- That 'Ascent of Man' image should be ‘the other way around’, according to Professor Robin Crompton.
- Homo sapiens? More like Homo occisor. Humans are natural born killers
- Speaking as a human being, we're not all bad and anthropologists suggest civilization was the cure for primordial human violence.
- Bringing us to why the present day is the best time to be alive.
- Could "Homo connecticus" be the next stage of humanity?
- If Elon Musk does get humanity to Mars, tardigrade proteins could protect them from the harsh environment.
- Thomas Morris introduces us to the woman who peed through her nose.
- A spider bites a man on the penis, AGAIN!
- That dude could've just said it was a nasty paper cut when he got to the emergency room.
- Joel Gruber draws an analogy between the schism of old and new science with modern society's predilection to abandon old gods and manufacture new ones.
- If that's the case, it explains The connection between shamanism and quantum physics. I hope the tardigrade is my power animal.
- Having friends over? Order some special effects for the séance room
Thanks to viewers like you.
"The scientist explains the world by successive approximations"
- Edwin Hubble
News today is a bit of a Musk-out, but I've still found enough to put together a diverse set of news briefs. Enjoy!
- Elon Musk says a million humans could live on Mars by the 2060s.
- How Elon Musk plans to go to Mars.
- A Polish Stonehenge? Discovery of new burial mounds may rewrite history.
- Ancient Roman coins unearthed during excavation of Japanese castle ruins.
- Neanderthals fashioned jewellery out of animal teeth and shells.
- 300-year-old preserved corpse appears to open its eyes. Now why does that sound familiar?
- Earthquake and meteor in Australia just a weird coincidence. Now why does that sound familiar?
- The rise and fall of the UFO.
- Why Stephen Hawking is light-years from the truth about 'dangerous aliens'.
- First baby born with three genetic parents.
- In 1875, someone published a novel featuring rivals 'Trump' and 'Clinton'.
- Tennessee authorities issue a clown warning.
- Clown sightings are not always a laughing matter.
- Image of the Day: 'Primitive' art from 14,000 years ago.
Thanks Kat and @AnomalistNews.
Quote of the Day:
I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.
Attempt no landing there...
- Why Jupiter's moon Europa is the best candidate for finding life off Earth.
- Pluto's heart sheds light on a possible buried ocean.
- Area 51's massive new hangar shows up in new Google Earth images of the secret base.
- Mysterious ring-shaped geoglyphs discovered near ancient Peruvian town.
- Time might only exist in your head (and everyone else's).
- Breakthrough quantum cat experiment captured on camera.
- Japanese researchers find that one in five dying patients experienced a death-bed vision of a deceased loved one or an afterlife realm.
- Does the soul exist?
- Controversial human embryo editing: 5 things to know.
- The world's largest radio telescope is now live.
- Our atmosphere is leaking oxygen and scientists don't know why.
- Lurking clown arrested in Kentucky woods.
- Image of the Day: Europa.
Quote of the Day:
Stupidity consists in wanting to reach conclusions. We are a thread, and we want to know the whole cloth.
- Ethnically Chinese people found buried in ancient Roman graves in London.
- Chinese in Roman Britain? Not so fast.
- Human teeth found in 'hobbit' cave suggest that we may have killed Homo floresiensis off. Or possibly that hobbits were the dentists of the ancient world.
- Earth wobbles may have driven ancient humans out of Africa.
- To this day, nobody is quite sure what the huge 'monolith' on Phobos is.
- Elon Musk looks beyond Mars with interplanetary transport system.
- What if the aliens we are looking for are A.I.?
- Stephen Hawking is still afraid of aliens.
- Who needs crop circles: America's most elaborate corn maze constructed with GPS and math.
- Horses can communicate with symbols, according to science.
- Do our brains have extraordinary untapped powers?
- A sixth sense? It's in your genes.
- New Scotland Yard has a squad of 'super-recognizers' who never forget a face.
- Why panpsychism fails to solve the mystery of consciousness.
- Many scientific 'truths' are, in fact, false.
- The Ig Nobel prize winners of 2016.
Quote of the Day:
Skeptics, who flatly deny the existence of any unexplained phenomenon in the name of 'rationalism,' are among the primary contributors to the rejection of science by the public. People are not stupid and they know very well when they have seen something out of the ordinary. When a so-called expert tells them the object must have been the moon or a mirage, he is really teaching the public that science is impotent or unwilling to pursue the study of the unknown.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages. News briefs for your reading pleasure.
- Meet Joe Reap, the State Department Spokesman Who Died And Kept Speaking.
- Peek Inside the Secret World Of Russia's Cold War Mapmakers and their highly detailed maps of Washington D.C..
- First Rome. Then the Third Reich. Now there's The Rise and Fall of the UFO.
- Cosmic Fossils: The Real Ancient Aliens?
- If all the aliens are dead, Seth Shostak wonders What if the Aliens we are looking for are A.I.?
- You are judged by your enemies. Case in point: Neil deGrasse Tyson featured in Village Atheists, Village Idiots.
- First the Voynich Manuscript is a hoax. Then it's not. Guess what, it's a hoax again. Make up your mind, people!
- Some Truly Strange Cases of People Kidnapped by Bigfoot.
- Here's a new spin on "Stop the world, I wanna get off": Earth Wobbles May Have Driven Ancient Humans Out of Africa.
- Guess what! Horses Can Communicate With Symbols, According To Science.
Thanks to Eric Wargo, and viewers like you.
"We have to remember that what we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning."
- Werner Heisenberg
- China's space station 'out of control' and on crash course to Earth.
- Sending secret messages hidden in the DNA of bacterial spores. More and more we seem to be inching towards this alien message scenario...
- How rumours that NASA had changed star signs spread across the internet.
- Migrants from India settled in Australia 4,000 years ago before Captain Cook's arrival.
- For one man, reinterpreting his schizophrenia as shamanism helped his symptoms.
- Bad science misled millions with chronic fatigue syndrome.
- World's hardiest animal has evolved a radiation shield to protect its DNA.
- Reef fish recorded singing dawn chorus, just like birds.
- Ravens found to show empathy for other ravens who have been in aggressive conflict with their mate.
- Scientists may have solved a key riddle about Antarctica - but you're not going to like the answer.
- Tesla updates software after Chinese researchers hacked into the operating system of its cars, remotely manipulating the brake system.
- There was once a plot to drain the Mediterranean Sea and link Europe to Africa. And then build a wall I'm guessing?
- "I was subjected to exorcisms as a child to treat my epilepsy".
- Latest Hillary conspiracy theory suggests she is using a green screen...or is even a hologram.
- Kids made up story about mysterious clown sightings, police say.
- The snake on Mars.
- Astronomers solve mystery of enormous space blob.
- Meet the Lord of Sipán, the mysterious Moche warrior-priest brought back to life with facial reconstruction.
Quote of the Day:
It's a strange world. Let's keep it that way.
- Europe's last surviving Neanderthals were much smarter than we thought.
- Vocal coaching recreates Neanderthal voice.
- Russian police ‘arrest’ activist robot.
- Researchers develop a nanoscale ’fish’.
- Enormous ‘A-bomb’ sprite filmed over the Carribean Sea.
- Not only can Macaques learn to use touch-screens to communicate feelings, they can also type out Hamlet at 12 words per minute.
- Pigeons can distinguish real words from gibberish.
- Oldest-ever proteins extracted from 3.8-million-year-old ostrich shells.
- Amateur archaeologist finds ‘phenomenal’ trove of rock engravings.
- Statue of ancient goddess draws thousands to Black Sea city.
- Our galaxy might be a a huge wormhole.
- 'Perceptronium': a new state of matter?
- Could this be the clearest image of the Loch Ness monster ever taken? Nope, just three seals in a long overcoat.
- Neurofeedback via fMRI helps people to control mental activity.
Quote of the Day:
The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.
Bryant H. McGill
To infinity, and...
- Elon Musk says SpaceX will go 'well beyond' Mars.
- 'Alien megastructure' may be explained by interstellar junk.
- Do dolphins dream of space travel?
- Project Orion: the plan to use nuclear bombs to propel spacecraft.
- The Moon's birth may have vaporised most of the Earth.
- Is ball lightning a portal to another universe?
- The real-life X-Files: UFOs, flying saucers and the woman from Venus.
- Astronomers baffled by strange new twin planets.
- The strange second life of string theory.
- Losing the War on Unhappiness: A historian of 'positive thinking' declares surrender - almost.
- $283million flow of ancient artifacts to U.S. revealed.
- Divers discover exceptionally well-preserved human skeleton within the shipwreck that produced the Antikythera Mechanism.
- Was this masterpiece painted with ground-up Egyptian mummy?
- How Indigenous Australian storytelling accurately records sea level rises 7000-18,000 years ago
- Fisherman catches pagan god in river, takes it to local museum where staff literally jump for joy.
- Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence has finally figured out how to talk.
- Entangled particles reveal even spookier action than previously thought.
- How astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson got his kid to test the tooth fairy.
- The irrational idea that humans are mostly irrational.
- The Mysterious Universe podcast chats with Anthony Peake about his new book Opening the Doors of Perception.
- Video of the Day: Watch the Cassini probe's gorgeous 44-hour timelapse of Saturn.
Thanks Kat and Cat.
Quote of the Day:
All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities.
- 23,000-year-old fish hooks discovered in Japanese cave are the oldest ever found.
- David Attenborough series about the aquatic ape theory dismissed as being based on wishful thinking about an implausible theory.
- Amateur archaeologist finds 'phenomenal' trove of rock engravings in Scotland.
- Lost onyx stone believed to be ancient gem from the breastplate of the High Priest of Jerusalem, later owned by a Knight Templar, is 'found' after being 'missing for 1,000 years'.
- The kung-fu nuns of Nepal.
- Could ancient remedies hold the answer to the looming antibiotics crisis?
- How morality changes when thinking in a different language.
- Take a 360-degree tour of the 'doomsday' seed vault.
- Powerful generation of 'X-Men' superhumans will be here in less than 100 years, expert claims.
- Does new 'Loch Ness Monster' photo seal the deal?
- Alien life containment facility being planned in Europe. District Nein?
- Star Trek's warp drive might become a reality.
- Huge Mars lakes formed much more recently than previously thought.
- Do only humans have souls, or do animals possess them to?
- I tried astral projection in a flotation tank and all I got was a text message.
- Joining the revolution against aging and death.
- Image(s) of the Day: 2016 Astronomy Photographer of the Year.
Thanks Kat and Chris.
Quote of the Day:
Who wants to live forever,
Who dares to love forever,
When love must die.
“For an eternal moment he was still all things at once: the bird, the fish, the rodent, the reptile, and man.”
- A planet is born.
- My god, it’s full of billions of stars.
- Painting with mummies.
- AI straightens blurred lines.
- 'Unprecedented' marine extinction, courtesy of humankind.
- The Atlantic’s first marine national monument created by Obama.
- Atoms under the microscope.
- Which came first…The snake or the rattle?
- Will ancient remedies replace modern meds?
- Are you a hyper-sleeper? There are more hours in the day.
- The floating farms of the future?
- ’Supercute’ dinosaur unveiled.
- Looking into lignin.
- An ancient world without war?
- 6,000 year old indigo dye from Peru recalibrates ancient timeline.
- Lessons on how to raise a genius.
- Photos that helped create the United States' national parks .
- This week’s evidence of the looming robot uprising… Balancing ‘bots.
With thanks to Kat!
Quote of the Day:
“Genius is play, and man's capacity for achieving genius is infinite, and many may achieve genius only through play.”