I’m off to Japan next week for my birthday and a dream come true, so this’ll be my last Grail post until August. You can follow my shenanigans via @levitatingcat, or hit me up on Facebook. PS If anyone can help me get into the sold out Studio Ghibli museum, let me know.
- Can synaesthesia be learnt, & does it aid creativity?
- Cracking improbability: can we summon unlikely stuff at will?
- How maths shapes our lives in amazing, unpredictable ways.
- Umberto Eco & the appeal of imaginary places (Amazon US/UK).
- Enigma Man, a new species of human who lived until 11,000 years ago.
- Prehistoric Grotte Chauvet now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Costa Rica’s stone spheres & other sites join Chauvet.
- Ancient people used super acoustics to alter consciousness.
- Archaeoacoustics add another dimension to understanding our past.
- Hearing the Past: reviving the music & sounds of our ancient ancestors.
- Astronomical references are embedded in prehistoric landscapes.
- How did the ancient Harappan civilisation avoid war for 2000 years?
- In Wales, a sunken kingdom re-emerges from the sea.
- Migrating monarch butterflies use a magnetic compass on cloudy days.
- Separate witnesses describe strange lights & a cylinder-shaped UFO.
- Ridley Scott’s next film is
Robinson Crusoe On MarsThe Martian.
Quote of the Day:
For if every true love affair can feel like a journey to a foreign country, where you can’t quite speak the language, and you don’t know where you’re going, and you’re pulled ever deeper into the inviting darkness, every trip to a foreign country can be a love affair, where you’re left puzzling over who you are and whom you’ve fallen in love with….all good trips are, like love, about being carried out of yourself and deposited in the midst of terror and wonder.
~ Pico Iyer