- Astronomical trifecta: tonight is a super blue blood Moon (in order: Moon at perigee; second full Moon of the month; lunar eclipse; and big bright thing in the night sky sometimes.)
- An astrologer coined the term ‘Supermoon’ – and is delighted everyone uses it.
- Jack the Ripper letters were fake news, linguistic analysis suggests.
- BBC to make Victorian-era War of the Worlds TV series, from the writer of the Strange and Norrell series.
- The new Spock, Zachary Quinto, will once again stand in for Leonard Nimoy as host of History Channel’s revival of the paranormal series In Search Of…. Or maybe Nimoy just had his consciousness transferred into a young man’s body?
- Are we living in a hologram?
- Naked mole rats do not get old, and could hold clues for extending human life. Maybe we should at least get naked right now, just in case…?
- William James and the psychics.
- James Bond was a rapist: Eventually all our heroes become villains, and so will we.
- So you’re too ethical to eat meat – but should cows go extinct?
- 19 American travelers to Cuba report symptoms of mysterious affliction previously described by U.S. diplomats.
- Lawsuit alleges the University of Pittsburgh covered up the escape of a lab monkey infected with ‘select agent’.
- Scientist claims story of ‘Humanzee’ human-chimp hybrid was true.
- Primatologist offers charming examples of animals expressing morals such as fairness and empathy.
- This guy got a full set of occult tattoos on his back, as inspired by an issue of Hellblazer.
- Truck damages Peru’s ancient Nazca Lines.
- Video of the Day: Understanding how an ancient Islamic astrolabe works.
Quote of the Day:
Words are events, they do things, change things. They transform both speaker and hearer; they feed energy back and forth and amplify it. They feed understanding or emotion back and forth and amplify it.
Ursula K. Le Guin