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- SETI just got real: Russian tycoon drops $100 million of his own money into the search for alien civilisations.
- When listening out for alien life, we should remember that we might not understand it.
- Ten hypothetical forms of alien life.
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- Meta news brief: Stereoscopic image of legendary rock guitarist, now a Professor of Astrophysics, indulging love of stereoscopy with Pluto image.
- Meet the ‘echoborgs’, people ‘possessed’ by computers.
- Is ‘heaven tourism memoir’ genre spiritual kitsch for the superficial seeker, or an earnest attempt to wrestle with death?
- Can meditation help prevent the effects of ageing?
- The pioneering skeptic whose credentials weren’t what they seemed. More here.
- Oldest-known dentistry found in 14,000-year-old tooth.
- Is an Indonesian pyramid really 24,000 years old?
- Mysterious new animal images uncovered at Peru’s Nazca Lines.
- Kitora Tomb ‘star chart’ is declared the oldest existing star map of its kind in the world.
- Was this the moment two hikers saw a UFO?
- Real life Antman: how military forces have attempted to harness the power of insects throughout history.
- Is this the end of Moore’s Law?
- Killer robots: the soldiers that never sleep.
- Physicist in Omaha is still working on a warp drive in his garage.
- Image of the Day: Stonehenge, in 1867.
Quote of the Day:
Even if intelligence were widespread in the cosmos, we may only ever recognise a small and atypical fraction of it. Some “brains” may package reality in a fashion that we can’t conceive. Others could be living contemplative lives, perhaps deep under some planetary ocean, doing nothing to reveal their presence. The only type of intelligence we could detect would be the (perhaps small) subset that used a technology attuned to our own parochial concepts.
Sir Martin Rees