There’s no shortage of news today, but exploring an occasional tangent can also be interesting. Ever tried a taste of conspiracy rap? My current fave is ‘Special’, from Voice’s The Chaotic Order, the 1st song listed in the player on this page. For Voice’s 9/11 rap, click the 4th song in the list.
- ‘Hobbit’ cave dig set to restart.
- Australian caverns give up huge fossil haul. Artist’s image of a marsupial lion.
- Archaeologists discover ancient Olmec-influenced city of Zazacatla near Mexico City. More.
- Italian police find carvings of ancient gladiators. Unsurprisingly, Hollywood’s ‘sword and sandal’ epics got it wrong.
- Fancy Temple Era street found in Jerusalem.
- Archaeologists protest scheduled flooding of ancient Turkish site.
- The mathematics of Ancient Egypt.
- Winds over North America blew in reverse during last Ice Age.
- New Ice Age theory: Our Sun may have a dimmer switch.
- Mars’ missing air might just be hiding.
- Hints of huge water reservoirs on Mars.
- Hot new mystery surrounds Saturn.
- The ‘Galactic Mask’ Unveiled, by Thunderbolts.info’s David Talbott.
- The invisible sex dance of psychedelic spiders.
- Fish found to be capable of human-like logic.
- Nervous mice lead researchers to regulator of anxiety.
- Damage to the brain’s insula instantly wipes out nicotine addiction. As for a cure in the here and now…
- The downsides of auto pollution: longer-lasting clouds, but paradoxically, less rain and low-level winds. Not to mention, car fumes stunt lung growth in children.
- Ecstacy: the new prescription drug? What a long strange trip it’s been – from raves to Slate.
- Inability to correctly identify familiar odors may be an early indication of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Enviro-cateclysm of the week: Australian expert says world faces megafire threat.
- Affluenza (Amazon US, soon & UK, now): An epidemic of mindless consumerism, with its compulsive pursuit of money and possessions, is making people richer but sadder.
- Democracy Now exclusive: Newly-released emergency calls in North Dakota town reveal dangers of media consolidation. Includes an interview with Eric Klinenberg, author of Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media (Amazon US & UK).
- In the Shadow of the Moon, a feel-good flick which uses previously unseen NASA footage and new interviews with 10 surviving Apollo astronauts to illuminate the gutsy glory of the Apollo space missions, has become the first documentary hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. An interview with Buzz Aldrin about the film (scroll down).
- French to reveal UFO secrets.
- Will a judgement at Easter resurrect Baigent and Leigh?
- Opus Dei complain about a ‘defamatory portrayal’ in BBC drama Waking the Dead.
- Rabelais: The First Thelemite.
- Have you explored your magical Buddha nature?
Big thanks to Greg!
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