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Hope all my friends in the UK are still feeling excited about the ongoing Ashes series…

  • Was Britain’s last witch prosecuted because she was revealing government secrets?
  • Bones of horse which launched animal mutilation UFO-lore go up for sale on eBay.
  • NASA announces that Mars has water. Again. More here.
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter images previous spacecraft on the surface of Mars, including the 30-year-old Viking landers.
  • Vatican archaeologists believe they have found the tomb of the Apostle Paul. That’s the trouble with those Vatican types, bit too much believing going on.
  • Archaeologists uncover one of Christianity’s first churches, which was once thought to house the Ark of the Covenant.
  • Indian mythology captivates the West.
  • Is it getting hot in here? The ‘Goodbye Weapon‘ provides a sure way to get rid of an ugly crowd, without causing permanent harm (apparently). Defense Tech has the 411, including research documents testing the ability fo drunks to withstand pain. The highs and lows of being a volunteer…
  • Gene Simmons gets a case of tongue envy, with bat species taking record for the longest tongue – one and a half times the length of its body (with photo). You’ve gotta be able to make friends with that…
  • Marvin Minsky talks about computer love, with the release of his new book The Emotion Machine (Amazon US and UK). Will computers one day have tongues?
  • Should the Bamiyan Buddhas be restored?
  • Bat uses magnetic compass for long flights.
  • Researcher discovers universal baby language. “I call it ‘crying'”.
  • The climate change debate: it’s time to get back to the science.
  • Uri Geller’s Israeli reality show sees his life come full circle.
  • What’s the real “reason for the Season”? It’s just a big Sun party.
  • Flatulence forces plane to land. And I thought hot air rises…
  • Basketball stats shown live on player’s shirts.

Quote of the Day:

We rarely recognize how wonderful it is that a person can traverse an entire lifetime without making a single really serious mistake — like putting a fork in one’s eye or using a window instead of a door.

Marvin Minsky