Substituting for Jameske today, I can think of no better intro than The Simpsons as philosophy.
- ‘First Lady of Rome’ is found under the Forum.
- World’s oldest literary papyrus finally decoded.
- Leonardo’s sketches, hidden beneath one of da Vinci’s most famous works, revealed at last.
- Cylindrical Seal with Strange Design Discovered in Dezful. Nice photo.
- The writing’s on the walls: Rosslyn Chapel is a library in stone.
- Rosslyn priest quits over Da Vinci Code hype.
- Geometric Revelations: Tracy Twyman interviews co-author of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, Henry Lincoln.
- World’s heaviest dinosaur found in Utah.
- The mastodon mystery that began in 1890.
- Leading British scientist gives up on trying to persuade creationists that Darwin’s theory is correct.
- Fiery engine below Yellowstone extends at least 240 miles beneath the Earth’s surface.
- Mount St. Helens shoots steam, ash plume into air.
- Bacteria give off hydrogen gas after munching on high-sugar waste. Can we eat our cake and fuel our cars with it too?
- The Soviet method for attacking infection – that we can learn from.
- Can bulldozers save Moonwalkers from solar flares?
- Satellite could open door on extra dimension.
- Man vs. Machine: a few tips from Daniel Wilson’s How To Survive a Robot Uprising. Amazon US & UK.
- Sexual desire is in your genes.
- Coffee May Cut Heart Deaths In Postmenopausal Women.
- Heavy metals may be implicated in autism.
- More on Morgellons: Preliminary analysis suggests the fibrous filaments oozing out of open wounds might be made of cellulose, a molecule generally found in plants. If this is a viral ad campaign, it’s growing legs.
- Researchers zero in on oil-free driving.
- Magic mushroom users turn to exotic alternatives to get high without breaking the law.
- Garage chemistry used to be a rite of passage for geeky kids, but in their search for terrorist cells and meth labs, authorities are making a federal case out of do-it-yourself science.
- George Orwell’s comrade in Spain was a double spy.
- EU’s highest court rules it is unlawful for European airlines to hand over information about transatlantic air passengers to US government.
- Keanu Reeves slams police state as Scanner lights up Cannes.
- US Supreme Court rules whistle-blowers are not protected by free-speech rights when they face employer discipline for trying to expose possible misconduct at work.
- Book reader, you’re a right dimwit.
- A short history of aquatic ambulism.
- A pictoral history of giants.
Quote of the Day:
In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.