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News Briefs 20-04-2015

Happy 420 day! Coming right on the back of Bicycle Day, today's news briefs may make you wonder if you've come back down yet...

Quote of the Day:

When you study natural science and the miracles of creation, if you don't turn into a mystic you are not a natural scientist.

Albert Hofmann

News Briefs 17-04-2015

”Any ritual is an opportunity for transformation.”

Quote of the Day:

“When we practice magic we are always making connections, moving energy, identifying with other forms of being.”


News Briefs 16-04-2015

I'm sure in many parallel worlds donating to the Grail would be tax deductible.

Thanks to Grail-Seeker.

Quote of the Day:

"People are too eager to say "This legendary person had flaws!" instead of, "Wow, this flawed human being managed to do something legendary.""

~ Mishell Baker ‏(@mishellbaker )

News Briefs 15-04-2015

What's happening?

Quote of the Day:

While many things are too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened.

Thomas Hardy

News Briefs 14-04-2015

Mama mia!

Thanks to @SPR1882.

Quote of the Day:

Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.

Jim Morrison

News Briefs 13-04-2015

The Daily Grail: always answering the big questions for you...

Thanks to @owenbooth and @johnreppion.

Quote of the Day:

Reality is an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Albert Einstein

News Briefs 10-04-2015

"To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven."

Quote of the Day:

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have yet to be discovered.”

R. W. Emerson

News Briefs 09-04-2015

So our beloved Brontosaurus is back, and Pluto's planethood might get reinstated this year. What other retro-scientific term should merit reinstatement? --Why hello Luminiferous Aether!

Thanks to Little Foot.

Quote of the Day:

"Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

~Albert Einstein

News Briefs 08-04-2015

Wild at heart and weird on top.

  • Nasa: Alien life may be found within 10 years on other planets.
  • Pluto a planet again? it may happen this year.
  • Brontosaurus should be reinstated as a distinct dinosaur, say scientists.
  • Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant. Now THAT's what I call a comeback.
  • Near-Death Experiences: New clues to brain activity.
  • From Stonehenge to Silicon Valley: how technology nurtured New Age ideas in a world supposedly stripped of its magic.
  • World will get more religious by 2050.
  • Chemical found in Ayahuasca may be able to completely reverse diabetes.
  • Message in a bottle may be world's oldest.
  • Mathematicians chase Moonshine's shadow. Not what you think, but don't ask me to explain it!
  • How do you plant 1 billion trees a year? With drones, of course.
  • The Ocean Cleanup aims to strip 70 million kilos of plastic from the sea in 10 years.
  • Do colours really warp our behaviour?.
  • The ideal brain scanner.
  • The allure of dark tourism.
  • Every UFO sighting since 1933, mapped.

Quote of the Day:

We are not an endangered species ourselves yet, but this is not for lack of trying.

Douglas Adams