”The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.”
- Measuring the speed of a monster black hole.
- When black holes kill.
- Earth-shields-- Activate!
- Scientists witness asteroid break up for the first time.
- Thirteen year-old amateur nuclear scientist builds fusion reactor.
- Remnants of a hidden world?
- Secret of planet-forming disks, unlocked?
- Dishwashers… In… Space.
- Take-off aborted after jet strikes... fish?
- The study of voluntary OBEs.
- Spreading the tribo-electric buzz.
- Not to be confused with the trilobite buzz.
- The birth of origami computers?
- Steering the arrow of time.
- The Simpsons En Francais.
- Space War needs new recruits.
- This week’s evidence of the pending robo-pocalypse… Superhuman bionic drummers and exo-skeletons.
Quote of the Day:
“There is no belief, however foolish, that will not gather its faithful adherents who will defend it to the death.”
That was one small step for a Charolastra, one giant leap for Mexican filmmakers.
- Aningaak: Companion short story to Gravity, directed by Jonas Cuarón.
- NASA is beginning preparations for a (possible) future mission to Europa.
- The biggest challenge for colonizing Mars: Defeat boredom.
- A 30-meter asteroid just flew above our heads.
- Here's a double whammy of Hidden Experience audio conversations: Alien experiencer Suzanne Chancellor & UFO researcher Richard Dolan.
- Stonehenge is like a sacred 'prehistoric glockenspiel'; which leaves only 1 question: What the F#$K is a glockenspiel??
- Cahokia was the 1st 'melting pot' of North America.
- The X-Files risk to Global Warming: Resuscitation of ancient viruses.
- Your guacamole days may soon be over, my dear Chipotle customers.
- Real-life Barbie doll wants to live off air & light --I think her head is pretty filled by now…
- Sanjay Gupta is a man on a mission --and that mission is to extol the benefits of medical marijuana.
- Considering the therapeutic value of LSD.
- Is Buddhism turning into the designer drug for the 1%?
- Is Ray Kurzweil's ignorance in how to make coffee proof that he's an MIB, or simply that he's never lived without a maid?
- Researching quantum computing while spinning on the dance floor.
- Red Pill of the Day: Forget about The Wolf of Wall Street! Watch instead The Worf of Starfleet.
Quote of the Day:
"Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution."
The world's richest 15 people are collectively worth more than $700billion. That means they could pretty much give away $100 to every person on Earth if they wanted to and still remain billionaires…
- Another Martian meteorite is reviving the debate over life on the Red Planet.
- I'm no scientist, but I'm pretty sure our Sun just ejaculated… (please, someone set that video to porn music)
- Astronaut Leory Chiao opens up about his 2005 UFO sighting aboard the International Space Station.
- Just how many Roswell theories are there anyhow?
- Scientists continue to theorise about the cause of 'earthquake lights'.
- Space elevators are totally possible (and will make rockets seem dumb).
- UFO invasion planned for April 5th.
- When Beatles guitarist George Harrison died, a mysterious light filled the room.
- Futurist says we'll one day use lasers to beam our minds into space. Until then, we have DMT.
- More about Michio Kaku's new book The Future of the Mind in this story over at The Daily Beast.
- Wasp species stings cockroaches in ridiculously precise locations of their brains so that they can enslave them as a zombie food source for their young.
- Mississippi man found alive in body bag at funeral home.
- 30,000-year-old giant virus found deep beneath the Siberian permafrost 'comes back to life'. <--- A news story, not a horror story set-up.
- The science is in: Elephants are even smarter than we realised (with video examples).
- First glimpse of ocean life at bottom of a previously unexplored 4.5-mile-deep trench.
- Could sugar power cell phones of the future?
- Revealed: how climate change ended humanity's first great civilisations.
- Evidence that humans have been collecting fossils for hundreds of thousands of years.
- The Invisible Peak: A short film about the restoration of a sacred site after the military bulldozed it and filled it with toxic chemicals.
- Protest planned at TED offices on one year anniversary of the controversial removal of Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake's TED talks.
- Image(s) of the Day: 18 incredible pictures from the Hindu festival Maha Shivaratri.
Quote of the Day:
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Invent your own mythology or be slave to another man’s.
- Nine new Qumran scrolls discovered.
- Revealed: The UFO-Files of the German secret service BND.
- Einstein's lost theory found hiding in plain sight.
- The plan to wipe out Earth’s Van Allen belts with radio wave technology.
- Imaginary friends go mainstream – more children have them than ever. Us adults have social media.
- Have enormous megaliths been discovered in Southern Siberia, or are they a rare product of nature?
- Liquid machines promise new era of soft robots. Wouldn't call the T-1000 'soft' to his face.
- Genes for antibiotic resistance found in fourteenth century fossil turd.
- Brent Raynes looks into the Gateway Stone mystery at Alternate Perception.
- Welcome (back) to the Pliocene?
- In case your reading list isn't long enough, here's Brian Eno's list for the Long Now's Manual for Civilisation collection.
- RT covers the Bizarre Rituals of the Über Elite (h/t to Disinformation).
- 10 leading cryptozoology-linked locations in Britain.
- How the Ouija Board got its name.
- Makeshift meth lab found inside Bowen’s giant 3 storey high mango following theft.
- Human Barbie tries to 'subsist on light and air alone'.
- Roadworthy Batmobile goes on sale for $1m.
- Sea sapphire, nature's LED.
Quote of the Day:
God is not merely a possibility, not merely a conclusion, but the starting point for any understanding at all.
A summary of all the stories and news briefs posted on The Daily Grail over the past week - check 'em out if you missed any:
- Heart Surgeon Confirms Near-Death Experience Account That Challenges Modern Science
- Rupert Sheldrake on 'The Extended Mind'
- News Briefs 24-02-2014 (Monday)
- UFOs Finally Turn Up in Documents Leaked by Edward Snowden
- News Briefs 25-02-2014 (Tuesday)
- Once You See the Face, You Might Just Shirt Yourself
- Alan Watts on 'The World of Man and Nature'
- News Briefs 26-02-2014 (Wednesday)
- UFO Invasion Planned for April 5th
- News Briefs 27-02-2014 (Thursday)
- Have Russians Discovered Ancient 'Super-Megalithic' Architecture in Siberia?
- The Shape-Shifting Son of God
- News Briefs 28-02-2014 (Friday)
- EdgeScience #17 Available for Download
- Pulling The Cosmic Trigger - The Kazimier, Liverpool, UK, 23 February 2014
Have a good weekend!
“You see things; and say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and say "Why not?”
- An asteroid world unto itself.
- The shuttle rescue mission that wasn’t.
- There goes a supernova, what a pushover. The brightest in years…
- Caught in the web of a Black Widow star.
- Water, water everywhere.
- Bored with life on Mars?
- The Big Bang’s mirror image.
- Martian craters, by any other name?
- Zombie super-earths vs. the ‘habitable’ zone?
- The star of Jupiter?
- Evolved consciousness?
- When body-parts went viral.
- The bottled lightning of quantum electric dewdrops.
- Speaking the language of the brain.
- The Battle of Los Angeles, 72 years later.
- A whale of a tale, solved?
- Japan wants W.A.L.L-E to clean up space.
- Science Channel asks, 'Are We Alone'?
- Bill Hicks, 20 years later.
- Batman vs. Terminator.
- Omni advertisements revisit past 80’s glory.
- This week’s proof of the looming robot uprising… ‘Bots hit ground running.
With thanks to RMG for links and special props to Kat for her expert handling of last Friday’s news! Thanks again!
Quote of the Day:
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
G. Bernard Shaw
Now THIS gets me all Kaiju'd up!!
- Earth expected to be habitable for another 1.75 billion years --unless you-know-who has something to say about it…
- Water vapor detected in exoplanet Tau Boötis b. Confirmation of Black Knight's transmission?
- You want MORE exoplanets, you say? Well NASA has just hit the motherload!
- The Men who Stare at Jon Ronson… in zero g.
- A Star Trek theme park scheduled for 2015? MAKE IT SO.
- Here's a short clip from Mike Clelland's kickass presentation at this year's International UFO conference. After this, you'll want to knOWL more!
- The Grimerica Show invites Howard Martin to talk about the Global Coherence Initiative. Follow your heart & click HERE.
- Skying with the Dalai Lama. I'm sure his holiness had a better performance than this pathetic charro-clad athlete...
- Brain scans show jazz musicians are rapping when they're jamming --you dig?
- Einstein's lost theory uncovered --I kinda guess why it got misplaced in the 1st place…
- Is this the swan song for Bitcoin? [More]
- Classic 1977 Champ photo on public display for the 1st time.
- Jack's back! Big Trouble In Little China comic book coming soon.
- Bill's back, too! Uh… Kinda. New art from Bill Watterson for upcoming documentary --in which he makes an appearance!
- Because sometimes you CAN find a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow.
- Red Pill of the Day: The REAL victims of marijuana legalization.
Thanks to Kat, Rick, Jared, Martin Clemens & Egon Spengler.
Quote of the Day:
"I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively instead of skeptically and dictatorially."
Hey, don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.
- Remembering Bill Hicks, who died 20 years ago today.
- Dr Jim Tucker talks about children who remember past lives.
- Rick Doblin, Ph.D., shares his ibogaine experience.
- Rak Razam talks about his ayahuasca film, Aya: Awakenings.
- Brain scans show jazz musicians literally speak music.
- It's time to accept that elephants are empathetic beings.
- Bhutan will be the first country to return to 100% organic.
- In pictures: the race to save Afghanistan's ancient Buddhist city.
- Desert Breath: massive landscape art in the Egyptian Sahara.
- British Museum paints a prettier picture of the Vikings.
- The ocean reveals hidden petroglyphs in Hawaii.
- The side effects from geoengineering would be disastrous.
- Water vapour found in the atmosphere of an alien planet.
- Spectacular photos of this week's Moon & Venus conjunction.
- UFOs & Edward Snowden: leaked docs used in psyops shenanigans.
- UFO on radar causes India's air force to scramble a jet in pursuit.
- All issues of Starlog Magazine are now online, for free.
- Packs of
chupacabraschihuahuas are running amuck in Phoenix, AZ.
- Crikey! A giant, surfing crocodile forces a beach to close.
- Sea sapphires: be entranced by this beautiful creature of the sea.
- Starling murmurations, or feathered fractals in the skies.
- Utterly adorable photos of a Japanese grandmother & her cat.
Thanks Greg, Kat, & The Anomalist.
Quote of the Day:
"I left in love, in laughter and in truth. Wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit."
~ Bill Hicks
RIP Harold Ramis (aka Dr. Egon Spengler), writer of Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day, a man who made me laugh hard and often during my teens. Thank you sir and safe voyaging...
- Man who 'died' for 45 minutes and had a near-death experience talks about his experience.
- Heart surgeon confirms near-death experience account that challenges mainstream scientific view of consciousness.
- Could SETI be funded via a lottery with a cash prize?
- Mysterious glowing 'butterfly cloud' in Alaskan sky was a fuel vent related to a rocket launch.
- Strange 200-year-old bone cylinder that mystified archaeologists turns out to be a feminine hygiene product.
- Largest recorded meteorite impact on the Moon captured on video.
- Is information physical?
- Your gut bacteria can affect your mind. So can they be hacked to make you smarter?
- The puzzle of the Universe's giant cosmic sparks.
- Strange state of matter found in chicken's eye.
- Research by French neurosurgeons sheds light on the neural basis of consciousness and dreams. Although the end of the post could just suggest the opposite...
- Every night at the same time, hundreds of Swedish students scream their anxieties into the sky, creating the 'Flogsta Roar'.
- Turns out last week's Viking (non-)apocalypse was just a marketing stunt.
- Was major security flaw in Apple operating system actually an NSA backdoor?
- Bible in front pocket may have saved bus driver's life during early morning shooting.
- Visit the Rat Temple, where 20,000 roaming rodents are worshipped by locals.
- More proof a giant prehistoric shark did not swim with the Nazis. And it sounded so plausible!
- Image of the Day: The thin blue line.
Quote of the Day:
My career happened as a result of a tremendous synergy of all the talented people I've worked with, all helping each other, all connecting, and reconnecting in different combinations. So…identify talented people around you and then instead of going into competition with them, or trying to wipe them out, make alliances, make creative friendships that allow you and your friends to grow together
- Oldest piece of the planet found on Australian sheep farm. We evolved from sheepsh#t?
- Has the legendary Nibelung Treasure been found?
- Are people breeding 'chupacabras'?
- The surveillance state is metaphorical: They’re already in your head.
- Sealed bottle garden still thriving after 53 years.
- Could scientists at Stanford’s Bio-X lab have discovered how to end pain as we know it using light?
- Could Ayahuasca cure cancer?
- Ray Kurzweil, Google's new Director of Engineering, on the rise of the robots.
- Extraterrestrial dispersal vectors. Pigs in spaaaaaace!
- What would happen to your body on Mars?
- Assuming you are allowed to go there…
- Dr David Clarke asks "Where are the UFO whistleblowers?"
- What sleep paralysis looks like: a victim recreates his visions in photographs.
- Zombie sinkhole apocalypse or, if you prefer: Coffin-shaped depressions swallow graves in Gravesend cemetery.
- Northern lights create a dragon's head.
- Everything you need to know about corpse wax.
- Sea level rise the interactive map.
Link thanks to Greg and Cat
Quote of the Day:
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.