Weekend groove: Buffalo Daughter, Oui Oui.
- Digital analysis of Dead Sea Scrolls reveals Noah's Ark was a pyramid.
- Divers find more relics at the Antikythera shipwreck, but no more machines.
- Mysterious earthen mounds discovered in Cambodia using laser scanning.
- Graham Hancock talks about humanity's true origins and other Hancockian topics.
- The living dinosaur and the expeditions that didn't find it.
- Dr Beachcombing investigates the Norfolk shapeshifter. A 19th C. cosplayer?
- One of the Zimbabwe school kid UFO contactees speaks for the first time.
- NASA boss tells school kids extraterrestrial life exists, but not at Area 51.
- Sony is working on a robot that can form an emotional bond with humans. They should work on politicians first.
- Our personalities change over a lifetime, often for the better.
- The benefits of drinking coffee usually outweigh its risks.
- In Sidewalk Oracles, Robert Moss teaches us how to play with signs & synchronicity (Amazon US/Kindle).
- David Bowie's ESP tests with Laurie Anderson proved she could read minds.
Quote of the Day:
If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.
~ Mark Twain
I'll be brief. Hehe, get it? Brief? 'Cause they're news briefs. Get me, I'm a reg'lar comedian here!
- This zoetrope is just too awesome for words.
- If robots are taking our jobs, should they pay taxes?
- I, for one, welcome our chatbot lawyer overlords.
- Are cruelty-free meat and leather around the corner? $40 million USD says "yes".
- Pressure from humans is forcing the evolution of new species, like this underground-dwelling mosquito.
- She's ba-aa-ck! Baba Vanga predicted the Brexit.
- 99.94% of near-death experiencers return with an overwhelming sense of kumbaya.
- Stephanie Kelley-Romano's listened to The Message Of Abductees, and they intersect at oblique angles with near-death experiences.
- How do mediums know so much about the lives of the dead? Are they sensing the Stories Latent in the Landscape, or do they have a hotline to the other side?
- Discover why ultra-powerful radio bursts are the most perplexing mystery in astronomy. Unfortunately the letters "E" and "T" aren't mentioned.
- Glow worms in New Zealand pretend to be stars to snag their next meal.
- Enjoy the music from Voyager's golden record. Here's the pygmy girl initiation song the uploader didn't include.
Thanks to viewers like you.
"Every day's a gift. It's just... does it have to be a pair of socks?"
- Tony Soprano
*Pops head out of reality tunnel*
*Ducks back in*
- Agnotology: culturally constructed ignorance wins the day.
- War of the certain: John Higgs interviewed.
- Why bad ideas refuse to die.
- Post Brexit, experts need to reassert their value to society.
- The lessons of a ghost planet: Vulcan shows us science beyond the scientific method.
- Am I living in a post-apocalyptic dystopian hinterland?
- Go on a ‘trip’ and cure your depression.
- The fascinating, strange medical potential of psychedelic drugs, explained in 50+ studies.
- Time is real. It’s space that’s bullshit.
- Pan’s portal?
- Pollution reaches Earth’s deepest trench — and never leaves.
- Ancient birds' wings preserved in amber.
- I, Snowbot.
- These people UFO so much harder than you.
- These otherworldly memorials commemorate famous UFO incidents in Europe.
- Who will debunk the debunkers? (via BoingBoing)
- David Bowie thought Laurie Anderson could read minds. (via The Anomalist)
- Auroras make weird noises, and now we know why.
Thanks to @catvincent
Quote of the Day:
Intelligence is the capacity to receive, decode and transmit information efficiently. Stupidity is blockage of this process at any point. Bigotry, ideologies etc. block the ability to receive; robotic reality-tunnels block the ability to decode or integrate new signals; censorship blocks transmission.
Robert Anton Wilson
- The sun has 'gone blank' for the second time this month. Here's what that means.
- Stephen Hawking warns of an 'artificial intelligence arms race'.
- Deathnauts: Strange scientific journeys into the afterlife.
- These people UFO so much harder than you. Wired throwing down the gauntlet to Grailers right there...
- The man who left his body.
- Spray and pray: Does intranasal oxytocin increase spirituality?
- Huge cache of ancient helium discovered in Africa's Rift Valley. Someone turn this into a comedy skit, stat!
- First telescope to track dangerous asteroids goes live in Russia.
- Prosecutor may use a 'witness' parrot's words as evidence in murder trial.
- An interview with John Higgs about Robert Anton Wilson, the KLF, and the cult of the individual.
- New evidence suggests that sperm whales form clans with diverse cultures and languages.
- Plants grown in simulated Mars conditions found to be safe to eat.
- Memorial planned for Isaac Newton would have eclipsed the pyramids.
- 30 years on, why is Jim Henson's Labyrinth so memorable?
Quote of the Day:
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.
In case your day isn't turning out exactly as expected: a little perspective...
- Has an Australian researcher discovered the secret to Stonehenge?
- What caused the strange outbreak of 'dancing mania' that struck Germany six centuries ago?
- A mysterious medieval text, decoded.
- Steganography in the internet age: How a kitten video can transmit secret instructions to criminals.
- Pigs have a magnetic supersense.
- Smart bugs: some insects can count, recognize human faces, even invent languages
- Ancient insects carried corpses of their prey for camouflage.
- NASA considers turning Curiosity rover into a scout for water on Mars mountain
- Mysteries of space: 'Inverted crater' discovered on Mars.
- First science-backed anti-aging drug to be tested in humans next month.
- Chinese scientist may have an explanation for ball lightning.
- Forty people suffer burns during firewalk at seminar by motivational speaker Tony Robbins.
- Ready or not, companies will soon be tracking your emotions.
- Indigenous languages are dying in Canada. Here's how people are trying to save them.
- Devil names and Fortean places.
- A study in journalistic skepticism: cell phones and cancer.
- Video of the Day: As we approach the halfway point of the year, please watch this important, thoughtful documentary about 2016 so far.
Quote of the Day:
Everybody's got a little light under the Sun.
A summary of all the stories and news briefs posted on The Daily Grail over the past week. Feel free to share anything interesting!
- Comics Legend Jack Kirby Worried That Our Attempts to Contact Aliens Might Attract a 'Tiger'
- News Briefs 20-06-2016 (Monday)
- The 5th Young One: Pay No Attention to the Girl Behind the Sofa
- News Briefs 21-06-2016 (Tuesday)
- News Briefs 22-06-2016 (Wednesday)
- EdgeScience #26
- News Briefs 23-06-2016 (Thursday)
- Alan Moore Discusses Eternal Time, Virtual Reality Mysticism, and Quitting Comics Soon
Have a good weekend!
- Funding campaign to study mysterious 'alien megastructure' reaches its target.
- SETI eavesdrops on a nearby star in smart alien hunt.
- Scientists have invented a mind-reading machine. But it doesn’t work all that well.
- Why you should worry about intelligent machines.
- Can we sense invisible magnetic fields?
- Mystery of the bent trees: Expert claims trunks that veer into a right angle found dotted around the US are secret Native American trail markers.
- When monkeys lose a friend they grieve for hours.
- Ancient long-headed skull from Korea was naturally formed.
- More treasures recovered from Antikythera Wreck.
- The Folklore Tapes: Excavating England's 'black dog' and occult stories.
- Researchers with The Immortality Project publish book that offers naturalistic explanation of near-death experiences.
- Quantum mechanics might be even weirder than we thought.
Quote of the Day:
Science is perhaps the most effective tool that human consciousness has yet developed with which to explore the outer universe, and yet this polished and sophisticated instrument of scrutiny is hindered by one glaring blind-spot in that it cannot examine consciousness itself.
First we feel then we fall
- Hundreds of genes seen sparking to life two days after death.
- The Great Pyramid of Giza is lopsided, new investigation reveals.
- Dan Brown is paying a lot of money to digitize a library devoted to mysticism.
- Researchers map the most common coincidences.
- Graham Hancock and humanity’s true origins.
- Archaeologist claims to have found a fragment from the throne of the Kings of Mycenae.
- New life found that lives off electricity.
- The woman with hyper-sensitive eyes.
- Humans: the hyperkeystone species.
- The atmosphere of Venus is more terrifying than we imagined.
- Night vision: UFO spotting in Sedona, Arizona.
- Caribbean Sea acts like a whistle and can be 'heard' from space.
- Confused snake gets caught in a loop while trying to shed its skin.
Thanks to Kat
Quote of the Day:
The meandertale, aloss and again,
of our old Heidenburgh in the days when Head-in-Clouds walked the earth.
James Joyce, Finnegans Wake
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- The most mysterious object in the history of technology.
- Stonehenge experiment may show how the monument was built.
- The Great Pyramid isn't quite square at its base, researchers find.
- Comics legend Jack Kirby worried that sending messages to aliens might attract a 'tiger'. Or even a Galactus...
- Making contact: Inside the world's biggest UFO convention.
- In 2013 Britain's Ministry of Defence said they had released all of their 'UFO files'. Turns out, there's more.
- An astrophysicist says extraterrestrial civilizations “almost certainly” existed at one time or another. Here’s what’s wrong with his argument.
- Elon Musk is wrong: we aren't living in a simulation.
- China builds the world's most powerful computer.
- The new Berenst*in Bears: Did you ever notice there was a fifth member of 'The Young Ones'?
- Awe-inspiring visions of a Victorian spirit medium.
- 15 years on from his influential book DMT: The Spirit Molecule, Dr. Rick Strassman sits down for a discussion on the human brain, visions, spirituality and dying.
- The monsters hidden beneath the sea.
- It's the sort of question that can really take you down the rabbit hole: How long is a second?
- Image(s) of the Day: Early 1900s hair dryers, or data probes for insertion into The Matrix? You decide!
- Bonus Video of the Day: Crab invasion.
Quote of the Day:
I see no wisdom in the eagerness to be found and approached by any intelligence with the ability to accomplish it from any sector of space. In the meetings between 'discoverers' and 'discoverees,' history has always given the advantage to the finders... My point is, who will come a-knocking - the trader or the tiger?
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- The unbelievable tale of Jesus' wife.
- A guide to occult London.
- Why haven't we explored the ocean like we have outer space?
- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos follows path of PayPal founder Elon Musk with successful test of his space company's rocket.
- Nightmares of the future: escaping the prison planet.
- Doomsday preppers are planning to 3D print their way throught the apocalypse.
- Newly-discovered asteroid turns out to be a 'quasi-moon' of Earth.
- Feeling a disturbance in the force? Might be this alien world being vaporised by a death ray.
- Can a mathematical algorithm predict terror attacks?
- Modern magic: Using acoustic waves to levitate objects.
- Man dies in cinema watching The Conjuring 2...and then his body goes missing.
- Estate sale reveals trove of works by psychic artist Ingo Swann.
- Image of the Day: How to rick-roll your quantum physics professor...
Thanks to @gordon_white and Mark Foster.
Quote of the Day:
People think that fascism arrives in fancy dress worn by grotesques and monsters as played out in endless re-runs of the Nazis.
Fascism arrives as your friend. It will restore your honour, make you feel proud, protect your house, give you a job, clean up the neighbourhood, remind you of how great you once were, clear out the venal and the corrupt, remove anything you feel is unlike you.
It doesn't walk in saying, our programme means militias, mass imprisonments, transportations, war and persecution.