Sunday, November 4, 2012

Interesting news links - November 4, 2012

Archaeology

'Enchanted' Figurine Is Spain's Oldest

'ISLAND OF BLUE DOLPHINS' CAVE POSSIBLY FOUND

Oldest town in Europe discovered

Egyptian princess' tomb dating from 2500 BC is discovered near Cairo

Medieval 'vampire' burial discovered in Britain

Tolkien estate bans reference to 'hobbits'

Cryptozoology

Yeti - the best proof yet or an elaborate hoax?

History

Mystery of Angkor Wat Temple's Huge Stones Solved

Mysterious

'Houston Batman' remains mystery decades after reported encounter

Psychologist dives into seances and ‘contacting the dead’

Science

Were The Salem Witch Trials Spurred By Food Poisoning? --- I could see it starting this way, but I wouldn't be surprised if the hysteria was also spurred on by people with an axe to grind or wanting revenge on someone for whatever reason.

Brain may 'see' more than the eyes, study indicates

HUMANS USE AVATARS TO TALK TO RATS

Elephant Speaks Korean Out Loud

Scientists offer quantum theory of soul's existence --- See video clip from "Through the Wormhole" here.

Interview with Daniel Kahneman on the pitfalls of Intuition and Memory

Space

New NASA Spaceship Comes Together for 2014 Test Launch

VOYAGER 1 DETECTS WEIRDNESS AT SOLAR SYSTEM EDGE

Other topics of interest...

Wild Elephants gather inexplicably, mourn death of “Elephant Whisperer”

Vandals admit muffin-crystal-thingie assault at Serpent Mound

GCHQ to trawl Facebook and Twitter for intelligence

50 Countries Label Genetically Engineered Foods – When Will Americans have the Right to Know and Choose?

Surprise. Psychopaths have a talent for recognizing emotions

Bike Path to Avoid Elf Home

Julian Levy, 12-Year-Old Dungeons & Dragons Player, Co-Authors Monster-Inspired Psychology Paper

Excited to be excited about Star Wars again --- My own thoughts about the new upcoming Disney produced Star Wars films.

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