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We’re touching every base today.

  • Sex in space is more complicated than you might imagine. Think zero-gravity wetspot…
  • First men on the Moon used a ballpoint pen to fix a broken switch in the lunar module, allowing them to return home. Hopefully the broken switch had nothing to do with my first story.
  • They also saw a UFO, apparently. Here’s a long history by skeptical space historian James Oberg.
  • I’m not too sure what’s more astounding – that Google Earthers found this bizarre scale model of Chinese-Indian landscape, or that another Google Earther found the real patch of land that it is based on. Do you people know what the sun looks like?
  • American woman claims lineage from Jesus and Mary Magdalene, and scores a big book deal in the process. TDG comment deferred to Michael Prescott.
  • Vatican announces a commission to review the Marian apparitions of Medjugorje.
  • Cast and crew of The Ghost Whisperer describe phantom appearances.
  • Hallucinogens, psychedelics, entheogens, drugs – it’s a question of terminology (and intent).
  • Mysterious flying cryptid alert over at Cryptomundo (with photo).
  • Also over at CM, Loren Coleman goes in search of giant spiders. A special story for Frater Ijynx.
  • Japanese researcher creates an android copy of himself. I could use one of those at times…
  • Ice-age theory turned on its head by new study.
  • In India, it’s raining fish.
  • Live death freeze to be shown on television.
  • EU ministers agree to continue funding of embryonic stem cell research, while scientists describe Dubya as being out of touch and hypocritical after his veto. As usual, you can trust Jon Stewart for a massive takedown.
  • Indigo teen‘ says she can read people (with video).
  • Trust your gut – intuition is a handy ‘sixth sense’.
  • Killer Dragon‘ eludes cryptozoological team.
  • First footsteps of Polynesians’ ancestors tracked.
  • Archaeologists begin to worry about possible damage to ancient sites from the Israel-Hezbollah conflict.
  • The fight for Stonehenge has taken to the air.
  • Egypt to move giant Ramses statue from downtown Cairo, into the safety of a museum. Certainly looks impressive where it is at the moment though, I remember walking past it vividly.
  • Archaeology Magazine thinks that Semir Osmanagic is running a pyramid scheme.

Thanks Pam.

Quote of the Day:

I think it’s important to promote a culture of life…A society where every being counts, every person matters.

How many Iraq citizens have died in this war? Umm. I would say 30,000 more or less…

President George W. Bush (on stem cell research, and the Iraq war, respectively)