News Briefs 20-01-2010By Rick MGon Wednesday, January 20th Huzzah, I start a new job next week. Ed Kellogg PhD discusses lucid dreaming with Robert Waggoner. Isaac Newton’s 1752 ‘apple’ manuscript is now online. Retired pilot searches for 17th century shipwreck in Hawaiian waters. Deal to preserve Utah’s rock art gets mixed reviews. 1000-year-old Hindu temple discovered in Indonesia. Statue dedicated to cat goddess unearthed in Egypt. The Cat in Ancient Egypt by Jaromir Malek (Amazon US & UK). Spectral hounds & black dogs abound in paranormal folklore. Loren Coleman on Haiti’s cryptids & UNICEF donations. I highly recommend Médecins Sans Frontières as well. Discovery of new giant spider in southern Israeli desert. Chupacabra blamed for strange animal deaths in Texas. Why isn’t billionaire Robert Bigelow sharing FAA UFO reports? Regan Lee examines alien contactees and Women from Venus. Anonymous witness goes public on 1977 Fort Benning UFO incident. New comic book based on Brazil’s Varginha UFO case. More UFOs sighted at Tierra del Fuego in Chile. Michael Prescott reviews a new book on NDEs (Amazon US & UK). U.S. Army beats record for soldier suicides; again, third year straight. Controversial Bible references on U.S. military rifle scopes. Naomi Klein on ‘Disaster Capitalism’ in Haiti. Body with ‘very long fingers’ found on U.S. disease study island. BPA found in common plastic items linked to heart disease; and more? Why the world urgently needs renewable energy. The simple message of James Cameron’s Avatar isn’t scifi fantasy. Thanks to Marcus, Kat, another cat, & the purple polyester tie. Quote of the Day: If I were in a wood, I could easily hear the Voice which came to me. Joan of Arc, on trial in 1431.