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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

News Briefs 04-03-2016

"Look with favor upon a bold beginning."

Quote of the Day:

“Blessed is he who has been able to win knowledge of the causes of things.”

Virgil

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