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News Briefs 20-03-2014

So long, Tata. Thank you for all the fond childhood memories :'(

Thanks to Kat, Susan, Erick & Benito Bodoque.

Quote of the Day:

"This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays."

~Douglas Adams

News Briefs 19-03-2014

Stonehenge surplus!

Thanks Rick.

Quote of the Day:

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.

Thomas Paine

News Briefs 18-03-2014

Spambots and cynics and trolls oh my! Be a breath of fresh air and leave a comment below if you're a real human being with nice things to say…

Thanks David.

Quote of the Day:

The greater part of human activity is designed to make permanent those experiences and joys which are only lovable because they are changing.

Alan Watts

News Briefs 17-03-2014

F*@k the Illuminate

Thanks to Greg and Kat for links

Quote of the Day:

Symbols are to the mind what tools are to the hand - an extended application of its powers

Dion Fortune

News Briefs 14-03-2014

"Science is much more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of thinking."

With many thanks to G.F. Lee and Rick Starr.

Quote of the Day:

“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.”

C. Sagan

News Briefs 13-03-2014

Here's to another 25 years of LOLcats, twerking & the occasional revolution inspired by social networks.

  • Tim Berners-Lee calls for an online Magna Carta.
  • The Web We Want: Join the campaign to forge a free, secure & TRULY global internet.
  • In order to preserve the very structure of the net, Silicon Valley needs to learn how to share --their profits, that is.
  • Woman 'attacked' in San Francisco for wearing Google Glass.
  • Beyond the Vallee of the Dolls: Why our Universe & the Web share so much in common.
  • And the award to best UFO-hunting province in all of Canada goes toooo… Vancouver!
  • Phantom phone calls from vanished Malaysia airlines flight passengers?
  • Michio Kaku cringes with cinematic depictions of aliens --*I* cringe with his eagerness to jump in the materialistic brain=mind bandwagon, but that's just silly woo me…
  • Can heart surgery change a person's personality?
  • The Reckoning: How the father of Adam Lanza has tried to cope with what his son did.
  • The Ogre & the Orgone: When Shrek's creator illustrated a book by Willhelm Reich.
  • A global call for DNA evidence of cryptids, co-organized by the International Cryptozoology Museum.
  • The Men Who Stare at Goatsuckers: A little article re. the Chupacabras & 90's nostalgia by yours truly.
  • Radio Misterioso with guest Nick Redfern: In which the most prolific Fortean writer to date is suddenly possessed by the spirit of… Camilla the chicken??
  • Fly Lift me to the Moon ♫...
  • Red Pill of the Day: Monocles are making a comeback --because Glass-holes are soooo 2013...
  • Thanks, Susan & Tim.

    Quote of the Day:

    "Unless we have an open, neutral internet we can rely on without worrying about what's happening at the back door, we can't have open government, good democracy, good healthcare, connected communities and diversity of culture. It's not naive to think we can have that, but it is naive to think we can just sit back and get it."

    ~Sir Tim Berners-Lee

News Briefs 11-03-2014

Take better care of yourself my friend.

Quote of the Day:

In a seamless overlapping instant, she felt the back of her head at rest against the ceiling of the room; a phenomenon that rarely indicates the successful conclusion of a medical procedure.

"Death and the Big Wow"

News Briefs 10-03-2014

"Nonsense is nonsense, but the history of nonsense is scholarship."

  • Earliest British examples of metal-working and wood turning found on Dartmoor.
  • Tubs of flour provide clue to earthquake lights phenomenon.
  • Study reveals astronomical alignment of Nabatean monuments including Petra.
  • Scientists unlock mystery of out-of-body experiences. Or do they?
  • Epistemic vigilance in the nursery. Some people mistake circular arguments for a sign of authority. 3-year-olds know better.
  • Mexico's Pyramid of the Sun is slowly turning into a pile of dust.
  • Why King Tut's DNA is fuelling race wars.
  • No Planet X.
  • One day, your antivirus software may kill you, let alone your killer robots.
  • The growing Israeli pagan scene.
  • "Dark matter MAY have killed the dinosaurs" does not equate to "Dinosaurs were NOT wiped out by dark matter". Just sayin'.
  • The emerging science of the self.
  • Do the dead outnumber the living?
  • How many times has Dr. Robert Schoch been wrong? asks Dr. Sam Osmanagich.

Quote of the Day:

The human mind is a delusion generator, not a window to truth.

Scott Adams