Have you noticed that ‘unavoidable interruptions’ multiply in direct proportion to the perceived importance of any project you’re working on?
- Giant dinosaur fossil extracted from ice on top of Antarctic mountain.
- Archaeologists find a bag of tools left near the wall of a residence more than 14,000 years ago.
- Halo of stars surrounding the Milky Way is made up of two parts that spin in opposite directions.
- Missing comet baffles scientists.
- Physicists do the math on warp drive science.
- Shiver me shattered timbers: Remains of Captain Kidd’s ship has been found, lying in just 10 feet of water, in Caribbean.
- Recent research suggests Captain Kidd was wrongly convicted of piracy.
- Scientists have discovered waves that flow deep in the Pacific Ocean.
- The British media is awash with speculation that Adolf Hitler’s love child may have been born in the UK in 1940, and he could still be living there.
- Bali talks end with surprise agreement — or seem to, for about five minutes, before…
- US pours cold water on Bali optimism.
- Monbiot karate-kicks Gore’s halo: America will keep on wrecking climate talks as long as those with vested interests in oil and gas fund its political system.
- The Hogs and the Bees: Mother Nature and humanity are apparently in sharp disagreement as to what constitutes sustainable agriculture.
- Very ‘Damn Interesting’: The Ethyl-Poisoned Earth.
- Undark and the Radium Girls.
- Arctic ice is melting faster than ever, causing surface waters to warm as much as 5 degrees celsius above average.
- A magma hotspot could be a contributing factor to Greenland’s record ice melt.
- Australian PM Kevin Rudd goes ahead with plans for the Australian Navy to keep an eye on Japanese whalers. Predictably, Japan refuses to cancel its planned slaughter of 1000 whales, including Humpbacks, for ‘scientific research’.
- U.S. Navy ordered to lessen the harm its high-power sonar inflicts on whales and marine life. Did the Judge tell them to turn it down as if the Navy are just playing music too loudly?
- Despite assurances that HAARP is benign, some still think that the U.S. Military is keeping its real uses secret.
- London bosses spend a record £120 million in two days for Christmas office parties.
- Having dropped out of school at age 11, a real-life Willy Wonka has opened his own chocolate factory at age 16, after achieving a qualification in chocolate making from the prestigious Callebaut Academy.
- Christmas comes early as reindeer flies through the sky.
- Strength in numbers: Group of female vigilantes become the scourge of violent husbands, inefficient policemen and corrupt officials.
Quote of the Day:
It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble — it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.