The guys over at The Anomalist are going from strength to strength, their latest release is the much-anticipated Issue 12 of their eponymous print journal, sub-titled The Universe Wants to Play. In the new issue:
- The indefatigable Nick Redfern spinning a cold war tale of psychics, spies, and UFOs.
- Geophysicist Roger Hart detailing the legacy of the blacklist in the science of extraterrestrial life.
- Journalist Gregory Gutierez examining the early attempt to scientifically monitor the famous Austrian medium Rudi Schneider.
- Author Michael Schmicker wondering if ESP may not have helped save some people from serial killers.
- and more from Hilary Evans, Robert Bartholomew, David Hricenak, Albert Rosales, Dwight G. Smith, Gary Mangiacopra, and Joseph M. Felser.
The Anomalist is one of the best sources available on alternative topics, so well worth checking out (not to mention the rest of their recent releases).
Bad luck to the Socceroos, but well done all the same...
- Is reverse causation backward science? Very interesting article, make sure you check it out.
- Sleuthing out the truth on UFOs, with common sense.
- Ghost hunting - believers vs skeptics.
- Iced marijuana tea to debut in British health food shops. I'll bet they're planning to on-sell some chocolate biscuits though...
- The mysterious gifts of musical savants (with video).
- How do you tell if the voices in your head are mental illness, or a government mind-job? Greg's advice: ask the voices in your head!
- And if that wasn't bad enough, now mind-reading computers are on the way. Better put some lazy boys inside your skull, for all the company you'll be having over...
- Crop circle shows alien playing poker. They could have at least hired a crew that does more precise work...
- King Tut's necklace made out of meteoritic glass.
- Golden archaeological treasure gives insights into Thracian calendar.
- Egyptian archaeologists find sarcophagi near the Giza pyramids.
- Forbidden Knowledge Conference scheduled for July 1st in the UK.
- Japan announces plan to pump carbon dioxide underground. Better in than out?
- Earth is the hottest it's been in 400 years.
- Huge underwater volcano discovered off Sicily. "Volcanic activity has raised the island out of the sea several times in recorded history" - a new contender for Atlantis?
- Male sexuality may be decided in the womb.
- Are stem cells to blame for cancer?
- Scientists take their design cues from Mother Nature.
- The hive mind of Starlings. Spotted via Strange Attractor.
- Mini-black holes may reveal 5th dimension.
- Stealth radar sees through trees and walls - undetected. So don't bother hiding behind trees anymore...
- Michael Shermer says your political leaning is all in your brain.
- Had enough of everyone at work today? Why not live out your fantasy and watch an asteroid destroy Earth (broadband only). Spotted via Post-Human Blues.
Quote of the Day:
I am at two with nature.
Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.
Coast to Coast AM: Rebroadcasts for much of this week: Monday's show is an April 2005 interview with Catherine Austin Fitts about government black budgets, Tuesday revisits the May 2005 show with famous abductee Travis Walton, Wednesday is David Icke from February 2005, while Thursday is a live show (I think), with Art Bell talking to Cliff Pickover about the Mobius Strip, gateways to higher dimensions and parallel universes, as well as looping plots in movies and literature.
More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website. Also C2C can be listened to through KOGO.
Sorry the news is late, my street is blocked off for the Australia vs Italy World Cup soccer match tonight (Lygon St in Melbourne is Little Italy, as well as a plot locale in a William Gibson novel).
- Harriet the Turtle, rumoured to have been taken from the Galapagos Islands by Darwin, has died aged 175. Forget botox, try eating hibiscus flowers every day.
- Sophisticated radar techniques will allow a glimpse into the USA's mysterious Creek Nation pyramid-mounds, without a Bosnian controversy in sight.
- More fantastical artifacts have been unearthed during archaeological excavations in Iran.
- Up to 35 excavations in an Anatolian province will provide new information on how civilisation began in the archaeological paradise of the Fertile Crescent (which sounds like the name of a seedy strip-joint where dirt detectives go on their nights off).
- Here's an article on revolutionary research that dispels current theories about the rise of agriculture in the Fertile Crescent, and it's all about wild lentils. I always suspected Neanderthals were hippies.
- Modern medical science has exposed a 2000-year-old Egyptian fraud. I had no idea Zahi Hawass was so old.
- A half-billion year old volcanic eruption may be the cause of the first mass animal extinction event in the history of life, the universe and everything.
- An international team of scientists will attempt to recreate the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang, hopefully at a remote location a thousand miles away from me, you and everyone else.
- Is String Theory a disaster for physics, holding back better theories?
- Pluto's two newly discovered moons have been named Nix and Hydra. Hollywood's expecting celebrity couples are running out of baby-name options.
- An emotionally aware computer that can guess a user's mental state is in development. So that explains why my old computer blew up last January.
- SETI's Dr Jill Tarter isn't convinced by UFO sightings and alien abductions, but will keep listening for communications anyway.
- Did the US military fly a secret spyplane called Aurora over the UK without the MoD's knowledge? It wouldn't be the first time they did something without asking first.
- Perhaps it's a revolutionary aircraft designed by Northrop Grumman? It's not due until 2020, but we all know they have time-travel technology back-engineered from the Martians.
- ThothWeb has an interesting article discussing whether the US has secretly developed flying saucers over the past 60 years for ulterior motives.
- The Other Side of Truth's Paul Kimball interviews UFO Review's Stuart Miller, who believes UFOs have a paranormal origin.
- The Why Files take a skeptical look at India's Red Rain phenomenon.
- The city of Roswell will host its 12th annual UFO festival from Thursday until July 3rd. I hope to get abducted there later tonight.
- South Korea plans to launch a new space program to search for extraterrestrial life.
- An 83-year-old British pensioner believes his idea for a unique flying device challenges the accepted laws of physics and could revolutionise the world's travel industry. With hair like that, I'm on his side!
- Tap the energy of the intuitive universe through Craig Conley's Follow Your Bliss wheel of fortune. I highly recommend reading Craig's website.
- Or you can try your hand at reading Philip Pullman's alethiometer, and gain the wisdom of Serafina Pekkala or the strength of an armoured polar bear.
- Greg's days of Counter-Strike are about to get interesting as India's youth challenges China in the online computer game market. I knew I recognised the voice of that phone company helpdesk representative I talked to last week, he pwnd me in World of Warcraft with critical dps and a "Thank you very much, please come again!" l33t FTW!
- But will they boldly go where no Indian geek has gone before, and play Star Trek Online? The only question is, will Kat aim for command of the Voyager or accept an ensign position on the Enterprise? Look for me at the bar on Deep Space Nine.
Quote of the Day:
When you follow your bliss ... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else.
As some of you probably noticed, we had some downtime while we upgraded our TDG backend (no jokes, please). The page should look close to the same, although there are a few little changes in how things are displayed. Apart from those little things, if you notice anything really strange, let us know so that we can fix it pronto (either comment here or email us via the new 'contact us' link in the main menu).
Hear ye, hear ye. Issue 5 of our free PDF magazine Sub Rosa is now available for downloading from the SR website. In the new issue we've got Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince discussing the Priory of Sion's interest in Rennes-le-Chateau, an insider look at the crop circle phenomenon, an interview with psi researcher Dr Dean Radin, and an excerpt from Daniel Pinchbeck's new book 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl. As usual, also news, reviews, columns and more. Great design and artwork from Mark Foster and Adam Scott Miller, fascinating reading - what more could you ask for! Get downloading.
It's a bit jumbled up, but I'm sure you'll manage. Yo, Bill, there's news about mesquite. I'm hoping today's quote is a first for TDG.
- The thirst for knowledge is physically addictive. We TDGers have suspected as much, but we still want more.
- Archaeologists exploring one of Rome's oldest catacombs have discovered more than 1,000 skeletons dressed in elegant togas.
- Long-lost Byzantine port uncovered in Istanbul, with what may be a church, a gate to the city, and 8 sunken ships wiped out by a giant storm more than 1,000 years ago.
- Anglian sword found at Bamburgh Castle has been declared the only one of its kind in the world.
- Atlantis and Tartessus: Norway Scientific Institutions recognize Spanish paleographical hypothesis.
- Arctic, Antarctic, Mars.
- Ancient shell beads may be oldest jewelry and first sign of modern culture. More.
- Radar peers into one of North America's great pyramids, and into the Muscogee Nation's past.
- Amongst deliberate destruction, blind ignorance and so-called progress, Arizona is quickly losing its prehistoric heritage.
- Prehistoric humans damaged coastal ecology.
- Huge underwater volcano discovered off Sicily.
- Etruscan tomb near Rome yields oldest paintings in Western civilisation.
- Oldest known spiderweb found in ancient amber.
- Amber preserves silk and prey from 136 million years ago.
- Dancing with the moon goddess in Callanish.
- Crowd of 19,000 at Stonehenge described as 5 percent pagan and 95 percent partygoer.
- Stonehenge-like tomb also marks solstice.
- Diving expedition continues search for underwater relics in China's Fuxian Lake.
- From campfire to gas tank, Mesquite energy may be harvested for ethanol.
- Scientific world unites over origins of life and issues damning statement against creationism.
- The average worker spends two hours a day answering phonecalls, emails, and pointless questions.
- Study of social isolation paints sobering picture of a fragmented America, where intimate social ties are shrinking or nonexistent.
- Suburban 'serenity' blamed for making Americans the fattest, sickest people in the developed world.
- Charged paper moves on its own.
- Foraging monkeys make use of meteorology.
- Gut bacteria determine fat or thin. But, other than researchers force-feeding it to sterile mice, what determines gut bacteria?
- Viagra improves high-altitude exercise performance 45% - for some. Tour de France to become a revealing three-legged race?
- Research shows cherry juice decreases exercise-induced muscle pain and damage.
- 'Fountain of youth' drug proven to slow, even reverse, aging. But there's new molecular proof that some aspects of aging are out of our control.
- Child abuse linked to development of schizophrenia.
- Sexual success and the schizoid factor.
- Contrails and the dark side of air travel.
- Physicists discover effervescent space.
- Why are uniforms uniform? Because color helps humans track more than 3 objects.
- Ozzie asks: Where have all the UFOs gone? Have we offended them?
- 50-year fear: Long incubation period means the number of people infected with vCJD could be far higher than previously thought.
- Spaceship dreams get real.
- Ufology's generation now: Nick Pope.
- Girl-haunting ghost strikes terror in school.
- Walking ghost caught on video. Looks more like a waddling ghost to me.
- Experts weigh UFO facts and fiction.
- Making factories and computers with DNA.
- Magnetism nudges matter into black holes.
- Jon Stewart, Enemy of Democracy?
Quote of the Day:
You have kept me away from water for a week. Give me water.
Nepal's girl-haunting ghost
A few things to keep you busy over the weekend...
- SurvivalAfterDeath.org has " How to Become a [Fraudulent] Spirit Medium", by Julien Proskauer.
- Filer's Files #25 has the latest UFO news from around the globe.
- Space.com has "UFO Research: Findings vs Facts".
- The Psychedelic Salon has a new podcast: Earth and Fire Erowid's talk from the 2002 Mind States Conference, "Grassroots Peer Reviews of Vital Information".
- The latest eSkeptic newsletter has a review of Galileo’s Children: Tales of Science vs. Superstition.
Here's the rundown on the radio schedules for the second half of the week:
Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week's guest is Maurice Cotterell, who says he has discovered that the same code that explains the mysteries of the Maya can be used with Celtic artifacts to explain the mystery of the Grail. Afterwards Linda Howe investigates a horse that was videotaped hanging in the air over an Itialian city..
Coast to Coast AM: Friday is open lines, early on Saturday Ian Punnett talks to Todd Tucker about the bizarre experiment in which 36 religious pacifists were systematically starved beneath the football stadium at the University of Minnesota during the final days of World War II, while the late show is a replay of a 2003 show in which Art Bell chats with medium James Van Praagh about the death process, reincarnation, and communicating with spirits. Sunday is a rebroadcast from 2004, with Art Bell talking to Gerald Celente about 'Trends for 2004'.
More details including relevant websites are available at the linked pages above. Remember also that while Coast to Coast is subscription, it can be listened to through KOGO, while Dreamland is free. Dreamland also now offers a podcast of the most recent show.
Sometimes it's like trying to ice-skate in treacle...
- Celebrating the solstice: mid-summer magic, sun and fire.
- Also: thousands turn up for summer fun at Stonehenge.
- Return to the Golden Bough. Bog Bodies were ancient society's elite.
- 3,000-year-old pyramid tombs discovered in North-East China.
- Disputed collection holds the key to the secrets of Machu Picchu.
- Scientists urge parents to teach their children about evolution. "Come here you little monkey, I've got a story to tell you..."
- Whaling Commission unanimously endorses report on whales being harmed by under-sea oil search noises.
- Speed kills: cheetahs suffering more fatal crashes during chases, say experts.
- New research supports the possibility of cryopreservation. Cool.
- Thirst for knowledge may just be an opium addiction. All you junkies out there...
- 'Rogue' physicist ties together magnetism and weather patterns.
- Alan Boyle takes a look at the science of Superman.
- Microsoft launches software kit for robot builders. Roy Batty, here we come...
- New asteroid defense strategy? Get another asteroid, then play marbles...
- UFO hacker Gary McKinnon tells Wired exactly what he found. And: did McKinnon discover a space navy?
- God, UFOs and the Great Pyramid.
- San Andreas fault set for the 'Big One'. Learn to swim, learn to swim...
- China Moon walk set for 2024.
- Florida accountant is actually not a descendant of Genghis Khan. But boy, it did make good copy.
- Massive mummy fraud discovered after 2000 years.
- Tim the Yowie Man to run for election in Australia in 2008?
Quote of the Day:
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die
Roy Batty (from 'Blade Runner')