Dream out loud.
- Quarry companies in Western Australia destroyed over 900 aboriginal rock engravings, some over 12000 years old, with government approval.
- More UFO sightings in the Texan skies. Bill Knell summarises.
- A book review of The Tujunga Canyon Contacts by Ann Druffel and D. Scott Rogo, an updated edition with new chapters investigating the classic alien abduction case (Amazon US & UK).
- Marc Miller searches for the legendary Buru lizard in India’s northeastern Himalayas (Part 1 of 5), inspired by Loren Coleman’s Cryptozoology A to Z (Amazon US or from Cryptozoology.com).
- This weekend Bhutan’s Dharma King will be empowered as the Druk Gyalpo.
- Inca nobility imported servants to maintain Machu Picchu.
- Protecting Catal Huyuk, Anatolia’s 8000-year-old city, from weather.
- Rituals held at Viking gravesites were the beginnings of the Norse sagas.
- Vikings brushed their beards before raping and pillaging.
- Alien fish have been caught in Swedish waters, puzzling anglers and experts.
- What’s the mystery creature lurking in the waters of Kouris Dam in Cyprus?
- Mexico City’s ‘water monster’ — the Axolotl salamander, not RPJ — is almost extinct.
- Australia’s Tasmanian Devil will be extinct in 10 years.
- Chimps compile Nixon-style ‘enemies list’. I always carry a banana.
- Rebels have taken over a park in the Democratic Republic of Congo that is home to the majority of the world’s last mountain gorillas.
- Henry Thoreau endorsed civil disobedience… and dabbled in climatology?
- What the public — and many MIT students — don’t get about climate change.
- Home is where the hydrogen and solar power is.
- Libby Purves overcomes her allergy to Dawkins and weighs in on the fairy tales vs science debate. Why can’t we all just live happily ever after?
Quote of the Day:
“We can keep from a child all knowledge of earlier myths, but we cannot take from him the need for mythology.”