Happy Halloween folks…it’s showtime.
- How America’s national parks became hotbeds of paranormal activity.
- The myth of a medical explanation for vampirism.
- The stranger things that gave birth to science.
- That ‘glowing ball’ over Siberia wasn’t aliens, but was still something creepy.
- It’s Alive! The birth of Frankenstein. See also: “The summer of monsters.”
- Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs.
- Long-lost art of a vanished civilization revealed by British archaeologists on uninhabited island in Caribbean.
- “I can prove that William Shakespeare is buried in Westminster Abbey“, says scholar.
- A lot of Americans believe in ghosts. But what do their ghost stories actually tell us?
- As ice retreats, dating of plants suggests that summer is now hotter than it’s been in at least 45,000 years.
- Ancient genetic data reshapes theories about how humans populated the Earth.
- Bacteria can evolve resistance to drugs before those drugs are used.
- Immortality is impossible, say scientists studying the mathematics of aging.
- How walking a labyrinth can trace a route to self-knowledge.
- Betwixt nature and God dwelt the medieval ‘preternatural‘.
- Savitri Devi: The mystical fascist being resurrected by the alt-right.
- The JFK Files: Two very strange phone calls occurred the day of JFK’s assassination.
- Searching for the Old Ones: Lovecraftian giant cephalopods and the fossil record.
- Image of the Day: Nope-ity nope nope nope.
Quote of the Day:
I’m for open-mindedness and tolerance. I’m against any form of fanaticism, fundamentalism or zealotry, and this certainty of ‘We have the truth.’ The truth is far too large and complex. Nobody has the truth.