Monday, June 06, 2005


Deeper understanding II

Japanese scientists are to explore the centre of the Earth. Using a giant drill ship launched next month, the researchers aim to be the first to punch a hole through the rocky crust that covers our planet and to reach the mantle below.
Journey to the centre of Earth
The Guardian, Saturday June 4, 2005

At first, I thought this had to be a belated April fool, but I guess it figures. If there's some godless tinkering with nature to be done, the Japanese are definitely the right guys for the job.

Take this for example.

And now I'm off to see my Ethiopian lentil dealer; it could only happen in Japan.


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