I just found out, new power adapters for four-year-old monitors can be hard to come by.
- An almost perfect 29m-year-old fossilised skull from one of humankind’s earliest ancestors has been unearthed in Egypt.
- From the ‘news you couldn’t make up’ department: To keep back-from-the-dead ectoplasmic soldiers from giving away D-Day secrets, British intelligence agents, including Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, jailed a famous spiritualist for contravening the Witchcraft Act of 1735.
- Digital tricks preserve thousands of dinosaur tracks.
- Will an impending magnetic pole reversal spell danger for the Earth? An article from The Economist no less.
- ESA’s Cluster was in the right place and time to make a shocking discovery. The four spacecraft encountered a shock wave that kept breaking and reforming – predicted only in theory.
- Mexican sinkhole may lead NASA to Jupiter.
- Changes in deep ocean circulation triggered the two enormous ‘burps’ of carbon dioxide released from the depths of the ocean around Antarctica at the end of the last Ice Age.
- ‘My stroke left with me a foreign accent‘.
- Pwnage news: Google has drawn up plans to compile psychological profiles of millions of web users by covertly monitoring the way they play online games.
- Google study finds one in 10 web pages searched contains malicious code. No surprise to most of us.
- Spreading viruses as we breathe.
- Researcher says some children demonstrate unusual abilities after UFO and Extraterrestrial Encounters.
- Robbie Williams talks to dead people.
- Mike Oldfield talks about his slow, painful recovery from the mental health problems that underlay his 40-year musical career – and about his autobiography, Changeling.
- Depleted uranium weapons linked to lung cancer in new study.
- Human enhancement: right or wrong?
- Doom creator John Carmack’s Armadillo Aerospace is on track to win the 2007 Lunar Lander Challenge (with video link to test flight).
- Almost 30 years ago, NASA sent a gold record to the aliens. More pertinently though, were some of the strange images within due to Carl Sagan’s predilection for a toke or three?
Quote of the Day:
Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.