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News Briefs 03-12-2014

If only.

  • The chilling sound of the Aztec death whistle.
  • Big bangs shake Britain.
  • 10 million years ago, our ancestors came down from the trees, to get drunk.
  • The forgotten brains.
  • Journalist obtains new footage of Phoenix lights showing military encounter with unknown aircraft.
  • Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind. One presumes it's Hawking talking…
  • Stephen Hawking's new speech system is free and open-source. Will the real Hawking please stand up.
  • Meanwhile, robots can still act stupid. (h/t Boing Boing)
  • Nick Pope asks what alien life is worth.
  • NASA plans journey to Mars.
  • Or have they already been! Surely this 'statue' on Mars should be called BaROCK Obama. Daily Mail losing its touch?
  • Britain's ley line network due for radical upgrade.
  • Anglo-Saxon carving turns up in rockery rubble.
  • Transcending boundaries: identity and oppression within psychedelic culture. (h/t to disinfo.com)
  • Researchers turn back clock on Antikythera Mechanism.
  • Scientists claim the Golden Ratio unifies science.
  • No resurrection for mummy daddy.
  • Unused lunar barfbags left on moon. Someone should tell this guy.

Quote of the Day:

Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

Roald Dahl

News Briefs 02-12-2014

We found this minion of Cthulhu on the beach on the weekend. R'lyeh is rising my friends, stay safe...

Thanks David.

Quote of the Day:

[T]he void left by the collapse of traditional religious cosmology cannot be filled by the marvellous narrative that science unfurls. Despite its truths and wonder, this narrative remains too allied to the view of things from without to easily bond with the atrophied but vital experience of things from within.

Gyrus

News Briefs 1-12-2014

Your soundtrack for today's news briefs is an echo from the past...

Thanks David.

Quote of the Day:

We protect our money behind safes, we protect our security behind the Pentagon, behind giant walls. But we allow any kind of idea through our skulls.

Grant Morrison

News Briefs 28-11-2014

“We are not born into the world. We are born into something that we make into the world.”

Quote of the Day:

“All points in space became equal to all other points in space, and it was meaningless to speak of anything as being separate from anything else.”

Michael Talbot

News Briefs 27-11-2014

The plan to replace Thanksgiving day with Bigfoot day has hit a bit of a snag…

Quote of the Day:

"Doesn't take 100 days to decide if murder is a crime, it takes 100 days to figure out how to tell people it isn't…"

~Chris Rock

News Briefs 26-11-2014

Is it E-Prime Week? Why yes, it is.

Quote of the Day:

Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.

Erich Fromm


News Briefs 25-11-2014

Wake me when the gamma ray burst is coming...

Quote of the Day:

Our age has generated, and continues to generate, mythical material almost unparalleled in quantity and quality in the rich records of human imagination.

Jacques Vallee (on the UFO phenomenon)

News Briefs 24-11-2014

Richard Dawkins definitely needs more cowbell...

Quote of the Day:

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

H.L. Mencken