My name is Greg, and I’m a Grailaholic…
- Archaeologists mystified by Swiss watch found in 400-year-old Chinese tomb. Hey, if you’re going to time travel, you want your timepiece to be spot-on…
- Behold! The real face* of Cleopatra. (*Real face of Cleopatra may actually be a computer generated 3D image based on archaeological relics.)
- How the Illuminati influenced Beethoven.
- The search for alien engineering (in the form of Dyson Spheres) comes up dry.
- Not so dry: Is this the first ever photo of liquid on an extraterrestrial world?
- The day the Earth took a dump…and created the Moon? Those Apollo astronauts probably feel like taking a bath right now…
- Did our cosmos exist before the Big Bang?
- Saturnian moon Enceladus has a splitting and spreading surface. Teh eye candy, I brings it…
- Project Aiko: A perfect female companion. For scientists who spend far too much time in their labs maybe…
- Scientists create injectable artificial bone. Nothing to do with Project Aiko, in case you were wondering…
- Ancient Yule festivals lie behind much of the typical British Christmas.
- Archaeologists find remains of three grandmasters of the Teutonic Knights.
- Meet Bonnie the whistling orangutan, bringing new insights into the development of speech.
- Michael Shermer investigates the telephone to the dead.
- ‘Swarm Intelligence‘ may be the key to kick-ass prosthetic limbs.
- An epic collection of sci-fi ray guns (h/t Mac Tonnies).
Quote of the Day:
Science’s biggest mystery is the nature of consciousness. It is not simply that we possess bad or imperfect theories of human awareness; we simply have no such theories at all. About all we know about consciousness is that it has something to do with the head, rather than the foot.