Somebody spell-check this for me, my eyes are closed…
- Did psychedelic drugs inspire human art and religion? Hey, I know that magazine – it’s a good one!
- Catholic Church no longer swears by the Bible. Damn heathen Catholics!
- Paul Davies on the ‘greatest discovery of all time (still to be made).
- Now there’s something you don’t see every day: giant snake tries to eat alligator (unsuccessfully, although our thanks go to him for making a great photo). Yeesh, remind me never to go for a paddle through the Florida everglades.
- Sneaky male spider plays dead to avoid being eaten, and sneaks on in to get some sex instead. Definitely the better of the two options as far as I’m concerned.
- Here’s this week’s edition of New Scientist.
- Mars-bound instrument shows its power by detecting microbes in the arctic.
- Upcoming Ig Nobel awards will honour strange science.
- Virginia town pioneers broadband-over-powerline technology.
- More Big Brother breathing down your neck news – ‘payment by fingerprint‘ company gains further finance to build system. I’ve seen sales assistants chop up credit cards when there invalid…I don’t like the implications.
- US military might be used to quarantine populations in the event of a pandemic.
- New shockwave weapon to destroy incoming torpedoes.
- Minority Report-like hand-waving navigation may be coming to a computer near you real soon.
Quote of the Day:
I suggest a simple experiment. Everytime you hear the expression “the war on drugs,” change it mentally to “the war on some drugs.”
Robert Anton Wilson