As the father of a beautiful girl named Isis, the recent news headlines have been getting me down. Help me out by taking a look at this petition to the media.
- NASA says the search for extraterrestrial life is like hunting for pizza in a dorm. Hey NASA, Imma let you finish, but Terence McKenna made a better analogy between SETI and Italian food…
- SETI announces game jam to enlist developers in the search for alien life.
- Comet landing site chosen. Let’s hope it doesn’t play out like this…
- Expanding our reality by ‘jacking’ new data into our brain through technological augmentation.
- Astronomers, writers and an astronaut weigh in with the idea from science fiction that they’d most like to see become reality.
- $1million prize offered for cure to ageing.
- The mysterious celestial spheres of the ancient Mughal Empire.
- Will misogyny bring down the skeptical-atheist movement?
- ‘Slenderman stabbing‘ judge says there is reason to doubt girl’s competency for trial.
- It’s okay to admit that H.P. Lovecraft was racist.
- Why do people believe in ghosts?
- The paranormal is (still) normal.
- The latest Binnall of America podcast features cryptozoological legend Loren Coleman discussing his pet topic, as well as his work on the ‘twilight language’ and ‘copycat effect’.
- The latest Mysterious Universe podcast features author James Nestor discussing his book Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves.
- Is this the Loch Ness monster? Given it’s not in Loch Ness for a start…doubtful?
- Experts say more 9.0 megaquakes are coming.
- Nerve endings in your fingers found to perform complex neural computations that were thought to be carried out by the brain.
- Study finds fracking not to blame for gas leaks into water supply.
- MIT lets its robotic cheetah off the leash.
- Image of the Day: Alan Moore wearing an Oculus Rift
Quote of the Day:
To search expectantly for a radio signal from an extraterrestrial source is probably as culture-bound a presumption as to search the galaxy for a good Italian restaurant.