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Sunday, 03. December 2006
News & Stories
December Astrology for Writers by Ohmy News.
Sun-sign humor for journalists, e.g. PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20): Your article writing will improve this month and into next year. Instead of just stringing together facts, figures and opinions, you will introduce emotion, passion, energy, conviction, exhilaration, originality, and enthusiasm. Wow, readership of your writing will soar to new heights. Halleluiah!
Not a fortress, or a temple, or a calendar. Stonehenge was a hospital by The Guardian.
... His hair was laced with gold, the earliest found in England. His grave contained traces of fine clothes and implements of archery and copper-working. Analysis of his bones and teeth revealed that he came from central Europe, probably Switzerland, with possessions from Spain and France. Was this evidence of invasion?
Pyramids were built with concrete rather than rocks, scientists claim by The Times Online.
The research, by materials scientists from national institutions, adds fuel to a theory that the pharaohs’ craftsmen had enough skill and materials at hand to cast the two-tonne limestone blocks that dress the Cheops and other Pyramids. Despite mounting support from scientists, Egyptologists have rejected the concrete claim, first made in the late 1970s by Joseph Davidovits, a French chemist.
Elsewhere: Are the pyramids concrete? by Philly.
And Concrete used in pyramids by Chicago Tribune.
Older than the sun, the meteorite scientists call 'the real time machine' by The Guardian.
The Tagish Lake meteorite was already regarded as exceptional because its mineral composition linked it to the earliest days of the formation of the solar system, more than 4.5bn years ago. The fragments of meteorite that still exist are among the most pristine in the world, as they were protected from contamination when they became wedged in blocks of lake ice.
The The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project website, including 3D animation (download here and here), the inner workings, and great images.
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