- A guy trained a machine to “watch” Blade Runner. Then things got seriously sci-fi.
- NASA prepares humanoid robots for trip to Mars. Easier: implant memories of attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
- Elon Musk believes we are living within a simulation.
- How to turn asteroids into spacecraft, in one easy diagram.
- Artificial beasts that eat wind descend on San Francisco.
- Is ‘Planet 9’ a kidnapped exoplanet?
- A universal cancer vaccine might be closer than you think.
- The fictional epidemic that fooled the Nazis and saved thousands of lives.
- U.K.’s oldest hand-written document found.
- Searching for lost ruins of the ancient Maya from the air.
- The richest families in the Renaissance hub of Florence in 1427 are still the richest families in Florence.
- How long would it take for evidence of modern civilisation’s existence to disappear from the face of the Earth?
- The weird rules of relativity mean that the Earth’s core is two years younger than the surface.
- The hidden messages in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. (For more on the ‘magic mushroom’ angle, see Mike Jay’s excellent essay “Mushrooms in Wonderland“.)
- Your memories aren’t in your brain.
- Researchers explore the science of awe.
Quote of the Day:
There’s a one in billions chance we’re in base reality.