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Does the internet have a pause button? I’d find that quite handy at times…

  • Ah the glamour of archaeology, sifting through the mud at the bottom of the Hudson River.
  • Across the Middle East, the quest for sacred artifacts and for the lessons they can teach us is taking on new urgency.
  • Was Genghis Khan’s pen mightier than his sword? That would be a hell of a pen.
  • The 1400-tonne time bomb that lies at the bottom of the Thames could blow at any time.
  • Stem cell discovery may help diabetics.
  • US scientists genetically engineer mice with twice the endurance capability of normal mice. Say bye-bye to the Olympics folks.
  • Researchers find that fruit flies have sex longer when their body clock is impaired. The world is in turmoil, and science is improving the sex life of fruit flies.
  • We all might be capable of enjoying the pleasure of synesthesia. Shh, can you smell something?
  • Electric shock treatment revives coral reef.
  • God’s fragrance descends upon Church two weeks after the prophetic proclamation “When you experience my fragrance, know that my glory is not far behind.” Try that line out next time you break wind in an elevator.
  • Better the devil you know in Rennes-le-Chateau.
  • Pope condemns human cloning and arrogance of man. Not sure if he means one man in particular, or all of us in general.
  • Canadian film company releases full-length documentary about Aztec UFO crash.
  • Noah’s Ark discovered?
  • Lightning bolt kills 31 Danish cows.
  • It’s raining fish, hallelujah it’s raining fish.
  • Dowsing: is it science or mysticism?
  • Randi rants about Roswell, Radin and reader queries. Damn, last week was alliteration week here at TDG, what a waste.
  • Hot meteorite found in backyard. Alternatively, it could be a cooked mushroom or fresh dog droppings. No wonder the guy picked it up with a paper towel…
  • Raelians hold public lecture to share their message, and insist they are not ‘nuts’.
  • For some strange reason, scientists are unconvinced by the Tunguska UFO story.
  • Mars Odyssey mission gets a new lease on life.
  • Asteroid shaves past the Earth in the nearest miss so far recorded.
  • Exploded star detailed in new Chandra X-ray image.
  • Scientists puzzled by remnants of 1994 Jupiter comet collision.
  • In the loneliness of space, astronauts may one day count on the company of Robonaut. At least it doesn’t have one of those funny round mouths.
  • New Moon Rising (Amazon US and UK) details the behind the scenes recent history of NASA, from the Columbia explosion to the release of the Presidential Commission’s report on “Moon, Mars and Beyond”.
  • Human hibernation being investigated by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Quote of the Day:

The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.

Mahatma Gandhi