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News Briefs 31-01-2014

"To entire sincerity there belongs ceaselessness."

And a very Happy Birthday to the Mightiest Quinn!

Quote of the Day:

“To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.”

Confucius

News Briefs 30-01-2014

"This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender"

Thanks Kat, Rick & Redington

Quote of the Day:

"The world would never amount to a hill of beans if people didn't use their imaginations to think of the impossible."

~Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

News Briefs 29-01-2014

I'm watching Daniel Knauf's brilliant Carnivale again for the first time in a decade, & y'know what I love the most about it? There are no clowns.

Quote of the Day:

Speak to the stars, and the stars answer. At first the visible obscures: Go where the light is.

~ Theodore Roethke

News Briefs 28-01-2014

Stop me if you've heard this one before, but…I wrote a book. About research into the possibility of an afterlife. You can buy the ebook here, or the paperback here. Cheers!

Thanks Kat and Michael Scott.

Quote of the Day:

We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.

Robert Wilensky

News Briefs 27-01-2014

Has the ghost ship of cannibal rats floated off yet?

  • American Botanical Council publishes revolutionary analysis unlocking mysteries of 500-year-old Voynich Manuscript.
  • A 4000-year-old tablet from ancient Mesopotamia contains the specifications for an ark pre-dating the story of Noah.
  • Nurse provides evidence for near-death experiences in new book.
  • Physicist develops mathematical formula in quest to solve the mystery of how life came from matter.
  • How social psychologists are gathering evidence of the Hive Mind.
  • Why is National Geographic lying about ESP, and at the same time, promoting the idea of birthstones to kids? Balance?
  • Ball lightning’s optical spectrum revealed - matches soil.
  • Review of Ronald Hutton's Pagan Britain. Buy it on Amazon US/UK
  • Interplanetary dust particles could deliver water and organics to jump-start life on Earth.
  • No evidence of aliens helping ancient cultures.
  • How alchemists’ breakthroughs were pillaged by the forefathers of modern science.
  • Scotland's last glacier discovered.
  • Stephen Hawking wants to redefine black holes.
  • Popular Twitter account @HistoryinPics run by 2 teenagers ignores copyright and creative credit and many of its photos are fake.

Thanks to Rick and Greg.

Quote of the Day:

Adventure lies lurking in these lines where I point the way for younger feet than mine … who will strike the trail?

Alfred Watkins (Happy Birthday!)

News Briefs 24-01-2014

“My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”

With thanks to Kat & RPJ!

Quote of the Day:

“…Next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that may be a good thing. Because without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.”

S. Hawking

News Briefs 23-01-2014

Fear is the mind-killer --and also the pants-pooper…

Thanks Rick, Curt & Kat.

Quote of the Day:

"Awakening means coming to your senses - but of course, to do that, you have to go out of your mind."

~Alan Watts

News Briefs 22-01-2014

Tanoshimu.

Thanks Jonathan, Kat, Greg, & Mrs Bigfoot.

Quote of the Day:

One and one are sometimes eleven.

~ Kashmiri proverb.

News Briefs 21-01-2014

Can someone tell the simulation designers that they should have made days 34 hours long...

Thanks Moe.

Quote of the Day:

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

News Briefs 20-01-2014

Happy 80th birthday to the only man I'd accept a jelly baby from

Thanks David.

Quote of the Day:

Would you like a jelly baby?

The Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker