Sometimes reading the news can make you feel like you’re traveling in a time machine.
- Laser sheds new light on footprints in the ash: Humans may have been walking around central Mexico 40,000 years ago.
- Rocky microbes push back timeline of life’s origins.
- DNA explodes Greek myth: Helen was much more than a chattel.
- Professor revives Shroud of Turin riddle.
- Who found Machu Picchu?
- Fiery tornado on sun’s surface could provide insights about how solar radiation gets catapulted towards the earth.
- Phoenix lander samples a little Martian dirt.
- Shuttle Discovery scheduled to dock with ISS this afternoon.
- What does it mean to be human?
- Court Claim: Chimps are people too.
- Head of Britain’s top private schools predicts Matrix-style learning within 30 years.
- The Persistence of Vision: A Story of Freakish Perception.
- Raytheon’s Pain Ray: Coming soon to a protest near you.
- 3-D TV gives viewers the impression of images leaping out at them.
- Cisco unveils Star-Wars-esque hologram communication, with life-size holograms on stage talking ‘face to face’ with Cisco CEO John Chambers. Video, and more.
- Beyond ‘Star Wars tech’: YouTube of Timberjack, John Deere’s hexapod logging prototype. A little faster, and it could rival Fred Astaire.
- Sounds diners hear while eating change the taste of food.
- Guerrilla gardener movement takes root. But it will take a lot more than gardening to fix our food system.
- Ranchers prosper by ignoring factory-farm model.
- Ready to gobble grasshoppers? Scientists are keen to get us eating bugs.
- Complex insect societies may have evolved because females chose a single mate.
- Mountain-dwelling bumblebees fly in air so thin it would kill a human.
- Massive horizontal gene transfer in animal kingdom revealed.
- New study says rapid release of methane into the earth’s atmosphere 635 million years ago caused runaway global warming, and it may happen again in the near future.
- Remember the plane that was bombed over Lockerbie? New info points toward Palestinian terrorists rather than Libyans.
- Housing troubles trickle up into the realm of upper-middle-class homeowners.
- The gods of greed: The ancient Greeks believed their 12 most important gods and goddesses lived on Mount Olympus. Today, there are another dozen governing spirits that hover above and direct our daily lives.
- Photo accidently snapped of ghost in Scottish Castle.
Quote of the Day:
Anyone who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind’s eye quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees anyone whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter light, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light.