News Briefs 17-04-2013

Time stops for the Daily Grail News Briefs

  • Moore's Law thought experiment concludes life is older than Earth.
  • Psychic visit to haunted chamber under Edinburg's Royal Mile earns £40k for children's hospital.
  • The Hanging Gardens of Babylon Nineveh.
  • Cracking the Voynich code.
  • Why doctors should give you LSD (maybe).
  • Transparent brains. Do you see what I'm thinking?
  • Computer modelling of the Easter Island statue Hoa Hakananai'a unlocks the story of the Island's birdman cult.
  • Has Sir Walter Raleigh's missing 'El Dorado' ship been found?
  • Deep-sea fossils yield traces of 2 million-year-old radioactive supernova debris.
  • Are great scientists always heretics?
  • A "Neolithic theme park" in Mid Wales?
  • Cattle damage famous Bronze Age monument Mên-an-Tol.
  • Who owns our genes?
  • Feeling of being watched 'hardwired in brain'.
  • Sonnengewehr, the Nazi Sun Gun.
  • Iranian time machine report pulled.
  • Massive geyser erupts in Russian parking lot.
  • Shrinking proton mystery.
  • A whale-like Loch Ness monster sighting.

Quote of the Day:

The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you

David Foster Wallace


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Inannawhimsey's picture
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All that lives is holy, life delights in life.

--William Blake

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Russia is having a bad year, isn't it?


...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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There are so many reports of anachronistic animal sightings historically that I don't know why Nessie should not be considered for inclusion in that category, i.e. that these bizarre manifestations might be the product of time slips or multidimensional bleedthroughs. Once you have "seen a ghost" as I have the notion of transdimensional manifestation becomes far more palatable, and the idea that animals can slip through time as well becomes a much more mundane possibility.

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I love the scene in The Men Who Stare at Goats, the movie, where one of the psychic spies tells the reporter/narrator that Nessie is the ghost of a dinosaur. :)