Well, let's see - crop circles abound, Atlantis is found, numerous UFOs are sited, dead aliens discovered, the Bilderbergs are meeting in secret, and 'Aussie Bloke' says that the world ends this week. Otherwise, things are pretty humdrum .......
- Ronald Reagan dies at 93 of pneumonia, after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for a decade.
- A scientist says that satellite photographs may show the remains of the lost city of Atlantis.
- A meteorite the size of Mt. Everest plummeted into the Earth with such force nearly 2-billion years ago that it caused part of the Earth's crust to flip inside-out.
- Ancient map shows an egg-shaped England
- There have been some exciting finds beneath the sea at Alexandria lately, including one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
- Egypt is about to begin the five-year task of cataloguing and restoring some 90,000 Pharaonic and other artifacts which have lain almost forgotten for decades since they were dug from ancient ruins. Good idea - artifacts seem to be walking out the door.
- The digging this season has been especially good at remote Maya ruins in the jungles of Guatemala.
- Continents played a key role in the collapse and regeneration of Earth's early greenhouse.
- Modern-day Vikings retrace the sailing trip through the Caucasus.
- Magic makers are angry as Houdini's spell is broken.
- British ducks quack with distinct regional accents. Cheerio, ducks.
- The subject of conspiracy theories, the Bilderberg group, marks its 50th anniversary amid secrecy and rumor.
- The real Dr. Gartrell comes forward. This only makes sense if you've been following the "Aussie Bloke'.
- The second pictogram (crop circle) for 2004 in Poland was discovered amid an onion crop on Sunday, May 23, 2004.
- A bizarre horse mutilation occurred in Northwestern Missouri.
- A triangular craft was video-taped flying over the top of a helicopter. With video.
- A UFO was caught on film flying around a passenger jet airliner.
- The CIA and KGB were fighting for an alien's dead body.
- Bluish milk is diluted with chalk, and 19-other food myths.
- Arctic cores offer climate clues.
- Cloned sheep go berserk! Alan Boyle has a plot summary of 'deliciously bad' movies that use shaky-science as a plot basis. The contest was inspired by the king of junk science movies, The Day After Tomorrow.
- This Massachusetts community works with solar power.
- Indonesian authorities began evacuating villagers from the slopes of Mount Awu, an active volcano in northern Indonesia.
- Forget global warming. Beginning or ending abruptly every alternately 11,500 years, ice ages occur on a dependable, predictable, naturally recurring cycle. The next ice age could begin any day. Not by Fire but by Ice is available from Amazon US and UK.
- TV's Buffy The Vampire Slayer is being discussed in groves of academe as the New American Buddhism.
- Scientists find a new type of gene in junk DNA. That doesn't sound like junk, does it?
- The first quantum cryptography network is unveiled.
- Once written-as a cognitive dead end in the primate family tree, lemurs may hold the keys to primate intellect evolution.
- Britain fights for the giant squid.
- NASA will risk sending Opportunity into a crater.
- The planet Venus is set to make a very rare passage across the face of the Sun. People interested the transit of Venus across the sun have been warned that looking directly at the sun could leave them blind.
- The public helps keep hope alive for Hubble.
Quote of the Day:
In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think, how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. And yet, I ask is not an alien force already among us. There are only a handful of people who know the truth about this.
President Ronald Reagan
to a full session of the United Nations
September 21, 1987.