Scientists battle to save orchid at the edge of extinction. Reminds me of the movie, Adaptation (Amazon US & UK).
- Were people killing giant sloths in South America 30,000 years ago? Bones with marks left by human tools could point to earlier human arrival in the Americas.
- Board game piece from the seventh century casts Anglo Saxon feasts in a new light.
- Fighting the tide of jade plundering in Guatemala.
- Mars needed a different atmosphere, not just higher temperatures, to have been a warmer, wetter, more Earth like world in the past, according to a new study.
- Signs of life preserved in meteor glass.
- Bacteria can reuse small scraps of ‘second-hand’ DNA, including 43,000-year-old segments from a woolly mammoth.
- When we lose antibiotics, here’s everything else we’ll lose too.
- New bacterial life-form discovered in NASA and ESA spacecraft clean rooms.
- Top 5 imported foods from China that you should avoid.
- In mice, anti-inflammatories ameliorate medical marijuana’s memory mishaps.
- Ayahuasca could revolutionize psychotherapy.
- How many human body parts remain undiscovered?
- Within 10 years, experts claim they’ll be able to 3D print whole hearts for use in transplant surgery, in about 3 hours, using the recipients’ cells.
- The dogs that can operate a washing machine with a quick bark and a push of the paw. Watch Duffy the dog work the washing machine and do the laundry.
- A puzzling ‘blackout’ at Puerto Rico’s famous bioluminescent bay.
- Man who ‘tastes’ words comes up with a flavour for each of the 274 London Underground stations, from jelly to Spam fritters and ‘wet sand’.
- Autistic people may have a tangling of the senses. Imagine if you were such an autistic.
- Reincarnation: Fact or fallacy? Three case studies.
- Father of boy, 9, killed in May tornado says recent photograph of his niece clearly shows his son standing over her ‘like a guardian angel’.
- Sweden’s transdimentional gas station: A first-hand account.
- Law enforcement officers now are part of the revenue gathering system. An ex-cop’s guide to not getting arrested. Fair warning: it won’t work for everyone.
- How a radical new teaching method could unleash a generation of geniuses.
Quote of the Day:
If you put a computer in front of children and remove all other adult restrictions, they will self-organize around it, like bees around a flower.
Sugata Mitra, in the last article linked above.