Xmas madness. As such, it's a short news for a short day (or night, depending on whether you live north or south of the equator)...
- Was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle complicit in the murder of Harry Houdini?
- What were the Top Ten Bigfoot stories for 2006? Let Loren Coleman tell you.
- Two-headed reptile fossil found.
- Virgin birth for giant lizards. Does this support a David Icke theory that Jesus was a lizard?
- Japanese man saves himself by going into hibernation.
- Who were the most inspiring people of 2006?
- British government paper considers robot emancipation. What's the good of robots if they don't do all the work?
- Practice does not make perfect. Any reader of my TDG news briefs for the past 8 years would know that...
- High IQ link to becoming vegetarian.
- Solstice celebrations seek renewed light.
- Mercury's magnetism mystery solved.
- Astronomers thought they saw Santa's sleigh the other day. Then they realised it was a JAXA H-IIA rocket carrying one of the largest geostationary satellites in the world. No word if the rocket was being pulled by a red-nosed reindeer.
- And what has to be the most beautifully poetic headline of the year: "Moths drink the tears of sleeping birds."
Quote of the Day:
We think our civilization near its meridian, but we are yet only at the cock-crowing and the morning star. In our barbarous society the influence of character is in its infancy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson