A piece of beauty from one of American music’s hidden (and now sadly lost) treasures…
- Photo essay: inside Haitian Vodou.
- Mystery man gives wireless mind-reading technology more early cash than Facebook, Google combined.
- More fair and balanced coverage of Daryl Bem’s precognition experiments from orthodox psychologists. They actually manage to sound like a 12-year-old boy in the final sentence…kudos!
- Zombies in your head, not your mind, control daily life. The zombie *is* the brain? How very meta.
- International Space Station takes centre stage. Great images.
- While in the background, China’s space program shoots for Moon, Mars, Venus. Heading towards the future…?
- ‘Last dinosaur’ supports asteroid extinction theory. Well he would of course, removes suspicion from him dunnit?
- Don’t call me Polly! Parrots have individual names in the wild.
- And trees remember where they come from.
- Zahi Hawass back under fire.But he’s making no apologies.
- Egyptian Museum inventory to begin again.
- Professor Brian Cox is a nobber.
- Frankly, atheists, skeptics – you’re embarrassing as f**k.
- P.Z. Myers reinforces his Disney villain persona by exhorting Iceland to “dynamite the elves“.
- ‘Pastafarian‘ wins right to wear a colander on his head in his licence photo.
- Image of the day: comet’s death by Sun photographed for the first time.
Quote of the Day:
Even if the simulators were scrupulous about simulating the laws of Nature [in their created world or universe], there would be limits to what they could do. They may know a lot about the physics and programming need to simulate a universe, but there will be gaps or, worse still, errors…little flaws will begin to build up. Logical contradictions will inevitably arise and the laws in the simulations will appear to break down…The inhabitants of the simulation…will occasionally be puzzled by the observations they make. Mysterious changes would occur that would appear to contravene the very laws of Nature…
…if we live in a simulated reality, we should expect to come across occasional ‘glitches’ or experimental results that we can’t repeat or even very slow drifts in the supposed constants and laws of Nature that we can’t explain.