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When the lamp on your bedside table gets in the way of the pile of books you are reading, it’s time to stop buying books…

  • New survey unveils the three biggest stars ever found.
  • Scientists confident of first-ever photo of an extra-solar planet.
  • Alan Boyle takes a look at the EVP movie White Noise. Also: ghostly chatter – fact or fiction?
  • New exhibition takes a look at Jerusalem Syndrome – a psychosis which occurs in tourists to Jerusalem, making them think they are Biblical characters. I sometimes think I’m an ass, does that count?
  • Get Richard Hoagland on the phone – what’s that bulging ring about the equator of Iapetus? On second thought, get me David Grinspoon, he might make more sense.
  • Part 3 of Astrobiology Magazine’s interview with Britain’s Astronomer Royal, Sir Martin Rees.
  • Astronomers witness black hole in action.
  • Einstein ballet is art, says director. I guess it’s all relative.
  • Icebergs return to New Zealand waters after 57 years.
  • Rats can tell the difference between Dutch and Japanese languages.
  • A fireball and loud rumble impresses hundreds in Wisconsin. Seems to be plenty of this phenomenon happening around the globe presently…
  • Mysterious booms in Virginia – originally blamed on prankster teenagers – now believed to be caused by micro-quakes.
  • Skunk Ape movie to debut in April. I hope it doesn’t stink.
  • Extra-terrestrial mind control in India. I think India Daily is trying to trump Pravda
  • Aliens could exist on Saturn’s moon. Not Pravda or India Daily, but in fact scientists from the University of Florida.
  • Iranian archaeologists say that the Uruk period began at the same time as Mesopotamia and Egypt.
  • Swordfish heat their eyes to improve tracking of prey.
  • Implant stimulates regeneration of spinal nerves.
  • Sperm magnets set to help infertile men. We’re talking laboratory equipment by the way, not buxom blondes in miniskirts…
  • Can dogs sniff out cancer?
  • Scientists create reversible propellor 500 times smaller than a human hair.
  • Vatican to offer two-month course in Satanism and exorcisms. Take a look at The Exorcist for what happens when you fail this course.
  • Randi’s weekly skeptical excursion.
  • Hippo and tortoise team up as chums. I think there’s a children’s book in this.
  • Sunglasses help control epilepsy in dogs. Another book right here.

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In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

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