"It has been called the Sun-eating Dragon. The Spirit of the Dead. The Eye of God. A harbinger of great events, good and evil -- terrible famines, bumper harvests, wars, the birth and death of kings."
On March 29th, a total solar eclipse will be visible from parts of Africa.
Mr.Damon's 22OVER7 has posted some
beautiful international views of the March 29 solar eclipse
Scientists from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana will be webcasting live video coverage of this event. Windows to the Universe will be a mirror site for the webcast."
"Which conjures up the most obvious question. How can anyone measure the validity of any of these predictions? Unless the world actually ends, that is? After all, end times prophecies have been with us throughout history, with each proving more inaccurate than the last
Even so, there is something unique about our post-9/11 world that not only lends itself to bizarre supernatural assumptions, but the idea that such superstitions, if acted upon, could lead to self-fulfilling prophecies."
'World isn't ending'
"The solar eclipse is not an evil occurrence. It is not the end of the world. There is no need to panic. It is a wonderful expression of Nature"
Turks setting up tents fearing possible earthquake following solar eclipse
"Residents in a small quake-prone central Turkish town have set up tents in streets and gardens in fear of a possible earthquake following the March 29 solar eclipse, a report said on Friday."
Earth Is At ... The Tipping Point
"From heat waves to storms to floods to fires to massive glacial melts, the global climate seems to be crashing around us. Scientists have been calling this shot for decades. This is precisely what they have been warning would happen if we continued pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, trapping the heat that flows in from the sun and raising global temperatures."
Broken Comet On Its Way
"This is a rare opportunity to watch a comet in its death throes—from very close range"
Cosmic 'DNA': Double Helix Spotted in Space
"Look mommy, there's a double Helix up in the sky..."
California fault line primed for big earthquake, experts predict
"It is locked and loaded and ready to fire at any time," said Tom Brocher, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
Earthquakes in California?! Prepare the Ark!
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Scientists study revived 1918 flu virus
"It brought a chill down my spine because I knew that I had this deadly virus"
I'm so glad the American military is reviving the plagues of the past.
You know they'll only do good things with it.
Frankenpig - because nature is for suckers.
Ocean Round Worm + test tube + cloning = Omega Swine
Now eat up kids, or you’ll be late for the apocalypse...
Meatpacker Sues Feds Over Mad Cow Test
"A Kansas meatpacker sued the government on Thursday for refusing to let the company test for mad cow disease in every animal it slaughters."
In the face of widespread discoveries of Mad Cow disease in Western factory farms the American government is reducing testing quotas. Shut up and eat your ass-burgers.
Avian Flu - A Selenium Deficiency Disease
"According to University of Ottawa flu virologist Earl Brown, lethal bird flu is entirely man-made, first evolving in commercially produced poultry in Italy in 1878. The highly pathogenic H5N1 is descended from a strain that first appeared in Scotland in 1959.
People have been living with backyard flocks of poultry since the dawn of civilization. But it wasn't until poultry production became modernized and birds were raised in much larger numbers and concentrations that a virulent bird flu evolved. Somehow, the virus that arose in Scotland found its way to China, where, as H5N1, it has been raging for more than a decade."
More consequences of unnaturally filthy factory farming methods.
'Talking fish' stuns New York
"A fish heading for slaughter in a New York market shouted warnings about the end of the world before it was killed, two fish cutters have claimed." Are birds trying to tell us things?
Into The Mind of A Context Speaking Parrot.
"This is going to sound crazy, but they talk about spiritual things: God, the afterlife, a better world for them," Reynolds says."
We are all just victims...
'Shania Twain' defence works in drunk driver's favour
"One of the most notorious drunk drivers in the Ottawa area has been found not criminally responsible on his latest impaired driving charges because of a mental disorder that makes him believe female celebrities are controlling his actions."
Shania is responsible for this post...