Eight Unbroken Codes

Anyone who’s read The Scar-Crow Men knows that codes play an important part in the story, as they did for real spies in the sixteenth century…and today.

New Scientist has a great article this week on eight codes that still remain unbroken, from the famous Voynich Manuscript to the CIA’s Kryptos monument to one of the final messages from the Zodiac serial killer.

Worth a read. You’ll have to sign up, for free, but you only get a window of a couple of days to check it out.

Quantum Experiment Shocks Scientists

New Scientist is reporting “experimental results emerging from the lab of a Nobel laureate which, if confirmed, would shake the foundations of several fields of science. ‘If the results are correct,’ says theoretical chemist Jeff Reimers of the University of Sydney, Australia, ‘these would be the most significant experiments performed in the past 90 years, demanding re-evaluation of the whole conceptual framework of modern chemistry.'”

Luc Montagnier, who picked up the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2008 for work establishing that HIV causes AIDS, says he has evidence that suggests a kind of quantum teleportation of DNA. It imprints on water, and can still be traced even through high levels of dilution.

In effect, the water stores the information.

Naturally, a great many scientists are outraged by the suggestion – even before they’ve seen the data.