Ouch! That Las Vegas UFO was one HOT potato!
- Experts find way to distinquish gender of dinosaur fossils.
- Soft tissue from T-res fossil indicates dinosaurs’ link to birds.
- Ethnically cleansed from Canada in the 1750s, Cajuns team up with archaeologists in search for the remains of “their Che Guevara, their Thomas Jefferson, their Moses.”
- With thousand-year-old temples, towering pyramids, and elaborate cities which stretched from 900 B.C. to A.D. 350 about to be submerged, archaeologists engage in frantic race against time in Sudan.
- Mithraist Magi believed found in iron age cemetary in Iran.
- Review of After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20,000 – 5,000 B.C. Amazon US & UK.
- Extinct cave bear DNA sequenced.
- Rare dinosaur skulls discovered in Utah.
- The fabulous banking boys: a review of Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence. Amazon US & UK.
- Environmental toxins found to cause permanent genetic changes that can pass to offspring.
- Esposure to hormones in days just after birth may cause risky genes to later trigger cancer. Does this implicate environmental pseudo-estrogens too?
- A radical solution for environmental pollution.
- Revolutionary nanotechnology illuminates brain cells at work.
- NIH finds clue to what makes prions kill.
- Wolves teach experts about global warming.
- Drawing on autistic licence: brain disorder offered Temple Grandin a rare grasp of what makes animals tick.
- Extract from Temple Grandin’s Animals in Translation. Amazon US & UK.
- A device that can eliminate the ‘wriggle room’ left by inaccurate or varying satellite data could put paid to those in climate-change denial.
- Oxford researchers say children living near high-voltage power lines are substantially more likely to develop leukaemia.
- Top adviser quits ‘bleeding obvious’ nuclear committee, accuses them of endangering public safety by ignoring scientific expertise.
- Sweden’s nuclear waste headache.
- System unveiled that changes hog waste into clean water.
- Creating an On-Ramp to the Hydrogen Highway.
- Looking deep in Earth, researchers see upwellings that could be root of volcanic islands.
- More Evidence for Martian Water.
- Spirit, the Problem Child.
- New evidence for the violent demise of sun-like stars.
- Twinkle, twinkle little star, far away and shaped like a cigar.
- Why is America returning to the moon, and what does the new “vision” for NASA mean for science?
- NASA seeks answer to life, the universe and everything.
- Here We Go Again: Like Wolves, Hurricanes Come in Packs.
- Eleven year old’s lobbying pays off as Oregon gets official state fossil.
- A Man of the Crowd: Anerican Scientist reviews The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life. Amazon US & UK.
- Gun violence infectious: a teenager witnessing an incident is twice as likely to commit serious violence within two years.
- Vast Condom Horror Found in Pacific Ocean.
- “Are we having fun yet?” This is the message that appeared in the window of a Diebold optical scan machine owned by Leon County, Florida. Startled County Information Systems Officer, Thomas James, immediately turned the machine off. Hackers had been officially authorized to test the system by the County Elections Supervisor.
- Las Vegas ABC Station Drops Invitation to Prophet Yahweh. Includes link to a recording of their phone call.
- Excerpts One, Two + Three, and Four from Confessions of an Economic Hitman. Amazon US & UK.
- London: Eight A-level students filming their Media Studies coursework with three toy guns attract 30 armed police.
- Westminster Abbey counters Da Vinci Code.
- Mysterious circular rainbow appears on church ceiling.
- Porn sites to get .xxx net domains.
- A new career in Tres Equis, anyone?
- Bad Sean Connery accents: How Goldfinger nearly became Goldprick.
- Echoes of Hogwarts: students paint a large celestial mural on the ceiling of school’s main lobby — and Principal lauds prank!
- Beasties, banshees and behemoths of Scotland.
- Great water monsters and mer-folk.
- Neil Armstrong wants his hair back.
- Best Kept Secrets: With Deep Throat now identified, BBC lists 10 other unsolved mysteries; readers post their additions. Want to add your favorite mystery to the list?
- Unsolved mysteries on the West side of the pond.
- There are sniffer dogs and then there are super sleuth dogs: how the best are trained.
- Surgeons extract 100 needles from body of Lahore girl.
- Remember last month’s snake in a UK cereal package? Now a South American Kingsnake has been found (by an ophidiophobe, of course) in a bunch of flowers bought at a UK supermarket.
- Man Injured in Toilet Blast Sues for $10 million. And you thought exploding toilets were just an urban legend.
Quote of the Day:
“Even we at Fox News manage to get some lefties on the air occasionally, and often let them finish their sentences before we club them to death and feed the scraps to Karl Rove and Bill O’Reilly. And those who hate us can take solace in the fact that they aren’t subsidizing Bill’s bombast; we payers of the BBC license fee don’t enjoy that peace of mind. Fox News is, after all, a private channel and our presenters are quite open about where they stand on particular stories. That’s our appeal. People watch us because they know what they are getting. The Beeb’s institutionalized leftism would be easier to tolerate if the corporation was a little more honest about it.”
London Bureau chief for Fox News
Quoted (only) in The Wall Street Journal, European Edition