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- Say hello to the Seven Fortean Wonders of the World.
- The newest anomaly: the door on Mars.
- Stranger than fiction: parallel universes beguile science.
- Odds of huge asteroid hitting Mars next month increase. See the NASA website for more.
- What does a(n apparent) lack of alien contact mean for us? The Fermi Death Sentence.
- UK’s Ministry of Defence to release their UFO files.
- SETI@home ramps up to analyze extra data.
- Tomorrow marks twenty years since the first space shuttle tragedy.
- Police chief causes outrage (at least in tabloid beat-it-up newspapers) after saying that ‘ecstasy is safer than aspirin‘.
- Was Dan Brown (semi-)right? Mark Oxbrow looks in the Louvre for the Holy Grail.
- Or is it in Iceland?
- Egypt (or is it just Zahi?) claims copyright on the pyramids.
- Speaking of the Egypt Ego, he’s coming under fire for rejecting solutions to a rising groundwater problem at Giza.
- Whatever happened to the Norse Americans?
- From toast-bound Virgin Marys, to unidentified flying objects – are we seeing things?
- Jesus and his roughnecks rule the roost in Washington D.C.
- Scientists slam silly celebrities selling pseudo-science.
- UFO hits NASA satellite.
- Oddball weather events add to record-breaking 2007.
- Forget that big-ass asteroid…was it tiny insects that brought down the dinosaurs?
- Is quantum trickery at the heart of life on Earth?
- Secrets of the Miami Circle.
- Taking a tour of our dreamscapes.
- Ben Goldacre discusses a year of scares, quacks, and geeky truths in his Bad Science column.
- Cooking the Arctic – it’s a joint effort between us and Mother Earth.
- Are the Top 25 censored stories worth pondering?
- Or do they belong with the 7 Craziest Conspiracy Theories?
- Pwnage news: FBI prepares a vast database of biometrics.
- Car accident caused by…pterodactyl?
Quote of the Day:
In practice, the goal of skepticism is not the discovery of truth, but the exposure of other people’s errors. It plays a useful role in science, religion, scholarship, and common sense. But we need to remember that it is a weapon serving belief or self-interest; we need to be skeptical of skeptics. The more militant the skeptic, the stronger the belief.