Sunday, November 11, 2012

Interesting news links - November 11, 2012

Archaeology/Paleontology

Ancient Roman Giant Found—Oldest Complete Skeleton With Gigantism --- He was tall compared to today's average height, but he must have really seemed like a giant to the ancients who had a shorter average height than we do today.

Iceman Mummy Finds His Closest Relatives

Cryptozoology

Hoa Binh’s farmer catches strange fish with “snake head, pig tongue” --- The article does include a picture.

History

An Inside Look at World War II's Bloodiest Battle

Our Ancestors, the Acoustical Engineers --- Another great example of our ancestors sophistication.

Thunderbolts, Mammoths and Mass Destruction

Indus Valley 2,000 years older than thought

Mysterious

Brown Mountain lights still enchanting

Klass Warfare: Skeptics Debunking Natural Phenomena?

Unknown Quantities: How Do We Search for the Invisible Unknown?

Science

Herpes Virus Weak Point Could Lead to Treatment

How Does The Brain Handle Anesthesia And Loss Of Consciousness

Space

NASA Testing Interplanetary Internet System ---The World Interplanetary Wide Web?

SUPER-EARTH DISCOVERED IN STAR'S HABITABLE ZONE

Synchronicity/Coincidence

Paranormal? Sometimes the universe has grand sense of humor

UFOs

UFO sightings in Ladakh spook soldiers

Volcano camera captures cloaking entity over Spain --- This one looks like some kind of trick of the light or camera artifact to me.  Besides...a UFO that takes an hour to take off and cloak?  That doesn't sound like a very effective cloaking device!

Other topics of interest...

Who's a clever boy: Scientists stunned by Figaro, the cockatoo who can make his own tools to get food

Vsauce FAK about prisons --- The Austrian prison looks nicer than some hotels that I've stayed in.

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