Tent city of homeless is ‘a protest of the insincerity of the political system.’
- Archaeologists working at top speed at Aynak dig, site of Afghanistan’s ancient Buddhist copper mines.
- Spring equinox at the Giant’s Tower — the oldest free-standing structure built by human hands, or so archaeologists believe.
- Famous expeditions that fell off the map.
- Spy satellites, Google Earth now guarding world’s ancient sites.
- Why the Shaolin kung-fu monks are losing their religion.
- Video: Revisiting Jon Stewart’s post-9/11 speech on The Daily Show.
- Orang pendek quest begins in Sumatra.
- A galaxy so perplexing to astronomers that it might as well exist in another universe.
- Russia identifies defect in rocket that crashed.
- How the US government chose to ruin the James Webb Space Telescope, and blamed NASA.
- Dark matter hunters see 67 hints.
- Lithium jelly batteries: Safer, cheaper, smaller, more powerful.
- Squeezed laser will bring gravitational waves to the light of day.
- Geoengineering trials get under way.
- Russia’s time machine — and Chernobrov’s 1996 scientific paper that started his quest to build it.
- Climbing the Stairway to Heaven.
- Coral reefs will be gone by end of the century.
- Great Barrier Reef safeguard secretly sacrificed to avoid a diplomatic stoush with US, Singapore.
- Rick Perry’s citing of Galileo as a reason he has doubts about climate change seemed to make the opposite point than he intended.
- Melting of Arctic sea ice accelerates.
- Dramatic shrinking of Greenland glacier.
- Proof that it’s possible to traverse the world’s oceans on solar power alone.
- Scientists develope ‘smart-bomb chemotherapy’ which can isolate and destroy tumours without damaging healthy cells.
- Nike’s ‘Back to the Future’ trainers McFly off the shelves. First pair to be auctioned sell for $37,500.
- I think I’ll have the fish for lunch: Praying mantis tucks into goldfish after LIFTING it out of bowl. With photos!
- Are these the world’s most beautiful waterfalls?
- Moving water from flood to drought. Too wacky?
Quote of the Day:
As we say in Colorado, whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over.
University of Colorado natural hazards professor Kathleen Tierney