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December is finally here, boys & gals! Better start twittering those gift lists to @santaclaus

  • NASA’s ET life news embargo broken? (It’s arsenic life). Damn you Wikileaks for setting a bad example!!
  • [VIDEO] At first, police mocked the 911 call about the UFO sighting–but then they saw it too.
  • New study finds that alternative treatments lead to “poor outcomes” for asthma sufferers –I beg to differ: homeopathy cured *my* asthma.
  • Computer game makes you a genetic scientist –be sure to thank Tetris when you accept your Nobel prize.
  • Authenticity of Teotihuacan’s Malinaltepec mask verified.
  • [VIDEO] Dr. Brian Hare, apostle of the bonobos, says there’s a lot we can learn from our indecent cousins.
  • Look out Japanese whalers: here comes Gojiraaaaa!
  • Image of the day: the ‘eye of God’. Looks more like the ‘sphincter of God’…
  • Bugs so WTF weird they look as if taken out from a Dali painting (H/T Boing Boing).
  • Just what exactly constitutes “mental illness” nowadays?
  • We’ve all suffered the slowness of snail-mail, but have you ever heard of snail-telegraph? Now THAT is what I call steampunk!
  • “Botox Shmotox!” says Jeff Bridges. There’s no better place to rejuvenate the looks than Dr. Tron’s clinic.
  • Binnall of America kick-starts season six with Conspiracy Czar Jim Marrs, discussing his book The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy [Amazon US & UK] –alternative title: Zombi Nation.
  • Heads: they win; tails: they keep the coin. Winner-Take-All Politics tries to explain the broadening gap chasm between the rich & poor in America [Amazon US & UK].
  • From RPJ’s Xmas gift ideas for 2010: Seven dwarfs PEZ dispenser set, & C-3PO tape dispenser.

Thanks Greg.

Quote of the Day:

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams β€” this may be madness. To seek treasure where there is only trash. Too much sanity may be madness β€” and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!”

Miguel de Cervantes(*), The Man of La Mancha

(*) The fictional character, not the historical figure.