- Astronomer Didier Queloz wins Nobel Prize, then announces belief in aliens.
- Viking mission scientist: “I’m convinced we found evidence of life on Mars in the 1970s.”
- How to send messages 10,000 years into the future.
- Related: Transmitting knowledge to the other side of the apocalypse.
- Paleoarchaeologists have unearthed a Stone Age meat locker in Israel – perhaps the earliest example of humans storing food for later consumption.
- Gene study reveals Bronze Age slavery.
- The human skull obeys the ‘Golden Ratio’, study suggests. Anatomists say that’s ridiculous.
- Real estate company performs ‘paranormal inspections’ on homes.
- Alexi Leonov, first human to walk in space, dies at 85.
- The biggest lie tech people tell themselves – and the rest of us – is that surveillance technology is an inevitable evolution. But they’re wrong.
- AI: the folklore of artificial intelligence.
- Related: Spielberg’s A.I. – blue fairies as alien ambassadors.
- Scientists keep brain tissue from dead mice alive for weeks.
- New research makes it harder to define death. Just as Miracle Max told us all along…
- Image(s) of the Day: Photographer documents world’s most dramatic ritual masks.
Thanks to @Fortean_UK.
Quote of the Day:
Turns out your friend here is only mostly dead. There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive.
Miracle Max the Wizard (‘The Princess Bride’)