Go the Maroons…
- Archaeologist solves mystery of monk who stole the bones of a saint.
- Review of Ancient Medicine (Amazon US/UK) by Vivian Nutton, which details the story of ancient medicine from early Greece (8th century BC) to Late Antiquity (7th century AD).
- Project Ghost Hunt has plenty of fun with pub spirits after closing time. It’s a one-liner with no extra help required.
- Ghosts also for San Antonio Paranormal Investigators at the Jailhouse Cafe.
- SpaceShipOne runs on rubber fuel. Flubber?
- Not content to be doing great things with SpaceshipOne, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is also behind the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. Get your Enterprise uniform on and beam on down if you’re in the area.
- President Bush’s Moon to Mars Commission labels NASA a ‘relic of the Apollo age‘. Sounds like NASA’s about to be torn apart.
- Perhaps not if John Kerry is elected: “NASA is an invaluable asset to the American people and must receive adequate resources to continue its important mission of exploration.”
- Utah rocks could help explain Martian ‘blueberries’.
- Astrobiology continues its excellent 7-part series on the ‘Great Terraforming Debate’ with Part 3. Also see Part 1 and 2. Tres cool astrobiologist David Grinspoon is one of the participants, make sure you read my review of his book Lonely Planets as well – definitely worth purchasing, it’s a great read (available from Amazon US and UK).
- Quantum computing a step closer as scientists confirm quantum teleportation. Where does the science end and the magic begin?
- Octupuses have a preferred arm. I know left and right, but what do we call the ones in-between? And shouldn’t that be octopi?
- Five UFOs in the sky above Emley.
- Meteorite the ‘size of a house‘ explodes over Australia. Gotta love the police statement: “There was no bloody great rock sitting in the middle of the highway, anyway”.
- Are mountain lions attacking pets in Kentucky?
- Listen to your dreams – you never know when you might have to save someone from a rocket fuel explosion.
- Thoughts captured in real-time.
- Medical implants to be powered by body heat.
- Anti-depressant nerve stimulator device approved by FDA.
- UK and US conspiring on nukes?
- Weapons that can incapacitate crowds of people by sweeping a lightning-like beam of electricity across them are being readied for sale to military and police forces in the US and Europe. And the funny thing is – we pay the wages of these government research organisations. Go figure.
Quote of the Day:
And along with indifference to space there went an ever more complete indifference to time. “There seems to be plenty of it,” was all I would answer, when the investigator asked me to say what I felt about time.
Aldous Huxley (‘The Doors of Perception’)