Happy Maybe Day!
- Vinland map of America no forgery, says expert.
- Her Majesty's Space Agency: Britain could finance manned Mars mission.
- Samadhi in space: Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell's epiphany.
- Marie Jones' New book The Resonance Key asks if resonance could bridge the gap between science and the paranormal: Amazon US/UK.
- Roy Stemman discusses John Keel, Lou Gentile, UFOs and demonology.
- What happens if you sneeze in space?
- In the clutches of the fallen.
- Asemic texts (means nothing to me).
- Pagan police get solstice leave. Gotta love that Police Pagan Association logo!
- Doctors warn against GM food.
- Artificial brain '10 years away'.
- Apollo moon landing computer software emulation. Now all I need is a rocket.
- Evidence of Neanterthal stabbed by human.
- Making light bulbs from DNA nanofibres.
- Revealed: the dragonfly's amazing 12,000-mile voyage.
- The truth behind the Mongolian Death Worm.
- Space-time relativity: vision shift glasses alter time perception.
- CT scans as art.
- Grow your own skyscraper.
- Demo of brilliant 3D drawing app.
- Nice eclipse photo via Rick. If you like pics like Rick, you'll like this!
Linksthanks to Rick, Red, Greg & Kat
Quote of the Day:
Resonance is nature’s way of transferring information.
The lunacy continues...
- NASA has everything you need to know about today's solar eclipse.
- Video: Buzz Aldrin punching a conspiracy theorist. Nice hook!
- Roy Stemman praises Edgar Mitchell's role in UFO disclosure.
- Do 'debunkers' and 'true believers' discourage serious paranormal research?
- The Mutual UFO Network gets ready to celebrate 40 years.
- This complex crop circle was weaved in just over an hour last week.
- "It's just a pile of rocks is all it is," says town mayor on 1000-year-old mound.
- Armour of mythical Silla Dynasty cavalrymen discovered in Korea.
- People were living in Britain's Gough's Cave around 14'700 years ago.
- Zahi Hawass and the construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum.
- Italian journo controversially claims Sardinia is the lost island of Atlantis.
- Forgotten for more than 200 years, theatre masks rediscovered in Pompeii.
- Unique shrine to Roman god uncovered at Hadrian's Wall in England.
- An Aussie astronomer spotted the recent Jupiter impact, not NASA.
- Space exploration volunteers wanted, but it's a one-way ticket.
- Surf's up, let's go for a swim in spacetime. Er, why is it warm?
- Japanese scientists take images of human 'bioluminescence'. Auras?
- Turning brain waves into music. With audio sample.
- Review of The Root Of Thought by Andrew Koob (Amazon US & UK): could a long-neglected brain cell be the source of creativity?
- In her essay The Authors Are In Eternity (Darklore Vol 1), Susan B Martinez explores a supernatural origin for creativity.
- Review of Real Vampires, Night Stalkers, and Creatures from the Darkside by Brad Steiger (Amazon US & UK).
- Experts puzzled by more giant squid washing ashore in California. Hrmm.
- Japan invaded by plague of giant jellyfish.
Quote of the Day:
Yes, there have been ET visitations. There have been crashed craft. There have been material and bodies recovered. There has been a certain amount of reverse engineering that has allowed some of these craft, or some components, to be duplicated. And there is some group of people that may or may not be associated with government at this point that have this knowledge. They have been attempting to conceal this knowledge. People in high level government have very little, if any, valid information about this. It has been the subject of disinformation in order to deflect attention and create confusion so the truth doesn’t come out.
Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut and sixth man on the moon(Amazon)
Stanley Kubrick - how could he?
- July eclipse is best chance to look for gravity anomaly.
- Strange new Air Force facility energizes ionosphere and fans conspiracy flames.
- California's channel islands hold evidence Of Clovis-age comets.
- Is the sun missing its spots?
- One giant leap to nowhere.
- How Kubrick faked the Apollo moon landings.
- Get smarter.
- What went wrong with economics.
- Tough microbe has the right stuff for Mars.
- Another fogged image of Stephan's Quintet.
- The 10 alleged worst evolutionary designs.
- The calorie delusion.
- China finds new warriors at terracotta army site.
- Growing sea lamprey embryos dramatically alter genomes.
- Dust cloud circled entire globe.
Quote of the Day:
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
What an irresistible headline... More than one, come to think of it.
- Did great balls of fire form the planets?
- Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins urge manned Mars mission.
- Click on the moon map to view archive video of each of the six Apollo Moon landings.
- For 40 years, the rocks hauled back from the moon have been changing the history of the Earth as we knew it.
- Ancient Earth may have 'greened' much earlier than previously thought.
- Clingy Martian dust guilty as charged.
- Never-before-seen photo shows Neil Armstrong's face as he first walks across the moon.
- Does Jupiter's black eye mean it's been hit by a massive space rock in recent days?
- Newsweek debunks Moon hoax 'lunatics'.
- NASA orbiter returns first shots of Apollo moon sites, showing the missions' lunar module descent stages, accented by their shadows from a low sun angle.
- Reaching for the stars through a cloud of debris.
- Duncan Jones discusses his new cult film, Moon, in this two-part video interview.
- Forget Apollo and Sputnik: How a Briton launched the space race to the moon in the 1640s.
- Chinese researchers are poised to find out for sure whether gravity fluctuates during a total eclipse – a discovery that would challenge our ideas about how gravity works.
- How Poles cracked the Nazi Enigma secret.
- How do scientists decide which animal genome to sequence next?
- Jellyfish the size of dustbin lids wash up on Scottish beaches, following a rise in sea temperature.
- Investigation of blindspot shows brain rewiring in an instant.
- In search of lucid dreaming: Can you teach yourself to control your dreams?
- George Knapp reports on America's secret psychic warriors. (text and video)
- Bob Geldof joins other rock stars in supporting 'UFO hacker' Gary McKinnon.
- Barack Obama is to receive a personal plea from peers, MPs and mental health experts to halt the extradition of Gary McKinnon. Enough, already! Just pardon him, and be done with it.
- Pentagon reassures us that their steam-powered, biomass-eating military robot is vegetarian. Sure, 'til it tastes us...
- Children traumatised by hoaxed alien abduction of teacher.
- Sometimes you're just sitting there, admiring the view, and God sticks his finger in the way.
- The Genesis enigma: How did the Bible describe the evolution of life 3,000 years before Darwin?
- Richard Dawkins explains that humans did not descend from chimpanzees. If you don't find his 'blue lines' convincing, try this...
- Cool video of the fossil record, from Australopithecus to Homo Sapiens, at 500 generations per second.
A big thanks to Greg for contributing most of today's news.
Quote of the Day:
God squanders infinite time and patience on the growth of a perfect thing.
“That’s no moon…”
- One giant leap for mankind… 40 years later.
- NASA admits to erasing the original footage of the Apollo 11 landing. Thankfully they were able to rebuild it from copies. Click here for newly restored video of Armstrong’s first step.
- And what better time to debunk 8 long-held lunar landing myths than the 40th anniversary of something that never happened.
- Then again, what if we never really went to the moon? Here’s one more set of great photos just in case it comes up in conversation.
- Meanwhile, India’s unmanned moon-shot may fall short.
- The possibility of quantum teleportation, realized.
- This week’s evidence of the coming robot apocalypse… corpse-eating bots, ironically made by man. Silly users – haven’t you seen Tron?
- Sardinia as Atlantis?
- Superhydrophobic material makes a splash by repelling them.
- I’ve heard of flying elephants… but lizards that swim through sand?
- Logging limits are back in place in Oregon and old, paved-over waterways are being revitalized. Seems more people read ‘The World Without Us’ than I thought.
- Could this gene be the magic bullet for treating diseases once thought untreatable?
- Element 112, aka it’s newly dubbed moniker… Copernicium.
- The detailed surface of Mars, courtesy of the Mars Oribter.
- Watching tsunami shadows may lead to better predictions.
- See all that sea ice from space? Not for much longer.
- Need an excuse to quit smoking? How about 23 quadrillion dollar cigarettes?
Many dankes to RPJ
Quote of the Day:
“Remember… The ark was built by amateurs - but professionals built the Titanic.”
Got your wand ready?
...Er, that's not what I had in mind, Rick @_@
- Pope absolves Harry. Eat your heart out, Robert!
- Gap between scientists & public widens. Somewhere among the billions & billions of stars, Carl Sagan is weeping :(
- Light: has it always been constant in speed?
- Wanna simulate the Universe? Start by simulating the human brain.
- Finally! After six attempts the candle was lit @ Florida. But wait...
- 105-day Mission to Mars has ended, and the crew has returned home. What, you didn't know? see what happens when you don't read TDG every day?
- Could Gary McKinnon kill himself if he's finally extradited to the US?
- UFO caught near a crop circle?
- "Off me field, you bloody Nordic aliens!" Armed farm worker threats some Scandinavian UFO hunters.
- Hunger! Hunger! Hunger Cats! PURRRR!!! Hungry kittehs trick owners with baby cry mimicry.
- Why did turtles develop a shell? Pfft! Because teenage ninjas need some shielding to protect their backs; I mean, hellooo?
- Do crabs have rights? Hey, if they can sell burgers, they can vote & own fire arms in my book.
- Scientists find Dino with Nine-Inch-Nails [Memo to Tool: you need to have someone find a shark or a giant spider that can be named after your band, PRONTO!]
- (Video) Experts in Tokyo finish assembling skeleton replica of the biggest dino that ever dinoed.
- Robot unemployment rate soars in Japan. The machines marched in protest holding claws & chanting "0100011010011" —*Snif* so touching.
- Mad Max Vs Terminator? Australia seeks new army robots.
- ...And speaking about mashups, here's a sneak pic to the hair-raising conclusion to the Alien vs Predator saga —produced by the BBC :-p
- Thighbones were scepters for ancient Zapotec men? Because nothing says 'Big Boss' as wielding another dude's femur.
- An Alberta archeologist feels certain to solve the Artic's most enduring mystery —No, it ain't no fattie in a red suit we're talking about.
- Jamie Neale: The backpacker who came back from the dead.
- Revolution by numbers: Mathematical model that reveals the tactics a small number of interlopers can use to seize power —read it quickly, before the NSA censors Math classes.
- Chinese Ministry halts controversial electrotherapy program for Internet addicts. Thank God I wasn't born in China.
- Russian activist Natalia Estemirova was found murdered. Estemirova was friend & collaborator of Anna Politkovskaya —also murdered in 2006— (more here) so now excuse me while I go punch a pillow with a photo of Vladimir Putin pasted on it, BRB >_<
Quote of the Day:
"I sit on a man's back, choking him, and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by any means possible, except getting off his back"
Leo Tolstoy, 'Writings on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence' (1886)
Ambigrams are all the rage!
- This year's crop circle season continues to amaze with this 'woven' design in Wiltshire, but is it trumped by this rice crop art?
- Colin Andrews calls for calm in the aftermath of the crop circle 'alien sighting'.
- Museum of unworkable devices. Is Rick's Mac in there? (h/t Clive Pickover)
- Missouri man's UFO encounter causes missing time. Meanwhile, Nick Redfern crosses the time barrier.
- UFO seen by many above WTC site.
- A review of the skeptical love-fest that is The Amazing Meeting.
- X-Planes: A photoblog of experimental aircraft and exotic aeromachines.
- Smile detectors scan and rank workers daily. Ironically, the perfect thing to remove desired smiles.
- Do you really want to live forever?
- Monkey feeds itself via brain chip and prosthetic arm. Does that count as tool use?
- Clooney's movie adaptation of Jon Ronson's The Men Who Stare a Goats - an early review.
- Bishop says holy water spreads disease.
- Six kilometers of caves discovered on Easter Island.
- Now that's what I call predation!
Quote of the Day:
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
2+2 makes 5 even when 4 is staring you in the face.
- Is floating the last best hope for liberty?
- Ancient runaway global warming still a mystery.
- Girl's heart heals itself after transplant.
- Study suggests oceans on ancient Venus.
- Ancient fortress city unearthed in Egypt.
- How chaos drives the brain.
- The invisible hand trumped by Darwin?
- Transgender mummy discovered in museum collection.
- Unholy Grail Nazi chalice revealed in fraud case
- Amphibians mate under a full moon.
- The great worm of Avebury.
- Gigantic orange sphere hovers over man causing missing time.
- How old are the stars?
- The smoking gun?
- Time-series photos of death of the Aral Sea.
Quote of the Day:
We simply must do everything we can in our power to slow down global warming before it is too late. The science is clear.The global warming debate is over.
Get to the chopper
Wanna know what it really felt like to walk on the moon? Just scroll down to the eloquent photo at the bottom of this page.
- Website to recreate the Apollo 11 mission in real time. WeChooseTheMoon.org will go live at 8:02 a.m. Thursday, 90 minutes before Apollo 11's launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
- Contact Light: A personal retrospective of Project Apollo, by someone who, on his 13th birthday, got to watch Neil Armstrong descend the lunar module's ladder.
- Last Man on the Moon: Gene Cernan, who left man's final footprint on the moon in 1972, describes what it was like to lift off from the launchpad, walk in space, spend three days exploring the lunar surface, and reenter the Earth's atmosphere.
- Mirrors left on the moon by Apollo astronauts may provide the first cracks in Einstein's theory of gravity.
- Launch already! Fourth scrubbed Endeavour blastoff has well-wishing relatives crossing their fingers for the next try -- at 6:51 p.m. today, if the weather cooperates.
- In a Baja lagoon, something is going on between whales and marine biologists. Is it interspecies communication?
- 'Rosetta Stone' of bacterial communication discovered.
- Baby, you were born to run. But to run better, you need to ditch those running shoes.
- DARPA plans to end swine flu using Triffid drugs. Possible minor zombification side effect.
- New study shows how our food is killing us.
- The history of how LSD inspired scientists and tech pioneers is discussed in this extract from This Is Your Country On Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America (Amazon US & UK). Includes a previously unpublished letter from Albert Hofmann to Steve Jobs.
- Inquisition Neptune conspiracy vs Copernican Heresy: Did the Vatican suppress a hidden 'Galileo Cryptogram'?
- Could Sardinia be the lost island of Atlantis?
- Three Chinese miners survive 25 days trapped underground.
- Dinosaurs burrowed to avoid winter's chill.
- Former health-insurance exec exposes the truth about the battle over US healthcare.
Quote of the Day:
I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
"The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head." - Terry Pratchett
- Lewis Wolpert vs Rupert Sheldrake: "By 2029 we will be able to predict all the details of an organism from its genome alone". Place your bets now!
- Three strange beings reported at crop circle - Silbury Hill, Wiltshire. Colin Andrews declares "Unexplained Phenomena Alert Level 10".
- Rendlesham witness Colonel Charles Halt (Ret): “The UFOs I saw were structured machines”.
- The Singularity backlash.
- Did Galileo observe Neptune 234 years before its official discovery?
- Ultimate hi-resolution lunar image, using Seadragon/Photosynth technology.
- Weather Channel Founder and over 30,000 scientists sue Al Gore for fraud.
- Ancient Earth was green a lot earlier than previously thought.
- "The DNA Code" - new research shows life hardwired in the universe.
- Albert Hoffman asked Steve Jobs for funding for psychedelic studies.
- Scientific proof of reincarnation: Dr. Ian Stevenson's life work.
- Humans can learn to echolocate. Click here.
- In Latvia, you can now pledge your immortal soul as loan collateral.
- Virgin Mary spotted in Irish tree. Wood you believe it!
- America, land of the irrational.
- Did an ancient volcano freeze Earth?
- Video artist to install plasma TV altarpieces in St Paul's Cathedral.
- Synthetic tree captures carbon 1,000 times faster than real trees.
- Check out the computational video art of Paul Prudence.
Quote of the Day:
No doubt, in the depth of my eye, the picture is painted. The picture, certainly, is in my eye. But me, I am in the picture.