This is my last gig for 2008, I hope you’ve enjoyed the mind-expanding ride. Don’t get off just yet, I hereby make a new year’s resolution to bring you more book reviews and interviews in 2009. Until then, have a hopeful Christmas and a brave new year.
- The mysterious stone circle at Oshoro is just one of many in northern Japan.
- World’s oldest portrait, 10’000-years-old, threatened by mining industry. Gallery and info on Australia’s Burrup Peninsula aboriginal rock art.
- A tour of Derinkuyu, Turkey’s ancient and mysterious underground city.
- Norwegian archaeologists discover a 2000-year-old shopping mall.
- Braving Saharan sand-storms in the hunt for rare dinosaur fossils.
- Sea levels will rise faster then previously predicted. Surf’s up, Captain.
- Oceans are so overfished, Brits will soon be eating jellyfish. Box jellyfish come prepackaged.
- Video of a dolphin ‘stampede’, catching what few fish are left.
- Saturn’s moon Enceladus may be one of the solar system’s best candidates for extraterrestrial life. Meanwhile, on Mars…
- Pictures show the surface of Enceladus splits and moves apart.
- Accidental discovery of magma wows scientists. Scared them too, I bet.
- Professor Hawking thinks alien abductees are ‘weirdos’, and agrees with other scientists that alien life may not be carbon based.
- Video: award-winning journalist Linda Moulton-Howe presents evidence the U.S. shot down an ETV in 1947.
- Philip Mantle investigates SETKA, a Soviet UFO research program.
- Whistleblower who exposed the Bush administration’s warrant-less wiretaps has come in from the cold. Interview.
- DARPA is making their killer robots impervious to damage.
- In 2008, the world wasted enough rice to feed 184 million people.
- A $2 million, multi-disciplinary four-year study will attempt to define wisdom. If only they could bottle it.
- The dreams of most blind people don’t have visual images, but do have sensory experiences.
- Brian Appleyard eloquently argues why science should take NDEs seriously.
Thanks Kat, Ross, and the elves.
The ecomony is f***ed.
Sir Richard Branson donning his Captain Obvious costume.