Turn off the tv and read a book.
- The Arcanum, by Thomas Wheeler, is a fiction novel with Arthur Conan Doyle, H.P. Lovecraft, and Harry Houdini fighting supernatural evil (Amazon US or UK).
- Is it a rip-off of Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Amazon)?
- Archaeologists have resumed their search for a library of Greek and Latin masterpieces at the Herculaneum.
- Visitors to Beijing can now explore the Underground City.
- Is Qigong fading away in China? The Magus of Java: Teachings of an Authentic Taoist Immortal by Kosta Danaos (Amazon US or UK).
- Miroslaw “Magnetic Man” Magola has the power of psychokinesis. Watch videos here. He joins Uri Geller on a list of people not allowed in my kitchen.
- A Case of Lycanthropy: a history of the werewolf. I dreamed I was a wolf.
- The Blogsquatcher (don’t say that too quickly) wraps up his Bigfoot field report.
- Into the Bermuda Triangle by Gian Quasar is one of the most in-depth studies you will ever read (Amazon US or UK).
- Muon detectors will be used to search for lost Mayan ruins in Belize.
- Maverick traveler David Hatcher Childress lists his Top Ten ancient civilisations with advanced technology.
- The Atlantis Encyclopedia by Frank Joseph is an indispensable guide with more facts and less theory (Amazon US or UK).
- Lost Continent of Atlantis: Myth or Reality is a mega online resource.
- A short history of the lost continent of Lemuria. Sacred Texts has the entire 1904 The Lost Lemuria by W. Scott Elliott online.
- Professor Arysio Santos has a brilliant website devoted to Atlantis, based on his book (Amazon).
- Stonehenge, the Vatican Observatory, and the search for ET intelligence.
- The awesome Cosmos magazine asked some of the world’s leading scientists to forecast the future. I’m disappointed none of them mentioned hover-bikes.
- Video report (in Japanese) of a new robot exhibit at the National Science Museum in Tokyo. I’m not too sure about this mechanical tiger though.
- Leonardo Da Vinci would have enjoyed that. More examples of his machines.
- Nanowire manipulation could lead to hand-held supercomputers that don’t have an ‘i’ in front of their names. But is nanotechnology safe?
- Wired has a terrific four-page feature on Robert Bigelow, his plans for space tourism, and UFOs in the family.
- China launched its first moon orbiter with patriotic fanfare. Will they find Chang’e partying with four-hundred drunk rabbits?
- Hexen 2039 is an intriguing multimedia art project, but should remote viewing (US military and SRI) be considered occult?
- “Impassioned, hugely informative, wonderfully controversial, and scary as hell” is how John le Carre describes Naomi Klein’s new book, The Shock Doctrine (Amazon US or UK). I highly recommend watching the short film.
- Study shows that sleep deprivation leads to a rewiring of the brain.
Quote of the Day:
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.