Neurons are a perversely fragile place to store memories. I still know the exact situation, place and age at which I first heard the words ‘broccoli’ and ‘pizza’, but ten years of piano lessons have utterly vanished.
- How a tsunami turned Britain into an island.
- Digital archive of Apollo-era moon pictures to go online.
- Ultraclean combustion technology for electricity generation fires up in hydrogen tests.
- Discovery of 8-million-year-old unpetrified cypress trees could provide clues about prehistoric climate.
- Can the future leak into the present? Quantum physics gets curiouser and curiouser.
- The memory of water is a reality.
- Conversations on Consciousness: What some of the world’s most eminent scientists and thinkers think about the human mind.
- The subconscious brain is more active, independent and purposeful than once thought.
- Brain-injured man regains speech after brain stimulation. More.
- Scientists have witnessed a new memory being formed for the first time.
- Princess Martha Louise of Norway has shocked the nation by announcing she is a clairvoyant and wants to teach people how to communicate with angels.
- British ‘UFO Hacker’ Gary McKinnon granted leave to appeal his extradition to the House of Lords.
- British UFO mystery solved.
- Nick Redfern’s new book Man Monkey: In Search of the British Bigfoot has been released (Amazon US and UK).
- Orangutan communication is like charades.
- A panicking crowd can be evacuated faster by placing certain types of obstacles in its path, say Oz researchers who’ve been studying the masters of crowd control: ants.
- Indonesian fisherman catches ‘living fossil’.
- Fossil of Coelacanth fin sheds light on fin-to-limb evolution.
- Two new crop circles in Wiltshire.
Quote of the Day:
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.