Unidentified Flying Humanoids, vampires and exorcisms, time travel and worldwide conspiracies. Just a normal day for your intrepid TDG news team. The truth may be in here - somewhere.
- Was an Unidentified Flying Humanoid filmed above Santa Monica in November of last year?
- A pair of NASA scientists told a group of space officials Sunday that they have found strong evidence that life may exist today on Mars.
- The late Carl Sagan discusses arcane aspects of time travel from how you define time to what it might look like inside a wormhole.
- Malarial drugs given to US troops can cause hallucinations, psychotic behaviour, paranoia and other mental effects. I'm sure the troops in Iraq don't need "The Kane Madness" on top of everything else.
- The latest edition of New Scientist (Issue 2487, Feb 19th) is now available at their website. It focuses on India, the next knowledge superpower.
- Some 60 miles east of Los Angeles one finds the Integratron, a 38-foot high, 50-foot diameter, non-metallic structure designed by the engineer George Van Tassel as a rejuvenation and time machine.
- Was a Portuguese sailor the first ‘real-life’ vampire in American history? Did the President of the United States intervene to save him from the gallows?
- And bang up to date from Canada - Teenage vampires, blood-sucking lust, and an alleged murder plot.
- Russia has lost one of it's most advanced spy satellites after it came down to Earth in the middle of snowy Siberia.
- The Pentagon's space-war chief tells satellite operators to assume they are under attack if an orbiter goes wonky - and the US will consider any attack an act of war. From whom?
- The most interesting airplanes are the ones that never got built. Some of these were schemes that were too visionary, some are found in fiction, and some were practical aircraft that lost out somewhere between blue sky and finished prototype.
- The BBC science programme "Horizon" tries to replicate the "star in a jar" results of experiments in sonic fusion.
- The Vatican university is launching a new course for exorcists - Roman Catholic priests who cast out evil spirits from the possessed.
- Two skulls originally found in 1967 have been shown to be about 195,000 years old, making them the oldest modern human remains known to science.
- A team of experts expects to announce in March whether the latest test results on the mummified body of Tutankhamun will provide evidence for the theory that the boy pharaoh was murdered.
- Mammoth and camel bones, along with possible stone tools, unearthed in Kansas may push back the dating for human occupation of America by 1,300 years.
- Some 5,300 years after his violent death, a Alpine iceman reveals his secrets to a global team of scientists.
- The ancient stadium revealed - a new book documents the wide reach and use of athletic venues in the ancient Greek world.
- Can people be possessed by evil spirits? British TV seems to think so, and next week plans to broadcast "as live" the exorcism of a young man who says he is possessed by evil.
- Scouring the internet is the way to woo. It may not sound as romantic as wooing with candlelight and champagne but it could be much more effective.
- British scientists have confirmed once again that mathematics has a special place in the human brain. I can confirm I must be brain-damaged.
- A civilian nuclear fuels reprocessing plant in northwest England cannot account for some 30 kilograms (66 pounds) of plutonium, enough for seven or eight nuclear bombs.
- The Mexican government said on Tuesday that 75 percent fewer Monarch butterflies have appeared at wintering grounds.
- Bilderberg's secret agenda 2005 - Europe's leaders are only pretending in their 'opposition' to the US.
- Destroying the Earth is harder than you may have been led to believe - but here are some ideas. I bet TDGers can come up with some more.
Thanks to Shadows for links.
Quote of the Day:
The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
W Somerset Maugham