If the machine elves were fish, they would hang out on this coral reef….
- Hilary Clinton would consider declassifying government documents related to UFOs.
- Life on Mars discovery closer than ever as mission prepares for blast off.
- Star Wars animator took LSD during production of Return of the Jedi, communicated with his cat and went to the centre of the Earth “for like three billion years”.
- ‘Insect Man‘ uses implanted antenna to hear colours. (You can learn more about Neil Harbisson in this short documentary I posted here last year.)
- Code of ethics for Virtual Reality attempts to address future risks of “inhabiting a body that is not one’s own”, which will change our understanding of notions such as “‘conscious experience’, ‘selfhood’ [and] ‘realness'”.
- When people with schizophrenia hear voices, they’re really hearing their own subvocal speech.
- Snakes in suits: exploring the dark side of mindfulness.
- The enigmatic art of America’s secret societies.
- Campaign group led by police officers calls for rethink on war on drugs.
- Unlike most people, these ‘sea-nomad’ children from Thailand can see with total clarity underwater – how do they do it?
- Mystery of ‘crow funerals‘ solved.
- Ghostly deep sea octopus filmed at record depth of 4290 metres.
- After two black holes collide, a puzzling flash.
- Image of the Day: Phonehenge.
Quote of the Day:
No matter how complex our instruments may be, no matter how sophisticated and subtle our theories and calculations, it’s still our consciousness that finally interprets our observations. And it does so according to its knowledge and conception of the event under consideration. It’s impossible to separate the way consciousness works from the conclusions it makes about an observation. The various aspects that we make out in a phenomenon are determined not only by how we observe, but also by the concepts that we project onto the phenomenon in question.