Allow me to lend a machete to your intellectual thicket.
- Prehistoric cave paintings took up to 20,000 years to complete.
- Archaeologists find shoreline where Roman legions landed to begin their conquest of England in AD43.
- Ancient Peru pyramid spotted by satellite. ‘Extending over a 9,000-square-mile area’? I should think 9,000 square meters would probably have sufficed. /snark
- Smithsonian’s new hall is sea-creature central.
- British scientists begin work to create nuclear fusion reactor.
- Can machines think? Six computers are about to converse with human interrogators in an attempt to prove the answer is yes.
- NASA has concluded many of the world’s greatest expeditions, including the Apollo moon missions, were either short-term or long-term failures – or both.
- Sun is not a perfect sphere, NASA spacecraft finds.
- Giant asteroid blast may have thwarted life on Mars.
- Six environmental research studies reveal critical health risks from plastics: Bisphenol A, phthalates and flame retardants are strongly associated with adverse health effects on humans and laboratory animals.
- Genes thought to cause autism may also confer intellectual gifts on people without the condition.
- The ‘thinking cap’ that could unlock your inner genius and boost creativity.
- The mind naturally creates illusions and superstitions at times of stress – and this could be adding to the global financial crisis. More.
- For generations, voodoo practitioners in rural Haiti have sworn by the mystic qualities of jatropha. Now the shrub is in bigger demand as a source of biofuel.
- Big Brother wants to scan every call, text and email in the UK.
- New surveillance program will turn military satellites on US.
- Wall Street may shun $700 billion bail-out. You best start believing in paradigm shifts — you’re in one!
- How the fate of the economy rests on a Dell workstation.
- Sudden outbreak of democracy baffles US pundits.
- The basics you just assume all computer users know — but you’re wrong. Suddenly I feel sullied and unusually dumb.
- Attention Deficit World Order: Parts one and two.
- The Devil in his details: Was John Milton a student of the occult? Published 9 Sept 2008, Milton’s Paradise Lost, edited by Kerrigan, is available at Amazon US & UK.
Quote of the Day:
…In fact, let us not mince words… The Management is terrible! We’ve had a string of embezzelers, frauds, liars and lunatics making a string of catastrophic decisions. This is plain fact. But who elected them? It was you! You who elected these people! You who gave them the power to make your decisions for you! While I’ll admit that anyone can make a mistake once, to go on making the same lethal errors century after century seems to me nothing short of deliberate. You have encouraged these malicious incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without question their senseless orders. You have allowed them to fill your workspace with dangerous and unproven machines. You could have stopped them. All you had to say was ‘No’….
V, in V for Vendetta.