Here’s your dose of curated awe for today:
- Did this mystifying 15th-century document guide Columbus on his great voyage?
- Ancient gold vessels discovered in a Scythian grave mound found to contain traces of opium and marijuana.
- Aboriginal legends reveal ancient secrets to science.
- Isolated people in Sweden only stopped using runes 100 years ago. And now they’re Eurovision winners – the march of progress eh?
- Written communication may be 40,000 years old.
- Near-death experiences: an insight into what it’s like to die?
- An interview with Dr Bruce Greyson about his research into near-death experiences.
- The Roswell Slides: Chronicle of a mummy foretold.
- The inflatable plane that would float like a leaf through Venus’s atmosphere. Interesting…
- Meet Brett, the new robot that learns by trial and error.
- Who left the dogs out? Mystery of why there’s no trace of ancient Indonesian colonizers’ canines in Madagascar.
- How can people go blind without anything being physically wrong? The truth about psychosomatic illness.
- Caterpillars contort their bodies so that they look like poop. I just need a late night and alcohol.
- Ecstasy may soon be used as a treatment for social anxiety among autistic adults.
- Curating awe in a world of endless miracles.
- Image of the Day: ‘Planet X’, discovered.
Quote of the Day:
Spaceship Earth was so extraordinarily well invented and designed that to our knowledge humans have been on board it for two million years not even knowing that they were on board a ship.