Cat Vincent’s “Frequently asked questions about weird sh*t” would make a good TDG manifesto…
- Little green men and flying saucers are so passé: cosmologist Paul Davies has some new ideas about aliens. Hey don’t throw the Grey out with his foetal incubation-chamber water. The Eerie Silence is available from Amazon US and UK.
- On the other hand, astrobiologist Dirk Schulze says that extraterrestrial life has already been found. We Are Not Alone is also available from Amazon US and UK.
- And: an archaeological approach to SETI.
- Stairway to heaven: psychedelics soothe dying.
- Scientists study behavioural effects of Salvia divinorum by checking out YouTube videos of young, attention-seeking idiots tripping on camera. Ugh.
- Meanwhile, modern psychedelic scientists find data in their countercultural past.
- Apes found to suffer self-doubt. Send emergency gorilla in a suit, stat!
- NASA radar photo proves that devil lives inside the Iceland volcano, and he’s angry about those damn planes!
- Taking my pill…this might be better: Boston.com’s The Big Picture takes you up close and personal with Eyjafjallajokull (that’s ‘The Iceland Volcano’ to you).
- Mythbuster Adam Savage explains his humanist mission to feed the eagle that didn’t grant him consciousness.
- New Age author Eckhart Tolle is serene…his critics, less so.
- Influential paranormal investigator Tony Cornell has passed away, aged 86.
- Glowing life in an underwater world. I hope James Cameron finds them all a decent home.
- Sherpas set out to clear Everest of garbage – and corpses.
- Decapitated man found in Indian temple may have been a sacrifice to Kali.
- UK university ordered to give data to climate skeptic.
- The fraudulent underbelly of carbon offset schemes.
- Research suggests that ‘brain training’ games don’t boost brain power.
- Chao Lu was able to recite 67,890 digits of pi from memory. But is this just a drop in the ocean compared to the brain’s true capacity?
- Nicolas Cage to be buried beneath pyramid?
- Tattoos from the blue – people branded by lightning.
Quote of the Day:
To search expectantly for a radio signal from an extraterrestrial source is probably as culture bound a presumption as to search the galaxy for a good Italian restaurant.
Terence McKenna (1983)