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  • The lost island of Atlantis will be discovered very soon in the Mediterranean Sea, seven kilometers off the Cyprus coast and 1,000 meters below the surface. And you’ll get to watch it on TMC.
  • Bones reveal the first shoe-wearers.
  • An unknown stone machine is found in a sunken ancient town. This article is so lacking in information; we’ll post more if we find it. Odd little story.
  • Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson apologized for calling for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. That didn’t take long.
  • More than 500 academics, scientists and doctors in the UK have signed a declaration supporting the use of animals where necessary to advance medical research.
  • India’s health ministry has decided to recognize and market leech therapy.
  • Scientists in London report successfully directing human embryonic stem cells to become lung cells.
  • Researchers in the US have discovered a way of generating stem cells that could avoid the use of human embryos.
  • Witches plan casts spell over Lottery. What shall we do with the unemployed witch prickers?
  • He spends his free time trying to disprove paranormal presences, but he admits to hearing “Help us” and other spooky voices.
  • Even chickens use the earth’s magnetic field to find their way. Why can’t we do it?
  • Fetuses are unlikely to be able to feel pain until the last stage of pregnancy.
  • High-Tech door is better than Star Trek.
  • Gambling monkeys give insight into neural machinery of risk. Every monkey I ever gambled with would hit 17 on a dare.
  • Futuristic spy plane maneuvers like a bird.
  • VR goggles heal the scars of war.
  • This one’s for Jameske. Feline experts are unlocking some of the mysteries behind catnip’s intense effect on cats.
  • The King of Swaziland has ended the chastity rite for Swazi girls days before the annual reed dance ceremony at which he traditionally picks a new bride (he has 12) from thousands of young girls who appear before him dressed in little more than beads and traditional skirts. It’s good being king.
  • The plan to populate U.S. grasslands with wild lions, cheetahs, elephants and other African safari favorites has been slammed by conservation groups.
  • A decade after Saddam Hussein had them drained to punish their occupants, the marshlands of southern Iraq, said to be the inspiration for the biblical Garden of Eden, are recovering at a phenomenal rate since Saddam’s fall.
  • Welcome to the world where the little is big: Nanotechnology.
  • Could Einstein have been wrong?
  • Despite what your inbox says, Mars will not loom as large as a full moon this weekend. For instance.
  • Nanotube sheets are stronger than steel.
  • Scientists using NASA’s Swift satellite say they have found newborn black holes, just seconds old, in a confused state of existence.
  • Unique NASA Science Lab tackles the ‘sticky’ issue of lunar dust.
  • Russian clipper spaceship draws European interest.
  • Cosmic dust from meteors could have a bigger impact on our climate than once thought.
  • Volcanic blast location influences climate reaction.
  • Scientists to place radio transmitter on giant asteroid that endangers life on Earth.
  • NASA’s Mars rover Spirit has caught a bevy of dust devils racing across the surface of Mars, which researchers compiled into a movie.

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