I’m baaa–aaccck. Give me a few moments to get myself sorted, then hopefully it will be full steam ahead. Big thanks to Rick for stepping up to the plate…
- Famous Yeti footprint photos sold at auction for thousands of dollars.
- Could satellite searches be used to spot Bigfoot and Nessie? Surprisingly, this is an article by Skeptical Inquirer’s Benjamin Radford.
- Celebrations planned for 40th anniversary of the Shag Harbour UFO incident.
- I hope you celebrated the 60th anniversary of Majestic 12 earlier this week. We all sat around an aviary and sang conspiracy carols….
- Being skeptical about a two million dollar skeptical prize.
- When Ouija Boards go bad. Were they ever good?
- Oliver Sacks on Earworms, Stevie Wonder, and the view from Mescaline mountain.
- The lights are on, but is anybody home?
- Peruvian meteor illnesses put down to arsenic vapours.
- And still, they come. Next stop, Alaska.
- Spaceflight makes bacteria more deadly. Imagine what it does to humans then…
- Mysterious extra-galactic radio burst puzzles astronomers. When decoded, said something about “Check, 1,2…” Disaster Area must be getting primed for another gig.
- Space Station crew take a short Soyuz joyride.It’s good to get outside the house sometimes.
- Instead of Iraq, perhaps the U.S. could have gone to Mars instead (11 times)? (h/t Posthuman Blues)
- Asian spacefarers race for the Moon. The beginnings of a Firefly galaxy?
- NASA’s Dawn spacecraft sets off for a rendezvous with some asteroids. I hope it took Bruce Willis with it.
- Take a peek at the best science images of 2007.
- Snake-Bird Gods fascinated both the Aztecs and the Pharaohs. Not the only thing mind you…remind me to tell you about something else one of these days.
- Ancient Pharaonic temple discovered inside Egypt mosque.
- Mammoth hair yields ancient DNA.
- Ancient fishermen lured fish with fires.
- Forget marble statues – check out antiquity in colour.
- Early Polynesians sailed thousands of miles for trade.
- I see magnetic fields. All the time. Well, the birds do anyhow.
- What happens when a few monkeys sit around and play rock, paper, scissors?
- Testing the U.S. Army’s ‘agony weapon‘.
- Soviet herb finds its way to the west.
- Eleven new species found in Vietnam.
- Nanowire harvests energy from the environment.
- Arctic heatwave sends climatologists back to the drawing board.
- Yet another mad scientist idea to save us from Global Warming catastrophe. Some of these guys need to take a big sip from the reality cup.
- Seven CIA veterans challenge 9/11 report.
- U.S. presidential candidates asked to name their favourite Bible verse by Tim Russert during debate (with video). Now if only someone had quoted from the Satanic Bible…*that* would be television.
- Lightning strikes biker’s penis.
Quote of the Day:
All of us are apt to get a little desiccated if we don’t make a point of holding on to the delights of art and music and landscape. It’s very easy to become preoccupied with theorizing and the activities of daily living and stop noticing the beauties of the world.