July 2nd is as much a worthy date to celebrate World UFO Day, as the USA team is a worthy candidate to win the World Cup championship.
- At last! Here's what Assange's Wikileaks documents reveal about the secret US interest in UFOs.
- My Grimericompadres interview Nick Pope & John Burroughs to talk about 1 of the most fascinating UFO cases in history: The Rendlesham encounter(s).
- NASA successfully launches spacecraft designed to monitor carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
- A simple experiment that could reveal the hidden structure of the quantum world.
- The first step in the path of Gnosis: Agnosticism.
- Filmmaker David Graham Scott relates how Ibogaine helped him kick off his methadone addiction. To learn more, watch his documentary Detox or Die.
- Charles Darwin: My name Is
Iñigo MontoyaAlex Agassiz. You Killedhumiliated my father. Prepare to... be proven wrong!
- Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes has published his paper on the DNA analysis of purported Bigfoot & Yeti samples. What does it mean for Cryptozoology?
- Alas, we haven't overcome the age of lazy Cryptozoology debunking yet(i).
- After his latest appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience, Geomythologist Randall Carlson received a flood of criticism from skeptics. Here's his open letter response.
- Recreating a 200-year-old elixir of long life.
- The most influential people in the last 35 centuries, according to Wikipedia --yet further proof the online library needs an overhaul...
- Moaning Moguls: Why tycoons in the XXIst century feel like the victims.
- Stairway to Lawsuit: Did Led Zeppelin steal its most famous songs? [More]
- Moments that changed the movies: When CGI made dinosaurs roar for the 1st time.
- Red Pill of the Day: Letter written in 1931 finally delivered. Better late than never, eh?
Quote of the Day:
"[Cryptozoologists] have been, I think, quite badly treated by scientists over the past 50 years."
Proof that Grailers are ahead of the curve: the news headlines today read like a summary of books we've released in recent years…
- The woman who shoots ghosts. (Incidentally, Shannon's photographs feature in the most recent book release from Daily Grail Publishing, Talking with the Spirits: Ethnographies from Between the Worlds)
- Why are exorcisms so fascinating?
- Unlocking the mystery behind near-death experiences. I discussed the topic at length in my recent book Stop Worrying! There Probably is an Afterlife.
- Hallucinogenic nights: "Sleep paralysis has tormented me since childhood. But now it's my portal to out-of-body travel and lucid dreams".
- You can learn how to lucid dream yourself in Paul Devereux's book Lucid Dreaming: Accessing Your Inner Virtual Realities (published by us!).
- What kinds of people hear voices?
- Some conspiracies are messy and flawed. Therefore, all conspiracy theories are nonsense. Behold ladies and gentlemen, the finest critical minds of our time…
- Is this enough of a reason to quit Facebook? The massive social media company screwed with the emotions of hundreds of thousands of users INTENTIONALLY to see how they'd react. FOR SCIENCE!
- Reality reclaimed: have we been interpreting quantum mechanics wrong all this time?
- How my dad's equation sparked the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
- If E.T. is out there, why haven't they contacted us? Here's some possible reasons.
- NASA's 'flying saucer' makes a hard landing in the Pacific Ocean after initial test.
- Well-known ufologist Stanton Friedman suffers a heart attack. All our best to Stan in his recovery!
- UFOs explained: it's the alcohol silly! More here.
- Strange giant stone spheres top list of new World Heritage locations.
- What is the mysterious, mind-numbing hum that is driving residents of Windsor, Ontario out of their heads?
- Mysterious earthen mounds created by plants, not animals.
- David 'Mulder' Duchovny says The X-Files isn't done "until one of us dies".
- The 25-year-old supernova that could change the speed of light forever.
- Eight old time paranormal researchers cooler than hipsters and smarter than you.
Quote of the Day:
All your beliefs, they're just that. They're nothing. They're how you were taught and raised. That doesn't make 'em real.
Deluded? Nah, not me!
- Near-death experiences are overwhelmingly peaceful.
- An ear-grass is the latest in chimp fashion, but maybe their taste in music has deeper roots.
- The influence of expectation on perception revealed in an impressive audio illusion.
- Stonehenge: a 'botched job by cowboy builders' according to Professor Ronald Hutton.
- 9 stunning panoramas of starry skies, captured with a homemade camera rig.
- Is this an automatic sperm extractor, or is someone taking the piss?
- Is this a Gollum-like creature, or was someone taking a piss?
- The Ambonwari of Papua New Guinea use cell phones to call the dead (in between games of Flappy Bird).
- Why some urban legends go viral.
- Tomb of Golden Dawn founder S.L. MacGregor Mathers unearthed in Paris.
- Sarah Angliss on the unheimlich manoeuvres of Ventriloquism.
- 'The Youngness Paradox': why SETI has not found any signals from extraterrestrial civilisations.
- Or maybe they've just cleaned up their act: pollution on other worlds may show 'advanced' alien life.
- Girl 'possessed' after Ouija session revealed to have taken shamanic drug.
- Warning signs erected for River Avon Crocodile.
- 50,000 year-old poo confirms Neanderthals ate veggies.
- Robot to hitchhike across Canada.
Quote of the Day:
When told that man lives in delusion everyone thinks of himself as the exception; hence his delusion.
A summary of all the stories and news briefs posted on The Daily Grail over the past week. Feel free to share anything interesting!
- Cold Fusion in an Italian Crop Circle?
- News Briefs 23-06-2014 (Monday)
- Are Animals Psychic? Meet Jaytee, the Dog Who Knew When His Owner Was Coming Home
- Would a Hypnotized Assassin Be Found Innocent in a Court of Law?
- News Briefs 24-06-2014 (Tuesday)
- Researchers Use ESP to Make Thousands of Dollars on the Stock Market
- News Briefs 25-06-2014 (Wednesday)
- Kickstarter: H.P. Lovecraft's "The Dreamlands"
- News Briefs 26-06-2014 (Thursday)
- News Briefs 27-06-2014 (Friday)
- Paranormal Experiences, Shared with Where Did the Road Go?
Have a good weekend!
"The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent;"
- Unlocking the secrets of galactic evolution.
- Exoplanets: A guide.
- The life of an exoplanet?
- Curiosity steps into the freezer.
- The 5 ingredients of extraterrestrial life.
- Whirlpools drive winds of change.
- Dark matter, detected?
- The physics of the soul.
- Unlocking Teotihuacan.
- Nanoscale fluids vy for lava lamp status.
- Touching invisibility.
- Electric asteroids.
- Higgs is ready for its close-up, Mr. DeMille.
- Quaternary ice age cause, unraveled?
- Reef building fossils recalibrate timeline.
- Elephant mouse.
- U.S.O.s and Malibu’s Point Dume.
- Lifting the fog of drought?
- Danger: High Voltage.
- Levitating superconductor sets new record.
- Measuring the yoctonewtons of force.
- Spinning a cosmic spiderweb.
- Monorail 2.0 ?
- The serenity of NDEs.
- When life becomes a video game.
- Through the looking glass.
- Lennon, McCartney & the power of two.
- ISO: Ishmael [Call me].
- This week’s evidence of the looming robot uprising… 'Bot News Readers.
Quote of the Day:
“But if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — however mutable man may be able to make them — our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.”
Meet the prophet the new millenium deserves, not the one it needs right now…
- Bye bye, Paleodiet: Fossil faeces show Neanderthals ate their veggies.
- Mysterious X-ray signal intrigues astronomers --another possible ET signal?
- Author Joshua Blu Buhs boo-boohs the latest Rendlesham book [Amazon US & UK]
- Here's another take on Encounter on Rendlesham Forest, by Billy Cox on Devoid.
- Picture of the Day: Stunning Aurorae at the bottom of Saturn --Bling AND flashy booty, this planet's got it all!
- There may be an ancient Earth inside the Earth, say
Russian dolls fetishistsHarvard scientists.
- Vintage clip of Richard Feynman explaining the difference between 'knowing' & 'understanding' --show it to your skeptic friends next time they laugh at your 'crackpot theories'.
- Do we need to recalculate the speed of light?
- 'Rain Follows the Plow': How greed can sometimes support pseudoscience.
- Why Consciousness is not the brain.
- Are living beings algorithms running inside a computer simulation?
- ...Speaking of 'artificial' beings: Meet the welded beasts of John Lopez.
- Scientifically explaining Soccer vampires.
- The 2nd Grimerica roundtable, featuring the stars of The Drunken Taoist podcast --& 1 Mexican to complete the NAFTA representation.
- Red Pill of the Day: In the new Drone Race, the Russkies are --as usual-- taking the lead. Your move, 'Murrica!
Thanks to Kat, Susan & Matthew.
Quote of the Day:
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts."
I'm off to Japan next week for my birthday and a dream come true, so this'll be my last Grail post until August. You can follow my shenanigans via @levitatingcat, or hit me up on Facebook. PS If anyone can help me get into the sold out Studio Ghibli museum, let me know.
- Can synaesthesia be learnt, & does it aid creativity?
- Cracking improbability: can we summon unlikely stuff at will?
- How maths shapes our lives in amazing, unpredictable ways.
- Umberto Eco & the appeal of imaginary places (Amazon US/UK).
- Enigma Man, a new species of human who lived until 11,000 years ago.
- Prehistoric Grotte Chauvet now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Costa Rica's stone spheres & other sites join Chauvet.
- Ancient people used super acoustics to alter consciousness.
- Archaeoacoustics add another dimension to understanding our past.
- Hearing the Past: reviving the music & sounds of our ancient ancestors.
- Astronomical references are embedded in prehistoric landscapes.
- How did the ancient Harappan civilisation avoid war for 2000 years?
- In Wales, a sunken kingdom re-emerges from the sea.
- Migrating monarch butterflies use a magnetic compass on cloudy days.
- Separate witnesses describe strange lights & a cylinder-shaped UFO.
- Ridley Scott's next film is
Robinson Crusoe On MarsThe Martian.
Quote of the Day:
For if every true love affair can feel like a journey to a foreign country, where you can’t quite speak the language, and you don’t know where you’re going, and you’re pulled ever deeper into the inviting darkness, every trip to a foreign country can be a love affair, where you’re left puzzling over who you are and whom you’ve fallen in love with....all good trips are, like love, about being carried out of yourself and deposited in the midst of terror and wonder.
~ Pico Iyer
What he said...
- Has English Heritage ruined Stonehenge?
- Why Icelanders are wary of elves living beneath the rocks.
- The Sun does not rise: How magical thinking haunts our everyday language, and fossilised ideas live on in even the most sophisticated science.
- The mystery of the blinking mummy.
- Is this worm the key to eternal life? You can keep your eternal life if the worm is an Upstream Color kind of deal…
- Woman shows signs of being possessed after playing with Ouija Board.
- Would a hypnotized assassin be found innocent in a court of law?
- Sifting through satellite imagery for Noah's Ark.
- Horned dinosaur had wings on its head.
- World Heritage status given to Inca road system and 'prehistoric Sistine Chapel'.
- The living goddess in Nepal who still has to do homework.
- 16 famous mysteries that everyone forgets have been solved.
- John Oliver eviscerates magic pill promoting Dr. Oz with help from George R.R. Martin and tap-dancing Steve Buscemi.
- Mysterious ‘magic island’ appears on Saturn’s moon Titan. Apparently Dr. Oz is now writing space news press releases.
- Evidence now "conclusive" that pesticides are doing serious damage to a wide range of beneficial species, including bees.
- Even tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has fears about a 'Terminator' robot apocalypse.
- Australian physicists simulate time travel. Plenty of places I know in Australia already simulate time travel into the past...
- Is the hoverbike about to become a reality?
- Quantum algae.
- Do blind people experience déjà vu?
- What the dying know: the deeply affecting messages from the dying and the dead.
- Vale Christina Grof.
- Cold fusion in an Italian crop circle?
- Image(s) of the Day: Art meets maths in these dizzying geometric GIFs by David Whyte.
Quote of the Day:
You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.
A veritable Rainbow Cake of weird news.
- Is free will an illusion? New study finds room for it in brain static.
- Quantum world time-travel resolves grandfather paradox, or something.
- Nepal's living goddess who still has to do homework .
- It’s a boy! US exchange student rescued from giant stone vagina in Germany.
- Debunkers pick holes in 'Dracula's tomb' find.
- 'Enigma Man' may be new human species that lived until 11,000 years ago.
- Melting Yukon ices reveals 5,000-year-old archaeological treasures.
- Cosmic Trigger: reading Robert Anton Wilson made this guy give up his lucrative City job and work with the homeless.
- Mysterious sea creature finally identified.
- ‘Bone Music’: Soviet-era bootleg records of banned rock and jazz pressed on X-ray plates.
- Why do scientists think we're nearing the end of the world, again?
- Pope excommunicates the Mob.
- Crossing Mexico in a home-made 'spacecraft'.
- Are fish as intelligent as crows, chimps… or people?
- The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy.
- 37,000 at Stonehenge summer solstice celebrations.
Quote of the Day:
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
A summary of all the stories and news briefs posted on The Daily Grail over the past week. Feel free to share with your friends!
- Oh, This Must Be Schrödinger's House…
- Science Fiction Legend H.G. Wells REALLY Didn't Like Forteans
- News Briefs 16-06-2014 (Monday)
- Could This New Discovery About Meteors Help Explain Some Paranormal Experiences?
- News Briefs 17-06-2014 (Tuesday)
- Do Microscopic Parasites Living Inside You Control Your Mind?
- Flying Saucer Origins: Debunking Debunkery
- News Briefs 18-06-2014 (Wednesday)
- The Mystery of the Blinking Mummy
- News Briefs 19-06-2014 (Thursday)
- News Briefs 20-06-2014 (Friday)
- What the Dying Know
Have a good weekend!