News Briefs 07-08-07

12 Monkeys featured today…

  • Timebomb diseases that scientists are breeding in our labs.
  • The dream of time travel.
  • The Sudarium of Oviedo - better than the Turin Shroud?
  • The origin of tektites.
  • The downside of diversity.
  • The origins of Europeans: the teeth tell the tale.
  • Lightbulb: a kinetic sculpture.
  • Rutgers scientists debunk panspermia based on dirty snowball comet model.
  • 8 million year old bug is alive and growing.
  • Sightings of mysterious bird in San Antonio.
  • Scientists reveal secret of levitation.
  • The world’s most advanced bionic arm.
  • Has SETI been barking up the wrong tree?
  • Largest known planet befuddles scientists.
  • Alexander the Great’s gulf outpost uncovered.
  • Ancient ruler’s tomb, gold trove found in Bolivian pyramid.
  • Hardtalk: Richard Dawkins interviewed on Atheism and Religion.

Quote of the Day:

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

Oscar Wilde

Tuesday Roundup 07-08-2007

A strange assortment to get you through the week...


Radio 07-08-2007

Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.

Fate Radio: This week is an encore edition of The Hilly Rose Show featuring guest Mac Tonnies with an hour on Mars anomalies (Real Audio or mp3).

Coast to Coast AM: On Tuesday Dr. Raymond Moody will discuss his research into the near-death experience. Wednesday's guest is Dr. Walter L. Wagner, who discusses the possibility of small black holes being created by super colliders, his theory of the formation of the planet Earth, and a host of other fascinating topics. On Thursday demonologist John Zaffis and exorcist Andrew Calder will discuss the worldwide epidemic of demonic possession and the various cases they've investigated in the U.S.

More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website.

News Briefs 06-08-2007

I sure could use a Vulcan mind meld right about now.

Quote of the Day:

On a personal level, Freaking Out is a process whereby an individual casts off outmoded and restricting standards of thinking, dress, and social etiquette in order to express CREATIVELY his relationship to his immediate environment and the social structure as a whole.

Frank Zappa

Friedman on the Betty Hill 'Star Map'

I've added a guest article to the site, by ufologist Stanton Friedman (best known for his work on Roswell and the MJ-12 documents), titled "Proof in the Stars". The article gives a short overview of one the topics discussed in Stan's new book about the Betty and Barney Hill abduction, titled Captured!: The True Story of the World’s First Documented Alien Abduction, The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience (Amazon US and UK). The book is co-authored by Betty’s niece, Kathleen Marden, and as such draws on some primary documentation which many skeptics *and* believers have thus far ignored.

Weekend Roundup 03-08-2007

A few things to keep you busy over the weekend...


Digg the Grail

A quick note on a small change to the site - individual stories now have a 'Digg It' link towards the bottom (not on the front page, only when you view a story by clicking on the title, or commenting). Some people have suggested that some of our content would be ideal fodder, so I thought this would be a good way of making it easy for TDG readers who are also Digg members to link to stories here on TDG. If anyone wants to try it out (and check for any bugs), a good candidate might be the recent O'Hare UFO story, which has gotten some extra interest already via Alan Boyle's Cosmic Log (thanks Alan).

Nexus 14:05

The latest issue of Nexus magazine has been released, and as usual they have some free content on their website as tasters for the complete issue:

Full details of the new issue are available at the Nexus website.

News Briefs 03-08-2007

As Living Colour once sang, information overload...

  • The curse of Highway 35: Loren Coleman notes similarities between yesterday's bridge collapse and the Silver Bridge-Mothman mythos. Even Wired make note of it.
  • Minding the mind: how much of what you do is controlled by subliminal priming?
  • Original Star Trek series gets some digital enhancement. Maybe we'll see Mr Spock taken aboard a 'drone' sometime soon?
  • TV producer revives the controversy over the alien autopsy film.
  • Cassini probe to fly through plume on Saturnian Moon.
  • Martian Dust: evidence for water and life on the Red Planet?
  • Russian submarine plants flag under the North Pole. Brings new meaning to 'waving' the flag I guess.
  • Radical new view of the birth of civlisation suggests that it extended well beyond Mesopotamia.
  • When you've got money and power, anything is possible on the Giza plateau...even a private tour with the Big Z.
  • Underwater 8,000-year-old Stone Age site in Britain to be studied by scientists.
  • Archaeologists find Aztec Temple destroyed by Spanish invaders.
  • Odd skull boosts Human-Neanderthal sex theory. Hey, check the right neighbourhoods and you'll find abundant evidence that it's ongoing.
  • Orangutans use 'charades' to communicate.
  • Exorcism leaves autistic teenager seriously injured.
  • Underwater worm-like creature baffles scientists (video).
  • Pwnage news: Australian police given power to take DNA from offenders, regardless of the crime.
  • The trouble with transhumanists: a short review of the recent Transvision conference.
  • Is your printer polluting the air you breathe?
  • Brain electrodes awaken brain-injured man.
  • Electric fields have potential as cancer treatment.
  • First armed robots on patrol in Iraq. Dead or alive, you're coming with me...

Quote of the Day:

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but seeing with new eyes.

Marcel Proust

Reality Sandwich Meetup

The UK Reality Sandwich community are having a hook-up in a few days in London, with Daniel Pinchbeck stopping in, so if you're in the area this would be a cool get-together to attend with like-minded people:

Come meet the contributors, readers, and behind-the-scenesters of Reality Sandwich for a pint at the pub in London. It's a chance to get to know each other while discussing topics ranging from sustainability to shamanism, alternate realities to alternative energy, re-mixing media to re-imagining community. From the ecologically pragmatic to the wildly visionary, all are welcome to join Daniel Pinchbeck, Ken Jordan (who both happen to be over from New York on the same day) and RS's UK contingent for drinks, maybe some food, and a little dreaming. Monday, August 6, 6:00 pm, at the Yorkshire Grey Pub

Once again, I will dangle my toes in the ocean and dream of far-off lands.