Need a laugh?
- NeanderTOOL Man: Dig gives cavemen’s thick-headed image a makeover.
- Astronomical references in Homer’s Odyssey appear to confirm that the return of Odysseus to the island of Ithaca coincided with a solar eclipse on April 16, 1178BC.
- Backstreet workshop is set to become UK’s latest tourist attraction due to family’s habit of never throwing anything away.
- You Are What You Keep: Psychologist says your stuff reveals a lot more about you than you’d think. Gosling’s book Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You is available at Amazon US & UK.
- It’s mine, I tell you: Mankind’s inner chimpanzee refuses to let go.
- Inti Raymi: Thousands gather in Cusco, Peru today to celebrate Festival of the Sun.
- The blood of Dresden: Kurt Vonnegut was a prisoner of war in Dresden during the allied bombing raids and was later forced to dig out bodies from the ruined city. In papers discovered by his son after his death last year, he provides a searing eyewitness account of the ‘obscene brutality’ that inspired his novel Slaughterhouse-Five. Extracted from Vonnegut’s Armageddon in Retrospect (Amazon US & UK).
- Eating Away History: Micro-organisms are destroying Angkor Wat and other historic landmarks.
- Microbe colonies show sophisticated learning behaviors.
- Why glass is glass: Scientists say glass is actually in a ‘jammed’ state of matter, an insight which could lead to futuristic metal alloys.
- NASA’s Hansen: Humans Still Loading Climate Dice.
- Are Big Oil and Big Coal Climate Criminals?
- Cosmic Log: Revving up electric cars.
- Wildlife at risk in Kenyan wetlands: Biofuel project’s controversial sugar cane plantation to occupy more than 80 sq miles of Tana river delta.
- Residue of weedkiller in government-issued manure is stunting the growth of vegetable gardens all over the UK.
- Bridgend suicides linked to radio waves from mobile phone transmitter masts near the homes of the 22 victims.
- Travelling with the ship monitoring rapid Arctic change.
- Robots: Nothing to lose but their chains.
- Apes plan for the future.
- Take two rads and call me in the morning: Professor believes short-term controlled exposure to low doses of radiation may significantly improve our health.
- On the trail of the ‘Indian Yeti’.
- Great photo of flying saucers.
- Amazing images of clouds taken from space.
- Gary McKinnon on hacking off America.
- US court rejects ‘enemy combatant’ classification of a prisoner held at Guantanamo Bay.
- Guantanamo: Beyond The Law — McClatchy Newspapers’ 8-month investigation.
Quote of the Day:
An animal resting or passing by leaves crushed grass, footprints, and perhaps droppings, but a human occupying a room for one night prints his character, his biography, his recent history, and sometimes his future plans and hopes. I further believe that personality seeps into walls and is slowly released.