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  • French Jet Skier Franky Zapata Smashes World Hoverboard Flight Record

    05/02/2016 1:53:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 02, 2016
    Hoverboard Air by Zapata Racing flew a distance of 2,252 metres, Guinness World Records confirmsThe record for farthest hoverboard flight, set last year by a Canadian, has been smashed by a French Jet Ski champion. Franky Zapata, 37, flew a distance of 2,252 metres aboard the Flyboard Air, reaching as high as 50 metres above the ocean off the coast of Sausset-le-Pins in southern France on Saturday, confirmed Guinness World Records. The Flyboard Air was developed by Zapata's company Zapata Racing. Zapata said he had been dreaming of making such a flight for five years. "But nobody believed it was...
  • A River Of Boulders And Rocks

    04/30/2016 9:34:37 PM PDT · by fella · 8 replies
    A River of Boulders and Rocks
  • Little robin hits the worm jackpot

    04/30/2016 9:24:44 PM PDT · by fella · 15 replies
    Little Robin Hits Worm Jackpot
  • Rattlesnake Island: The Facts, Fear and Reality

    04/29/2016 6:59:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    WWLP ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ryan Walsh
    It's a heated yet intriguing debate. Protecting an endangered snake versus the fear of placing potentially deadly vipers on the Quabbin Reservoir. The 22News I-Team went out to the island where these snakes would live beginning next year. We discovered it's not an island at all, you could walk to it. We'll also show you the babies up close and we'll let you decide if the fear of a rattlesnake colony is rational. Timber rattlesnakes can swim and they can be deadly. Now the state wants to put a colony of these venomous vipers on a Quabbin Reservoir island. "I...
  • Enter the Thunderdrome: Inside the world's largest post-apocalyptic festival...

    04/29/2016 9:06:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    For many, the end of the world might seem daunting, but for these festival goers a post-apocalyptic world in the middle of a Californian desert is a form of escapism. At least this is the case for Mike Orr who is known as 'Sweet Lips' at Wasteland Weekend - the annual four-day festival that allows lovers of the Mad Max movie franchise to see what it is really like to live in a society where civilization is crumbling. 'It's the end of the world,' Orr said of Wasteland which attracts thousands from across the country. 'You get to do whatever...
  • Eagles eating cat upsets nest viewers

    04/29/2016 8:09:22 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 86 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 4/29/16 | John Hayes
    It was inevitable, from the moment video cameras went up over Pittsburgh area bald eagle nests, that viewers would eventually see something disturbing. On Tuesday, eagles at the nest site in the Hays neighborhood brought a young cat into the nest to feed their two eaglets. "After reviewing the footage, we believe the cat was dead when it was brought to the nest," said Rachel Handel, spokeswoman for the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. "We don't know if it was a pet or feral. It's impossible to know if the cat was killed by the eagle or was a roadkill,...
  • 'All he could say was sex sex sex' Wave of refugee sex attacks hits Austria

    04/28/2016 10:56:20 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 15 replies
    Express ^ | 4-28-2016 | Rebecca Perring
    In the latest shocking incident a 27-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted while waiting at a bus station in the village of Grinzing on the outskirts of the capital Vienna. She said: "He was Arabic looking and had a cord around his waist instead of a belt. “All he could say was ‘sex, sex, sex’ and then he pulled out a condom from his trouser pocket.” The attack comes just days after Norbert Hofer, candidate of the anti-migrant Freedom Party (FPO), took pole position in the presidential elections.
  • SpaceX planning to be first private company to land on Mars by 2018

    04/27/2016 12:05:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 19:23, 27 Apr 2016 | By David Raven
    The company said it is planning to send their Dragon spacecraft to the red planet as early as 2018 SpaceX is planning to be the first private company to land on Mars within the next two years. The company said it is planning to send its Dragon spaceraft to the red planet as early as 2018. Bosses announced their intentions in a statement on Twitter this afternoon. A spokesperson tweeted: "Planning to send Dragon to Mars as soon as 2018. Red Dragons will inform overall Mars architecture, details to come." Earlier this month the US aerospace company successfully landed a...
  • Democrats dispute claim that shielding birds hurts military

    04/26/2016 3:14:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 26, 2016 5:22 PM EDT | Richard Lardner
    House Democrats on Tuesday released letters from Pentagon officials that they said should put an end to “silly speculation” generated by Republicans that protecting a bird known as the greater sage-grouse could hamstring the U.S. military. They're hoping the new information persuades lawmakers to oppose a GOP provision in the annual defense policy bill that would block the Obama administration from protecting the sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act for 10 years. The measure also would prevent implementation of land-use plans by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to conserve the sage-grouse and its habitat. …
  • What You Plant Now, You Will Harvest Later

    04/26/2016 11:19:54 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 35 replies
    Imgur ^ | April 25, 2016 | mhoa
    What You Plant Now, You Will Harvest Later by mhoa · 22 hours ago Grid view 90 points 852 views
  • Human skull uncovered in New Jersey during Earth Day cleanup

    04/25/2016 9:40:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2016 11:45 AM EDT
    An Earth Day effort to clean up a trash-ridden New Jersey river took a grisly turn over the weekend when a volunteer uncovered a human skull. Kelly Offner oversaw the cleanup by United by Blue. She said Monday that volunteers were cleaning up the Cooper River in Pennsauken, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. …
  • Islamist Turkey seizes ALL Christian churches in city and declares them 'state property'

    04/24/2016 4:44:16 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 16 replies
    Express ^ | 4-22-2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    TURKEY'S Islamist government has stepped up its war on Christianity by seizing all the churches in one city and declaring them state property. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken control of six churches in the war-torn southeastern city of Diyarbakir in his latest move to squash freedom of speech and religious movement. The state-sanctioned seizure is just the latest in a number of worrying developments to come out of increasingly hardline Turkey, which is in advanced talks with the EU over visa-free travel for its 80 million citizens. Included in the seizures are Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox churches, one of...
  • Hundreds protest "White Power" rally attended by a dozen (But Obama praises Blacklivesmatter)

    04/24/2016 4:27:24 AM PDT · by ghosthost
    WSB-TV Atlanta ^ | 4-24-2016 | Kimberly Richardson
    Activities will resume Sunday morning at Stone Mountain State Park one day after hundreds of protesters clashed with police. Eight counter-protesters had been arrested by late Saturday morning for refusing to take their masks off, authorities said. "Anytime there is a white supremacist that attempts to promote their horrible views there needs to be people out in opposition," protester Charlie Abrams said. At least one was seen spraying a Georgia State Patrol officer with pepper spray. "We're not anti-cop, we're not anti-white people or whatever the case may be. We're anti-racist white people," protester Mac McCoy said.
  • Diving With Hammerhead Sharks in Bimini Is Unforgettable

    04/24/2016 12:33:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | George Diaz
    Our dive boat, maybe 14 feet long, bounces off the shallow waters in Bimini. The waves provide a melodic cadence, a soundtrack of patience and perseverance, as we wait more than an hour for our divemates to arrive: Great hammerhead sharks. As the waves go splish-splash, the only clear and present danger is upchucking the pancakes, orange juice and coffee I had for breakfast. The sea already has taken one of five divers on the boat. He sits silently, waiting out his misery. We sit quietly as well, waiting for our signal to tumble backward into the clear waters to...
  • Norway Minister Ridiculed After Floating in Mediterranean to See What it's Like to be a Refugee

    04/23/2016 6:34:34 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4-22-2016 | Chiara Palazzo
    Norway's minister of migration and integration has sparked outrage after floating in the Mediterranean Sea in an orange survival suit to experience being rescued from a refugee's "perspective." Sylvi Listhaug, a Progress Party member known for her hard-line stance on immigration, travelled to the Greek island of Lesbos to familiarise herself with the rescue work carried out by Norwegian vessel Peter Henry von Koss.
  • American future: 55 million Latinos in U.S., one-third under 18 (Breathtaking Numbers)

    04/22/2016 7:07:49 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4-22-2016 | Paul Bedard
    There are 55.3 million Latinos in America, nearly triple the 1980 population, and those under 18 years old are the largest group, a demographic fact likely to influence the future of the country, according to Census figures. The new report helps to complete the picture of the U.S. immigration population, which previous reports pegged at 61 million. According to Pew, 35.3 million, or 64 percent of the total number of the Latino immigrant population are Mexican-origin. A 2008 Pew report said that more than half of the immigrants from Mexico were illegally in the United States.
  • The Biggest Fish Ever Caught

    04/22/2016 12:58:17 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    Sport Fishing ^ | 2 Jan, 2015 | Sport Fishing Editors
    The largest fish ever caught and approved as IGFA All-Tackle World Records. This is all about big fish. Many of these big fish are sharks and billfish as well as some other species best released. Many of these records are decades old, during a time when a different awareness and sensibility about releasing fish prevailed. While today, we prefer to photograph such fish at the boat and let them go, we feel these catches represent a valid — and eye-popping — part of the history of sport fishing. — SF Editors
  • Seven Earth Day predictions that failed spectacularly

    04/22/2016 12:51:31 PM PDT · by rxsid · 25 replies
    wattsupwiththat ^ | April 22, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    Seven Earth Day predictions that failed spectacularly Anthony Watts / 2 hours ago April 22, 2016 Never Trust The Doom-Mongers: Earth Day Predictions That Were All Wrong Environmentalists truly believed and predicted that the planet was doomed during the first Earth Day in 1970, unless drastic actions were taken to save it. Humanity never quite got around to that drastic action, but environmentalists still recall the first Earth Day fondly and hold many of the predictions in high regard. So this Earth Day, The Daily Caller News Foundation takes a look at predictions made by environmentalists around the original Earth...
  • Earth-like planet may exist in a nearby star system

    04/21/2016 10:25:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 19, 2016 | Tomasz Nowakowsk
    Artistic representation of the potentially habitable super-Earth Gliese 832c against a stellar nebula background. Credit: PHL @ UPR Arecibo, NASA Hubble, Stellarium. ========================================================================================================== An Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system located just 16 light years away, according to a new research. The star, named Gliese 832, was recently investigated by a team of astronomers searching for additional exoplanets that may be residing between the two currently known alien worlds in this system. A paper detailing the finding was published online on Apr. 15 in the arXiv journal. Gliese 832 is a red dwarf and has just under...
  • S&W Body Guard Trigger Pull

    04/20/2016 10:41:00 PM PDT · by sdpatriot · 52 replies
    vanity | 4/20/16 | sdpatriot
    Just want some input on the S&W 38 Body Guard I purchased. It has a real stiff trigger pull- makes me always pull up to the right... and wondering what to do. i bought it last year .... do i need to send it off to get the trigger set right? forgive my ignorance, i used to own a lot of firearms before the tragic boating accident of 1999, but i have never had a trigger calibrated before..... is it supposed be be so and stiff? thanks for any help...... i'm just a helpless chick.. lol
  • Common sense and volcano tourism

    04/20/2016 8:08:58 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    AGU Blogosphere ^ | 4/19/2016 | Jessica Bell
    It’s not very often that I comment on news articles, but a reader of the blog recently brought this one to my attention, and it hits close to home. The article is in the Washington Post’s Travel section and is entitled, “In Guatemala, a treacherous hike to one of the world’s most active volcanoes”. That title pretty much covers why I’m so upset – and conflicted – about the author of the piece is writing about. Anyone who knows me knows that I love volcanoes. BUT. I can’t stress enough that the Santiaguito hikes, conducted in this manner, ARE NOT...
  • Florida Man Catches 400-Pound Fish…With a WRENCH

    04/20/2016 12:32:24 PM PDT · by bkopto · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/20/2016 | Jerome Hudson
    St. Petersburg, Florida, resident Ryan Hein says he “couldn’t believe” that he was able to pull in a 400-pound Goliath grouper with nothing more than a homemade jig, two hooks, and a number-11 wrench. “A lot of mechanics know that you don’t really use an 11 for anything,” Hein said. “At least I never have.”
  • Kartchner voted nation's ‘best cave’ in USA Today

    04/20/2016 7:22:23 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    BENSON — Kartchner Caverns State Park has been voted the best cave in the nation as part of the 2016 USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Twenty of the country’s top caves were nominated for the distinction. According to a USA Today press release, “Kartchner Caverns’ supporters quickly rallied to take the number one spot, holding there for the majority of the contest,” with voting lasting several weeks. Along with Kartchner Caverns, the Readers’ Choice top five caves include: Niagara Cave in Harmony, Minn., with a passage sculptured from an underground spring one mile beneath the earth’s surface; Fantastic...
  • White Privilege Conference Attendees Complain Conference Is Too White

    04/19/2016 5:25:09 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-18-2016 | Blake Neff
    Disaffected participants in the 2016 White Privilege Conference (WPC) have taken to Twitter to complain that the conference was, ironically, too white and was actually filled to the brim with white supremacy. She said Loewen’s rhetoric, which was solidly progressive throughout, actually entrenched white supremacy, partly because his speech allegedly lasted too long. When Loewen attempted to defend himself, Ashlee said that any defense was invalid and only further showed his white supremacy.
  • Billions Of Cicadas Are About To Rise From The Earth, Have Sex And Die

    04/19/2016 2:46:39 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 73 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | Apri 16, 2016 | Hilary Hanson
    Billions Of Cicadas Are About To Rise From The Earth, Have Sex And Die Here's what all the buzz is about. 04/16/2016 01:28 pm ET Hilary Hanson Viral News Editor, The Huffington Post Hope you like the sound of humming.That is, if you live in the Northeastern United States, anyway. Billions of cicadas are slated to rise up from the ground in parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio to mate next month, The Washington Post reports.They have been lying in wait since they began life in 1999. This summer, at age 17, they’ll finally...
  • Two Bear attacks in Alaska Just Days Apart - Professor in critical condition

    04/19/2016 11:28:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Coastal Television ^ | April 19, 2016 | Marlise Irby
    An assistant professor who was mauled by a bear while teaching a mountaineering class is in critical condition. 35-year old, Forest Wagner, was teaching to a group of 12 students on Mount Emmerich near Haines, Alaska, when he was attacked ... Wagner has been teaching in the outdoor studies program at the university's Juneau campus since 2006. ... A second man, 77 year old, Glenn Bohn, was mauled on Friday by a bear. He is recovering from his injuries. Bohn's son-in-law killed the bear during the attack near Mile 68 of Denali Highway.
  • TX: Dallas Wal-Mart Has .22 LR in Stock Below 7 Cents per Round (Is it gone yet? LOL!)

    04/18/2016 8:40:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 4/17/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wall-Mart .22 rimfire has been uncommon for three years now. When President Obama pushed for more infringements on the Second Amendment, starting in 2013, the demand for .22 rimfire skyrocketed. Instead of raising prices on the ammunition sufficiently to bring demand down to reasonable levels, manufacturers tried to keep prices stable to earn customer good will. It failed as a strategy. With the demand so high, less public entrepreneurs purchased all the .22 they could obtain, then offered it over the Internet, at gun shows, and other venues, at three to four times the price purchased. The producers stayed with...
  • Robots, lasers, poison: the high-tech bid to cull wild cats in the outback

    04/18/2016 12:16:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-18-16
    A trial of ‘grooming traps’ is aiming to eradicate one of the biggest threats to Australian wildlife – feral felines. Robotic killers that detect feral cats, spray their fur with poison and rely on them to essentially lick themselves to death have been deployed in the Australian desert for the first time. Australian night parrot legend lives on but bird remains as elusive as ever Read more Feral cats are one of the biggest threats to many of Australia’s endangered species, killing millions of animals every day throughout the country – and controlling them has proved difficult. It took John...
  • ‘My Heart Started Racing’: Kayaker Has Insanely Close Encounter With Whale in Vancouver’s Bay

    04/14/2016 11:27:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    ‘My heart started racing’: Kayaker has insanely close encounter with whale in Vancouver’s English Bay Instagram user johnnyvanuck had a close encounter with a whale on Monday — and has the video to prove it.
  • Woman Lost 9 Days in Arizona Forest Saved After Writing ‘Help’ in Sticks

    04/14/2016 11:03:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    National Post ^ | April 13, 2016
    A woman lost in an Arizona forest for nine days survived by drinking pond water, eating plants and spelling out “help” on the ground with sticks, authorities said Tuesday. The sign helped lead rescuers to Ann Rodgers, 72, in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona earlier this month, the state Department of Public Safety said. Rodgers declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press. However, Rodgers told a Tucson TV station on Tuesday that she had food and water in her car but ran out after several days and turned to survival mode.
  • Anti-Muslim sentiment in US so high DOJ launches campaign against it (57 Threats since 9-11!)

    04/14/2016 9:14:24 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 22 replies
    RT ^ | 4-14-2016 | Reporter Staff
    Concerned with increased anti-Muslim threats and backlash in the wake of terror attacks in Europe and San Bernardino, California, numerous attorneys from the US Justice Department are launching a campaign to combat discrimination. US attorneys from 11 states will meet with local officials, community leaders, and law enforcement between April 12 and May 6 in order discuss the potential threats against Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian Americans.
  • Man Posed as Uber Driver to Lure Sex Assault Victim Into SUV: Police

    04/14/2016 8:15:47 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4-13-2016 | Johnathon Lloyd
    The woman entered the vehicle with "trepidation," Beck said. The driver traveled about two blocks east of the pick-up location at 8th Street and Vermont Avenue and sexually assaulted her, Beck said. "She was choked unconscious at least three times, she was brutally sexually assaulted," said Beck, who added that the victim fought back "valiantly."Investigators analyzed DNA evidence from underneath the victim's fingernails, identified the suspect and served a search warrant Saturday that led to the arrest of 39-year-old Dartanyun Smith.
  • Diver hospitalized after shark bite during spearfishing trip -- West Palm Beach

    04/14/2016 8:00:14 AM PDT · by dennisw · 17 replies
    wsvn ^ | Updated: Apr 14, 2016 7:53 AM EST
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A spearfishing trip left a diver injured and hospitalized after he was bitten by a shark. According to rescue crews, the victim, who is in his 20s, was spearfishing about two miles out from shore when he was bitten by a shark multiple times in his arm. Paramedics arrived on the scene of the Sailfish Marina after a boat carrying divers brought the shark bite victim to shore. Officials rushed the victim to the hospital shortly after. "He probably got bit pretty hard," said witness Marc Linsky. "The guy was laying on the floor...
  • Police Officer Brutally Attacked at Nashville Housing Project (Video-Lone White Guy Forced to Flee)

    04/14/2016 7:40:38 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-14-2016 | NBC News
    NASHVILLE, TN For the second day in a row, a Metro police officer has been injured in East Nashville. According to police, Officer Matthew Cammarn saw Brian Shannon hitting a woman at the James Cayce public housing development on Tuesday night. When the officer confronted Shannon about it, Shannon allegedly shoved Cammarn to the ground and began hitting him. Several bystanders recorded the incident on their cellphones. Shannon ran away but was later arrested. Police said they found four partial prescription Xanax bars in a plastic bag in Shannon's pocket. Shannon has a no trespassing waiver at the James Cayce...
  • First it was sausages..now Germany 'BANS' sexy women in adverts after Cologne sex assaults

    04/13/2016 2:18:17 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 52 replies
    Express UK ^ | 4-13-2016 | Selina Sykes
    GERMANY has announced plans to ban images of scantily-clad women in adverts in response to the sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said the move to ban ads which "reduce women or men to sexual objects" is an attempt to create a "modern gender image”. The plan has been called political correctness gone mad by its critics, who said it was the first step towards a “nanny state”.
  • Dog Survives 300 Foot Fall

    04/11/2016 12:54:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KSN ^ | April 11, 2016
    The McInnes family of Eagle Mountain, Utah has reason to celebrate this weekend after a very scary situation involving their dog. Toby, a 1-year-old English Sheepdog poodle, leapt off a cliff at Gooseberry Mesa in Washington County Thursday afternoon and fell roughly 300 feet. “The boys were right there with me; they saw him jump,” said Ben McInnes, Toby’s owner. He thinks Toby may have seen something during their trail ride, prompting him to leap off the cliff. “For a split second you hope that he landed on something, but I knew there was nothing over there,” Ben McInnes said....
  • Last fall's massive Icy Bay landslide launched a megatsunami

    04/11/2016 7:51:04 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 21 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | 4/9/2016 | Chris Larsen
    A landslide last fall caused a giant wave not seen in Alaska since a storied 1958 event in Lituya Bay. After a period of heavy rains, a mountainside near Tyndall Glacier collapsed into a fiord of Icy Bay on Oct. 17, 2015. The displaced water generated a wave that sheared alders more than 500 feet up on a hillside across from the slide at the Southeast Alaska location. To put that in perspective, the 2011 tsunami in Japan reached about 130 feet above sea level. The Icy Bay wave may be the largest since a magnitude-8 earthquake shook much of...
  • Gun Show Held At Wisc. High School Draws Protesters

    04/09/2016 5:26:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 4/9/16 | WCCO
    An annual gun show held at a school in western Wisconsin sparked protests on Saturday. The Indianhead Rifle and Pistol Club held their day-long gun show at Spooner High School. The event is one of the group’s major fundraisers and drew in hundreds of people. Some of those people showed up in protest to voice their concerns about holding a gun show at a school. “Many people in our community do not believe this is a good idea. It’s not safe,” said Sherrie Wiegand, the protest organizer. “It’s hypocritical for vulnerable adolescent students who see that they can’t come even...
  • Search Continues For Free Diver Reported Missing Off Palos Verdes Coast

    04/09/2016 10:49:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBS2LA ^ | 04/09/2016
    The search, off the coast near 1308 Palos Verdes Drive West, began about 8:20 p.m. Friday, when the owner of a boat the diver was using called the county fire department to report it, according to L.A. County Lifeguard Capt. Kenichi Haskett. “The boat was docked in King Harbor in Redondo Beach and he called our Hermosa Beach lifeguard station to report it being overdue,” Haskett said. “He told us he had given it to a man on Thursday, who wanted to do some diving off shore,” he said Kenichi said the county lifeguards then notified the U.S. Coast Guard...
  • Earth could become hotter than thought, study warns (clouds influence not correctly accounted for)

    04/09/2016 9:40:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/8/16 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Global warming could make the planet far hotter than currently projected because today's scientific models do not correctly account for the influence of clouds, researchers said this week. The study in the journal Science was led by researchers at Yale University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. When climate scientists look ahead to how much the planet's surface temperature may warm up in response to a doubling of carbon dioxide -- a byproduct of fossil fuel burning -- they typically predict a rise of between 2.1 and 4.7 degrees Celsius (3.75 to 8.5 degrees Fahrenheit). But these models...
  • 90-Year-Old Woman Chooses Epic Road Trip With Family Over Cancer Treatment

    04/08/2016 6:58:09 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 26 replies
    Twisted Sifter ^ | February 29, 2016
    In July of 2015, 90-year-old Norma’s husband, Leo, passed away; they had been together for 67 years. During that same period, Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer and given her treatment options. She told her doc: “I’m 90-years-old, I’m hitting the road.” Read More Here
  • Watch an Eagle Battle a Cobra in Dramatic New Video

    04/07/2016 12:20:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    National Geographic ^ | APRIL 6, 2016 | Brian Clark Howard
    See which animal wins a high-stakes encounter in South Africa's Kruger park.Like a scene out of the Jungle Book, an epic skirmish between an eagle and a cobra was caught on video by visitors to Kruger National Park in South Africa. Uploaded online on Tuesday, the video was taken by Matthew McCreesh and Catherine van Eyk, both 26, of South Africa. "Wow! What an incredible video," says Rowen van Eeden, a Cape Town-based behavioral ecologist and National Geographic explorer who studies Kruger's wildlife. Such encounters are rarely seen, and even more rarely filmed, says van Eeden, a Ph.D. candidate at...
  • Yurt and Tiny Living Tips From Experts

    04/04/2016 3:18:03 PM PDT · by BackpackDaly · 40 replies
    Smaller House, Larger Life Making the choice to live small in a yurt or tiny house is no quick decision. However, if you want to be reduce your carbon footprint, connect closely with the people you live with, be one with nature, cut down on material possessions, or want to live a more green and sustainable existence, the lifestyle might be perfect for you. Intrigued? These experienced tiny dwellers have a lot of useful insight into the experience of inhabiting tiny structures like yurts and tipis to make the most out of living in them. Kenton Whitman (http://www.rewildu.com) Living in...
  • 'Pizza Squirrel' Scales Michigan Tree With a Full Slice

    04/04/2016 11:50:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | April 4, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    A hungry squirrel in Michigan was caught on camera taking a cue from a famous New York subway rat by taking a slice of pizza and carrying it up a tree. The video posted to YouTube by Chris Weeden shows the squirrel dragging a slice of pizza on the ground near a tree while the people filming from inside a nearby building provide commentary. The people sound surprised as the squirrel is able to climb the tree while holding the slice of pizza and makes it to a high branch. The squirrel evoked memories of New York's famous "Pizza Rat,"...
  • Detroit River named American Heritage River

    04/04/2016 10:35:39 AM PDT · by Boowhoknew · 17 replies
    Spotlight | august 8,1999 | Margo Turner
    President Bill Clinton signed a executive order (EO 13061)on September 11,1997 naming 14 rivers as American Heritage Rivers which supported community led efforts relating revitalization, protection of natural resources and the environment and to preserve historic and cultural heritage. The funding, 500 Billion Dollars was to be allocated from various federal agencies. The Detroit River in Michigan was one of the rivers named.
  • The Green Witch Hunt(you WILL agree with climate change!)

    04/04/2016 7:18:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/4/2016 | Mattehw Vadum
    The litigation offensive has nothing to do with justice. It is aimed at forcing those few remaining holdouts in the business community who stubbornly cling to science to confess their thought crimes and submit to the know-nothing Left’s climate superstitions. It is part of modern-day environmentalism’s ongoing assault on knowledge, human progress, markets, and the rule of law. Repent and embrace the true green faith or else you’ll be investigated and denounced as a climate criminal, is the message of “Inspector Gotcha,” New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. “It’s too early to say what we’re going to find,” he...
  • I shot my Truck! (video only)

    04/03/2016 8:19:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 4-2-2016 | sootch00
    Fun Gun Reviews Presents: Ford F-150 vs CMMG Mutant... the Ford didn't do so well.CMMG Mutant: https://www.cmmginc.com/ Thanks to Brian C. for a great range day in spite of me tearing up the hood of my F-150. Hit the Like Button & Subscribe for more Fun Gun Reviews. Thanks for watching~ Sootch00 Instagram: Sootch_00 FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/Sootch00FunGunReviews Music is from Jingle Punks Royalty Free Music through the Fullscreen Network. Used with permission.
  • Pyros the Bear, Brought to Replenish the Pyrenees’ Ursine Population, May Have Been Too Successful

    04/03/2016 7:22:29 AM PDT · by tlozo · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 1, 2016 | Matt Moffett
    ...In 1997, Pyros was brought from Slovenia to this mountain range on the Spanish-French border to replenish a brown bear population on the verge of extinction. And boy did he ever get the job done. About three-quarters of the nearly 40 bears now roaming the Pyrenees are his offspring, say French and Spanish conservation officials. Pyros stands nearly 7 feet tall on his hind legs and weighs more than 500 pounds. His amorousness has made him a living legend. The lumbering Lothario has mated with at least eight different females, including some of his own offspring... 2012 scientific paper in...
  • My Beautiful America

    04/01/2016 2:10:07 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 8 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/ ^ | n/a | Charlie Daniels
    Charlie Daniels has shown this on CBS and it was so beautiful, filled with such memories it must be shared here. This is the video shown on the teevee broadcast, and one each of US should remember in our hearts...all this is what makes US a PROUD AMERICAN! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2AEkfjc6-o
  • Planet with triple-star system found

    04/01/2016 1:19:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    phys.org ^ | 04-01-2016 | Bob Yirka & Astronomical Journal
    This artist's concept of HD 1885 Ab, the first known planet to reside in a triple-star system, would have a similar sunset to KELT-4Ab. Both systems host a pair of stars distantly orbiting the planet-hosting single sun. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech ===================================================================================================================== A team of researchers working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has announced the finding of a triple-star system—one that also as has a stable orbit planet in it. In their paper published in The Astronomical Journal, the team describes how they came to see that a binary system once thought to be a single star, was actually a pair...