I would like to wish every TDG reader a happy Samhain this coming weekend. Here is todays news...
- A new theory will attempt to persuade Shakespeare scholars that the playwright was a member of a religious or spiritual order which can best be compared to the philosophy of Sufism.
- Why life seems to speed up as you get older.
- Sir Richard Branson has said one of the next projects he wants to undertake is building a Virgin hotel in space.
- A team of archeologists has uncovered the burial of a witch in Crimea.
- Biological weapons pose biggest threat to world, scientists warn.
- It seems wrong, but scientists and bookies agree that global warming means more snow in Britain.
- A top NASA expert has criticised the Bush administration for it's approach on global warming.
- Gardener finds rare Roman magical charm.
- Chinese historians find pictorial evidence for science and technology of up to 1,600 years ago in Chinese cave art.
- A mysterious object that came from the sky and hit in Oklahoma turns out to belong to NASA.
- Why time flows in only one direction.
- The halo around a lonely and far off galaxy raises questions about dark matter.
- A new study suggests Native Americans and their lands are disproportionately exposed to hazards posed by the U.S. military's explosive and toxic munitions.
- The Bush campaign block their website to surfers outside the U.S.
- A biotech cat which won't trigger allergies will cost you $3,500.
- Scientists still arguing over whether the dinosaurs went with a bang or with a whimper.
- Hobbit discoverers hope to find other tiny hominids on nearby islands.
- A new analysis purports to prove that Oswald was indeed a lone gunman.
- He "called everybody 'brother', liked Gospel, and couldn't get a fair trial", of course Jesus was black.
- Geopolitics: Hi-tech call to arms threatens military alliances.
- Every single elm tree in Britain may be the results of Roman cloning 2,000 years ago.
- New York's subway is 100 this week, but decades before, there was a secret train under Broadway.
- A supernova 3 million years ago may have kick-started human evolution.
- Astronomers have found what they believe to be the surviving companion star to a 1572 supernova.
- An excellent TV special for Hallow'een looks at the evidence surrounding the Salem Witch Trials and concludes that fungus poisoning was responsible.
Quote of the Day:
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened.