Can the internet spring a leak? I have no idea how my house used up 12gig in one month. Wait a second, the cat told me about the cheese article…
- Experts have unearthed a 5000-year-old Neolithic settlement in the Orkney Islands as important as Skara Brae.
- A 13000-year-old carving discovered in a cave is being hailed as one of the most significant examples of prehistoric art ever found in Britain.
- A 2300-year-old Persian cup may be decorated with the world’s oldest animation. Watch video of the cup in motion while you ponder cave-art as manga.
- NASA technology has revealed the ancient site of Angkor was once part of an urban settlement the size of London.
- Another article about the discovery, asking why this ancient Cambodian capital disappeared.
- Google maps of Sydney have been blurred and censored in preparation for September’s APEC summit. Now we’ll never know why Dubya crossed the road.
- Media commentator Joe Bageant discusses the holographic nature of American media, and how to see through the illusions.
- Australian police cars go high-tech. They don’t hover or fire lasers, and still guzzle fossil fuels.
- A flexible paper battery slightly larger than a postage stamp can only produce 2.3 volts, but the future is bright.
- The decapitated head of a snake has bitten a man.
- Infrared video of California squirrels intimidating rattlesnakes by heating their tails. Another century of evolution and they’ll fire laser beams from their eyes.
- The strange tale of Gef the talking mongoose.
- New research says the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has not created a wildlife haven like previous studies have claimed.
- Teaching parapsychology in higher education makes Dawkins choke on his tea, and writing an article about it gets you abuse and ridicule.
- Nick Redfern highlights an extract from the report of a UFO encounter involving the British Police Force, thanks to the Freedom of Information Act.
- Story (with video) of the UFO symposium in Denver that Kat didn’t go to.
- Balls of light are being seen across the UK, but not all can be explained as super-heated plasma.
- The science of dreams and cheese-based hallucinogens. Monty Python’s cheese shop sketch takes on a whole new meaning.
- Mushrooms are packed with Vitamin D. I’m a smurf with mushrooms.
- Archaeologists say they’ve uncovered evidence of the world’s biggest prehistoric brewing industry in Ireland. They’re at the pub right now, researching.
Thanks Greg, Kat and cat.
Quote of the Day:
This ‘flying saucer’ situation is not at all imaginary or seeing too much in some natural phenomena. Something is really flying around. The phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious.
Gen. Nathan Twining, Chief of Staff US Air Force (1953 – 1957)