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- Paleolithic jewellery made from ostrich eggs 50,000 years ago reveal amazing artistic and technical skills.
- 50,000-year-old human settlements in Australia were "sophisticated" and overturn our understanding of how humans colonized the continent.
- Are these 'notches' in the edge of the Great Pyramid proof that it was built using an 'internal' ramp?
- 5000-year-old megalithic art discovered during excavations of the Hellfire Club.
- Bones found 76 years ago are "virtually identical" in size to those of lost aviator Amelia Earhart.
- Farmers use GPS and graph paper to create crop glyphs and bring in the money.
- Meanwhile, on Mars the Curiosity Rover has spotted a weird, metallic 'ball' meteorite.
- House-sized asteroid skims past Earth just hours after astronomers first spotted it.
- Astronomers find that Titan is full of steep, liquid-filled canyons.
- Monster Chinese telescope to join Tabby's Star alien hunt.
- Alaskan 'Ice Monster' sparks online imaginations.
- Renaissance Europe was horrified by reports of a sea monster that looked like a monk wearing fish scales. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose...
- Ten intentionally deformed ancient human skulls from around the world.
- Someone is learning how to take down the Internet.
- Dogs prefer sign language.
- Teen stuns family after waking from coma speaking only Spanish.
- Did Earth spin on its side when it was younger?
- The Canadian military is investigating a mysterious noise in the Arctic.
- Classic quantum experiment could conceal theory of everything.
- Have scientists and philosophers made consciousness far more mysterious than it needs to be?
- How long before we build Westworld-style 'Host' robots for real?
- Image of the Day: They're here...
Quote of the Day:
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A quick reminder that while all the other sites have dumped the weird post-Halloween, we're on the beat 365 days a year. Sometimes even 366!
- The pyramid at the end of the world.
- Did a memory experiment really show evidence for psychic abilities?
- The history of Satanic Panic in the U.S. - and why it's not over yet.
- Witnessing 'the Vatican Exorcist'' at work.
- Why humanoid robots are invading our movies and TV.
- Researchers have engineered spinach plants to detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device.
- Plants 'see' underground by channelling light to their roots.
- Giant zombie virus pulled from the permafrost.
- Two-faced calf becomes the oldest living example of a rare genetic mutation.
- Are we looking for aliens in all the wrong ways?
- French town upholds 62-year-old ban on UFOs.
- Scientists snare their first ever observations of a solar wave erupting upward from a sunspot.
- This one idea explains all the weird coincidences in the universe.
- These alien planets are the stuff of nightmares.
- P-Funk legend George Clinton explains the future.
- Small, weaponized drones are now a reality of life.
- Fart blamed for causing a fire during surgery at a Tokyo hospital.
- Wonderful visualisation of how the world's health has changed in your lifetime.
- Image of the Day: Saturn from above is a jaw-dropping sight.
Quote of the Day:
Free your mind, and the ass will follow.
Sorta like Larry, Curly and Moe reenlisting... *reads email* Whoa, I'm psychic. But it's more like Larry, Curly and Moe detained while trying to reenlist. Ah well, K Sera Sera.
- The 'igloo' that could be man's first home on Mars: National Geographic miniseries to reveal what first habitat on another planet could look like. More.
- Mars is nothing like The New World.
- On October 25, the last bits of data finally arrived from New Horizons.
- Global populations of vertebrates - mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish - declined 58 percent between 1970 and 2012. Freshwater life hit harder - down 81 percent.
- Your drain on drugs: Amphetamines seep into Baltimore's streams.
- The idea that humans are ephemeral compared to nature isn’t as persuasive as it once was.
- Genetic testing fumbles, revealing ‘dark side’ of precision medicine.
- Doubts about the promised bounty of genetically modified crops.
- Brazil's psychedelic rehab center treats drug addicts with ayahuasca.
- Cannabis may enhance night vision.
- 5000 years ago, Skara Brae's residents liked their mice and voles crispy.
- Why monsters, demons and witches are on the ballot this year.
- AT&T secretly sells customer data to police departments for $100,000 to $1m a year per department.
- Cold war redux? Russia unveils massive Satan 2 ICBM capable of destroying France or Texas in a single hit.
- China unveils J-20 stealth fighter based on 'US plans stolen by hackers.'
- In mice, Zika virus shrinks testicles 90 percent, and reduces sperm count tenfold. It's not known if the virus similarly affects human males.
- Scientists hope to eradicate disease with massive mosquito orgy.
- Do you 'believe' in ghosts? University of Arizona researcher explains the science of spirits.
Quote of the Day:
I don’t like the word ‘belief’ because people can believe anything, and very often our beliefs are not true. It is not a belief of mine now, that spirits are real. It’s a conclusion that I have come to based on so much evidence that I can no longer, with integrity, dismiss the evidence as untrue.
Gary Schwartz, director of the laboratory for advances in consciousness and health at the University of Arizona
It's Halloween! That special day when news editors across the planet suddenly ask their writers to do something on the paranormal...
- 350-year-old Scottish witchcraft book published online.
- Study finds that Frankenstein's monster would have wiped out humanity within 4000 years if allowed to escape.
- What are the top three scientific explanations for ghost sightings?
- The science behind the world's most convincing ghost effect.
- The real-life diseases that spread the vampire myth.
- The myths, and reality, behind the Werewolf legend.
- Proton packs and teddy bears: The pseudoscientific history of ghost-hunting gadgets.
- Want to practice witchcraft, but want to avoid discrimination? Join the Army!
- The Ouija board's mysterious origins: war, spirits, and a strange death.
- British public asked to keep an eye out for ancient witch marks in buildings.
- Scary streets: which are the world's most haunted cities?
- Australia's 5 best UFO sightings.
- ISS spacewalks shown 'live' on Facebook were fakes.
- Flaw in fossil-dating analysis casts doubt on years of evolutionary research.
- Reimagining a shadowy medieval brotherhood that probably didn't exist.
- At Jesus’ Jerusalem tomb, a race to reach the original rock ‘where his body was laid’
- Ending the world, for science! Should we start regulating 'ultra-hazardous research that has the potential to destroy humanity?
- In case you were voting for 'Asteroid strike' this election...start sharpening your pencil: NASA system spots asteroid on near-collision course with Earth.
- Image of the Day: Spaceship photographed flying past the Moon.
Quote of the Day:
It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.
A summary of all the stories and news briefs posted on The Daily Grail over the past week. Feel free to share anything interesting!
- Looking for Weirdness? Be Sure To Grab a Book from Daily Grail Publishing!
- News Briefs 24-10-2016 (Monday)
- Hidden Cavities in the Great Pyramid - The Details, Direct from the Research Team
- News Briefs 25-10-2016 (Tuesday)
- News Briefs 26-10-2016 (Wednesday)
- The Werewolf
- News Briefs 27-10-2016 (Thursday)
- Ending the World, For Science! Should We Start Regulating 'Ultra-Hazardous' Research That Has the Potential to Destroy Us?
- News Briefs 28-10-2016 (Friday)
Have a good weekend!
“To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.”
- 3-D baby universes at your fingertips.
- The making of Mars.
- Dinosaur on the brain.
- A new particle from twenty years prior?
- GRAIL explains ringed lunar crater.
- Saturn’s hexagon changes color.
- Antarctica now hosts the world’s largest marine reserve.
- Seeding life with dead astronauts?
- Fire up the time crystals.
- The fog is coming.
- Step onto the game grid-- Engage light-cycles.
- This week’s evidence of the looming robot uprising… Lego ‘bots.
Quote of the Day:
“See a person's means … Observe his motives. Examine that in which he rests. How can a person conceal his character?”
Join me in saying thanks to long-time Grail news editor GrailSeeker, who has stepped down from his duties for now. He's fed our brains many a good thing - cheers!
- These photographs from space evoke what astronauts call "The Overview Effect".
- Scientists discover that megalithic site in India is the oldest astronomical observatory in South Asia.
- Women are leading Amazon ayahuasca ceremonies for the first time.
- Archaeologists and experts say two mummies in the Vatican Museum are fakes.
- Self-driving truck completes 120-mile drive...delivering beer. Winning hearts and minds I see, Skynet...
- Genetically engineered humans will arrive sooner than you think. And we're not ready.
- The U.S. Army is putting frickin' lasers on their vehicles.
- Secrets in space: the classified Space Shuttle missions.
- Have astronomers decided dark energy doesn't exist?
- New Wikileaked emails discuss 'Fastwalker' UFOs.
- 13 musicians who have had paranormal experiences.
- The latest RuneSoup podcast features author Michael M. Hughes talking Tarot.
- Druid discusses the occult history of apple-bobbing.
- Austrian school evacuated after rock on display in classroom was identified as Uranium.
- Scientists see signs of learning in a ball of dough.
- Image of the Day: Shiny legs.
- Bonus Image of the Day: Painted legs.
Quote of the Day:
There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic...gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
- NASA's bold plan to hunt for fossils on Mars.
- Here is what it will take to avoid extinction by asteroid.
- NASA's Juno probe has recovered from a mysterious computer malfunction.
- That new alien signal claim? It's (probably) not aliens, yet again.
- Why Bigfoot sightings are so common across cultures.
- Pacific islanders may carry the DNA of an unknown human species.
- Scientists warn the collapse of this glacier could cause a global catastrophe.
- Five 'scientific' movies that actively hate science.
- Have scientists finally achieved the holy grail: a vaccine for the common cold?
- Parasitic plants may form weapons out of genes stolen from hosts.
- The Vatican just banned scattering ashes, saying Catholics' cremated remains must be stored on holy ground.
- Christopher Marlowe to be credited as Shakespeare's co-writer. Imagine the back-paid royalties...
- Spiritualism, science, and the mysterious Madame Blavatsky.
- Religious and supernatural belief linked with poor understanding of the physical world.
- If a ghost appears in a porno theatre, does anybody see it? The strange tale of an X-rated haunting.
- Burial mounds are making a comeback in 21st century Britain.
Quote of the Day:
I'm tired of this back-slapping "isn't humanity neat" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes.
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- Strange messages coming from the stars are ‘probably’ from aliens, scientists say.
- Don't listen to Stephen Hawking - A.I. is not out to get us.
- Could an astronaut's corpse bring new life to another world? Cue Bowie video...
- Dream control: Science and television explore the weird possibilities.
- The open mind.
- Newly-discovered Dead Sea Scrolls are skillfully-crafted fakes, experts suspect.
- More details on the mysterious 'cavities' discovered in the Great Pyramid.
- Dozens of ancient shipwrecks spotted deep beneath the Black Sea.
- The Higgs Bison: what is this mystery species hidden in cave art?
- Why did this 2400-year-old stone idol in Siberia undergo 'racial realignment' to look less European?
- Diving the wreck of the Antikythera.
- Mysterious cauldrons in Siberian Valley of Death still unsolved.
- Jack Chick, infamous creator of bigoted, evangelical Christian comics, is dead.
- The fight to save America from Satan's subliminal rock messages.
- The 70 greatest conspiracy theories in pop-culture history.
- Psi and the Far-Right.
- No, 'honeycomb' clouds do not explain the Bermuda Triangle mystery.
- Former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge says that "big things are coming
in regards to UFOs.
- Video of the Day: Watch a fully-autonomous Tesla drive itself around town and park itself.
Quote of the Day:
Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds.
- RIP, Schiaparelli. European Mars Lander's crash site seen by NASA probe.
- Failure of the ESA Lander has brought out the Mars Rover truthers.
- Elon Musk offers more on his Mars plans in his AMA at Reddit.
- Our universe could annihilate itself at the speed of light.
- Astronomically-aligned temple in Siwa Oasis was an ancient calendar device.
- New research suggests Pacific islanders invented a new society on a city they built of coral and basalt.
- Roman coins have been discovered in ancient Japanese ruins, but their origin baffles.
- 1300-year-old antidepressant pills discovered in ancient centre for drug production in Turkey.
- Laos' Plain of Jars recreated in virtual reality.
- Stephen Hawking wants to prevent artificial intelligence from killing us all.
- US police have gathered facial recognition files on half of adult Americans.
- The truth about astrological signs.
- Tantalizing hint of a new fundamental particle found in decades-old collision data.
- Scientists think they've cracked the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle through these mysterious cloud shapes.
- Virtual reality art piece harnesses the 'revelatory state' of the near-death experience.
- What's that noise? 11 strange and mysterious sounds on Earth and beyond.
- Woman with skull on stick leads Sacramento police to body.
Quote of the Day:
Humans excel at wasting time, experimenting, playing, creating, and exploring. None of thse fare well under the scrutiny of productivity. That is why science and art are so hard to fund. But they are also the foundation of long-term growth. Yet our notions of jobs, of work, of the economy don't include a lot of space for wasting time, experimenting, playing, creating and exploring.