News Briefs 20-05-2009By Rick MGon Wednesday, May 20th 2009 is TDG’s tenth anniversary, but sometime this month we missed an even bigger event — Greg’s birthday (edit: it’s not Greg’s, my memory is playing tricks, but at least I get to eat all the cake). Experts claim fossil is the Missing Link, but others aren’t so sure. Stucco panels earliest known representation of Mayan creation myths. Theories for how the giraffe evolved a long neck continue to fail. Magnetic termites construct monolithic architectural marvels. Swiss research demonstrates robots forming human-like societies. DARPA hopes to prove the human mind is nothing more than parts and energy. How Uncle Sam broke some minds with secret LSD experiments. Charlie Skelton’s camping the Bildergers, and had a Philip K Dick moment of being told by the police to contact the police if he’s concerned about being watched by the police. What do you see? If it’s Randi bending over, you’ve got problems. Could all particles be mini black holes? Michael Shermer’s reasons for why people believe in supernatural beings. Angela McGhee discusses her psychic abilities and assistance to police. Video of owl with luminous eyes is viral marketing for LG Electronics. The owls are not what they seem. Trinidad locals blame a white goat wearing a gold chain for deaths. Vanilla Ice? Abuse of ‘child witches’ in Nigeria is on the rise. Aung San Suu Kyi faces a further five years imprisonment. Obama to tighten car exhaust pollution standards to curb GW. Er, shouldn’t the motivation be the effects of car pollution on our health? Unidentified Flying Triangles cruising low over Pennsylvania and Colorado. 40 years ago, Apollo 10 lay the groundwork for humanity to land on the moon. Photo gallery of Hubble’s final repair work. And these photos are why we want the ageing telescope to keep on going. Thanks Greg and Ross. Quote of the Day: We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo astronaut.