I’m sorry if you’ve been waiting for today’s news briefs to appear. Things have been a little hectic at Castle Cernig this week.
- Alien Thinking – The BBC looks at the life and work of Professor John E Mack.
- The latest edition of New Scientist is now available online. Check it out here.
- Nessie tooth reward exposed as hoax.
- Police in India have arrested a couple who claimed they could cure ill people through ‘ghost therapy’
- A London man described as the “world’s biggest computer hacker” was looking for proof of UFOs.
- An Israeli researcher has challenged the popular belief that Jesus died of blood loss on the cross. It was a blood clot, he says.
- A UK “intelligence insider” alleges the assasination of Dr. David Kelly – the details are, for me, a bit difficult to believe.
- The new Mercedes ‘Bionic Car’ is eco-friendly and gets 70 mpg, say the makers.
- Remember the dead Druid and the press cries of black magic? Police have arrested his girlfriend – seems it was plain old murder.
- By century’s end, much of southern Louisiana may sink into the Gulf of Mexico. The Texas coastline, including Galveston, could soon follow.
- Friday the 14th April 2029 will be a lucky day – Asteroid 2004 MN4 will not hit the Earth after all.
- History’s buccaneers: bad guys or bad rap? Wherein a historian with too much romance in his head becomes an apologist for torture.
- Blueprints disclosing key steps to build a bomb have gone missing from Pakistani sources and are feared up for sale, say the UN.
- Another White House scandal as reports surface of oil company pressure and altered scientific papers on Global Warming.
- Two years of DefenceTech ‘ray-gun rants’ with a single click.
- Scientists at the University of Arizona have discovered how to use quantum mechanics to turn molecules into working transistors in the lab, a breakthrough that might one day lead to high-powered computers the size of a postage stamp.
- Researchers have identified a critical pleasure gene that appears to control craving and relapse behaviour in heroin addicts.
- The mission is called Juno, and its goal is to perform a detailed study of the giant planet Jupiter.
- The Mars Express orbiter has found that Mars has it’s own unique aurora.
- The Cassini spacecraft has identified a possible ice volcano on Saturn’s moon Titan.
Quote of the Day:
Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. In is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow