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- Richard Dawkins issues a mea culpa (of sorts) for yesterday’s controversial tweet in which he ridiculed the idea that a journalist could be religious.
- Want to live on Mars? This company wants you to sign up.
- Nikola Tesla’s amazing predictions for the 21st century.
- Fireball UFOs over Ireland: clever hoax or unexplained objects?
- Is Sirius going to be a serious alien documentary?
- Anthropologists explain how we might communicate with extraterrestrials parked in low-Earth orbit.
- Social media powers Boston bombing conspiracy theories.
- The TEDmess is now all about Deepak Chopra tearing down the gates of science. Apparently. How did it end up here?
- Crackpot science and hidden genius at physics meeting.
- Is a ghost haunting Gloucester Museum?
- Engineers use brain cells to control power grids. I hope they named the cells Neo.
- Seven ways to trick your brain.
- Psychedelic conference explores the rebirth of serious research into LSD, Ecstasy and psilocybin.
- India’s ‘human computer’ Shakuntala Devi passes away.
- Woolly mammoth, dodo and Neanderthal man: Scientists debate ethics of reviving extinct species.
- New general manager required for Stonehenge.
- Technique unlocks design principles of quantum biology.
- One more story for the looming robot rebellion: Huge six-legged robot is coming for you (very slowly).
Quote of the Day:
Up to the Twentieth Century, reality was everything humans could touch, smell, see, and hear. Since the initial publication of the chart of the electromagnetic spectrum, humans have learned that what they can touch, smell, see, and hear is less than one-millionth of reality.