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To enhance your viewing experience, I recommend Soundgarden played loudly through a pair of headphones. Well it worked for me anyhow…

  • You may not be Homo sapien for much longer – Linnean naming convention challenged.
  • SETI supremo Seth Shostak takes New Scientist to task for last week’s alien message controversy.
  • Reason for Genesis probe crash revealed in exclusive pictures.
  • Forget the Andromeda Strain, think about the Genesis Strain. And soon the sequel, the Stardust Strain? Perhaps do a Lord of the Rings and shoot a trilogy, ending with the Mars Strain. I’m off to begin a script.
  • A new type of calendar for your fridge – all the known near-Earth approaches for the coming 33 years.
  • High strangeness in Canadian cattle corn with Linda Moulton Howe. Hmm, that didn’t come out right. Sure does make for some visual imagery though…
  • SpaceShipOne gets an engine upgrade.
  • Report finds that space-based missile interceptors could pose a debris threat.
  • More on using the Moon as a Noah’s Ark.
  • Aw, check it out. Saturn’s family portrait.
  • Are UFOs the ultimate sky spies?
  • People outside the US will soon see The 4400. What’s it all about? Abductions baby, abductions.
  • Didn’t y’all know that ET has been visiting in secret for centuries? You would think they could at least impart advanced knowledge of decent song lyrics.
  • And forget the liberal media, or the right-wing media conspiracy. It’s the aliens controlling the airwaves. I knew no human could come up with some of that reality television stuff.
  • Randi’s weekly attempt to save us from our own ignorance. Thanks dude.
  • Skeptic claims that RSI does not and never did exist.
  • Here’s the real science: amateur hurricane-busters suggest giant fans, or nuclear explosions, to divert hurricanes.
  • Mitochondrial DNA clarifies human evolution. There’s a few religious groups that could use that clarification.
  • Welcome to the future: Iceland’s genetic history for sale.
  • Farmer seeks a home for his seven-legged calf. Lucky Khefre said equine quadreped and not bovine.
  • Remote viewing investigative research censored?
  • Review of the ‘remote-viewing movie’ Suspect Zero: hitting the big screen like a bug hits a windscreen.
  • Plans for an Iron Age tourist camp in the UK. Gosh, I couldn’t think of anywhere I’d rather be…
  • More on the Australian colonisation of the New World story (yes I know that’s not technically correct…but I just like saying it).
  • Unearthing the Pacific’s Pompeii.
  • An erotic striptease to arouse the Sun God was part of Queen Nefertiti’s morning routine. Mmm, now that’s some visual imagery. All explained in Joann Fletcher’s book The Search for Nefertiti (Amazon US and UK).
  • North Korean blast not a nuclear test. Perhaps they were just moving a hurricane.
  • Cannabis truly helps multiple sclerosis sufferers.
  • Robot spider walks on water. For its encore it changed water into wine. Audience not impressed, “done before” they say.
  • Ghosts are real to more than half of Taiwan’s population.
  • How do you sort the miracles from the not-so-miraculous? Have a read of The Miracle Detective by Randall Sullivan (Amazon US and UK).
  • Your ears may look the same, but they are actually quite different.

  • Tsunamis – just one of the hazards of living on Earth.

Thanks Pam.

Quote of the Day:

My fleeting contact with high finance resulted in serious doubts concerning business as it was being conducted. It was apparent that materialism was in complete control of the economic structure, the final objective of which was for the individual to become part of a system providing an economic security at the expense of the human soul, mind, and body.

Manly P. Hall (1928)