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Water water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink.

  • Coinciding with World Water Week, experts are warning there must be a radical global rethink on water management to repair the worsening water resource crisis.
  • Taking the first positive step, China will invest billions of yuan to combat its dire water pollution problems.
  • Money can’t help the drought-stricken south-western provinces, as areas like Chongqing struggle to deal with a lack of fresh water.
  • Despite the warnings of health officials, people are still flocking to a Mumbai beach to drink sea water that has turned sweet.
  • Problems of fresh water shortages is a global problem, according to a WWF report. Good to know Stone Cold Austin cares about the environment.
  • Despite the country’s water crisis, Australians are more concerned about terrorism (and what’s on television tonight).
  • 115 million years ago, Australia was once home to ancient reptiles that swam in huge icy lakes.
  • Mammoth sperm frozen in permafrost for thousands of years may help bring them back to life. Anyone like to volunteer to be a surrogate mother?
  • Researchers at America’s very posh National Academy of Sciences claim the Flores Island Hobbit is nothing but a deformed caveman. Their words, not mine.
  • Scientists have discovered a unique gene sequence that appears to play a role in the development of the cerebral cortex and human evolution.
  • A backward sunspot seen a few weeks ago is a sign the next solar cycle is beginning, which could delay planned missions to the moon over the next few years.
  • A small hi-tech firm in Dublin has developed a free energy technology that could power everything from mobile phones to cars. Gee U2 are an amazing band.
  • Ajay Sarma, a lecturer in physics from India, says he has found a conceptual loophole in Einstein’s famous equation.
  • Can science provide the answers to some of the world’s most perplexing questions? This question doesn’t count.
  • Several passengers aboard a flight from Volgograd to Moscow witness UFOs.
  • Missing Time is a new website dedicated to sharing paranormal research.
  • Alien Log is a new novel by Dr Robert Farrell, a retired professor with a keen interest in UFOs and alien life (Amazon US or UK). A review’s coming soon.
  • A Nigerian-born doctor in the US has witnessed many things he can’t explain, and keeps an open mind. But does he give his patients a lollipop?
  • New research suggests men and women have significantly different dreams. Then I must be an extraterrestrial considering the dreams I have (ask me about the monkey dream).
  • If you have access, the History Channel is premiering a documentary about the Egyptian Book of the Dead on August 22nd.
  • A Madrid museum is returning a centuries-old mummy to the Canary Islands.
  • Is the mummy connected to the Canary Islands’s Pyramids of Guimar?
  • A 2400-year-old chariot has been excavated in China, with horse remains amazingly preserved in mid gallop. Great pic.

Thanks Neila, Alex and Kat.

Quote of the Day:

And you can dream
So dream out loud
And don’t let the bastards grind you down

U2, “Acrobat” (from their album Achtung Baby)