“Seek out reality, leave things that seem.”
- A new form of quantum matter.
- Expanding the scope of habitable exoplanets.
- Black Hole goes silent.
- The known universe.
- Plumbing the depths of consciousness.
- Consciousness after death?
- Spiral galaxies with bars come of age.
- Watching the 'Ancients’ star-lit skies.
- Awakening Rosetta.
- Intelligent plant life?
- Was Khufu vandalism fueled by Atlantis theory?
- Eruptions and evolution.
- Mapping the flight of the bijou bumblebee.
- Ants in space.
- Why birds fly in a V.
- The forest's fine wine: Trees improve with age.
- Diagnosing epilepsy… the app.
- Laughing like crazy?
- Eric Schlosser—From Fast Food to Dr. Strangelove.
- From Google Earth to Google 'Eye'?
- The future of office space.
- The Fantastic Four before Marvel’s re-branding.
- Asimov’s vision of 2014.
- This week’s evidence of the looming robot uprising… RoboEarth.
Quote of the Day:
“Minute by minute they live: The stone's in the midst of all.”
- Blue lava! Need I say more?
- Climate Change deniers are suing Climategate scientist over his private e-mails. Desperate, much?
- Is there a conspiracy to debunk the (possible) underwater ruins of Zakynthos, Greece?
- If a time traveler saw a smartphone.
- Forget about the Stoned Ape theory: Here comes the Wormed Ape theory!
- Land planarians are *truly* the stuff of nightmares.
- Earthing: untapped healing technique or New Age poppycock?
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson & Ann Druyan explain why Cosmos needed a rebooting --and why Nietsche is (apparently) cooler than comics…
- The most f*#%ing depressing way to explain the Fermi paradox: The Peter Principle.
- What a FARS(e): Iranian news agency claims Snowden revealed Nazi aliens control the US gov't. But why the fuss? don't they have their own flying saucers already?
- Abby Martin interviews Dr. Steven Greer for Breaking the Set. An improvement when compared to Hellyer… which is not sayin' much.
- Mothman mystery solved? Um, nope!
- Why are owls attacking people in Missouri? Someone get Mike Clelland, stat!
- ...After he finishes interviewing Brad Steiger for his Hidden Experience audio conversations, that is.
- 50 Shades of Squatch: Can you spot the real (erotic) Bigfoot? [NSFW]
- Red Pill of the Day: The parakeet that ratted on his drunken owner.
Thanks, Rick & Susan. And farewell, Holly.
Quote of the Day:
“My armor is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death!”
~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Remember the save button...
- 50-year-old family secret hints at more Lascaux prehistoric cave art.
- Are the underwater Zakynthos ruins a lost Greek city?
- Afghans defy the Taliban by saving their ancient past.
- The Doomsday Clock is still poised at 5 minutes to midnight.
- Does Ariel Sharon's death herald 1000 years of peace?
- Join the brouhaha over the reincarnation research of Dr Jim Tucker.
- Do animals have lucid dreams? (Amazon US/UK).
- Creating animal spirit altars & how to work with them.
- Green spaces are good medicine for city dwellers.
- And green spaces with pubs are even better.
- A pre-Viking alcoholic beverage has a surprising recipe that tastes great.
- It looks like GLaDOS, but this glass sphere will revolutionise solar power.
- The Island of Dr Mao: China is cloning on an industrial scale.
- Your home could look like Pandora with auto-luminescent plants.
- Rejection letters that burned everyone, from George Orwell to clowns.
Thanks to April.
Advice of the Day:
Get your psychedelic groove on with the Rose Window's Native Dreams, and set off into the uncharted lands of today's Grail news...
- This Stone Age mural may be the oldest map ever.
- A ritual burial site in Wales may have been in use 10,000 years ago - almost twice as far back as expected.
- Also: From cromlechs to cairns - ancient burial sites in Wales, in pictures.
- Zeus? In China?!
- New evidence that plants get their energy using quantum entanglement.
- Brain performance can be boosted by directing ultrasound to specific brain areas.
- Musician records hallucinated music.
- 90 academics and scientists co-sign letter calling for support for open, informed study of psi effects like telepathy.
- Parapsychology journal includes an article on post-traumatic stress disorder in people who have been murdered.
- Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools.
- Ten books that will change the way you understand the mind.
- How far can a Buddhist approach to biology take us?
- New study dramatically changes where we believe aliens might live.
- A plurality of Chupacabras.
- Meet the landmine-hunting giant rats of Mozambique.
- Man requests police assistance after a number of Bigfoot sightings.
- Were Mothman sightings actually parachuting green berets?
- The historical background to zombie mythology.
- Taking vitamin supplements is a waste of time and money.
- What scientific idea is ready for retirement?
- Living with a cargo cult.
- Journalist spends two hours talking with the NSA's bigwigs. Here's what has them mad.
- Don't believe the (marijuana) hype: What most people think they know about marijuana is just years of unscientific, paranoid, and even racist government propaganda.
- Personalised jewellery made from sound waves.
- Time-traveling photographer adds herself into her childhood pictures.
- Image of the Day: The Gathering.
Quote of the Day:
Information is not knowledge.
A summary of all the stories and news briefs posted on The Daily Grail over the past week - check 'em out if you missed any:
- Researchers Levitate Objects and Move Them Around Using Ultrasonic Sound Waves
- News Briefs 05-01-2014 (Sunday)
- Did Roger Ebert Have a Deathbed Vision?
- News Briefs 06-01-2014 (Monday)
- Weird London, Mapped!
- If You Weren't Paranoid Before, You Will Be After Watching This Video
- News Briefs 07-01-2014 (Tuesday)
- Man Flies Through a Mountain. Literally.
- New Study Finds Pattern in Reports of Earthquake Lights
- News Briefs 08-01-2014 (Wednesday)
- Spectacular Image of Aurora Illuminating Ancient Megaliths
- To the Mountain of Madness: A Fortean Road-Trip in Search of Lovecraft, Crowley, and an Alien Abduction
- News Briefs 09-01-2014 (Thursday)
- Amazeballs! Iceballs!
- News Briefs 10-01-2014 (Friday)
- The Temple: A Short Film About Ritual, Place, and Letting Go, Filmed at Burning Man
- Evolver Learning Lab: 'Discovering Your Psychic Potential'
Have a good weekend!
“The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result…”
- At the edge of eternity.
- Life on Super-Earth?
- Life on Mars-- the shortlist.
- Scratching the surface of extraterrestrial subterranean life.
- El Sol’s fiery finale?
- The universe, in detail.
- ISS’s new lease on life.
- Fifty years of nuclear tests and plutonium skies.
- 40 year search for Thorne-Żytkow objects may finally be over.
- Escape the Milky Way. Or just play Journey’s Escape game from ‘82.
- Time Travelers apply here.
- The first major solar flare of 2014.
- 'Visitations', courtesy of brocken spectre.
- Indonesia’s Mt. Sinabung erupts 220 times in one week.
- Çatalhöyük mural possibly linked to Hasan Dagi eruption.
- Archaeologists accidentally uncover 13th dynasty Abydos sarcophagus.
- Ants and frogs living together… mass hysteria.
- Computer chip, heal thyself.
- Transparent electronics… the invisible wave of the future?
- Unraveling consciousness, one region at a time.
- Pioneer Plaque message counter point?
- Crime, via eye of beholder.
- Building with acoustic levitation.
- Down the Cicada rabbit-hole.
- The bird-eating fish of Africa.
- This week’s evidence of the looming robo-pocalypse… ED 209, circa 2014.
Quote of the Day:
“…He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter — for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way. He lives and labors and hopes.”
- 100 years later, & we're in risk of making the same mistakes that triggered the Great War.
- To ban or not to ban GMOs on Hawaii? --even though lawsuits against farmers DO happen.
- Why boycotting scientific 'super-journals' will be an uphill battle.
- Religious/Spiritual people seem to grow thicker brains --these days, though, they'd also need thicker skins...
- I hate to break it to you, Grailers, but we're officially crazy.
- Meet the Britons who've been shortlisted for a one-trip ticket to Mars.
- Yours truly was a guest on Radio Misterioso last Sunday. I chatted with Greg Bishop about everything from the nature of God, the Chupacabras & why UFOs are more fun than a High School prom.
- Requiem for a UFO Update.
- UFO trespassed controlled airspace over German airport.
- Crowd stops to watch UFO fleet over Colombia --were they perhaps members of an Alien Cartel?
- 'Aliens could share more tech with us if we play nice': Former Canadian Minister of Defense Paul Hellyer goes out of this world on RT.
- Yet ANOTHER reason why aliens & guns --not to mention vaginas-- shouldn't mix…
- Fool me once: A look into the latest media brouahaha triggered by the world's greatest Bigfoot
- The hole problem with Medieval Dwarfology.
- The good news: After 50 years, Cubans are now free to buy foreign cars. The bad news: NOBODY can afford them.
- Red Pill of the Day: Michael Bay rolls out of Samsung press conference.
Thanks to my mom, whose Romeritos recipe for Xmas still kicks some serious ass.
Quote of the Day:
"You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you."
Oh crap, does this mean another Eagles tour?
- Hell officially freezes over. A lot of people around the world are now legally required to fulfil their side of the bargain...
- New study finds pattern in reports of strange earthquake lights.
- Were we seeded from the stars? The meteoric rise of life on Earth.
- World's oldest decimal multiplication table found hidden in Chinese bamboo strips.
- Fate of the Ark of the Covenant revealed in Hebrew text.
- Is there a mathematical equation to describe consciousness? Physicist Max Tegmark discusses the Mathematical Universe Hypothesis.
- Related: arXiv.org paper from Max Tegmark, "Consciousness as a State of Matter".
- A new method to measure consciousness.
- Is disease resistance to antibiotics at tipping point?
- 80% of elderly people have ghostly visions of their deceased partner.
- Will Mittens the kitten get to experience an afterlife.
- Two of the last victims of the Satanic ritual abuse panic are finally free.
- 10 scientists who claim to have proof about the existence of God.
- Australia's science agency apologises after failing to create dragon eggs.
- 'Cicada 3301' internet mystery continues.
- Someone distilled the essence of crazy, poured it into a wingsuit, and flew it through a mountain. High-res full-screen is a must.
- Image of the Day: Aurora illuminates ancient megaliths.
Quote of the Day:
"I have long contended that consciousness is the way information feels when being processed in certain complex ways"
By the end of this news briefs you may just have put some black tape over your webcam...
- Physicist's weird reverse-causality experiment goes in a new direction.
- While other physicists look for time-travelers on Facebook.
- Dogs poop in alignment with Earth's magnetic field.
- 10 extraordinary sacred sites around Britain.
- Californian crop circle hoax shows human propensity for pattern recognition and belief confirmation.
- Esquire magazine's (previously paywalled) hit piece on Proof of Heaven author Eben Alexander is now available freely online.
- And in case you forgot that we should be skeptical of skepticism too, here's why we should be careful believing the 'facts' in the Esquire article.
- Satanists seek to place a 7-foot tall goat headed statue at the Oklahoma state capitol.
- Stumbling into the world of Creepypasta: With a flood of dark memes and viral horror stories, the internet is mapping the contours of modern fear. Bonus: the article quotes TDG editor Cat Vincent and his Darklore article on Slenderman!
- Esquire profiles legendary occultist and underground film-maker Kenneth Anger.
- Weird London, mapped.
- Looted 1000-year-old treasure discovered in British Museum storage room.
- Putting a face to 'Stonehenge Man'.
- If you think the gear at this year's CES looks futuristic and super-cool, it might be worth reminding yourself what it will look like in 2034.
- Human ingenuity has created a world that the mind can no longer master. Have we finally reached our limits?
- Your New Year's resolution should be to believe in free will.
- How to make atheism less awful in 2014.
- In the tough guy world of an American prison, a former inmate returns to teach mindfulness meditation.
- No form, feelings, perceptions, mental formations, consciousness: A Buddhist perspective on AI.
- Drug may help adults acquire perfect pitch and learn language like kids.
- Total Information Awareness: If you weren't paranoid before, you will be after watching this.
- Frostquake! Sharknadoes can't be far off now.
- Image of the Day: A giant twisting serpent skeleton emerges from the Loire River in France. More here.
Quote of the Day:
The first correlation is with the unbalance between technological acceleration and political retrogression, which has proceeded earth wide at ever widening danger levels since 1914 and especially since 1964. The breaking apart is fundamentally the schizoid and schismatic mental fugue of lawyer-politicians attempting to administrate a worldwide technology whose mechanisms they lack the education to comprehend.
Hexagram 23, interpreted by the First Universal Cybernetic-Kinetic-Ultramicro-Programmer, in Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea's Illuminatus! (published 1975)
2014 is the new black.
- Did Roger Ebert have a deathbed vision?
- Very close encounter: Pilot tells of near-miss with UFO at Heathrow Airport.
- Californian crop circle was a publicity stunt by computer chip company Nvidia.
- A movie about Stanley Kubrick faking the Moon landing? Yes, please.
- Ronald Reagan and the occultist: The amazing story of the thinker behind his sunny optimism.
- Outsider Colin Wilson skated over knowledge, it's true, but he also exhilarated a generation with the bold possibilities of life.
- Cryptozoology in Australia: where the wild things aren't?
- Bigfoot hunter claims he killed the hairy beast and will take it on tour. Even if it were true, would any decent person claim this proudly?
- The Vatican is training up a new generation of exorcists to meet growing demand.
- SETI is a bargain.
- The new field of plant neurobiology.
- Human body parts fall from the sky over Saudi Arabia.
- Why brain death isn't a simple on-off switch.
- What is the origin of the iconic medieval 'plague mask'?
- Cyclopean Masonry: A Mystery of the Ancient World.
- An atheist meets the masters of the universe. Spoiler: does not involve He-Man or Skeletor.
- Is religion a product of psychotropic drug use?
- Unique neolithic child cemetery found in Egypt.
- The 20 most astonishing additions to Atlas Obscura in 2013.
Thanks Jason and Rick.
Quote of the Day:
If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.