The genome of the Ice Age woolly mammoth has been pieced together using DNA from a hair sample preserved in the Siberian permafrost. Most scientists, however, are doubtful that ancient DNA could be used to bring back an extinct species. More at BBC News.
Galen Cook has provided photos and additional info about his D.B. Cooper suspect, Bill Gossett. The complete gallery of D.B. Cooper materials discussed by Cook on previous C2C programs can be found here and video of the suspect is featured here.
A 2,900 gravestone discovered in Turkey is providing evidence that people in the ancient city of Sam'al believed the soul was separate from the body. More from the University of Chicago.
Lloyd Pye sent us a set of images to accompany his presentation. Pictured is an illustration of one of the "Hobbits" discovered in 2004.
A crop circle recently discovered in Brazil is being investigated by A. J. Gevaerd, who says it's the country first such pattern. More at the Crop Circle Connector.
In the first hour, George spoke with Peter Joseph, the writer, producer and director of the controversial documentary Zeitgeist: The Movie and its sequel, Zeitgeist: Addendum. The films explore "the myth of religion, the myth of 9/11, and the myth of the financial system," according to Joseph.Joseph described our current monetary/labor system as "inherently corrupt." The system creates "aberrant behavior," he noted, and is not designed for humanity to live together. Joseph believes "through technology and modern knowledge we have the ability to create mass abundance of all the necessities of life." He also talked about The Venus Project (thevenusproject.com) and its goal to redesign a social system that benefits humanity and is in line with nature.
The Monster Quest crew experienced an unusual incident at a remote fishing cabin near Snelgrove Lake, Canada. A member of the audio crew had a rock thrown at his head from the woods (see video). Another mysterious rock hit the roof of the cabin, as did a wooden log, the crew member noted. About the occurrence Jeff Meldrum said, "Obviously, there's nothing in the woods, that's recognized anyway, that can lob rocks in that fashion" (see video). The most recent 'Sasquatch Attack' can be seen at watchmonsterquest.com. (*requires install of Zango)
It's a double whammy of intriguing space images! A mysterious glowing aurora over Saturn's polar region (pictured) was recently discovered by Cassini's infrared instruments. Meanwhile, the first images of exoplanets have been pulled in by Hubble.
Timothy Green Beckley (pictured in caricature) sent us a set of images to accompany his presentation. View them here.
In the first hour, author Brad Matsen discussed his research into how and why Titanic sank so quickly. According to Matsen, the ship did not rise high out of the water before the hull broke as depicted in James Cameron's blockbuster film. Instead, Titanic sat relatively level in the water, Matsen said, then suddenly broke in the middle and was gone within four minutes. A key piece of supporting evidence was the bending pattern in a fragment of the ship's steel found by noted divers, John Chatterton and Richie Kohler. Matsen believes the builders made compromises in the construction of Titanic that likely caused its demise, and even tried to cover it up to avoid negligence claims by survivors and families of those lost that fateful night.Ian also spoke briefly with Richie Kohler during the first part of the second hour about his 2005 expedition to Titanic's wreckage.
Brent Miller sent us a graphic which he described as a possible rendition of New York City after global catastrophe.
Jeffrey Seelman is featured in two video clips, clearing homes of unwanted energy or spirits. Watch: News Central/Sightings.
While the financial crisis has resulted in downturns throughout the economy, one sector has been flourishing: online psychics. Internet prognosticators say that their business is booming as worried Americans turn to them for fiscal forecasts. More on the story at Wired.
The Bionic Hand has been named by Time Magazine as one of the best inventions of the year. Controlled by the wearer's mind, the prosthetic hand took more than 20 years to develop. For a video report and more info, visit The Sun.
On Sun. Nov. 16th through Thurs. Nov. 20th, don't miss the pilot episodes of Unexplained with George Noory, airing on the Sci Fi Channel at 11p (ET/PT). Topics include reincarnation, witchcraft, cryptozoology, UFOs, and strange tales.
Congratulations to Barack Obama, the projected winner in the presidential race. He will be the 44th president of the United States. More at CNN.
Various futures markets allow traders to place bets on election outcomes. Currently, traders are betting that Obama has at least a 90% chance of being elected. Some say venues such as the Iowa Electronic Markets are actually more accurate than polling services. More at Business Week.
A 3,000-year-old temple discovered in Peru this summer features the carved image of a "Spider God." The spider deity was associated with prosperity, rainfall, textiles, hunting and war. More at National Geographic News.
This evening marks the end of the Daylight Savings Time period for 2008. Whether you're for or against the practice, don't forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight.
Here's Part 2 of our selections for C2C's Halloween Gallery 2008.Part 1 can be found here. Thanks to all who took the time to send work in!