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News Briefs 01-02-2016

It says a lot about the modern world when a Markov bot mashing up Sarah Palin quotes with Erowid trip reports makes more sense than what most politicians are saying. Or maybe that's just me...

Thanks Kat and @t3dy.

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Todd and I held it in, as long as the magic unfolded, and the economy sputtered to a halt and started screaming incoherently.

Sarowid Palin

News Briefs 29-01-2016

"Heaven is home. Utopia is here. Nirvana is now."

Quote of the Day:

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.”

Edward Abbey

News Briefs 28-01-2016

The Truth has still got it!

Thanks to Fox and Dana.

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"A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say."

~Italo Calvino

News Briefs 27-01-2016

News from multiple universes:

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Now I know what a ghost is. Unfinished business, that's what.

Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

News Briefs 26-01-2016

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Quote of the Day:

If you're not careful, the newspaper will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.

Malcolm X

News Briefs 25-01-2016

Welcome back, Scully and Mulder. If you're looking for fresh mysteries, you've got 14 years of Daily Grail news briefs to work through...

Quote of the Day:

Humanity has already achieved, technically, the total success all Utopians ever dreamed of; our problems now are entirely due to wrong thinking. We are in the tragic-comic predicament of two crazed men dying of thirst, fighting over a teaspoon of water in the middle of a rainstorm. We cannot see the rainstorm because we are hypnotized by emergency-reflexes fixated on the teaspoon.

Robert Anton Wilson

News Briefs 22-01-2016

"Deep down the consciousness of mankind is one."

Quote of the Day:

“Consciousness is much more of the implicate order than is matter.”

David Bohm

News Briefs 21-01-2016

By now it feels as if the 9th planet were the Leonardo DiCaprio of the solar system…

Thanks to Spain, for the REAL mission accomplished.

Quote of the Day:

"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."

~Edgar Allan Poe

News Briefs 20-01-2016

"Who does not understand should either learn, or be silent."

  • Heard it all before? Jack And The Beanstalk traced, via a group of stories classified as The Boy Who Stole Ogre's Treasure, to split between Eastern and Western Indo-European languages more than 5,000 years ago.
  • Scientists discover that a weak electrical field which carries slow-moving brainwaves around the brain could be behind the spread of sleep, theta waves and epileptic seizures, after decades of research. CFL light-bulb moment?
  • String theory might merge with the other theory of everything.
  • This 1917 map of Fairyland is like a Where's Waldo of fantasy easter eggs.
  • Mystery of the 'alien skulls' and Nazi briefcase found in remote mountain woods.
  • Reference to queen Neith-Hotep, co-founder of the First Dynasty, in 5000-year-old inscriptions carved by mining expeditions rewrites history of early Egyptian Pharaohs.
  • "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" may hold earliest painting of volcanic eruption.
  • On the Borderlands between Philosophy and Esotericism: an interview with Daily Grail blogger Gary Lachman.
  • Beauty is physics’ secret weapon: A Nobel laureate maps his path to discovery.
  • Prof Stephen Hawking: disaster on planet Earth is a near certainty. But imagine the odds against us getting this far...
  • Black hole sun could support bizarre life on orbiting planets.
  • Closer to home, a weird 'fish with legs'has been found by New Zealand snorkelers.
  • The Janus point and the two-headed arrow of time.
  • Cosmic particles inside pyramids could unlock mystery of how they were built.
  • But what is Mica, a powerful radioactive insulator doing in the pyramids of Teotihuacan?
  • Ants write architectural plans into the walls of their buildings.
  • Thoth's Storm: new evidence for Ancient Egyptians in Ireland?
  • Reassembling the Lost Library of 16th-Century Magician John Dee.
  • New John Dee discovery reveals resemblance to mother and a mysterious 'dwarf'.
  • John Dee painting originally had circle of human skulls, x-ray imaging reveals.
  • Psychical society faces giving up ghost.
  • Mysterious forest rings of northern Ontario mark location of "giant electrochemical cells".
  • A new study suggests dinosaurs munched on psychedelic fungus.
  • Photographer claims microscopic ice crystals in the sky reflect lights of town in Finland.
  • The 432Hz 'God' note: why fringe audiophiles want to topple standard tuning.
  • 'Cloudwalker' spotted from Easyjet.

Quote of the Day:

It is by the straight line and the circle that the first and most simple example and representation of all things may be demonstrated, whether such things be either non-existent or merely hidden under Nature's veils.

John Dee

News Briefs 18-01-2016

"Well I'm not a scientist. But I know all things begin and end in eternity."

Quote of the Day:
"A pair of wings, a different respiratory system, which enabled us to travel through space, would in no way help us, for if we visited Mars or Venus while keeping the same senses, they would clothe everything we could see in the same aspect as the things of the Earth. The only true voyage, the only bath in the Fountain of Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to see the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to see the hundred universes that each of them sees, that each of them is; and this we do, with great artists; with artists like these we do really fly from star to star."
- Marcel Proust