Begin that slide into the weekend a bit early with TDG news.
- The tracks of a previously unknown, two-legged swimming dinosaur have been identified along the shoreline of an ancient inland sea that covered Wyoming 165 million years ago.
- Been there, done that. A small early Chinese dinosaur called Microraptor gui used a two-level, biplane wing configuration to fly from tree to tree in the early Cretaceous.
- Pompeii’s ruins rise to tell tale of horror.
- Astonishing ruins lurk in the dense rain forest of Guatemala.
- An ophthalmologist will examine the windows to the souls of ancient Chilean mummies.
- Peru’s Nazca lines are being threatened by scribblers and squatters.
- Go check your storage room. A 5,000-year-old treasure has been rediscovered in a library storage room.
- A fugitive rat outsmarts pursuers for 4-months, evaded traps, baits and sniffer dogs, then swims across 400-meters of open sea as it evades capture by chasing New Zealand scientists. Savor the mental image we just created.
- Cats may be allergic to humans. That’s fair.
- Tuberculosis and infertility may have influenced George Orwell’s gloomy visions of the future.
- U. S. lawmakers are urging the Bush administration to resist a push from other countries to shift control of the Internet to the United Nations.
- Forced underground, cold fusion research lives on as a cult, certain that Dick Cheney and Big Oil are thwarting their efforts.
- What UK garden would be complete this Halloween without Baby’s Toes, Blood Lily, Devil’s Fig, and other spooky plants?
- The EU and the US: a declaration of interdependence.
- Newfound undersea rocks explode when hauled to the surface and could hold a treasure trove of information about Earth’s insides. They’re great for parties, too.
- The Intelligent Designer could be someone other than God. The plot thickens.
- There’s a $1-million bounty for evidence leading to the live capture of Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness Monster. Hey, just kidding.
- The U.S.-European Cassini spacecraft reveals Saturn’s grayish moon Dione, a mature, frigid world with hints of tectonic activity.
- An attempt by scientists to raise the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) by some 10 kilometers (six miles) failed. Stay indoors for a while.
- Hubble takes a look at the Moon for possible mining sites.
- Call for British astronauts.
- Scotty’s going to ride a rocket to the final frontier.
- We live in a big galaxy with billions of stars. So, where is everybody?
Quote of the Day
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
President Dwight David Eisenhower