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News Briefs 03-03-2016

It's official: Tuesday is my least favorite day of the week.

Quote of the Day:

“More attention and more discussion about unexplained aerial phenomena can happen without people who are in public life, who are serious about this, being ridiculed.”

˜John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff under president Clinton, former special advisor to president Obama, and campaign manager for Hillary Clinton.

News Briefs 02-03-2016

Magnificent Marble Machine music

Quote of the Day:

On Shakespeare's grave: "Good friend, for Jesus' sake forebeare, To digg the dust enclosed heare; Bleste be the man that spares thes stones, And curst be he that moves my bones."

News Briefs 01-03-2016

Uh oh, somebody better tell Leo...

Thanks @MichaelMHughes and @m1k3y.

Quote of the Day:

We have to be cautious, but if we refuse to consider outlandish and wonderful possibilities, we might miss something truly important.

Dr David Grinspoon

News Briefs 29-02-2016

Happy Leap Day all, most especially to parapsychologist Dr Dean Radin, who celebrates his 16th birthday today!

Quote of the Day:

It could be argued that when science and magic were first separated, each lost something vital: science gave up its ability to address any kind of inner world, while magic to a certain extent would seem to have forfeited much of its intellectual discrimination. As outlined above, a reintegration of these divorced areas of human consideration would, I feel, be of great benefit to all parties concerned.

Alan Moore

News Briefs 26-02-2016

"Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form."

Quote of the Day:

“There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion.”

V. Nabokov

News Briefs 25-02-2016

Chris Carter cranked it to 11 on the Conspiranoid meter for that series finale. Only thing left out was a re-animated Walt Disney!

Big thanks to Kat and Grailseeker

Quote of the Day:

"I don't believe in anything, but I have many suspicions"

˜Robert Anton Wilson

News Briefs 24-02-2016

Sailing through a live volcano...

Thanks to Greg and John Reppion

Quote of the Day:

The seas shall rise up in the twinkling of an eye, and the dust of the ancients shall be restored.

Merlin Abrosius (Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae)

News Briefs 23-02-2016

Testing, testing...

Thanks to @catvincent and @johnhiggs.

Quote of the Day:

Experts say the situation would then grow far worse in the 22nd century and beyond, likely requiring the abandonment of many coastal cities.

The findings are yet another indication that the stable climate in which human civilization has flourished for thousands of years, with a largely predictable ocean permitting the growth of great coastal cities, is coming to an end.

New York Times (February 22, 2016)

News Briefs 22-02-2016

Caption this, please!

Quote of the Day:

Not long ago, if you wanted to seize political power in a country you had merely to control the army and the police. Today it is only in the most backward countries that fascist generals, in carrying out a coup d'état, still use tanks. If a country has reached a high degree of industrialization the whole scene changes. The day after the fall of Khrushchev, the editors of Pravda, Izvestiia, the heads of the radio and television were replaced; the army wasn't called out. Today a country belongs to the person who controls communications.

Umberto Eco