Professor of creative writing at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Marjorie Sandor, will talk about her latest work compiling stories from the deeply unsettling to the possibly supernatural and why we love tales that delve into our increasingly unstable sense of self, home, and planet. In the first hour, bestselling author and global authority on the economic and political impact of life sciences, Juan Enriquez, will discuss how man is now the primary driver of change and how we will directly and indirectly determine what lives and what dies as well as where and when.
A small ancient Egyptian statue at the Manchester Museum in England has been slowly moving on its accord. Curator Campbell Price recorded the statue using time-lapse video and discovered that it rotated counter-clockwise during daylight hours. Physicist Brian Cox has speculated that the statue's movement may be caused by the vibration of museum visitors' footsteps. Further details at LiveScience.