Happy birthday Phoenix, for yesterday!
- Cloud of scholarly dust rises over revolutionary claims of 40,000-year-old footprints in Mexico.
- When in Vietnam, build boats like the Romans did.
- Temple of the Fox found in Peru.
- Archaeology at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount is a dangerous business.
- Archaeologists decry history buffs’ amateur digs.
- Starlings recognize the grammar in songs. Apart from James Brown that is – they can’t figure out what the hell he’s singing about.
- Bill would prohibit mandatory microchip implants.
- Gamers might soon control action with their thoughts.
- Despite mutations, Chernobyl wildlife is thriving.
- FDA says marijuana has no medical use. “But damn it’s good when watching sci-fi movies,” says their spokesman. Okay, so I’m lying (about the spokesman saying that).
- Could it be the FDA is twisting science to serve political ideology?
- Mad Cow link to Alzheimer’s? A short review of Colm Kelleher’s Brain Trust (Amazon US and UK) – see also our interview with Colm in which we briefly discuss this book.
- Interstellar death-ray not likely to hit Earth. And here I was, two Danishes strapped to the side of my head, recording a holographic message requesting help. Boy, do I feel silly…
- Sub[buy my book]liminal advert[buy my book]ising is making a comeback.
- Exorcism sought for toilet-flushing ghost. I know a few frustrated wives who would happily employ a ghost like that.
- Castle to host biggest ever ghost hunt.
- The mainstream media have been saying that ufo sightings don’t happen anymore. Could it be they are wrong? I know, it’s shocking to imagine that the MSM could be leading us astray.
- UFO sighted over Reading.
- NASA and China to discuss space cooperation. In related news, clothing shops in Hell hike their prices on winter clothing.
- Blackstar: the US space conspiracy that never was?
- The art of asteroid avoidance.
- Pilgrims say Virgin Mary statue weeps.
- Anthropologists say U.S. political climate boosts creationists. That, and authors of children’s books about goats.
- An interview with skeptic Michael Shermer.
- Scientists debunk astrology (what, again?!).
- And yet…university conference investigates second sight – the gift of divination. Tickets were sold out before it was announced. Did you see that joke coming? Okay, I’ll stop now.
Quote of the Day:
The stupidity of moral indignation is the unfailing sign in a philosopher that his philosophical sense of humour has left him.