“Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious…”
- Oldest ‘human’ discovered in Ethiopia is our last, common ancestor– simultaneously disproving the missing link and rewriting anthropological history. More here about their primal motivation.
- Looking at cracks in the dark matter pavement.
- The fungus among us points to a catatastrophe of global proportions.
- Meanwhile, the asteroid-hunting telescope is off the grid for repairs.
- Hear that? It’s the earth’s hum. What better way to map Mars?
- The exoplanet with rock rain and molten lakes of lava.
- Twisted Italian supervolcano that makes Pompeii look lucky.
- Climate change has landed on the shores of the Galapagos.
- Want to improve your memory? Just inhale.
- What didn’t kill the dinosaurs?
- 22nd century babies: New study claims children born this century could live to see 100.
- India hasn’t seen a drought like this since ’72.
- Mercury’s mysterious bright spot.
- Prophetic letter from Philip K. Dick reveals how Blade Runner would change the face of science fiction.
- Is consciousness the brain’s wi-fi?
- Architectural mystery proves families that play together stay together (even on 5th Ave).
- Skeptics turn on their own, Part one and Part two.
- This year’s winner of the Ig Nobel Prize goes to…
- Could Dan Brown be afraid of the Freemasons? Can’t see why– they only hold a few key positions of influence.
- The Beatles’ Lucy in the sky, undoubtedly with diamonds.
- Building Rome in a day, with flickr.
- The Earth, after us.
- Discovering order in the chaos of currents.
- EPA makes sweeping plans to cut greenhouse gases.
- Thanks to Roland Emmerich, the 2012 bubble may finally pop.
- And in this week’s news of the looming robot revolution…New international treaty seeks to limit war robots. Like there’s such a thing as too many war robots…
Mutiple thanks to all the Greg Taylors in the multiverse.
Quote of the Day:
“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”