Had to put on my newsman’s hat tonight – Rick’s involved in a full moon ritual with a kidnapped rabbit or something. At least that’s what I think he was saying as he mumbled through his dial-up connection…
- Professor Michio Kaku says we must act now to stop the 2012 apocalypse. Okay, I sexed the headline up a bit. But only a bit.
- Evil scientists bend the brains of their victims using magnets in order to create immoral armies for taking over the world. Okay, I sexed that one up *a lot*.
- New study suggests a catastrophic comet impact at the end of the last Ice Age, 12900 years ago.
- Biblical plagues may have been the result of global warming and a volcanic eruption.
- Near-death experience researcher (and now best-selling author) Dr Jeffrey Long answers skeptics and critics in an interview on the Skeptiko podcast.
- Alan Boyle does a much better job than I in covering the Turin Shroud news (yes, pun intended) on Cosmic Log.
- Rosslyn Chapel discovery is causing a buzz. Someone else’s pun intended.
- Time-traveling rebels fail to infiltrate CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and stop record-breaking high-energy particle collisions.
- If you’re in need of some catch-up, make sure you check out “An Insider’s Guide to the Large Hadron Collider“. Incidentally, I swear they made up that name just to see how many times journalists spell it wrong…
- That’s no Death Star….that’s Pac-man!
- A gallery of outrageously complicated Rube Goldberg machine videos.
- Meet the periodic table’s newest resident: Copernicum. Name-dropper.
- Legendary entheogen researcher Jonathan Ott’s house burnt to the ground in arson attack.
- ‘Climategate’ does not mean the data isn’t valid, concludes investigating panel. “Only that the climate researchers who withheld the data from others are knobs.”
- Earth’s coolest concept albums, decided by the punters. Would have been nice if Wired could have squeezed more than one a page…
- Can this article and journalist’s name really be stretched to “coincidence”?
Quote of the Day:
Explore, and explore, and explore. Be neither chided nor flattered out of your position of perpetual inquiry. Neither dogmatise yourself, nor accept another’s dogmatism.
Ralph Waldo Emerson