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This Salaryman must work on Monday, so here’s a special Sunday edition for you to enjoy.

  • Rats fed GM corn developed abnormalities in blood and kidneys. Where’re Mrs Frisbee and the Rats of Nimh when you need them.
  • What might the same GM corn do to humans?
  • British and Korean researchers have cloned a human embryo. GATTACA here we come.
  • Britain’s leading thinker says immortality is within our grasp. There can be only one.
  • Speaking of Highlanders: James Watt, the tragic Scotsman who helped forge Britain.
  • Do the British last longer at sex? It must be their Big Ben.
  • A robot will explore Lake Ellsworth in Antarctica for signs of life. Life? Don’t talk to me about life!
  • This Russian lake has disappeared.
  • It’s the biggest surprise in recorded history: Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code tops British Book Awards. Ed Kovacs’ Unseen Forces deserves a close second (Amazon US).
  • An Archimedes manuscript is giving up its secrets to brilliant X-ray light.
  • Excavations at Loch Lomond dig up 4000-years of archaeological treasures.
  • An ancient monument dating to the first century AD has been found in Jordan.
  • A 15’000-pound boulder turned up on an Iowa farm, and no one knows how it got there.
  • The marijuana conspiracy: a paranoid puff of smoke, or a mind-bending reality?
  • Whoever bids for this piece of Ebay toast has got to be smoking the wacky tobacky.
  • A welsh town was sworn to secrecy over the construction of a spaceship.
  • Cymatics: does sound create our universe?
  • Mike Hayes has many very interesting things to say about cymatics.
  • Anti-gravity, electromagnetism, and the mysterious Coral Castle.
  • British scientists have developed an anti-gravity machine. Or have they copied it from elsewhere?
  • Some things can’t be explained, they have to be experienced. Stories of Zen.
  • A new species of monkey has been discovered in Africa. The monkey says it was the other way around, that he discovered humans.
  • Meanwhile in Laos, a new species of rodent was found — about to be barbequed. Cryptozoologists flock to their local butchers.
  • Chilled monkey brains, or a medium-rare primate steak?
  • Edgar Mitchell, an astronaut on the Apollo 14 mission, says some phenomena is unexplainable.
  • If SETI receives an intelligent signal, what are the consequences?
  • A paper discussing international consultation on the question of future attempts to deliberately transmit electromagnetic signals from Earth to extraterrestrial civilizations.
  • Can the Fermi paradox be resolved?
  • Did life begin here on Earth, or was it carried by cosmic winds?
  • Mixing up the pieces to the puzzle of Atlantis.
  • Do the ruins of Catalhoyuk contain the seeds of civilisation?
  • Did I mention the bender I went on during the night UFOs were spotted in Melbourne? I woke up in the North Atlantic. Ah well, it’ll confuse those American high school students who are demanding wars in easier-to-find-and-pronounce countries.

Thanks mucho to Kat and Max.

Quote of the Day:

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

G.K.Chesterton