There are worlds of mysteries yet to be solved. So let’s get to it.
- Pyramids packed with seashells: Many of Egypt’s most famous monuments, such as the Sphinx and Cheops pyramid at Giza, contain hundreds of thousands of marine fossils.
- MIT scientists think some of the blocks of Egypt’s Great Pyramid may have been cast from synthetic material.
- Nazi treasure, giant scorpions, and a crystal skull: the real-life exploits of British adventurer Frederick Albert Mitchell-Hedges read like an Indiana Jones script.
- Incan Skull Surgery: Holes in ancient skulls reflect skilled medical care which rarely caused infections or killed patients.
- Murals in Bamian caves show oil-based paints were used in Afghanistan up to 800 years before they first appeared in European art.
- When hanging was too good for some: Thanks to the online publication of details of nearly 200,000 Old Bailey trials, many of history’s black sheep have been named and shamed.
- Parachute that Da Vinci drew is made to work… after 523 years.
- Amateur archaeologists find ancient ‘Thyng’ in Sherwood Forest.
- Cracks In The Foundation: Fundamental Geological Assumption Relating To Planet Earth Not Quite True.
- Some light in Earth’s aurora glow is polarized — a state not thought possible for the aurora.
- Researchers discover crisscrossing patterns of currents running throughout the world’s oceans.
- Swimming orangutans’ spearfishing exploits amaze wildlife experts.
- Researchers expect medical bonanza from the venom of predatory sea snails.
- New approach strikes at the core of Alzheimer’s — when tested in mice, the strategy halved amyloid beta production.
- Biologist discovers the eye uses light to reset the biological clock through a mechanism separate from the ability to see.
- Trojan horse of viruses revealed.
- The miracle berry. I’m still wondering, why the surveilance?
- Enzymes that regulate genetic expression found to be just as important as the genome itself.
- Charles Fort: The man who created the Fortean Times.
- There’s talk of Bigfoot encounters around the Sequoia National Forest in California, and Professor Jeff Meldrum reports hair and flesh samples from a Canadian site indicate something with a DNA signature between human and chimpanzee is roaming the North American woods.
- What if you could make fuel for your car in your backyard for a fraction of what you’re now paying at the pump?
- US Air Force calls for 21st-century Apollo-style programme to develop greener fuels and tackle global warming.
- Wall Street, Run Amok.
Quote of the Day:
A procession of the damned.
By the damned, I mean the excluded.
We shall have a procession of data that Science has excluded.
Battalions of the accursed, captained by pallid data that I have exhumed, will march. You’ll read them — or they’ll march. Some of them livid and some of them fiery and some of them rotten.
Some of them are corpses, skeletons, mummies, twitching, tottering, animated by companions that have been damned alive. There are giants that will walk by, though sound asleep. There are things that are theorems and things that are rags; they’ll go by like Euclid, arm in arm with the spirit of anarchy. Here and there will flit little harlots. Many are clowns. But many are of the highest respectability. Some are assassins. There are pale stenches and gaunt superstitions and mere shadows and lively malices: whims and amiabilities. The naive and the pedantic and the bizarre and the grotesque and the sincere and the insincere, the profound and the puerile.