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News Briefs 10-07-2008

Surgeon General's Warning: Failing to read the TDG’s News Briefs on a regular basis might shorten your life expectancy (I’m not kidding).

Thanks to my 3 amigos: Rick, Kat & Greg.

Quote of the Day

” One must not judge the utility of a work by the style the author has chosen: often puerile things are said gravely, while very serious truths are said with bantering wit.”

Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu

News Briefs 09-07-2008

I can't believe the news today, Oh I can't close my eyes and make it go away...

Thanks Greg and Kat.

Quote of the Day:

Suddenly, from behind the rim of the moon, in long, slow-motion moments of immense majesty, there emerges a sparkling blue and white jewel, a light, delicate sky-blue sphere laced with slowly swirling veils of white, rising gradually like a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery. It takes more than a moment to fully realize this is Earth . . . home.

Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell

News Briefs 08-07-2008

Who's a dinosaur?

  • How disasters help.
  • 911 third tower mystery supposedly solved.
  • Larry King: Roswell truth debated.
  • More mystery space machines.
  • Secret report: biofuel caused food crisis.
  • Uncovering stone circle's secrets.
  • Hearing meteors: the conspiracy.
  • Twinkle, twinkle, electric star.
  • The ark of the covenant. part 1, part 2 and part 3.
  • Pangaea ate itself.
  • Our readiness not to be dinosaurs.
  • A rapid rise for the Andes.
  • Would I pull that switch?
  • The Sirius lore.

Quote of the Day:

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Oscar Wilde

News Briefs 07-07-2008

Our dear Greg - what a mensch! It only took a wife, three kids, and ten years of single-handedly footing all the bills for TDG to persuade him, finally, to ask all of us to pitch in. But apparently, residual ambivalence still wouldn't allow him to 'sticky' his recent plea for our financial support of TDG to the top of the homepage. So, in case you missed it on July 1st, here's a link to his post Funding the Future After Ten Years of TDG.

Big thanks to Greg for contributing a bunch of today's news.

Quote of the Day:

DynaSoar: You're remembering the Journal of Irreproducible Research, and you're misremembering the details.
The JIR was purchased by Blackwell Scientific. The staff had a hard time reproducing the good results they had working with their previous publisher, and indeed producing anything at all. The staff quit, and formed AIR.

kalirion: You mean Journal of Irreproducible Results.

DynaSoar: Of course I do. I was published in that too, so I misremember it accurately.
Read what I mean, not what I write. Oh, you already did.

DynaSoar and kalirion, somewhere on the web.

News Briefs 04-07-2008

I can’t believe the news today…

Huuuuuge thanks to Greg, Rick, Kat and RPJ… Happy July 4th!

Quote of the Day:

It's an amazing thing to think that ours is the first generation in history that really can end extreme poverty, the kind that means a child dies for lack of food in its belly. We have the science, the technology, and the wealth. What we don't have is the will, and that's not a reason that history will accept....


News Briefs 03-07-2008

"The past is history, the future a mystery, but this moment is a gift…that’s why it’s called present"…That was some brainy turtle. Cool moves too.

Thanks to Rick, Greg & Kat.

Quote of the Day:

”I strongly suspect there is a strong correlation between peace and happiness.”

Ronald Inglehart, political scientist at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (and the greatest mind of our time IMO, for coming up with such insight)

News Briefs 02-07-2008

In recent months my PC blew up, my mobile died and the repairman can't figure out why, my television stopped working, my mp3 player plays weird distorted sounds, my new Mac has faulty screen resolution, and the cat is looking at me like it's all my fault.

Thanks Greg and Kat.

Quote of the Day:

Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.

Bertrand Russell

News Briefs 01-07-08

A few crumbs short of a fruitcake...

  • Ancient crashed UFO claimed to be from the dinosaur age.
  • My strangest UFO abduction case.
  • Tunguska event at 100. More here.
  • Get out of your own way
  • The motives that ought to encourage us to the sciences.
  • Yellow science.
  • OOBEs and grasping the ungraspable.
  • Invention: jet engine silencer.
  • Planet's magnetic field varies much faster than expected.
  • Forget viagra, eat watermelon.
  • Japanese firm offers weddings in space. Next it will be divorces.
  • Cancer cells revert to normal at specific signal threshold, researchers find.
  • Saturn's thermogenic vertex.
  • Your brain can lie to you.

Quote of the Day:

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.

Josh Billings

News Briefs 30-06-2008

Kat's away at a not-so-secret cat conference for a feline new world order, but she still managed to find half of today's news.

Thanks Greg, Kat, and our feline overlords.

Quote of the Day:

Every age has its massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will.


News Briefs 27-06-2008

"I always question the received reality. The consensus reality is often potentially misleading…"

Big Danke Schöen to Greg, Rick and RPJ…

Quote of the Day:

“The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done...”

George Carlin