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Yet again, TDG News presents you with what is obviously a bunch of disgusting lunatic garbage. At least that’s what some ‘scientific authorities’, who are rarely wrong, would have you believe.

  • Study of DNA from ancient farmers in Europe shows sharp differences from that of modern Europeans, adding fuel to the debate over European origins.
  • Archaeologists digging at the purported biblical home of Goliath find pottery shard bearing an inscription of the Philistine’s name.
  • Scientists reveal prehistoric terror – Godzilla.
  • Rosslyn, Templars, Gypsies and the Battle of Bannockburn.
  • Floating Cities, Phantom Armies and Ghost Ships.
  • Recent spate of natural disasters are part of the changes that Mayans predicted thousands of years ago.
  • The Ancient Bimini Harbor: Uncovering the Great Bimini Hoax – introduction and links to the pdf format article by Dr. Greg Little.
  • Two reviews in one: DVD of The Ancient Bimini Harbor: Uncovering the Great Bimini Hoax (Amazon US), and scroll down for, The Templars and the Ark of the Covenant: The Discovery of the Treasure of Solomon by Graham Phillips. Amazon US & UK.
  • New study shows meditation increases grey matter in areas of the brain that are important for sensory, cognitive and emotional processing.
  • When the Earth moves, beware of snakes, whales and archangels.
  • Spitzer reveals ‘Mountains of Creation‘, ablaze with the fires of stellar youth.
  • Unmanned Russian spacecraft boosts orbit of ISS.
  • Astronauts float gravity plan to deflect earth-threatening asteroids.
  • Messengers from the Extreme Universe: unraveling the mysteries of Cosmic Rays.
  • Was the Valles Marineris, a rift system on Mars that is ten times longer, seven times wider and seven times deeper than the Grand Canyon, gouged by a moon that fell from orbit?
  • Like a hologram, the Universe merely appears to have three spatial dimensions, says UC Berkeley physics professor Raphael Bousso.
  • Eight-year-old physics genius enters university.
  • DARPA gives consortium $53m to double the efficiency of solar cells.
  • US Army admits it secretly dumped into the ocean 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard agents, along with 400,000 chemical-filled bombs, land mines and rockets and more than 500 tons of radioactive waste. This story gets worse from there.
  • Your bioweapon is in the mail. MAD CEOs say, “What? Me Worry?”
  • Sony’s hidden software – installed on your computer if you’ve ever played their copy-protected music CDs – is being used by hackers to hide trojans that tear down your firewall. Stinx-E trojan virus mass-mailed to British email addresses.
  • Too early to say whether it’ll be a tempest-in-a-teapot or a firestorm, but Wal-Mart is now facing a boycott for ‘banning Christmas’. Adding insult to injury, a Wal-Mart email says ‘christmas’ is rooted in Siberian shamanism, and that the traditional ‘christmas’ colors of red and white are a representation of the amanita muscaria mushroom.
  • Four Scenarios of what may happen in the field of genomics between now and 2015. (pdf)
  • Fundamentalism vs An Eternal Perfume.
  • Alchemy and Transmutation: Changing and Creating Things and People.
  • An advocate of ‘cognitive liberty’ reviews Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future. Amazon US & UK.
  • Did you know that electricity is NOT a form of energy? Or that the electrical energy that powers such things as light bulbs doesn’t flow inside metal wires? So, what is electricity? (Okay Bill, I no longer need you to answer that question I asked you four years ago.)
  • Britain’s proposed Childcare Bill would mandate a national curriculum to be taught to children – from birth.
  • New research finds that early child care increases cognitive skills at the expense of social skills, making kids more demanding, aggressive, and non-compliant, and less cooperative, sharing, and motivated – and the younger the child, and the more hours spent in child care, the worse the effect.
  • Aid lacking as Africa experiences its most widespread hunger in decades.
  • Discrimination, social injustice at heart of violence in France.
  • “We can’t live like this”: Amazon region suffering worst drought in 40 years. Water levels on the Amazon and other rivers have dropped by as much as 33 feet.
  • Is there any place in the U.S. you can go that is safe from natural disasters? Where the heck is this paradisaic Blanding they mention?
  • Security guard fired for seeing ghosts. Yo, Rich – or somebody – please call this guy for a phone interview. I want to know the rest of this story.
  • Ben Stiller may star in new Ghostbusters movie – set in a supernatural NYC. Gee, I wonder what this site’s enormous 806 byte cookie does.
  • Woman arrested for putting rare parrot in her bra. For Shadows 😉
  • Mark Morford says it’s our ethos: the voracious accumulation of crap we don’t really need. I only know one person who threw it all out, and unfortunately, the end-result was a dire constipation of smugness.
  • MIT tackles tough fringe question: Do tinfoil helmets really work? Move along, nothing to see here.
  • In China, the hunt is on – for lake monsters, bigfoot, ‘Xiao Yeren’, and UFOs.
  • Truly huge jellyfish torment Japanese fishermen. With photo.

Thanks to Isis and Greg.

Quote of the Day:

When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

Jonathan Swift