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I’ve rechecked all today’s links (I think), but I still can’t figure out where this bit came from, or where it’s supposed to go.
- A Lost World? Atlantis-like landscape discovered beneath the sediment of the North Atlantic ocean.
- Olympia Hypothesis: Tsunamis buried the cult site on the Peloponnese.
- Human Ingenuity: A 100,000-year-old story.
- In El Salvador, the ‘Pompei of the Americas’ gives up its treasures.
- Ancient Drama: 1,000 Years of Mayan passions, intrigue, wars documented in discovered glyphs.
- 8,000-year-old dog tomb found in Portugal.
- ‘Tomb of Otters’ holds humans: Stumbled upon by a homeowner, a 5,000-year-old chamber crammed with human bones and otter remains has been found on a Scottish island.
- 2,000-year-old Yorkshire hoard could be the lost treasure of Queen Cartimandua.
- Roman town in Norfolk, the Venta Icenorum site, bought for public ownership.
- Roman first-aid kit sheds new light on medicines used in ancient times.
- What do you think should be done with Indian temple’s $22 billion treasure?
- Fossils in Saxony shed light on ancient lizard life.
- Get Kraken: Why scientists should study Sea Monsters.
- Russian satellite debris threatens Atlantis mission: Ground control fears it will hurtle ‘dangerously close’ to ISS during space walk.
- What did I do on my £22 million summer holiday? I took these snaps from space. More here.
- Defending Earth from asteroids: Plan now to avoid “Deep Impact” later.
- New telescope may link us to alien life.
- Deadly fungus likely to be living in your dishwasher — and on your dishes and flatware.
- Video reveals gas leaks under US cities.
- More than 8 billion cubic metres of ‘natural gas’ are lost in the US each year — 1.4 per cent of the nation’s total distribution of methane. (Only a tidbit available at this New Scientist link, but nobody else is reporting this story.)
- Valve failure causes leak of 13 million cubic feet of methane from Trans Canada ANR pipeline in Illinois.
- Warmer weather is officially the new normal.
- On course for global warming of four degrees.
- Four degrees of separation.
- Fat planet: Melting ice caused by global warming is adding to Earth’s girth.
- Life and death: Babies abandoned in desert in African flight from drought.
- Wars, food shortages and mass immigration: How global warming poses dire threat to Britain’s security.
- US military goes to war with climate sceptics.
- Geo-engineering: green versus greed.
- Several nuclear power plants have had to shut down recently due to jellyfish clogging their seawater filtration systems, possibly reflecting a jellyfish population explosion.
- Will jellyfish rule the waves? Overfishing and ocean acidification have created the perfect conditions for the end of a vertebrate ecology.
- First ever photo of a fish using tools.
- UN: Bee colonies worldwide under threat from chemicals and pollution.
- Honeybees’ alarming mortality rate leaves beekeepers looking for answers.
- Obesity charity paid £50k in secret by Coca-Cola to promote sweeteners.
- US Army uses radar to spot suicide bombers from 100 yards.
- Spy geeks want holodeck for intel analysts. (US’s $670 billion a year in defense spending grows on trees.)
- $2.7 billion later, US Army’s intelligence-sharing computer still doesn’t work.
- 101st Tequila Brigade agrees to pay up in ‘Mercs Gone Wild’ case: Company will reimburse the government $7.5 million for its misdeeds.
- Jobless ’99ers’ have fallen though the safety net: D.C. debates cutting what federal benefits remain for long-term unemployed.
- Just how much do oil-market speculators add to the price of gasoline?
- Global food crisis: the US speculators playing with our daily bread.
- An honest German motorist who stumbled across more than €1 million ($1.3 million) accidentally dumped on a motorway, handed the cash over to police yesterday.
- Low and middle-income families are the big winners in Australia’s carbon tax deal. Carbon tax explained.
Quote of the Day:
So the carbon tax will cost most people a whopping $9.90 per week — small price to pay for the environment, right?
But people are screaming like they’re being a***-raped by unicorns. I seriously want to slap people and say STFU! You have a roof, you have food, you can afford to pay your bills — you’re not living on the street for fucks sake.
Personally, I don’t think the carbon tax will change anything (except line big business’s pockets with more money). But the way people are reacting to it… jesus f**king christ, Australians are the most spoilt, self-centred, materialistic, whiny, complaining, whingy little f**ards I’ve ever come across.
A Daily Grail news editor – from Oz.