Rolling Stone op/ed: Guitarist Tom Morello explains what Rage Against the Machine rages against.
- Yetis in the lab: Scientists to search for mythical beasts.
- Nikola Tesla museum campaign earns $500,000 online in two days: Inventor’s Wardenclyffe lab is for sale in New York, and comic creator Matthew Inman wants the internet to help buy it.
- Nasa’s Curiosity rover has zapped its first Martian rock.
- Hubble spies colliding star clusters.
- Geology and Genesis: How Noah’s flood shaped ideas but not landscapes. David R. Montgomery’s book The Rocks Don’t Lie is available at Amazon US or UK.
- Paradigm shift: Fifty years ago Thomas Kuhn changed the way the world looked at science.
- Many scientists have already made great strides in decoding animal languages.
- Microbes manipulate your mind.
- Humanity responds to alien ‘WOW!’ signal, 35 years later.
- Researchers identify 26 gut bacteria linked to obesity and metabolic syndrome.
- Mouse study finds clear linkages between inflammation, bacterial communities and cancer.
- Microbes maketh man: People are not just people. They are an awful lot of microbes, too.
- Karate punching power — all in the brain.
- Planet of the Apes: What we really know about our evolutionary past – and what we don’t. (Give it a moment to load.)
- Wet dogs can shake 70 percent of the water from their fur in 4 seconds. Here’s how and why.
- Did Leonardo paint himself into The Last Supper?
- Jokers are itching to get rare powder, even at 10 times the price of gold.
- Video: eBay bans sales of the supernatural.
- The new totalitarianism of surveillance technology.
- Grinders: The people who are making cyborgs a thing of the present.
- There’s no place on Earth that’s changing faster than Greenland.
- Climate and drought lessons from ancient Egypt.
- MoD will no longer investigate UFO sightings, despite a senior aviation official admitting the country is visited by about one UFO per month.
- Finally going viral: Prophetic 1995 student ‘internet PSA’ which even includes cats.
Quote of the Day:
Greetings, intelligent alien life forms. I am Stephen Colbert and I come to you with an important message on behalf of all the peoples of the Earth. We are not delicious. In fact, we’re kind of gamey, and we get stuck in your teeth. It’s really embarrassing at a job interview. If you want something good to munch on, go to the nearby Crab nebula. And bring a bib. Seriously, all you can eat.
Stephen Colbert’s ‘WOW! Alien Signal’ response.