Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Britain is well prepared to fight apocalyptic zombie invasion
In the event of an apocalypse brought about by an army of the undead, civil servants would co-ordinate the military's efforts to "return England to its pre-attack glory", according to a Freedom of Information request that has revealed the country's contingency plans.
Archeologists complete ‘most important’ excavation in 80 years: 900-seat Roman arts center
The centre, built by the emperor Hadrian in 123 AD, offered three massive halls where Roman nobles flocked to hear poetry, speeches and philosophy tracts while reclining on terraced marble seating.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
California Megaflood: Lessons from A Forgotten Catastrophe
Geologic evidence shows that truly massive floods, caused by rainfall alone, have occurred in California every 100 to 200 years. Such floods are likely caused by atmospheric rivers: narrow bands of water vapor about a mile above the ocean that extend for thousands of kilometers.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Top Cryptozoology Books of 2012
Cryptomundo counts them down.
North Korean Satellite Is Most Likely Dead
The evident failure will not cause the spacecraft to fall quickly back to earth but seems to represent a major blow to the North’s portrayal of the launching as a complete triumph.
Aliens? No, the mystery of the Nazca lines is down to earth
They have perplexed archaeologists for almost a century, with some claiming they were intended as a message to the gods and others believing they were the work of aliens.
Mystery objects fell from sky?
Perhaps they found North Korea's satellite. With pics.
Rudolph's Red Nose Resolved
Scientists from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam take a hard look at Rudolph's red nose.
There’s an Explanation for What’s Killing Thousands of Squid in California
New study promises to lay mystery of Piltdown man to rest
Now scientists believe they can finally put to rest the mystery of how one of the most famous scientific frauds in history was orchestrated and who was responsible for creating the fake remains of a human ancestor known as Piltdown man.
Mystery of Ramses III's death unravelled
After two years of scientific and archaeological research and analysis, Egyptologists have solved the mystery of Ramses III's death.
They have discovered the king was murdered as part of a plot woven by his second wife, Tiya, who wished to put her son, Prince Pentawere, on the throne.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Bones, Ghosts, and Paul Koudounaris
An interview with Paul Koudounaris,
author of The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses
I love an interview that starts off with "I understand your great grandfather was a grave robber?"
Carpark skeleton will be confirmed as Richard III