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Posting Rick’s news for him, after I made him stay up far too late…shame on me.

  • The discovery of an enormous chamber beneath the Indonesian cave where the Hobbit was discovered could settle the debate once and for all.
  • Here’s an article with a great photo slideshow about the Olmec-influenced ancient city discovered in Mexico.
  • Here’s a pic of a sandstone lintel painted with gilded solar child deities excavated at the Temple of Mut in Luxor.
  • Recent archaeological discoveries suggest Stonehenge had its own community who held grand feasts.
  • Analysis of pollen found in fragments of China’s terracotta warriors suggests they were constructed in different locations.
  • Residents of a remote Chinese village are hoping DNA tests will prove their Roman ancestry. They’re pretty close to Urumchi, and other caucasian mummies found in the Taklamakan desert.
  • China has launched a navigation satellite to kick off a busy year that will include their first Moon probe. If it doesn’t work they’ll just shoot it down.
  • Google has agreed to blur some satellite images of India viewable via Google Earth, the Indian Government citing security concerns.
  • Are China and India keeping knowledge of an underground UFO base in the Himalayas secret?
  • Watch this website for an upcoming interview with Siberian shaman Biven Mamonta, sharing his thoughts on Tantra, shamanism, and the use of hallucinogenic drugs for consciousness exploration.
  • A qigong practitioner says you can’t fake the Full Lotus when you’re levitating 9 feet in the air.
  • Scientists think they’ve figured out a key mechanism that allows tiny amounts of substances like LSD to trigger powerful hallucinogenic experiences.
  • Physicists have devised a way to see extra dimensions. It’d be one helluva shock to see someone (or something) staring back at you.
  • The Orange Orb ponders how to separate reasonable skepticism from the unreasonable sort. Dunk them under water, and if they don’t drown then they’re a witch!
  • UFO Mystic Greg Bishop says that skepticism is not a dirty word.
  • Part 2 of a UFO Media Matters feature discusses whether NASA is altering Mars photos.
  • Does Dan Aykroyd possess exclusive photographs and video footage of the O’Hare UFO? Has he confirmed there’ll be a Ghostbusters 3? You should see Steven Spielberg’s out-of-this-world collection.
  • With memories of the Mad Cow epidemic still fresh, the UK is in the grip of a Bird Flu outbreak. If you’re in the UK, you might want to watch the film 28 Days Later — or just stop eating chicken.
  • Happy birthday Hiram Maxim, the inventor of the machine gun, born Feb 5th 1840. If you could travel back in time …
  • … you would help fantasy novelist David Eddings, who burnt down his office; but not on purpose.

Quote of the Day:

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.

Philip K. Dick