develop a more efficient way of creating ball lightning in the lab.
- Earliest known iron artifacts came from outer space. More on 'the bones of the star kings'.
- Astronaut spots UFO outside the space station…but then it's identified.
- Meet the NASA scientist devising a starship warp drive.
- Fresh from astounding us with their Area 51 revelations, the CIA now shocks us by announcing that they were behind Iran's coup. Fifty years from now, what do you think America's alphabet soup agencies will be admitting to?
- Maybe this one?
- The history and theories behind the Ouija Board.
- Why move an asteroid?
- Is math real?
- The Bullshit Police: Newsweek goes inside the modern skeptical movement. Title can be read (and applies) both ways…
- The mystery of the vanishing gun inventor. Title can also be read two ways, though sadly the most fun interpretation is not the actual headline.
- Why do people speak in tongues?
- Saudi Arabia's war on witchcraft.
- Thomas Nagel defends his controversial book Mind and Cosmos (Amazon US and UK) .
- Dean Radin's Supernormal, reviewed. Available from Amazon US and Amazon UK.
- Film-maker and UFO buff Paul Kimball reflects on the cases in his 2007 documentary Best Evidence: Top 10 UFO Sightings.
- Mokele-Mbembe: the search for a living dinosaur.
- Baffling Dead Sea Scrolls text gets a new interpretation.
- Drones take to the air in service of Peruvian archaeology.
- Distinct Neanderthal cultures revealed in hand axe designs.
- The commoner who salvaged a king's ransom.
- Sea snail hatches inside 4-year-old boy's knee.
- Image of the Day: The entirety of human history, in one simple chart.
Thanks Richard and Kat.
Quote of the Day:
The scientific outlook, if it aspires to a more complete understanding of nature, must expand to include theories capable of explaining the appearance in the universe of mental phenomena and the subjective points of view in which they occur – theories of a different type from any we have seen so far… Mind, I suspect, is not an inexplicable accident or a divine and anomalous gift but a basic aspect of nature that we will not understand until we transcend the built-in limits of contemporary scientific orthodoxy.