I washed my hands thoroughly before preparing today’s news briefs – so feel free to click on any interesting links!
- Researchers fast-track coronavirus vaccine by skipping key animal testing.
- Finally, some good news: research suggests that, like influenza, warm weather should slow coronavirus spread. Well, good news for the northern hemisphere at least…
- New York attorney general orders Alex Jones to stop selling phony coronavirus treatments. Because actual human decency isn’t enough for Jones.
- This is the real estate magnate who bought Skinwalker Ranch, alleged paranormal hotspot.
- Secrecy deepens about US Army agreement to analyze UFO material.
- Elon Musk’s Starlink internet satellite constellations are having a pernicious effect on astronomy.
- Scientists just proved these two brain networks are key to consciousness.
- Living off of light: the bizarre story of Breatharianism.
- The problem with the way scientists study reason.
- Excavation of 3400-year-old ball court in Mexico rewrites the origin of an ancient, brutal game.
- A stegosaur? In Scotland?!
- Huge $161 million investment means meat without the animal is here.
- Image(s) of the Day: How Soviet science magazines fantasized about life in outer space.
Quote of the Day:
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
The Litany of Fear, from Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’