The news will get you so excited, that by the end of it you might start sweating blood!
- Is there a musical secret hidden in Da Vinci's 'Last Supper'?
- As tradition —and stupidity, if you ask me— dictates every Easter, the Passion & Crucifixion of Christ will be re-enacted tomorrow in the poor mexican neighborhood of Iztapalapa.
- Six animal species under threat in Mexico. Sadly, drug dealers are not among them.
- Lions & elephants speared near Kenya Wildlife Park. I still have hope that someday Aslan will return to rectify all this.
- Scientists spot organic molecule on distant planet. Whoever said Voyeurism couldn’t be used for the benefit of Mankind?? :-)
- But wait, there’s more! Water vapor detected in Protoplanetary Disks.
- Jules Verne reaches 'parking' orbit.
- Creepy four-legged robot moves in an impressive —yet disturbing— life-like manner. Like something come out of the ’Half-Life 2’ video-game (and me without a crowbar!)
- Gene for brain connections linked with autism.
- 10 Million Baby Boomers Face Alzheimer's, Report Predicts. Cheer up! You know what would be the most effective remedy for this? A Nuclear Holocaust! MUAHAHAHAAAA >:) <————— Evil machiavellic grin
- Yikes!! Monitors that test for consciousness during operations may not be effective :-(
- Interview of Fritjof Capra, founding director of the Centre for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, & author of 'The Tao of Physics'.
- Sundown With Arthur: A very touchy remembrance by Jeff Greenwald on his 4-decade-old friendship with Arthur C. Clarke —scuba diver, ping-pong player, and a hell of a writer too!
- See Arthur’s last recorded reflections upon his 90th orbit around the sun.
- Is the mystery of Saint Exupéry’s disappearance finally solved?
- Ufo spotted over Great Gonerby (UK) could be one of Uncle Sam’s secret birds.
- Two old Private Eyes are hired to look into the mystery of the (in)famous ‘Drone’ photographs.
- The search for ghosts is on at a pre-Civil War mental hospital in Weston. Hmmm… somehow looking for ghosts of lunatic soldiers does not strike me as the brightest of pastimes!
- Skull changes show time of Human-Neandertal split. Maybe the Neanderthals resented our ancestors’ smelly feet?
- Ever wonder how Nintendo’s Mario would look in real life? Well, wonder no more.
- A weird video in which a high-school kid makes a statement against the war on terror… by using PORN! (no kinky stuff, so chill out).
Quote of the Day:
"I hope that we have learned something from the most barbaric century in history -- the twentieth. I would like to see us overcome our tribal factions, and begin to think and act as if we were one family. That would be real globalization."
Arthur C. Clarke
It's Wednesday already?
- Explore the mystery and majesty of Turkey's Cappadocia.
- Loren Coleman ponders the Argentinian gnome video.
- Debate over Flores Island Hobbit intensifies after Palau Island discovery.
- Anthropologist argues size and shape of craniums did not give humans advantages over Neanderthals. Same for Randi.
- The official poster for the new Indiana Jones movie has a very interesting skull.
- 6000-year-old Neolithic carvings were found by a Scottish plumber taking a stroll.
- An amateur archaeologist found an unprecedented collection of Stone Age hand axes among material collected at the bottom of the North Sea.
- 4000-year-old skeleton buried with a Bronze Age beer mug. That's how most men wish to be buried, with essential items they'll need in the Afterlife.
- America's Stonehenge in Florida is still surrounded by condos and controversy.
- 2200-year-old jar burial containing a Parthian girl discovered in Iran, with pic.
- Temple ruins found at the Sacsayhuaman archaeological park near Cuzco, Peru.
- The ESA's Venus and Mars orbiters have found the two planets have surprisingly similar atmospheres. Uranus however...
- In the wake of meteorite strikes, new life blossoms. Like the Phoenix.
- Cancer-causing chemicals found in products claiming to be 'natural'.
- Satellite image of pollution from East Asia to North America isn't a pretty picture.
- How prescient was HG Wells when he wrote about a system of world governance and scientific control? The Open Conspiracy (Amazon US or UK).
- News from China of Tibet protests is blanketed by a media blackout.
- Officials warn perennial Arctic ice is diminishing rapidly despite freezing winter.
- Does this Antarctic iceberg look like a giant humbug?
- There's humour in the darkest places: an interview with author Terry Pratchett.
- The Nine Billion Names of God, a brilliant short story by Arthur C. Clarke.
Quote of the Day:
There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
Arthur C. Clarke
Who knows - this could well be one of those paradigm-shifting days. Shall we all start looking for a rock to hide under, or have you already made other plans?
- Seven-stone megalith discovered 40 feet below the surface of Ontario lake.
- Inscriptions more than 10,000 years old discovered in cave in Sri Lanka. With photo.
- Relic older than the pyramids found by Orkney plumber.
- Israeli archaeologists find remains of ancient city (great video), preserved beneath a Roman road.
- The 'fairy chimneys' and tunnel cities of Turkey's Cappadocia.
- Venus and Mars: Surprising similarities found.
- Crashed Genesis probe yields Sun secrets.
- Frozen life cubes.
- Building Dextre the robot both frustrating and elating for astronauts. Testing now underway.
- Oz boffins say royal jelly turns bee larvae into queens by boosting the activity of particular genes.
- World's glaciers suffer record shrinkage.
- Chinook salmon have vanished without a trace.
- Historian looks at human evolution and cultural advances through the lens of mood-altering substances. Daniel Lord Smail's On Deep History and the Brain is available at Amazon US & UK.
- Researchers say overeating disrupts an entire network of genes, causing obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
- Woman says new kidney changed her whole personality.
- Big Brother and TiVo are watching you.
- X Prize Foundation kicks off contest for affordable 100 mpg car.
- Bad Bad Movie Physics.
- Fed acts Sunday to prevent global bank run Monday. Chaos ensues.
- Update: Bear Stearns' rock-bottom fire-sale price, and the Fed's expanded lending for the first time since the Great Depression have sent shock waves throughout the world.
- Pyramids, crop circles, and a tasty slice of pi, warmed over especially for Rick.
Quote of the Day:
Part of me lives in a world of new age remedies and science. And some of the science is a little like voodoo -- but science was never an exact science. And personally I'd eat the arse out of a dead mole if it offered a fighting chance.
I intend to scream and harangue while there is time. I am, along with many others, scrabbling to stay ahead long enough to be there when the Cure comes along. There's nearly as many of us as there are cancer sufferers, and it looks as if the number of people with dementia will double within a generation. It is a shock to find out that funding for Alzheimer's research is just three percent of that to find cancer cures.
Author Terry Pratchett, on pledging $1million (£500,000) to the Alzheimer's Research Trust.
A screaming comes across the sky. It has happened before...
- It's all relative...Native Americans trace ancestry to six women 20,000 years ago.
- The best thing since sliced bread?
- Just when things couldn't get worse in Kenya...
- Military beacon to aid sea life?? Maybe if it's sonar-free.
- The top ten list goes galactica. About frackin time!
- Break out 17 million birthday candles for the Grand Canyon.
- The search for the God particle comes one step closer to reality.
- Long arm of the law carries vorpal blade - and a court case... Computer equipped with two hard drives, seven fans, high-end video and audio cards, a wireless Internet connection and cables that glow under ultraviolet light is designed for playing game - I mean completing complex legal briefs.
- A slice of paradise for the Luddites. If you’ve got a bank account deeper than the Mariana Trench.
- Whatever you do, take care of your shoes…
- A map of the human brain? Just turn left at Albuquerque.
- Mercury's acne befuddles the NASA 'dermatologist sector'…
- Brazilian Air Force Brigadier claims all UFOs must be disclosed… I shan’t be holding my breath.
- Tired of being bullied? Try the clone defense.
- Anyone up for a game of mindball? I’ll think you for it…
- SPACE ROBOTS UNITE! ...or launch, at least.
- Has Nibiru come and gone?
- Meteor videotaped plunging to Earth. Buckaroo Banzai is on the case.
- Incan Temple found in Peru without the help of the Dreamworks marketing juggernaut.
- Movie execs see new era (and new $$) in 3-D films.
- Oldest animation discovered in Iran - a 5200-year-old spinnable bowl. Pixar it ain’t.
And away we go...
Quote of the Day:
...If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
The news is so hot, my keyboard is melting.
- Peru meteorite slammed into the ground at 15000mph and may rewrite everything we know.
- Video of a gnome in Argentina. It's a cat wearing very tight underwear.
- Inexplicata presents a roundup of recent UFO sightings in South America, as well as more on the gnome video hoax. Oh come on, it's a hoax, don't tell me some of you fell for it?
- In 1984 Connie Stevens died during a routine hysterectomy, and her life hasn't been the same since.
- Brad Steiger wonders who was the mysterious stranger that disappeared without a trace after saving the life of Clara Barton in 1884, founder of the American Red Cross?
- Evidence of 17th century pagan rituals in the Cornish countryside. Maybe the Argentinian gnome was cursed by a witch.
- Thirty-seven years ago, the inventor of email never imagined spam. He's just unlucky Monty Python didn't sing about it until 1975.
- New material on Wikileaks exposes Scientology Black Ops. Scientologists know Tom Cruise was only acting in Mission Impossible, right?
- The USAF's F-117 Stealth Fighters will be retired soon to make way for new technology that may have buzzed Bill's ranch in Texas last night.
- Strategic Global Trends is contracted by the UK's MoD to provide a detailed analysis of the next 30 years. Damn, I had a dinner date planned in 2018.
- Traces of pharmaceutical drugs -- including antibiotics, antidepressants, and sex hormones -- found in US drinking water.
- A dolphin rescued two beached whales in New Zealand. I was astral dreaming.
- Does an increase in jellyfish in the world's oceans coincide with USOs: Unidentified Submerged Objects? It'd make James Cameron's 1989 classic The Abyss very prescient (Amazon US or UK).
- The Geometry of Music: chordal music can be represented in higher-dimensional space. It's Where the Streets Have No Name.
- Here's the website of Dmitri Tymoczko, researcher of chord geometry and musical dimensions.
- The Axum Obelisk will return to Ethiopa in September, stolen by Mussolini's fascist troops in 1937.
- Florida State University professor exploring a 'lost' city of the Mycenaeans.
Thanks to Ross, who thanks Red Pill Junkie, who thanks Greg, who thanks Kat. It's Dr Seuss time.
Quote of the Day:
The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained.
Meanwhile, on planet Earth...
- Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Discordianism have a serious rival in Google.
- Not to be outdone by the Ten Commandments of Google, Vatican updates Seven Deadly Sins.
- Outgassed: China emissions to swamp Kyoto reductions by 2010.
- North American tribal leaders gather to save the planet.
- Speedos in the sky cause doubletake!
- Dinosaur feathers preserved in amber.
- Secrets of Antikythera Mechanism unravelled.
- Tiger, tiger, fading light.
- Chemical brain controls nanobots.
- Plans for tulips to colonise the moon.
- Alpha Centauri System might harbor earth twin, model predicts.
- Air pollution hinders brain processing (coughs).
- Alien life begins at home.
- The Manta Ray airship.
- Hot on the heels of sugarcane signs - banana circles!
- Death of Rennes-le-Château researcher and campaigner Jean-Luc Robin follows ousting of mayor.
- Myanmar's nuts to crack energy crisis.
Quote of the Day:
Trust in the GOOGLE with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Her,
and She will direct your paths.
Filling in for Jameske at the last minute, so excuse the lateness of posting. We start with teh pwnage:
- Commission to investigate the Total Information Awareness program? You know the one, with the whacky Illuminati-like logo...
- Speaking of strange, secretive logos...Badges of Secrecy: what do they mean?
- CIA probe police chief found dead after going missing in Snowdonia. Shades of Dr David Kelly?
- Brain-tweaking chemical the cause of Gulf War Syndrome?
- Wikileaks website in the clear (for now).
- Is the evil plastic bag a myth started by shoddy journalism?
- Stonehenge was scene of Stone Age Battles. Kind of like the Octagon?
- Forget about the file-drawer effect in parapsychology. Perhaps CSICOP should be watching the pharmaceutical industry instead?
- Mysterious craters spotted on Mercury.
- Do Anomalous Big Cats (ABCs, for the acronym lovers out there) exist?
- Padre Pio is exhumed - but what about the stigmata?
- It's a mir-ah-cull! 50 people looking for solar image of the Virgin Mary lose their sight.
- Doritos takes it upon themselves to ask the aliens over for a snack. Hopefully they prefer Doritos to human flesh.
- Robbie Williams has seen UFOs on multiple occasions. Perhaps he was eating Doritos?
- Neanderthal treasure trove lies at bottom of the sea. Graham Hancock suggests even more might be found, in his book Underworld (Amazon US and UK).
- What on Earth (or the Galaxy) is 42?
Thanks Nick and Marcus.
Quote of the Day:
Human progress depends on unreasonable people. Reasonable people accept the world as they meet it; unreasonable people persist in trying to change it. Well, I’m Bob and I’m an unreasonable person.
Neither safe nor free - just pwned, at our own expense.
- Stephenville resident David Coran's full videotape of 'UFO symbols' was leaked to the Internet on March 5, 2008. The light-show starts about one minute in.
- Neanderthal treasure trove survives in pristine condition at the bottom of the North Sea.
- Astronauts to assemble monstrous robot aboard ISS.
- Doritos and UK astronomers to broadcast first advert to extraterrestrials: Ask British public to submit 30-second videos about life on earth.
- A brief history of time machines.
- 17-month-old girl can read better than most 10 year olds; experts ignore parents' pleas for advice.
- Eight-year-old Brazilian boy passes law school entrance exam.
- Researchers are popping pills to gain an edge.
- Drug giant Pfizer tries to force medical journal to reveal anonymous sources.
- Microdrone: unmanned spy helicopter captures high-quality video footage and infrared imagery from more than 350ft away, beams the data back to its operators, and squirts criminals with a liquid marker so they can later be identified by police.
- Soon to be everywhere - airports, malls, sporting events: new camera can see through your clothes from 80 feet away to detect weapons, drugs and even explosives.
- CCTV busting infra-red headset obscures wearer's identity.
- DARPA is well on its way to creating an army of cyborg insects.
- Google caves to Pentagon, pulls images taken on public streets near US military bases. Meanwhile...
- Since 2001, thousands of confidential US Air Force e-mails, some including flight plans for Air Force One, have continued to be mistakenly sent to a British factory worker's travel website. Wired's Threat Level says somebody's got some 'splainin' to do.
- Air Force Cyber Command's New Weapon: a DMCA takedown notice to YouTube, demanding the removal of the 30-second spot the Air Force created to promote its nascent Cyber Command.
- You think you are free?
- How Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax laid the foundations for our geek-heavy culture.
- In South Carolina, something chewed up the whole front half of a van. Check that second video link. More.
- As if Colony Collapse Disorder isn't bad enough, honeybees now face a new threat -- rustlers.
- Encyclopedia of Life: 'Wikipedia for biodiversity' goes online.
- Builder buried alive for two hours says he survived by using Buddhist meditation techniques to slow his breathing.
- A wise old man talked to us for two hours, showed us special magical texts, and rang up our books, but was invisible to everyone else.
Quote of the Day:
We humans are not as civilized as we would like to think. The world population more than doubled since 1975 to over six billion people. We are consuming Earth’s natural resources at an alarming rate. Our global natural resource base cannot support a population of more than two billion persons consuming at the level of Western cultures. Clearly, major changes in thinking and lifestyles are required as developing nations naturally aspire to the consumption of the West. Yet our political system is now punishing dissent, freedom of inquiry and efforts at preservation, tactics certain to worsen the drive toward sustainability.
Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell, in an article on Sustainability and the Pressing Need to Raise Our Collective Consciousness.
This is the end, my only friend, the end...
- Scientists identify origin of hiss in upper atmosphere. Don't tell me, it's a weather balloon coming down.
- Second Life avatars and Brazilians: the same carbon footprint.
- Speaking of Brazilian carbon underfoot, Arc of Fire aims to prevent new wave of deforestation.
- More on the exopolitics at the UN.
- Astrobiology: when will they start teaching that at school? The field trips would be out of this world!
- Fancy a one-way, solo trip to Mars? You could always hitch a ride back home with the Martians.
- Steve Fossett - yet another Pilot Doppelganger?
- Holographic Prince Charles explains jet trip that wasn't...
- Black box had 'presentiment' of 9/11.
- Stonehenge sentinel? or prehistoric rent-a-cop to keep the hippies out?
- And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks: a tale of misadventure from Kerouac and Burroughs is finally published.
- A chip off the old block? Saturn's moon Rhea may also have rings.
- Tree of life uprooted by comb jellies.
- Butterflies remember caterpillar experiences. (Eating leaf, eating leaf, take a crap, eating leaf, oh shite a bird!, Eating leaf, eating leaf...)
- Thinking with the body. I know where my brain is located.
- Brain scanner can tell what you're looking at. So can most young ladies I meet.
- OECD: World must act on climate change while we can afford it, but corporate social responsibility already under pressure from credit crunch.
- The Grand Canyon is three times older than previously thought.
- Microsoft Research gives 'outsiders' a look inside the doors of its magical kingdom.
Thanks to all
Quote of the Day:
We have no evidence of secrecy concerning UFO reports. What has been miscalled secrecy has been no more than an intelligent policy of delay in releasing data so that the public does not become confused by premature publication of incomplete studies of reports.
THE END IS COMING! The End... of the week, thank God ;-)
- Intuition more than just a hunch, says research. You know? Somehow, deep inside I already knew that ;-)
- Psychologist and Dog Expert, Dr. Stanley Coren says dogs are intelligent, but NOT telepathic. You & your dog can hear the entire interview here.
- Mind-reading machine knows what the eye sees. I hereby propose they call it… The Randitron!! ;-)
- The British Astrology Plot against Hitler.
- Happiness is partly inherited, according to study. Yo, eggheads! It’s called trust fund, stupids.
- World can 'afford' to solve its environmental woes: OECD.
- Foggy wars: Over Washington, big industries are embarking in a big lobbying effort to block new, tougher limits on air pollution.
- Are the birds on their side? Pollution help birds sing better, studio says. Wouldn’t that be a ‘swan song’ of sorts?
- Well, in any case, we can always replace them! Robotic bird makes first flight.
- Always two steps ahead: 2,200 Japanese homes run on fuel cell systems now. Goal is one-fourth by 2020.
- First Godzilla, now it’s blood-thirsty leeches what’s threatening Japan.
- Black Fungus Found in Chernobyl Eats Harmful Radiation. But what about the man-size worm?
- Sure, ‘10,000 B.C.’ looks like an awesome flick, but are the paleo-monsters depicted in it based on real science, or mere Tinseltown exaggeration?
- Loren Coleman & Henry Stokes (creator of the incredible blog ‘I Love the Yeti’) explore the evolution of the Yeti in popular culture throughout the decades.
- What New World?? Primate Fossil discovered in North America may be even older than the ones already found in Europe.
- Shackleton Crater: The New Tranquility Base?
- Move over shuttle! And make way for Europe’s cargo ship, ‘Jules Verne’.
- Those damn aliens and their juvenile pranks! NASA Baffled by Unexplained Force Acting on Space Probes.
- Alien graffiti! New alleged Video of Stephenville UFO leaked to the web. You be the judge. More info about this video at Linda Moulton Howe’s Earthfiles, here.
- Possible Photo of the Texas UFO, taken by a police officer with his patrol cam?
- How lame! British man makes hoax of UFO sighting by using a 13-year-old Mexican photo —which is probably a hoax to begin with. Do your homework you NOOB!
- ‘Only Fools & Goatsuckers’: The adventures of Jonathan Downes, Graham Inglis & a film crew in Puerto Rico, Mexico & Miami in early 1998 (Thx to Nick Redfern & UFO Mystic for the link).
- Say Hello to my little friend! A Goliath Sniper Rifle May Take Some of the Physics Out of War. Well, you know there was this young chap named David…
- Great in theory, flawed in practice: 'Virtual Fence' along border to be delayed.
- Oh s**t! Quick, act casual! US seeks terrorists in web worlds.
- Butterflies Remember What They Learned as Caterpillars. Man, I don’t even remember what I had for breakfast yesterday! (Note to Self: turn vegan).
- Let’s spark the controversy: Norwegian whaling lobby alleges that whale hunting is greener than farming livestock.
- Don’t have a cow, man? Go get one! California cows start passing gas to the grid. Here in Mexico, we pass cows… to the grill ;-)
- On ‘Beyond the Blog‘, Anthony North writes about Cannibalism, and helps us prepare for the day when beef becomes too damn expensive. Mmm… Soylent Green! ;-)
- Learn about the ‘Magic Teapot Cult‘, at Cabinet of Wonders.
- It has come to this: The tale of a French village where dying… is illegal!
Quote of the Day:
“When he awoke, the dinosaur was still there.” (*)
Augusto Monterroso Bonilla (1921-2003), guatemalan writer.
(*): Actually, this is not exactly a quote, but the world’s shortest story.