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  • Sun's Strange Behavior Baffles Astronomers

    06/14/2010 7:43:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 119 replies · 2,129+ views
    Space.com ^ | 6/14/10 | Denise Chow
    The sun's temper ebbs and flows on what scientists had thought was a pretty predictable cycle, but lately our closest star has been acting up. Typically, a few stormy years would knock out a satellite or two and maybe trip a power grid on Earth. Then a few years of quiet, and then back to the bad behavior. But an extremely long stretch of low activity in recent years has scientists baffled and scrambling for better forecasting models. An expected minimum of solar activity, between 2008 and 2009, was unusually deep. And while the sun would normally ramp up activity...
  • The 'Grave Slab Code' Baffles Experts

    04/12/2007 3:08:53 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 1,155+ views
    IC Newcastle ^ | 4-12-2007 | Tony Henderson
    The 'grave slab code' baffles expertsApr 12 2007 By Tony Henderson Environment Editor, The Journal What could be a 900-year-old code is baffling archaeologist Peter Ryder. Over the last 30 years Northumberland-based Peter has recorded 700 ancient grave slab covers in the county, plus another 500 each in County Durham and Cumbria. But the carvings found on one 12th-Century slab, which had been recycled and used 300 years later in a church tower, have set Peter a puzzle. Three 12th-Century grave slabs were incorporated into the tower of St Michael and All Angels Church in Newburn, Newcastle. They have been...
  • Rock 'Face' Mystery Baffles Experts

    06/17/2004 4:00:51 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 206+ views
    Rock ’face’ mystery baffles experts Photograph of the face carving, found near Rothbury, Northumberland Credit Aron Mazel Archaeologists have found a trio of extraordinary stone carvings while charting the phenomenon of prehistoric rock markings in Northumberland, close to the Scottish border in the United Kingdom. Records and examples of over 950 prehistoric rock art panels exist in Northumberland, which are of the traditional ’cup and ring’ variety, with a typical specimen featuring a series of cups and concentric circles pecked into sandstone outcrops and boulders. However, archaeologists at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, who are studying prehistoric rock carvings,...
  • Globetrotting snowman mystery baffles owner - has sent postcards to owner from around the world.

    09/19/2003 11:18:54 AM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 201+ views
    Ananova ^ | 09/19/03 | Staff Writer
    A globe-trotting inflatable snowman who disappeared from a garden last Christmas has sent postcards to its owner from exotic destinations around the world. The 5ft blow-up snowman, who signs his name Frosty, went missing from Helen Bevan's back garden two weeks before Christmas last year. Since then Mrs Bevan, 42, of Tondu, south Wales, has received postcards from Tenerife, Antigua, Thailand, Mexico, Malaysia and Hong Kong, all signed with the words "all my love, Frosty". Mrs Bevan said she has only seen Frosty once since his disappearance. She said: "I was shocked when I heard a knock at the door...