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Some interesting items found in today’s news call for your attention.

  • A team of archaeologists from China and the United States is saying that the greenhouse effect started about 5,000-years ago.
  • The first humans that settled Madagascar around 2000-years ago probably hunted to extinction giant lemurs and other unusual animals.
  • Archaeologists have unearthed one of the biggest Early Neolithic (4,000 years ago) settlements ever discovered in the UK.
  • Male mice sing for sex. I hadn’t thought of singing.
  • An indigo boy, who says that he was a Martian being seven meters in height in his past life, predicts mammoth catastrophes in 2009. Relax, get comfortable, and enjoy this one.
  • Mel Gibson’s latest passion: Maya culture.
  • If you’re open to the Hollow Earth theory, here’s some blog-fuel to add to your fire. A Russian oil surveyor and crew spot a large animal that exited through the polar opening only to freeze in the harsh surface climate. With video. I love this stuff.
  • The evolutionary process that Charles Darwin discovered almost 150 years ago, responsible for transforming dinosaurs into birds and allowing the walking ancestors of whales to take to the seas, is still quietly at work in humans today.
  • Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council for Antiquities, stands against the farmers that threaten the Pharaohs.
  • Zahi Hawass, the general secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, stands to correct the wrongs of past museum curators, as he ‘discovers’ what may be the greatest trove of antiquities in Egypt – the uncharted basement of the Egyptian Museum.
  • The EU will spell Jesus Christ with a lower-case ‘c’, thus becoming Jesus christ. That solves everything, doesn’t it?
  • Intelligent-design decision dissected.
  • People who endure hay fever may one day find relief in a bowl of genetically modified rice.
  • America Goes Cryptozoology Crazy, but who could resist Bigfoot as a hairy lesbian, subterranean Reptilian humanoids or cave people wearing Viking helmets.
  • 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., is creating The Da Vinci Code game. Just in-time for Xmas – now why didn’t you think of that?
  • Two Italian boys were recovering in hospital on Tuesday after a 70-year-old man shot them with his hunting rifle because he was frightened by their Halloween costumes.
  • Music therapy helps treat cancer.
  • More than a symbol association with early English monarchs, lions once roamed the Tower of London. PETA would have had a conniption fit.
  • This article claims to reveal the source of several superstitions, but are you buying the Friday 13th explanation?
  • ’Peak Oil’, the idea being that oil production worldwide would increase until it reached a peak, followed by a decline to zero, the point where we run out of oil, is a ‘failed theory’. Black Gold Stranglehold is available at Amazon US and UK.
  • Astronauts will land the Moon with spades to dig for helium-3.
  • Astronomers from NASA believe they’ve captured traces of radiation from stars born during the universe’s infancy.
  • The upcoming mission to Earth’s evil twin planet should be full of surprises.
  • Astronomers zoom in on our galaxy’s glittering heart.
  • A giant ‘black widow’ is lurking in the Milky Way, spawning young and zapping its surroundings with intense radiation.

Thanks Dmitry (Pravda.ru) and Thrustbucket.

Quote of the Day

The theories of Reed and Gardner found confirmation in the Arctic and Antarctic expeditions of Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd in 1947 and 1956 respectively, which penetrated for 1,700 miles beyond the North Pole and 2,300 miles beyond the South Pole, into a new unknown, iceless territory not recorded on a map, extending inside the polar depressions and openings that lead to the hollow interior of the earth….Admiral Byrd’s discovery is today a leading international top secret, and it has been so since it was first made in 1947. After Byrd made his radio announcement from his plane and after a brief press notice, all subsequent news on the subject was carefully suppressed by government agencies.

Dr. Raymond Bernard
The Hollow Earth (1979)
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