It’s not your typical TDG fare, but I found the last two paragraphs on this page, about a Japanese girl’s memory of groking English, interesting.
- Robert Lomas, sometimes described as the real Robert Langdon, goes into prehistoric mode to put his theories about ancient astronomy into practice. You can now pre-order Lomas’s new book Turning the Solomon Key : George Washington, the Five Pointed Star, and the Secrets of Masonic Astrology, due out in September, at Amazon US. Amazon UK is not accepting pre-orders yet, but you can bookmark this page.
- Ancient Brazilian tribes charted the heavens.
- New tomb in Valley of the Kings reveals ancient woven flowers, but not Tut’s mom. More here: Guardian of Egypt’s Past Preserves a Moment of Mystery.
- Zahi Hawass clarifies the ‘pyramid expert’ sent to Bosnia.
- Artifacts from two lost cities of ancient Egypt, rescued from the sea after more than 1,300 years, have ignited religious debate in Egypt.
- Did early man take his first steps in Asia?
- Christian archaeology team believes it has found Noah’s Ark.
- Bones and tusks dating back 400,000 years are the earliest signs in Britain of ancient humans butchering elephants for meat.
- Dinosaur has means to be mother of all meat-eaters.
- 5000-year-old settlement areas found in Bolaghi Gorge.
- The quest for the metal library in the tunnels and caves beneath Ecuador and Peru.
- Etruscan expert announces historic discovery at ancient site.
- Scientists believe they will soon be able to detect gravity waves.
- Ants find their way home using pedometers.
- Study detects prejudice in the human brain.
- Research indicates mice feel empathy. Hopefully, they’ll find a gene that they can transfer to us humans.
- Nearly half of elementary school teachers admit to bullying students.
- Lost world: Is society’s divorce from nature putting the planet at peril?
- Princeton researchers find that the link between income and happiness is mainly an illusion.
- How cooperation can evolve in a cheater’s world.
- Farming for Ethanol would have serious consequences for forests, food production.
- Plants that build homes for bacteria could do without chemical nitrogen.
- Get ready for internet toll roads.
- There’s a message coming through, captain. Translating babble into Babel.
- ‘Apocalypto’ now for Mel, Maya and historians.
- The truth about the Superman curse.
- Remembering Who We Are: Apela Colorado and the Indigenous Mind.
- Preserver of the past giving ancient cosmology a graphic form.
- Multiple UFOs photographed in Greece. (Scroll down.)
- Strange lights in the Phoenix sky.
- Tim Hildebrandt remembered.
- Power, Paranoia and Presidential Tyranny: a review of Ron Suskind’s The One Percent Doctrine. Amazon US & UK.
- Vale to Babylon: The Neo-Assyrian Empire offers lessons for the present age. Parts l, II, and III. I’m not sure how to describe these articles, but I read section III, The Armies of Ashur, on how the iron age changed the balance of power in the Hittite Empire, first. And yes, I read magazines backwards too.
- The NYSun touts British Bill of Rights as The Independent charts a nine-year-long assault on civil liberties that surely must have Churchill spinning in his grave.
- It’s somehow reassuring to know there are still knights in shining armour, even if they are (pre)occupied with jousting rather than chivalry.
Quote of the Day:
The white man is clever, but he is not wise.
Ishi, the last member of the Yahi tribe