Forget fossil fuels – I think if we plugged Chris Cornell’s mic into the grid we could power a few small countries…
- Spaghetti, dung beetles and blink-free photos – all subject matter that helped win this year’s Ignobel Prizes.
- iPod Voodoo – bad software, telepathy, or just simple statistics?
- Barry Mason, founder of the Psychedelic Shamanistic Institute, has passed on. Here’s an obituary from Michael Carmichael.
- The virtual world of ‘Second Life‘ continues to grow, with land sales on the up and big money being made. More at Wired. Here’s the official website.
- Another story from the DARPA files: grabbing water from thin air.
- Maggot juice: cures what ails ya. Mmmm, maggot juice.
- Google buys YouTube. Now why didn’t I invest some money in that early last year?
- Britannia may have ruled the waves, but Dubya wants the U.S. to rule space. Sorry, but Bootsy is the King.
- Forget market gardening….how about Mars gardening?
- But the Mars dream may become a nightmare with unpredictable space weather.
- Mars Reconaissance Orbiter snaps alien droid on Mars! Oh, that’s right…we’re the aliens on Mars. Nice images.
- Here’s what you’re looking for David: Black Holes are the ultimate sub-woofer.
- Scientists to push ahead with rabbit-human hybrid embryo.
- Harry, Ron and Hermione – Satan’s recruitment team!
- The Pope may be about to set the unbaptised infants free, if he goes ahead and abolishes limbo. Is it possible to put limbo in limbo?
- ‘Monster’ fossil found in Jurassic graveyard.
- Compelling evidence that the ‘Hobbit’ is not a new species? More at New Scientist.
- American offers $50,000 for Johor ‘Bigfoot’ cast. Another Golden Palace casino item perhaps?
- The Scotsman investigates the mystery of Spring-Heeled Jack.
- Crop circles continue to fascinate.
- Irish exorcists call for better understanding of the paranormal.
- Has King David’s spa been found?
- Apply a magnetic field to your head, and you lose your business sense. Maybe we need more magnetic fields around the place…
Quote of the Day:
Most animals, including most domesticated primates (humans) show a truly staggering ability to “ignore” certain kinds of information – that which does not “fit” their imprinted/conditioned reality-tunnel. We generally call this “conservatism” or “stupidity”, but it appears in all parts of the political spectrum, and in learned societies as well as in the Ku Klux Klan.
Robert Anton Wilson