Slowly picking up steam here at Grail HQ. How's 2015 looking for you?
- The search for starivores: intelligent life that could eat the Sun.
- New research finds that higher levels of solar activity in your year of birth could shorten your life expectancy by five years.
- Shock revelation: Astronomer travels to Pluto aboard the New Horizons spacecraft! (Okay, so not such a shock...headline reads well though don't it?)
- Bent time tips pulsar out of Earth's view.
- Is it possible that the laws of physics are evolving?
- Easter Island's demise may have a surprising new explanation.
- An ancient text that has baffled researchers for more than 200 years: the indecipherable Rohonc Codex.
- Who built the mysterious pyramid of the French Riviera?
- An archaeological guide to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
- Can deaf people hear voices?
- Scientist claims DMT can connect the human brain to a parallel universe.
- Man in 'minimally conscious state' for nearly two years unexpectedly regains full consciousness and the ability to talk.
- Circumcision can double boys' risk of autism.
- Mystery solved: Darwin's 'severed finger' is actually a sea squirt.
- The strange inevitability of evolution.
- Image of the Day: As you watch this robotic tentacle peel a grape, remember that it will be doing it to human eyeballs when the robot revolution arrives...
Quote of the Day:
Enlightenment remains unrealized so long as it is considered as a specific state to be attained, and for which there are standards of success.
”Even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”
- Enter the stargate.
- Earth 2.0.
- And when black holes collide…
- When Tattooine’s suns collide…
- The Milky Way’s violent past.
- Is Mercury the last planet standing?
- Invaders from Mars.
- Twenty-five century-old mystery solved by numismatist.
- What did the Dogon know?
- Heavy metal from Atlantis?
- The universal language.
- Testing the vimana’s flight capability.
- Traveling faster than light.
- Two cultures, one story.
- Will super-insulated nano-clothing replace heaters?
- Andromeda Galaxy is ready for its close-up.
- Monkey see, monkey mirror.
- Hacking transcends the interwebs.
- Is one extra second too much time for the inter webs?
- This week’s evidence of the looming robot uprising… Geisha ‘bots.
Quote of the Day:
“We are all different - but we share the same human spirit. Perhaps it's human nature that we adapt - and survive.”
Stephen J. Hawking
It seems the new year will have to deal with the same old $#!t…
- ...Speaking of which, this ingenious machine turns feces into drinking water.
- In 1795 Paul Revere and Samuel Adams laid down a time capsule in Boston Massachussets. What was cointained inside will astound you!
- (Um, sorry about that. Moving on...)
- In a far-away galaxy, two massive black holes dance toward a violent union of cosmic proportions.
- Will 2015 be the year we find Earth 2.0? Maybe we already have…
- Dude, where's my comet lander?
- Why not start the new year by reading the paper submitted by Jacques Vallee during last summer's GEIPAN international workshop?
- You can also find the rest of the workshop's papers here.
- A fireball filmed over California releases 'debris'… or a escape pod.
- Mountain rescue personnel witness strange beings over mount Popocatépetl (Mexico).
- Strange beings can also be recorded by highway cameras.
- The 'zombie worms' of Monterey bay.
- Need a new car? The pope is raffling off his.
- On episode 4 of Philosophy of Health, Mandy talks to Historian Igor Lukes about why great men sire idiot kids, and the real reason for the French Revolution --Penile dysfunction.
- Something to rave for: Party drug ketamine may be the next big anti-deppressant.
- Red Pill of the Day: No one got murdered for this cartoon --though you may get fired over it.
Thanks to Susan and Kapryan.
Quote of the Day:
"Only weakened and failing states treat these crimes as acts of war. Only they send their leaders diving into bunkers and summoning up ever darker arts of civil control, now even the crudities of revived torture. Such leaders cannot accept that such outrages will always occur, everywhere. They refuse to respect limits to what a free society can do to prevent them."
Happy Women's Little Christmas.
- Jesus trial site 'found': Herod's Palace remains discovered near Tower of David in Jerusalem.
- Chinese civilisation's mysterious disappearance solved.
- In search of the legendary 1,000-Foot White Pyramid of Xi'an.
- The Fairy Investigation Society have collected over 400 reports so far.
- The inevitability of life.
- Solar System set for eventual collision with orange dwarf.
- Stars without makeup.
- SCP Foundation: the 'secret foundation' that contains the world's paranormal artefacts.
- Queen Khentakawess III's tomb found in Egypt.
- 'Alien abduction' artist fesses up.
- Monsters in America: A Cryptozoological Map of the United States.
- Robots are starting to break the law and nobody knows what to do about it.
- 'Nearer My God To Thee': CNN's undramatic broadcast to round off armageddon.
- Iconic 'Pillars of Creation' photo goes high definition.
Quote of the Day:
You're not crazy and it's not your fault.
And we're back for another year! Welcome to 2015, Grailers...
- After decades of searching, the causeway of the Great Pyramid has been found.
- Listen to the 3000-year-old trumpets of Tutankhamun.
- Thousands of ancient coins discovered in Buckinghamshire field.
- Evidence of Viking/Norse metal-working in Arctic Canada.
- Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation.
- Ancient Indian 'Vimana' aircraft to be discussed at major scientific conference.
- The world's largest clairvoyance experiment has begun.
- Why there's a shortage of LSD.
- Biologists claim that the leading theory of how memories are stored in the brain is wrong.
- Can we detect life on other worlds through its vibrations?
- Junk science and Russian national security.
- Abandoning doubt in Sedona, Arizona.
- The Anti-Tolkien: Michael Moorcock turns 75.
- Looking back: 2014 in archaeology.
- 2014 in space exploration.
- the most popular weird and wonderful science stories of 2014.
- 2014: the year in UFOs and ETs.
- Looking forward: 2015 will see human trials of DNA nanobots to fight cancer and repair spinal cords.
- Will we find extraterrestrial life in 2015?
- Image of the Day: When you look at the edge of your knife, are you really seeing the edge?
Quote of the Day:
Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.
Yesterday I posted the first half of a list of the top 50 most popular stories on The Daily Grail in 2014. Today, here's part two: #25 down to #1:
- A Gnostic Vision of the Conquest: A Review of Graham Hancock's War God
- The Shape-Shifting Son of God
- Sight Unseen: Humans Are Able to See Infrared Light (Really)
- UFOs in Norway: Are the 'Hessdalen Lights' Sparks From a Giant Geological Battery?
- Mysterious Forces: Exploring the Poltergeist Phenomenon
- Does Quantum Physics Imply That You Are Immortal?
- A Reality Beyond Death?
- Have Russians Discovered Ancient 'Super-Megalithic' Architecture in Siberia?
- Are Super-Intelligent Aliens Hiding Within Our Atoms?
- Researchers Use ESP to Make Thousands of Dollars on the Stock Market
- Brian Dunning on the Joe Rogan Experience: A Masterclass in Bad Skepticism
- The Last Alchemist
- Do Humans Have the Ability to Sense the Future? This Survey of Experiments So Far Says....Yes!
- Telepathy Between the Dead
- The Mysterious Celestial Spheres of the Ancient Mughal Empire
- Moonwalking? Strange Silhouette on Lunar Surface Goes Viral
- Synchronicity or Coincidence? Parapsychologist Dean Radin Tells a Strange Personal Tale
- AWAREness Beyond Death?
- This UFO is Real, According to a Government Agency
- Magic Mushrooms were the Inspiration for Frank Herbert's Science Fiction Epic 'Dune'
- Visions of the Past - How Far Should We Go in 'Restoring' Ancient Monuments?
- Our Alien DNA
- UFOs Finally Turn Up in Documents Leaked by Edward Snowden
- Did Roger Ebert Have a Deathbed Vision?
- Scientific Research Suggests We Unconsciously React to Events Up to 10 Seconds Before They Happen
To all the Grailers out there: thanks for your support in 2014, and best wishes for a fun and fascinating 2015!
Here at The Daily Grail we certainly don't measure the worth of a story by its popularity (the world has enough clickbait rubbish without us adding to it). But given we don't go out of our way to entice readers to our articles - apart from simply trying to write something interesting - the popularity of each post does provide one rough way of picking out a segment of 'good reads' for an end of year summary (from the 600+ posts in total over the course of 2014). So over the next two days, without claiming the placing reflects the worth of any particular post, I'll post the top 50 most popular stories on The Daily Grail this year, so readers can catch up on some fascinating posts they might have missed. Today, here's #50 down to #26:
- 'The Slenderman' Blamed for the Attempted Murder of a 12-Year-Old-Girl
- Waking Up to the Devil in Your Room
- Leading Skeptic Brian Dunning Sentenced to 15 Months Prison for Fraud
- Review: Interstellar
- Australian UFOs, More Than 100 Years Ago
- New Research Suggests Autistic Savants May Have Enhanced Telepathic Abilities
- Consecration of the Host - You Are Legion, For You Are Many
- Can Science See Spirits?
- Is Precognition Real? Positive Replications of Daryl Bem's Controversial Findings
- Retrocausality: Physicists Ponder Whether the Future Can Influence the Past
- Return to Life - The Reincarnation Research of Dr Jim Tucker
- Bring Out Your Bigfoot: How 'Science' is Failing at Educating the Public
- Graham Hancock, Live
- Did the Great Sphinx of Egypt Originally Have a Different Head?
- Scientists Call For Open, Informed Study of Psi Effects and Consciousness
- Mars Rover Sees a Light on the Horizon
- "Not Fit to Be Printed": The Suppressed Alchemical Papers of the Great Scientist Sir Isaac Newton
- Are We All Persons of Interest?
- Pulling The Cosmic Trigger - The Kazimier, Liverpool, UK, 23 February 2014
- What the Dying Know
- The Mystery of the Blinking Mummy
- Dream Telepathy Research Reborn
- Graham Hancock: "New Archaeological Discoveries Uncover The Mysteries Of A Lost Civilisation"
- Total Death Experiences
- The Art of Dying: Beatles Guitarist George Harrison 'Lit Up the Room' When He Died
Tomorrow, #25 to #1!
Happy Xmas to all, and to all a good night!
- Crowds gather for the winter solstice at Stonehenge.
- The amazing sky calendar that the ancients used to track the seasons.
- The truly ancient astronomical mythology of Australia's indigenous people.
- 13,800-year-old archaeological site found underwater in Canada.
- Viking women were most certainly not stay-at-home moms.
- Archaeologists are excavating a synagogue where Jesus likely preached.
- Ten pseudo-historians and their bizarre theories. Trigger warning!
- The mysteries of the Tombs of the Giants.
- Elongated skulls are not a mystery.
- Some people not only share their life but their moment of death with loved ones. Are these 'shared-death experiences' real or a mirage?
- Highly unlikely events happen all the time. But can we summon them at will?
- The five worst ghosts of 2014.
- Why ghosts haunt England at Christmas but steer clear of America.
- This neuroscientist is trying to upload his entire brain to a computer.
- Ray Kurzweil says don't listen to Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk about artificial intelligence.
- There's a serious proposal to send astronauts to a floating cloud city in Venus's atmosphere before heading to Mars.
- Quantum physics just got less complicated.
- Working toward a warp drive: man aims to bend fabric of space in his home garage lab.
- Mathematicians make a major discovery about prime numbers.
- Heroic monkey saves friend after near-electrocution.
Quote of the Day:
Christmas is not a time nor a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
- Tracking data shows that birds 'evacuated' their nesting sites a day before tornado outbreak.
- Exploding the myth that the dying star Eta Carinae will kill us all.
- Could Interstellar actually undermine human expansion into space?
- Curiosity rover confirms organics on Mars.
- Weird sea ghost breaks record for the deepest living fish.
- Antibiotic resistance will kill 300 million people by 2050.
- The slow, humble return of the
- Five Leonardo da Vinci inventions that could have revolutionised the history of technology.
- Archaeologists unearth entryway to King Herod's palace.
- Did the ancient Egyptians have airplanes?
- Building a tunnel under Stonehenge could wreck chances of unlocking the ancient site's secrets.
- Evidence of successful brain surgery and ancient pharmaceutical warehouse found in Turkey.
- Britannia Obscura: mapping hidden Britain.
- Vladimir Putin cites claim about US designs on Siberia traced to Russian mind readers.
- The 12 most important moments in science in 2014.
- Image of Day: A collection of
Quote of the Day:
It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
It's beginning to look a lot like...something.
- Enigmatic symbols and carvings in man-made cave in England confound experts.
- Million mummy cemetery unearthed in Egypt.
- Curiosity rover did
notfind methane on Mars.
- Massive Chinese dam is slowing the Earth's spin.
- Scientists challenge 'Abominable Snowman' DNA results.
- The most amazing science images of 2014.
- Dalai Lama says "I would rather be the last Dalai Lama than see a stupid person take my place.
- Look out Sasquatch. Biologists have a clever way to detect animals they can't find: Enviromental DNA.
- Can humans hibernate?
- U.S. secretly infiltrated Cuba's hip-hop scene to spark anti-government movement. The question needs asking: did they use funky cold medina?
- Young boy saves Fulham shop after spotting mysterious square fire.
- Image of the Day: Butterflies will never look the same.
Quote of the Day:
If you deny my request for a pardon, I will serve my time knowing that sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society. I will gladly pay that price if it means we could have a country that is truly conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all women and men are created equal.