- The planet next door: astronomers find an Earth-like planet orbiting in the habitable zone of the star closest to us.
- Over a thousand people backed this astronomer’s Kickstarter to look for aliens around a star 1480 light years away.
- New star data still can’t explain those ‘alien megastructures’.
- Will the world end next month? Conspiracy theorists claim ‘Planet X’ is on a collision course with Earth.
- Meet the people who believe the Earth is flat.
- Why experts get it wrong: being knowledgable about a subject implants false memories.
- For anyone who dares to voice dangerous ideas and risk imprisonment or exile, Giordano Bruno remains a hero.
- The mainstreaming of psychedelics.
- MIT scientist claims that this pill is the fountain of youth.
- His arms once belonged to someone else. Grueling work made them his own.
- Purple googly-eyed squid may be a maths genius.
- Parapsychology and the study of the mind: changing the historical record.
- Can you decipher the strange text on this haunted artifact?
- 5000-year-old mystery structure discovered near Stone Age temple in Scotland.
- Mysterious ‘eclipse wind‘ explained.
- Images of the Day: How big is that Martian butte? Landscapes of the Red Planet, with astronauts photoshopped in to show scale.
Quote of the Day:
If the present growth trends in world population, industrialisation, pollution, food production, and resource depletion continue unchanged, the limits to growth on this planet will be reached sometime within the next one hundred years. The most probable result will be a rather sudden and uncontrollable decline in both population and industrial capacity.
The Limits of Growth, 1972