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  • In the past million years, the Earth experienced a major ice age about every 100,000 years. Scientists have several theories to explain this glacial cycle, but new research suggests the primary driving force is all in how the planet leans.
  • The latest edition of New Scientist is now available online. Check it out here.
  • Sex is an expensive and risky business. It steals time and drains precious nutrient resources. And each act of reproduction runs the risk of messing up carefully crafted genetic blueprints. So why do we do it?
  • Russian scientists has suggested caning as a treatment for those who suffer from depressive illnesses. When a patient is caned, the body starts producing endorphins “happiness hormones” and life seems attractive again.
  • Once, neolithic Britons raised huge earthworks and hills – now an artist is to go one better with an earthen Goddess with 100ft breasts.
  • So what about all these British big cats then? An expert from the Zoological Society says she “remains highly sceptical – 99 per cent, if not all, of these reports are rubbish. The whole issue is swamped by hysteria.”
  • The director of the Disclosure Project says the recent ABC special on UFO’s was a disinformation and cover-up piece which ignored the evidence the Project gave ABC.
  • Reverse engineering extra-terrestrial deep underwater craft – the floating versions of UFOs.
  • The United States is readying an ultra-sophisticated 2,000 ton anti-missile radar system to float slowly from Texas to Alaska via Cape Horn.
  • About 2,000 years after the Gospel according to Judas sowed discord among early Christians, a Swiss foundation says it is translating for the first time the controversial text named after the apostle said to have betrayed Jesus Christ.
  • The Dragon in the Lake — new book reveals latest research on the ancient underwater pyramids in Wisconsin
  • Meet the mind readers. Paralysed people can now control artificial limbs by thought alone.
  • Those of you who found the idea of gun-toting robots a little creepy should probably click away right now. Because the US Army has just finished testing out a unmanned ground vehicle, or UGV, that obliterates its foes with electrically-fired grenades.
  • Australian officials cracked “The Da Vinci Code” when they discovered illegal drugs hidden inside a copy of the best-selling novel sent to Australia from Britain.
  • One of Scotland’s national treasures, the 5-foot sword wielded by William Wallace, the rebel leader portrayed in the Academy Award-winning film “Braveheart,” left its homeland for the first time in more than 700 years Wednesday.
  • Researchers have identified a patient with a unique, drug-resistant variant of HIV associated with the rapid development of AIDS.
  • Help Wanted: Space colonists need to be more than astronauts.
  • Figures published by the Department of Health have revealed a huge range of unusual accidents which put people in hospital in England in 2004. Here is just a small sample.
  • A thorough analysis of the Koran reveals that the US will cease to exist in the year 2007, according to research published by Palestinian scholar Ziad Silwadi.

Quote of the Day:

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen

Albert Einstein