The Eclipse is in progress and I’m just realizing how difficult it is to use a keyboard when your claws are growing and your skin turns furrier. I’d better finish soon, for I’m getting a bit hungry.
- MIT To Lead Development Of New Telescopes On Moon. Shouldn’t they be asking the selenites’ permission first?
- Jason Bellows asks what would life be without the Moon at Damn Interesting.
- Ultrasound could help explore the icy oceans of Europa… and find out if Jupiter’s moon is pregnant or not.
- From Natural we now turn to Artifitial: Satellites spot lost Guatemala Mayan temples.
- And while we’re all waiting to hear some news about the Military’s shooting of the OTHER satellite [UPDATE to this story], two pilots have been rescued after their F15Cs collide in midair over the Gulf of Mexico. [update: unfortunately, one of the pilots died.]
- If the FDA says it’s good, it doesn’t matter if your body objects! US Supreme court dictates that patients cannot sue medical-device manufacturers over harm from a device that has approval from federal regulators.
- It’s ‘back to square one’ at the lab:Latest HIV Gel Proves Disappointing.
- Don’t get mad! Getting angry slows down the healing process for injuries (tell THAT to McCain).
- Danish scientists find way to tell age through eyes. Dude… just ASK her!
- A skeptical view on how telekinesis is ruled out by quantum theory at Cosmic Variance (you’re gonna LOVE this one, Greg!)
- As the battle between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD seems to be over (Betamax, thou art avenged), in California another fierce battle is underway: Solar panels vs. redwoods.
- Florida will teach evolution but ‘only’ as theory. They will also teach gravity, but ‘only’ as a law.
- Ironically, that seemed to have been a bad mood by the creationists.
- Like a Rolling Stone: Gene studies confirm ‘Out of Africa’ theories.
- Va. Man To Lead Search For Bigfoot In W.Va. So that would make it a W.V.B-f? WTF??
- Close encounter of the Thunderbird kind? Stan Gordon at Paranormal news comments.
- Mothman and the Thunderbird: could they be one and the same?
- Real Sea Monsters: Mysterious creatures found in Antarctic waters.
- Mystery of the Anasazi solved?
- Physicist Neil Turok says the Big Bang wasn’t the beginning of the Universe. Man, with a name like Turok, he should have chosen paleontology instead ;-)
- Earth-like planet discovery adds to likelihood of extraterrestrial life. It’s the end of the world as we know it :o)
- Emmulating the apostles of old, Mac Tonnies is running a blog in an effort to convert the pagans of SETI. Let’s just hope he doesn’t share their fate! Thanks to UFO Mystic for the heads-up.
- New Books Expose Patented UFO Technology, Exotic Propulsion Systems. More here.
- Feast your eyes on Barbarella and other gaLACTIC ladies (you’re welcome, gentlemen).
- Speaking of milk: The Milky Way is twice the size we thought it was. Well, it still does a body good :o)
- First UFO sanctuary opens in Russia. Does that mean visitors won’t be allowed to feed the UFOs?
- Ed Komarek asks: Where´s the Rosa Parks for exopoliticians?
- Can Tarki’s Theorem be applied to the UFO phenomenon? The UFO Provocateurs seem to think so.
- 'Destroy All Humans!' arrives for the Wii platform. If you’re a fan of old B-movies, classic UFO aesthetics and slapstick humor, this is a game you shouldn’t miss.
- As all good conspiracy theories, this one refuses to die: Witness testifies that Diana feared plot by royals.
- The strange tale of a british bloke who is now adored as a godess in India (!).
Quote of the day:
“The deep lesson is that, although science doesn’t know everything, it’s not ‘anything goes’ either. There are well-defined regimes of physical phenomena where we do know how things work, full stop. The place to look for new and surprising phenomena is outside these regimes. You don’t need to set up elaborate double-blind protocols to pass judgement on the abilities of purpoted psychics. Our knowledge of the laws of physics rules them out. Speculation to the contrary are not the provenance of bold visionaries, they are the dreams of crackpots.”
Senior Research Associate in the Dept. of Physics at Caltech