News Briefs 03-09-2007By Katon Monday, September 3rd I’d like to go up this stairway to heaven. Ice Age blast ravaged America. Volcanoes key to Earth’s oxygen atmosphere. Study of zircon crystals from Australia indicate Earth may have cooled much more rapidly than previously thought. Genetic trigger for the Cambrian Explosion unraveled. The oldest living thing: 600,000-year-old bacteria extracted from ice cores. Human family tree now a tangled, messy bush. Ancient cities uncovered in the Middle East. Pristine Etruscan tomb discovered in Italy. Searching for seeds of the past: A modern wheat plant might have a few hundred parents from a breeding program, but the ancient wild varieties had hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of parents. On the drawing board: The Great Pyramid of …Germany. Rosetta’s Target Comet: Lumpy, Bumpy, Fluffy and Layered. Looking for life in and under Antarctic ice. Power to the People: Run your house on a Prius. John Kanzius, a retired TV station owner, believes he’s come up with a way to “burn” saltwater, by bombarding it with microwaves. Video. Evidence suggests corals farm a unique algae which contains 100 times more DNA that humans. Texas spiders’ monstrous webs baffle scientists. Video. Spreading deserts threaten world food supply. More. Geologic history shows rising oceans bring an increase in volcanic activity, earthquakes, giant submarine landslides and tsunamis. Paralysed man in US gets brain chip that reads his mind. Rocket fuel powers bionic arm. Point, Click … Eavesdrop: How the FBI Wiretap Net Operates. BIS, the world’s most prestigious financial body, says global economy is vulnerable to another 1930s-style depression. Quote of the Day: When will I begin my life again? One day I’ll fly away – leave all this to yesterday. Why live life from dream to dream, and dread the day that dreaming ends? Lyricist Joseph Leslie Sample. Here are Randy’s and Nicole’s versions. To hear more from Joe, go here, and click ‘Listen to samples’.