- Scientists may have solved one of Easter Island’s most puzzling mysteries.
- Rediscovered ancient rock art reveals a mythical Australian monster.
- Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urges senators to increase the government’s efforts to study UFOs.
- Project Blue Book and the priming of paranormal belief: on the effects of history and its re-presentation.
- Harvard astronomer predicts what first alien contact will be like.
- Barnard’s Star hosts an icy planet with potential for alien life.
- Space archaeology: a lot of space debris is junk, but some is precious heritage.
- ‘Raining spiders‘: airborne arachnids appear over south-east Brazil.
- Why do whales sing? Scientists still aren’t certain…and maybe the whales aren’t, either.
- Is most life in the Universe buried underground?
- “No one is at the controls“: how Facebook, Amazong and others are turning life into a horrific Ray Bradbury novel.
- DARPA wants to build conscious robots using insect brains.
- The blind spot: it’s tempting to think science gives a God’s-eye view of reality…but we forget the place of human experience at our peril.
- The world’s oldest person record stood for decades. Then came a Russian conspiracy theory.
- Flat Earth conspiracy theorists plan a cruise to the ‘edge’ of the world.
- No, a NASA scientist did not reveal a ‘secret sign’ of the apocalypse.
- The real story behind the Havana Embassy ‘sonic attack’ mystery.
Thanks to Rick.
Quote of the Day:
Religion is nothing but institutionalized mysticism. The catch is, mysticism does not lend itself to institutionalization. The moment we attempt to organize mysticism, we destroy its essence. Religion, then, is mysticism in which the mystical has been killed. Or, at least diminished.