Life’s a beach (for Turner this week, at least)
- Hawass officially explores ‘non-existent’ Giza underworld.
- Sand-trapped Rover illuminates Martian water cycle.
- Shaded relief Google Map of Mars.
- The benefits of body-swapping.
- Inventor’s terminal cancer courtesy of Verichip?
- Was a US Swine Flu spray plane shot down in China?
- Did William Blake know the Kabbalah?
- Close to God? (American) believers’ estimates of God’s beliefs are more egocentric than their estimates of other people’s beliefs (abstract / pdf ).
- The dangers of thinking that science is the only form of knowledge.
- Why we shouldn’t release all we know about the cosmos (all at once).
- The days of the robotic-sounding mechanical larynx are numbered. A new artificial larynx uses a palatometer to turn tongue movements into synthesised speech.
- Voices are major when we’re happy, minor when we’re sad. I’m feeling chromatic today.
- Are Blue Whales getting sad, or are they adapting to our noisy seas? Worldwide tonal dive in whale songs baffles scientists.
- Marijuana, sleep and dreams. The Poem of Hashish.
- 5 Things the corporate media don’t want you to know about Cannabis.
- Coolest exoplanet yet.
- Scientific community unfair to Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Imperial College London dissertation asserts.
- China: secret pilot UFO file released.
- Steampunk exhibition at the world’s oldest museum.
- Antarctica served as climatic refuge in Earth’s greatest extinction event.
- Urban pioneers: the first 10 cities of the world.
Quote of the Day:
A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.