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 →
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 →
Just when you think that expecations for Obama could not go any higher. Someone turns him into a Saint.
A deck of tarot cards consists of 78 cards, composed of 21 trump cards, one Fool, and four suits of fourteen “normal” cards each. However, it are the 22 “special” cards that have attained most attention. Often used for divination, the cards are believed to derive from the Kaballah and medieval alchemy. But... Continue Reading →
Edgar Allan Poe January 19, 1809–October 7, 1849 was an American poet, short-story writer, editor and literary critic, and is considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of... Continue Reading →
President-elect Barack Obamas swearing-in Tuesday will incorporate several elements out of Americas Masonic past. One-third of the signers of the Constitution, many of the Bill of Rights signers and Americas first few presidents except for Thomas Jefferson were Freemasons, a fraternal organization that became public in early 18th-century England. Although it became fabulously popular in... Continue Reading →
The largest hoard of prehistoric gold coins in Britain in modern times has been discovered by a metal detectorist in East Anglia. The 824 gold staters, worth the modern equivalent of up to £1m when they were in circulation, were in a field near Wickham Market, Suffolk. Almost all the coins were minted by royal... Continue Reading →
ALIENS, UFOs and spaceships have been the words on everyones lips following a media frenzy over some unexplained sightings.A week ago, the Scunthorpe Telegraph revealed North Lincolnshire had opened up its very own X-files after mysterious balls of light and strange tints were spotted in North Lincolnshires skies.UFO spotter Lesley Whittingham 71, of Jerusalem Cottages,... Continue Reading →