Plenty of interesting reads today. Why not ignore them though and go sit outside and admire the beauty of nature? Probably a lot better for your soul…
- SpaceShipOne wins the Ansari X-prize after a second successful flight.
- In astronomy, a picture is worth a thousand words.
- Genesis salvage mission almost complete.
- Experts seek aid for Russia’s space program.
- The London Times does a nice piece on John Mack.
- Phoenix lights return?
- Arab scholar cracked ‘Rosetta code’ 800 years before Champollion.
- UNESCO removes Babylon from its World Heritage list.
- Tales from the crypt. The Medici crypt that is.
- Earthquake experts to take a look at ruins of Knossos.
- Most recent common ancestor of humans lived just a few thousand years ago? We seem to have diversified rather quickly in that case…
- Has Wally Wallington solved the mysteries of the megaliths?
- Just to keep things interesting, researcher says there IS a link between Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
- Isaac Newton’s legacy goes on display at the New York Public Library.
- This doctor speaks on behalf of the dead.
- Limited black rhino hunt approved, apparently to help fund protection of the species. Haven’t you guys heard of a raffle?
- The BBC takes a long hard look at our planet under pressure.
- The Visions of Science are a beautiful thing indeed.
- The secrets of smell land the Nobel Prize for Medicine.
- Memory module helps explain super language learners.
- Obesity nasal spray gets big backing from Merck.
- Researchers design robotic capsule to crawl through your intestine. Sounds inviting…
- Not to mention, drug delivery could soon be done by robots in the blood. I see a few airport metal detector incidents coming.
- Contemplating the singularity – the artificially accelerated electronic evolution of the human brain, mind and consciousness.
- Forget the anchovies…fishermen haul up a tonne of hashish from the ocean. Hmmm, wonder what bait they’re using?
- Fancy taking a ghost walk in the cape of fear?
Quote of the Day:
You know we armed Iraq. I wondered about that too, you know during the Persian Gulf war those intelligence reports would come out: “Iraq: incredible weapons, incredible weapons.” How do you know that? “Uh, well…we looked at the receipts.”
Bill Hicks (1993)