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  • Website to recreate the Apollo 11 mission in real time. WeChooseTheMoon.org will go live at 8:02 a.m. Thursday, 90 minutes before Apollo 11’s launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
  • Contact Light: A personal retrospective of Project Apollo, by someone who, on his 13th birthday, got to watch Neil Armstrong descend the lunar module’s ladder.
  • Last Man on the Moon: Gene Cernan, who left man’s final footprint on the moon in 1972, describes what it was like to lift off from the launchpad, walk in space, spend three days exploring the lunar surface, and reenter the Earth’s atmosphere.
  • Mirrors left on the moon by Apollo astronauts may provide the first cracks in Einstein’s theory of gravity.
  • Launch already! Fourth scrubbed Endeavour blastoff has well-wishing relatives crossing their fingers for the next try — at 6:51 p.m. today, if the weather cooperates.
  • In a Baja lagoon, something is going on between whales and marine biologists. Is it interspecies communication?
  • ‘Rosetta Stone’ of bacterial communication discovered.
  • Baby, you were born to run. But to run better, you need to ditch those running shoes.
  • DARPA plans to end swine flu using Triffid drugs. Possible minor zombification side effect.
  • New study shows how our food is killing us.
  • The history of how LSD inspired scientists and tech pioneers is discussed in this extract from This Is Your Country On Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America (Amazon US & UK). Includes a previously unpublished letter from Albert Hofmann to Steve Jobs.
  • Inquisition Neptune conspiracy vs Copernican Heresy: Did the Vatican suppress a hidden ‘Galileo Cryptogram’?
  • Could Sardinia be the lost island of Atlantis?
  • Three Chinese miners survive 25 days trapped underground.
  • Dinosaurs burrowed to avoid winter’s chill.
  • Former health-insurance exec exposes the truth about the battle over US healthcare.

Quote of the Day:

I’m not an atheist and I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn’t know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.

Albert Einstein