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News Briefs 17-03-2016

Isn't time Indy finally went to that 'A' place? You know, the one that ends with '-tlantis'??

Quote of the Day:

"The layman always means, when he says "reality" that he is speaking of something self-evidently known; whereas to me it seems the most important and exceedingly difficult task of our time is to work on the construction of a new idea of reality."

~Wolfgang Pauli

News Briefs 16-03-2016

Factals:

  • Found: Lovecraft-Houdini manuscript.
  • Son of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood to burn punk memorabilia worth millions in protest of state-backed "40th Anniversary of Punk" celebrations.
  • A new book about Robert Anton Wilson is due in 2017.
  • Isaac Newton was the world's original counterfeiter cop.
  • The spiritual machines: What if artificial intelligence was enlightened?
  • Researcher finds Protestant Reformation secrets hidden in England's oldest print bible.
  • Black hole emitted red flashes with power of 1,000 suns, study reveals.
  • Cybersecurity official warns selfies may be used for 'black magic'.
  • Newly-found species shows Tyrannosaurus Rex had brains before might.
  • Your brain's music circuit has been discovered.
  • Study finds "Seasonal Affective Disorder" doesn't exist. :(
  • Occult collection of Doreen Valiente, the 'mother of modern witchcraft', to go on public display at Brighton's Preston Manor.
  • Life may have started shortly after Earth formed.
  • The Palpa Lines: created 1000 years prior to the Nazca lines.
  • High-power biological wheels and motors imaged for first time.
  • Scientists may have solved the mystery of the desert's 'fairy circles'.
  • No neocortex, Corvex? Why neuroscientists need to study the Crow.
  • The age of the fact, that began with the Magna Carta, is now over.
  • Scientists discover that the breathtaking Ellora Caves have been preserved by Hemp.
  • Tiny, 3,300-year-old metal weapons, possible war god offerings, discovered in Arabia.
  • The London Stone is to be rehoused.

Quote of the Day:

The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.

1984 by George Orwell

News Briefs 15-03-2016

And I for one welcome our new AI overlords...

Quote of the Day:

Since, in the long run, every planetary society will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring — not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive.

Carl Sagan

News Briefs 14-03-2016

Today is 14-3 for most of us - but for the Americans out there...

Quote of the Day:

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Charles R. Swindoll

News Briefs 11-03-2016

“I am a lie who always speaks the truth.”

Quote of the Day:

“A film is a petrified fountain of thought.”

Jean Cocteau

News Briefs 10-03-2016

Счастливый Запоздалый День рождения Ю́рий Гага́рин!

Gratz to Red Pill Junkie, Kat, and viewers like you.

Quote of the Day:

"If it's real, it can take the pressure."
- Terence McKenna

News Briefs 09-03-2016

Play your own spooky Theremin accompaniment to the news with today's Google Doodle for Clara Rockmore.

  • How the FolkloreThursday hashtag on Twitter has become a global event. And they have a new website.
  • Beads found in 3,400-year-old nordic graves were made by King Tut's glassmaker.
  • Google's DeepMind defeats legendary Go player Lee Se-dol in historic victory.
  • Genetic engineering will one day create the smartest humans who have ever lived.
  • Computers will overtake us when they learn to love, says futurist Ray Kurzweil.
  • Pluto could be about to become a planet again, after scientists spotted what appears to be clouds on its surface.
  • Discordianism meets UFOlogy.
  • Repeat fast radio bursts detected from same sky location.
  • Birds form complex sentences by joining calls together to create new meanings.
  • Amber-encased lizards reveal missing links.
  • Monks with 'superhuman' abilities show scientists what we can all do.
  • Can DMT prolong your life after clinical death?
  • Magnetic mind control makes mice happy.
  • J.K. Rowling criticised over new writings on American magic.
  • Someone figured out how to train bees to make honey from cannabis.
  • Penguin swims 5,000 miles every year for reunion with the man who saved his life.

Thanks Cat

Quote of the Day:

Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm awfully glad I'm a Beta, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid.

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

News Briefs 08-03-2016

Paranormal activity just took on a whole new meaning...

Quote of the Day:

If you want to get tough on crime, let's deal with the causes of crime. Let's demand that every man, woman and child in this country have a decent opportunity and a decent standard of living.

Bernie Sanders

News Briefs 07-03-2016

If the machine elves were fish, they would hang out on this coral reef....

Quote of the Day:

No matter how complex our instruments may be, no matter how sophisticated and subtle our theories and calculations, it’s still our consciousness that finally interprets our observations. And it does so according to its knowledge and conception of the event under consideration. It’s impossible to separate the way consciousness works from the conclusions it makes about an observation. The various aspects that we make out in a phenomenon are determined not only by how we observe, but also by the concepts that we project onto the phenomenon in question.

Matthieu Ricard