We might all be happier with a tumbleweed-size space.
- Bottlenose dolphins may deal with death like humans do — assist and mourn, before accepting death, if they have the chance.
- These are the remains of an ancient river on Mars.
- Rover is tested ahead of mission to find life on Mars.
- Bookstore manager crashes his spaceship. Who says only the future can write those headlines?
- Death by black hole: Watch this video and learn everything you’d ever want to know about spaghettification.
- Why doesn’t NASA like Venus?
- Could giant umbrellas, nets, harpoons and magnets capture the cloud of space junk scientists warn risks trapping us on Earth?
- Possibly one of the largest pages on the web, this page shows a scale model of the solar system. On my monitor, Earth is about 70 clicks to the right of the Sun.
- New NASA airships to take to the skies.
- Remains of horses and chariots unearthed from tomb dating back to 3,000-year-old Chinese dynasty.
- Experts say Roman gladiator school found recently in Austria is unique.
- Woolly rhino rewrites theory of Ice Age survival in Tibet’s frozen evolutionary cradle.
- One in 25 business leaders may be a psychopath, study finds.
- Booze brains: Scans reveal alcohol doesn’t make you behave badly, it just stops you caring about the embarrassment.
- Month a baby is born suggests what career they will have.
- Ancient remedy of plastering the head with crushed snails turns out to have some science behind it.
- Scanning 2.4 Billion Eyes: India is creating a vast national identity database — supposedly to relieve chronic inequality.
- Indian politican sent an empty private jet for a pair of sandals.
- Impulse to conform identified: Scientists have identified the part of the brain responsible for controlling whether we conform to expectations and group pressure.
- Depression, anxiety, insomnia or dementia: Nearly 40 percent of Europeans suffer mental illness, according to a large new study. I’d wager, they’re not the only ones.
- Smallest motor is a single molecule.
- Physicists turn a single atom into a mirror.
- Cyborg insects power their own mind-control implants.
- The European Union is conducting a £2.65m project to investigate the nutritional value of eating insects.
- Scorpions, crickets and bees: the creepy crawly taste test.
- Soil bacterium helps kill cancers.
- ‘Gob-smacking’ scale of Petermann Glacier break-up.
- Paper disputing basic science of climate change is ‘fundamentally flawed.’ Journal editor resigns, apologizes.
- Russian wildfires and Pakistan floods were caused by the same weather event even though they were 1,500 miles apart, says NASA.
- China aims to rein in car sales.
- Salvador Dali’s fake documentary about the quest for hallucinogenic mushrooms.
- Spectacular pictures as 50,000 party the weekend away at Burning Man.
Quote of the Day:
I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.