It’s the Big Day Out for Australian TOOL fans then…
- It doesn’t matter who you are – Christian fundamentalist. Islamic jihadist, or Burning Man burnout – the apocalpyse is hot. Yeah babee.
- How cool is this. An enormous ring of superconducting magnets similar to a particle accelerator could fling satellites into space.
- Space Elevator games get a boost.
- Are you ready to make a cosmic connection?
- Researcher says laughter is a unique form of consciousness.
- Robot cars will race with real traffic. Just don’t put a hat on them, whatever you do…
- Spooky steps toward using quantum entanglement for networking. More at Sci-Am.
- Hubble spots fast planets whose years are just 24 hours long. New Year’s Eve parties every night…that would be tiring.
- Australia and South Africa have been shortlisted as hosts for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a next huge next generation radio telescope.
- Family members may have found lost submarine using underwater sonar.
- More on that 10,000-year-old temple found in Syria.
- Mexican archaeologists find important Aztec ruins.
- All hot air? Did the Oracle at Delphi inhale gases to enter altered states?
- Norse mythology and its (dubious) links with modern-day extremists. A review of Richard Rudgley’s Pagan Resurrection (Amazon UK).
- Wiccans reacts to mother’s plan to ban Harry Potter from schools. Damn muggles, who do they think they are.
- Wild things: the weirdest facts from the animal kingdom.
- The interviewer interviewed. Coast to Coast AM’s George Noory answers a few questions.
Quote of the Day:
The broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes…