Happy Birthday Scott!
- John Dee’s crystal ball stolen from London museum. Mir pizin babalond…
- Blind man able to recognise facial expressions, hinting at unknown brain processes.
- Atheist concludes that there really is a god. “Don’t I feel red-faced.”
- Britains worship over 170 different faiths. Jedi Knight moves up to number 5. Either there’s lots of heathens going to hell, or we should recognise the deeper truth in those figures.
- UFO passes over China, explodes in suburbs. Perhaps they figured their trip in metric rather than imperial.
- Aliens or an advanced defence project spotted near Glastonbury Tor?
- Scottish UFO hotspot to team up with Roswell, New Mexico?
- India successfully uses remote viewing techniques for intelligence-gathering.
- Right back at ya: CIA’s remote viewers searched for WMD in Iraq. Apparently.
- Historic documents reveal monster fears.
- Delta IV Heavy Lifter rocket prepares for maiden launch. That’s some big machinery right there.
- Former NASA chief applies to Louisiana State University.
- Looks like those sneaky British stole the discovery of Neptune from the French.
- Life-swapping scenarios for Mars and Earth. Perhaps they need to be chaperoned…
- Scientists lose free access to data from OrbView satellite.
- JIMO mission could be pre-empted by earlier fission-powered craft.
- Riding in magnetic bubbles, the secret to safe spaceflight?
- Move over Flea – who’s got the phattest bass lines? The Sun.
- New language circuit discovered in humans. Implication that brain is a computer is misleading, methinks.
- Stressful deadlines boost heart attack risk. Yet another good reason to quit your job and go for a sit in the sunlight. Shame about that money thing.
- Toyota develops the wearable car.
- Dubai to be home to next “world’s tallest building.” At 800 metres, how long will it be before people can join the kilometre-high club without being on a plane?
- Cicadas, global warming and hobbits occupy the top three positions on National Geographic’s Top Ten News Stories for 2004.
- Recreating the past, with computer modelling. Try that one on the Sphinx again will ya…
- The Big Z spreads the news about the Bahariya excavation. I hope that man’s publicist is well-reimbursed.
- Meanwhile, three ranking archaeologists are to stand trial for antiquities smuggling.
- Was Gujurat an equal to the legendary Harrapan civilisation?
- Meltdown blamed for the big freeze of the last Ice Age.
- Dead Sea discovery reveals curse on Israeli leaders.
- Snapping ghosts at the Confederate Memorial Building.
- Kite-flying – a dangerous past-time.
- Brain parasite explains mystery death of city official?
- The con-men are everywhere….who’s got your back? Randi has.
- Ghostbusters called in to solve phantom bum-pinchings at local pub. Hmm, digital imaging of areas of manifestation, searches for ectoplasm…this could get damn messy!
Quote of the Day:
If I were trying to terminate the operations of a witch coven, I’d probably seize everything in sight. How would I tell the ordinary household brooms from the getaway vehicles?
John Perry Barlow