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News Briefs 24-03-2016

The Daily Grail: Offering you an escape out of global madness since 1998.

Thanks to Tintin and Milou.

Quote of the Day:

"By believing in his dreams, man turns them into reality."


News Briefs 22-03-2016

Our intermittent reminder regarding those terrorist folk...

Thanks to Kat, @JohnReppion and @DoctorAtlantis.

Quote of the Day:

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.

Susan B. Anthony

News Briefs 21-03-2016

Monkey magic...

Quote of the Day:

We certainly were [shocked]. We went very quickly from ‘Let’s see how well this works’ to ‘We seem to have a very strong player on our hands’ to ‘This player has become so strong that probably only a world champion can find its limits’.

DeepMind researcher George van den Driessche (on the 'learning' development of their game-playing A.I. bot, AlphaGo)

News Briefs 18-03-2016

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."

Quote of the Day:

“I must find a truth that is true for me.”

S. Kierkegaard

News Briefs 17-03-2016

Isn't time Indy finally went to that 'A' place? You know, the one that ends with '-tlantis'??

Quote of the Day:

"The layman always means, when he says "reality" that he is speaking of something self-evidently known; whereas to me it seems the most important and exceedingly difficult task of our time is to work on the construction of a new idea of reality."

~Wolfgang Pauli

News Briefs 16-03-2016


  • Found: Lovecraft-Houdini manuscript.
  • Son of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood to burn punk memorabilia worth millions in protest of state-backed "40th Anniversary of Punk" celebrations.
  • A new book about Robert Anton Wilson is due in 2017.
  • Isaac Newton was the world's original counterfeiter cop.
  • The spiritual machines: What if artificial intelligence was enlightened?
  • Researcher finds Protestant Reformation secrets hidden in England's oldest print bible.
  • Black hole emitted red flashes with power of 1,000 suns, study reveals.
  • Cybersecurity official warns selfies may be used for 'black magic'.
  • Newly-found species shows Tyrannosaurus Rex had brains before might.
  • Your brain's music circuit has been discovered.
  • Study finds "Seasonal Affective Disorder" doesn't exist. :(
  • Occult collection of Doreen Valiente, the 'mother of modern witchcraft', to go on public display at Brighton's Preston Manor.
  • Life may have started shortly after Earth formed.
  • The Palpa Lines: created 1000 years prior to the Nazca lines.
  • High-power biological wheels and motors imaged for first time.
  • Scientists may have solved the mystery of the desert's 'fairy circles'.
  • No neocortex, Corvex? Why neuroscientists need to study the Crow.
  • The age of the fact, that began with the Magna Carta, is now over.
  • Scientists discover that the breathtaking Ellora Caves have been preserved by Hemp.
  • Tiny, 3,300-year-old metal weapons, possible war god offerings, discovered in Arabia.
  • The London Stone is to be rehoused.

Quote of the Day:

The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.

1984 by George Orwell

News Briefs 15-03-2016

And I for one welcome our new AI overlords...

Quote of the Day:

Since, in the long run, every planetary society will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring — not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive.

Carl Sagan

News Briefs 14-03-2016

Today is 14-3 for most of us - but for the Americans out there...

Quote of the Day:

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Charles R. Swindoll