Let’s rant and rave-on, TDG fans – while we still can!
- Ancient Maya royal tomb discovered in Guatemala. More.
- Opus Dei snubbed by Sony Pictures after requesting private advance screening of The Da Vinci Code.
- Images of an enigma: Rosslyn Chapel inside and out.
- You can’t experience the mystical Grail if you are prevented from knowing that it exists, not to mention forbidden from doing what it takes to induce it.
- Bosnian Pyramids: Great discovery or colossal hoax?
- Creationism dismissed as ‘a kind of paganism’ by Vatican’s astronomer.
- Under the bandages, Zahi finds King Tut is all man.
- The new role of metal detectorists in mapping the UK’s history.
- Klingons no longer have the exclusive on cloaking device.
- Anti-matter rocket plan fuels hope for Star Trek tech.
- Titan’s seas are sand. Cassini flyby of Xanadu finds possible impact craters or calderas.
- Hulking rock slab growing at Mount St. Helens.
- Lava flowing from Indonesian volcano.
- Jameske’s wish fulfilled: A-level and university students turn to philosophy.
- Sick of being shy: Is bashfulness a personality disorder?
- Oz researchers say cell phones are as addictive as smoking and junk food.
- Researchers find brain’s motivation station.
- Deep ocean trawl nets new species. With photos. More.
- Neutrinos: A cursed subatomic particle?
- Global warming fastest for 20,000 years – and it is mankind’s fault. Whitley’s Journal.
- How plants respond to elevated carbon dioxide.
- Reefer madness: Marijuana is medically useful, whether politicians like it or not.
- Speed record set by new walking robot, but it’s still a long way from Dr. Who’s metal nemesis.
- Monkeys keep turning out to be smarter than people think they are. Risk-aversion: learned or biologically based?
- FCC approves internet wiretapping taxes. That’s right, folks, you’ll soon be paying more so the government can snoop on you. More.
- Net censorship spreads worldwide.
- TSA’s Kafkaesque terrorist watch list eats its own.
- While removing enough debris to cover Britain, Katrina contractors have been bilking taxpayers out of billions. For Paul.
- Indefensible behaviour: a review of COBRA II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq. Amazon US & UK.
- How the rhetoric of war and power has fuelled empires: a review of Historian Bernard Porter’s Empire and Superempire: Britain, America and the World. Amazon US & UK.
- Montana governor pardons 78 people convicted of sedition.
- Asserting that he has the power to set aside any Congressional statute that conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution, Bush has claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office.
- Paying through the nose for Picasso and Van Gogh. More money than sense, imho.
- Top 10 Evidence for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
- Other Worlds: Eight Amazing Alien Encounters.
- Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of Daniel Pinchbeck’s 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl. Amazon US & UK.
- The most talked-about film of the year is coming – but do you know enough about its complex plot to hold your own at the water-cooler? You can find out by taking The Scotsman‘s Da Vinci quiz.
- More Bigfoot prints found in Malaysia. Somebody needs to fire that photographer.
- Is Bigfoot smarter than we are? Maybe what we should be asking is, does Bigfoot have a sense of humor?
- The new face of political satire – via new ifilm links – video, video, video. The truthiness hurts. Important update on the Colbert videos.
Quote of the Day:
We laugh at the people who said that the world was flat, and they laughed at Galileo. The history books will just have to be rewritten from scratch, that’s all.
Semir Osmanagic, Bosnian pyramid hunter