Not sure why I bothered today. I’m still reading through Rick’s wonderful news collection from yesterday…
- Richard Branson to send a medical officer to talk with physicist Stephen Hawking about the possibility of getting him in to space.
- NASA plans on permanent Moon base after 2020.
- A hitchhikers guide to astrobiology.
- Stunning snaps from the best camera ever sent to Mars.
- Russia studies space-elevator clusters for Moon shipments. Beware Stephen Hawking!
- Fear and Loathing at the patent office – lest we forget those great inventors consigned to oblivion.
- The mystery of Sonar Boy.
- 50 metre high tsunami smashed Europe and the Middle East 8,000 years ago. Luckily, some crazy old dude put two of every animal on his boat.
- Was Stonehenge a hospital?
- Egypt moves entire village to unearth Pharaonic tombs at Luxor.
- Climate change killed Australian prehistoric animals. I’ll bet James Cook was happy about that…you’d never really want to settle a continent in which giant carnivorous kangaroos come hopping down the beach towards you as you plant your flag.
- Did starving Neanderthals eat each other?
- ‘Dream Detective‘ puts video evidence on the Internet.
- Send your wishes to the Moon with Selene.
- Can mathematics explain the art of Jackson Pollock? May as well give it a shot, the rest of us are drawing a blank.
- Stem cell advances offer hope to back up the hype.
- Bookslut reviews Gerald M. Edelman’s Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge (Amazon US and UK).
- Why are we here? There. No further back, there. Yes, there.
- Juicing the brain, in order that we may kill more efficiently. Once again, science bettering the world we live in….
- Are researchers searching for neurophysical correlates of subjective experiences thinking in tongues?
- Nothing like a good old book burning to get the congregation inflamed.
- Police spray water on roads in New Zealand to release the spirits of the dead.
- From the headlines you can’t make up department: Swedes guard Christmas goat from vandals.
Quote of the Day:
Ego is a structure that is erected by a neurotic individual who is a member of a neurotic culture against the facts of the matter. And culture, which we put on like an overcoat, is the collectivized consensus about what sort of neurotic behaviors are acceptable.