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  • Here’s video of a UFO filmed over Lake Tahoe by a local resident, who said it was so real it had him scared.
  • Thirty years after UFOs were witnessed over Clovis, New Mexico, a new photo has surfaced. Brian Vike hasn’t posted the pic yet, so email him (and ask nicely!) *wink wink nudge nudge*.
  • A recent meeting at the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia discussed the teachings of Madame Blavatsky, with many participants there to explore Eastern theosophies rather than contact the spirit world.
  • Chinese (or balding Florida accountants) claiming to be direct descendants of Confucius can now take a DNA test for a small fee to prove their lineage.
  • No Rense warning for this link, it’s from the Catholic News Service: the 25th anniversary of the apparition of Mary appearing to six children in a Bosnia-Herzegovina village. Click the link, Shadows, you know you want to.
  • Physicist Stephen Hawking says Pope John Paul II told scientists they should not study the beginning of the universe because it was the work of God. I must wash my hands, I just linked to Fox News.
  • What appear to be odd-shaped mounds of dirt are fossils of the oldest life on Earth.
  • A meteoroid hit the moon on May 2nd, and here’s video of the event.
  • Astronomers have discovered that the star Tau Scorpii hosts a complex network of magnetic field lines over its surface. With video link.
  • Nature is full of ideas to solve engineering problems: an interview with Alex Ellery, head of the Robotics Research group at the SUrrey Space Centre, UK.
  • Russia is to build the world’s first floating nuclear power plant. I can’t wait to see the James Cameron film.
  • Australia’s Prime Minister John Howard is pushing for nuclear power to be seriously considered as a future alternative.
  • Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair argues nuclear power has to be “at least part of the debate” to meet future energy needs.
  • Australia and the UK aren’t alone as other nations seek nuclear power plants, and industry leaders are calling it the renaissance of nuclear energy.
  • Pro-whaling nations have won their first vote in 20 years for the resumption of commercial whaling.
  • Here’s a photo of the kha-nyou, a rare rock rat found in central Laos that scientists say is a living fossil.
  • A study comparing lab rats to those in the wild could shed light on whether overly hygienic environments cause allergies and autoimmune disease. It’s not the clean environment that’s the cause, it’s the chemicals used to clean it!
  • For the first time in the world, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has been given as an official cause of death.

Quote of the Day:

Much energy is wasted in trying to charm others. And in wanting to charm—I tell you, the opposite happens.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar