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  • Bones tell ancient tale of Kennewick Man.
  • Metal-detector enthusiast strikes gold, unearthing the biggest hoard of Bronze Age treasure found in Britain, worth £1million.
  • Gladiators fought by the book.
  • Many dinosaur fossils could have soft tissue inside.
  • Fossil overturns ideas of Jurassic mammals.
  • Fossil wood gives vital clues to ancient climates.
  • Monstrous virus suggests that viruses may have been the precursors of all life on Earth.
  • Worship of phoenix may have started 7,400 years ago in central China.
  • 8,000-year-old fire-making drill found in China.
  • Villagers claim church fresco is lost Michelangelo. With photo.
  • The ‘True Sun’ of the Incas, Parts one and two, by Andy Lloyd, author of The Dark Star. Amazon US & UK.
  • The Amadeus code: world of music is a fertile place for cryptograms, hidden messages, secret societies and weird religions.
  • Scots still regard ‘second sight’ as a certain but dubious gift.
  • New kind of cosmic explosion spotted in Earth’s celestial neighborhood. Amateur astronomers in the Northern Hemisphere might be able to see it next week. More.
  • Found: universe’s missing metal. Now, if they’d just find the missing mettle…
  • Galactic X-ray background source is found.
  • New brain imaging technology – diffusion tensor imaging – reveals damage MRI misses.
  • School science project shows, 70 percent of the time, ice from fast food restaurants is dirtier than toilet water.
  • UK police will soon be able to predict the surnames of male criminals whose DNA is found at crime scenes.
  • Secretive UK radar base blamed for rash of car breakdowns.
  • MI6 pays out over secret LSD mind control tests.
  • Minority Report-style computer display responds to user’s every touch and movement. Amazing video of the display in action.
  • ScubaDoo, a new underwater scooter, allows you to ‘dive’ without a mask, mouthpiece, air tank, weights, or fins, and without being a strong swimmer or even getting your hair wet.
  • The huge new Aeroscraft blends elements of helicopter, airplane, blimp, and cruise ship into a craft that can carry hundreds of troops, tanks and helicopters and land in an unprepared field, or provide a slower-paced cross-country flight, with your own room.
  • Inner Clock: Time, at least partly, is something we control in our heads.
  • How to live for ever: the wacky world of anti-senescence therapy.
  • Unlocking the secrets of longevity genes.
  • Mistaken IQ: New test indicates autistics are smarter than people think.
  • A hormone produced in the stomach directly stimulates the higher brain functions of spatial learning and memory development, and suggests we may learn best on an empty stomach.
  • Cause of Crohn’s disease found to be the opposite of what has been supposed, and Viagra could be an effective treatment.
  • Like gardeners digging up potatoes, chimps show they can monkey around with tools.
  • Researcher finds ‘Bigfoot trail’.

Quote of the Day:

The White House has given permission for a company owned by the government of Dubai to run six U.S. ports, including the Port of New York. Now Dubai was accused of supporting the September 11th attacks and was one of only three countries to support the Taliban. Now they’re going to run the Port of New York. What’s next, we’ll put Mexico in charge of immigration? How about Dick Cheney in charge of gun safety? Courtney Love in charge of Olympic drug testing?

Jay Leno