Before we begin, a quick heads-up to the esoteric book collectors our there. And now, the news:
- Co-winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine found ground-breaking malaria treatment by scouring ancient Chinese medical texts.
- Island boulders reveal an ancient mega-tsunami that unleashed waves 170 metres high.
- Michigan farmer unearths woolly mammoth skeleton.
- Research reveals that prehistoric Britons mummified their dead like the ancient Egyptians.
- Islamic State blow up iconic, 2000-year-old Palmyra Arch of Triumph.
- The five scariest cults in modern history.
- Sneezing monkey and walking fish among new species discovered in Himalayas. Researchers to continue searching for the crouching tiger and hidden dragon.
- Crows fear death.
- Scientists to nudge asteroid off course as practice for protecting the Earth
- Boyhood encounter with UFO inspired art that soared around the world.
- In some cultures people with schizophrenia actually like the voices they hear.
- Suffrajitsu: How the suffragettes fought back using martial arts.
- Ambient radio waves turned into electricity for charging low power devices.
- Image(s) of the Day: Extraordinary stereographs from the 1800s.
Quote of the Day:
I believe we are a species with amnesia, I think we have forgotten our roots and our origins. I think we are quite lost in many ways. And we live in a society that invests huge amounts of money and vast quantities of energy in ensuring that we all stay lost. A society that invests in creating unconsciousness, which invests in keeping people asleep so that we are just passive consumers or products and not really asking any of the questions.