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Do you remember what you were doing 35 years ago? I bet Neil Armstrong does.

  • Could this be the decade of the Moon? Didn’t we do this already? Did Peggy Sue get married?
  • Astronomers redate the very first marathon, based on phases of the Moon – and solve the mystery of why the very first marathon runner collapsed and died afterwards.
  • Forget about that lost Beagle, NASA now plans on sending a mole to Mars.
  • And NASA also announces the two latest proposals for their “New Frontiers” program.
  • Is Spirit starting to fade? Mars rover being driven backwards due to a problematic front wheel.
  • Rovers find that surface water existed on Mars for eons.
  • Asteroid fragments on a fast collision course with Earth.
  • Satellite sees sprites, jets and elves in the upper atmosphere.
  • Amish clue helps scientists find genetic basis for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • Researchers create super-conducting nano-cables.
  • Niacin found to be a potent brain protector against cognitive decline.
  • Health alert: don’t swat mosquitos, just flick them away.
  • Nigerian mobile phone use drops as rumours of a killer call spread like wildfire. We need a few of those rumours ourselves I think.
  • Japan seeks commercial whaling okay, to kill 3,000 Antarctic minkes. Free advice to the Japanese: just accuse the whales of having WMD, should work a treat.
  • Good mothers stop monkeys going bad. Such a shame when a good monkey boy goes off the rails…
  • Graham Hancock fans take note: Pre-Harappan bricks found in the Gulf of Cambay.
  • Lessons from The DaVinci Code. Write a novel based on alternative history books?
  • Roslyn Chapel’s Apprentice Pillar to be subject of thriller play.
  • Man remembers 1949 UFO sighting.
  • Mysterious crop damage featured on Linda Moulton Howe’s Earth Files website.
  • Mystery creature lurks in Baltimore County (with pics and video).
  • The ‘drums’ of Seneca Lake are just big methane burps. Pity the unwitting fisherman who lights a cigarette at the wrong time.
  • Students use ancient system of Vedic Maths to solve the big equations.

Quote of the Day:

If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.

Emerson Pugh