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Look, the world: if we’re ever going to go through all the trouble of appointing an ambassador to the aliens, then this is our most logical choice.

  • Scientists find habitable exoplanet —Siriously.
  • …But will they be DNA-based?
  • Micah Hanks concocts a dream team of his own for that fateful “take me to your leader” moment.
  • [Podcast] Join Gene Steinberg & yawping co-host Nick Redfern as they interview Mirage Men author Mark Pilkington.
  • Remember all that crazy talk about a secret underground base in Dulce, New Mexico filled with malevolent aliens? well, guess what…
  • Mexico is drowning: in water; in mud; and in blood.
  • Second-hand robots at online market place. In the future, will they call this slavery?
  • Do androids dream of PKD memorabilia? (H/T Regan Lee).
  • TDG blogger Gary Lachman had an interview about his recent book “Jung the Mystic” [Amazon US & UK] at The Contrarian.
  • Question: Do blind people experience visual hallucinations with LSD? Answer: Yes, they do.
  • Web application lets you play the part of a neurosurgeon. Could Neurosurgery Hero be far on the horizon? Thrombus bonus!!
  • Monkeys bid to join elite self-awareness club. *Sigh* if they only knew…
  • Leonardo da Vinci: fossil hunter.
  • New Hawaiian telescope discovers its first potentially hazardous asteroid. Hmmm, Obama was born in Hawaii —let the conspiracy speculating… begin!
  • Don’t kiss a mustachioed man: the origins of 13 weird superstitions —posting a sex tape of your roommate online is probably NOT among these.
  • Admit it: you’ve always wanted to see the “A long time ago…” title sequence in 3D. And now you will —just before the world ends.

Thanks Greg, Blackbedford, Casey & Russell.

Quote of the Day:

“(P)erhaps that’ll take care of the Forteans for a while.”

H.P. Robertson, on a letter to H. Marshall Chadwell (Assistant Director of Scientific Intelligence at the CIA) dated Jan 20th 1953, referring to the panel he chaired which served to dictate the debunking policy on UFOs —that has been followed for more than 50 years.

“We’re ordered to hide sightings when possible, but if a strong report does get out we have to publish a fast explanation —make up something to kill the report in a hurry, and also ridicule the witness, specially if we can’t figure out a plausible answer. We even have to discredit our own pilots. It’s a raw deal, but we can’t buck the CIA. The whole thing makes me sick —I’m thinking of putting in for inactive.”

Captain Edward Ruppelt, first head of project Blue Book, on a letter to Donald Keyhoe sent in 1953 —he was reassigned (upon request) that same year.