Thanks for the extra sleep Kat!
- Facelift ordered for Egypt’s Sphinx.
- Professor challenges Mayan 2012 date.
- Ancient Phoenician city Motya, believed destroyed by ancient Greeks, has been found to have been inhabited long after that supposed event.
- Pentagon plans cyber-insect army. I wish I had a good enough imagination to make this kind of stuff up.
- Evolution predictable everywhere in the Universe, says scientist.
- Planet discovery opens up worlds.
- Dust from comet’s tail throws up solar system mystery.
- Solar riches survived Genesis crash (that’s the spacecraft, not Phil Collins and friends).
- How do animals migrate without getting lost?
- The best accidental discoveries in history. LSD is number 2 – can you guess what number 1 is?
- Bizarre behavior by insomniacs taking sleeping pills ranges from binge eating to having sex while asleep.
- The lie behind lie detectors.
- Brazil’s thirst for energy to flood Amazon habitats.
- Pushing the Internet into space. In space, no-one can make you yawn.
- Climate change ‘irreversible‘ as Arctic sea ice fails to re-form.
- Chernobyl’s poisonous legacy: 375 farms in Britain still contaminated by fallout.
- Renowned psychics around the world plan group seance to contact John Lennon. Imagine all the people…
- The sacred feminine, or just the literate feminine? Behind every great male writer …
- Online Enigma code-breakers decipher second code.
- The (foolhardy?) quest for Timbuktu: Crocodiles, caravans, and slave raids did not dissuade these explorers. A review of Frank Kryza’s The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa’s City of Gold. Amazon US & UK.
- Hobbit discussion, Part 1 (that’s the Flores hobbit, not Phil Collins…err, Bilbo and friends).
- Honesty is the best policy for life insurance mix-up man.
- Irish site ready for millions of Leprechaun spotters to use their webcam on St Patrick’s Day.
Big thanks to Kat.
Quote of the Day:
As I read more about the lost books of the Bible, I was reminded of the old truism that since the beginning of recorded time, history has been written by the “winners” (those societies and belief systems that conquered and survived). Despite an obvious bias in this accounting method, we still measure the “historical accuracy” of a given concept by examining how well it concurs with our existing historical record. I was becoming more open to considering different versions of history.