News Briefs 21-12-2012

“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.”

  • In case of emergency, break glass.
  • Tracing the origins of the Mayan Calendar.
  • Star Wars goes Mayan.
  • Tau Ceti could boast two habitable planets.
  • Hysteria over Mayan calendar hits overdrive.
  • Everest in epic detail.
  • Egyptian Pharoah execution documented.
  • NASA posts post-Mayan doomsday video early to quell social media fears.
  • Doomsday is still billions of years away.
  • Origins of Consciousness, with Graham Hancock.
  • French village looks past 'Judgment Day'… to Christmas.
  • Taking the teeth out of 12.21.12…
  • How the brain organizes everything.
  • Environmental concerns of ancient Maya still relevant today.
  • When doomsday didn’t come: A history…
  • Orangutans take to tools.
  • Reigning in Rudolph’s red nose…
  • Life under Antarctic ice?
  • Doswers as government employees?
  • Aquifers of the future?
  • Student scientists purify H2O for the masses.
  • Wallace’s world map gets modern day facelift.
  • Experiment yields new magnetic behavior.
  • Kickstarter redefines the game of fundraising.
  • National Film Registry recognizes classic science fiction in 2012.
  • Outer asteroid belt meteorite possibly unearthed.
  • Whale thought extinct was living fossil.
  • Interior of Mercury may be hollow.
  • Tuning in to the first Christmas.
  • Anti-aging formula, courtesy of Hong Kong.
  • Northern California widens marine sanctuaries.
  • Deconstructing the history of the human hand.
  • Images of the true Mayan apocalypse…
  • Failsafe software… Will forced restarts go the way of the dodo?
  • Extinct elephant lived longer than previously believed.
  • Eating with lasers.
  • Lack of helium... flattens balloons sales.
  • Flapping Jurassic wings for the first time in 165 million years.
  • In the shadow of Saturn.
  • Nature under the microscope.
  • Evidence of the pending robo-pocalypse…

Sincere thanks to all friends and fans of TDG as well as endless props to GT, Kat, Perceval, Jameske, Gillian, RPJ, RMG and REM for another stellar year. Here's to a brilliant new baktun!

Quote of the Day:

“What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out."

William Wordsworth


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Rick MG's picture
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Grant -- how on earth did you find the time to do that?!

See video

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red pill junkie's picture
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He's a Time Lord ;)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

Red Pill Junkie

Thommes's picture
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Now that's the sense of humor I remember the Grail having 10 years or so ago... well done!

Thanks to all the mods that have spent the time this year compiling the links.

Safe and Prosperous New Year to all...

Nostradamus's picture
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And so say all of us!


LastLoup's picture
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well done, and a Happy Holidays too all of you as well. see you on *puts on sunglasses* the other side...

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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Very good. :)