The news isn’t sorted by theme today, it’s random madness.
- The Mojave Desert was once a giant’s doodle pad. No, it’s nothing like the Cerne Abbas Giant!
- Speaking of Mojave petroglyphs, Gary David’s The Orion Zone: Ancient Star Cities of the American Southwest is a must read if you’re interested in Native America (my review is in Sub Rosa 6).
- Five years of drought have left Australian land parched and towns on the brink of economic ruin.
- Two species of fish are being discovered each week by an ambitious program.
- A radical new cancer treatment uses highly accelerated ion particles to target tumours without the dangerous side-effects of current methods.
- A 4800-year-old artificial eyeball has been discovered in Iran’s Burnt City.
- NASA launches its first night-time space shuttle lift-off in four years. Here’s a pic to show why they should do it every year.
- Is caffeine a possible cause of psychological disorders in the long term? Better that than the psychological disorder I suffer if I don’t get my cup of tea in the mornings.
- Posthuman Blues explore cryptoterrestrials — beings not from space, but from within a Hollow Earth.
- Lactose tolerance in East Africans points to a recent human evolution.
- We [think we] know who created the Nazca lines — but why did they do it?
- Why some old books are stirring up a new debate about the meaning of Jesus. Instead of Santa Claus at the local mall, I saw kids sitting on Dan Brown’s knee!
- The Other Side of Truth has a video link with Stan Friedman discussing UFO frauds and Bob Lazar.
- For scientists at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, global warming is not a matter of debate, it is a simple fact.
- If it’s not a chupacabra, then is it a Shunka Warak’in?
- A superefficient, cost-effective solar cell breaks conversion records, and the Energiser Bunny’s heart.
- Before the Wright Brothers, there were UFOs.
- The remains of Snippy the horse, one of the first reported cases of the animal mutilation phenomenon in 1967, are at the centre of a custody battle.
- Scientists spot a tsunami-like shock wave on the surface of the Sun.
- Jupiter, Mercury and Venus will form a threesome in the sky just before dawn this Sunday.
- New DNA evidence proves the driver of Princess Diana’s car was drunk on the night of her fatal crash.
- Yarr, here be sea monsters, and no landlubbin’ scientists be disagreein’ with me or they be meetin’ ol’ Davey Jones!
- The strange case of a Bishop in the back of a Mercedes chucking children’s toys out of the window and announcing: “I’m the Bishop of Southwark. It’s what I do!”?
- Perhaps he was shocked by the news that Swiss Army Knives never had a device for removing a stone from a horse’s hoof.
Thanks Kat, Pam and Neil G.
Quote of the Day:
What shakes the eye but the invisible?