You've heard of the human face on Mars. Stretching two miles, from end-to-end, it's a rock formation in the Cydonia region of the red planet that looks like the head of an Egyptian Pharaoh. First photographed from orbit by NASA's Viking 1 spacecraft in 1976, the image captured the public's imagination, becoming fodder for supermarket tabloids and convincing conspiracy theorists that NASA was actively covering up the existence of an ancient civilization on Mars.
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The big story of the latest space shuttle mission (STS-120) is Discovery's delivery of the a new module called 'Harmony' to the International Space Station. The Italian-built addition will connect to some of the ISS's existing components: America's 'Destiny', Japan's 'Kibo', and the European Space Agency's 'Columbus'. Construction projects of this intricacy require approaches from many angles-- namely, spacewalks. A 'record-tying' five are planned for the mission, and I found myself wondering: does that figure seem high or low?
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"I think the significance – and they are probably exaggerating it – but the significance is that I'm the first person of cabinet rank in the G8 to have come out openly and unequivocally and said the extra-terrestrial presence is real.”
~ Paul Hellyer, former Canadian Federal Defense Minister
A new group is pushing for full government disclosure about extra-terrestrials. For some, the first instinct is to call them another band of nutty conspiracists were it not for the fact that a former Federal Defense Minister is backing them up.
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Some people think they know everything, and it’s usually those people who have to eat their ridiculous statements a few years later.
1. “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” — Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, maker of big business mainframe computers, arguing against the PC in 1977.
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South Carolina homeboy and comedian Stephen Colbert's announcement that he plans to run for president of the U.S. may have struck some as a joke, but his 1,000,000 Strong For Stephen T. Colbert group formed by Raj Vachhani, a high school student in Montgomery, Ala., may have the last laugh.
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While nothing in the continental US made the cut, a lot of lovely international cities (mostly European) found favor on Monocle magazine’s snobby & exclusive 2007 list.
#1 MUNICH, Germany won first spot after much data-sifting and deliberation. Munich beat out the combination with it’s winning combination of investment in infrastructure, high-quality housing, low crime, strong media and good old fashion charm.
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