- The Amazon forest was shaped by Pre-Columbian indigenous peoples who planted a vast number of trees.
- Vast burial mound found in Japan’s ancient capital.
- Who are the Sufis, and why do Daesh feel threatened by them?
- Physicists confirm there’s a second layer of information hidden in our DNA.
- NASA considers magnetic shield to grow a Martian atmosphere.
- America needs a space corps.
- George W. Bush refuses to tell Jimmy Kimmel what he knows about the UFO phenomenon.
- The curse of the Bahia Emerald.
- Updating conspiracy theory: the rise of weaponised narrative and manipulation via social networks.
- Serpents, owl men and demon dogs: the Fortean folklore inspiring writers.
- Irish giant’s skeleton will stay at London museum, even though he wanted to be buried at sea.
- Is consciousness an illusion?
- What we’ve learned from giving dolphins LSD.
- The secret of the dinosaur death pose.
- Video of the Day: Why exactly are these turkeys circling around a dead cat? (Warning: contains dead cat.)
Quote of the Day:
I’m not a political person. … I don’t understand politics, I don’t understand the concept of two sides and I think that probably there’s good on both sides, bad on both sides, and there’s a middle ground, but it never seems to come to the middle ground and it’s very frustrating watching it and seemingly we’re not moving forward.