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News Briefs 07-01-2016

It's dangerous to go alone. Take these…

Quote of the Day:

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."

~Seneca

News Briefs 06-01-2016

Epiphany

  • HPPD: the psychedelic trip that never ends.
  • From Minecraft to spacecraft: Could the untold riches in asteroids and other planets be the key to exploring the wider Universe?
  • Here be dragons: assessing the risks of future scientific discoveries.
  • This is what the entire known Universe looks like in a single image.
  • Stanford physicist reminds us that we have physical evidence of UFOs.
  • 'Hindu goddess' watching over an unborn baby revealed by ultrasound.
  • '800-year-old mobile phone' with cuneiform symbols supposedly found in Austria, according to conspiracy theorists.
  • Newly discovered worm has five faces and rides on the backs of wasps.
  • Hillary Clinton promises to 'get to the bottom' of the UFO/alien controversy if elected as the next US president.
  • Petition to make 'Lemmium' the new chemical name for heavy metal reaches 15,000 signatures.
  • Nomads in North Africa resisted new farming practices during the agricultural revolution.
  • An exclusive first look at Jerusalem by Alan Moore.
  • A second coming for Russell Brand, but not in Northampton.
  • The children who swear they've lived a previous life.
  • Thousands of mysterious snowballs wash up in waves on a Maine lake.
  • Website of 90's mass suicide cult Heaven's Gate is still online.
  • Quote of the Day:

    I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking

    Albert Einstein

News Briefs 04-01-2016

May the best of 2015 be the worst of 2016.

Gratitude to Tom Ruffles of the Society for Psychical Research, Greg Taylor, Tim Cridland, and my bestie Jay for having a hand in this edition of the Daily Grail's news brief.

Quote of the Day:

"The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization."

- Sigmund Freud

News Briefs 28-12-2015

Smash the orthodoxy!

Quote of the Day:
"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better (hu)man."
- Benjamin Franklin

News Briefs 24-12-2015

The wait… was totally WORTH IT.

Thanks to Kat, Charles, Reddington and J.J. Abrams.
Feliz Navidad Grailers, see ya all in 2016!

Quote of the Day:

“Every fact of science was once damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly. The entire web of culture and ‘progress,’ everything on earth that is man-made and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of some man’s refusal to bow to Authority. We would own no more, know no more, and be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, the recalcitrant, and the intransigent. As Oscar Wilde truly said, ‘Disobedience was man’s Original Virtue.”"

˜Robert Anton Wilson

News Briefs 21-12-2015

HUMBUG!

Gratitude to Chris Woodyard and her Haunted Ohio Books, and to the person behind the SPR's Twitter account. Both are notorious for sharing top-notch linkables.

Quote of the Day:
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store."

- Dr. Seuss

News Briefs 17-12-2015

A long time ago… in a galaxy far far fff#$#K I CAN'T TAKE THIS ANYMORE THE WAIT IS KILLING MEEEE!!!!111

Thanks to Kat and master Yoda.

Quote of the Day:

"The Force will be with you. Always"

˜The Walt Disney Company Obi-Wan Kenobi

News Briefs 16-12-2015

Progress?

Quote of the Day:

The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.

Nikola Tesla

New Briefs 14-12-2015

Bicycling is perfect for meditation; both are about balance.

Quote of the Day:

"Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes."
- Yoda

*Batteries not included.

News Briefs 11-12-2015

"Serenity now."

  • Angkor Wat unveils new buried spiral structures.
  • Flying by built-in compass.
  • Epsom salts unravel Ceres’ bright spots?
  • Space Race 2.0?
  • Talking SW vs. ST with Bill Nye the SG.
  • Images that made history.
  • Vampires prowl the galaxy.
  • Unusual study of nonassociative quantum mechanics gets underway.
  • Suleiman’s tomb located. Neil Diamond fades in.
  • Fossil fuels’ end is in sight.
  • Outsmart your instincts.
  • Rocking sans guitar strings.
  • The real great white whale.
  • How to build a Death Star [acc. to NASA].
  • Edited genes make pigs resistant to common viral disease.
  • Receive messages… from the future?
  • E 3 star cluster reveals ghosts of Milky Way’s past.
  • Saunders on storytelling.
  • This week’s evidence of the looming robot uprising.
  • Objects discovered at edge of solar system revive ‘Planet X’ debate.
  • Fusion power for all or another hack hover-board hopeful?
  • Unobservable chemical state observed.
  • Storm on tiny star akin to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.

Quote of the Day:

“To celebrate the holiday season, a charitable donation in your name has been made to the Human Fund. ”

G. Costanza