- Silicon-based life, that staple of science fiction, may not be likely after all.
- The trouble with counting aliens.
- Future space travellers may follow cosmic lighthouses.
- Related: Are pulsars actually navigation beacons used as a ‘galactic positioning system’ by aliens?
- Strange glass spheres found in ancient Florida clams point to a meteor strike.
- 5500-year-old cup discovered in Outer Hebrides loch by diver.
- Sunken temple resurfaces in Indian river.
- Experts call for regulation after latest botched art restoration in Spain.
- How volcanic eruptions can change the course of human history.
- Bacteria found in nuclear reactors could be the secret to faster, cheaper vaccines. And also faster, cheaper superhero origin stories.
- Pluto may once have been a habitable world.
- TikTok teens are becoming obsessed with Pizzagate.
- Conspiratorial enemies aren’t meant to be beaten – they’re meant to be eternally fought. That’s why, for Trump, every enemy is simultaneously terrifying and incompetent.
- Image of the Day: Solstice sky jellyfish.
Quote of the Day:
Shamanism is a path of knowledge, not of faith, and that knowledge cannot come from me or anyone else in this reality. To acquire that knowledge, including the knowledge of the reality of the spirits, it is necessary to step through the shaman’s doorway and acquire empirical evidence.