Grow some bolts!
- James Lovelock: Fracking is great, green movement is a religion, [my] dire predictions about climate change were nonsense – and robots don’t mind the heat, so what does it matter?
- Man claims to have found ’dead mermaid’ on Great Yarmouth beach.
- Spacetime as a superfluid.
- Autistics as undomesticated humans.
- Great Pyramid builders ‘better at measuring precise distances than they were at measuring precise right angles’.
- ‘Game-changing’ study suggests first Polynesians voyaged all the way from East Asia.
- SpaceX rocket sabotage mystery deepens.
- Why blind people are better at maths.
- Ancient cannabis 'burial shroud' discovered in desert oasis.
- How robots can acquire new skills from their shared experience.
- Skull appears in Hurricane Matthew satellite map.
- Sun goes blank again as scientists fear new Ice Age by 2019.
- 'Great Pacific garbage patch' far bigger than imagined, aerial survey shows.
- Abandoned fire station basement in Dudley rediscovered.
- Weird orange crocodiles found gorging on bats in Gabon’s caves.
- Ants get addicted to morphine.
Quote of the Day:
For a neuron to travel a foot takes a microsecond – which is fairly fast. But for electrons to go down a foot of wire takes a nanosecond. It’s a million times faster, as simple as that. So to a robot, once fully established in that new world, a second is a million seconds. Everything is happening so fast that they have on earth a million times longer to live, to grow up, to evolve, than we do.
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- How interbreeding with a mysterious group of ancient humans gave Tibetans their head for heights.
- Campsite places humans in Argentina 14,000 years ago.
- Iraq's Minister for Transport says the ancient Sumerians built the world's first airport 5000 years ago and discovered Pluto.
- The arrow of time is all in our heads.
- Space robot crashes into comet.
- How to start an asteroid mining company without a mine.
- Our galaxy's most mysterious star is even stranger than astronomers thought.
- 'UFO' seen in live Space Station video is just fluff.
- In 1947, flying saucers were on the front page of newspapers.
- Was modern art a CIA weapon?
- Seven not-so-secret homes of super-secret societies.
- How I learned to stop worrying and love the Illuminati.
- Scientists trace society's myths to primordial origins.
- The ongoing pursuit of the Tasmanian Tiger.
- Painting once written off as £20 copy reassessed as £20million Raphael.
- What will we do when neuroimaging allows us to reconstruct dreams and memories?
- Supernormal abilities developed through meditation.
- Psychics help psychiatrists understand the voices of psychosis.
- Team of biohackers go without food for up to 60 hours at a time, and say it makes them more productive.
- The myths and reality of interstellar travel.
- The Nobel Prize winners for 2016.
- Image of the Day: Machu Picchu in 1911, and now. Might have to add it to this post!
Quote of the Day:
The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.
Philip K. Dick
- Greenland's receding icecap will expose top-secret US nuclear project.
- Surprises from the ice: ancient arrowheads found via melting glaciers in Norway.
- After mudslides and flooding in Iceland, elves are suspects.
- Black moon (not rising): The appeal of the apocalypse.
- Did SpaceX's rocket blow up on the launch pad because a sniper shot it?
- The FBI wanted Tesla's 'death ray' invention for War Dept, documents show.
- Blown-henge! Stonehenge turned into an intergalactic battlefield during filming for latest Transformers movie.
- 'Killer clowns': Inside the terrifying hoax sweeping America.
- A nonlinear history of time travel.
- Glass bits and charcoal hint at a 56-million-year-old space rock impact
- Do insects feel emotions?
- Our galactic neighborhood is bigger than scientists thought.
- Psychic News campaign calls for an end to fraud in physical mediumship via use of thermal cameras.
- Catholic church says there is an emergency need for exorcists due to a surge in people dabbling in Satanism and black magic.
- Why is it so damn difficult to discuss occult topics in the media?
- Man claims God told him to dig a hole 18 years ago and he has been doing it ever since.
Quote of the Day:
Knowledge is something which you can use. Belief is something which uses you.
A summary of all the stories and news briefs posted on The Daily Grail over the past week. Feel free to share anything interesting!
- News Briefs 26-09-2016 (Monday)
- Japanese Study Finds That 1 in 5 Dying Patients Experienced Deathbed Visions of Deceased Loved Ones or the Afterlife
- News Briefs 27-09-2016 (Tuesday)
- News Briefs 28-09-2016 (Wednesday)
- Elon Musk Wants to Make Humans a Multiplanetary Species, in Our Lifetime
- News Briefs 29-09-2016 (Thursday)
- Indiana Jones and the Animated Adventures?
- News Briefs 30-09-2016 (Friday)
- Win a copy of Tool's Ænima, signed by Danny Carey
Have a good weekend!
”We don't have to save the world. The world is big enough to look after itself…”
- Rewritable holographic material.
- Rosetta bids adieu.
- Juno bids adieu.
- Unraveling the black moon.
- 14,000 yr. old Pre-Clovis campsite revealed.
- Tree frog’s extinction sounds dire warning.
- The water plumes of Europa.
- Kiribati slips under the sea.
- Printable, flexible 3-D bones.
- The trouble with tribbles?
- A land where jet fuel grows on trees?
- Making rocket fuel from water?
- That’s deep.
- Intergalactic life may have a different composition.
- An animated version of the first interstellar mission.
- Thai insect helps unravel clues to human heart disease.
- Do oysters affect your libido?
- The size of things.
- The origin of teeth?
- Building the impossible.
- This week’s evidence of the looming robot uprising… Pizza ‘bots.
Quote of the Day:
“…What we have to be concerned about is whether or not the world we live in will be capable of sustaining us in it.”
- That 'Ascent of Man' image should be ‘the other way around’, according to Professor Robin Crompton.
- Homo sapiens? More like Homo occisor. Humans are natural born killers
- Speaking as a human being, we're not all bad and anthropologists suggest civilization was the cure for primordial human violence.
- Bringing us to why the present day is the best time to be alive.
- Could "Homo connecticus" be the next stage of humanity?
- If Elon Musk does get humanity to Mars, tardigrade proteins could protect them from the harsh environment.
- Thomas Morris introduces us to the woman who peed through her nose.
- A spider bites a man on the penis, AGAIN!
- That dude could've just said it was a nasty paper cut when he got to the emergency room.
- Joel Gruber draws an analogy between the schism of old and new science with modern society's predilection to abandon old gods and manufacture new ones.
- If that's the case, it explains The connection between shamanism and quantum physics. I hope the tardigrade is my power animal.
- Having friends over? Order some special effects for the séance room
Thanks to viewers like you.
"The scientist explains the world by successive approximations"
- Edwin Hubble
News today is a bit of a Musk-out, but I've still found enough to put together a diverse set of news briefs. Enjoy!
- Elon Musk says a million humans could live on Mars by the 2060s.
- How Elon Musk plans to go to Mars.
- A Polish Stonehenge? Discovery of new burial mounds may rewrite history.
- Ancient Roman coins unearthed during excavation of Japanese castle ruins.
- Neanderthals fashioned jewellery out of animal teeth and shells.
- 300-year-old preserved corpse appears to open its eyes. Now why does that sound familiar?
- Earthquake and meteor in Australia just a weird coincidence. Now why does that sound familiar?
- The rise and fall of the UFO.
- Why Stephen Hawking is light-years from the truth about 'dangerous aliens'.
- First baby born with three genetic parents.
- In 1875, someone published a novel featuring rivals 'Trump' and 'Clinton'.
- Tennessee authorities issue a clown warning.
- Clown sightings are not always a laughing matter.
- Image of the Day: 'Primitive' art from 14,000 years ago.
Thanks Kat and @AnomalistNews.
Quote of the Day:
I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.
Attempt no landing there...
- Why Jupiter's moon Europa is the best candidate for finding life off Earth.
- Pluto's heart sheds light on a possible buried ocean.
- Area 51's massive new hangar shows up in new Google Earth images of the secret base.
- Mysterious ring-shaped geoglyphs discovered near ancient Peruvian town.
- Time might only exist in your head (and everyone else's).
- Breakthrough quantum cat experiment captured on camera.
- Japanese researchers find that one in five dying patients experienced a death-bed vision of a deceased loved one or an afterlife realm.
- Does the soul exist?
- Controversial human embryo editing: 5 things to know.
- The world's largest radio telescope is now live.
- Our atmosphere is leaking oxygen and scientists don't know why.
- Lurking clown arrested in Kentucky woods.
- Image of the Day: Europa.
Quote of the Day:
Stupidity consists in wanting to reach conclusions. We are a thread, and we want to know the whole cloth.
- Ethnically Chinese people found buried in ancient Roman graves in London.
- Chinese in Roman Britain? Not so fast.
- Human teeth found in 'hobbit' cave suggest that we may have killed Homo floresiensis off. Or possibly that hobbits were the dentists of the ancient world.
- Earth wobbles may have driven ancient humans out of Africa.
- To this day, nobody is quite sure what the huge 'monolith' on Phobos is.
- Elon Musk looks beyond Mars with interplanetary transport system.
- What if the aliens we are looking for are A.I.?
- Stephen Hawking is still afraid of aliens.
- Who needs crop circles: America's most elaborate corn maze constructed with GPS and math.
- Horses can communicate with symbols, according to science.
- Do our brains have extraordinary untapped powers?
- A sixth sense? It's in your genes.
- New Scotland Yard has a squad of 'super-recognizers' who never forget a face.
- Why panpsychism fails to solve the mystery of consciousness.
- Many scientific 'truths' are, in fact, false.
- The Ig Nobel prize winners of 2016.
Quote of the Day:
Skeptics, who flatly deny the existence of any unexplained phenomenon in the name of 'rationalism,' are among the primary contributors to the rejection of science by the public. People are not stupid and they know very well when they have seen something out of the ordinary. When a so-called expert tells them the object must have been the moon or a mirage, he is really teaching the public that science is impotent or unwilling to pursue the study of the unknown.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages. News briefs for your reading pleasure.
- Meet Joe Reap, the State Department Spokesman Who Died And Kept Speaking.
- Peek Inside the Secret World Of Russia's Cold War Mapmakers and their highly detailed maps of Washington D.C..
- First Rome. Then the Third Reich. Now there's The Rise and Fall of the UFO.
- Cosmic Fossils: The Real Ancient Aliens?
- If all the aliens are dead, Seth Shostak wonders What if the Aliens we are looking for are A.I.?
- You are judged by your enemies. Case in point: Neil deGrasse Tyson featured in Village Atheists, Village Idiots.
- First the Voynich Manuscript is a hoax. Then it's not. Guess what, it's a hoax again. Make up your mind, people!
- Some Truly Strange Cases of People Kidnapped by Bigfoot.
- Here's a new spin on "Stop the world, I wanna get off": Earth Wobbles May Have Driven Ancient Humans Out of Africa.
- Guess what! Horses Can Communicate With Symbols, According To Science.
Thanks to Eric Wargo, and viewers like you.
"We have to remember that what we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning."
- Werner Heisenberg