Druid wars: How a drunken row over 4,000-year-old bones is causing chaos in pagan circles | Mail Online

    The ‘skeletons’ are the 4,000-year-old remains of a young girl called ‘Charlie’ and seven other sets of prehistoric bones, excavated near the ancient stone circle in Avebury, Wiltshire, and now on display at the Alexander Keiller Museum in the village. The ‘row’ concerns a small breakaway group of druids known to some as... Continue Reading →

Tolkien politics

"My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy (philosophically understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs) -- or to 'unconstitutional' Monarchy. I would arrest anybody who uses the word State (in any sense other than the inanimate realm of England and its inhabitants, a thing that has neither power, rights nor... Continue Reading →

GHI Casa Garland and Trekroner Fort

I have a few hours to wait for Most Haunted, so I'll put down some of my thoughts about Ghost Hunters International's episodes Casa Garland and Trekroner Fort. Let me begin with Casa Garland. Basically, nothing happened. I'm not angry about that; after all, that can be an opportunity for training time. Sadly, if there... Continue Reading →

Doctor Who: Michelle Ryan to guest star in Easter special | Media | guardian.co.uk

    Michelle Ryan will guest star alongside David Tennant in this years first Doctor Who special at Easter, prompting speculation that she may get a permanent role as the Doctors companion when the show returns for a new series in 2010. The former EasterEnders star will play the mysterious Lady Christina de Souza, who... Continue Reading →

Francis Bacon, happy Birthday

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban KC 22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626 was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner... Continue Reading →

Galileo DNA to solve astronomical riddle ABC News in Science

Italian scientists are hoping to extract Galileos DNA to determine how the astronomer forged groundbreaking theories on the universe while gradually becoming blind. Scientists at Florences Institute and Museum of the History of Science want to exhume the body of 17th Century astronomer Galileo Galilei to find out exactly what he could see through his... Continue Reading →

2008 Global Temperature

Calendar year 2008 was the coolest year since 2000, according to the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies GISS analysis of worldwide temperature measurements, but it was still in the top ten warmest years since the start of record-keeping in 1880. Given the range of uncertainty in the measurements, the GISS team concluded that 2008... Continue Reading →

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