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News Briefs 16-10-2007

It's a sign of the times when even light is bent the wrong way.

  • A severe case of mistaken consensus.
  • What the fuck?
  • Police could not find fingerprints on Dr. Kelly's 'suicide' knife.
  • Weird weather makes waves in Iowa.
  • Volcanic moon's gassy mystery solved.
  • Light bent the wrong way.
  • Brightest known supernova detected.
  • From sky flivver to hyrdopolis.
  • Democracy, GDP and natural disasters.
  • Brain imaging shows similarities and differences in thoughts of chimps and humans.
  • Titan's strange atmosphere.
  • Human sequences cropping up in Neanderthal genome.
  • The most horrific EVP ever recorded.
  • The importance of knowing your history.
  • Huge dinosaur skeleton unearthed.

Quote of the Day:

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.

Sir Francis Bacon

News Briefs 15-10-2007

Kat's away, so we mice can play.

Quote of the Day:

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

Joseph Campbell

News Briefs 12-10-2007

Did Father Crowleymas visit you this morning? If not, break out your Templar costumes and party like it's 1307 tomorrow...

Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

A new classification system, a 'hierarchy of harm' encompassing all substances of abuse and based upon identified social harms, should, in my opinion, be at the centre of a new substance misuse regime - one based upon evidence, not moralistic dogma.

Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom

News Briefs 11-10-2007

Got some serious hail here on Tuesday...my poor garden.

Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

The ego is not master in its own house.

Sigmund Freud

News Briefs 10-10-2007

You may say that I'm a dreamer...

Thanks Greg, Kat and Brian.

Quote of the Day:

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

John Lennon

News Briefs 09-10-2007

I guess all these yoga masters must not understand what yoga is supposed to do.

  • Great floods cut off Britain.
  • Current not responsible for Antarctica's ice.
  • Sun to blame for mysterious blemishes on Saturn moon.
  • I am creating artificial life declares scientist.
  • Giant jellyfish of doom.
  • Evolution transforms junk DNA into genetic machinery. Or pre-determinded plan unfolds over time.
  • Searching for God in the brain.
  • Relativity derived without calculus possibly centuries ago.
  • Do infants have an innate spider detection mechanism?
  • The top ten outlandish mega disasters.
  • River reveals jurassic dragon.
  • Spacecraft surfs Jupiter's magnetic tail.
  • When yoga hurts.
  • New evidence for quasar ejection.

Thanks Greg

Quote of the Day:

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.

William H. Borah

News Briefs 08-10-2007

Better late than never...

Thanks, Cernig and Rick.

Quote of the Day:

Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say "Hang the sense of it" and just keep yourself occupied.

Slartibartfast, in The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.

News Briefs 05-10-2007

Tomorrow never comes...

Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

It seems to me that intellectual honesty is now, and will always be, deeper and more durable, and more easily spread, than “atheism.”

Sam Harris

News Briefs 04-10-2007

Should be able to give you a sneak peek at the upcoming Daily Grail anthology tomorrow (and a name)...

Thanks Rick.

Quote of the Day:

I hope that nations can at last see better reasons for exploring space, and that future decisions would be informed by intelligence and reason, not the macho-nationalism that fuelled the early Space Race.

Arthur C. Clarke

News Briefs 03-10-2007

Warp speed, Number One... engage.

Quote of the Day:

October
And Kingdoms rise
And Kingdoms fall
But you go on...

U2, "October"