Crayola’s ‘magenta’ has been my favorite color since grade school. According to new research, it’s a predictable preference.
- With a top speed of 40 mph, the fastest creature on two legs was a tiny dinosaur about the size of a small cat.
- Researchers in Ethiopia say fossils of ancient ape suggest humans and apes may have split much earlier than previously thought.
- Boys like blue, girls like pink — it’s in our genes.
- Ancient Egyptians’ tax burden revealed.
- Found in Australia, the world’s oldest known diamonds – almost as old as the Earth itself – could hold the key to how the planet’s crust evolved.
- Controversial new study claims ocean-like waves on the Sun may cause tiny tremors on the Earth – and could even cut off mobile phone calls.
- Sun’s temper blamed for loss of water on Mars.
- ‘Cosmic train wreck’ may derail theories of dark matter.
- Google Earth’s ‘Sky’ to give stargazers a celestial view.
- In search of interstellar dragon fire.
- Pinhead-sized fossils buried deep under the ocean show that glaciers did not coat the poles 41 million years ago.
- Is a perfect invisibility cloak theoretically possible?
- Cosmic Log: Fuel cells in your future.
- Human brains learn better at night.
- Milestone in the regeneration of brain cells. Hotdamn, there’s hope for me yet!
- Excessive noise causes thousands to prematurely die from heart disease.
- Accused of murder at the height of the post-Bolshevik Revolution Red Scare, Italian-American anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed eighty years ago today. Protests against their execution rocked every major city across the world. Bruce Watson’s Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind is available at Amazon US & UK. Trailer for the documentary Sacco and Vanzetti (DVD, Amazon US & UK).
- Mata Hari, the most notorious female spy in history, was only interested in one thing — and it wasn’t espionage. Thirty years after her execution, one of her prosecutors conceded the truth: ‘There wasn’t enough evidence to flog a cat.’ Pat Shipman’s Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari is available at Amazon US & UK.
- The CIA’s withering 9/11 intelligence report.
- Alex Jones says the History Channel’s 9/11 Hit Piece is full of dirty tricks, malicious lies, and journalistic fraud.
- An excerpt from William Gibson’s Spook Country (Amazon US & UK).
- Italian serpent symbolism is strikingly similar to the Mayan’s Quetzalcoatl mythology.
- The latest threat from China: toxic clothing for children.
Quote of the Day:
I champion the weak, the poor, the oppressed, the simple and the persecuted. I maintain that whosoever benefits or hurts a man benefits or hurts the whole species. I sought my liberty in the liberty of all, my happiness in the happiness of all. I wanted a roof for every family, bread for every mouth, education for every heart, light for every intellect. I am convinced that human history has not yet begun, that we find ourselves in the last period of the prehistoric. I see with the eyes of my soul how the sky is diffused with the rays of the new millennium.
Anarchist Bartolomeo Vanzetti