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Threat to site of Greek temple

By Helena Smith

The remains of a fifth century BC temple, whose carvings conjured the golden age of Athens, is the subject of a row between potential developers and conservationists. With Greece’s powerful Central Archaeological Council (Kas) pondering whether to allow building on the site, conservationists fear one of Athens’s most sacred places is headed . . . → Read More: Threat to site of Greek temple

Hollywood Sees Ghosts

By: Linda Joy Singleton

Has Hollywood gone paranormal?

Go to a theater or turn on your TV and you’ll find a housewife medium who solves crimes, psychics with talk shows, psychic detectives, pet psychics, a teenager who talks to God, and a chilling movie that is making a lot of spooky noise about Electronic Voice . . . → Read More: Hollywood Sees Ghosts

Six men jailed for exhuming a ‘vampire’ to eat his heart

by Allan Hall

Six Romanians have been jailed for digging up the corpse of a cancer victim, ripping his heart out and eating it because they thought he was a vampire. The men, who have each been sentenced to six months in jail, waited for seven weeks after the 76-year-old former schoolteacher died before exhuming . . . → Read More: Six men jailed for exhuming a ‘vampire’ to eat his heart

High notes of the singing Neanderthals

Neanderthals have been misunderstood. The early humanoids traditionally characterised as ape-like brutes were deeply emotional beings with high-pitched voices. They may even have sung to each other, writes Jonathan Leake. The new image has emerged from two studies of the vocal apparatus and anatomy of the creatures that occupied Europe between 200,000 and 35,000 years . . . → Read More: High notes of the singing Neanderthals

Cheese triangles shed light on hobbits

by Anna Salleh

It takes a particular kind of brain to cut cheese triangles and hobbits just didn’t have it, says Moore. Cheese triangles are helping an Australian researcher to explain how hobbits on Flores could make the stone tools found with their bones. Archaeology PhD student Mark Moore of the University of New England . . . → Read More: Cheese triangles shed light on hobbits

Oranges a building block for ‘greener’ plastic

To create their new plastic, known as polylimonene carbonate, the scientists used molecules from two sources, carbon dioxide and limonene oxide, which comes from the peel of citrus fruits and other plants.

“Limonene has been around forever, carbon dioxide as well. What we’ve been able to do is devise this catalyst for the first time . . . → Read More: Oranges a building block for ‘greener’ plastic

She keeps her spirits up – Jane Raub active octogenarian

By Genelle Hoban

Costumes and candy aside, Halloween is the one day of year most often filled with scary tales and gory creatures. One Wilkes-Barre resident, though, says she has seen ghosts, smelled bizarre scents and heard the voices of the dead all year round.

Ever since she was a child, 82-year-old Jane Raub said, . . . → Read More: She keeps her spirits up – Jane Raub active octogenarian

Freemasonry’s Influence in Europe

MADRID, Spain – To understand what is happening in Europe, the phenomenon of Masonry must be taken into account, says Protestant historian César Vidal. The director of the program “La Linterna” of the Spanish bishops’ COPE radio network, Vidal has just written a book, “Los Masones: La Historia de la Sociedad Secreta Más Poderosa” (The . . . → Read More: Freemasonry’s Influence in Europe

Heal the human and equine heart

By Lara Bricker

Stephanie Sturzo was just coming out of a lengthy illness when she felt drawn to stop in at the Equine Protection of North America barn on Old Hedding Road a few years ago. The four-year illness had left Sturzo tired and rundown. With her youngest daughter now in school, Sturzo knew she . . . → Read More: Heal the human and equine heart

New western separatist movement?

By Judy Monchuk

Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan doesn’t believe the latest attempt to raise a western separatist movement will go far. Fringe politician Doug Christie, co-founder of the Western Canada Concept, was holding a recruitment meeting Saturday near Edmonton for a new federal party.

McLellan said she believes Albertans are focused on . . . → Read More: New western separatist movement?