As usual, today’s length will be relative.
- 20,000 revellers at Stonehenge celebrate the Summer Solstice.
- Neanderthals may have dined on hyenas.
- Buried ancient Egyptian city revealed by radar imaging.
- Sands of time: Dating techniques verify chronology of ancient Egypt.
- Discovery of an underwater ridge in Antarctica offers a clue to why ice flowing into the sea has accelerated.
- Seventh graders discover Martian cave.
- Damselfish farm algae gardens, which they weed, harvest, and defend.
- One 147,456-processor supercomputer + millions of watts of electricity + over 150,000 gigabytes of memory = one cat’s worth of ‘artificial brain’, built for a cell-by-cell simulation of the human visual cortex.
- NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has discovered a whopping 706 candidate planets beyond the solar system.
- Long kiss goodbye: Dying star’s super-hot gases are caught in the shape of a pair of lips by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.
- Hubble finds Jupiter’s missing stripe.
- Orangutans use language of at least 40 gestures to communicate.
- Many people perceive northern paths as uphill.
- Why women are more sensitive to stress.
- Brain cells living in a lab dish can be taught to keep time.
- Swine flu lacks killer molecule — but for how long?
- Rare mutations may cause common diseases. More.
- Questing for ‘Theory of Everything’, scientists drop a Bose-Einstein condensate down an elevator shaft to test quantum gravity.
- More heat than light from a dispute over the universe’s dark side.
- Costner’s ‘dream machines’ debut.
Quote of the Day:
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.