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  • 'Farout!' Newfound Object Is the Farthest Solar System Body Ever Spotted

    12/18/2018 2:56:36 AM PST · by Candor7 · 39 replies ^ | December 17, 2018 01:00pm ET | Sarah Lewin, Associate Editor
    ( Video at Link) A newly discovered object is the most-distant body ever observed in the solar system — and the first object ever found orbiting at more than 100 times the distance from Earth to the sun. The discovery team nicknamed the object "Farout," and its provisional designation from the International Astronomical Union is 2018 VG18. Preliminary research suggests it's a round, pinkish dwarf planet. The same team spotted a faraway dwarf planet nicknamed "The Goblin" in October. A newly discovered object is the most-distant body ever observed in the solar system — and the first object ever found...
  • 'Farout!' Newfound Object Is the Farthest Solar System Body Ever Spotted

    12/17/2018 1:54:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies ^ | December 17, 2018 01:00pm ET | Sarah Lewin,
    The discovery team nicknamed the object "Farout," and its provisional designation from the International Astronomical Union is 2018 VG18. Preliminary research suggests it's a round, pinkish dwarf planet. The same team spotted a faraway dwarf planet nicknamed "The Goblin" in October. The object is more than 3.5 times the current distance between Pluto and the sun (34 AU), and it outpaces the previous farthest-known solar system object, the dwarf planet Eris, which is currently about 96 AU from the sun. NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft recently entered interstellar space at about 120 AU, leaving the sun's "sphere of influence" called the...
  • Does anybody remember John Denver?

    01/13/2018 9:46:22 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 182 replies
    Most likely people under age 40 have no idea who John Denver was. He had a string of pop hits. Then he died in a airplane crash in some sort of experimental plane? He might have been a goofy granola-eating liberal but he did write some pretty good songs in the "folk-rock" style back in the 1970s. His first big success was writing a song called "Leaving On A Jet Plane" which was a big hit for Peter, Paul & Mary, another group of granola eating liberals. His real life name was Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. Yikes, that's a mouthful....
  • Marijuana expected to become legal in Washington DC

    10/31/2014 1:02:51 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | Raf Sanchez
    In a referendum next week, voters in the US capital look likely to legalise marijuana The fresh air of the White House’s rose garden may soon be fragrant with the smell of cannabis. On November 4 - while other Americans are voting for their senators and congressman - residents of Washington DC are expected to vote overwhelmingly to legalise marijuana. The referendum would go beyond decriminalisation and give the drug full legal status, meaning it may one day be possible to set up a dope shop across the street from the halls of Congress. A yes vote in the US...
  • U.S. addicts killed Mexican hero

    01/02/2010 5:35:36 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 118 replies · 2,590+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 2, 2010 | Editorial
    When Neil Young warbled about the needle and the damage done; when Steppenwolf begged for God to damn the pusher; the focus was on the drug, its harmful effects and the evil people who sold it on the street. Good people have tried to slow the scourge of mind-altering drugs, calling for everything from brutal enforcement ("... (I)f I were the president of this land ... I'd declare total war on The Pusher man/I'd cut him if he stands, and I'd shoot him if he'd run/Yes I'd kill him with my Bible and my razor and my gun," sang Steppenwolf...
  • Space Station Comes Together

    06/04/2009 8:30:09 AM PDT · by Young Werther · 5 replies · 463+ views
    USA Today ^ | June 4, 209 | anon
    The International Space Station construction sequence
  • Tell me about the '60s (vanity)

    01/09/2007 9:18:52 AM PST · by HungarianGypsy · 948 replies · 12,278+ views
    I am wanting to write a story based on a young adult in the 1960s. Since I was born in 1973 all I really know is what I studied in books. But, I want to get beyond love beads and LSD. I want to be able to write this as it really was. I know it's said if you remember the '60s you weren't really there. But, if anyone does remember I would appreciate reading your stories and facts. Thank you.
  • Former Presidential Candidate George McGovern to Discuss Iraq Exit Strategy With Democrats

    11/10/2006 6:04:41 AM PST · by OKSooner · 84 replies · 1,286+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11-10-06 | AP
    Friday , November 10, 2006 LINCOLN, Nebraska — George McGovern, the former senator and 1972 Democratic presidential candidate, said he will meet with more than 60 members of Congress next week to recommend a strategy to remove U.S. troops from Iraq by June. If Democrats don't take steps to end the war in Iraq soon, they won't be in power very long, McGovern told reporters Thursday before a speech at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Greens set out to monitor Burning Man fair (Think it may contribute to "Global Warming")

    09/02/2006 6:02:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 15,585+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9/2/06 | Catherine Elsworth
    A counter-culture arts festival which champions alternative living is being vetted by environmentalists for its contribution to global warming. Burning Man bans the sale of anything but ice and coffee and declares clothing optional. The festival, which is expected to draw nearly 40,000 people to the Nevada desert this week, is described as an "experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance". It has few rules, no structure and features performances, installation art and music, which culminate in the symbolic burning of a large wooden man. A group of San Francisco scientists, calling themselves Cooling Man, have...
  • Dean: 'We're About to Enter the '60s Again'

    06/28/2006 6:22:48 AM PDT · by OB1kNOb · 236 replies · 4,046+ views ^ | June 28, 2006 | Randy Hall
    America is about to revisit one of the most turbulent decades in its history, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told a religious conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. "We're about to enter the '60s again," Dean said, but he was not referring to the Vietnam War or racial tensions. Dean said he is looking for "the age of enlightenment led by religious figures who want to greet Americans with a moral, uplifting vision." "The problem is when we hit that '60s spot again, which I am optimistic we're about to hit, we have to make sure that we don't...
  • Please Zot me!!! Please!!!

    04/01/2006 6:34:25 AM PST · by Avenger · 243 replies · 6,141+ views
    Ok, it has been a real pleasure chatting with everyone here on FR (well, just about everyone anyways) but it's time for me to move on. I've got some work to do that is going to require 110% effort from me for extended period of time and I can't have any distractions whatsoever. I'll stop by from time to time but am afraid if I still have my account I will be tempted to post and then - as is my wont - get into silly, useless debates about things I a) don't really care about, or b) don't know...
  • Calif. Marijuana Seizures Up 20 Percent

    08/28/2005 5:59:52 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 65 replies · 1,030+ views ^ | 8 28 05 | The Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Agents have seized more than $2.6 billion worth of marijuana plants this year, already surpassing last year's season total by 20 percent, authorities said. The state Department of Justice's annual Campaign Against Marijuana Planting, or CAMP, is still a month away from wrapping up operations after the season peak at the end of September. The raids, many in remote, forested terrain, pit agents against often heavily armed guards protecting their marijuana plots. About three weeks ago, a grower was shot dead and a state Fish and Game warden was wounded during a raid on a 22,000-plant pot farm...
  • Federalism, Up in Smoke?

    06/07/2005 1:41:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies · 1,007+ views
    NRO ^ | June 07, 2005 | Jonathan H. Adler
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend Version June 07, 2005, 9:21 a.m. Federalism, Up in Smoke? The Supreme Court upholds a sweeping justification of federal power. In 1996, California became the first of nine states to decriminalize the medical use of marijuana. Although California law allows doctors to prescribe marijuana under state law, the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) prohibits the use, cultivation, or possession of marijuana for any purpose. Seeking relief from a variety of painful symptoms, Angel McClary Raich challenged the federal prohibition on constitutional grounds. Among other things, Raich argued that insofar as the...
  • SUPREME COURT RULING: You can arrest those using marijuana for medical purposes

    06/06/2005 7:16:18 AM PDT · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 1,271 replies · 20,324+ views
    Per Fox News: The Supreme Court has ruled Medical Marijuana as illegal.
  • Simulations Reveal Surprising News About Black Holes

    03/28/2005 7:17:40 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 22 replies · 1,165+ views
    For more than 30 years, astrophysicists have believed that black holes can swallow nearby matter and release a tremendous amount of energy as a result. Until recently, however, the mechanisms that bring matter close to black holes have been poorly understood, leaving researchers puzzled about many of the details of the process. Now, however, computer simulations of black holes developed by researchers, including two at The Johns Hopkins University, are answering some of those questions and challenging many commonly held assumptions about the nature of this enigmatic phenomenon. "Only recently have members of the research team -- John Hawley and...
  • Oxygen not booze draw students to local bar (new-era neohippy funny stuff)

    10/04/2003 4:12:59 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 10 replies · 304+ views ^ | October 4, 2003 | AP
    <p>LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) -- There was no chance of students getting drunk by bellying up to a bar on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.</p> <p>The bar was serving bottled oxygen, not booze.</p> <p>"I'm not wasted," UNL student Tim Randall, 23, said after inhaling 97-percent pure oxygen for about five minutes. "I'm more relaxed."</p>
  • BioWar - (VERY unusual and interesting article on secret NSA developments...)

    11/25/2002 5:25:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies · 359+ views
    Wired Magazine Archives ^ | FR Post 11-25-2002 (Issue 4.11 - Nov 1996 ) | Ed Regis
    Issue 4.11 - Nov 1996 BioWar Wake-up call! Some of the world's farthest-out, cutting-edge, and high-technodazzle biotech thinking is now being done not by scientists and academics, but by the military. By Ed Regis On May 9 1996, by email, I received an invitation to attend a biotechnology workshop at the Army War College. The combination did not add up - not immediately. The biotech industry, after all, was engaged mainly in making new drugs or making old ones by new methods: you fiddled with the genes of certain microorganisms and tricked them into producing insulin, human growth hormone,...
  • Web Builders

    08/23/2002 7:16:25 PM PDT · by ramdalesh · 90 replies · 324+ views
    ramdalesh | Aug, 23, 2002 | Michael Welch
    Web Building is not a crime. But where do we draw the line. There are those unfortunate, misguided souls who have learned that technology is an opportunity to indulge. To splurge. This is where I take the liberty to ask. Where does one "get off" to purchase web cams, and invite others to come enjoy the party at their house? Come enjoy the party at my house. This is tea, this is coffee, and there's the door. Duoowhore. what is the dhoore doing in my cyberhouse? what is the door doing in my cyberhouse? If you are learned and literate....