Are we safe yet?
- Update: The Indenpendent reports Bush planted fake news stories on American TV.
- Scientists to carry out an underwater search for kingdom of Cantre’r Gwaelod, said to have existed more than 5,000 years ago.
- Archaeologists may have found the grave of legendary warrior queen Boadicea.
- Fifty archaeologists, recruited from all over Europe, are racing to dig up more than 100 sites in East Yorkshire, including Iron Age settlements and possibly a Roman temple, before the end of June.
- An Inconvenient Woman: In search of the real Mary Magdalene.
- The Elf-Maidens of Anu: carriers of the royal bloodlines in Egypt, Sumer, and Ireland.
- Croatia apologizes to Tesla for not recognizing his talent.
- Romania gives Dracula’s castle back to former owners.
- Scientists predict how to detect a fourth dimension of space.
- Hubble captures a ‘guintuple’ quasar.
- Mars Express captures images of lava tubes on Pavonis Mons.
- Probe films underwater volcanic eruption.
- Minerals found to go ‘dark’ near Earth’s core, challenging long-held notions about heat transfer in the lower mantle.
- Record hotspot: Supercritical hydrothermal vent found on Atlantic seabed.
- Shifts in jet streams have widened Earth’s tropical belt.
- Scientists aim to create a Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak within 5 years. Alan Boyle weighs in on the technical challenges.
- Brain waves make robot move.
- Mutant mice challenge rules of genetic inheritance: RNA may pass information down the generations.
- Revolutionary discovery could herald fast, effective treatments for cancer and viruses.
- Oxx Power: A small Iowa company has created the little engine that can – can run on any number of fuels including hydrogen, ethanol, natural gas, propane or digester gas from landfills.
- Intellinet: How scientists are trying to bring meaning to the web.
- Huge security flaw found in leading anti-virus software.
- Giant dust clouds from Africa found to transport pathogens around the world.
- Scientists trace AIDS origin to wild chimps in Camaroon.
- ‘Project Tripwire’, another national surveillance network, will look for evidence of bioterrorism in wild animals.
- Big Brother meets Animal Farm: National Animal Identification System (NAIS) to electronically tag and track all US livestock – from hobby farms and homesteads to slaughterhouses, veterinarians’ offices to fairground exhibitions.
- Virtual wall taking shape on US-Mexican border includes unmanned drones, video-surveillance cameras, motion sensors, and X-ray and gamma-imaging equipment.
- US Congress wants ISPs to snoop on you: proposed law would require ISPs to retain records of Americans’ online activities, including e-mail correspondents, web pages visited, and contents of communications. Legislation is also in the works to require ISPs to store records that would allow police to identify each user.
- Secret FEMA plan to use pastors as pacifiers in preparation for martial law. Newspeak alert: ‘Quarantine’ is now ‘social distancing’.
- Are the police digging into your phone records?
- The Feds in my head. Reminds me of Professor Quirrel saying, ‘I’m never alone.’
- 5.5 ton cocaine bust reveals new details of 9/11 attack.
- ‘Harmless’ bacteria in the digestive tracts of dairy cows may not be so harmless after all.
- Genes discovered that allow gum disease bacterium to invade arteries.
- Girls from broken homes may grow up to be less attractive.
- Researchers startled to find that growing up in the school of hard knocks makes you more gullible.
- Red Ice Radio’s David Icke interview. (mp3)
- To many US women, the ideal biological father is known only as ‘Super Donor 401’.
- Welcome to Baghdad, USA, the 100,000-acre US Army training facility that simulates the Middle East in minute detail and on a massive scale.
- Researchers studying sounds produced by the ear surprised to find gender and sexuality issues.
- The Mayan Calendar: Among other oddities, the Mayans had two kinds of weeks.
- DNA evidence for Atlantis.
- The Red, White and Gray (Part One): In 1954, something went seriously weird in France – hundreds of people reported UFO sightings and encounters with bizarre entities.
- Just over 58 years ago, a Kentucky National Guard pilot crashed his plane and died while pursuing a UFO. Link at top of page to TV news video which includes historic footage. Newly found documents, left off of the official Blue Book records, show that some of these UFOs were maneuvering and could not be attributed to balloons of any kind.
Quote of the Day:
…the changes that George W. Bush has made to our nation’s constitutional firmament may not depart with the first family’s bags. His disregard for the separation of powers has so dramatically distorted the office of the president that he may have engineered a turning point in American history.
Bush has taught tomorrow’s leaders that, if there are no consequences for ignoring legal constraints on power and if no one stops you from conducting the nation’s business in secret, you don’t have to be accountable.
Being answerable to another is humbling. It makes you more careful in your actions. It requires that you consider how you will defend your decisions. George Bush has freed himself of this constitutional imperative and is showing the next president, and the next, how it is done.
Excerpts from Robyn E. Blumner’s recent editorial.