Aaah… I <3 the smell of TDG in the morning!
- Rubik’s cube mystery solved. Now on to the next assignment: Rubik’s tesseract —let’s see how long you take with THAT one, God.
- New find pushes Age of Stone tools back a million years —“Lucy: you’ve got some splainin’ to do!”
- Orangutans: the Marcel Marceaus of the primate world.
- Discovery of red panda fossils in
ChinaTennessee(!) pleases Loren Coleman.
- Is Earth’s biodiversity linked to our journey around the galactic spiral? [And call me a woo woo, but the first ones proposing this very idea were… 2012 advocates.]
- Remnants of Gaia’s umbilical cord found —hey, I’m trying to be creative here!
- Amateur impact theory makes it into major Archeology journal. Forteans:1 / Skeptics: 0 😉
- Part of space station could be re-purposed for future asteroid mission.
- Scientists capture 3-D view of exploding star for the 1st time —eat your <3 out, James Cameron!
- Fermi Paradox Redux, by Seth Shostak —and to keep on Fermi-ing, here’s another shot at the famous paradox.
- Roswell, Battelle & Memory Metal: new revelations keep unfolding —see what I did there?
- Debunking the Top 10 Energy Myths that could derail our progress.
- How press censorship hid the truth about the Nagasaki bomb —”nastiest act by [the US] after human slavery”, according to Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
- Chernobyl-tainted trees burning in Russia, and radioactive boars on the loose in Germany —that enough Third Millennium-y fer ya?
- Video inteview with Kevin Warwick, the 1st human cyborg —quick: hit ‘im while he’s distracted with the camera!!
- Scientists concerned about discovery of new superbug. This gives me an idea for a new iPad app…
- Wanna maximize the Placebo effect? Just keep ’em guessing…
- Nazi demons movie “inspired by real events”—just like Castle Wolfenstein! 🙂
Thanks to Greg, Kat, Perceval, Olympus, Todd, and the Woz (who just turned 60).
Quote of the Day:
“The picture that we’re going to paint of Australopithecus is being transformed completely. We can now imagine them walking around carrying their tools. Tools that were the precursor of every tool that we have today.”
Zeray Alemseged, director of the department of Anthropology at the California Academy of Sciences.
“Australopithecus was a very primitive, ape-like early human. The fact that they were using tools and eating meat indicates this was something that was widespread very early in human history.”
Craig Stanford, professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences at USC.