Better late than never! Here’s the Tuesday news briefs:
- Seminal psychedelic chemist Alexander ‘Sasha’ Shulgin passes away at age 88.
- The last alchemist.
- Brain stimulation: the military’s mind-zapping project.
- Also: DARPA tries to develop brain implants able to regular emotions in the mentally ill.
- Geophysicists discover how rocks produce magnetic pulses, and how they might be used to predict earthquakes.
- How would humans know if they lives in a multiverse?
- Study says the search for alien life could remain fruitless.
- Could this be why? Neil deGrasse Tyson worries that aliens have already visited the Earth, and concluded that we’re too stupid.
- Video unleashes the power of maths to whack Mars conspiracy theorists.
- Forget robots. We’ll soon be fusing technology with living matter.
- The screaming mummy: the lost secret of Tomb DB320’s mystery man.
- Are these the bones of a Japanese water demon?
- Modern mythological monster meme ‘The Slenderman’ blamed for the attempted murder of a 12-year-old girl.
- Three-year-old reincarnate helps to convict his past-life murderer.
- Town discovers it paved over nearly 100 graves to build a golf course.
- Is the head of the James Randi Educational Foundation a psychopath?
- Sleepy brains neglect half the world.
- Why have ‘female’ hurricanes killed more people than ‘male’ ones?
- 17 flowers that look like something else. Possible origins of some fairy folklore?
- Oh my god, look up in the sky! We’re all gonna….die?
Quote of the Day:
Our generation is the first ever to have made the search for self-awareness a crime, if it is done with the use of plants or chemical compounds as the means of opening the psychic doors.