Words fail me…
- Knights Templar hid, and secretly venerated, the Shroud of Turin for more than 100 years after the Crusades.
- Archaeologists Begin Recovery of Great Mayan City in the Yucatan.
- How to read landscapes like an archaeologist.
- Breakaway ice shelf will reshape map of Antarctic.
- It’s time for another giant leap into space.
- Hawking: Why we should go back to space.
- NASA’s direction remains uncertain.
- Most detailed map of the Universe charts 125,071 galaxies.
- The man who conjured laws of nature from pure thought. Graham Farmelo’s The Strangest Man: The Hidden Live of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom is available at Amazon US (preorder) & UK.
- Genetically engineered viruses used by scientists to assemble an anode and cathode to make a new kind of battery which could power cars.
- DIY e-bombs a threat to airliners.
- India to disconnect more than 30 million cell phones amid concerns that the devices could be used by terrorists.
- Technology opens promise, perils of ocean mining.
- Scientists find the brain’s centre of wisdom, which guides us when we face difficult moral dilemmas.
- Child-robot mimicks infant learning. When it ‘grows up’, will it be Data or Lor?
- Sci-fi neologisms that passed into public use.
- Reward offered in recent cattle mutilation cases in Colorado. More. The UFO connection.
- Angry mob turns back Google Street View car in Broughton.
- MIB take free energy inventor’s magnet motor.
- Curse of the Gem of Tanzania, a 10,000 carat, £15million ruby. Unfortunately for affected Brits, this article only sounds like the plot of a B movie.
- Courting disaster: Female robots caused the global financial crisis. Then again, maybe ‘other – factors‘ also played a role.
- Research shows chronic stress from growing up poor appears to have a direct impact on the brain, leaving children with impairment in at least one key area — working memory.
Quote of the Day:
In a State where there is no fever of speculation, no inflamed desire for sudden wealth, where the poor are all simple-minded and contented, and the rich are all honest and generous, where society is in a condition of primitive purity and politics is the occupation of only the capable and the patriotic, there are necessarily no materials for such a history as we have constructed out of an ideal commonwealth.
Mark Twain, in The Gilded Age.