Today, a bit more than usual about the human condition.
- Mystery intergalactic radio bursts detected. Where are they from?
- Fast Radio Bursts: new intergalactic messengers.
- Antarctica’s Lake Vostok is teeming with life.
- Fossils reveal ‘missing links’ in Earth’s evolution after dinosaurs.
- Prehistoric DNA sequencing: Jurassic Park was not so wide of the mark.
- As theories of its origin abound, what does future hold for Narragansett Rune Stone?
- Five thousand metres under the sea: Marine ecologist Jon Copley describes the first manned mission to the Earth’s deepest known hydrothermal vents.
- Jockeying 400 tons of space station around space junk ain’t like dusting crops, boy.
- In secret, court vastly broadens powers of NSA.
- What the TSA has in common with the NSA: unreasonable searches. In addition to airports, TSA agents now also infest train stations, subways, bus terminals, and even highways.
- NSA recruitment drive goes horribly wrong.
- Postal Service computers photograph the exterior of every piece of paper mail that is processed in the United States — about 160 billion pieces last year.
- Dark magic: The rise of the robot traders.
- Global threat to food supply as water wells dry up.
- Online dating: Hoaxer who breaks women’s hearts tracked down.
- Why good deeds don’t go unpunished.
- Hikikomori: Why are so many Japanese men refusing to leave their rooms?
- Only The Lonely: a recent blog-post from Stephen Fry.
- You can now donate to WikiLeaks with your credit card via Iceland.
Quote of the Day:
“Duping delight” — “a thrill derived from having victims being intensely controlled and manipulated by carefully formulated deceptions. This is often the modus operandi of a psychopath.”
From an article in today’s news.