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  • Fireball ‘as bright as the moon’ lands in Lake Huron

    01/25/2020 7:30:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    ML Live ^ | 01/25/2020 | Tanda Gmiter
    Peter Brown, a professor in Western University’s physics and astronomy department, tweeted a series of photos of the spectacle. He dubbed it the Kintail fireball, for the spot near the Canadian shoreline of Lake Huron where it was believed to have crossed over before going into the water. On a map, Kintail is directly across the lake from Michigan’s Thumb. “Kintail fireball orbit from last night place origins firmly from the asteroid belt. The initial mass was somewhere between a few to ten kilograms - softball sized. Not quite as bright as the full moon," Brown posted on Twitter. Fireballs...
  • Supreme Court allows lawsuit against Flint city officials to advance (Flint Water Crisis)

    01/21/2020 3:08:45 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 21 2020 | Harper Neidig
    The Supreme Court will allow a lawsuit to move forward against Flint, Mich., officials over their role in the city's public health crisis following its decision to switch water sources in 2014. The court said on Tuesday it would not hear an appeal from city officials after lower courts denied their efforts to have the case dismissed. After the city's decision to change water sources from Lake Huron to the Flint River, which had been widely considered to be contaminated, Flint residents reported widespread cases of hair loss, skin rashes, Legionnaire's disease and lead poisoning. Twelve people died from Legionnaire's...
  • A Full Third Of Flint’s Emergency $390 Million Water Funds Did Not Go To Clean Water

    01/16/2020 8:13:26 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | January 15, 2020 9:01 PM ET | Luke Rosiak Investigative Reporter
    Flint, Michigan, received $390 million in state funding for its water crisis, but as much has gone to economic and social development as has gone to safe drinking water, state spending data show. The funds have paid for free daycare for kids too young to have been impacted by the main crisis, according to state records, and for basketball, according to a book; residents are even being paid $50 to sign up for other government benefits. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a Flint activist, said the money has enabled “the stuff progressives dream about,” and a state budget spokesman said local officials...
  • Dems are livid over Flint’s lead-laced water — but de Blasio gets a pass

    07/18/2018 4:37:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/17/18 | Corey M. Stern
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is a Republican. Mayor Bill de Blasio is a Democrat. Both men find themselves at the center of crises, which collectively involve thousands of children likely brain-damaged from exposure to lead. **SNIP** On Nov. 7, 2017, de Blasio was re-elected to a second term. Two weeks later, he admitted he knew one year earlier that NYCHA was falsifying documents regarding lead-based paint inspections. Sanders could have called for de Blasio’s resignation, as he did with Snyder. Instead, he personally swore in de Blasio for his second term on Jan. 1, 2018.
  • VIDEO: Hilarious TDS Meltdown at Coffee Shop

    01/16/2020 9:56:10 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 16, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO A customer ordering coffee had an extreme TDS meltdown. The results were absolutely HILARIOUS as you can see. Be sure to watch all of it for the LMAO ending.
  • Archaeologist argues world's oldest temples were not temples at all

    10/07/2011 2:07:06 PM PDT · by decimon · 26 replies
    University of Chicago Press Journals ^ | October 6, 2011 | Unknown
    Ancient structures uncovered in Turkey and thought to be the world's oldest temples may not have been strictly religious buildings after all, according to an article in the October issue of Current Anthropology. Archaeologist Ted Banning of the University of Toronto argues that the buildings found at Göbekli Tepe may have been houses for people, not...gods. The buildings at Göbekli, a hilltop just outside of the Turkish city of Urfa, were found in 1995 by Klaus Schmidt of the German Archaeological Institute and colleagues from the Şanlıurfa Museum in Turkey. The oldest of the structures at the site are immense...
  • ...Flintstone Workshop of Neanderthals in... Poland... approx. 60,000 years old

    03/20/2019 9:37:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    Science in Poland ^ | March 13, 2019 | Szymon Zdzieblowski
    They probably appeared in Poland approximately 300,000 years ago. The oldest stone tools they used, discovered on the Vistula, are over 200,000 years old, and the remains are over 100,000 years old. "On the bank of the river in Pietraszyno, we discovered an unprecedented amount of flint products - 17,000 - abandoned by Neanderthals approximately 60,000 years ago" - says Dr. Andrzej Wisniewski from the Institute of Archaeology, University of Wroclaw. Since 2018, the researcher has been conducting joint excavations with researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig in the framework of a National Science Centre...
  • The ancient people in the high-latitude Arctic had well-developed trade

    02/26/2019 1:53:17 PM PST · by Openurmind · 33 replies
    Popular Achaeology ^ | 2/23/19 | Staff
    AKSON RUSSIAN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION—Russian scientists studied the Zhokhov site of ancient people, which is located in the high-latitude Arctic, and described in detail the way of life of the ancient people who had lived there. It turned out that, despite the sparsely populated area, the ancient people had communicated with representatives of other territories and had even exchanged various objects with them through some kind of the fairs. Zhokhov Island, located at 76º N in the New Siberian Islands, 440 kilometers north of the modern coast of the East Siberian Sea, belongs to the High Arctic. Here, the Zhokhov...
  • Oldest evidence of arrows found

    08/26/2010 9:42:23 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 1+ views
    bbc ^ | 26 August 2010 | Victoria Gill
    Researchers in South Africa have revealed the earliest direct evidence of human-made arrows. The scientists unearthed 64,000 year-old "stone points", which they say were probably arrow heads. Closer inspection of the ancient weapons revealed remnants of blood and bone that provided clues about how they were used. The team reports its findings in the journal Antiquity. The arrow heads were excavated from layers of ancient sediment in Sibudu Cave in South Africa. During the excavation, led by Professor Lyn Wadley from the University of the Witwatersrand, the team dug through layers deposited up to 100,000 years ago.
  • The Evidence is Cut in Stone: A Compelling Argument for Lost High Technology in Ancient Egypt

    12/03/2019 12:54:33 PM PST · by wildbill · 151 replies
    Ancient Origens ^ | August 2017 | Brien Forrester
    Most people know of the great construction achievements of the dynastic Egyptians such as the pyramids and temples of the Giza Plateau area as well as the Sphinx. Many books and videos show depictions of vast work forces hewing blocks of stone in the hot desert sun and carefully setting them into place. However, some of these amazing works could simply not have been made by these people during the time frame that we call dynastic Egypt. Up until the 7th century BC there was very little iron present in Egypt, as this material only became commonly used once the...
  • Stone tools reveal modern human-like gripping capabilities 500,000 years ago

    08/21/2018 3:03:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | August 20, 2018 | University of Kent
    Research carried out at the University of Kent demonstrates that a technique used to produce stone tools that were first found half a million years ago is likely to have needed a modern human-like hand... This research is the first to link a stone tool production technique known as 'platform preparation' to the biology of human hands. Demonstrating that without the ability to perform highly forceful precision grips, our ancestors would not have been able to produce advanced types of stone tool like spear points. The technique involves preparing a striking area on a tool to remove specific stone flakes...
  • Clovis Points -- PaleoIndian Boy Scout Knives?

    09/15/2013 2:20:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    Ohio Historical Society Archaeology Blog ^ | September 8, 2013 | Brad Lepper
    Clovis points are undeniably special. For one thing, they are among the oldest artifacts in America. (Some archaeologists would remove the qualification and say they are THE oldest, but the evidence and arguments for a pre-Clovis human presence in the Americas are compelling -- at least to me.) In addition to being really old, 13,000 years old give or take a century or two, Clovis points also are large, beautifully-crafted, often made from high-quality flint, and at least occasionally were used to kill mammoths and mastodons. Because a few have been found in direct association with the bones of these...
  • Modern flint expert 'reverse engineers' Neanderthal stone axes... our ancestors were...

    01/26/2012 8:19:28 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 24th, 2012 | Rob Waugh
    Researchers at the University of Kent have recreated the processes Neanderthals used to produce sharp flint axes, and found that our ancestors were skilled engineers. A modern-day 'flintknapper' replicated the sharpening processes that Neanderthals used to create tools -- a sort of modern 'reverse engineering' of ancient techniques in use by three kinds of early 'hominin' including Neanderthals as early as 300,000 years ago. The researchers found that Neanderthals could shape 'elegant' stone tools -- shaping them to be hard-wearing, easily sharpened and with a perfectly balanced centre of gravity. The reproduction of how Neanderthals worked shows that it is...
  • Local high school teacher says her car was stolen by student (Michigan)

    09/15/2019 7:22:53 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 81 replies ^ | 9-12-19 | Femi Redwood
    Flint, Mich. A Southwestern High School teacher says her car was stolen from the school parking lot by a student and is accusing the school district and police of not doing anything. Special Education teacher Mary Toth spoke exclusively to Fox 66/NBC 25 News. Toth says on August 13th the student was supposed to be helping her clean her classroom. She says she left her purse in the classroom when she stepped out. She says when she returned, she later discovered that money and keys were stolen from her purse. She says the student then stole her 2015 Chevy Malibu...
  • Michigan .. Flint’s Mayor Hasn’t Bothered To Do Basic Tests Of Its Water For Lead

    08/21/2019 8:00:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | August 20, 2019 | Luke Rosiak
    ‘Violation’: Michigan Says The City Of Flint’s Mayor Hasn’t Bothered To Do Basic Tests Of Its Water For Lead.. ( Full title). ... Michigan’s environmental agency said Flint has failed to do basic testing of its water and ignored a previous warning. It slammed the city for blocking contractors from using “hydrovac,” the cheapest and least-disruptive technology for testing lines. The prohibition was widely viewed as intended to steer contracts to a politically connected firm that lacked the proper equipment, at the expense of residents. National Democratic candidates have used Flint to criticize Republicans and environmental policies. Mayor Karen Weaver’s...
  • 8 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Made Around the Time of the First Earth Day In 1970.

    04/24/2018 5:13:48 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    FEE ^ | April 22, 2018 | Mark J. Perry
    In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey noted that around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, and in the years following, there was a “torrent of apocalyptic predictions” and many of those predictions were featured in his Reason article.
  • Ocasio-Cortez flips out after congressman calls Green New Deal ‘elitist’

    03/27/2019 7:02:07 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 97 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 27, 2019 | By Ben Feuerherd
    Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got into a heated exchange with a GOP congressman from Wisconsin after he called the Green New Deal “elitist” during a committee hearing Monday. Ocasio-Cortez invoked her experience as a waitress while mentioning the water in Flint, Michigan, and flooding in the Midwest after GOP Rep. Sean Duffy mocked her ambitious plan. “People are dying. They are dying,” she exclaimed. “And the response across the other side of the aisle is to introduce an amendment five minutes before a hearing.” During the Financial Services Committee hearing, Duffy introduced an amendment to a homelessness bill that would...
  • 'My buddy's head's about gone': Heartbreaking 911 call after dad-of-four was fatally struck by...

    02/22/2019 7:10:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 51 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | FEB, 22, 2019 | Leah Simpson For
    FULL TITLE: 'My buddy's head's about gone': Heartbreaking 911 call after dad-of-four was fatally struck by rock thrown from overpass by teens is revealed as judge decides whether they'll be sentenced as juveniles or adults A Michigan court on Thursday heard the devastating 911 call made moments after a father-of-four was fatally struck by a rock which was dropped from an overpass and crashed through his windshield. Kenneth White was driving south along the the Interstate 75 with friend Stephen Anthor on October 18, 2017 when their van was struck by a rock thrown from the Dodge Road overpass by...
  • Democrats Squirm as Lindsay Graham Calls for a Vote on the Green New Deal

    02/11/2019 8:12:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/11/2019 | Rick Moran
    Senator Lindsey Graham wants to hold Democrats' feet to the fire on the Green New Deal and is asking for a vote on the non-binding resolution. Let’s vote on the Green New Deal! Americans deserve to see what kind of solutions far-left Democrats are offering to deal with climate change.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) February 8, 2019 The Daily Caller: Graham knows the Green New Deal would never pass Congress. In fact, Democrats aren’t united behind the bill, which moderates fear will alienate key bases of their support, including unions. Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled the Green New...
  • 15 people have been charged in the Flint water scandal

    01/19/2019 2:29:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 1/18/19
    DETROIT (AP) - Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Seven people have pleaded no contest to misdemeanors in deals that will leave them without a criminal record.