Who knows – this could well be one of those paradigm-shifting days. Shall we all start looking for a rock to hide under, or have you already made other plans?
- Seven-stone megalith discovered 40 feet below the surface of Ontario lake.
- Inscriptions more than 10,000 years old discovered in cave in Sri Lanka. With photo.
- Relic older than the pyramids found by Orkney plumber.
- Israeli archaeologists find remains of ancient city (great video), preserved beneath a Roman road.
- The ‘fairy chimneys’ and tunnel cities of Turkey’s Cappadocia.
- Venus and Mars: Surprising similarities found.
- Crashed Genesis probe yields Sun secrets.
- Frozen life cubes.
- Building Dextre the robot both frustrating and elating for astronauts. Testing now underway.
- Oz boffins say royal jelly turns bee larvae into queens by boosting the activity of particular genes.
- World’s glaciers suffer record shrinkage.
- Chinook salmon have vanished without a trace.
- Historian looks at human evolution and cultural advances through the lens of mood-altering substances. Daniel Lord Smail’s On Deep History and the Brain is available at Amazon US & UK.
- Researchers say overeating disrupts an entire network of genes, causing obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
- Woman says new kidney changed her whole personality.
- Big Brother and TiVo are watching you.
- X Prize Foundation kicks off contest for affordable 100 mpg car.
- Bad Bad Movie Physics.
- Fed acts Sunday to prevent global bank run Monday. Chaos ensues.
- Update: Bear Stearns’ rock-bottom fire-sale price, and the Fed’s expanded lending for the first time since the Great Depression have sent shock waves throughout the world.
- Pyramids, crop circles, and a tasty slice of pi, warmed over especially for Rick.
Quote of the Day:
Part of me lives in a world of new age remedies and science. And some of the science is a little like voodoo — but science was never an exact science. And personally I’d eat the arse out of a dead mole if it offered a fighting chance.
I intend to scream and harangue while there is time. I am, along with many others, scrabbling to stay ahead long enough to be there when the Cure comes along. There’s nearly as many of us as there are cancer sufferers, and it looks as if the number of people with dementia will double within a generation. It is a shock to find out that funding for Alzheimer’s research is just three percent of that to find cancer cures.
Author Terry Pratchett, on pledging $1million (£500,000) to the Alzheimer’s Research Trust.