- Biggest scientific discovery of the year is suddenly looking a bit dusty.
- You are being watched: are we all persons of interest?
- Spy agency employs more than 100 dyslexic and dyspraxic spies.
- Nvidia sinks Moon landing hoax theory using virtual light.
- The billionaire tech entrepreneur on a mission to cheat death.
- Skeleton couple has been holding hands for 700 years.
- The ancient tomb that is captivating modern Greeks. More at Alan Boyle’s Cosmic Log, and also at this website devoted to the tomb.
- But did British soldiers plunder the Amphipolis tomb in 1916?
- Modern European gene pool is drawn from three ancient ‘tribes’ that mixed within the last 7000 years.
- Hallucinogenic plants – are humans hard-wired to seek them out? For more on human interest in psychedelics throughout history, see Paul Devereux’s The Long Trip.
- Why do we sleep? Science doesn’t know.
- “‘Pop, pop, pop’. She heard her brain in action”: brain-computer interfaces are getting very sensitive.
- Incredible new nano threads could help us build a space elevator.
- Physicists in Switzerland set quantum teleportation distance record.
- Best verification yet of Einstein’s theory that time moves slower for a moving clock.
- Hints of mysterious dark matter revealed by cosmic rays.
- Looking for a fascinating discussion about ancient mysteries and altered states of consciousness? Look no further than Graham Hancock’s recent appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
- Anonymous Gods: the faces of deities captured, and blurred, by Google Street View.
- Image of the Day: it’s the goddamn Batmayan!
Quote of the Day:
To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise.