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Happy 5th birthday to my beautiful Isis! Not to mention, it’s TDG’s 8th birthday. Jameske’s under the pump, so today’s news covers the 30th and the 31st…

  • MRI research goes in search of the G-spot with a group of nuns. I’m talking about the ‘God-spot’ in the brain (of course…).
  • There’s Hitler, there’s Stalin, and then there’s Harry Potter – the Pope’s exorcist names the real ‘Axis of Evil’.
  • Scholar claims the Iliad and the Odyssey were written by a woman.
  • Uncovering the burial mounds of bronze age Scots.
  • Ancient secrets of the Balkans.
  • Wired tells of the science projects “that scare the #%@! out of us”.
  • Shuttle Atlantis to ride out storm on launch-pad. Let’s hope that it doesn’t ‘sink beneath the waves’ like its namesake…
  • Pluto vote hijacked in revolt.
  • The mystery of China’s Celtic mummies.
  • The explosion that shattered solar theory.
  • From hot to cold in the Arctic.
  • Behind the scenes at Google Inc.
  • Astronomers tear up textbooks over stellar nurseries.
  • Katrina ignites scientific storm over hurricane trends.
  • 3000-year-old pyramid found in China.
  • Scholars use physics and maths to demolish horror movie concepts. Oh dear.
  • Lee Smolin calls bullsh*t on modern physics in his new book The Trouble with Physics (Amazon US and UK).
  • Have Cryptomundo readers figured out what that ‘Russian plesiosaur’ really is?
  • Ancient raptors likely feasted on early man.

Thanks J.

Quote of the Day:

I have been known as a crank, faddist, madman. Evidently the reputation is well deserved. For wherever I go, I draw to myself cranks, faddists, and madmen.

Gandhi