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Sorry for the delay. I have no cats in my chimney, nor am I moving, but I did not have electricity for four hours while the thunderstorms rolled across north Texas. Conspiracy, synchronicity, offending the gods, bad luck?

  • An intriguing theory now permeating oil company research staffs suggests that crude oil may actually be a natural inorganic product, not resulting from dead dinosaurs or other organic degradation. Mark my word, folks, this could change the world.
  • Not only is the universe wider than we thought, it also looks like the Eiffel Tower topped with a never-ending spire. Will you be surprised when we discover a restaurant at the very top?
  • Engineers are working on a quieter sky by developing silent aircraft.
  • Puzzling ancient Greeks by apparently sweating blood was always a favorite hippopotamus pastime, but now we know it’s just sunblock.
  • Tiny genetic changes between chimpanzee and human DNA are helping to explain how people and apes can be so close, yet so far apart.
  • The first use of genetic testing to study dolphin social behavior shows males are not the homebodies that researchers once thought.
  • A giant mushroom baffles the experts. I like them baffled.
  • Weeping Marys in southwest Brisbane have inspired a statue-buying frenzy.
  • Two inventors have come up with a simple technique for harvesting energy from waste heat.
  • DNA analysis of Bronze Age bones will answer an ancient question.
  • Biophysicist W. C. Levengood’s Crop Circle Reports are available for first time on the Internet. Somehow, those two drunks Doug and Dave microwaved the wheat stems while making the crop formations, I suppose.
  • Scientists explain that the scenarios depicted in the movie Day After Tomorrow are not possible. Why didn’t scientists have to explain that Godzilla was fiction when he destroyed New York and Tokyo?
  • Tiny bacteria, perhaps millions of years old, have been retrieved from a glacial deep freeze. Man, I hope these guys are being careful.
  • Humans resemble molecules?
  • A bears’ hibernation may hold the key to longer space travel. I’ve always thought that bears knew more than they were letting on.
  • First, the movie, now scientists prepare to turn fiction into fact with the first full-face transplant.
  • Scientists look at the moon to shed light on Earth’s climate.
  • Scientists have discovered more than 100 species of bacteria living in a toxic, radioactive environment that most would have thought inhospitable to all forms of life. Bacteria are tough, man.
  • The Earth may be brightening up. Yeah, last week they told us it was getting darker.
  • The Big Bang Theory is busted by 33-top scientists.
  • California’s Mojave Desert will become the home of a new spaceport.
  • Venus is about to begin a trek across the face of the Sun.
  • One of the Mars rovers will begin a deep sleep mode. Sweet dreams, Opportunity.
  • The raw ingredients for life have been detected in planetary construction zones.
  • NASA’s Spitzer telescope finds evidence for a young planet around a distant star that may be less than one-million years old.
  • The new Vision for Space Exploration calls for first stops on the Moon and Mars, continuing on to go where no whatever has gone before.

Thanks Marlin.

Quote of the Day:

Now, my suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose… I suspect that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of, in any philosophy.

J.B.S. Haldane