One door may have closed, but another will open. If only I could find the lightswitch in the dark…
- Exploring the Buddhist temples of Kamakura, Japan.
- Bedouin and breakfast: staying at a desert camp in Oman’s Wahiba Sands.
- Carpet of stone: Westminster Abbey’s 13th century mosaic floor.
- The mystery of Stonehenge hinges on unusual blue stones.
- Comedian Bill Bailey fell in love with Stonehenge as a lad.
- The Newark Holy Stones are fake, but there’s a reason behind the conspiracy.
- Archaeological treasures abound in Ireland, but many are left exposed and neglected.
- A 1200-year-old Viking trading settlement has been discovered in Ireland.
- Archaeologists have unearthed two stone circles, possibly 5000-years-old, on the moors near Manchester.
- On separate continents, two cultures were building pyramids: Giza in Egypt and Caral in Peru.
- Dutch scientists say a reversal of the Earth’s magnetic poles is long overdue.
- Is Dr Who gay? He might swing both ways, he does have two hearts.
- In 2015 a NASA spacecraft will fly into the Sun’s corona. Ain’t no Sunshine.
- Two US astrobiologists propose covering the moon in mirrors and reflecting sunlight to attract the attention of ETs. That’s why they crashed at Roswell.
- As Tom Cruise spins with Oprah, ex-Scientology kids bravely tell their stories.
- Researchers have found a way to mimic marijuana’s pain and anxiety relief, without the side effects and legal issues. So instead of growing it naturally, we’ll be paying Big Pharmaceuticals a fortune for artificial chemicals?
- The 2008 Global Marijuana March recently took place, but you won’t see mainstream media sources turn up in a Google news search.
- Taking an ayahuasca trip: hallucinogenic tourism and sage advice.
- The Pentagon will build a $5billion tourism and commercial centre in Baghdad, including shopping mall, Disney-style amusement park, and golf course. Imagine Falling Down if Michael Douglas was a Wahabi muslim.
- An excellent editorial on the problems of religious sensivity and free speech. It’s not what you say, but how you say it.
- New terrorism early-warning system will use psychics, but it’s not the first time.
- The forgotten history of WWII Japanese balloon bombs.
- Burma cyclone update: officials estimate up to 80’000 people were killed by the cyclone and tsunami. Almost twenty years of Junta oppression, including the violent crackdown last year, and now Nature. If you want to help, Medicins Sans Frontieres, UNICEF, and the World Food Programme are good places to start.
Thanks Greg, Kat and Perceval.
Quote of the Day:
“Please use your liberty to promote ours.”