Anybody know where I can buy an inexpensive sonic ice disintegrator? While a brick chisel and a hammer are effective for breaking up sheets of ice, I’ve found out the hard way, they’re also hard on soft tissue.
- As The Da Vinci Code copyright appeal rolls on, do articles like this one – from 36 years ago – argue against the originality of Baigent and Leigh’s ‘hypotheses’?
- So much space, so little time: Danish researcher believes he’s solved Fermi’s paradox, and argues extra-terrestrials haven’t found us yet because they haven’t had enough time to look. His original paper is here.
- If extra-terrestrials tens of light-years away have radar and FM radio, we may finally be able to hear them.
- Parrots’ language skills are more complex than previously thought. And Alex must have the patience of Job, to have put up with these stupid researchers for so long.
- Cat and dog save their human companions from house fires.
- 1918 flu pandemic killed by pushing immune systems into overdrive.
- Their doctors told them it was impossible, but neuroscientists have discovered why women with severe spinal-cord injuries can still feel sexual stimulation and have orgasms.
- Bored out of your mind? Scientists say the mundane moments of life allow brains to shift into a default resting state that invites daydreams.
- Anomalous ruins found in Peruvian jungle.
- Earth Tranformation and Exopolitics Conference announced; former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister champions extraterrestrial awareness.
- The Pentagon says its sensational espionage report about Canadian spy coins was not true, and has launched an internal review to determine how the false information found its way into a report.
- ESA’s gamma ray observatory Integral has caught the centre of our galaxy in a moment of rare quiet.
- A world of wild weather: The first maps of their kind show how climate change will turn rare disasters into regular events.
- Bright white beetle dazzles scientists.
- Tobacco pandemic fuelled by nicotine hike.
- The maneuverability of a bat in flight makes even Harry Potter’s quidditch performance look downright clumsy – and may point to a novel lift-generating mechanism.
- Psychedelic Alchemy.
- The real Frankensteins.
- It’s official: Elvis lives. It might sound a little crazy, but our standard theories of cosmology and physics suggest that an infinite number of Presleys still exist, says Marcus Chown.
Quote of the Day:
Just look at us. Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality.