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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?

Thanks, Greg.

Quote of the Day:

Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.

Abraham Lincoln