News on a Saturday? What can I say — the spirit moved me.
- After analyzing archival imagery, astronomers now say the chance of an asteroid impacting Mars on Jan. 30 is about 4 percent — but stand by for further updates.
- How Mars could have been warm and wet but limestone free.
- Cannabinoids, the active components in marijuana, may suppress tumor invasion in highly invasive cancers, according to a study published Dec. 25 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Time to repeal that ‘Schedule 1’ classification.
- New finds at Temple of Amun at Karnak, Egypt.
- Archaeologists uncover ‘extraordinary site’ in Puerto Rico.
- 800-year-old Aztec pyramid found in Mexico City. Another nice photo here.
- Before the Inca, Peru’s Sicán metallurgists ushered in the Bronze Age with techniques that amaze even today’s most skilled metalworkers.
- Scattered around the Spanish coastline, 700 shipwrecks lie laden with more gold and silver than in the vaults of the Bank of Spain.
- Remains of 2500-year-old advanced civilization discovered at the bottom of Lake Issyk Kul in the Kyrgyz Mountains.
- In 747 BC, A Kushite king conquered mighty Egypt and established a 100-year rule by ‘The Black Pharaohs’.
- The fabled land of Yam, a trading partner of Old Kingdom Egypt, may finally have been located — 700 km west of the Nile, in the middle of the Sahara desert.
- In a mysterious wetland miles below the Antarctic ice, rivers longer than the Amazon connect to dozens of freshwater lakes.
- New finding show that greenhouse warming 55 million years ago was caused by a relatively rapid increase of CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere.
- For the first time ever, astronomers see the visible light scattered by the atmosphere of an exoplanet.
- Take a photographic tour of the remote Doomsday Vault deep inside a Norwegian mountain.
- Pope says every diocese must have a squad of trained exorcists.
- Dan Jackson recounts his meeting with Bigfoot.
- ‘UFOs are seen as a joke but it’s almost an absolute certainty they exist.’
Quote of the Day:
We may discover resources on the moon or Mars that will boggle the imagination, that will test our limits to dream. And the fascination generated by further exploration will inspire our young people to study math, and science, and engineering and create a new generation of innovators and pioneers.
George W Bush, speech at NASA Headquarters, Jan. 14, 2004