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Greg says he’ll be back Wednesday, and will be posting Friday’s news for Bill, who’s still hitchhiking around the galaxy. Cernig’s been typing his fingerprints off over at his Newshog blog, but as usual, will have news for TDG on Thursday. It’s only a guess, but it seems likely our reliable terra incognita, Jameske, will bring us the news on Wednesday. Rico says he’s feeling a bit under the weather, so lets’ hope he’s better by Monday. And, after two news posts back to back, yours truly is now dreaming of dreaming.

  • Ancient Metal Works Sites and Mines Discovered North of Jiroft, Iran.
  • Landowner blocks hunt for ‘Templar treasures‘ which may lie in a maze of tunnels under Hertford.
  • Debate about who killed Admiral Horatio Nelson is about to be revived with the first publication of the lost final novel of Alexandre Dumas.
  • 2000 scientists from 95 countries have assessed health of global environment, and say outlook is troubling.
  • BBC’s Brian Walden considers the gap between science and religion – and what this might mean for the future of humankind.
  • Is the universe friendly?
  • Do You Know Where You Are? Body and Self Are Not the Same.
  • Space station crew complete swift spacewalk.
  • Astronomers spot the faintest galaxy ever seen — orbiting the Milky Way.
  • Dying Stars May Bring Life to Frozen Worlds.
  • MIT’s Centre for Bits and Atoms, has built version 1.0 of the personal fabricator, and it is already being deployed around the world.
  • ‘Invisible’ influences reveal unconscious pathways used in visual perception.
  • The Star-Trek Generation: Why Top Techies Are Taking to the Skies.
  • Brazil opens microbe bank for bio-prospectors.
  • The Green Goat, the world’s biggest hybrid, is a 2,000-horsepower locomotive that radically reduces fuel consumption and emissions of pollutants.
  • Inventor cooks up environmentally-friendly and profitable method for recycling used tires into oil and carbon.
  • Revolutionary treatment heals burns in three weeks with no scarring, no skin grafts.
  • Pentagon invests in battlefield surgeon robots: unmanned ‘trauma pods’ to operate on and evacuate wounded under enemy fire.
  • US Admits Exporting Illegal Genetically Modified Corn, but refuses to say which countries may have imported the illegal seeds as food or for planting.
  • U.S. ambassador compromised America’s hunt for Osama bin Laden in Pakistan for more than two years.
  • As scientists predicted, 8.7 magnitude quake hits Sumatran fault again.
  • Man grows penis on his arm.
  • NZ Raelian Movement Issues Detailed Press Release About Upcoming Crop Circle Lecture.
  • Japanese WWII plague sub, which was to attack the US with biological warfare, found sunk off coast of Hawaii.
  • A magazine has offered a $983,000 reward to anyone who can produce proof of a living Tasmanian tiger, a creature long believed to be extinct.
  • Residents of a few towns on the Caspian shores in Iran and Azerbaijan say that they saw an amphibious man, swimming amidst huge shoals of fish.
  • After his secretary conveyed psychic Jeane Dixon’s prophecies about terrorism in daily briefings, President Nixon ordered Henry Kissinger and others to prepare for attacks.
  • The mystery of the Loch Ness monster is Britain’s favourite quest, outdoing even the search for the Grail or Atlantis.
  • Detailed Ghost Report on Houghton Manor in Massachusetts, now a Masonic Lodge, includes numerous photo irregularities and EVPs.
  • The Phoenix Lights: What was it Arizonans saw eight years ago? Flares? An airplane formation? Top-secret military craft? UFOs?
  • A mean witch, hungry for onions and thirsting for blood is rumoured to be prowling the streets of Delhi, causing a scare among the populace.
  • Bizarre explanation for one of Hawaii’s most horrible murders: Micah White, who stabbed and burned his mother and aunt, told psychiatrists that he thought they were vampires.
  • Teenagers who have a television in their bedroom are more likely to take drugs, binge drink, smoke cigarettes and have sex.

A big thanks to Cernig

Quote of the Day:

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.

George Orwell, in The Lion and the Unicorn