Greg says, ‘SETI’s Seth Shostak says seek ‘sentient machines’. Say that 3 times quickly.’
- Does the past exist yet? Evidence suggests your past isn’t set in stone.
- Astronauts’ muscles would wither by Mars. Six months aboard the International Space Station makes astronauts as weak as 80-year-olds.
- Information is multiplying exponentially because we humans (and our computer offspring) are meme replicators.
- Neuro-insecurity: The mind has no firewall.
- Computers and TV take up half our lives as we spend seven hours a day using technology. Maybe we’re just desperately trying to get our money’s worth.
- Cell phone sees in the dark: Night-vision goggles shrink to the size of a nickel.
- How technology is leading park visitors into trouble.
- Tapping Tesla to save trapped miners. It will take at least four months to rescue the 33 miners trapped underground in Chile.
- Can the new Isetta solve our transportation woes?
- Seth Shostak says alien hunters should be looking for artificial intelligence rather than biological life.
- Where are all the UFO photos?
- Raelians plan topless protest.
- Department of Flying Saucers: Hello? UFO Desk? I’m calling to report a …
- The Truth is Out There: A veteran reporter describes his search for the aircraft of Area 51.
- Crop circles: The mystery that keeps us going round in circles.
- Jaw-dropping photo of a fully illuminated double planet system, captured from a distance of only 114 million miles.
- This summer’s sexiest Saturn shots.
- Jupiter cops another impact.
- Our solar system just got hundreds of thousands of years older.
- The drying effects of higher temperatures are killing plants worldwide, especially in the tropics and the Southern Hemisphere.
- Lessons from the Medieval Warm Period.
- Warming bats’ caves could curtail deadly white nose syndrome.
- Secrets of the swarm: How the collective brilliance of some animals can teach us new skills.
- Scientists hail breakthrough in fight against Ebola virus.
- I see dead people: Preserved bodies around the world.
- Everything we know about how Mount Vesuvius killed the citizens of Pompeii is wrong.
- Newton and the Counterfeiter.
- Grave reveals grim lives of Cromwell’s men.
- Treasures found at second century villa in Britain reveal it was once home to future Roman Emperor.
- Searching for reality at the Philip K. Dick festival.
- An obituary for alternative history writer Laurence Gardner, whose work helped inspire Dan Brown.
- Studies show hallucinogens are good for your mental health. As usual, in the modern world, nothing is ever that simple.
- Nature is inherently restorative: Places without people are good for the mind.
Greg deserves at least half the credit for today’s news.
Quote of the Day:
Mental firewalls/memetraps etc – back in the day we just called it Psychic Self Defence…
Ian ‘Cat’ Vincent, @catvincent.