Sorta like Larry, Curly and Moe reenlisting… *reads email* Whoa, I’m psychic. But it’s more like Larry, Curly and Moe detained while trying to reenlist. Ah well, K Sera Sera.
- The ‘igloo’ that could be man’s first home on Mars: National Geographic miniseries to reveal what first habitat on another planet could look like. More.
- Mars is nothing like The New World.
- On October 25, the last bits of data finally arrived from New Horizons.
- Global populations of vertebrates – mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish – declined 58 percent between 1970 and 2012. Freshwater life hit harder – down 81 percent.
- Your drain on drugs: Amphetamines seep into Baltimore’s streams.
- The idea that humans are ephemeral compared to nature isn’t as persuasive as it once was.
- Genetic testing fumbles, revealing ‘dark side’ of precision medicine.
- Doubts about the promised bounty of genetically modified crops.
- Brazil’s psychedelic rehab center treats drug addicts with ayahuasca.
- Cannabis may enhance night vision.
- 5000 years ago, Skara Brae’s residents liked their mice and voles crispy.
- Why monsters, demons and witches are on the ballot this year.
- AT&T secretly sells customer data to police departments for $100,000 to $1m a year per department.
- Cold war redux? Russia unveils massive Satan 2 ICBM capable of destroying France or Texas in a single hit.
- China unveils J-20 stealth fighter based on ‘US plans stolen by hackers.’
- In mice, Zika virus shrinks testicles 90 percent, and reduces sperm count tenfold. It’s not known if the virus similarly affects human males.
- Scientists hope to eradicate disease with massive mosquito orgy.
- Do you ‘believe’ in ghosts? University of Arizona researcher explains the science of spirits.
Quote of the Day:
I don’t like the word ‘belief’ because people can believe anything, and very often our beliefs are not true. It is not a belief of mine now, that spirits are real. It’s a conclusion that I have come to based on so much evidence that I can no longer, with integrity, dismiss the evidence as untrue.
Gary Schwartz, director of the laboratory for advances in consciousness and health at the University of Arizona