You really don't want H1N1 flu. It's deep misery for 10 days or longer. (What do you think I've been recovering from since New Years?) The CDC says H1N1 is still on a rampage, so, please, get vaccinated.
- Man dead for 45 minutes says he awoke after seeing afterlife.
- Cosmic harassment, stripping, strangulation, and cannibalism? Astronomers' theories of where galaxies come from.
- Physicists control quantum particles by looking at them.
- Scientists ‘freeze’ light for an entire minute.
- New find hits Cambrian fossil jackpot - again.
- Amateur discovers Roman-era German treasure linked to Wagnerian Nibelung legend.
- Been to the pyramids of Giza recently? You might be one of the last.
- Old Arctic ice is disappearing and taking the rest of the ice with it.
- Brain scans show striking similarities between dogs and humans.
- Honeybee virus is now spreading to bumblebees, which also pollinate crops, dealing a potential double blow to agriculture.
- The behaviors of captive rhesus macaque monkeys and the banking industry both comprise complex networks, and researchers say monitoring changes in these internal networks could help banks avoid catastrophic collapses. Don't forget the cocaine.
- Caffeine kick not doing it for you? Try a mild electric shock - the Pentagon is.
- My cat bit me, and now I'm turning into a cat!
- Vast stores of helium are escaping from the steam vents and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park.
- Snowden documents reveal covert surveillance and pressure tactics aimed at WikiLeaks and its supporters.
- CCTV footage of a werewolf terrifies locals in Brazil.
- Wired: What you need to know about the heroes in Guardians of the Galaxy. I'm warmin' up to these aliens.
- Signs of the impending Robopocalypse: Fall for a robot to fend off heartache.
A big thanks to RickMG and Red Pill Junkie.
Headline & Quote of the Day:
Smartest Kid Ever Sells Girl Scout Cookies Outside a Medical Marijuana Clinic
Duuude. It is a rare magical moment when the invisible hand makes a shaka sign and supply wafts up to mingle with the perfumed plumes of demand.
Am I the only nerd on the Interwebs who is not in the slightest excited about this?
- Rocket Raccoon fans should consider donating to writer Bill Mantlo's ongoing care.
- Open Minds Video: Former NASA scientist claims conspiracy about Mars photo.
- Lisa Romanek responds to his husband Stan's child porn allegations.
- Brien Foerster talks about the Paracas skulls, Puma Punku & Egypt in Where Did the Road Go?.
- Ghost caught by CCTV cameras in UK's oldest pub?
- Facepalming: 1 in 4 Americans don't believe the Earth revolves around the Sun --but you've still got them nukes! dontcha, boys?
- Obama look-alike who played Satan in 'Son of God' edited out in the final cut.
- The Process: An inside look into an Apocalypse cult of the 1960's.
- 84-year-old nun sentenced to 3 years in prison for breaking into nuclear weapons complex.
- Eyes Wide Open: Crashing into a party of one percenters.
- Newly elected president of Institute of Medicine is on the PEPSICO board of directors. Conflict of interests, you say? Shut up & have some Cheetos!
- Smokers rejoice! Researchers have grown human lungs on the lab for the 1st time.
- British surgeon successfully 3D-prints & implants a pelvis to a bone-cancer patient.
- An experiment that might let us control events millions of years ago --time to save the dinos!!
- And so it begins: Watch the trailer for the 1st film made for the Oculus Rift --better than the 1st pron title?
- Red Pill of the Day: THIS is why men stare at goats.
Thanks to Rick & to Bill Burns, for perfectly conveying what most of us think of Yoko Ono.
Quote of the Day:
"Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance."
Awesome birthday cake candle for Yoko Ono.
- New evidence for an ancient ocean on Mars.
- Strange dark streaks on Mars could be flowing water.
- We were all stood up by a giant asteroid last night.
- Paint used in prehistoric cave art will help protect a solar probe.
- Utsuro-Bune: a recorded UFO crash from Japan, 1803.
- Original 1803 drawings of Utsuro Bune & her crashed UFO.
- Holy hand grenades are not allowed on Japan's rabbit island.
- The Island of Dr Meow: Japan's island of cats.
- Cats have super, psychedelic vision. And lasers.
- An interview with Japan's last magic mirror maker.
- The City of Brass: a classic Persian tale, retold.
- Lion City, China's own Atlantis, now open to tourists.
- Vikings of the world, unite in battle, for Ragnarok is here!
- The Telepathy Project: art, Democritus, & the dreaming mind.
- If we're living in a computer simulation, where is my power-up?
- Daniel Kish perceives the world around him using ecolocation.
- Asian elephants comfort distressed companions by talk & touch.
- Vale Jimmy Murakami, director of When The Wind Blows.
Quote of the Day:
The dogmatic belief that science is the only path to any and all kinds of knowledge has been called "scientism." There's a world of difference between science and scientism. Science is a fine tool, but scientism is a cruel master...
First rule of the internet: if you see an email or social media post that says "circulate this to your address book", you can be pretty sure it's one of the last things on Earth that you should circulate.
- Warning: Viking apocalypse imminent. Someone’s got to pick up the slack left by those incompetent Mayans...
- A Reassuring Trunk: Evidence that elephants console each other when distressed.
- Do shamans still believe in the magic of shamanism?
- Movies, myths and psycho-magic: Jodorowsky's Dune.
- Placebo: The medicine in our minds.
- The Shroud of Turin, pseudoscience, and journalism.
- Telepathy between the dead - a mystery of the near-death experience.
- ‘Collective hallucination’ - the term you use when multiple people witness a weird event.
- Robert Bigelow says that Moon property rights would help create a lunar industry.
- 37-year-old JPMorgan executive found dead in his home is latest in a series of bizarre deaths in the financial world.
- Weird fiction: The one literary reference you must know to appreciate True Detective.
- The Telepathy Project: to sleep perchance to dream, to share the dreams that come.
- Why strange loops could be an argument for artificial intelligence.
- Aquatic Ape Theory: An argument for our watery origins.
- Speaking of aquatic apes: An entire drowned city in China awaits your next scuba trip.
- Did the Maya depict the end of Atlantis at Tikal?
- Is this ghost-in-a-pub sighting just a marketing ploy?
- Coventry residents left baffled by mystery 'Independence Day' noise.
- Leonardo's Vitruvian Man had a hernia.
- Facial reconstruction done on a bottle of Dan Ackroyd's Crystal Skull vodka.
- Buddhist cave temples are jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
- Image of the Day: Frequency.
Quote of the Day:
I think it's really tragic when people get serious about stuff. It's such an absurdity to take anything really seriously ... I make an honest attempt not to take anything seriously: I worked that attitude out about the time I was eighteen, I mean, what does it all mean when you get right down to it, what's the story here? Being alive is so weird.
Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth - Ludwig Borne
- Could an ancient earthquake explain the Shroud of Turin?
- Archaeologists find pieces of the Colossi of Memnon missing since antiquity.
- Are super-intelligent aliens hiding within our atoms?
- The secret story of the Venus of Willendorf.
- Science and religion, the stats.
- Beyond the machine elves: On DMT culture, visionary plants and entheodelic storytelling.
- The Hackerspace Global Grid: German DIY space program aims to create uncensored
- Nessie: not dead yet?
- Stan Romanek, alien abductee and author arrested on child porn charge.
- Serpent-handling preacher dies from snake bite.
- Micah Hanks takes a look at the Music of the Magicians.
- The phenomenon of strange metallic horns and booms persists.
- The Paracas Skulls: not from alien beings.
- Reddit Thread: "What is the creepiest 'glitch in the Matrix' you've experienced?".
- Marijuana could block the spread of HIV.
- Remains of 17th century occultist's home found hidden within a Quaker meeting house.
- Urban bees are making hives out of plastic.
- The robot guitarist with 78 fingers.
- NASA solves mystery of the Martian jelly doughnut.
- The 500 year-old butt song from hell.
Thanks Greg and Rick
Quote of the Day:
Enjoy life while you can.
A summary of all the stories and news briefs posted on The Daily Grail over the past week - check 'em out if you missed any:
- Extreme Rituals - Why Do People Subject Themselves to Self-Inflicted Pain and Torture?
- Redefining 'Bird Brain' - Crow Shows Amazing Intelligence in Solving a Complex Puzzle
- News Briefs 10-02-2014 (Monday)
- Listen to the Voice of Aleister Crowley, Chanting in the Language of the Angels
- News Briefs 11-02-2014 (Tuesday)
- Stop Worrying! It's the Paranormal Podcast
- Michael Prescott's Paranormal Thriller, 'Chasing Omega'
- News Briefs 12-02-2014 (Wednesday)
- News Briefs 13-02-2014 (Thursday)
- Jason Silva - Technologies of Ecstasy
- Alex Honnold Free-Solos 2500ft of 'The Shining Path'
- News Briefs 14-02-2014 (Friday)
- Are Super-Intelligent Aliens Hiding Within Our Atoms?
Have a good weekend!
“Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as the sunbeam.”
- The other universe.
- Ganymede, unmasked.
- Researching the soul.
- Tracing a cosmic roadmap.
- Laser fusion.
- A planet for all seasons.
- People are strangelets, when you’re a strangelet, faces look ugly…
- From Mars to Tunguska?
- The emergence of atomtronics.
- The mathematics of miracles?
- Measuring the meaning of gray matter.
- From man to monkey.
- The evolution of your face.
- The velocity of mass extinctions.
- Celestial whale watching.
- Ants on acid.
- Nazi mosquitoes.
- Fossilized birth.
- Copper vs. nanotube.
- String theory?
- Star Wars in tapestry.
- The glory of Radio Shack, circa 1973.
- This week’s evidence of the looming robot uprising… Termite ‘Bots.
Quote of the Day:
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n.”
Ladies & gentlemen, please keep your hands & feet inside the ride at all times --your MIND is free to wander around, though...
- Alejandro Jodorowsky returns to the big screen after 23 years with 'The Dance of Reality.'
- Did earthquake-triggered neutrinos paint the Shroud of Turin?
- The gods must be crazy! Spherical object falls from the sky in Namibia
- From the UFO files of Dr. James McDonald: The Chiles-Whitted mid-air encounter.
- Owls & the Chaos Conundrum: Join Seriah Azkath as he interviews Mike Clelland & Aaron Gulyas in Where Did the Road Go?
- Looking for the REAL X-Men --those with a fetish for belt-bags need not apply.
- Could this giant glass orb replace the solar panel in your home?
- Using moss to power a radio --my potato clock is jealous.
- ...And YOU thought drop bears were scary enough!!
- This is why most car insurance companies don't have the "crash by Bigfoot" in their clause…
- Loren Coleman reviews The 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty.
- Are the Paracas elongated skulls of non-human origin? I'm not saying it's aliens, but…
- One artist's mission to photograph every Native American tribe in the US.
- How transcendental meditation can help African refugees cope with PTSD.
- The journey of Edward Snowden.
- NASA & the French space agency set agreement for Mars mission, set to launch in March of 2016.
- Red Pill of the Day: Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity (ft. Glove and Boots).
Thanks Kat & Rick
Quote of the Day:
“Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.”
SpiceWater could be flowing on Mars, right now.
- Clock stops at time of death of man who cared for it.
- New empirical support for the benefits of dream sharing.
- Lost rare bronze statue of Apollo resurfaces in Gaza.
- Filmmakers search for Montezuma's treasure in a pond.
- The Mahabharata &
levitating catsacoustic levitation.
- Leave it to beavers to ease Britain's flood crisis.
- Disappearing wildflowers may have doomed Ice Age giants.
catsrats could soon take over Earth.
- My god, it's full of stars: Hubble tracks a monster.
- San Francisco has a sea serpent in the Bay area.
- 12th century Viking rune code sealed with a kiss.
- A woman needs a man, like a frog rides a rhinoceros beetle.
- Chino Otsuka time travels in her childhood photographs.
- Kids read to cats for a wonderful animal shelter program.
Quote of the Day:
"If the Angel decides to come it will be because you have convinced her, not by tears but by your humble resolve to be always beginning; to be a beginner."
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
Thanks to all readers who have left reviews for my book Stop Worrying! There Probably is an Afterlife!
- Camels? In Genesis?! Archaeologists find earliest evidence for domesticated camels is 10th century BCE, throwing doubt on when the original Bible story was written.
- There is a paranormal activity laboratory at the University of Virginia. Grailers and people who have read my book reply "duh?".
- This crow is the smartest bird you've ever seen.
- Have researchers cracked the case for past-life memories?
- The ‘Dreamtime’ and ‘Dreaming’ of indigenous Australians: who dreamed up these terms?
- Medical machine elves: Ayahuasca as cancer treatment.
- Prosecution rests in trial of Melvin Morse, accused of performing 'near-death experience' research on his step-daughter by almost drowning her.
- In defence of skepticism.
- Is atheism irrational?
- SETI's Seth Shostak makes the 'bold prediction' that intelligent alien life could be found by 2040. Wasn't Seth's original guess 2020?
- An open letter to Neil deGrasse Tyson.
- Scientists say they can provide infinite power by harnessing vibrations.
- A giant military surveillance blimp is going to constantly monitor the east coast of America.
- NASA is working on Star Trek-style healing devices.
- What would happen if a coin-sized black hole were placed at the Earth's centre?
- Mars orbiters see clues to possible water flows on the Red Planet.
- Red star rising: China's ascent to space superpower.
- NASA begins accepting applications from companies that want to mine the Moon.
- Nanomotors controlled inside living cells for the first time.
- The archaeology of the stars.
- The end is not near.
- Indian man who has a 37cm long tail is worshipped as a god, though his wife hates it.
- Listen to the voice of the ‘Great Beast’ Aleister Crowley chanting in the language of the angels, recorded in 1920.
- Watch this goldfish steer its very own robotic tank around the room. I say whack a gun turret on it and give a whole new meaning to the words 'goldfish tank'.
Quote of the Day:
I am not anti-reason. I am also not anti-religion. I am opposed to dogmatism. I am skeptical of each person’s individual powers of reasoning, and I’m even more skeptical of the reasoning of groups of activists, hyper-partisans, and other righteous reformers who would remake society according to their own reasoned (or revealed) vision.