Be here now.
- Earth’s pull shaped the Moon’s surface.
- Spectacular night-time photos of Earth taken from the space station.
- The tipping point at which there was enough oxygen in the atmosphere to support the evolution of complex animals and plants occurred 400 million years earlier than previously thought
- A dinosaur the size of a giraffe could fly thousands of miles, scientists have discovered.
- Eggs with the oldest known embryos of a dinosaur found.
- Archaeologists find ancient sphinx-lined road in Luxor that led to the temple of Mut.
- Maya pyramids pose acoustic riddle.
- Company digging copper mine in Afghanistan unearths 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery. More.
- A scientific first: Stem cells injected into woman’s brain.
- When it comes to crossing the road, humans act like lemmings, blindly following other pedestrians.
- Who needs lemmings? ‘Close calls’ caught on video, part one and part two.
- Daydreaming, contemplating the future, and raking over the past take up nearly half of our waking hours.
- This is your brain on metaphors: Our brains are wired to confuse the real and the symbolic. And the implications can be as serious as war and peace.
- Brain scans show that learning to read may undermine the ability to recognise faces.
- Dance moves reveal your personality.
- Is this Cornell study evidence that the future can affect the present?
- For the first time, scientists have converted information into pure energy. Good thing, because…
- Peak oil was in 2006, according to the latest annual report of the International Energy Agency. Amazing, isn’t it, how little mainstream media coverage this news has garnered?
- Baking soda dramatically increases oil production in algae.
- Fungal threads that hang off roots are the internet of the plant world.
- As glaciers melt, researchers seek data on rising seas.
- A nighttime epiphany on sea level.
- The mystery of lavamisole-tainted cocaine, which condemns users to a disgusting demise.
- For Roman Catholics, a Renewed Interest in Exorcism.
Quote of the Day:
I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with.