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  • Light in darkness: An experimental look at Paleolithic cave lighting

    06/16/2021 1:00:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies ^ | 6/16/2021 | by Public Library of Science
    Set of photographs of stone lamp experiment. Credit: Medina-Alcaide et al, 2021, PLOS ONEA recreation of three common types of Paleolithic lighting systems (torches, grease lamps, and fireplaces) illuminates how Paleolithic cave dwellers might have traveled, lived, and created in the depths of their caves, according to a study published June 16, 2021 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mª Ángeles Medina-Alcaide from the University of Cantabria, Spain, and colleagues. Humans need light to access the deepest areas of caves—and these visits also depend on the type of light available, as light intensity and duration, area of illumination, and...
  • Extreme 'world first' experiment has trapped 15 people in a cave for 40 days without phones or watches to explore the effects of long-term isolation with no notion of time

    03/17/2021 1:11:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 16 March 2021 | Ian Randall
    Sequestered in the Lombrives cave in Ariège, the team have four tons of supplies to live on — along with water from the cave and a pedal-driven dynamo for electricity. Mission leader Christian Clot, who is one of the participants, was inspired to stage the test after seeing how the COVID-19 pandemic brought isolation in to our lives. However, the explorer has received some criticism in the French press because he assumes the title of 'researcher' while having no formal scientific training. The 'Deep Time' experiment began at 20:00 local time on Sunday, March 14 — and, if all goes...
  • American Thinker Apologizes for False Stories about Dominion Voting Machines

    01/15/2021 9:52:50 AM PST · by Kevin C · 232 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/15/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    We received a lengthy letter from Dominion's defamation lawyers explaining why they believe that their client has been the victim of defamatory statements. Having considered the full import of the letter, we have agreed to their request that we publish the following statement: American Thinker and contributors Andrea Widburg, R.D. Wedge, Brian Tomlinson, and Peggy Ryan have published pieces on that falsely accuse US Dominion Inc., Dominion Voting Systems, Inc., and Dominion Voting Systems Corporation (collectively “Dominion”) of conspiring to steal the November 2020 election from Donald Trump. These pieces rely on discredited sources who have peddled debunked theories...
  • A Shocking Find in a Neanderthal Cave in France ( inhabited 176,000 years ago )

    09/29/2020 3:54:54 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 60 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 25, 2016 | Ed Yong
    ..............After drilling into the stalagmites and pulling out cylinders of rock, the team could see an obvious transition between two layers. On one side were old minerals that were part of the original stalagmites; on the other were newer layers that had been laid down after the fragments were broken off by the cave’s former users. By measuring uranium levels on either side of the divide, the team could accurately tell when each stalagmite had been snapped off for construction. Their date? 176,500 years ago, give or take a few millennia.
  • Image Shows Chinese Submarine Entering Mysterious Cave Facility At South China Sea Base

    08/21/2020 1:03:04 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Drive ^ | August 19, 2020
    China's massive Yulin Naval Base on Hainan Island is one of the greatest strategic interests in the region. It is home to China's nuclear ballistic missile submarine fleet—the backbone of its second-strike deterrent—as well as other submarines. It sits at the northern edge of the highly contentious South China Sea. To its east is the gateway to the open Pacific and Taiwan. The most intriguing feature of this facility is the mysterious submarine cave built into the side of a mountain that dominates the southern end of the installation. Although I have seen satellite images of the roadway barges removed...
  • Stunning Cave Discovery Just Changed The Timeline of Human Presence in North America

    07/23/2020 2:46:21 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 41 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 23 JULY 2020 | MARLOWE HOOD
    Tools excavated from a cave in central Mexico are strong evidence that humans were living in North America at least 30,000 years ago, some 15,000 years earlier than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday.​ Artefacts, including 1,900 stone tools, showed human occupation of the high-altitude Chiquihuite Cave over a roughly 20,000 year period, they reported in two studies, published in Nature. "Our results provide new evidence for the antiquity of humans in the Americas," Ciprian Ardelean, an archeologist at the Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas and lead author of one of the studies, told AFP. "There are only a few artefacts and...
  • Mexican Cave Find Hints That People Lived in North America 30,000 Years Ago

    07/22/2020 9:09:36 AM PDT · by Theoria · 43 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 22 July 2020 | Robert Lee Hotz
    Archaeologists in Mexico found stone tools and other signs that people were living in North America 30,000 years ago, much earlier than widely believed, according to new research reshaping the debate over the origins of people in the Americas.In a study reported Wednesday, scientists led by archaeologist Ciprian Ardelean at Mexico’s University of Zacatecas said that they had unearthed hundreds of unusual green limestone spear points, blades and other implements from a lofty cavern in the central Mexican highlands. For wandering hunter-gatherers, the cave served as a makeshift tool shed possibly beginning as early as about 33,000 years ago, the...
  • Colby Cave of NHL's Edmonton Oilers dies at 25

    04/11/2020 5:18:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NHL center Colby Cave, who played for the Edmonton Oilers and the Boston Bruins, has died. He was 25. The Edmonton Oilers and Cave's family announced the news on Saturday morning. He passed away days after doctors at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto operated to remove a colloid cyst putting pressure on his brain, according to He had been in a medically induced coma since suffering a brain bleed overnight Monday, his team said.
  • 9,900-Year-Old Skeleton Discovered in Submerged Mexican Cave Has a Distinctive Skull

    02/06/2020 12:30:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    SciTechDaily ^ | 02/05/2020 | PLOS
    Humans have been living in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula since at least the Late Pleistocene (126,000-11,700 years ago). Much of what we know about these earliest settlers of Mexico comes from nine well-preserved human skeletons found in the submerged caves and sinkholes near Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The analysis showed Chan Hol 3 was likely a woman, approximately 30 years old at her time of death, and lived at least 9,900 years ago. Her skull falls into a mesocephalic pattern (neither especially broad or narrow, with broad cheekbones and a flat forehead), like the three other skulls from the Tulum...
  • Did Pelosi cave on impeachment? Depends on who you ask: ANALYSIS (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 25)

    01/12/2020 1:44:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    ABC 'News' ^ | 1/11/20 | Anne Flaherty, Benjamin Siegel
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi waited more than three weeks to deliver the impeachment articles for President Donald Trump -- a seemingly odd move after Democrats spent weeks arguing that removing Trump was urgently needed to protect the integrity of the 2020 election. Even as some Democrats joined Republicans in calling for the articles to move, Pelosi coolly responded that she would do so only when she was good and ready. "It cracks me up to see on TV, ‘Oh, the pressure,'" Pelosi told reporters Friday, just moments before telling her colleagues in a letter that she was ready to send...
  • Thai rescue diver dies from infection contracted while saving soccer team from flooded cave

    12/28/2019 5:26:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/28/2019 | Katie Mettler
    Petty Officer 1st Class Beirut Pakbara was receiving treatment for the infection, but his condition worsened when it spread to his bloodstream, according to a Facebook post from the Royal Thai Navy. He died this week and was buried Friday at the Talosai mosque in the Langu district of the Satun province, reported the Bangkok Post. A Royal Thai Navy spokesman told the Bangkok Post that Beirut will be posthumously promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Beirut is the second diver to lose his life as a result of the cave rescue. Saman Kunam, a retired Thai navy diver, died...
  • White House predicts Pelosi will cave on withholding impeachment from Senate (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 5)

    12/23/2019 1:47:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 12/22/19
    WASHINGTON — The White House argued Sunday that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has put herself in an untenable position by stalling House-passed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in hopes of shaping the upcoming Senate trial. **SNIP** “She will yield. There’s no way she can hold this position,” said Marc Short, the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence. “We think her case is going nowhere." **SNIP** Short called Pelosi’s delay unacceptable, saying she’s “trampling” Trump’s rights to “rush this through, and now we’re going to hold it up to demand a longer process in the Senate with more...
  • China tariff are off for now, US caves. (Vanity)

    10/11/2019 1:44:16 PM PDT · by central_va · 133 replies
    Fox News - Cavuto ^ | 10/11/19 | Self
    On Cavuto show that the tariffs scheduled to go into effect cancelled.
  • Europe Wants Ideas for Cave-Spelunking Moon Robots. Here's How You Can Help!

    09/15/2019 3:42:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | 2019-09-15 | Elizabeth Howell
    As NASA makes a big push to land humans on the moon's surface by 2024, the European Space Agency (ESA) wants to learn more about the lunar caves that lie beneath. "Exploring and mapping these tubes could provide new information about the moon's geology, but they could also be an interesting option as long-term shelter for future human visitors to the moon," Franceso Sauro, director of ESA's Pangaea planetary geology astronaut training, said in a statement. "They would shield astronauts from cosmic radiation and micrometeorites and possibly provide access to icy water and other resources trapped underground." The missions have...
  • Arizona GOP governor reverses course after Betsy Ross flag controversy, now 'welcomes' Nike facility

    07/11/2019 7:18:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/19 | Owen Daugherty
    A little more than a week after pulling state incentives from Nike following its decision to pull its Betsy Ross Flag shoes after former NFL star Colin Kaepernick raised issues around them, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) reversed his stance. Ducey tweeted Thursday welcoming a Nike facility to Goodyear, Ariz., saying the company will bring more than 500 jobs and $184 million to the state. Ducey was one of many conservatives to publicly blast Nike and announced he would instruct the state to pull financial incentives for Nike after the company decided not to fully release a Betsy Ross flag...
  • World’s longest salt cave discovered in Israel (near pillar named “Lot’s wife”)

    03/28/2019 6:45:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/28/19
    MOUNT SODOM, ISRAEL — Israeli researchers said Thursday they have surveyed what they now believe to be the world’s longest salt cave, a network of twisting passageways at the southern tip of the Dead Sea. A recently completed survey of the Malham Cave determined the labyrinthine cavern stretches more than 6 miles in length. That puts it well ahead of Iran’s Namakdan Cave, previously thought to be the longest salt cave. **SNIP** The Malham Cave’s main outlet yawns not far from a salt pillar named “Lot’s wife,” after the biblical character who was petrified for looking back at the destruction...
  • Why did Trump Cave? Psssst.... He didn't

    01/27/2019 7:49:17 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 73 replies
    Self | 1/27/2019 | EQQAndyBuzz
    I keep reading here and other places that Trump caved on the wall. Die hard Conservatives who praised Trump are losing faith because they are saying he broke his promise to build the wall. Conservatives are in a panic, which is exactly what the Democrats and their media lemmings wanted. I submit to you, like the Democrats, you are not seeing the big picture.

    01/24/2019 12:34:13 PM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 24, 2019 | Mark Moore
    President Trump tweeted in real time as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was addressing the partial government shutdown during her weekly news conference and declared “We will not Cave!” on the wall. “Nancy just said she ‘just doesn’t understand why?’ Very simply, without a Wall it all doesn’t work,” Trump said in a posting as she was meeting with reporters on Thursday. “Our Country has a chance to greatly reduce Crime, Human Trafficking, Gangs and Drugs. Should have been done for decades. We will not Cave!”
  • Once again those in the weak-kneed majority think Democrats run Congress and the country.

    09/23/2018 6:35:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Spectator ^ | 9/22/2018
    Once again those in the weak-kneed majority think Democrats run Congress and the country.
  • Grassley grants extension to Ford

    09/21/2018 8:57:35 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 118 replies
    ChuckGrassley ChuckGrassley @ChuckGrassley Judge Kavanaugh I just granted another extension to Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed w the statement she made last week to testify to the senate She shld decide so we can move on I want to hear her. I hope u understand. It’s not my normal approach to b indecisive