Either I’m stuck in a time loop, or I’m still sick with the ‘flu from hell. It’s worth it just for the feverish hallucinations.
- Buddhist oil paintings older than European art have been found in Afghan caves.
- Monsters beneath our feet: subterranean creatures of myth, legend and pop culture.
- Intriguing audio interview with cryptozoology researcher Linda S. Godfrey, author of Hunting The American Werewolf (Amazon US or UK).
- Watch out for the chickcharnie if you’re lucky enough to travel to the Bahamas, and don’t fall into a Blue Hole.
- A mystery beast was sighted in the appropriately-named town of Hexham.
- Stalin’s space monkeys: did a Soviet institute, once the envy of the West, attempt to create a human-ape hybrid? They named him Curious George.
- On Deep History and the Brain by Daniel Lord Smail asks if we can alter our brain chemistries at will (Amazon US or UK). What if the will is someone else’s?
- Cyber implants will increase our memory. Can they remember it for you wholesale?
- Is our existence simulated reality or reality simulated? I’ve got horrible lag.
- Harnessing the Coriolis Force as a new source of energy. Most bright ideas occur in the shower.
- Instead of radio waves, should SETI be searching for Dyson Spheres made by alien civilisations? That’s no moon. It’s a space station.
- Crop Circle maker Matthew Williams is convinced paranormal phenomena is linked to his art. Kudos to Nick Redfern for balanced reporting in a field (pun intended) too often polarised by opposite extremes.
- Phoenix Arizona had another major UFO sighting. Slideshow and video.
- Researchers have created self-healing computer systems for spacecraft. It’s the USS Voyager.
- Lockheed Martin has been busted testing experimental aircraft at Spaceport America in New Mexico. The pilots won’t be able to resist buzzing Roswell.
- Professor Stephen Hawking believes the universe is full of life, but most of it is dumb. I think he was misquoted and he meant life on Earth.
- An interesting article on whether Jesus Christ spent his formative years in India. It worked for The Beatles.
- Is this photo of Hillary Clinton proof she’s into weird Norwegian Death Metal?
- Great news: Ecuador is moving to become an environmentally-conscious state. Not too far away RPJ!
Quote of the Day:
We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.
Jeremy Irons, British actor