Bicycling is perfect for meditation; both are about balance.
- Stanley Kubrick confessed to staging and filming the moon landings after a million takes.
- Mysterious Universe's Paul Seaburn calls shenanigans on the video, with no mention of "Kubrick"'s resemblance to Jerry Garcia.
- Dogs pass the smell test for self-awareness.
- Our site's founder visited Stonehenge, I hope he enjoyed an epic Bronze Age barbeque.
- First contact would have minimal impact on the day-to-day life of puny humans.
- Shots fired! bigfooters are just glorified campers.
- Planet X, Nibiru, Yuggoth, Rupert, whatever you wanna call it, might've been discovered by some Mexicans and Swedes.
- Wanna see a UFO? Hie thee to America's Extraterrestrial Highway.
- The runner up? King County, Washington has more than a few saucer sightings.
- Haven't seen a yowie yet? Ipswitch, QLD is lousy with them.
- Secret Government Program Used Telepathy To Contact Aliens. Sure they did.
- In Soviet Russia, ghost drives car!
- ARE YOU HYPE, FAM? The Guardian has a dandy howto on building your own lightsaber*.
- The Robot Buddha
Quote of the Day:
"Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes."
*Batteries not included.
- Angkor Wat unveils new buried spiral structures.
- Flying by built-in compass.
- Epsom salts unravel Ceres’ bright spots?
- Space Race 2.0?
- Talking SW vs. ST with Bill Nye the SG.
- Images that made history.
- Vampires prowl the galaxy.
- Unusual study of nonassociative quantum mechanics gets underway.
- Suleiman’s tomb located. Neil Diamond fades in.
- Fossil fuels’ end is in sight.
- Outsmart your instincts.
- Rocking sans guitar strings.
- The real great white whale.
- How to build a Death Star [acc. to NASA].
- Edited genes make pigs resistant to common viral disease.
- Receive messages… from the future?
- E 3 star cluster reveals ghosts of Milky Way’s past.
- Saunders on storytelling.
- This week’s evidence of the looming robot uprising.
- Objects discovered at edge of solar system revive ‘Planet X’ debate.
- Fusion power for all or another hack hover-board hopeful?
- Unobservable chemical state observed.
- Storm on tiny star akin to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.
Quote of the Day:
“To celebrate the holiday season, a charitable donation in your name has been made to the Human Fund. ”
Just think of me as Santa's little Truth fighter…
- The desktop gene machine is the perfect Xmas gift for your little Dr. Moreau.
- Can the extinct giant tortoises of the Galapagos be brought to life?
- Skywalker envy: Artificial skin for prosthetic limbs can sense the pressure of a single grain of salt.
- How to find happiness in a time when robots steal our jobs.
- The Hyperloop Cometh: Testing the transport of Tomorrow near the City of Sin.
- The future Martian ring.
- Marie D. Jones spends some time to explain Time slips.
- Worlds Without End: How scientists in the XIXth century toyed with radical ideas, influenced by the discovery of unseen physical forces.
- The meteoric mystery of the Yucatán humanoid persists.
- Listen to Joshua Cutchin discuss his book 'A Trojan Feast' and perform a little sousaphone solo on Radio Misterioso.
- Steven Spielberg's The BFG gets the teaser treatment.
- Could encounters with strangers be hidden messages from God?
- How a famed New-Age retreat center helped end the Cold War.
- America is no longer a middle-class nation.
- Yes, your hubby can't literally hear you when he has nose stuck in his iPad.
- Red Pill of the Day: The ban on the Zombie Nativity scene.
Thanks to Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder and Plissken --what, you never heard of him? That's the badass reindeer with an eyepatch!
Quote of the Day:
"God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well."
"There are strange things lost and forgotten in obscure corners of the newspaper."
- Can integrated information theory explain consciousness?
- Chomsky was right: We do have a 'grammar' in our head.
- The fractal nature of the brain: EEG data suggests that the brain functions as a 'quantum computer' in 5-8 dimensions.
- When is a circle a circle? How shapes can predict your tolerance of 'deviancy'.
- The face in the machine.
- How dolphins see people.
- New sightings of Loch Ness Monster at their highest in more than a decade.
- Submarine surveillance station in Scotland may attract tourists with the amplified sounds of distant whales.
- How a famed new age retreat centre helped end the Cold War.
- Richard Hall interviews Gary McKinnon.
- Reported bitcoin 'founder' Craig Wright's home raided by Australian police.
- Supermassive black hole grows impossibly fast.
- Secret portrait 'found underneath' Mona Lisa.
- Whatever became of the Bermuda Triangle.
- Mind-controlled car unveiled in China.
- Teeth from Chinese cave reveal Homo sapiens reached Asia around 100,000 years ago.
- Are mammals 30 million years older than previously thought?
- The only skeletal evidence for crucifixion in the ancient world.
- Woman feels pain for the first time, and quite enjoys it.
- Diamond nanothreads could be the key to space elevators.
- Intact, packed Etruscan tomb found.
Quote of the Day:
Every branch of human knowledge, if traced up to its source and final principles, vanishes into mystery.
Let's do this, fam.
- Archaeologists are suggesting Stonehenge was a hand-me-down from Wales.
- Mina Crandon discovered you can't bullshit a bullshitter, or a clear-sighted illusionist.
- When something makes your hair stand on end, is that proof hair can act as a sixth sense?
- Move over, Crookston! Jeff Meldrum's 3D printed a model of an honest-to-goodness sasquatch skeleton.
- Long before GPS, our ancestors carved maps of their hunting camps on stone.
- Rich Reynolds wonders if this is real life, or just fantasy, with the hallucinations and reality of the UFO phenomenon.
- What can precognition do for you tomorrow? Quite a bit, as it turns out.
- The keys to our science-fictional future lay in the five great problems of physics.
- Double your trouble with these seven bizarre stories about twins. Overlook Hotel not included.
- A mother's love isn't just for mammals and birds anymore.
- Ancient tentacled horror had tri-fold symmetry.
- Jordan's geoglyphs are much older than Nazca's famous lines.
- How do people react when Bible verses are presented as the Qur'an's suras?
Gratz to Patrick Huyghe for sending me a few of these links.
Quote of the day:
"Remember that your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. This may leave you an opening to become his friend."
- Robert A. Heinlein
"Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense."
- Baby galaxies and dark matter.
- The oldest, faintest galaxy ever seen.
- Interstellar planet nursery.
- Magnetic field at Milk Way’s black hole revealed.
- More on the potential superflare threat.
- Feel the earth moving… Shazam!
- Surviving the end of the universe.
- Momotombo awakens.
- Etna awakens.
- Measuring the distant universe.
- Sense of purpose extends lifespan.
- Three new frogs.
- Terminators vs. cancer cells.
- Habitat loss threatens migratory birds.
- This week’s evidence of the looming robot uprising… Da Vinci ‘bot.
Quote of the Day:
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep...”
Man, don't you hate it when your people sleep on the job?
- Unsurprisingly, Tesla Motors' founder Elon Musk is a big fan of carbon taxes.
- Fast radio bursts (FRBs) mistify experts --for now…
- Supreme court ruling voids the construction permit for the giant telescope in Mauna Kea, marking the still tense relationship between science and native traditions.
- Turns out all that Nasa's "let's go to Mars!" PR campaign wasn't even enough to convince themselves --should have hired Brad Pitt instead of Matt Damon…
- In space, no one can hear you infringe copyright patents.
- The Kecksburg UFO incident turns 50, and many witnesses are still looking for answers.
- Death-bed confessions and Roswell.
- Rick the Trickster: Biggest hoaxer in Bigfoot history is still making the news.
- Chinese scientists claim their cloning technology has advanced enough to replicate humans --um, dontcha think you have ENOUGH of those already?
- Why does Wikipedia keep begging users for money, when they have plenty to go around?
- Nearly 70 years later, a Holocaust survivor is reunited with the woman who saved him.
- Can Integrated Information Theory explain Consciousness? .
- This is your robot on drugs.
- Ancient Vanishings: The mysterious and supernatural disappearance of Romulus
- Diagnosing diseases in 400-year-old embalmed hearts.
- Red Pill of the Day: New X Files teaser uses 'real' UFO footage --Mulder and Scully: Undermining the trust on official explanations since 1993.
Big BIG thanks to Chris for filling in while I was über busy making some dinero.
Quote of the Day:
"I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."
~Vincent Van Gogh
- Tunnel to two previously unknown chambers found in Mexican Templo Mayor.
- Secrets unearthed at Boodie Cave: humankind just got a little older.
- France is set to outlaw conspiracy theories.
- Sauropod footprint find makes Skye Scotland's largest dinosaur site.
- Apollo 16 booster crash site found on the Moon after 43 years.
- What is the probability of our civilization being the only one that has ever existed?
- Captive Bonobos are tooling up.
- A profile of parapsychologist Dick Bierman.
- How to feel normal in an anomalistic universe.
- French scientist solves mystery of Plymouth hum.
- Human values should be programmed into robots, argues a computer scientist. So long as they know that God is on their side...
- Do we underestimate the power of plants and trees?
- Science backs up the medical power of Ayahuasca.
- DNA sequence found in human gut with significant difference to any known life form.
- Virtual reality could reignite interest in secret societies.
- Why the history of maths is also the history of art.
- 'Chemical laptop' could search for signs of life outside Earth.
- Don't gild the willy.
Thanks to The Anomalist
Quote of the Day:
Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie.
Looking for an awesome gift for the UFO-obsessed person in your family? Okay, let's be honest, that's you, right?
- Begun the Space Wars have: Asteroid mining made legal after Barack Obama gives U.S. citizens the right to own parts of celestial bodies.
- Also: Who owns space? U.S. asteroid-mining act is dangerous and potentially illegal.
- Earth as an alien world.
- More mysterious extragalactic signals detected.
- China joins the hunt for extraterrestrials with the world's biggest ever telescope.
- Australian UFO sighting at Port Augusta explained in new book Return to Magonia.
- Alec 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Guinness tells how he used the Force to warn James Dean about his death in a car accident, a week before it happened.
- The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see.
- Why in hell are exorcisms still so popular?
- Dog walks 200 miles to find woman who nursed her back to health after hit-and-run accident. The Proclaimers are said to be disappointed in the dog's effort.
- Meet the man who had a near-death experience after being struck by lightning, and has been consumed by the urge to make music since.
- Plan to bring people back from the dead by freezing their brains and then resurrecting them with artificial intelligence.
- Anti-ageing drug could let you live to 120.
- Ancient underground city in Cappadocia will 'rewrite history'
- Hunting for DNA in Doggerland, an ancient land now submerged beneath the North Sea.
- The New World's first monumental civilisation.
- Nutella rejects personalised jar for five-year-old girl because her name is Isis. I'll just leave this here.
- Cult leader tells court that he communicates with an "electronic satellite warfare machine"...named Jackie.
- The NSA has stopped collecting bulk phone data. From now on, will only talk about such things with someone named Jackie...
- Loch Ness: The greatest PR stunt of the century.
- 'Telepathic' genius child tested by scientist.
Quote of the Day:
Skeptics, who flatly deny the existence of any unexplained phenomenon in the name of 'rationalism,' are among the primary contributors to the rejection of science by the public. People are not stupid and they know very well when they have seen something out of the ordinary. When a so-called expert tells them the object must have been the moon or a mirage, he is really teaching the public that science is impotent or unwilling to pursue the study of the unknown.
Nobody likes you when you're different...
- Egyptologists are 90% sure they have found a secret chamber hidden behind the walls of King Tut's tomb.
- Was Tut's famous death mask actually made for Nefertiti?
- Mystery of the sitting mummies: 1,000-year-old skeletons from a pre-Incan civilisation were buried looking out to sea.
- Lost island of ancient Greece discovered in Aegean Sea.
- Rare Christian papyrus discovered on eBay for $99.
- What ayahuasca taught me about taking care of my health.
- Sleep paralysis' demons are influenced by culture and fed by our fears.
- Taking LSD for breakfast 'can cure anxiety and insomnia'.
- Do these stories prove that dead loved ones come back to comfort us?
- NASA is quietly reconsidering the Moon as a stepping-stone to Mars travel.
- Will we stop at Mars?
- A century ago, Einstein's Theory of Relativity changed everything.
- Out of the mouths of bots: What building a robot in a person's image can reveal about identity and humanity.
- Has the mystery of D.B. Cooper been solved?
- Holy levitating cars in China Batman! (Worth watching for sheer WTFery, until you realise that reality is boring)
Quote of the Day:
The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it