- Meditation under the microscope – can it really make the world a better place?
- Virtual reality may help save ancient Egypt’s ‘Sistine Chapel’.
- The Apkallu Initiative: a minilithic artefact for rebooting human civilization in the event of global cataclysm.
- Evidence mounts that organisms without nervous systems, such as slime molds, can in some sense learn and solve problems.
- Forbidden histories: why everything you knew about the history of science and magic might be wrong.
- Decades of urban legends have softened people up to believe all sorts of nonsense in the modern day.
- Couple high on bath salts fired gun at fireflies, mistaking them for alien lasers.
- Anti-vaxxers are now targeting a vaccine for a virus deadlier than Ebola.
- Scotland has a plan if the Loch Ness monster is found.
- Legendary UFO researcher Stanton Friedman celebrates retirement with his final lectures at Roswell UFO festival.
- Is levitation possible?
- The mysterious disappearance of North America’s first dogs.
- Evolutionary theory complicated by discovery of DNA ‘jumping’ across species.
- Image(s) of the Day: Inside a Victorian photo shoot at Stonehenge.
Quote of the Day:
Think for yourself, and believe in yourself. Keep your skeptical antennae tuned in and in good working order at all times. We are free to develop our own hypotheses, which should be based in available evidence. When it comes to faith, have faith in yourself. And don’t forget to love, laugh, be kind to each other. Don’t take things so seriously, especially yourself. If the universe is a cosmic joke, remember to giggle. And remember to be astonished.