If 1968 was the Summer of Love, then 2008 is the Summer of Fort 😛
- 150 UFO sightings in UK in 2008. So that would mean 5 or 10 of those sightings could be the real deal.
- While we wait for tomorrow’s press conference, here’s a very interesting comparison between the Georgia “RickMatt Bigfoot” —or “Georgia Gorilla”, if you prefer—and a known Bigfoot costume. What do you think? (H/T Cabinets of Wonders)
- Chupas. Chupucabra. Chupacabra. Despite decades of reports, the American journalists still can’t write Chupacabras correctly! Who’s the sucker here? Video of the infamous beast— or a mangy coyote—here.
- Forget the 100th monkey. Is this the 100th crow?
- No, the Nazca lines weren’t made by aliens. They were made by this guy’s ancestors.
- Monolith schmonolith! It’s Cooking what stimulated a big leap in human cognition.
- Yes, we all love ‘2010’; but is there REALLY life on Jupiter’s moon Europa?
- Roboticists create Rover to move & drill on the tough Lunar terrain. I wish they designed a bigger version to sell here in Mexico. The potholes on our streets would be the envy of the Mare Tranquilitatis.
- … Speaking of which: Mexican crater could give clues to ancient Mars.
- Manipulating Dark Energy to travel faster than the speed of light. So, we haven’t really proven the so-called “Dark Energy” exists yet, and now we are planning to use it to pimp our ships? *sigh* Fine, whatever, just MAKE IT SO, Dammit!!!
- The stuff of Albert’s nightmares: Signals seem to travel faster than light.
- How do you stop a proton beam that can melt a half ton of copper? Find out here.
- A huge increase in the speed of the Internet could be produced by slowing parts of it down, say researchers. Maybe they started with Rick’s account 😛
- European Court of Human Rights allows McKinnon to stay in the U.K., for now. Good thing all the judges are too busy watching the beach volleyball games on the Telly 😉
- At the beginning of the conflict, Georgia suffered a major cyber-attack to its networks; but kids were responsible & not the Russians, according to some researchers.
- Anthony North explains why he doesn’t believe in Conspiracy Theories… with a theory of his own. Oi!
- Teams set for mock Moon landing. They even have a competition to see who can do the best fake Moon landing? What’s next, a President’s assassination contest??!
- 2,500-year-old Greek ship, the biggest and best maintained vessel of its kind ever found, has been raised off the Sicilian coast. And No! Its name was not Poseidon.
- The 5 Most Ridiculously Unjust Religious Afterlives. What, no scientologists?
- The Pill: it’s what’s keeping you from finding Mr. Right-One. That and your annoying friends and your dreams of living in Park Avenue… and don’t get me started with your parents!
- The human brain could become the battlefield of the future. More of the same here.
- Can erasing a drug memory erase the need for a fix? Hmm let’s see: Messing my head with chemicals, or messing my head with hypnosis? I think I’ll stick to my red pills thank-you-very-much 😉
- Drug prohibition is an untenable hypocrisy.
- Rat’s ‘brain’ used to power robot. Robot ended up beating the s**t out of the lab’s cat.
- Your grannie will turn into a cyborg! And I think that’s awesome ^_^
- At what point should we consider the long-term ramifications of technological developments? Oops! Too late!
Thanks Greg, Kat & Loren Coleman (Loren for keeping this summer so interesting).
Quote of the Day:
“My view of, let’s say, the last thousand years, is that it’s been pretty progressive. And, yes, we probably killed more people in the 20th century than in the 10th, but there was more regret about it, more soul-searching afterwards, more questioning ‘Why? Why did we do that?’”