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News Briefs 02-11-2016

A quick reminder that while all the other sites have dumped the weird post-Halloween, we're on the beat 365 days a year. Sometimes even 366!

Quote of the Day:

Free your mind, and the ass will follow.

George Clinton

News Briefs 01-11-2016

Sorta like Larry, Curly and Moe reenlisting... *reads email* Whoa, I'm psychic. But it's more like Larry, Curly and Moe detained while trying to reenlist. Ah well, K Sera Sera.

Quote of the Day:

I don’t like the word ‘belief’ because people can believe anything, and very often our beliefs are not true. It is not a belief of mine now, that spirits are real. It’s a conclusion that I have come to based on so much evidence that I can no longer, with integrity, dismiss the evidence as untrue.

Gary Schwartz, director of the laboratory for advances in consciousness and health at the University of Arizona

News Briefs 31-10-2016

It's Halloween! That special day when news editors across the planet suddenly ask their writers to do something on the paranormal...

Quote of the Day:

It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.

News Briefs 28-10-2016

“To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.”

Quote of the Day:

“See a person's means … Observe his motives. Examine that in which he rests. How can a person conceal his character?”

Confucius

News Briefs 27-10-2016

Join me in saying thanks to long-time Grail news editor GrailSeeker, who has stepped down from his duties for now. He's fed our brains many a good thing - cheers!

Thanks Rabbitdawg.

Quote of the Day:

There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic...gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.

Maya Angelou

News Briefs 26-10-2016

Editors matter...

Thanks @AnomalistNews.

Quote of the Day:

I'm tired of this back-slapping "isn't humanity neat" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes.

Bill Hicks

News Briefs 25-10-2016

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Quote of the Day:

Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds.

Neil Gaiman

News Briefs 24-10-2016

Very very frightening...

Thanks @anomalistnews, @ProjectArchivis, and @mandate33.

Quote of the Day:

Humans excel at wasting time, experimenting, playing, creating, and exploring. None of thse fare well under the scrutiny of productivity. That is why science and art are so hard to fund. But they are also the foundation of long-term growth. Yet our notions of jobs, of work, of the economy don't include a lot of space for wasting time, experimenting, playing, creating and exploring.

Kevin Kelly