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News Briefs 13-10-2009

Magical u-turns...

  • The collider, the particle and a theory about fate.
  • The BBCs amazing U-turn on climate change.
  • Out of your head: leaving the body behind.
  • Mayan elder: 2012 is not the end of the world.
  • Veggie spider shuns meat.
  • Where does science end and magic begin?
  • Surprising ship contrails seen from space.
  • Ancient herbal remedy beats hayfever.
  • Closing gaps in our knowledge.
  • Subterranean vibration blues.
  • What prevented the rise of modern science in Asia?
  • Nanoparticles plus stem cells equals faster healing wounds.

Quote of the Day:

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.

Aldous Huxley

News Briefs 12-10-2009

As the old Cuban saying goes, they only call it class warfare when we fight back.

Quotes of the Day:

Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.

Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920's, and the second richest man in Britain.

News Briefs 09-10-2009

Splashdown ballsup?

Quote of the Day:

Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness.

David Bohm

News Briefs 08-10-2009

Question: what's the surest way to keep a country in a state of under-development indefinitely?
Answer: letting unchecked corrupt labor unions do whatever they want, while affecting the competitivity of private enterprises, & the lives of regular citizens. Case in point: the Mexican union of electricians.

A googolplex of apologies for the delay. We now return to our regular programming...

A HUGE thanks to Katya, Ricardo & Gregorio.

Quote of the Day:

"A politician who also happens to be poor, is nothing but a poor politician"

Mexican popular saying, attributed to Carlos Hank Gonzalez.

News Briefs 07-10-2009

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Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

At no time, when the astronauts were in space, were they alone. There was a constant surveillance by UFOs.

-- Astronaut Scott Carpenter

News Briefs 06-10-2009

More food for you thought criminals...

Quote of the Day:

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

Andre Gide

News Briefs 05-10-2009

Some folks just can't resist those uphill battles.

My thanks to Red Pill Junkie and Rick, mostly for their moral support. ;-)

Quote of the Day:

Strident? Do they mean me?

Richard Dawkins

News Briefs 02-10-2009

“Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious…”

  • Oldest ‘human’ discovered in Ethiopia is our last, common ancestor-- simultaneously disproving the missing link and rewriting anthropological history. More here about their primal motivation.
  • Looking at cracks in the dark matter pavement.
  • The fungus among us points to a catatastrophe of global proportions.
  • Meanwhile, the asteroid-hunting telescope is off the grid for repairs.
  • Hear that? It’s the earth’s hum. What better way to map Mars?
  • The exoplanet with rock rain and molten lakes of lava.
  • Twisted Italian supervolcano that makes Pompeii look lucky.
  • Climate change has landed on the shores of the Galapagos.
  • Want to improve your memory? Just inhale.
  • What didn’t kill the dinosaurs?
  • 22nd century babies: New study claims children born this century could live to see 100.
  • India hasn’t seen a drought like this since ’72.
  • Mercury’s mysterious bright spot.
  • Prophetic letter from Philip K. Dick reveals how Blade Runner would change the face of science fiction.
  • Is consciousness the brain's wi-fi?
  • Architectural mystery proves families that play together stay together (even on 5th Ave).
  • Skeptics turn on their own, Part one and Part two.
  • This year’s winner of the Ig Nobel Prize goes to…
  • Could Dan Brown be afraid of the Freemasons? Can’t see why-- they only hold a few key positions of influence.
  • The Beatles' Lucy in the sky, undoubtedly with diamonds.
  • Building Rome in a day, with flickr.
  • The Earth, after us.
  • Discovering order in the chaos of currents.
  • EPA makes sweeping plans to cut greenhouse gases.
  • Thanks to Roland Emmerich, the 2012 bubble may finally pop.
  • And in this week’s news of the looming robot revolution…New international treaty seeks to limit war robots. Like there’s such a thing as too many war robots…

Mutiple thanks to all the Greg Taylors in the multiverse.

Quote of the Day:

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”

C.G. Jung

News Briefs 01-10-2009

*Hmph* So how deep is this god-damned rabbit hole anyw—AAAAAAAaaaaaaaa....

Thanks Kat, Rick & Frank.

Quote of the Day:

Donnie: "Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?"
Frank: "Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?"

Excerpt from the movie Donnie Darko (2001).

News Briefs 30-09-2009

You wanted violence, and you got Nero...

Thanks Kat

Quote of the Day:

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

Henry David Thoreau