It’s too nice a day outside to be looking at the computer screen…
- Space rock re-opens the Mars life debate.
- Scientists sequence the complete genome of the Woolly Mammoth.
- Cryptomundo does a quick reality check on the ‘Lost World’ hype.
- Spielberg to dabble in the afterlife with new epic TV miniseries. Do you get the feeling that we have a few people from Hollywood visiting TDG?
- Chupacabra sighting in Texas? Maybe Bill’s just looking for some fun now he’s retired from news posting…
- What’s this slimy creature in my drain?
- Has a BYU professor found a cure for AIDS?
- GM food: what’s the fuss about?
- Seeing strange stars.
- No grey goo around here! The Centre for Responsible NanoTechnology will keep an eye on those mischievous nano-scientists, with their penchant for throwing balls of nano-whatever around the classroom.
- Are some people’s behaviour being affected by parasites in their brain?
- Sweden aims for oil-free economy within 15 years.
- Oldest T-Rex relative unveiled.
- The lady who is a portrait artist for aliens.
- Australian scientist says that UFO sightings can be explained by logical means.
- Tell that to the annual Aztec UFO Symposium. That’s Aztec as in place, not ‘Aztec UFOs’ (for the ancient astronaut fans out there).
- The growing habitable zone – locations for life abound.
- Part of colossus found near Luxor.
- U.S. college backs Google book plan. I have to say, I’m a fan…an amazing research tool.
- Habitual aviation record-breaker Steve Fossett sets off on a bid to record the longest non-stop flight – 80 hours.
- America, you have been severely pwned…even George Washington busted out the electronic surveillance.
Quote of the Day:
It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas … If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you … On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones.