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News Briefs 13-05-2016

“The methods of science aren't foolproof, but they are indefinitely perfectible.”

With thanks to Kat!

Quote of the Day:

“The distinction between responsible moral agents and beings with diminished or no responsibility is coherent, real, and important.”

Daniel Dennett

News Briefs 12-05-2016

The first rule of Dunning-Kruger Club is...

Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

There’s enough [UFO] stories out there that I don’t think everybody is just sitting in their kitchen making them up."

Hillary Clinton

News Briefs 11-05-2016

I'm sure there's a turtle-y reasonable explanation…

  • NASA just detected oxygen in the Martian atmosphere.
  • Oldest known axe discovered in Australia, claim researchers.
  • Does the brain filter out a wider awareness?
  • Lessons from 'living cadavers'.
  • Will we ever know why Nazi leader Rudolf Hess flew to Scotland in the middle of World War II?
  • New evidence may help solve famous Rendlesham UFO incident.
  • Earth's mantle moves up and down 'like a yo-yo'.
  • Severe droughts explain the fall of the Maya.
  • NASA's Kepler Mission announces largest collection of planets ever discovered.
  • Japanese diver tends an underwater shinto shrine for 25 years, makes friends with a local fish. (h/t @metaleptic)
  • Psychedelic activists aren't the LSD-dropping hippie flakes you think they are.
  • Literally "knowing by heart": Signals from heart to brain prompt feelings of familiarity.
  • Russia's 'Satan II' missile to be deployed by 2018.
  • Why are Russia's journalists so prone to conspiracy theory? (Entertainingly bad English)

Quote of the Day:

Science is a turtle that says that its own shell encloses all things.

Charles Fort

News Briefs 10-05-2016

Earth is an alien planet...

Thanks Baldrick.

Quote of the Day:

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

News Briefs 09-05-2016

Heeeeeere's Skippy!

Thanks to @TheUFOTrail.

Quote of the Day:

One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem.

Alejandro Jodorowsky

News Briefs 06-05-2016

"Our responsibility is much greater than we might have supposed, because it involves all mankind."

Quote of the Day:

“The real nature of the present revealed itself: it was what exists, all that was not present did not exist.”

Jean Paul Sartre

News Briefs 05-05-2016

With so many people feeling this means the end of the world is nigh, just remember: *Every day* is the end of the world for someone, somewhere.

  • Brave New World: Biotech company granted ethical permission to use stem sell technology to stimulate the nervous system of brain-dead patients.
  • Bernardo Kastrup: You're being subtly deceived (again) by that recent LSD study.
  • IBM is letting anyone play with their quantum computer --anyone that knows HOW quantum computing works, that is.
  • When robots are instruments of male desire.
  • The self-powered camera is one of this year's Invention Award winners.
  • The good news: Ancient DNA reveals ancestry and migration history of modern Europeans.
  • The bad news: Rising seas are swamping our archeological heritage.
  • Global warming is slowly suffocating our oceans.
  • In order to control wild carp populations, Australians are giving them herpes. Wait, what?!
  • Planet 9 just got weirder.
  • Oh look, Canada will have its 1st National Public Hearing on UFOs. I wonder what kind of 'experts' they'll gather…
  • Sonic boom drama over Doncaster: Typhoon jets intercepting AirFrance airliner, or dogfight with UFO rising from the North Sea? You be the judge!
  • Turkish witness photographs oval UFO.
  • The things you learn by setting up a Google news alert for the word "Satanic."
  • Economic inequality between first class passengers and the rest of us lowly plebes, is the #1 cause of 'air rage' --that and the f$#%in baby crying on seat D27!!
  • Red Pill of the Day: Screenwriter issues formal apology for penning the script of Dragon Ball: Evolution. And you thought Majin Buu was the biggest redemption story in the whole saga!

Thanks to my uncle Juan Ramón. Buen viaje, tío!

Quote of the Day:

"Maybe this world is another planet's hell."

~Aldous Huxley

News Briefs 04-05-2016

Burn the Witch

Quote of the Day:

'Stars are never sleeping / Dead ones and the living'

David Bowie

News Briefs 03-05-2016

TFW when you start the week with good momentum, and all of a sudden...

Quote of the Day:

The Earth is mostly just a boneyard. But pretty in the sunlight.

Larry McMurtry