Congratulations to President George W. Bush on reelection. All those wishing to leave, please find the nearest exit.
- A Chinese fish fossil tells a tale of evolution.
- America’s first immigrants shared the land with mammoths, giant sloths and saber-toothed cats.
- It’s not often you find the grave of a god so one shares the experience.
- Two dozen countries in the world are experiencing a shortgevity crisis.
- Researchers make an annual pilgrimage to Twinsburg, Ohio, to study the world’s largest annual gathering of twins.
- California researchers have pinpointed a molecule responsible for nicotine addiction. Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em. How about a smoke-free cigarette?
- Valerian was first epilepsy drug.
- A method to stretch the flu vaccine five times further has been revealed.
- Lab-grown sperm fathers baby mice.
- NJIT’s smart gun moves closer to completion with $1.1 million grant.
- Man tried to convert lions to Christianity. Lions remain unrepentant.
- Male fish are producing eggs in the Potomac River.
- Alaska’s lone elephant will stay put.
- Human activity causes 10-times more erosion of continental surfaces than all natural processes combined.
- Swedish scientists discovered a fascinating connection between one’s memory and teeth.
- As if there weren’t enough of them in the world already, scientists have succeeded in cloning flies.
- Genetically engineered hot mice that lose weight when they eat more have been created by Australian researchers. Good on them.
- An eco-friendly disc stores data on corn. Yes, corn.
- A spectacular volcanic eruption under an Iceland glacier has forced airlines to divert flights. The Bbc has the best pics I could find.
- Robots learn ‘robotiquette’ rules.
- Weather heats-up under wind farms proving, once again, that no energy source is ‘free’.
- Scientists in Japan have made the first device that can convert solar energy into electricity and then store the resulting electric charge.
- The largest field of impact craters on Earth has been uncovered. Guess where. Aw, go on – guess.
- New astronomical results refine the geological time scale.
- Osama bin Laden belts out a rendition of Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York in a children’s pantomime.
- The U.S. presidential race took the wind from the sails of a whole host of beloved election superstitions.
- Thousands of people have been thronging to a Catholic Church in Ghana where they claim the image of Jesus Christ has appeared on a wall.
- Gen. Wesley Clark – Has he been briefed about UFOs?
- The star-like objects seen from a watchtower in Hooper, Colorado, may not be of this world.
- Is Dugway’s expansion an alien concept?
- The myths and folklore of vampires.
- The U.S. Air Force takes a look at teleportation.
- Scientists lift the veil on Beagle 3. They figured-out the air bag trick the hard way.
- A spacecraft intended to blast a hole into a comet so scientists can see what lies beneath is being prepared for launch at the end of the year.
- Hubble spots triple eclipse on Jupiter. Great pic.
- A hunt for shadowy Kuiper belt objects is all set.
- Astronomers untangle black hole radiation.
- The mystery of magnetic stars is solved.
Quote of the Day:
It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb.