Kat’s away today to clean up her apartment after firemen hosed everything with foam to put out a small fire; thankfully she and the cats are okay. Advice to the kids: if you’re going to burn an effigy of Dick Cheney, do it outside.
- Science world excited by female Homo Erectus pelvis discovery.
- Archaeologists excavate 5500-year-old city in Pakistan that could be older than Mohenjo Daro (terrific photo slideshow).
- Persia’s shadhahvar may be the original unicorn, only this one’s not so nice.
- New biography of Darwin claims he was motivated by a hatred of slavery. Darwin’s Sacred Cause, by Adrian Desmond and James Moore (Amazon US & UK).
- Tasmanian Devil faces extinction due to a contagious facial cancer.
- Contamination of clean water by pharmaceutical companies is growing at an alarming rate worldwide, and tests in India have shocked researchers.
- Interview with Dr James Lovelock, who says humanity is on its last chance.
- A lucky few will get to see a ring of fire with today’s solar eclipse, and an unlucky few who don’t sit on cushions will feel one.
- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wants diplomatic response to ET.
- Nick Pope says RAF pilots were given orders to shoot down UFOs.
- Joe Capp discusses UFOs that don’t make sense.
- Witness relates 1963 encounter with small creatures peering through her window.
- Is UFO enthusiast Robbie Williams being scratched by a succubus when he sleeps? Isn’t having demonic women in your bed the goal of becoming a pop star?
- Ghost of girl in a white dress still haunts motorists in Guadalajara, Mexico.
- Nazi doctor Josef Mengel may be responsible for an abnormally large number of twins born in a small Brazilian town, many with blond hair and blue eyes. Er, he didn’t father them personally.
Quote of the Day:
I don’t think humans react fast enough or are clever enough to handle what’s coming up. Kyoto was 11 years ago. Virtually nothing’s been done except endless talk and meetings.