So glad to see you…
- There’s no conspiracy theory behind the success of British rock group Muse. Excellent music for reading TDG to – check out Black Holes and Revelations at Amazon US and UK. Absolution is well worth a look as well.
- Archaeologists discover Neolithic temple in northern Syria. I think in the article they mean “ninth millennium BC”, when they say “ninth century BC”.
- The Hobbit debate continues, with Australian researchers backing new species claim.
- Cellular Visions: wonderfully psychedelic 3D animations of the inner workings of cells.
- I neglected to mention this one a couple of weeks ago – Alan Boyle spoke to Robert Bigelow about his plans for a private sector space station. Alan’s Cosmic Log is a necessary stop everyday anyhow, so no doubt you’ve read it already!
- That’s one small word for a man, one giant relief for Neil Armstrong. Forget whether we really went to the Moon – the real question is, did Armstrong miss a vowel.
- Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter sends back first detailed hi-res images. Here’s the NASA homepage for the new orbiter.
- Web journals threaten peer-review system. Surely, if it works as well as we’re told, it won’t be under threat?
- This week’s strange and wonderful patent applications include an invisible drone plane (trust me, you wouldn’t want to be in this one) and self-healing cables.
- Google looks to preserve its own history by purchasing the garage where it all started.
- PC World gives its 100 Fearless Forecasts.
- Sketch-recognition software turns doodles into websites. If you look at the pad beside my telephone, you’d be envisioning some pretty scary looking websites.
- If you’re not paranoid enough already from bogus terrorism scare tactics, how about this: Adults with runny noses leave the virus on 35 percent of everything they touch, and an hour later it can be picked up 60 percent of the time someone else touches that surface.
- IRS warns churches to watch what they preach.
- Witness claims that 12 men in suits were lurking in the shadows when Princess Diana’s car crashed.
- University offers a class on UFOs.
- A short interview with Mary Roach, author of Spook (Amazon US).
Quote of the Day:
Something kinda sad about, the way that things have come to be.
Desensitized to everything, what became of subtlety?
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