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Hot November night …

  • Researchers have unearthed a 27000-year-old Stone Age site in Austria, including two bodies that might be twins under a mammoth’s shoulder blade.
  • Human settlements almost 2400-years-old have been excavated near the ancient Nalanda University, India.
  • US scientists are using modern imaging techniques to digitally restore a rare 700-year-old Indian palm leaf manuscript on Hinduism.
  • A new exhibition in Paris will display ancient artifacts and secrets of the Sassanid empire.
  • A jar containing the skeleton of a dog discovered in a human grave in northern Iran has archaeologists puzzled. Man’s best friend until the end.
  • A Roman gravestone which depicts a mounted soldier holding a sword and a severed head will go on display in Lancashire.
  • The stone monolith recently discovered in Mexico city could be a massive headstone honouring one of the last Aztec rulers. More info, with pics.
  • Roadworkers in Hanoi, Vietnam, discovered the 1000-year-old Xa Tac altar belonging to the Ly Dynasty.
  • Parts of a 2000-year-old bronze drum belonging to the Dong Son culture was handed to museum authorities by a resident of Vietnam’s Phu Yen province.
  • Medical specialist and holistic practitioner Dr Amir Farid Isahak discusses the benefits of Qi, the energy of life.
  • Where were you before the Tree of Life, by Peter R. Farley, Volume 1.
  • Dark Energy has been discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope. Here’s more about this incredible discovery of 9-billion-year-old Dark Energy.
  • The first of four trailers for UFO: The Greatest Story Ever Denied by Jamie Escamila.
  • What is the UFO captured in these photographs over Palos Verdes?
  • Brazilian UFO researcher Jan Val Ellam is claiming contact with aliens could take place between November 16 2006 and April 30 2007. Dust off your tinfoil hat, fill the esky with ice and beer, and watch the skies from your roof on a lounge chair Greg.
  • Predictions of what life will be like in 2056 submitted to New Scientist magazine by some of the world’s prominent scientists don’t include aliens, but I still plan on sticking around.
  • If there are more people like the Secret Santa, who since 1979 has given away $1.3million on the streets of Kansas City, then the world will be a better place in 2056.
  • Here’s an article discussing the $100 laptops built by the One Laptop Per Child non-profit project for poor children. Bill Gates plays Scrooge and is not impressed, mocking the laptop.
  • Wikipedia has again been blocked in some parts of China. Maybe they consider academic/professional standards are more important than freedom of speech, but I doubt it.

Thanks Kat and Pam.

Quote of the Day:

I ate the mythology & dreamt.

Yusef Komunyakaa, “Blackberries”