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It’s getting close to the day when “wildlife preservation” will mean using formaldahyde.

  • Here’s of a more innocent age when a Midlands housewife could have her pregnancy announced by a tall, fair-haired Venusian without even upsetting her husband.
  • The latest edition of New Scientist is now available online. Check it out here. The lead story covers turning a blob of jelly into a thinking, feeling liquid brain.
  • It’s crucifixion season in the Phillipines.
  • Fear stalks the streets of a London suburb after a resident is attacked by a black cat the size of a labrador.
  • Here comes Easter, but bunnies and eggs have nothing to do with Jesus Christ – and he has nothing to do with Easter.
  • “For the first time in history you will be able to save your favourite four legged companion for all of time”. Cryo-pet Industries.
  • A controversial visiting exorcist says Melbourne’s demons are the most vicious in the world. Wait, I thought that was the spiders…or the snakes…or the frogs…or…
  • In Washington State, big believers resume the hunt for Bigfoot.
  • There is more to conspiracy theories than mass psychology. They are also big business.
  • The leader of a secretive Spanish sect who said he was the true Pope and that the Vatican was controlled by the devil has died, a town hall official said Tuesday.
  • The Texas Bigfoot Research Center has a website full of information on sightings in the Southwest – but how do we know it isn’t Bill on one of his Philadelphia experiments?
  • The possibility of communicating with aliens raises one tricky question: what on Earth should we say to them?
  • Sixteen years after the hope, hype and recriminations, cold fusion is news again. Investigating a scientific controversy that won’t go away.
  • Scientists studying the Anasazi calender have concluded they were far more familiar with astronomy, science and possibly math than previously given credit for.
  • Seeking to re-create the success of the Ansari X Prize, NASA announces a set of competitions for cunning aerospace inventors. The first challenges: to construct a Space Age tether and a wireless power supply.
  • What could be better than seeing the first tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered? Watching it being taken apart.
  • Elephants learn some of their calls through imitation which makes them the only land mammal, other than primates, that can undeniably copy sounds.
  • Europe has agreed to support India in its quest to send a probe to the Moon.
  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was written by Robert Louis Stevenson under the influence of a hallucinogenic drug similar to LSD, according to new research.
  • SkyNet getting closer – the US Defense Dept. wants a robot plane that can shoot down other countries’ robot planes.
  • An advocate of endangered species trophy hunting has been named protector of the US’s rare wildlife.

Quote of the Day:

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
William Blake