Sunday, October 21, 2012

Interesting news links - October 21, 2012

Archaeology

ANCIENT TOMB FOUND NEAR SWEDEN'S 'STONEHENGE'

Expedition To Legendary City Of Troy Begins In 2013 

Cyprus: Archaeologists Explore Ancient Shopping Mall

Cat discovers 2,000-year-old Roman catacomb

History's Mysteries

Ancient Egypt City Aligned With Sun on King's Birthday

UNDERSTANDING STONEHENGE: TWO EXPLANATIONS

The Unsolved Mystery of the Tunnels at Baiae --- Were these tunnels designed to look like Hades?

8 Alleged Resting Places of the Ark of the Covenant --- Number 6 is probably the most famous story, but I think number three is the most likely one on the list.

Mysterious

Study explains the mystery of ball lightning --- Well...it's one explanation anyway.

Science

The Days (and Nights) Are Getting Longer --- An article about how days used to actually be shorter than they are now...not as in less daylight, but as in the earth seemingly rotated on its axis quicker.  Could it be the result of an expanding planet, as it is suggested is happening in the YouTube video here?

COMPLEX BODY PARTS COULD SOON BE LAB-GROWN 

Space

Proof of Moon's Birth in Giant Impact Found in Zinc: Study --- I'm still not convinced the moon was created as a result of a collision on earth, but it is plausible.

Discovery! Earth-Size Alien Planet at Alpha Centauri Is Closest Ever Seen --- You can see another article about this here.

Genome Hunters Go After Martian DNA

Mars rover spots shiny objects

Uranus has Bizarre Weather 

Jupiter Photos Reveal Big Changes on Giant Planet

UFOs

Britain has alien-war weapons, says former government adviser

Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport closes because of UFO

Scottish mum films UFO hovering in the sky above her home

Government report on secret flying saucer program made available

Man photographs 'UFO' floating in the clouds moments before ten dead birds appear in garden

'Freaky' lights in sky near Fraserburgh spark UFO claims --- I wish they had gotten better video footage, considering they say it was there for hours.

Other topics of interest...

Baumgartner Jump Hits Over 7 Million Simultaneous YouTube Viewers

What Happens If TV Goes the Way of Music and Newspapers? --- I still have cable, but I can see myself eventually going an all on-demand route.

Photo montage shows Europe's past blending with present --- A slideshow of Ghosts of History photos where an old photo and recent photo are blended together, similar to the ones in my post here.

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