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- Ancient Polynesian trade routes extended for thousands of miles across the ocean, reaching South America and the Carribean.
- Diary of a pyramid builder: Oldest papyrus in existence gives details about shifting of massive stones.
- Laying bare the bones of ancient Maya society.
- David Gilmour live at Pompeii – a photo essay of modern rock in an ancient amphitheatre.
- Archaeologists find evidence of farming in Scotland 10,000 years ago.
- 1.5-million-year-old footprints reveal human ancestors walked like us.
- SETI seeks new ideas to hunt strange alien lifeforms.
- Why do so many Brits believe in ghosts?
- Fossils suggest an enormous marine reptile was taken out by a giant octopus ‘Kraken’.
- Microbes from Chernobyl are heading to the International Space Station. If that doesn’t end up creating a comic book supervillain, I for one will be disappointed.
- Curious animal behaviour: young lion yanks tranquilizer dart out of lioness.
- Could this be the world’s first nuclear-powered airliner?
- Diversity of life across much of Earth has plunged below ‘safe’ levels.
- Image of the Day: New orchid species contains the face of Satan.
Quote of the Day:
In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
Charlie Chaplin (The Great Dictator)