Something wicked this way comes. Or maybe it’s just the imminent arrival of Sub Rosa Issue 4….
- Dan Brown takes the witness stand in DVC court case, and scorns copy claim. Also – Richard Leigh admits to ‘hijacking‘.
- British Rail patented fusion-powered ‘UFO’ craft (well, strictly speaking it wouldn’t be unidentified) in the 1970s. More on the story here.
- NASA and Google take you to Mars. They can remember it for you, wholesale.
- Phoenix Lights still debated.
- Why do we think aliens are made of water? I’m hoping they’re made of chocolate, although it won’t do much for inter-galactic relations.
- Searching for Civil War spirits. Nothing like the high-tech approach, drawing them out with “little pieces of beef jerky and chewing tobacco”.
- Contact with the dead can be an aid to healing. Perhaps the beef jerky has medicinal properties?
- World’s oldest observatory unearthed in Iran.
- Valley of the Kings find was a mummification chamber, not a tomb.
- News video of excavation in Egypt unearthing Sekhmet statues.
- Stolen Afghan artifacts found by the ton in Great Britain.
- Mass extinctions: A threat from outer space, or just our own planet’s detox? Mom’s comin’ round to put it back the way it ought to be…
- Doubts cast on the much vaunted return of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker.
- ’Mental typewriter’ that can read minds goes on display at tech show.
- Jogging on your own may not be good for your brain.
- Ecstasy causes depression in pigs. No wonder I never see pigs having fun at raves.
- Long term marijuana use may…um…fog that thing on top of your head…what’s it called again? Ah, the brain.
- Researchers identify new form of superior memory syndrome.
- Optic nerve regrown with nanofibre scaffold.
- Model of Ice Age ice sheets may preview the next global climate change.
- Scientists close to breaking the carbon barrier and creating artificial life.
- Ig Nobel winners go on tour with their whacky science.
- Satellite sleuth searches for Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat. Exclusive to…Space.com? Looking for that Fundamentalist demographic…a huge market.
- Super-Earth discovered orbiting distant sun. I feel so inadequate now.
- UFO contest wants you to fake it. The photo that is.
- Conspiracy theories offer people a way to cope. Sure, another mainstream article covering up the truth by explaining away conspiracy theories as a mental construct! You don’t fool me!
- Internet blows CIA covers. Internet reveals poem sent to it by Scooter Libby (“Online, where you reside, the servers will already be turning. They turn in clusters, because their name servers connect them. Come back to work — and life.”).
- Cate Blanchett to reprise her role as Elizabeth I in a new film looking at the later life of the ‘Virgin Queen’. I’m guessing the name of the sequel won’t be Elizabeth II though. Perhaps another sequel after this concentrating on her relationship with John Dee would be cool?
- Woman turns on kitchen tap to find beer running into her sink. Now that would get guys to wash up a little more often.
Quote of the Day:
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.