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News Briefs 15-08-2016

Pyramids of Earth and Mars, and everything else in between...

Quote of the Day:

Even when we are alone, we are never alone. We exist in symbiosis — a wonderful term that refers to different organisms living together. Some animals are colonised by microbes while they are still unfertilised eggs; others pick up their first partners at the moment of birth. We then proceed through our lives in their presence... Every one of us is a zoo in our own right — a colony enclosed within a single body. A multi-species collective. An entire world.

Ed Yong, in 'I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life'

News Briefs 12-08-2016

“Nirvana is a state of pure blissful knowledge.”

Quote of the Day:

“No self is of itself alone. It has a long chain of intellectual ancestors. The "I" is chained to ancestry by many factors … This is not mere allegory, but an eternal memory.”

E. Schrödinger

News Briefs 11-08-2016

Hang on tight fellow Grailers, as we explore today's news briefs together...

Quote of the Day:

The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology

E.O. Wilson

News Briefs 10-08-2016

Events and accidents?

Quote of the Day:

My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents. Yet when I look back I see a pattern.

Benoit Mandelbrot

News Briefs 09-08-2016


Quote of the Day:

It seems that every time someone looks at the star, it gets weirder and weirder

Benjamin Montet, on KIC 8462852.

News Briefs 08-08-2016

All out of bubblegum...

Thanks Blair.

Quote of the Day:

Outside the limit of our sight, feeding off us, perched on top of us, from birth to death, are our owners! Our owners! They have us. They control us! They are our masters! Wake up! They're all about you! All around you!

They Live

News Briefs 05-08-2016

"To know to stop where they cannot arrive by means of knowledge is the highest attainment..."

Quote of the Day:

“...Those who cannot do this will be destroyed on the lathe of Heaven.”

Zhuang Zhou

News Briefs 04-08-2016

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Quote of the Day:

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson