Mmm synthetic lifeforms have been created at last! well kind of. New Scientist has the full story and the nice pic.
There's an interesting bit about the perceptual reality of dream states on Mindhacks.
And here's another bit on Science Daily about a theory explaining reports of ball lightning as being mis-perceptions caused by magnetic field/noggin interactions. Made me think of Persinger's work and his hallucination helmet.
Finally BoingBoing have a post linking to a brilliant study guide for Cognitive Biases.