A Surprising Slurp

On an early September morning in 1995, an unusual discovery was made at a Hindu temple in south New Delhi. As a worshiper brought a spoonful of milk to the trunk of Ganesha, the milk disappeared! It appeared that the statue of the elephant-headed deity had drank the offering from the spoon. Instantly it was considered a sort of […]

Early Experiments with LSD

In its early days, LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) was exclusive to labs. In fact, many of the early experiments were by doctors themselves, not patients. It wasn’t until 1966 that LSD became illegal in California (23 years after its psychedelic properties had been discovered), so there were many years of research before then. Now there […]

Superconducting Super Loss

In the late ’70s, a supercollider was proposed to be built in Texas. At 54.1 miles around, it would be the largest ever built; beating the LHC by 37.1 miles! Unfortunately, the project failed due to budget concerns (rising from $4.4 billion in 1987 to $12 billion in 1993), so we will never see what could have been… but […]

Newton and Alchemy

Listen to this article: Many people know Isaac Newton to be a mathematician, astronomer, and physicist. More still know Isaac Newton to have theorized about gravity, but rarely discussed is his interest in alchemy. The world was still being explored and things like alchemy were a way of discovering more.

Sharing a “Galactic Journey”

Listen to this article:   Unfortunately, life has gotten the better of me and I wan not able to write a new article for today. But this does present an opportunity to finally share something odd I’ve discovered: Galactic Journey. It appears to be transmissions from 55 years ago, only appearing today. It almost seems like […]

Stink of ‘Sparagrass’

Listen to this article: Sparagrass eaten to excess sharpens the humours, and heat a little; and therefore persons of a bilious constitution ought to use them moderately: They cause a filthy and disagreeable smell in the urine, as every body knows. -Louis Lémery, 1704 Although it appears to be a widely known fact that asparagus […]