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- Pwnage news. NSA aims to harvest the information people post about themselves online, which combined with info from other sources will allow them to build extensive, all-embracing personal profiles of individuals.
- Treasure hunters attracted to Japan’s legendary Holy Grail.
- Anthony R. Mallin, author of Asylum: The Definitive UFO and Alien Abduction Experience, says UFO abducted town’s residents in 1965 (Amazon UK only).
- Loren Coleman asks: will the Mothman Death Curse continue?
- Devils That Do Good: Thomas Carroll recounts his first trip on San Pedro, a mescaline cactus used by Peruvian Indians to access the spirit world. This article first appeared as the July 2002 Fate magazine cover story.
- Erotic images stimulate the brain. Probably due to the lack of blood as it rushes off to another part of the body…
- From middle school through college, US students are using alleged ‘smart pills‘ to aid concentration, alertness, focus, short-term memory, and wakefulness.
- The ‘brightest boy‘ in the United States has died, aged 93.
- As we rush to build androids and robots, should we be paying more attention to Asimov’s 3 Laws of Robotics in order to safeguard our future?
- Scientists study the mysterious Pioneer anomaly.
- Beginning Tuesday, the Guardian will publish stories first to the web, ending the primacy of the printed newspaper.
- Looted Maya treasure returned – anonymously.
- ‘Mind over matter’ no longer science fiction.
- Record meteorite hits Norway. With photo.
- Mars Express captures photo of ancient caldera in Apollinaris Patera.
- Electric Solar System: NASA investigators now recognize that Jupiter’s auroras are electrical phenomena, but are struggling to understand the electrical connections of the aurora’s ‘tails’ to other bodies in the Jovian system.
- Cyborgs, self-mutilators, and the future of our race.
- Floating Robotic Spheres: From the Millennium Falcon to the ISS.
- British archaeologist weighs in on Bosnian Pyramids: ‘natural’. More here.
- Professor Mike Morwood (my former ‘Rock Art’ lecturer at UNE) is no Flores fool.
- Woman gives birth to identical quadruplets.
- Scandal rocks human tissue industry.
- Kalashnikov laments proliferation of the assault rifle he designed.
- Guantanamo inmate suicides ‘a PR move‘. Or, according to the commander, an ‘act of war‘. Guess there’s nothing for it but to bomb the crap out of Gitmo then…
- Christians vow to break smacking law. And may they be spanked if they don’t.
- From the headlines you can’t make up department: woman charged after breaking into dog-breeder’s home and beating her with a dead chihuahua. At least it wasn’t a Great Dane.
Big thanks to Kat.
Quote of the Day:
If you want to upset the law that all crows are black, you mustn’t seek to show that no crows are; it is enough if you prove one single crow to be white.