Boaring news week? Not at the Grail!
- Schrödinger’s Bacterium: Researchers plan to put a living organism in two places at once.
- Scientists can now control brains using noninvasive sound pulses.
- We are made of star-stuff. But sometimes, star stuff is made of us: a reminder that some shooting stars are astronaut poop.
- Silicon Valley and ‘disruptive’ war research.
- The book no-one read: Stanislaw Lem on the Singularity.
- More than a dozen mysterious carved discs found near Volgograd, Russia.
- 100 years ago today, an English barrister bought Stonehenge at auction for £6,600 – and went on to give it back to the public.
- Is this uncanny column of light in Strasbourg Cathedral an intentional equinox effect?
- America’s Stonehenge: History or hoax?
- Surprising new finds from ancient Egyptian star charts.
- A new Zen koan: Did Neanderthals have souls?
- Archaeologists unearth monumental stone structures in the Carpathians.
- An academic reviews Graham Hancock’s new book Magicians of the Gods.
- Will virtual reality allow us to experience someone else’s psychedelic trip?
- Image of the Day: Hanging above the mountains of Pluto. ‘Wow’ doesn’t even cut it.
Quote of the Day:
We have the money, the power, the medical understanding, the scientific know-how, the love and the community to produce a kind of human paradise. But we are led by the least among us – the least intelligent, the least noble, the least visionary. We are led by the least among us and we do not fight back against the dehumanizing values that are handed down as control icons.