Another bunch of links to waste your day on. I wouldn’t be offended if you turned off your computer and did something more positive with your time…
- Dig unearths Round Table evidence at Windsor Castle. Perhaps they found the body of Sir Cumference…
- Study suggest ancient mint painkilling remedy actually works.
- Lebanon’s historical sites escape conflict unscathed. Article has some nice accompanying images.
- French excavation reveals Neanderthal ‘creative side‘.
- Religious zealots destroy ancient Arctic petroglyphs. ‘Neanderthals’ of a different kind…
- Mayan civilisation collapsed when they learned their kings weren’t Gods. What’s the implication for 21st century civilisation?
- Saviour of Iraq’s antiquities flees to Syria.
- Zahi gives the rundown on the Ramses II statue relocation.
- Forget bandwagon-jumping books. These days the bandwagon is suing Dan Brown.
- Have Russian soldiers found the carcass of a Plesiosaur (with plenty of images)?
- Scientists puzzled by straying ocean mammals. And plesiosaurs.
- The Pope may embrace intelligent design. Are popes allowed to embrace?
- Twins help in sexual orientation study. Stop fantasising boys, it’s not what you think…
- The future make-over: an interview with Nick Bostrom, director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, UK.
- How many Presidents does it take to change a light-bulb? One apparently: is Bush switching off the light that David Hume turned on, 230 years ago?
- Extreme sea-bed survival boosts hopes of aliens. Are we talking aliens, or Aliens? I’m definitely not hoping for Aliens.
- Chimps make great teachers and students. Hail to the chimp!
- Flies provide aerodynamic model for tiny flying vehicles.
- NASA races to protect shuttle from approaching storm.
- Four new satellite galaxies of the Milky Way have been identified.
- USAF commander predicts future attacks on American satellites (not galaxies).
- Lockheed Martin’s ‘Skunkworks’ comes up with a mini-Concorde.
- Rethinking the internal combustion engine.
Quote of the Day:
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.