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News Briefs 15-07-2014

I'm not sure I like the direction computer gaming is heading...

Quote of the Day:

Never turn your back on Fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.

Hunter S. Thompson

News Briefs 14-07-2014

The wow, the woo and the WTF?

Thanks to Kat for links

Quote of the Day:

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Plato

News Briefs 10-07-2014

Who sez the power of prayer doesn't work??

Thanks to Lon.

Quote of the Day:

"We have to stop. Brazil isn't the best and hasn't been for many years. We have to see what is ahead in the future."

~Carlos Eduardo Barata, a drunken aficionado commenting on the Mineirazo

News Briefs 09-07-2014

Exorcizamus te, omnis immunde spiritus!

Quote of the Day:

It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas … If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you … On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones.

Carl Sagan

News Briefs 08-07-2014

Breathe...

Quote of the Day:

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year.

Pink Floyd ("Wish You Were Here")

News Briefs 07-07-2014

I am the God of Hellfire, and I bring you…

  • Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain. What if it had only been an off-switch?
  • Scientists discover physical correlate of magic mushroom-induced dream-like state.
  • Scientists on the hunt for real life midi-chlorians: are religious rituals like circumcision, the communion chalice, kissing of relics, holy wells, cannibalism, condoms, celibacy and festivals examples of microbial host control? (pdf)
  • Seahenge has a sister.
  • Chimpanzee dictionary published.
  • Premature birth causes Human Brain Project damage.
  • His time on this 'grim rock' may nearly be up, but the inventor of Sabre, a reusable rocket engine, is still committed to powering humanity's exodus.
  • World's earliest known example of erotic graffiti found on Greek island.
  • Amateurs, empiricism, and the tedium of psychical research. Guest Post by Alicia Puglionesi on the Forbidden Histories blog.
  • Tiny bio-bots powered by rat muscle.
  • These are not maps of where atheists live, but of isolated religious communities.
  • The shocking truth about men spending time with themselves.
  • Architecture meets magnetism.
  • 'Leprechauns' gain protection under EU law.
  • Train derailment leaves plane fuselages stranded.
  • A stone circle to unite England and Scotland?
  • Witch or glitch?

Quote of the Day:

Your weirdness will make you strong. Your dark side will keep you whole. Your vulnerability will connect you to the rest of our suffering world. your creativity will set you free. There's nothing wrong with you.

Andréa Balt

News Briefs 04-07-1014

In perusing the Daily Grail news briefs every day, be careful to not fall victim to this...

Quote of the Day:

The whole image is that eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God's infinite love. That's the message we're brought up with, isn't it? Believe or die! Thank you, forgiving Lord, for all those options.

Bill Hicks

News Briefs 03-07-2014

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.

Oh wait…

Quote of the Day:

"[Cryptozoologists] have been, I think, quite badly treated by scientists over the past 50 years."

~Doctor Bryan Sykes