Sometimes I’d like a remote control for my life. Rewind, fast forward, slow – they all sound like good options at various times…
- Ice Ages linked to the galactic position of the Earth within the Milky Way.
- Lawmakers endorse Bush’s space vision. I’d like to state that I found this link myself, Karl Rove did not phone to let me know about it.
- Has Huygens found life on Titan?
- Next Mars Orbiter will launch on August 10.
- But Caltech gives life on Mars the cold shoulder.
- More on Australian UFO files unlocked.
- Triangle UFO videotaped over California.
- Is ours the only Universe?
- Scientists discover new class of materials, just one atom thick, which promise ‘a new industrial revolution’. I don’t think we’ve recovered from the first one yet.
- Fighting robot for kendo training unveiled. There’s gotta be a movie in that.
- Supercomputer project aims to simulate the human brain. Don’t forget to program in a handy chunk of violence, let’s make this thing realistic.
- Take two M&Ms and call me in the morning. Mars becomes a pharmaceutical company.
- Mutant genes explain why cats are such fussy eaters.
- Meet the man who’s an expert in fish sex. If you try those words in Google, I won’t be held responsible for the sites you end up at.
- The real Iraqi body count? No, not a Middle-Eastern Ice-T cover band.
- Privacy advocates in Australia claim federal regulators have a massive database tracing individuals’ transactions over the past decade.
- New movie The Island poses the question: do you want a clone?
- Maggot treatment saves Michigan woman’s foot. Don’t read that one if you’re a little sensitive…ugggghhh.
- Sparks fly at Wickerman Festival.
- Scientists seek fresh chance to dig up Stonehenge’s secrets.
- Thracian treasure unearthed in Bulgaria.
- Replicas of ancient boats used to try and solve Japanese archaeological mystery.
- Here’s a review of The Tribes of Britain (Amazon US and UK).
- Followers of ancient mystery cults shunned organised religion.
- Catholic dissent over mystery of the pregnant Madonnas. That’s the Christian Madonna, not the pop-music Madonna (wouldn’t be much mystery in that case would it?).
- Police turn to psychic for clues in unsolved case, while skeptic Joe Nickell goes ballistic about it.
- New Loch Ness ferry service offers sonar to monster hunters.
- Extinct or elusive? Hunting the Tasmanian Tiger.
- Crop Circle buffs appear mysteriously overnight for Glastonbury conference.
- TV ghost hunters tell about their investigative spirit.
- Computer predicts time and place of robbery. No pre-cogs used…
- A review by Gary Lachman of Mystical Vampire: the life and works of Mabel Collins, Victorian visionary (Amazon UK).
- Apple doesn’t seem to exist in Microsoft’s Earth. Glad Randi doesn’t have a virtual planet, or we probably wouldn’t exist.
Quote of the Day:
Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities—the political, the religious, the educational authorities—who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing—forming in our minds—their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness, chaotic, confused vulnerability to inform yourself.