I don’t know why I’ve posted numerous political links in todays news briefs, because I loathe politics. Perhaps Jameske and Cernig have perfected their Mind Control machine. This TDG gig is messing with my head, man!
- NIDS (National Institute for Discovery Science) is now inactive. “We have not had the need to do any major investigative work for well over 2½ years,” they say. Have these people been living in a cave? They should read TDG more often.
- Professor professes to answering whether Occult Ether Physics really exists — pioneered by Nikola Tesla.
- China gets tough on internet porn, jailing four people. Personally I don’t like porn, but China’s extreme censorship worries me.
- Check out the Broadway puppet show, Avenue Q and sing along to their song, “The Internet is for Porn”.
- London’s Horniman Museum has trouble sending emails due to smut filtering software.
- Scientists are developing better drugs to combat HIV and AIDS. “Our generation has its own defining struggle and it is the fight against AIDS. We have the brains. We have the cash. Do we have the will?” asks Bono.
- Researchers may be on the verge of discovering a “Gay” gene.
- Report declares Jeb Bush ignored advice to throw out a flawed felon voter list. Gee, I wonder why he wants to keep it?
- US scientists say Gulf War Syndrome does exist.
- UK academy condemns Bush’s bid to ban cloning.
- India and China look to GM technology to feed their ever-increasing populations.
- Environmentalist groups step up their campaign against deep-sea trawling. I agree, Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay is still recovering from decades of abuse.
- Implantable microchips beam back important medical information. I can see equal pros and cons for this technology, and I’m undecided.
- A giant virus qualifies as a living organism.
- Mathematical Psychologist (yes, that is a real profession!) devises a method to determine when people are telling the truth or not. Get this man to Washington DC (or Canberra) now!
- A satellite crushes a house in China. Donnie Darko or Northern Exposure, anyone?
- South Korea seeks two astronauts for its Russian-assisted space program.
- Afghanistan’s archaeology on the road to recovery. That’s good news.
- From the same news site, I found this great story about Lebanon’s disappearing tradition of storytelling. It’s a fate being experienced globally, I’m afraid, as the Da Vinci Codes and Harry Potters take over.
- Plans are underway to relocate the Temple of Khnum at Esna. Does anyone have free garage space?
- Mexican artists and writers lead campaign to stop the construction of a Wal-mart at Teotihuacan. I’ll add my name to their petition.
- The statue of Michelangelo is missing a back muscle. Could there be something hidden in the hollow space detected between the spine and the right shoulder blade? Dan Brown is furiously writing a novel about it right now.
- The discovery of Bronze-Age ruins put a stop to the construction of a new building. If only the building was a Wal-mart.
- Recent hurricanes in Florida unearthed archaeological treasures. The Bimini Road is not mentioned.
- People living in southern Germany during Roman times (circa. 200BC) may have witnessed a comet impact 5000 times more powerful than an A-Bomb.
- An article about archaeology students sifting through an underground railway site has some thought-provoking quotes. “That’s what archaeology is all about,” [Professor] Hedstrom said. “It asks more questions than it answers.” Ah, words of wisdom. If only more archaeological experts would think like that.
- Venomous snails that shoot lightning. So this is what inspired H. R. Giger’s alien …
- William Gibson is blogging again. Hooruh!
Quote of the Day:
In dreams we pass into the deeper and more universal truth.