Better late than never…
- Knights Templar exonerated in new Vatican book, to be published Oct. 13th – on the 700th anniversary of the Templars’ arrests. As one defender of the Templars’ honor said, “and to conspiracy deniers, a collective ‘bite me’ I think is in order, from all of us to all of you.” More.
- Papers of ‘Britain’s Leonardo’, lost for centuries, become available to read online today.
- Great World Wide Star Count: Scientists want you to participate.
- Five essential goals for exploring the solar system.
- The future of space exploration.
- Humans are returning to the moon, and plan to stay a while.
- If you have the right stuff, NASA’s recruiting.
- We’ve all been taught that our bodies, the Earth, and in fact all matter in the universe is composed of tiny building blocks called atoms. Now imagine if that’s not the case.
- New plastic is thin, transparent, and as strong as steel.
- Missiles, satellites, nuclear power plants, and even a critical part of the space shuttle have all fallen victim to tin whiskers.
- Created in 3 days, Canyon Lake Gorge boasts three species of dinosaur tracks.
- Biologists discover how normally benign Dr. Jekyll-like fungus, Candida albicans, transforms into potentially life-threatening Mr. Hyde-like form.
- New telomere discovery could help explain why cancer cells never stop dividing.
- Stem cell transplant leaves man with two sets of DNA.
- From wisdom teeth to ear muscles, the human body has a number of useless parts, but scientists have discovered that the appendix does have a function after all.
- Squelching the dark past: The mechanics of memory suppression.
- What’s it like to have your brain split in half?
- When your most significant other is a computer.
- Why do we conform to society?
- Online game companies get serious about cheating. Always good to know what you’re up against: Exploiting Online Games is available at Amazon US & UK.
- Rats and Bees trained to sniff out TB.
- Tiny ‘tailcams’ reveal cleverness of crows.
- Cats continue to amaze with uncanny abilities.
- Meeoow and my shadow.
- Toddler lost in Brazil’s Amazon for 11 days has been found, unharmed but for dehydration and thorns.
- Blow’d Up Real Good: Part One.
- Breaking the poverty trap.
- Earthen cottage was born from a desire for the simple life. The Hand-Sculpted House is available at Amazon US & UK.
Thanks, Cernig and Rick.
Quote of the Day:
Perhaps I’m old and tired, but I always think the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say “Hang the sense of it” and just keep yourself occupied.
Slartibartfast, in The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.