Welcome to the the table, Sir Cat of the Grail!
- People who are ambidextrous are more likely to have magical beliefs.
- Reclaiming a sense of the sacred.
- British newspaper investigates our obsession with the spirit world.
- Drugs that give people awesome super-powers (in fiction).
- 'Janitor satellite' to sweep up space junk.
- Not for the faint of heart: when a hissing cockroach gives birth, it's like something out of a horror sci-fi film.
- Robotic insects, mass-produced. Because there aren't enough bugs in the world as it is…
- Colour-blind man can now hear colours.
- Look inside the Pentagon's $51 billion black budget.
- Quantum computing gets a (qu)bit closer to reality.
- Food project proposes Matrix-style farms stacking brainless, blind chickens 1000 high. Or, we could just send everyone to this story and make them turn vegetarian.
- Sonar sighting of Nessie wins £1000 prize. Hopefully they will be cutting Nessie in on the action.
- Graham Hancock makes an early appearance in this Michael Palin documentary.
- Urville: an autistic savant's remarkable imaginary city, 20 years in the making.
- What amazing things can happen in one second.
- Physics genius Richard Feynman writes a letter to his wife, who had died the previous year aged 25.
- Image of the Day: Comics genius Jack Kirby back in the day, pondering just how much he's going to put the creations in his head into all our heads.
Quote of the Day:
If we want to solve a problem that we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar - ajar only.