- Would a universal genetic database be a crime-solving wonder, or an Orwellian nightmare? Why not both?
- Scientists around the world condemn China’s CRISPR baby experiment.
- Are insects ‘philosophical zombies’ with no inner life? Close attention to their behaviours and moods suggests otherwise.
- The historians cooking up mythical beasts.
- Five places around the world where people have slowed down aging.
- Cave paintings reveal use of complex astronomy by ancient people.
- Bible’s Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed by an exploding asteroid, say archaeologists.
- Ocean circulation in North Atlantic is at its weakest for 1,500 years – and at levels that previously triggered a mini Ice Age, study warns.
- An experimental nuclear fusion reactor just set several world records.
- The uncanny realism of Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds broadcast crystallised a fear of communication technology that haunts us today.
- Time traveler named Noah reveals America’s next presidents. Wait, Netflix’s Dark is a documentary?!
- This Dutch Christian boatmaker wants to sail his life-size replica of Noah’s Ark to Israel.
- Major announcement on the Peruvian three-fingered, possibly alien mummies.
- Art from previous lives: the masks of Candice Angelini.
- Video of the Day: Strap yourself in!
Quote of the Day:
Our most exciting discoveries come from studying anomalies. The once-in-1000 occurrence is worth getting detail on.
Michael J. Silverstein