I’m covering for Kat who covered for Rick, who’s going to cover for me, because I’m covering for Kat, who’s covering for…I guess you get the idea.
- Is ‘UFO hacker’ Gary McKinnon a deluded geek, or Public Enemy #1?
- Robert Bigelow outlines his space vision.
- How to make a mint off the Moon: sell it for $20 an acre.
- Space tourist Charles Simonyi docks with the ISS.
- Sunspots reach 1000 year high.
- Museum aims to correct the myths of the Moon landing ‘hoax’ controversy.
- On Good Friday, Alan Boyle revisited the tomb of Jesus (and the rest). In a truly Da Vinci Code moment, as I glanced at the article while feeding my baby, one line jumped out at me (as rendered in my browser at least): “Tabor ticks off the reasons why Jesus could have been laid”. Indeed!
- Roman-style column found in Han Dynasty tomb in China (with image).
- The NY Times talks about living with the voices in your head.
- While WaPo investigates self-help’s slimy Secret.
- What’s the latest in parapsychology research?
- Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek says Oliver Stone misrepresented what the band was about in his movie biopic.
- Revealing the Army’s hallucinogen weapons. BZ bombs, no less.
- Researchers find a belief in reincarnation can be tied to faulty memory functioning, which apparently “explains why people cling to implausible reincarnation claims in the first place.” Is the reporter biased, or simply exclusing the plausible reincarnation claims from her statement?
- Parapsychology researcher Dean Radin describes more research which ties anomalous cognition to lunar cycles. Dean also recently took Wikipedia to task for not allowing him to fix factual errors in his own bio.
- New research finds that reported violence is inversely proportional to the price of beer. I guess there’d be an argument explaining that result, whether inverse or not.
- The Memory Hacker: Ted Berger is working on a brain implant which can recreate thoughts.
- Rare rabbit spotted for only the third time in 35 years.
- Frogs rain down on Serbia. Better than bombs at least….I think.
- Stonehenge amulets worn by elite.
- India’s archaeologists to work to save Mahabalipuram Temple.
- How tourism is destroying the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.
Quote of the Day:
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.