Is your guitar gently weeping?
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, guru to the Beatles, has passed away aged 91.
- The double life of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
- Ancient Maya used “glitter paint” to make their temples gleam. But did they wear matching gold spandex pants?
- Actress Jessica Alba says a ghost attacked her. Hard to blame the ghost really…
- Spaceship builder found to be at fault in deadly explosion which killed three technicians.
- Bigelow Aerospace continues negotiations aiming at a 2011 launch for their commercial space station.
- Shuttle blasts off with $2billion space lab on board.
- 3D Mars shows new dimensions of the Red Planet. But what about Richard Hoagland’s hyperdimensions?
- More on last month’s meeting of scientists and movie stars on the subject of teleportation. Damn that teleporting full-stop!
- Scientists pursuing synthetic life can’t help but be impressed with the real thing.
- Space magnetism may hold secret to fusion power.
- Biofuel emissions may be ‘worse than petrol‘.
- Knee-brace generator offers portable ‘power plant‘.
- Judge rules that Navy must comply with no-sonar rule in battle over whale conservation.
- Pwnage news: FBI seeks database of people’s physical characteristics, including palm prints, eye scans and tattoo mapping.
- Suspicion over severed undersea Internet cables. Here’s a handy map so that you can tick them off as they get severed.
- New thoughts on language acquisition: our children are data miners.
- Not as nice as they seem – killer dolphins baffle marine experts.
- A purty image to finish this week’s news: check out a dragonfly covered in dew.
Thanks Rick and RPJ.
Quote of the Day:
My idea in “My Sweet Lord,” because it sounded like a “pop song,” was to sneak up on them a bit. The point was to have the people not offended by “Hallelujah,” and by the time it gets to “Hare Krishna,” they’re already hooked, and their foot’s tapping, and they’re already singing along “Hallelujah,” to kind of lull them into a sense of false security. And then suddenly it turns into “Hare Krishna,” and they will all be singing that before they know what’s happened, and they will think, “Hey, I thought I wasn’t supposed to like Hare Krishna!”