I’m aware that this appears as the Return of Rich, but it isn’t. I’ve received a great amount of help with this post. Enjoy, and have a great weekend.
- 70-million years ago, Lucky took a hit to prove that Tyrannosaurus Rex was a hunter rather than a scavenger.
- The rapid climate-change theory takes a hit. The last ice age began with gradual cooling rather than a dramatic climate crash.
- Divers discover what appears to be one of the oldest human skeletons in Mexico.
- The first Americans may have been Australian aborigines, but artifacts suggest a Chinese influence.
- Who’s a Celt? Celtic nations like Ireland and Scotland have more in common with the Portuguese and Spanish than with people from ancient Alpine Europe. DNA’s amazing stuff, isn’t it.
- A WalMart discount store rising a half-mile from the Pyramid of the Sun of Teotihuacan has touched off a fight.
- Clean air technology has ancient roots.
- Thales, Anaximander, Leucippus, and more: those great Greek geeks who invented science through observation, experimentation and theory.
- Irish scientists have isolated a bacterium that can convert a toxic waste product into plastic.
- Molecular biologists uproot the Tree of Life perspective of ancient ancestry. Native Americans’ and The Lion King’s take on life vindicated – it’s a circle, not a tree.
- Deputies say a man in Pensacola, Florida, who was trying to shoot seven puppies was shot by one of the dogs. Holster that hardware puppy, we just want to talk.
- British scientists are developing a smelly robot that will generate its own power by eating flies. SkyNet notified.
- Plants have become the silent witnesses to crime.
- Why bloodletting may have actually worked. Bring me a leech.
- Sandia experiments may reduce the possibility of future water wars.
- The European Union has approved a genetically-modified seed for planting.
- Brain scans show hypnosis at work. Now cluck like a chicken.
- There seems to be a dream-specific region in the brain. Something about this article reminds me of the story of Pandora’s box.
- Wave at Big Brother. The City of Chicago plans to monitor you with a vast security network.
- It’s time for Muslims to stand up for the once-noble, nearly lost traditions of their faith and condemn what Arab and Chechen terrorists and blasphemers did in the Russian town of Beslan.
- Potential employers have gotten much better at mining your past. There are no secrets.
- 20% of Germans want the Wall back. That means 80% don’t.
- France, Russia and China supplied Saddam Hussein with missiles, arms, defense technology and spare parts before — and after — the start of the Iraq war, an explosive new book claims. Amazon US and UK.
- A paranormal researcher says people should expect more terrorist attacks that mimic Sept. 11. The Copycat Effect is available from Amazon US and UK.
- Europe is failing to clean up its air. Talk is cheap.
- Much to the chagrin of global warming proponents, CO2 is not polluting the atmosphere at the rate that we generate it. So, where does the CO2 go?
- Methane ice on the seafloor may hold a big tsunami risk as well as a great energy potential. What could go wrong?
- A Welsh inventor has a rooftop plan to harness wind power without the need for hideous turbines.
- British researchers want you to burn flower power in your vehicle.
- The demand for gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles is exceeding the supply. Fad?
- How shall we explain the increased Atlantic hurricane activity – global warming or cyclical?
- Hurricane Ivan the Terrible has killed several people in Granada and has Jamaica and Cuba in his sites. You guessed it – they’re evacuating Florida, again. Here’s the projected path and the track.
- The Earth’s magnetic field is fading. Is that a ‘so what’?
- Linda Moulton Howe has an update on the Ohio corn pictogram – Were there balls of light?
- You sound skeptical; don’t you believe that jinn exist?
- Sweden’s Great Lake Monster will soon be fair game for hunters and curio seekers, as its protected status is about to be lifted. Trophy time!
- A peculiar beastie, a mini Loch Ness Monster, has washed-up on the shore of Whitehaven (UK).
- Aliens saved a family from collision to protect a pregnant woman.
- Alleged witchcraft forces closure of a school.
- There’s a quest to shed light on the secrets of Rosslyn Chapel, if any.
- Genesis scientists try to salvage solar dust.
- The White House plans to share earth data with other nations. Oh no, they’ll see the Big Board!
- Was there life or just water on Mars? Gas may yield clue to life on Mars.
- NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has set its infrared sight on a major galactic collision and witnessed not death, but a teeming nest of ‘life’.
- UK scientists using the Cassini probe find a new ring and one, possibly two, new objects orbiting Saturn.
- Ground control to MIT: Shoot for the moon, then get us to Mars, ASAP.
Thanks X_O, Marlin, and Kat.
Quote of the Day:
Methinks we are flagellating a deceased equine quadruped here.
The Daily Grail
in reference to Zahi Hawass’ rejection of the theories
of two French Egyptologists.