No mention of four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire - but here's the news today anyhow (oh boy)...
- Robert E. Fulton dies aged 95 - considering he was there when King Tut's tomb was opened, motorcycled through 32 countries as he travelled around the world, and invented a flying car, we can assume he lived a full life.
- Bad blood flows between the Medici family as plans progress to exhume their illustrious ancestors.
- When trees go bad - scientists find evidence of chemicals leading to toxic ozone production.
- But you can always rely on those goody-two-shoes cabbages and sprouts, with their chemical which fights cancer.
- Zookeeper says Ohio 'lion tracks' are probably actually those of a dog.
- Mathematicians study strange prime number obsession of cicadas.
- The mystery of the underwater man-made islands of Orkney.
- Searching for other Earths.
- Nancy Reagan tells Bush Administration to support stem cell research. Just say yes.
- Researchers teleport information to multiple recipients.
- The fairy circles of Africa baffle scientists. Set up a few fairy traps, you're bound to bag one of the little blighters soon enough.
- Possibly the first photo of an extrasolar planet taken.
- Drug zaps fat cells...at least in those little obese mice anyhow.
- Delusional parasitosis. Not the sort of thing you want much to do with.
- Europe's space shuttle passes early test. Nice to see they've named a spacecraft after my little boy.
- Remains of famous ancient poet Petrarch are actually from two different people.
- Record number of entries for popular science book prize.
- Ghosthunters get shut out of UK historical site.
- US chemists take molecular robot for a stroll around the petri dish.
- Russian space agency chief backs plan for manned mission to Mars within a decade.
- As if the snakes, spiders, jellyfish and crocodiles aren't enough, researchers say Australia once had its fair share of large mammalian carnivores.
- Historic castle to go to highest bidder. Ghosts thrown in for free.
- The Milky Way gets another arm.
- A group of virgins and an evangelist from the US to tour the UK urging teenagers to remain celibate.
Quote of the Day:
Stoop not down into the darkly splendid World; wherein continually lieth a faithless depth, and Hades wrapped in clouds...stay not on the precipice with the dross of Matter, for there is a place for thy Image in a realm ever splendid