Sunday, June 23, 2013

Interesting news and articles - June 23, 2013

Archaeology

Airborne laser spots ancient city complex of roads, canals hidden under dense Cambodian forest

U.S.'s Oldest Cave and Rock Art Discovered in Tennessee

Ruins of Maya City Discovered in Remote Jungle

Cryptozoology

Mermaid seen off Exmouth -- Not sure what they saw, but I'm guessing it was probably a known sea creature they didn't recognize.

Ghosts

UNC baseball players tripped by ghosts while pursuing foul ball -- I'm assuming the author of this one is being facetious, but it does look bizarre.

History

High Resolution Image Viewer of Tutanhkamun's tomb

Mysterious

New signs of language surface in mystery Voynich text -- Click here to see scans of the Voynich Manuscript.

Mysterious Glitter Stumps Indiana Officials

Whitby councillor claims to have fathered alien child

Crop Circles Are No Hoax, Concludes Historian After Studying Google Earth's New 1945 Overlay -- I don't know that this is proof that it isn't a hoax, just proof that it has been going on a long time.  But just because some are a hoax doesn't mean they all are either.  I like this quote from the article:
"Further I believe that if the mainstream scientific community were not so timid and so conservative in their view of the Universe that they would not be sitting on their hands pretending this thing is not happening but would be seriously investigating this unexplained phenomenon."

NDE Research

7 Fascinating Near-Death Experiences

Science

The bad science scandal: how fact-fabrication is damaging UK's global name for research

Mysterious Subatomic Particle May Represent Exotic New Form of Matter

Space

Google helps locate alien structures -- The headline for this one is somewhat deceptive.  The company Google is not proactively helping anyone to locate alien structures on Mars, someone is just using Google Mars to try and find alien structures.  And you might want to have a grain of salt ready for the claims the guy is making.

Other topics of interest...

US, Russia to Share Cyber-Security Data to Defend Critical Systems, Avoid Cyber-War

'Made In USA' Label Popular In China, Too: Study -- This article is from last year, but I found it kind of ironic.

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