Crop Circles – and Why People Believed in Them

The New York Times tells the story of crop circles, "the mysterious patterns that regularly intrigued people around the world in the 1980s and '90s, prompting speculation about alien visitors, ancient spiritual forces, weather anomalies, secret weapons tests and other...

World’s Oldest Person Dies at Age 124

Slashdot reader ellithligraw brings the news that the oldest person on earth has died in the Philippines this week at age 124. CNN Philippines reports: Susano was born on Sept. 11, 1897, which was before the country became independent from Spanish rule. As of...