Posted in Derren Brown News

Posted by Derren Brown News May 29, 2009 at 10:14 am

The links you send to us that we want to post but just don’t have room to:

This week neuroscientists are looking at how memories form by using brain scans to read them and also finding people who never forget faces.  Mockingbirds are also remembering faces and attacking Canadian airports while Rooks are revealing remarkable tool use and other bird genetics are teaching us about the aging process.

Snails are slowing down while short people are thinking faster by waving their tiny arms about, but are just as susceptible to scams.

The atheist bus is trying to drive into Indiana and has ended up in a court battle, as has the Church of Scientology in France, a Wisconsin mother who prayed for her child instead of seeking medical assistance and several alleged devil worshippers in Iran.

Finally, Derren announced his favourite submissions to the Acts of kindness competition, and a winner shall be announced soon.

Thanks to all of you who submit articles – send your submissions to us here.

May 29, 2009 at 10:24 am
tash says:

yay 4 news blast. Can’t wait to hear the winner of the competiton. X

May 29, 2009 at 10:36 am
Julie says:

I love Slinkachu’s work :-D. ‘There not pets, Susan’ never fails to make me laugh. Just sayoing it raises a smile. *Sigh*, little things…


May 29, 2009 at 10:37 am
Julie says:

May 29, 2009 at 10:42 am
Julie says:

Oh dear, terrible spelling mistake! Sorry. Obviously I meant

‘THEY’RE not pets Susan.’

*Hangs head in shame*


May 29, 2009 at 9:41 pm
Ms G says:

Swifts and telomores. Seems to me that the ageing factors will remain the same .. even if you’d keep the telomeres longer … if you could do that, that is.
So why not check them right now in humans? What’s the problem?
Not that I am interested in knowing how old I would get living the way I live right now .. I might be hit by a car anyway tomorrow .. solong telomere length ..

Healthy ageing … we all observe ageing .. in ourselves .. the older we get, the more upclose, the more we feel it, so not only see it happening.
We can’t stop our self. Is that our self? That drives us into ageing … without the thoughts we humans seem to have lots of animals go through the same phases in life … it seems as if we had and have no choice .. our space will become more and more limited … the plant dies .. and we will go … Questionmark. Who are we?
Plainly awareness? Energy ? Chicken or egg …

Sleep .. another ‘le petit mort’ …