Rare Animal-Shaped Mounds Discovered in Peru

Giant earthen mounds in the shape of an orca, a giant condor, a duck, and a caiman have been discovered on the plains of Peru. These huge structures, ranging in length from 5 to 400 meters, are found in North America, but are uncommon in South America. Dr. Robert Benfer of the University of Missouri believes [Read More...]

Vatican/Oxford Libraries Going Digital

Here’s the scoop: The Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana and the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford have announced a 4-year project to convert some of their important holdings into digital form for all to see – even if readers can’t understand the Medieval Latin, ancient Greek or Hebrew the documents are written in. Among the [Read More...]

Blind Writer’s Manuscript Recovered by Forensic Department

Seven years ago, Trish Vickers lost her sight to diabetes, and turned to writing for solace. Using a system of rubber bands to keep her lines straight, she began writing a novel in longhand. Each week, her son, Simon, would visit and read back the manuscript pages, and then a volunteer would type them up. [Read More...]

A Quick Note About Comments

I have not yet written a comment policy, but as the Komen post draws the trolls out of their caves, I should point out that unless your comment is either benign or adds something to the conversation, it won’t get posted. If a comment is painfully stupid, insulting, and devoid of content, the writer is [Read More...]

Komen Back in Bed With Planned Parenthood

Isn’t it touching when gangsters dedicated to the industrial-scale slaughter of children are able to kiss and make up with the charity they managed to intimidate into quiescence? New money will be flowing from Komen to Planned Parenthood from new grants issued after the policy that disqualified Planned Parenthood: Grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation for [Read More...]

Lost Boy Finds Family Using Google Earth

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In 1986, Saroo Brierley and his brother were working as sweepers for India’s train system when they got separated. Five-year-old Saroo fell asleep on a train and woke up in Calcutta: not the place for a five-year-old to find himself alone. After living on the streets for a time, he was taken into an orphanage [Read More...]

Make Your Own Tricorder

Another kid who was inspired by Star Trek grows up and makes a functional Tricorder, then places all the specifications, instructions, and schematics online for anyone to use or mod. Nerd win! Peter Jansen has made two versions so far in his attempt to get as many sensors as possible into a single handheld device. Thus [Read More...]

“The beliefs of the church are not going to change by poll”

Preach it, brother.  David Quinn has this to say in the Irish Independent: The findings of the survey commissioned by the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) are not even in the tiniest bit surprising. We have known for years that on issue after issue many or most Catholics, even weekly Mass-going Catholics, do not believe [Read More...]


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