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News Briefs 31-08-2015

Happy 17th birthday to us! If only I had of known how many posts I'd be making in the next 6200 days....

Thanks @anomalistnews.

Quote of the Day:

I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.

Oliver Sacks

News Briefs 28-08-2015

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

Quote of the Day:

“I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.”

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

News Briefs 27-08-2015

"I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet. But your great-great-great grandkids are gonna love it."

Thanks to Leonardo and Michelangelo, for making me learn their art was worth the 4 ½ hours in line.

Quote of the Day:

"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."

~Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson.

News Briefs 26-08-2015

Tuck in

  • Stephen Hawking says he has a way to escape from a black hole.
  • Gorillas are showing signs of learning to talk, say researchers.
  • Can computers help us read the mind of nature?
  • Scientists created a wormhole in a lab that can transport magnetic waves via an extra spatial (or 'extra special' as they say in the article!) dimension.
  • The original 1952 Braxton County Monster drawing, found!
  • Should mars be independent, or just a colony of Earth?
  • Is this what our ancestors' language sounded like 6,000 years ago?
  • Petroglyphs left in Canada by Scandinavians 3,000 years ago?
  • We can’t find any alien neighbors and virtual reality might be to blame.
  • Burning Man: The Musical.
  • The mysterious Marree Man of outback Australia: largest geoglyph in the world.
  • Aztec 'human sacrifice' skull wall found in Mexico.
  • Mapping the Grim.
  • Interview with a weird satanist.

Quote of the Day:

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.

John Muir

News Briefs 25-08-2015

Man, video game graphics are getting realistic!

Quote of the Day:

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.

W.B Yeats

News Briefs 24-08-2015

In your face Verve! Apparently the drugs *do* work.

Thanks @tobadzistsini.

Quote of the Day:

Never cruel or cowardly. Never give up, never give in.

The Doctor(s)

News Briefs 21-08-2015

"To realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom."

Quote of the Day:

“The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.”

Bertrand Russell

News Briefs 20-08-2015

Rest in peace, Anne…

Quote of the Day:

"On the anniversary of my burst aneurysm in October of 2004, many people have asked me what I've learned. I've written about this extensively in many of my earlier diaries, but I thought I'd sum it up here. You might even call this diary "What I Learned from the Sick Year" (to paraphrase of the diet book I am posting, one chapter at a time, every week on this website).
I guess the simplest way to put it is, you must live out of love. You must operate from a basic platform of loving other people. This must be your stance as you go through life."

~Anne Strieber, "You Must Live Out of Love"