The unstoppable journey continues:
- Antikythera mechanism: World's first computer may be even older than thought. See an impressive 3D reconstruction of its inner workings.
- The chances of the Earth taking a hit like Jupiter. Follow @AsteroidWatch for advance warning of asteroid impacts.
- New links between lucid dreaming and psychosis could revive dream therapy in psychiatry. If your dreams are insane - don't tell the shrink!
- Astronauts, admirals, generals discuss UFO cover-up.
- Astronaut Gordon Cooper talks about his experiences of 'extra-terrestrial vehicles'.
- Scary music is spookier with eyes shut. No, really?
- Michael Shermer is skeptical of the Shakespeare skeptics. And earns a riposte.
- Technology joins the search for the lost tomb of Genghis Khan.
- Switch on 'disease fighting genes' with yoga and meditation. Now would be a good time.
- Beluga whale saves struggling diver from drowning.
- Could a link between cosmic rays and cloud formation challenge anthropogenic global warming theory?
- Atheist bus ads are "pathetic" says Canada's most renowned philosopher.
- Camp faithless: Is Britain's first atheist summer camp harmless fun or should we be worried?
- Magic does the trick for children's self-esteem. Warning: unsupervised instruction in magic may inflate your child's self-esteem past tolerable levels, leading them to start an 'educational foundation' in their own name.
- 51 headless Vikings found in English execution pit?
- Old man river: Amazon river is 11 million years old.
- The Big Green Scattering.
- 'Green Pope' praises Teilhard de Chardin's vision of the cosmos as a living host.
- Secret societies in the social media age.
- Goat’s crowning as king of Ireland in doubt.
- Help build the Enlightenment Machine. This guy will need all the help he can get!
Thanks to Greg, Rick, RPJ
Quote of the Day:
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
Today's news is an eight-White Russian result, Daz. Er, make that nine.
- A functional artificial human brain is 10 years away.
- For some people, it can't come soon enough.
- Enough: why the world's poorest starve in an age of plenty (Amazon US & UK).
- British pollies can now claim expenses up to £9125 without receipts.
- GM crops being secretly grown in UK. Hopefully not this plant.
- Peruvian shamanism conference bringing ancient wisdom to Utah Uni.
- Traditional shamanism is making a comeback in Mongolia.
- Mongolian shaman graves unearthed near Soltanieh Dome.
- Update on the Roman altar found at Hadrian's Wall (with photo).
- DNA link between Australian aborigines and India. Maya and Dreamtime.
- Chaco Canyon's elite priests lived the high life in Chimney Rock 1000 years ago.
- Restoration workers uncover mosaic face of an angel at Hagia Sophia (with pic).
- Those aren't stars... that's space junk.
- What's the story with UFOs and RAND, America's biggest think tank?
- The Rusty Skeptic says Greys are a figment of Victorian scifi.
- Interview with Timothy Good, British UFO researcher and talented violinist.
- Genuine photo of a UFT, or a hoax inspired by the Phoenix Lights?
- UFO report with video from the Examiner. Again. (the source). Sorry Binnall!
- Diving for underwater evidence of the Shag Harbour UFO event.
- Alabama has had 32 known cases of cattle mutilation since October.
- Interview with the Paranormal Pastor (the novel Anne Rice never wrote).
- Meet the new witch of Wookey Hole, Carla Calamity.
- Nora the piano cat. Maybe I was a bit ambitious getting Neva a cello.
Quote of the Day:
I know other astronauts share my feelings... And we know the government is sitting on hard evidence of UFOs.
NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper, 1997
Madness in all its glory.
- Treason in the air.
- Climate change helped the Incas build civilisation.
- The diagnostic madness of DSM-V.
- Living things glow with visible light.
- Get vitamin D, not the flu shot.
- Hacker Gary McKinnon will receive no pity, insists US.
- Venter: programming algae to pump out oil.
- Nanotube growth caught on camera.
- Sun pyramid was the axis mundi for Teotihuacan culture
- Ohio witness photographs triangular UFO.
- Russian navy UFO records suggest aliens love oceans.
- Scientists worry machines may outsmart man.
- The tiny black dot in Galileo's notes.
- Geological narratives.
- Dragon-king of the outlier events.
- Rethinking Brownian motion with the emperor's new clothes.
- Could deep source hydrocarbons migrate up Into oil and gas reservoirs?
Quote of the Day:
Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and higher education positively fortifies it.
- Good news, comrades: The Russian Navy has declassified its records of encounters with UFOs. Read more here.
- An orb... with a face?!
- Beings of light in Argentina —What do you make of that photo?
- Hubble snaps the sharpest image of Jupiter's most recent scar left by the impact of a comet. Seems Hubble has received an offer from Perez Hilton to become the paparazzi of the Solar System.
- No, that's not a lost frame from Independence Day, that's the shadow cast by the recent eclipse, in God's POV.
- 15 inventions that changed the world, thanks to the Apollo missions —were those part of Kubrick's plot?
- The Apollo missions: Brave, spontaneous, improvised, and at times VERY reckless. Would they be allowed to happen now?
- What is buzzing Aldrin these days? Why, a monolith on Phobos, that is!
- Going to Mars in just 39 days, thanks to i-Propulsion.
- The Ornithopter Cometh: The world's first successful flight of a self-powered, rudderless, flapping aircraft has been achieved by engineers from AeroVironment.
- (Video) Jake Lloyd, the actor that played lil' Anakin in Phantom Menace, is complaining about how George Lucas & Jar Jar ruined his teenage years —the Force is SO not with him.
- The death of 'Halo' was the birth of 'District 9': Video interview with Peter Jackson about the upcoming movie that promises to change the paradigm of Sci Fi.
- Peter says "Shock the monkey!", but in India, they prefer to put it in a reform school.
- Conservationists celebrate the discovery of an 'extinct' leopard eating a monkey. The monkey wasn't too excited, understandably...
- California suffers the invasion of terrifying jumbo squids... that are no threat to humans —better luck next time, MonsterQuest.
- Eff the apples! An injection a day is what's really going to keep your ticker healthy.
- Ooooh! Rock me Amadeus! Two long-lost works by the Moe-Zzart discovered.
- Among the sex & the scandal, Silvio Berlusconi's recorded conversations yield an even more tantalizing story: that of 30 undeclared ancient graves.
- 10 lost cities of the ancient world that you can still go visit —Who cares about Vegas, when you can visit Petra!
- God bless the ancient idiots! Archaeologists discover five Roman shipwrecks untouched since they sank nearly 2,000 years ago.
- Paleolithic CSI: We killed our cousins the Neanderthals —this might explain why Bigfoot is so eager to hide from us!
- (Video) Philosopher Slavoj Žižek explains his ideas about Violence [Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5] —'Violence: Big Ideas/Small Books' [Amazon US & UK]
Thanks, Kat & Slavoj.
Quote of the Day:
"Think about the strangeness of today's situation. Thirty, forty years ago, we were still debating about what the future will be: communist, fascist, capitalist, whatever. Today, nobody even debates these issues. We all silently accept global capitalism is here to stay. On the other hand, we are obsessed with cosmic catastrophes: the whole life on earth disintegrating, because of some virus, because of an asteroid hitting the earth, and so on. So the paradox is, that it's much easier to imagine the end of all life on earth than a much more modest radical change in capitalism."
Souma yergon, sou nou yergon, we are shaking the tree...
- My god, we’re full of dying stars.
- The new scar on Jupiter’s surface… is growing.
- Is the Jupiter collision a warning call to Earth? If not, should it be?
- A new celestial, fiery eye in the sky. Sauron eat your heart out…
- The connection between clouds and climate change.
- Carnivorous aliens have landed.
- Auroras from southern and northern hemisphere are not one and the same.
- Behold, the bubble nebula.
- Where Roman ships go to die.
- The latest threat to Caribbean reefs.
- Sunspots, sunspots where have you gone?
- Quake brings NZ one step closer to Oz.
- They said scram to the F-22 but the scramjet lives to fly another day.
- Ever wondered what an eclipse looks like from the opposite direction?
- Finally - a paranormal name game for all ages.
- Stem cells made without embryos? What will those Chinese lab-coats do next?
- New microwave weapon to rain pain (from the plains in Spain) from above.
- Half-brain girl has both fields of vision in one eye.
- New documentary explores the little-known world of Amazonian headshrinkers.
- The everlasting lightning storm of Venezuela.
- Another look at the trouble with New Atheists, Part Deux.
- The Morris County UFO hoaxers return to tell you how it is. Publicity sluts, devoted Randi fan-bots, evangelical skeptics? Or D) All of the above.
- This week’s evidence of the coming robot apocalypse…
- A new music video that's sure to boggle your mind, courtesy of Sour.
Mucho gracias to GT and my cousin Matt!
Quote of the Day:
“To be shaken out of the ruts of ordinary perception, to be shown for a few timeless hours the outer and inner world, not as they appear to an animal obsessed with survival or to a human being obsessed with words and notions, but as they are apprehended, directly and unconditionally, by the mind at large - this is an experience of inestimable value to everyone and especially to the intellectual…”
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.”