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News Briefs 14-11-2007

So many TDG updates lately. Whatever Greg's drinking, I want some.

Thanks Kat and Cernig.

Quote of the Day:

To hunt a species to extinction is not logical.

Spock (Star Trek IV)

News Briefs 13-11-2007

So, it was the dinosaurs that shot JFK. I knew it.

  • The dinosaur conspiracy theory.
  • Placenta has parasitic-like properties.
  • Argentinian police encounter UFO and aliens.
  • Daniel Tammet the amazing savant.
  • Galactic nuclei and cosmic rays have a connection.
  • Why are better educated, more advan­taged individuals more likely than others to join terrorist groups? Ask any War President.
  • So you want to live forever?
  • Fire from the sky.
  • Tree man who grew roots may be cured. Photos may upset some people.
  • Rare great ape fossil challenges evolutionary theory. Just make them descendents of humans.
  • Comet Holmes bigger than the sun.
  • Comets: the loose thread.

Quote of the Day:

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.

Poul Anderson

News Briefs 12-11-2007

Casting for the new Star Trek movie appears to be going well. I can hardly wait. Warp speed ahead, Mr Sulu!

Attention, US and Canadian Star Trek fans: On two nights only -- Tuesday Nov. 13th and Thursday Nov. 15th -- Star Trek: The Menagerie - digitally re-mastered in High-Definition and Cinema Surround Sound - will be showing in movie theaters across the US, and in Canada. For a hint what re-mastered means, click here.
Update: Looks like it's become a world-wide phenomena. Star Trek: The Menagerie is also showing at theaters in Europe and Australia. Different dates in different countries, so check those links carefully.

  • For the first time, scientists have created dozens of cloned embryos from adult primates. What are the implications for the future of mankind?
  • Massive DNA sequencing project reveals shortcomings of modern genome analysis.
  • Researchers look into warp speed.
  • 4,000-year-old temple filled with murals unearthed in Peru.
  • Astronauts ready space station for arrival of European and Japanese science modules.
  • Lifting the Venusian veil.
  • Nonlocality of a single particle demonstrated without objections.
  • On what scale do the quantum world and the classical world begin to cross into each other? How big does an "observer" have to be?
  • Einstein's still right on time.
  • Fuel without the fossil.
  • Researchers successfully simulate photosynthesis and design a better leaf.
  • Too much sugar turns off gene that controls the effects of testosterone and estrogen.
  • This explains your doughnut addiction: Rats prefer sweetened water to cocaine, even those already cocaine-addicted.
  • First biomarker for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder discovered -- and why PTSD is so difficult to treat.
  • More-harmful effects from stress may explain why, compared to males, females are more vulnerable to addiction, depression, PTSD.
  • Mitochondria Send Death Signal To Cardiac Cells, Study Shows.
  • Dangerous Minds: A look at FBI profiling.
  • Born in Iowa, regular American guy was a top Soviet spy who penetrated the Manhattan Project.
  • Ancient witch guide was way ahead of its time.
  • Study shows indoor plants have 'enormous positive impact' on human well-being.
  • Dolphins save injured surfer from great white shark.
  • Miracle water gushes from murky well.

Quote of the Day:

Zefram Cochrane: A group of cybernetic creatures from the future have traveled back through time to enslave the human race... and you're here to stop them?
Will Riker: That's right.
Zefram Cochrane: Hot damn, you're heroic!

The movie Star Trek: First Contact, 1996

News Briefs 09-11-2007

Polly wants...? I bet you read my mind.

Quote of the Day:

I think I can safely say that no one understands quantum mechanics.

Richard Feynman

News Briefs 08-11-2007

Feel free to post a review of Darklore to Amazon. Our good friend Michael Tymn already has...

Quote of the Day:

LeMay said, "If we'd lost the war, we'd all have been prosecuted as war criminals." And I think he's right. He, and I'd say I, were behaving as war criminals. LeMay recognized that what he was doing would be thought immoral if his side had lost. But what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win?

Robert McNamara

News Briefs 07-11-2007

So much great news posted at TDG the past week, I hope you have room for more.

Quote of the Day:

Personally, if someone digs me up in a thousand years, I hope there's a curse on them, too.

Agent Mulder, The X-Files

News Briefs 06-11-2007

More deception comes your way.

  • Operation begins on Indian girl with eight limbs.
  • Scientists baffled by Indonesian volcano.
  • More artificial ruins on the moon.
  • On possible electric phenomena in solar systems and nebulae.
  • Gene links breastfeeding to IQ. If you are happy you perform better on tests.
  • Volcanoes may have swallowed early Earth's oxygen.
  • Comet draws scientific and amateur interest.
  • Extinction theory falls from favour.
  • Stonehenge's huge support settlement.
  • Life in 2020.
  • The Salzburg cube.
  • Thought police: how brain scans could invade your private life.
  • Proposals to terraform Mars about, but are any of them feasible?
  • UK climate bill's 60% emission cut.

Quote of the Day:

The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived.

Oscar Wilde

News Briefs 02-11-2007

Apathy makes the baby Jesus cry...

Thanks Kat and Rick.

Quote of the Day:

I could be mistaken. Maybe it was another bald-headed, jigsaw-puzzle-tattooed, naked guy I saw.

Mulder ('The X-Files')

News Briefs 01-11-2007

Roswell, Presidential candidates, and LSD. Sounds like a fun night out in anyone's books...

Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

I didn't go looking for LSD, it came looking for me; it decided to ring my doorbell, to make its presence known... the world needs it now more than ever.

Albert Hofmann

News Briefs 31-10-2007

It's an auspicious night, the cat has brought me a mouse just as I start the news. Darn, it's a toy mouse, not a real one; but it's the thought that counts.

Quote of the Day:

Receiving a visit from outer space sounds almost as comfortable as having a God. Yet we shouldn't rejoice too soon. Perhaps we will get the visitors we deserve.

Jacques Vallee