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News Briefs 05-05-2016

With so many people feeling this means the end of the world is nigh, just remember: *Every day* is the end of the world for someone, somewhere.

  • Brave New World: Biotech company granted ethical permission to use stem sell technology to stimulate the nervous system of brain-dead patients.
  • Bernardo Kastrup: You're being subtly deceived (again) by that recent LSD study.
  • IBM is letting anyone play with their quantum computer --anyone that knows HOW quantum computing works, that is.
  • When robots are instruments of male desire.
  • The self-powered camera is one of this year's Invention Award winners.
  • The good news: Ancient DNA reveals ancestry and migration history of modern Europeans.
  • The bad news: Rising seas are swamping our archeological heritage.
  • Global warming is slowly suffocating our oceans.
  • In order to control wild carp populations, Australians are giving them herpes. Wait, what?!
  • Planet 9 just got weirder.
  • Oh look, Canada will have its 1st National Public Hearing on UFOs. I wonder what kind of 'experts' they'll gather…
  • Sonic boom drama over Doncaster: Typhoon jets intercepting AirFrance airliner, or dogfight with UFO rising from the North Sea? You be the judge!
  • Turkish witness photographs oval UFO.
  • The things you learn by setting up a Google news alert for the word "Satanic."
  • Economic inequality between first class passengers and the rest of us lowly plebes, is the #1 cause of 'air rage' --that and the f$#%in baby crying on seat D27!!
  • Red Pill of the Day: Screenwriter issues formal apology for penning the script of Dragon Ball: Evolution. And you thought Majin Buu was the biggest redemption story in the whole saga!

Thanks to my uncle Juan Ramón. Buen viaje, tío!

Quote of the Day:

"Maybe this world is another planet's hell."

~Aldous Huxley

News Briefs 04-05-2016

Burn the Witch

Quote of the Day:

'Stars are never sleeping / Dead ones and the living'

David Bowie

News Briefs 03-05-2016

TFW when you start the week with good momentum, and all of a sudden...

Quote of the Day:

The Earth is mostly just a boneyard. But pretty in the sunlight.

Larry McMurtry

News Briefs 02-05-2016

After almost 18 years of posting news briefs, I'm all about the joy in repetition...

Quote of the Day:

Make sure that your religion is a matter between you and God only.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

News Briefs 29-04-2016

“It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover.”

Quote of the Day:

“To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.” Henri Poincaré

News Briefs 28-04-2016

Where the hell is Doc Brown when we need him??

Quote of the Day:

"And God said unto Noah, 'Go forth and procureth a scissor lift, a pneumatic impact wrench and a shit-ton of polyurethane. Oh, and worry not about the specifics of hull displacement for the arbitrary load you'll be carrying."

˜Rantings of a Ranga's response to Creationist Ken Ham.

News Briefs 27-04-2016

There goes the past. Here comes the future.

Quote of the Day:

The Christian fear of the pagan outlook has damaged the whole consciousness of man.

D. H. Lawrence

News Briefs 26-04-2016

Stage Performer: Expert Mode...

Quote of the Day:

‘Science’ here has very little to do with the scientific method itself; it means ontological physicalism, not believing in our Lord Jesus Christ, hating the spectrally stupid, and, more than anything, pretty pictures of nebulae and tree frogs. ‘Science’ comes to metonymically refer to the natural world, the object of science; it’s like describing a crime as ‘the police,’ or the ocean as ‘drinking.’

Sam Kriss

News Briefs 25-04-2016

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life...

Quote of the Day:

Life is just a party, and parties weren't meant 2 last.

Prince ('1999')