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News Briefs 01-05-2015

"All things lie dark in possibility."

Quote of the Day:

“Genius is play, and man's capacity for achieving genius is infinite, and many may achieve genius only through play.”

W. Saroyan

News Briefs 30-04-2015

Abstinence makes me cranky, so I ain't thanking anyone this week.

Quote of the Day:

"Wine is bottled poetry."

~Robert Louis Stevenson

News Briefs 29-04-2015

Gecko robots make cute noises.

  • Cannabis use could implant false memories, scientists warn. Where have I heard that before?
  • Did a Native American travel with the Vikings and arrive in Iceland centuries before Columbus set sail?
  • Neuroscientists create illusion of having invisible body.
  • Neurons constantly rewrite their DNA to store information.
  • Woman's 'embryonic twin' is not really an embryo, or a twin.
  • Scary collection of recent mass die-off reports.
  • The Mindscape of Alan Moore now available on demand (US and Canada only).
  • Mysterious land mass appears overnight off Japan's coast.
  • Could we reboot civilisation without fossil fuels?
  • Is LSD about to return to polite society?
  • Unearthed Roman skulls could be victims of Boudicca.
  • Bees are becoming addicted to the nicotinic pesticides that are killing them off.

Quote of the Day:

People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.

Alan Moore

News Briefs 28-04-2015

Busk it...

Quote of the Day:

Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities — the political, the religious, the educational authorities — who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing — forming in our minds — their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness, chaotic, confused vulnerability to inform yourself.

Timothy Leary

News Briefs 27-04-2015

Rumours been spreadin' around...

Quote of the Day:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.

Martin Luther King

News Briefs 24-04-2015

"Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature..."

Quote of the Day:

“...And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.”

Max Planck

News Briefs 23-04-2015

Last week's film trailers awakened my inner child.
Now the child wants a Hot Wheels race-track, a puppy AND a trip to Disneyland.

Thanks to J.J. Abrams and Zack Snyder

Quote of the Day:

"The best way to counter a bad idea is to confront it and point out where it is wrong or misleading. I feel this way not only about religious superstition but also about homeopathy, astrology and parapsychology–not to mention psychoanalysis, psychopharmacology, multiverse theories and string theory."

~John Horgan, science journalist for Scientific American.

News Briefs 22-04-2015

Down the rabbit hole: curiouser and curiouser.

Thanks to @johnreppion

Quote of the Day:

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

Albert Einstein