- Earthquake lights spotted during recent New Zealand disaster.
- Humanity is not ready for alien contact.
- World-renowned genius speculates on the physics of alien spacecraft propulsion.
- Intelligent aliens are likely machines.
- “Radioactive Boy Scout” who tried to build a nuclear reactor in his back shed when 17, dies at age 39.
- Physics doesn’t care who was elected President.
- MIT researchers break plant-human communication barrier.
- First home brain implant lets ‘locked-in’ woman communicate.
- Why Catholics built secret astronomical features into churches to help save souls.
- Photos reveal Daesh’s near-complete destruction of ancient city of Nimrud.
- Earliest known stone version of the Ten Commandments goes up for auction.
- Mysterious medieval giant woman found in Polish cemetery.
- Happy 50th birthday Mothman!
- Researchers want to unravel the mystery of Machu Picchu and the Nazca geoglyphs.
Quote of the Day:
Culture replaces authentic feeling with words. As an example of this, imagine an infant lying in its cradle, and the window is open, and into the room comes something, marvelous, mysterious, glittering, shedding light of many colors, movement, sound, a transformative hierophany of integrated perception and the child is enthralled and then the mother comes into the room and she says to the child, “that’s a bird, baby, that’s a bird,” instantly the complex wave of the angel peacock iridescent trans-formative mystery is collapsed, into the word. All mystery is gone, the child learns this is a bird, this is a bird, and by the time we’re five or six years old all the mystery of reality has been carefully tiled over with words. This is a bird, this is a house, this is the sky, and we seal ourselves in within a linguistic shell of dis-empowered perception.