- The ancient Romans hunted ‘sea monsters’ – were they whales?
- This famous sea serpent story might actually have been a sighting of a whale penis.
- Why the Loch Ness Monster will endure, however often we prove she’s not there.
- How illogical ideas can topple nations: Flat Earths, falling Moons and hollow doctrines.
- Your earliest memory might not have happened.
- Do psychedelics give access to a universal, mystical experience of reality, or is that just a culture-bound illusion?
- Brain scientists meet to share data on magic mushrooms and other matters.
- Scientists believe they have discovered a parallel universe (not the same scientists as the previous story).
- Why most of us fail to grasp coming exponential gains in A.I.
- Pentagon sees quantum computing as key weapon for war in space.
- Man used weather balloon, helium tanks and pistol to make his suicide look like a murder.
- The bloodstains on the Shroud of Turin are probably fake, say forensic experts.
- A sealed black stone coffin discovered in Egypt has sparked the imagination of the Internet. But who’s the likely — or unlikely — owner?
- Is this what the afterlife looks like? Actor who was ‘dead’ for seven minutes after cardiac arrest paints pictures of what he saw before being resuscitated.
Quote of the Day:
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.