Time to put on your thinking cap.
- ‘Berlin’ is revealed as Kryptos clue. More here.
- Kryptos artist launches website to receive solutions.
- Radko Kolev, a 19 year old Bulgarian high school student, has solved the 2000-year-old geometric problem of Apollonius of Perga in a new and unique way.
- Claim of early use of tools by prehumans disputed.
- Ice-age burial ground in Colorado could rival famed La Brea tar pits.
- Stonehenge builders may have used ball bearings to move giant slabs of stone.
- A beauty that was government’s beast: Nearly 4,000 years after her death, Beauty of Loulan still has the ability to amaze.
- Archaeologists find 3,000-year-old fruit cellar in China.
- 2,700-year-old pyramid tomb containing royal burials and jewels uncovered in Mexico.
- Entire Roman village discovered in west London. Includes video.
- The tomb of Jesus in central London: The Templars once played a prominent role in the public life of the nation. The Temple Church in London is available at Amazon US & UK.
- Dozens of color photos of old England taken in the 1890s, including one of Stonehenge before it was dusted off and put back together.
- New Detroit Institute of Art exhibit looks at how museums spot fakes. Three examples.
- On his first time using a metal detector, a four-year-old Essex boy finds a medieval gold pendant worth up to £2.5 million.
- Life found in the deepest, unexplored layer of the Earth’s crust.
- Attack of the rats: A rat army so big, so mythical, that until now some scientists did not believe it was real.
- Why quantum theory is as weird as it is, but not weirder.
- Big Bang? More hot splash. Exotic soup created immediately after the birth of the universe.
- Acclaimed physicist Roger Penrose claims to have glimpsed the universe before the Big Bang — without the use of hallucinogens.
- Science’s lost women.
- Analysis of influential 2006 congressional report that raised questions about the validity of global warming research concludes that 35 of the report’s 91 pages “are mostly plagiarized text, but often injected with errors, bias and changes of meaning.”
- Global CO2 expected to rise to record levels in 2010.
- Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom is a brilliant documentary by Nature. Here’s the intro, but I hightly recommend the full episode.
- Distributed octelligence? More than half of an octopus’s 500 million neurons are found in its arms.
- Blankets of snot protect sleeping reef fish from parasites.
- BacillaFilla: The genetically-modified bacteria that knits cracks in concrete back together.
- Into the abyss: Has new diving suit solved the riddle of how to get humans down to serious depths?
- New handheld ‘drugalyser’ will target stoned drivers.
- The original ending to Duncan Jones’ “Moon” that you never got to see.
- Myths Retold does Jason and the Argonauts (NSFW language).
- L. Ron Hubbard: Science fiction giant?
- Six eerily specific inventions predicted in science fiction.
- Cosmic Log: From magic wands to invisibility cloaks and personal memory receptacles, Harry Potter’s hallowed high-tech devices are slowly turning into real-life technologies.
- Modern-day alchemist Alexander ‘Sasha’ Shulgin has had a stroke, and could use your help.
Quote of the Day:
Between subtle shading and the absence of light lies the nuance of iqlusion.
One panel of Kryptos, decoded.