Our dear Greg – what a mensch! It only took a wife, three kids, and ten years of single-handedly footing all the bills for TDG to persuade him, finally, to ask all of us to pitch in. But apparently, residual ambivalence still wouldn’t allow him to ‘sticky’ his recent plea for our financial support of TDG to the top of the homepage. So, in case you missed it on July 1st, here’s a link to his post Funding the Future After Ten Years of TDG.
- Debate ignited by tablet, dated to the decades just before the birth of Jesus, which speaks of a messiah who will rise from the dead after three days. If they had watched Zeitgeist, The Movie (minutes 14 – 24), these scholars wouldn’t find this symbology so surprising.
- Astronomers throw doubt on date for Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain.
- Royal burial ground found in Egypt.
- Ancient Peruvian tomb unearthed.
- Pockmarked Earth: Chicken Little was right.
- Voyager spacecraft reveals Solar System edge.
- Messenger spacecraft shows smallest planet in the Solar System has become even smaller.
- Research involving the smallest atom and one of the smallest molecules shows the way energy is transferred at the molecular scale is fundamentally different than previously thought.
- Are we about to enter a new age for dirigibles?
- Want to fly? Don’t copy the birds and the bees. I see what they mean.
- Powering your house via your curtains?
- Sharp unveils solar-powered LCD television — for the 1.6 billion people who live in areas without utility-supplied electricity.
- Scientists discover how herpes virus hides in trigeminal nerves, and are testing a way to smoke it out so it can be eradicated. This may turn out to be good news for Alzheimer’s research.
- Human sperm: now of mice and men.
- The father of Dana Scully has passed away. You know the guy…Major Briggs, who helped uncover the entrance to the Black Lodge in Twin Peaks. Then went up in rank to General, changed his name to George Hammond, and headed up the USAF’s Stargate Command. Also known in real life as Don S. Davis.
- University of North Texas tests metallic fragments found in cemetery as part of UFO hunt into the infamous Aurora incident. Forget the price of fuel – that’s a news headline!
- Come stay at the Roswell resort: It’s out of this world.
- Faceless ‘aliens’ spotted in crowd at Wimbledon.
- Incredible sand drawing spans three miles of desert.
- How a goat named Luck changed a life. If you’d like to change more lives for the better, you can donate at Heifer International, or make a micro-loan at Kiva.org.
- Hitting out at what he terms the moral corruption of the medical industry, Nobel Laureate Sir John Sulston says medical profits are taking precedence over the needs of patients.
- Upstairs, downstairs: As the super-rich get even richer, a historian wonders, will social cohesion disintegrate?
- The Piper Alpha explosion was the world’s worst off-shore oil disaster. Only now, 20 years on, are the traumatised survivors finally able to tell the horrifying story. Stephen McGinty’s Fire in the Night: The Piper Alpha Disaster, published July 4, will soon be available at Amazon US & is available now at Amazon UK.
- How America is snooping on YOU, and may soon be snooping a whole lot more.
- Big pharma’s frenzy to develop Cannabis-based meds.
- Over the past forty years, the US government has spent $2.5 trillion on the war on some drugs: A look at who benefits. Make that, $2.5 trillion plus the opportunity costs of the US ban on the cultivation of industrial hemp.
Big thanks to Greg for contributing a bunch of today’s news.
Quote of the Day:
DynaSoar: You’re remembering the Journal of Irreproducible Research, and you’re misremembering the details.
The JIR was purchased by Blackwell Scientific. The staff had a hard time reproducing the good results they had working with their previous publisher, and indeed producing anything at all. The staff quit, and formed AIR.
kalirion: You mean Journal of Irreproducible Results.
DynaSoar: Of course I do. I was published in that too, so I misremember it accurately.
Read what I mean, not what I write. Oh, you already did.
DynaSoar and kalirion, somewhere on the web.