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News Briefs 18-11-2008

Jameske's unable to do the news today. But don't fret, I've done this once or twice before...

Quote of the Day:

The more I examine the universe and the details of its architecture, the more evidence I find that the universe in some sense must have known we were coming.

Freeman Dyson

News Briefs 17-11-2008

*cough!* I feel like somebody's trying to pry my ribs apart with a crowbar. Sorry, but misery's a great motivator of brevity.

Quote of the Day:

Soldiers! Forty centuries behold you!

Napoleon Bonaparte, to his army before the Battle of the Pyramids, July, 1798.

News Briefs 14-11-2008

"There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.”

Thanks to the man behind the man behind the curtain, aka Greg.

Quote of the Day:

“When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign… that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.”

Jonathan Swift

News Briefs 13-11-2008

Just filling in while diamond geezer RPJ buys up all the tequila in Mexico...

  • Evolutionary theory evolves: proteins with 'cruise control' act like adaptive machines.
  • God's work, or just a numbers game? Science's alternative to an intelligent creator.
  • 'Buddha-boy', meet 'Mowgli-girl'.
  • Can humans alive today live to 1,000? Not if the planet dies first.
  • Happy birthday, Nessie.
  • Did environmental disasters play a role in Mayan decline?
  • Regan Lee speaks out for the psychic component of UFO phenomena.
  • The enigma of the Red Snake.
  • Can ancient Babylon be rescued?
  • Cobwebs to be zapped by neutron beam in attempt to unravel their secret. My spidey-sense is tingling!
  • Garden gnomes banned from church cemetery, because there's 'no such thing' as a real gnome.
  • Halloween revellers arrested under anti-terror laws. Trick or treat?
  • US Navy to continue killing whales with sonar, while helicopters collect their snot.
  • Iraq War ends?
  • Where dinosaurs fought in the Civil War. Now that's alternative history.
  • Bright lights, big city: American astronaut photographs London by night. That's me waving at bottom-left.

Thanks Rick

Quote of the Day:

There are no accidents... there is only some purpose that we haven't yet understood.

Deepak Chopra

News Briefs 12-11-2008

It's life, Jim...

Quote of the Day:

In this galaxy there’s a mathematical probability of three million Earth-type planets. And in the universe, three million million galaxies like this. And in all that, and perhaps more...only one of each of us.

'Bones' McCoy, Star Trek 'Balance of Terror' (Amazon US & UK)

News Briefs 11-11-2008

A little bit of history revisionism today. Post your thoughts.

  • Auschwitz: Blueprints found in Berlin are not of a death camp.
  • The persecution of revisionists.
  • Fridge-sized tape recorder could crack lunar mysteries.
  • Mysterious major changes in Plutoid Eris.
  • The philosopher and the wolf.
  • Genetic gender war: autism and schizophrenia.
  • Selective memory.
  • 4300 year old pyramid discovered in Egypt.
  • Scientists identify first mammal for which disease led to extinction.
  • The not very near death experience.
  • Sun shows signs of life.
  • Half massed star.
  • Oldest evidence for complex life in doubt.
  • Brain sees fine line between speech and song.
  • Mini nuclear powerplants on the horizon.

Quote of the Day:

HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

Ambrose Bierce

News Briefs 10-11-2008

It's beginning to look a lot like... Monday.

Thanks, Perceval.

Quote of the Day:

“It is time for the government to declassify records that are more than 25 years old and to provide scientists with data that will assist in determining the real nature of [the UFO]phenomenon.”

John Podesta

News Briefs 07-11-2008

Out there, in the dark… the multiverse is waiting.

Special thanks to RMG and RPJ and LC and SC!

Quote of the Day:

“There is nothing new in the world… except the history you do not know. ”

H.S. Truman

News Briefs 06-11-2008

It would always be simpler to clone Chrichton, than a T-Rex.

Thanks to Rick, Kat, & Ian Malcolm.

Quote of the Day:

"All major changes are like death. You can't see the other side until you are there."

Ian Malcolm, from the novel 'Jurassic Park'

News Briefs 05-11-2008

Obama's in, but we haven't forgotten about you, Georgie boy.

Thanks to Greg and Kat and all Americans who voted blue.

Quote of the Day:

The days of looking the other way while despotic regimes trample human rights, rob their nations' wealth, and then excuse their failings by feeding their people a steady diet of anti-Western hatred are over.

Dick Cheney demonstrating irony