I was halfway through my third pot of coffee by the time I finally started the html coding for my first boat-load of news. Then Greg sent more news. Now, it’s looking like one of those days. I’ve whittled it down by at least a dozen articles, and there’s still so much news, I’m pretty sure there’s a kitchen sink in here somewhere…
- Star Man: Remembering one of the last experts in the ancient art of Pacific Ocean wayfaring.
- Leading archaeologist discounts Maya ‘ecocide’ theory: Pollen and soil data shows Mayans were actually astute stewards of the jungle who could teach us a thing or two.
- Mayan king’s tomb discovered in Guatemala, packed with a well-preserved hoard.
- Howard Carter’s remarkable archive of pictures and notes can now be viewed online.
- Deadly bacteria in the Styx River may have ended Alexander the Great’s life.
- 400 years after his death, previously unknown Caravaggio work is found.
- Relic of Harpocrates, the god of secrecy and silence, found at Silchester. ‘Harpocrates’ was one name of the Egyptian deity who built the heavens by playing the music of the spheres on his lyre of seven strings.
- Dream academy: Secrets of the subconscious unlocked.
- Ecstasy boosts therapy success in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Scientists: ‘We really don’t know what the Sun is made of.’
- ‘Conan the Bacterium’ can handle space travel.
- Moon find may point to habitable tunnels.
- WISE astronomers detect 25,000 new asteroids, 95 of which are ‘Near-Earth Objects’.
- NASA no longer shooting for the stars.
- What does molten metal falling from the sky tell us?
- Birds navigate by seeing Earth’s magnetic field with their right eye.
- Plants can think and remember.
- Bizarre prehistoric sea life discovered thousands of feet below the Great Barrier Reef. Photo gallery.
- Last month was the hottest June ever recorded worldwide and the fourth consecutive month that the combined global land and sea temperature records have been broken.
- Coral reefs suffer mass bleaching.
- Fish face losing their ability to smell danger as oceans grow more acidic.
- Architects propose giant plastic island as cure for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
- Snarling dogs may merely be depressed.
- If you think the chocolate conspiracy is a problem, wait’ll you get a load of the food conspiracy.
- Moonshine tempts
- Jealous statisticians claim Paul the psychic octopus is just ‘lucky’ — because it would be dangerous for people to have fun by joking around about a cephalopod that psychically predicts sporting results by choosing food from a box.
- Forgetomori takes on the Boing Boing crop circle posts of Jacques Vallee.
- Joel Armstrong, The Duck Man of Spokane, might well single-handedly restore your faith in humanity (video).
Big thanks to Randy and Greg!
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