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Play your own spooky Theremin accompaniment to the news with today’s Google Doodle for Clara Rockmore.

  • How the FolkloreThursday hashtag on Twitter has become a global event. And they have a new website.
  • Beads found in 3,400-year-old nordic graves were made by King Tut’s glassmaker.
  • Google’s DeepMind defeats legendary Go player Lee Se-dol in historic victory.
  • Genetic engineering will one day create the smartest humans who have ever lived.
  • Computers will overtake us when they learn to love, says futurist Ray Kurzweil.
  • Pluto could be about to become a planet again, after scientists spotted what appears to be clouds on its surface.
  • Discordianism meets UFOlogy.
  • Repeat fast radio bursts detected from same sky location.
  • Birds form complex sentences by joining calls together to create new meanings.
  • Amber-encased lizards reveal missing links.
  • Monks with ‘superhuman’ abilities show scientists what we can all do.
  • Can DMT prolong your life after clinical death?
  • Magnetic mind control makes mice happy.
  • J.K. Rowling criticised over new writings on American magic.
  • Someone figured out how to train bees to make honey from cannabis.
  • Penguin swims 5,000 miles every year for reunion with the man who saved his life.

Thanks Cat

Quote of the Day:

Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they’re so frightfully clever. I’m awfully glad I’m a Beta, because I don’t work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid.

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World