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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