Many Tales of the Inexpressible in today’s news…
- The closure of Erich von Daniken’s Mystery theme park was no enigma.
- As head of the Society for Scientific Exploration, University of Virginia Professor astronomy professor Charles Tolbert is open to to anomalies.
- Jane Seymour recounts her own near-death experience.
- Israel developing bionic hornet robot assassin. What took them so long?
- Edible cotton breakthrough may help feed the world. Plus you can floss while you eat.
- Scientists study mysterious stop-start ‘river’.
- Climate change skeptics, “out of step, out of arguments, and out of time“.
- ISS astronauts prepare to whack a golf ball. No, that’s not a euphemism…
- Humpback whales capable of emitting 622 social sounds. And that’s probably just the list of curse words directed at harpooners.
- 120 years on, is this the face of Jack the Ripper?
- Stonehenge was the Lourdes of the ancient world. Stonehenge: Biography of a Landscape is available from Amazon UK.
- Alan Boyle explores the recent Dead Sea Scrolls toilet news in more detail, at his excellent Cosmic Log.
- The real prehistoric religion of Malta.
- More ancient ruins found underwater off the coast of India. I’m sure Graham Hancock reads these stories with interest.
- Marijuana wreaks havoc on brain’s memory cells. But helps block Alzheimer’s. Kooky.
- Male chimpanzees prefer mating with older females. Because, and I quote, “they really know what they’re doing.” (with apologies to Steve Martin).
- Air Force to pick up NASA’s X-37 project.
- Hitachi aims for commercial mind-machine interface by 2011.
- Researchers unveil self-aware robot. Well, sort of self-aware – body-image conscious at least. That’s all we need, robots complaining about their bodies.
- Facing the dangers of nano-tech.
- Virtual world of Second Life gets shut down by self-replicating gold rings. Kind of like paperwork in the real world.
Quote of the Day:
Very brightly coloured, very irridescent…deep sheens and very highly reflective surfaces. Everything is machine-like and polished, and throbbing with energy – but that is not what immediately arrests my attention. What arrests my attention, is the fact that this space is…inhabited.
Terence McKenna (discussing DMT)