Sunday, September 1, 2013

Interesting news and articles - September 1, 2013

Archaeology

Unesco warns Italy over Pompeii

Feasting and fighting: the long-lost secrets of Beowulf

Artifacts in northern Quebec could be 7,000 years old

10,000-year-old remains of settlements are unearthed in Bolivia - making it the oldest archaeological site in the Amazon

There’s Now Evidence That Other Europeans Beat the Vikings to the North Atlantic

Cryptozoology

Hello Nessie, it must be that time of year... amateur photographer snaps 'large black object' moving beneath waters of Loch Ness --I don't know...show me that picture and it was anywhere but Loch Ness, and it would just look like a wave.

Ghosts

The Lonely Ghost of Mark Twain Cave

History

The greatest mystery of the Inca Empire was its strange economy

This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers


History's Mysteries

Mystery of Ripper solved by city cop

Mystery of the ancient kingdom discovered in Nepal where thousands of caves are carved 155ft off the ground --Lots more pictures at the link!

Mysterious

Flatwoods monster -- Simple enough title eh?  About a monster sighting from 1952 in Flatwoods, WV.

Mysterious sounds

Strange sounds haunt Canada sky -- Certainly an odd sound, but I doubt it's something paranormal.

Science

'Grand Canyon' of Greenland Discovered Under Ice Sheet


Controlling Weather with Lasers

New Evidence Supports Theory That Life Started on Mars -- Not the first time this has been suggested.  But as fascinating as that theory is, it always seems to me that they are making some grand speculations on what amounts to relatively minor details from the long distance past that they are already making a lot of assumptions about.  I think that whole "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" saying should go both ways though.

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