Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Scientists Unveil Missing Link In Evolution - Yahoo! News UK

Posted: 19 May 2009 04:12 PM PDT

Are Spiritual Encounters All In Your Head?

Posted: 19 May 2009 04:00 PM PDT

According to polls, there's a 50-50 chance you have had at least one spiritual experience — an overpowering feeling that you've touched God, or another dimension of reality.

The Beauty of Kingfisher's deadly strike

Posted: 19 May 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Kingfishers that live near water hunt small fish by diving. They also eat crayfish, frogs, and insects. Wood kingfishers eat reptiles. Kingfishers of all three families beat their prey to death, either by whipping it against a tree or by dropping it on a stone.

Tennessee River Cutting through Cumberland Plateau [PIC]

Posted: 19 May 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Nice. Pic enlargeable, wallpaper.

Time lapse: Sky Over Texas With Galactic Core of Milky Way

Posted: 19 May 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Time lapse video of night sky as it passes over the 2009 Texas Star Party in Fort Davis, Texas. The galactic core of Milky Way is brightly displayed. Images taken with 15mm fisheye lens.

Russian Space Program: No Star Trek for Depressed Cosmonauts

Posted: 19 May 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Star City lies deep in the pine and birch forests on Moscow's edge, and even now you can't find it on many maps. The men at the gates and checkpoints ask for your documents, and when you get inside the legendary cosmonaut training center, you expect to find something splendid -- a glimmer of the cosmos, a flash of eternal striving..

With a Wave of The Hand

Posted: 19 May 2009 11:40 AM PDT

How using gestures can make you smarter. Many scientists now think that gestures can help the person making them -- that moving your hands can help you think. Researchers have become increasingly interested in the connection between the body and thought – in the ways that our physical body shapes abstract mental processes.

Fossil claimed to be missing link is revealed

Posted: 19 May 2009 11:30 AM PDT

The beautifully preserved remains of a 47-million-year-old, lemur-like creature have been unveiled in the US. The preservation is so good, it is possible to see the outline of its fur and even traces of its last meal. The fossil, nicknamed Ida, is claimed to be a "missing link" between today's higher primates and more distant relatives.

Tortoise fitted with 'crash helmet'

Posted: 19 May 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Vets have fitted a 'crash helmet' on a giant tortoise to protect him while a hole in his shell grows over.

Rendezvous around the Moon

Posted: 19 May 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Exactly 40 years ago, Apollo 10 blasted off Earth; its mission in the words of Commander Tom Stafford "to sort out the unknowns and pave the way for a lunar landing".