There’s all sorts of virtual time travel here today…
- It’s an extraordinary find: three million Aboriginal artefacts dating back more than 40,000 years — the oldest evidence of human habitation in the southern hemisphere, at what was obviously an important meeting-place by a Tasmanian river. But the state government insists they’re going to build a road and bridge on the site anyway.
- Home of Ice Giants thaws, exposing pre-Viking hunts.
- The dawn of writing.
- The Book of the Dead: Learn how to die like an Ancient Egyptian.
- Did the sea once cover the Giza Plateau?
- A new hypothesis of how complex life emerged on Earth …which sounds remarkably similar to Jameske’s theory, posted at TDG about eight years ago.
- Life aboard the International Space Station: What is it like aboard a big tin can, 220 miles above the Earth, travelling at 17,500mph?
- The International Space Station: a giant science laboratory for experiments that can only be conducted in space.
- Venus, erupting? Lava flow suggests recent volcanism.
- What’s the moon made of? NASA mission finds it’s nothing so simple as cheese.
- NASA to lead global asteroid response.
- Australian researcher discovers giant asteroid impact.
- You can now watch as the next Mars rover, Curiosity, is being built.
- To boldly go where none have gone before: NASA and DARPA prep ‘100-year spaceship’ program to travel between alien worlds within a few years.
- Virgin Galactic CEO Branson opens first commercial spaceport, eyes NASA commercial space work, and begins testing its first group of customers, some 370 people from 35 countries who have paid or put down deposits for a $200,000 suborbital spaceflight.
- Space tourism to accelerate climate change.
- Turning throw-away plastic into floating islands, inspired by nature.
- Manufacturing firm builds on PEAR lab’s psi discoveries.
- Bees solve complex mathematical problems which keep computers busy for days.
- Lungs have taste buds, scientists find.
- New DNA spray clings to criminals, linking them to crime-scenes. I’m betting we won’t be allowed to spray it on mortgages.
- Invention secrecy still going strong.
- Walking away from church: Between 25% and 30% of US twentysomethings say they have no religious affiliation — roughly four times higher than in any previous generation.
- Hey, Wiccans — the Air Force has decided it wants you!
- UN expert calls for fundamental shift in global drug control policy.
- Why magical thinking works for some people.
- The Top 10 secret places on Earth.
- How historic events in New York City shaped superheroes.
- Spielberg to direct Robopocalypse!
- It’s official: ‘Superhuman’ Ozzy Osbourne actually IS part Neanderthal.
- Keith Richards has memories to burn. His autobiography Life is available at Amazon US & UK. Listen to Keith describe his new book here.
We be mates, Greg & me, so he gets credit for at least half of today’s news.
Quote of the Day:
Believe it or not, I haven’t forgotten any of it.
Keith Richards, Rolling Stone and distinguished author.