Why is it my caffeine intake always seems to peak on a Tuesday? Anyhow, here’s the news…
- Excitement grows over claimed photographs of a Tasmanian Tiger (a Thylacine to you geeks out there), as even the Tasmanian Premier weighs in on the matter. More here and here.
- Peruvian archaeologists uncover ancient Earth drawings older than the Nazca Lines.
- Electronic engineers working on cloaking device. And you thought mobile phones with cameras were a tool for peeping toms.
- Who were the lost people who roamed the Colorado Plateau, and left stunning paintings for us to wonder over?
- Officials confirm discovery of archaeological structures off the Mahabalipuram coast in India. Is Graham Hancock feeling warm and fuzzy? Check out my review of Underworld (Amazon US and UK).
- 4-dimensional ultrasound gives amazing video view of fetuses in the womb.
- Researcher explores the mystery of crop circles.
- MUFON head says Colorado is a hotbed of UFO sightings.
- Scientist comes up with an explanation for mysterious solar tadpoles.
- Huygens – both of them – claim a wet Titan.
- NASA releases the greatest Saturn portrait ever seen. If you have a nice big Internet pipe, you can get the high resolution image right here. This one is purty too.
- The Beagle 2 team is keen to head to Mars again.
- Preparing to launch a space yacht which will sail on rays of sunlight.
- Japan plans for a manned Moon base and shuttle missions within two decades.
- Leaking gravity may explain the cosmic puzzle of dark energy. Then we’re just left with the cosmic puzzle of leaking gravity.
- SpaceShipOne will land in the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. Watch out for Robert Langdon fighting a criminal standing on the wings of SS1 in The Solomon Key?
- The European Space Agency asks for help from amateur skywatchers to track the Rosetta probe as it flys by the Earth.
- Prepare for the street marches and international solidarity – and imagine, nothing to do with Dubya. Fight for your right to watch Star Trek.
- Haptics: the touchy-feely side of the Internet is coming.
- Deciphering the global songs of whales.
- Anti-wind farm report dismissed.
- Randi has his say once again.
- Could aromatherapy oils snuff out the super-bugs?
- 8,000 items have gone missing from the British Library since it moved to new premises. Is there anything left?
- Bill Clinton is a conspiracy buff who is interested in Roswell and Area 51 (read the Jan 6th entry). Maybe I should send him a book…
Quote of the Day:
The alien encounter experience seems almost like an outreach program from the cosmos to the spiritually impaired. … I think of these experiences as a crossing over between the material world and what in Eastern philosophy is called the subtle realm.
Dr John Mack