I would just like to wish a Happy Birthday to my 17 year old daughter. She makes me proud.
- The US Navy has tapped three firms to build prototype gadgets that duplicate what sharks do naturally: find prey from the electric fields they emit.
- The latest edition of New Scientist is now available online. Check it out here.
- Working with the preserved bodies found in bogs throughout Europe has led to a branch of forensic research that could be on a TV show.
- Triathlon competitors are to be insured for £1m in case they are injured by the Loch Ness monster.
- British Army flies in extra police for the battle of Gleneagles.
- There isn’t much question that modern humans came out of Africa but it now appears that the ancient ancestors who gave rise to those African humans might have come from Asia.
- German and U.S. scientists have launched a project to reconstruct the Neanderthal genome.
- A new, dinkum, species of dolphin has been found living in the crystal waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
- Hair of the Alien – of intriguing DNA properties that were found in the hair sample recovered from the strange encounter Peter Khoury had in Sydney Australia in 1992.
- Ancient “bog grave” finds are frequent, but have posed an increasingly large riddle: Why were so many of the bodies victims of violence and dismemberment? Fear of vampires, perhaps?
- Can technology stop climate change?
- A Tasmanian wildlife biologist says speculation about the tasmanian tiger is likely to continue after the offer of a $1.25 million bounty failed to prove its existence.
- Oak Island, rumoured for two centuries as the home of hidden treasure, is being offered for sale.
- Druid couple stopped by US policeman so that he can attempt to convert them to Christianity. I’ve been told the link is dead, so here is where I first found the story.
- A research group at Cambridge think that the early universe might have been packed full of tiny black holes.
- A vampire has been arrested in Ukraine after luring street children into her home for their blood.
- What fertile women really want: a macho man with smelly armpits.
- Scientists ponder the universe’s missing antimatter. Maybe the tiny black holes ate it.
- Size doesn’t matter, at least not the size of the eyespots on a male butterfly’s wings when female butterflies consider potential mates.
- Let out your inner cannibal and still stay vegan – HuFu is the human flesh flavoured tofu! (With recipes, yet!)
Quote of the Day:
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.