Late news today, due to my need to party down. Happy birthday Narelle!
- The Enfield poltergeist lives again (poor choice of words?).
- Can a space alien rest in peace? The legend of the Aurora UFO crash.
- Guillermo del Toro, director of the excellent movie Pan’s Labyrinth, has accepted monsters into his heart, rather than Jesus.
- Man pierces Milosevic’s grave with a stake, to stop his evil spirit from haunting the area.
- American’s get an ‘F’ in religion.
- You can’t travel back in time, say scientists. If proved incorrect, would it be ethically wrong for them to travel back in time and change this news story? If not, they would have done so already, therefore proving that they are correct. I think. Actually, I’ve lost myself completely…
- Early gospels acquired by the Vatican.
- ‘Lucy’ is up for a trip to the States. Does she get fingerprinted too?
- New paper challenges 1491 Amazonian population theories.
- Indian government says there are no archaelogical studies to support the existence of the Ram Sethu bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka, despite NASA’s images of an isthmus joining the two countries.
- The Indus Valley civilisation was more varied and widespread than is currently thought, says Professor of Archaeology.
- More on the Seven New Wonders of the World survey which has caused Zahi’s blood pressure to skyrocket.
- Do California’s cloudbursts pave the way for quakes? More likely it’s Danny Carey doing some double kick drills.
- GM plans all-electric car in 2010.
- Is your carpet making you fat?
- The slacker’s guide to serendipitous research.
- Pwnage news: Homeland Security to revive Total Information Awareness supersnooping project. You just gotta love the Information Awareness Office logo (damn those Illuminati overlords!)….
- Captain America dies. It’s a funny insight into international mindsets…if there was a Captain Australia, dressed in an Australian flag, we would probably mess our pants laughing so hard.
- Lester Grinspoon (father of our favourite astrobiologist, David Grinspoon, close friend of Carl Sagan and John Mack, and inspiration for the name of the Australian band Grinspoon), says that marijuana is a wonder drug. Also: British investigation says drug laws are “driven by moral panic“, and need a “major overhaul”.
Quote of the Day:
If marijuana were a new discovery rather than a well-known substance carrying cultural and political baggage, it would be hailed as a wonder drug.