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If you don’t see me till Sunday, don’t assume too much…

  • Erich von Daniken’s World Mysteries Theme Park is in financial trouble.
  • South African crop circle was an April Fool’s joke.
  • More on that Near Death Experience study finding correlations with REM sleep (no, that’s not people who find Michael Stipe’s singing boring). The last sentence is a very important statement – and it’s refreshing to see researchers making this point. Something which this article completely missed.
  • Harvard telescope will search for E.T.’s lights.
  • Moon and Mars Russian space targets by 2030.
  • The great space debate: should China and the U.S. cooperate?
  • Saturn’s moon is the best chance for life.
  • Bizarre things in space: a Rorschach gallery.
  • Dan Brown to face new plagiarism claim from Russian art expert?
  • That secretive and camera-shy guy takes time to reveal his thoughts – Zahi speaks!
  • Bosnian town hopes to cash in on their pyramid.
  • A response to the story about global warming stopping in 1998 (see Tuesday’s news).
  • Global warming could cause mass extinctions by 2050.
  • Or, conversely, global-warming alarmists intimidate dissenting scientists into silence.
  • When information goes missing: the bioterrorism trailers that weren’t.
  • Physicist says heat substance felled the WTC.
  • Big earthquake could devastate the U.S. Midwest, say scientists.
  • Synthehol: all the pleasures of alcohol, without the downsides.
  • Another ambivalent review of Daniel Dennett’s Breaking the Spell.
  • Literally playing Devil’s Advocate: the slander and lies which have plagued the Devil over the years.
  • The man who wrote the book on American religions.
  • A book that’s bound in human skin. Gives new meaning to the phrase “I read him like a book.”
  • Judge orders forced medication of Death Row inmate, in order to make him mentally competent enough to be executed.
  • Scientists attach motor to single-molecule car. But how do you turn on the car radio?
  • DNA’s dark side challenges the most basic concepts of modern biochemistry.
  • Will machines ever think? Just as long as there’s no Nutri-matic Drinks Synthesizer on the horizon.
  • Are laser weapons ready for duty?
  • When rabbits go bad: monster rabbit stalks U.K. village. I think, considering the time of year, there is a very simple and scientific explanation for this. The Easter Bunny is stocking up for his yearly run (hop?).
  • Just in case monster rabbits don’t keep you up at night, what about a fish that hunts on land? With video.
  • Evolution of irreducible complexity explained. In your face Intelligent Design (in my best Homer voice)!

Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

The Nutri-Matic Drinks Synthesizer claimed to produce the widest possible range of drinks personally matched to the tastes and metabolism of whoever cared to use it. When put to the test, however, it invariably produced a plastic cup filled with a liquid which was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.

Douglas Adams (‘The Restaurant at the End of the Universe’)