Greg’s away yowie hunting for a few weeks, so in the meantime news and updates on TDG may be weird and chaotic — in other words, things won’t change a bit! Enjoy today’s news:
- Homo Floresiensis has been confirmed as a new species of human, but despite the evidence there are still those who continue the village idiot argument. I’m not sure who is supposed to be the village idiot, the narrow-minded scientist or the hobbit.
- The remains of what could be humankind’s first ancestor to walk upright has been unearthed in Ethiopia.
- The ruins of a palace or monastery believed to be over 1000-years-old has been discovered in Nepal.
- Are the Indian and Chinese Governments in contact with aliens from the M15 Globular Star Cluster?
- Can UFO sightings in northern India and China be explained by secret experiments in the reverse-engineering of extraterrestrial technology?
- The Shakti headset — can technology explain the human phenomena of religious experiences? All I want to know is will it plug into my Playstation 2?
- UFOs like “Spinning turnips” have been observed in Canada.
- The Book of Thoth is a new website exploring connections between extraterrestrials and the occult.
- Is an interstellar cloud of dust and gas responsible for the Earth freezing 600-800 million years ago?
- Did dinosaurs die out because of the proliferation of fungi spores?
- The recent discovery of two identical galaxies leads physicists one step closer to a theory of everything.
- Listen to the sounds of the Huygens Probe’s descent through the Titan atmosphere. It’s only a matter of time until this is put to a techno beat.
- Can science tame gravity?
- In West Africa, natural nuclear reactors have so far evaded American military spying.
- New research suggests synaesthesia helps with cognitive processes.
- A Swiss musician is the world’s most extreme case of synaesthesia.
- Do plants have intelligence, and what does this mean for vegetarians?
- Why are dogs jumping to their deaths from a Scottish bridge? Considering how some owners treat their pets, it’s little wonder.
- Perhaps these poor dogs needed a holiday. Have you considered Central America and the Mayan civilisation yet?
- Author Stephen King is surprisingly successful at predicting future events. I’d have thought that honour would go to William Gibson.
Quote of the Day:
The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet.