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News Briefs 27-08-2015

"I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet. But your great-great-great grandkids are gonna love it."

Thanks to Leonardo and Michelangelo, for making me learn their art was worth the 4 ½ hours in line.

Quote of the Day:

"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."

~Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson.

News Briefs 26-08-2015

Tuck in

  • Stephen Hawking says he has a way to escape from a black hole.
  • Gorillas are showing signs of learning to talk, say researchers.
  • Can computers help us read the mind of nature?
  • Scientists created a wormhole in a lab that can transport magnetic waves via an extra spatial (or 'extra special' as they say in the article!) dimension.
  • The original 1952 Braxton County Monster drawing, found!
  • Should mars be independent, or just a colony of Earth?
  • Is this what our ancestors' language sounded like 6,000 years ago?
  • Petroglyphs left in Canada by Scandinavians 3,000 years ago?
  • We can’t find any alien neighbors and virtual reality might be to blame.
  • Burning Man: The Musical.
  • The mysterious Marree Man of outback Australia: largest geoglyph in the world.
  • Aztec 'human sacrifice' skull wall found in Mexico.
  • Mapping the Grim.
  • Interview with a weird satanist.

Quote of the Day:

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.

John Muir

News Briefs 25-08-2015

Man, video game graphics are getting realistic!

Quote of the Day:

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.

W.B Yeats

News Briefs 24-08-2015

In your face Verve! Apparently the drugs *do* work.

Thanks @tobadzistsini.

Quote of the Day:

Never cruel or cowardly. Never give up, never give in.

The Doctor(s)

News Briefs 21-08-2015

"To realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom."

Quote of the Day:

“The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.”

Bertrand Russell

News Briefs 20-08-2015

Rest in peace, Anne…

Quote of the Day:

"On the anniversary of my burst aneurysm in October of 2004, many people have asked me what I've learned. I've written about this extensively in many of my earlier diaries, but I thought I'd sum it up here. You might even call this diary "What I Learned from the Sick Year" (to paraphrase of the diet book I am posting, one chapter at a time, every week on this website).
I guess the simplest way to put it is, you must live out of love. You must operate from a basic platform of loving other people. This must be your stance as you go through life."

~Anne Strieber, "You Must Live Out of Love"

News Briefs 19-08-2015

Blowjobs and elves.

Thanks to Greg.

Quote of the Day:

Heresies are experiments in man's unsatisfied search for truth.

H. G. Wells

News Briefs 18-08-2015

Just in case you forgot, we've got a spaceship in orbit around Saturn sending us back photos of everything it's seeing...

Quote of the Day:

Mind has come up with this brilliant way of looking at the world — science — but it can’t look at itself. Science has no place for the mind. The whole of our science is based upon empirical, repeatable experiments. Whereas thought is not in that category, you can’t take thought into a laboratory. The essential fact of our existence, perhaps the only fact of our existence – our own thought and perception is ruled off-side by the science it has invented. Science looks at the universe, doesn’t see itself there, doesn’t see mind there, so you have a world in which mind has no place.

Alan Moore

News Briefs 17-08-2015

Australia, where even the cuddly-looking things want to attack you...

Thanks to @WeirdAustralia.

Quote of the Day:

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

Marcus Aurelius