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Warning: I write html like I drive a car. Greg is a very brave man to let me drive! Without further ado, put on your seatbelts, here’s my debut news.

  • Cryptologists declare it to be medieval gibberish. No, not Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”, but the Voynich Manuscript.

  • 50 ancient Minoan tombs uncovered.
  • Future traffic police may use radio wave blasts to knock out car electronics. Let’s hope they’re not robot-driven cars.
  • Of the 38 million people living with HIV, 14 million also have Tuberculosis. Of those with both HIV and TB, almost 70% live in Africa. Nelson Mandela calls for help.
  • A major cause of the spread of HIV is a lack of condoms in third-world countries. The solution to the problem is so simple, it’s frustrating.
  • A cd containing new songs by U2 was stolen. If you have it, please make me a copy… er, return it to Bono.
  • Odour-destroying lightbulbs.
  • Was there contact between the Ancient Chinese and the Olmecs? A great article, and the topic is a personal fave.
  • You can also see Dr Mike Xu’s evidence for Ancient Chinese in Central America.
  • An international archaeology film and video festival! Except it finishes today. I posted the link so we all know what we missed out on.
  • Another scientific study into the effects of television on kids. I wonder if they’ll ever do a similar study on TDG readers and excessive computer use.
  • Here’s a bizarre Japanese commercial that defies logic. Windows media player. All your base are belong to us.

Thanks Greg, Mr Mandela and Bono.

Quote of the Day:

You only see the tree by the light of the lamp. I wonder when you would ever see the lamp by the light of the tree.

G. K. Chesterton