Food for thought.
- Roswell debris found, and analyzed.
- Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Uri Geller and the curious case of the reappearing tie-clip.
- Dinosaurs survived extinction for another 500,000 years in a remote 'Lost World'.
- Body of 37,000-year-old baby mammoth is starting to reveal insights about ice age beasts.
- A new genetic survey of people in Africa suggests that the borderland where Angola and Namibia meet is the origin of modern humans.
- Lost pyramid found. I'm always losing pyramids.
- Has the Indus Valley code been cracked?
- Lithium in water supply 'curbs suicide'.
- Can we reverse aging by changing how we think?
- Elise Tan Roberts, age 2, becomes the youngest member of Mensa.
- Anger is in the genes.
- Culture may be encoded in DNA.
- Does DNA have telepathic properties?
- Is the internet becoming self-aware?
- Wolfram Alpha: The usual hype, or a genuine internet revolution?
- Laser quest: The scientist with a planet-saving plan straight out of Spider-Man might just have the answer to all our energy problems.
- An Aristotelian hangover: The anti-catastrophists.
- Who created God? The Biblical diety is actually an amalgam of the gods and goddesses of the Mesopotamians and Hittites, the Syrians and Phoenicians, the Egyptians, and most notably, the Canaanites.
- This time around, Dan Brown's hero is saving the Vatican.
- They know what you're thinking: Research into brain scanning is advancing fast, and controversial testing includes prisoner interrogation and advertising.
- Scientists have traced the genetic lineage of the new H1N1 swine flu to a strain that emerged in 1998 in U.S. factory farms.
- The hidden history behind the Afghan propaganda.
- Newly unearthed 9/11 Commission memo shows witnesses were intimidated by Executive Branch 'minders'.
Quote of the Day:
Deception is a state of mind and the mind of the State.
James Jesus Angleton, Head of CIA Counter Intelligence, 1954-1974.
- Mercury, the new Mars?
- British explorers discover the light at the end of the tunnel... in the world's largest cave.
- Geologists claim asteroid impact not the cause of dinosaur extinction.
- Hans Holzer's daughter remembers the 'Father of the Paranormal'.
- Planet Narnia. Did C.S. Lewis secretly base the Chronicles of Narnia on the seven heavens of the medieval cosmos? Amazon US/UK.
- 'Hobbit' invites heretical speculation.
- WTF? Search queries can predict the future, and provide results as a direct answer.
- 10 alien-looking places on Earth.
- Article on research into evidence of nano-thermite in the WTC dust published in Open Chemical Physics Journal. Editor resigns.
- Who's buried in Cleopatra's tomb?
- Studies suggest animals who are 'vocal learners' have a sense of rhythm. Just an excuse for a dancing parrot video. :)
- Today in 1776 the Illuminati was born. Today, Angels & Demons hits the screens.
- Need somewhere to take the kids this weekend? Try Terrence McKenna Land.
- Praise be to the eight-legged Jebus. Spider resurrections take scientists by surprise.
- Diversity of Africa revealed by human genetic map.
- 'Alien skull' spotted on Mars.
Thanks to Greg & Rick
Quote of the Day:
The future sucks. Change it.
If time speeds up, would anyone notice?
- Does God exist, yet? Within twenty years, says Transcendent Man. I wonder if Richard Dawkins will recognise him.
- The net could become self-aware in ten years. Perhaps it will also experience the God Delusion.
- If time is a delusion suffered by those with less than god-like knowledge, then God already exists.
- How God changes your brain - the positive effects of spirituality on your mental, emotional, and physical health. Amazon US/UK.
- Atheist summercamp comes to the UK to try to disprove the existence of unicorns.
- Doing the time warp with the Khronos projector.
- Ralph Metzner expands on universal consciousness.
- One of many swine flu conspiracy theories currently circulating: public health expert raises the possibility of corporate involvement in genocide (and plugs a natural immunity boosting product).
- Ten fascinating natural phenomena.
- Weak rock to blame for the mysterious Maltese cart ruts.
- The private rocketeers aiming for the Apollo 11 landing site and competing for the $30m Google Lunar X Prize.
- Under the spell of the Druids - a modern history of an ancient order by Ronald Hutton: Amazon US/UK.
- Scientists propose a handy indirect alien detection system.
- Shades of Gray - the man who invented the Men in Black.
- Coming out of the phone booth - the World Superhero Registry.
- 13 things that don't make sense. Is that all?
- Ancient UFO's. Hardly breaking news!
- The complete works of HP Lovecraft - online!
Thanks be to Greg, Rick, Red & Kat
Quote of the Day:
The end of time is just another way of saying the beginning of immortality.
My feline superior observed me opening doors, and now she paws at the door knob trying to open it herself. If only she had opposable thumbs...
- The Coinage of Ephesus: minted history, mythology, and bees.
- Ancient gamma-ray burst is most distant object ever seen.
- Physicists harness phenomenon dubbed by Einstein as spooky action.
- Inventor of free energy device harassed by Black Ops.
- Aussie makes lightning in his shed. Every man needs a shed and a hobby.
- A Jedi Force training toy will break sales records and open minds.
- Brain music: neurotraining the soundtrack of your grey matter.
- King Arthur refuses to leave Stonehenge, so we can touch the stones.
- Mummies unearthed near Egypt's Lahun pyramid. Zahi-free photos.
- Before he drove the Vatican and literature critics to uncharted levels of apoplexy, Dan Brown was a Barry Manilow wannabe singing ballads about phone sex.
- Giant mechanical spiders have invaded Yokohama, Japan. Ganbatte!
- Dr Karl Shuker investigates South American mystery beasts.
- Examining a 1742 essay on serpents, dragons, and freaky fauna, oh my.
- Urban legends of Vandalia Cemetery: wayward girls, ghosts, and devil worship.
- Review of Dr Rosemarie Pilkington's The Spirit of Dr Bindelof: teenage séance shenanigans in 1930s New York City (Amazon US & UK).
Quote of the Day:
"I am convinced that these objects [UFOs] do exist and that they are not manufactured by any nations on earth."
RAF Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding
WHO knows where swine flu came from. Or pigs might fly.
- WHO: 40 confirmed swine flu cases in US, no deaths.
- Swine flu is same strain as the pandemic of 1918.
- Google swine flu.
- A search for evidence of interplanetary and atmospheric microbial delivery systems.
- Freedom of expression, dissenting historians and the holocaust revisionists.
- The singer not the song.
- The death of 100%.
- Economic crisis in the EU: the numbers.
- Shadow government statistics.
- Where is all the antimatter?
- Walnuts may help fight breast cancer.
- Green is a mirage.
- Dinosaurs lived in the Arctic. Or maybe ECDs happen.
- The 2012 Apocalyspe and how to stop it.
- Dino killing asteroid theory takes a fresh hit.
- AI cracks 4000 year-old mystery.
- Sungrazers or an earlier version of them.
- Questions, not answers, make science the ultimate adventure.
- Imagine another wet, rocky planet.
Quote of the Day:
The men of future generations will yet win many a liberty of which we do not even feel the want
Still here, amigos...
- Is there reason to suspect that the new swine flu virus is in fact a bio-engineered weapon —or just the usual by-product of human short-sightedness?
- Recent developments spawn worries of a biological apocalypse; but fear not: the Sun is still the one who's gonna get us in 2012 *phew!*
- For more than a decade, the scientific & technical experts behind the Global Climate Coalition —and industry lobby opposed to the notion of Anthropogenic Global Warming— were advising that "the science backing the role of greenhouse gases in global warming could not be refuted". Meh... eggheads! what do they know about anything, right?
- Agnotology: how more info leads to less knowledge in the XXst century. While you're at it, you might want to take a look to Farhad Manjoo's 'True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society' (Amazon US & UK).
- A coalition —organized by the Heinz center— prepared a report urging people to get their heads out of the sand & start facing the economic risks of Climate Change.
- Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger might be just fine for Daft Pünk & Kanye; but it won't do squat for the Big Easy.
- Space Tornadoes create awesome Auroras. "I think we are not in Epsilon Eridani anymore, Toto!"
- Happy Birthday, Hubble! I'd buy you a beer if you were 2 years older. For some of Hubble's greates hits, click here.
- Maverick doctor Panayiotis Zavos claims to have implanted women with cloned human embryos. *Yawn* so? The Raelians have been pulling that stunt for years, Pany ;-)
- Cattle genes may give clues about human health. Does this give clues about cattle mutes as well?
- Betty & Barney Hill abduction exhibit to open at New Hampshire (w/Video). If you get to visit it, write a review for us, will ya?
- The "Man of Quives" video that showed an eerie 'stick-like' figure walking in the tall grasses of Perú, has finally been explained.
- Why haven't we made contact? Whitley Strieber gives his opinion.
- Kazakhstan is planning to build a UFO base & alien embassy. TRAITORS!!!!!
- Cosmetic Neurology: Reporting directly from the clandestine world of neuro-enhancing drugs—because Brain Age is for sissies!
- Majoring in Stress: The refusal to acknowledge the limits of your body to attain your professional goals.
- Night owls can work longer than early birds, study says. But what's the use, if the night owls get fired for arriving late to work every morning? :-(
- Feeling unhappy about your life? Then stop comparing yourself with your neighbor!
- The 7 most horrifying parasites on the planet—not including AIG— brought to you by Cracked writers (on Crack).
- The ancient Indus script has finally been cracked, thanks to Moore's law.
- In George Orwell's famous dystopia, Big Brother's grip on society is shown as an imposition. So what would he think about our willingness to submit our info to Google?
- The Swedish pirates lost the case & are about to walk the plank. Sergey & Larry will step up & reclaim the Jolly Roger flag —Arrrrrrgh feeling lucky, matey!
- After 2 years of delay, the award-winning film 'Cochochi' finally arrives to Mexican movie theaters (Trailer)—talk about bad timing!
Thanks Kat, & whoever invented the face mask.
Quote of the Day:
"If the positive innovations connect exponentially before the massive breakdowns reinforce one another, the system can repattern itself to a higher order of consciousness and freedom without the predicted economic, environmental, or social collapse."
‘Skunk Works’ takes on a whole new meaning when canine meets skunk…
- The reversal of the Earth’s magnetic poles, explained.
- Newly discovered satellite galaxies may dethrone Newton’s theory of gravity.
- Chandra X-Ray Observatory witnesses rare shockwave from nearby super massive black hole.
- Would you drink water from a black hole?
- Is there a rosetta stone for the newly discovered, ancient Indus Script?
- The strange tale of Einstein's brain and the man who cut it up with a bread knife.
- Check robot-sniper-helicopter piloted by Xbox controller off Skynet’s grocery list.
- Pluto returns! In Illinois, at least…
- The cow genome has been sequenced and the farming revolution has begun. Napoleon and the pigs will be pleased.
- A once theoretical molecule has been created in a lab.
- The quiet sun and what it may foretell.
- For some carbon-dioxide absorbing plants to thrive, it doesn’t take a green thumb – it takes pollution.
- What do giant space tornadoes and the Earth’s auroras have in common? Wait -- did someone just say giant space tornadoes?
- The moon dust riddle has been answered.
- Sea ice in Antarctic appears to be increasing as a result of the ozone hole. Wool and tinfoil hats for everyone!
- China's Great Wall just got a little greater.
- Super-strength spider silk has arrived. Peter Parker’s ‘accident’ will take place during a field trip to the lab tomorrow.
- And finally, Bohemian Rhapsody, by way of old computer parts.
Danke to Greg & RPJ!
Quote of the Day:
“Too much checking on the facts has ruined many a good news story…”
Today's news should tide you over until your copy of Darklore 3 is delivered by owl.
- Help Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen's flag return home. Great cause.
- Astronomers find "serious candidate" for Earth-like planet in the Libra constellation.
- Egyptian temples discovered along the Way of Horus in the Sinai.
- Egyptologists think they're close to finding the tomb of Antony and Cleopatra. "Asps. Very dangerous. You go first."
- They'll find Zahi Hawass's hat first, who is profiled by the NY Times.
- High-def 3-D ancient monuments on your desktop. I want virtual goggles.
- Where did the ancient Maya get a rare clay to make Maya Blue?
- Captain Obvious says childbirth was just as painful for Neanderthal women.
- Evidence mounts that our brains decide before we know about it. Try to out-think your brain, it's like playing Deep Blue, or tricking my cat.
- Huge solar storm could bring US to its knees.
- How Houston rehearsed its worst ever problem. Coffee shortage?
- Breaking news: NASA embarks on epic delay (not the U2 guitar type).
- Estimating the situation, is a SETI paradigm shift underway?
- Astronaut Edgar Mitchell says there is no doubt ET is visiting Earth. I dislike calling him a former astronaut -- once an astronaut, always an astronaut.
- Billy Cox compiles a greatest hits of lame UFO denials. Ah, 'swamp gas', I remember the '80s!
- A UFO filmed in Bendigo, just north of me (total coincidence), is a big hit.
- Otter kings to earth hounds: in search of Britain's lesser known mystery beasts.
- Dead people don't scare medium Concetta Bertoldi, but living people can do.
- Meeting in dream space: Oneironauticum is enlightening fun.
Much thanks to Greg, Dr Karl Shuker and someone else I'm forgetting.
Quote of the Day:
My view of our planet was a glimpse of divinity.
Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell
Assorted ghosts and goblins for all those too sick to go to the doctor.
- 60 Minutes: Cold Fusion.
- The supreme court on who wrote Shakespeare's plays.
- The Hawthorne Effect: why parents swear by ineffective treatments for autism.
- Forgiveness and irony: what makes the West strong.
- The top 25 censored stories for 2009.
- Historically quiet sun.
- Robots are narrowing the gap with humans.
- Are US history text books still full of lies and half-truths?
- Kuiper crater's rays.
- The downside of clean energy.
- China finds another 1000 miles of Great Wall.
- Tree loss led to Maya fall?
- India's holy powder reveals finally its centuries-old secret.
- Earth-sized planet discovered.
Quote of the Day:
To say that we dont fundamentally understand the process and that's why we are not going to study it is like saying I am too sick to go to the doctor.
Glimmer of hope: For the first time since I began force-feeding him food and water every 4 hours three months ago, my cat with fatty liver syndrome ate on his own yesterday - twice.
- Did humans learn from hobbits?
- Discovery of temple in Turkey, dating to the time of King Solomon, sheds light on so-called Dark Age.
- Alec Garrard has spent 30 years creating an astonishingly accurate model of Herod's Temple.
- Thirteen generations of family tree depicted via scale models of ancestors' homes.
- Ancient ecosystem discovered under glacier.
- Space-based power plant touted as hurricane killer.
- Dust particles contained in white dwarfs could be the remnants of planets similar to our own.
- Astronomers discover mother of all cosmic pile-ups.
- First Moon landing: What Richard Nixon would have said if the mission had failed.
- New gene switch sows epigenetic doubts.
- Bigfoot came out of the trees: Parts one & two.
- First crop circle of 2009 spotted in a remote area near Avebury.
- FBI and states vastly expand DNA databases.
- How 'history' gets made (up): It's now ten years on - to the day - and much of what we think we know about Columbine is simply wrong. Dave Cullen's exhaustive new book Columbine is available at Amazon US & UK.
Quote of the Day:
My friends, you bow to no one.
Aragorn to hobbit heroes Frodo, Sam, Pippin, and Merry, in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.