Despite being penniless all week and having nothing to eat but bread, tzatziki dip, cheese and green tea, I’m managing to survive. Can’t wait for payday on Friday though!
- This is what happens when aliens drink and drive.
- Four galaxies have been witnessed crashing into one another in one of the biggest cosmic collisions ever seen. I hope God’s insured.
- A rotating silver pyramid and a mother ship with two smaller orbs were among the UFO sightings reported to the UK’s Ministry of Defence last year.
- A new report by NARCAP is available about the Chicago O’Hare airport UFO.
- Robert Bigelow says “Hello alien friends” via an orbital billboard. Greg is drooling about the possibility of TDG’s logo getting a go.
- Two physicists at Scotland’s University of St Andrews have solved the sticky problem with levitation. It doesn’t involve changing the test pilot’s underwear.
- Banned during the Cultural Revolution, there’s now a future for Chinese scifi.
- If you’re in China, the 2007 International SF/Fantasy Conference is in Chengdu August 24-27.
- The recent banning of Tibetan Buddhism’s tulkus from reincarnating without Chinese government permission is all about controlling future leaders.
- Conservative authorities in the 18th & 19th centuries reacted the same way to hypnotism as they did to hallucinogenic drugs in the 1960s.
- A 17-year-old French girl who committed suicide after eating psychedelic mushrooms has ignited a campaign to ban the fungi in Amsterdam. I can’t help but wonder if poor health care for people with mental illnesses is the problem, but try telling that to the lynch mob.
- Professor David Nichols, one of the world’s most experienced hallucinogen researchers, battles the stigma of whoa-dude-faaaaar-out! LSD in the hope of treating cancer patients with depression.
- A device that resembles hairdryers is being hailed as a radical new treatment for depression. The US Military needs them for when soldiers get their buzzcuts.
- A federal judge has barred the US Navy from using underwater sonar blasts in tests off California’s Channel Islands. Huzzah!
- Hysteria in European media reporting vultures eating humans. That’s the bird kind of vulture, not corporate/political.
- The Yangtze river dolphin has been declared extinct, thanks to Chinese industrialisation. I hope they just left because the Earth is about to be destroyed by Vogons.
- A new analysis of more than 5000 ancient teeth suggests Europe’s first people came from Asia, not Africa.
- Vandals have destroyed prehistoric cave paintings in Spain’s Cova de la Clau with flourescent yellow paint. The irony hurts.
- A 1300-year-old skeleton buried with gold artifacts in a Bolivian pyramid may have been an elite member of the ancient Tiwanaku culture.
- In Afghanistan, the 900-foot-long Sleeping Buddha eludes archaeologists. He must be sleepwalking.
Thanks Greg, Kat and Neil.
Quote of the Day:
If you drilled from Hopiland through the center of the earth, you would exit in Tibet, another sacred culture situated on a high and dry plateau. Certain words in the Hopi and Tibetan language have reversed meanings – for instance, the Hopi word for day, “Nyma,” is the Tibetan word for night. The word for Moon in Tibetan, “Dawa,” is the Hopi word for Sun.