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“Who does not understand should either learn, or be silent.”

  • Heard it all before? Jack And The Beanstalk traced, via a group of stories classified as The Boy Who Stole Ogre’s Treasure, to split between Eastern and Western Indo-European languages more than 5,000 years ago.
  • Scientists discover that a weak electrical field which carries slow-moving brainwaves around the brain could be behind the spread of sleep, theta waves and epileptic seizures, after decades of research. CFL light-bulb moment?
  • String theory might merge with the other theory of everything.
  • This 1917 map of Fairyland is like a Where’s Waldo of fantasy easter eggs.
  • Mystery of the ‘alien skulls’ and Nazi briefcase found in remote mountain woods.
  • Reference to queen Neith-Hotep, co-founder of the First Dynasty, in 5000-year-old inscriptions carved by mining expeditions rewrites history of early Egyptian Pharaohs.
  • “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” may hold earliest painting of volcanic eruption.
  • On the Borderlands between Philosophy and Esotericism: an interview with Daily Grail blogger Gary Lachman.
  • Beauty is physics’ secret weapon: A Nobel laureate maps his path to discovery.
  • Prof Stephen Hawking: disaster on planet Earth is a near certainty. But imagine the odds against us getting this far…
  • Black hole sun could support bizarre life on orbiting planets.
  • Closer to home, a weird ‘fish with legs’has been found by New Zealand snorkelers.
  • The Janus point and the two-headed arrow of time.
  • Cosmic particles inside pyramids could unlock mystery of how they were built.
  • But what is Mica, a powerful radioactive insulator doing in the pyramids of Teotihuacan?
  • Ants write architectural plans into the walls of their buildings.
  • Thoth’s Storm: new evidence for Ancient Egyptians in Ireland?
  • Reassembling the Lost Library of 16th-Century Magician John Dee.
  • New John Dee discovery reveals resemblance to mother and a mysterious ‘dwarf’.
  • John Dee painting originally had circle of human skulls, x-ray imaging reveals.
  • Psychical society faces giving up ghost.
  • Mysterious forest rings of northern Ontario mark location of “giant electrochemical cells”.
  • A new study suggests dinosaurs munched on psychedelic fungus.
  • Photographer claims microscopic ice crystals in the sky reflect lights of town in Finland.
  • The 432Hz ‘God’ note: why fringe audiophiles want to topple standard tuning.
  • ‘Cloudwalker’ spotted from Easyjet.

Quote of the Day:

It is by the straight line and the circle that the first and most simple example and representation of all things may be demonstrated, whether such things be either non-existent or merely hidden under Nature’s veils.

John Dee