News Briefs 21-01-2013

Have a look at this brilliant video, posted by Richard in last Monday's comments:
Psychic Parrot - telepathy research by Rupert Sheldrake.

Quote of the Day:

Whether we acknowledge it or not, we all yearn for care when we suffer. When we can’t get genuine caring, we seek out the medical version: spendy and sometimes even counterproductive treatments. Some $210 billion is wasted annually on overtreatment, according to the Institute of Medicine, while a Medicare study found that overly aggressive treatment kills some 30,000 people a year. As a result, the number of U.S. adults who die from too much medicine is now higher than the number who die for lack of it.

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faoladh's picture
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It's interesting that the Russian site gives a credit for the photo of the supposed ancient gear that clearly points to this picture which is clearly labeled on Wikipedia (the source of the photo) as an iodine crystal. I'd suppose that it could be argued that they chose the picture as representative, rather than being an actual photo of the alleged object, but I think that it is instead a simple hoax.

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Just having a bit of fun. ;-)

Russian media can be very entertaining -- in small doses.

I loved this reporter's explanation of physics:
Japan to turn into one giant roller coaster.

You never know what you're going to find under Pravda's, errr, imaginative headlines:
Russia's Golden Age to start in 2013, Russian Nostradamus said.

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The smallest feline is a masterpiece. - Leonardo da Vinci

And a miracle . . .

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See video
/> ..but if they could talk, would we still hurt them, would we still abuse them...I believe we would, and that's what's really tragic.

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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you know how i know that first doctor is a real doctor....dat mustache ;) I loved the interviews with the stoner cats, sad to say i knew someone who's cat got into the pot brownies. Think about it, cats have a legal drug that we buy them....what the fuck is wrong here??!!!
...go easy on those eebees kids...

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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It's possible this video will only be appreciated by those of a certain generation.

Now, where'd I put that old lava lamp?...

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...I may be young but I had to watch films like this in my science classes. I remember the films very well (hint the "Look Around You" reference)

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

Kat's picture
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I wonder if schools are still handing out those questionaires that begin with 'Have you ever...' and 'How often...'?

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that i do not know, but the film we had to watch in chemistry about how to handle chemicals and broken glass scared the crap out of me. i could never make it as an alchemist.....

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................