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News Briefs 27-06-2014

"The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent;"

Quote of the Day:

“But if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — however mutable man may be able to make them — our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.”

S. Kubrick

News Briefs 26-06-2014

Meet the prophet the new millenium deserves, not the one it needs right now…

Thanks to Kat, Susan & Matthew.

Quote of the Day:

"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts."

~Richard Feynman

News Briefs 25-06-2014

I'm off to Japan next week for my birthday and a dream come true, so this'll be my last Grail post until August. You can follow my shenanigans via @levitatingcat, or hit me up on Facebook. PS If anyone can help me get into the sold out Studio Ghibli museum, let me know.

Quote of the Day:

For if every true love affair can feel like a journey to a foreign country, where you can’t quite speak the language, and you don’t know where you’re going, and you’re pulled ever deeper into the inviting darkness, every trip to a foreign country can be a love affair, where you’re left puzzling over who you are and whom you’ve fallen in love with....all good trips are, like love, about being carried out of yourself and deposited in the midst of terror and wonder.

~ Pico Iyer

News Briefs 24-06-2014

What he said...

Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.

John Mason

News Briefs 23-06-2014

A veritable Rainbow Cake of weird news.

Quote of the Day:

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton

News Briefs 20-06-2014

"Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing."

Quote of the Day:

“My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”

S. Hawking

News Briefs 19-06-2014

Another day of flooding & impossible traffic in this modern Tenochtitlán, puts me in the mood for a human sacrifice…

  • The secret for a durable religion? Mutation.
  • The Phoenix towers of China: Phallic Iconic & good for the environment.
  • Nessie a plesiosaur? Puh-leeease!
  • According to new study, dinosaurs were neither cold-blooded like reptiles, nor warm-blooded like birds & mammals.
  • Recreating the deadly Spanish flu virus --Ian Malcolm would NOT approve.
  • Dr. Jeff Meldrum explains his involvement in the abominable documentary Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives.
  • Has a Canadian company built the 1st quantum computer? Yes/No
  • Having heart problems? Take 2 Mozart CDs & call me in the morning.
  • THIS is why Elon Musk deserves to inherit Nicola Tesla's title of Coolest Inventor Alive.
  • Musk also wants to start sending humans to Mars in 10-12 years!
  • ...Oh, and in case you needed further proof of his awesomeness: Boom.
  • Double whammy: Finding dark energy & new alien planets, all for the same price.
  • New method to detect alien life: Sniffing out their farts.
  • John Lennon, a casualty of an intergalactic battle for the soul of Rock 'n Roll? That's what 'extraterrestrial expert' claims.
  • Is this the photo of a ghost in Alcatraz prison?
  • Red Pill of the Day: How to FINALLY convince your wife on getting that new UHD TV for your bedroom.

Thanks to Tlaloc & Huitzilopochtli

Quote of the Day:

"Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed against a determined competitor, but rather by the ability of a company to attract and motivate the world’s most talented engineers."

~Elon Musk

News Briefs 18-06-2014


Quote of the Day:

We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize that we only have one.

~ Tom "Loki" Hiddleston

News Briefs 17-06-2014

Oh, this must be Schrödinger's house…

Quote of the Day:

I love the Pope, I love seeing him in his Pope-Mobile, his three feet of bullet proof plexi-glass. That’s faith in action folks! You know he’s got God on his side.

Bill Hicks