News Briefs 04-05-2009By Katon Monday, May 4th Food for thought. Roswell debris found, and analyzed. Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Uri Geller and the curious case of the reappearing tie-clip. Dinosaurs survived extinction for another 500,000 years in a remote ‘Lost World’. Body of 37,000-year-old baby mammoth is starting to reveal insights about ice age beasts. A new genetic survey of people in Africa suggests that the borderland where Angola and Namibia meet is the origin of modern humans. Lost pyramid found. I’m always losing pyramids. Has the Indus Valley code been cracked? Lithium in water supply ‘curbs suicide’. Can we reverse aging by changing how we think? Elise Tan Roberts, age 2, becomes the youngest member of Mensa. Anger is in the genes. Culture may be encoded in DNA. Does DNA have telepathic properties? Is the internet becoming self-aware? Wolfram Alpha: The usual hype, or a genuine internet revolution? Laser quest: The scientist with a planet-saving plan straight out of Spider-Man might just have the answer to all our energy problems. An Aristotelian hangover: The anti-catastrophists. Who created God? The Biblical diety is actually an amalgam of the gods and goddesses of the Mesopotamians and Hittites, the Syrians and Phoenicians, the Egyptians, and most notably, the Canaanites. This time around, Dan Brown’s hero is saving the Vatican. They know what you’re thinking: Research into brain scanning is advancing fast, and controversial testing includes prisoner interrogation and advertising. Scientists have traced the genetic lineage of the new H1N1 swine flu to a strain that emerged in 1998 in U.S. factory farms. The hidden history behind the Afghan propaganda. Newly unearthed 9/11 Commission memo shows witnesses were intimidated by Executive Branch ‘minders’. Thanks, Greg. Quote of the Day: Deception is a state of mind and the mind of the State. James Jesus Angleton, Head of CIA Counter Intelligence, 1954-1974.