…I need to get a more interesting life so I can blog more often. Here’s some other stuff in the meantime…

Vanished Persian army said found in desert
The remains of a mighty Persian army said to have drowned in the sands of the western Egyptian desert 2,500 years ago might have been finally located, solving one of archaeology’s biggest outstanding mysteries, according to Italian researchers.

Bronze weapons, a silver bracelet, an earring and hundreds of human bones found in the vast desolate wilderness of the Sahara desert have raised hopes of finally finding the lost army of Persian King Cambyses II. The 50,000 warriors were said to be buried by a cataclysmic sandstorm in 525 B.C. [full article]

Mystery ‘dark flow’ extends towards edge of universe
SOMETHING big is out there beyond the visible edge of our universe. That’s the conclusion of the largest analysis to date of over 1000 galaxy clusters streaming in one direction at blistering speeds. Some researchers say this so-called “dark flow” is a sign that other universes nestle next door. [full article]

Time-travelling browsers navigate the web’s past

Finding old versions of web pages could become far simpler thanks to a “time-travelling” web browsing technology being pioneered at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. [full article]

Flasher leads to Hamilton bus crash
Police say the strange incident happened shortly before 9am when a teenager on the Orbiter bus allegedly exposed himself to a woman passenger. She screamed, prompting the driver to phone a bus company representative, who in turn told him to drive to the nearby police station at the Flagstaff shops, River Rd.

With the female passenger still screaming, the bus driver stopped in the station carpark and – believing the bus was in neutral – activated the emergency door lock.

“Unfortunately for the driver, the bus was still in gear and it rolled into the entranceway of the station, cracking its windscreen and causing minimal damage to the building,” a police statement said. [full article]

An no, that wasn’t me.