I’ve set up a stone circle in my aquarium, hoping to inspire a fish proto-civilisation. It’s the least I can for the Nommo fish gods from Sirius B….
- Elephant astounds scientist with his Korean language skills.
- Doubling down on the quantum: when Schrödinger’s cat becomes entangled, things get really weird.
- Psychic mediums fail Hallowe’en challenge.
- The Medium’s Apprentice: what happens when a psychologist explores Spiritualism from the inside.
- Skeptic Victor Stenger slams parapsychology, and calls respected researcher Dr. Stanley Krippner “a charlatan“.
- Five books dictated from beyond the grave.
- Hunting the hell portal where the founder of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory divined cosmic rockets with L.Ron Hubbard.
- Reality TV show about ‘real-life exorcist‘ Bob Larson gets canceled before it airs.
- Did psychic espionage reveal a spy?
- Oliver Sacks shares his hallucinations. Also: an excerpt.
- Psychedelic drug research: the state of the field.
- A phantasmagoria of scientific jargon, sleight of hand and the ol’ scientistic bait and switch.
- In billions of years, aliens will find these photos in a dead satellite.
- What happens when you leave a thousand tablet PCs in an African village, in their boxes and with no instructions? H4x0rs, that’s what.
- Singing sand dunes explained.
- 3D printing enters the fourth dimension.
Quote of the Day:
Earth’s atmosphere contains 1.6 x 1044 atoms, and each breath we take consists of 8 x 1022 atoms. To get some sense of that last number, if each of those atoms of air were a grain of sand, every breath you took would cover the entire United States to the depth of an eight-story building… each breath you take includes air that passed out of the lungs of everyone who has ever lived, at least up to a hundred or so years ago.