Met up with Filip Coppens today for a few drinks. From Rennes-le-Chateau to Uri Geller and the crystal skulls, Filip’s on top of it all…a good researcher!
- Slowly, moving through the night, the gigantic figure of the Egyptian god Anubis made its way through the centre of London (with video).
- Also: Am I cursed by King Tut?
- The ten most bizarre scientific papers.
- Literary giant Norman Mailer says reincarnation provides the answers.
- What neuroscience can’t tell us about music. Oliver Sacks’ Musicophilia is available from Amazon US.
- Silent minds: what scanning techniques are revealing about vegetative patients.
- Living in Second Life using a brain-computer interface.
- Bigfoot and the repugnance of truth.
- Meet the ex-policeman whose magic box tells him where missing people are.
- The ideal Mars spacecraft might be a grapefruit spiked with cherries on sticks. I really hope they mean that literally, what a sight that would be…
- Scientists mark Cassini’s 10th anniversary.
- Blood may help us think. The article is more specific than the oh-so-obvious headline would suggest…
- Cell-squirting needles could weave new organs.
- Human sequences cropping up in Neanderthal genome? I could understand it if it was the other way around, I’ve seen physical evidence walking around my local shopping centre.
- Particle physics@home.
- Electromagnetic wormhole possible with invisibility technology.
- Could cosmic inflation be a sign that we are embedded in a far vaster realm?
- “The Global War on Drugs can be won”. No it can’t.
- The nuclear threat: a special feature at Sci-Am looks at how a nuclear war would play out in the 21st century.
- Tattoos for the blind.
- Imagine the spooky music you could play on a Ouija Board guitar…
Quote of the Day:
The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre.