Remember that story about 5 years ago about two guys in Peru (or some country in SA) seeing a UFO fly into the Earth, and then hearing the sound of huge machines deep underground when they went to investigate? I’ve been looking for a follow-up on that story ever since. Anybody else think those ‘underground alien machines’ are what’s making the hum that’s driving people crazy?
- 1.4 million-year-old knife discovered in Spain. Flint is oldest piece of evidence hominids lived in Atapuerca.
- Fort built in about 1567 by gold-hunting Spanish conquistadors discovered in western North Carolina.
- Hunt for alien spacecraft begins, as planet-spotting scientist Geoff Marcy gets funding.
- Ice-free Arctic in two years heralds methane catastrophe: the release of a 50 Gigatonne (Gt) methane pulse from thawing Arctic permafrost could destabilise the climate system.
- Why do some people only have bad luck?
- Why are some people so smart?
- Even if moonlight isn’t streaming through your curtains, the phase of the moon may affect how well you sleep.
- What’s killing the bees? New study implicates virtually every facet of modern farming.
- Thousands of bees attack Texas couple, horses. Video.
- Frogs in high mountains are contaminated with farm chemicals.
- Weed killers linked to depression in farmers.
- Light stopped completely for a minute inside a crystal.
- Quakes belch greenhouse gas.
- Failed search for controversial cells shows danger of mixing science, religion.
- Sometimes the boss really is a psycho.
- Stress: the more helpless one feels when facing a given stressor, the more toxic that stressor’s effects.
- Drinking several cups of coffee a day could halve the risk of suicide in men and women, scientists from Harvard suggest.
- Why have waves of social unrest been sweeping across the world? Complexity theory’s answer.
- Hacker reveals email addresses of 1,350 Council on Foreign Relations members.
- Google engineer wins NSA award, then says NSA should be abolished. He would know.
- Senator Ron Wyden on NSA spying: It’s as bad as Snowden says.
- US lawmakers who upheld NSA phone spying received double the defense industry cash.
- Escalation in internet surveillance: Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords.
- The press has lost the plot over the Snowden revelations. The fact is that the internet is finished as a global network.
- False memory planted in mouse’s brain. The feat will help to reveal how more complex false memories, such as of sexual abuse or alien abduction, can arise in people. (That’s the Guardian‘s secondary headline, not mine.)
Quote of the Day:
Sighing has become my daily food. My groans pour out like water.
Job, in the Bible.