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  • 'Completely new' type of magnetic wave found surging through Earth's core

    05/28/2022 12:28:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies ^ | Brandon Specktor
    Scientists have detected a completely new type of magnetic wave that surges through Earth's outer core every seven years, warping the strength of our planet's magnetic field in the process. The waves — dubbed "Magneto-Coriolis" waves because they move along the Earth’s axis of rotation, per the Coriolis effect — creep from East to West in tall columns that can travel up to 930 miles (1,500 kilometers) per year, the researchers wrote in a March 21 paper in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Using a fleet of European Space Agency (ESA) satellites, the team pinpointed the...
  • The Iron of Earth's Inner Core Could Be in a Strange 'Superionic' State, Study Finds

    02/15/2022 9:52:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 14 FEBRUARY 2022 | JACINTA BOWLER
    We know from seismic wave data that the inner core is soft, with a low shear-wave velocity, meaning it can't just be solid iron or iron alloy. Some scientists think there could be a second inner inner core, while others think that due to the lighter density than would be expected by pure iron alone, there could be some light elements as an alloy. But a new study, led by Yu He from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has now investigated the potential phase of matter this mix of elements may exist in down, arriving at the suggestion that the...
  • Is Earth's core lopsided? Strange goings-on in our planet's interior

    06/05/2021 7:39:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies ^ | June 3. 2021
    The faster growth under Indonesia's Banda Sea hasn't left the core lopsided. Gravity evenly distributes the new growth—iron crystals that form as the molten iron cools—to maintain a spherical inner core that grows in radius by an average of 1 millimeter per year. But the enhanced growth on one side suggests that something in Earth's outer core or mantle under Indonesia is removing heat from the inner core at a faster rate than on the opposite side, under Brazil. Quicker cooling on one side would accelerate iron crystallization and inner core growth on that side. This has implications for Earth's...
  • Is The Problem with Common Core Math too much Whiz Bang, kids learn more from drills?

    02/26/2021 9:21:03 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 34 replies
    self | 02-26-21 | Charles Oconnell
    I was dumb in math, I only got an 86 on standardized testing (that Mr. Gatto says is only good to predict results on the next standardized test). But the thing that helped me eventually get an A in calculus, was that I saw these cool slide rules, so at 13 I taught myself logarithms. I had a book with tables. So, though a high school counselor put in the dumb chemistry, with the nursing students, I kept up doing simple, old, rote memorization drills: Thru Algegra 2 and into Math Analysis/College Math in 12th grade--I'm stupid--we didn't try to...
  • FYI: English isn't the official language of the United States

    05/20/2018 1:55:26 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 74 replies
    MSN/CNN ^ | 5/20/2018 | Harmeet Kaur
    Aaron Schlossberg, a lawyer in New York, was caught on camera berating staff members of a restaurant for speaking Spanish with customers. A lot of multilingual countries promote an official language, but the United States has never done so with English. In fact, the US has no official language. "The Founding Fathers didn't see a need to declare one," Dr. Wayne Wright, a professor of language and literacy at Purdue University, told CNN. "English was pretty much the dominant language of the United States at the time and they didn't want to offend their fellow Americans who helped fight for...
  • Astronomers Spy Swarms of Black Holes at Our Galaxy's Core

    04/04/2018 12:39:19 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 4/4/18 | Lee Billings
    Anticipated but never before seen, the existence of tens of thousands of these dark objects at the galactic center could have far-reaching implications for astrophysics An artist's rendering of the Milky Way's core, with a supermassive black hole at its center. Scientists have discovered what appear to be twelve smaller black holes orbiting our galaxy's central giant. Each is thought to actually be a binary system composed of a black hole and a low-mass star. Gas siphoned from the star glows in x-rays as it falls into the black holes, allowing them to be seen. Credit: Columbia University For the...
  • CORE Leader Blasts Global-warming Alarmists

    03/28/2009 3:46:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1,549+ views
    The New American ^ | 24 March 2009 | Ed Hiserodt
    While most civil rights organizations are marching in lock-step with the leftist climate catastrophe alarmists, Roy Innis, leader of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) for 35 years, has broken ranks and is urging the poor and black communities to rebel against purveyors of global-warming gloom and doom and other radical environmentalists. Speaking at the 2009 Conference in New York City last week, Innis said, "A lot of people are searching for the right thing to believe in and [have been] captured by a corrupted ideology," a "green" religion. As examples of how "'green' has become a religion ... un-quantified...

    06/14/2017 6:33:59 AM PDT · by lightman · 15 replies
    Lutheran CORE ^ | 1 May AD 2017 | Dennis D. Nelson
    In 2009 the ELCA Churchwide Assembly rejected as normative the traditional, Biblical definition of marriage by allowing for the endorsement and ordination of persons in “publicly accountable, lifelong, monogamous, same gender relationships.” Now this spirit of revision has crafted a new movement that hopes to reject any definition of marriage as normative for sexual relationships. Known as “Naked and Unashamed,” this movement was started by seminarians at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, and since then it has reached out to other pastors, leaders, and seminary students in the ELCA who share its beliefs and values. Its revisionist agenda...
  • The Earth's core has a 'jet stream' of molten iron

    12/21/2016 11:18:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    You know jet streams as fast-flowing air currents in the atmosphere that can help predict temperature and help planes fly faster. According to data sent back by a trio of ESA satellites called Swarm, though, there's also a jet stream deep beneath our planet's surface, and it's made of molten iron. A team of European scientists have discovered the jet stream in the Earth's outer core that's located 1,900 miles underneath its crust. It moves at 25 miles per year, three times faster than the speed of the other layers in the outer core and a thousand times faster than...
  • China's Communist Party raises Xi to symbolic 'core' status

    10/27/2016 6:35:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 27, 2016 9:07 AM EDT
    China’s Communist Party on Thursday elevated President Xí Jìnpíng to the position of “core” of the leadership, underscoring the clout he has amassed on the back of a sweeping anti-corruption campaign and crackdown on dissent. […] While mainly symbolic, the move to bestow Xí with “core” status reflects his assertion of himself as one of the country’s most powerful leaders in decades. It was an accolade bestowed on past leaders including famed reformist Dèng Xiǎopíng and ex-President Jiāng Zémín, but which Xí’s immediate predecessor never attained. …
  • How Can We Save The Sun?

    09/25/2016 6:21:25 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 46 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 9/23/16 | Fraser Cain
    How Can We Save The Sun? Published: 23 Sep , 2016 by Fraser Cain Video Remember the movie Sunshine, where astronomers learn that the Sun is dying? So a plucky team of astronauts take a nuclear bomb to the Sun, and try to jump-start it with a massive explosion. Yeah, there’s so much wrong in that movie that I don’t know where to start. So I just won’t.Seriously, a nuclear bomb to cure a dying Sun?Here’s the thing, the Sun is actually dying. It’s just that it’s going to take about another 5 billion years to run of fuel in...
  • 'Dead white guys did not create this country'

    01/21/2016 12:03:08 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 62 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/21/2016 | Bob Unruh
    Stating flatly, "Dead white guys did not create this country," an executive in the American school textbook industry has confirmed that Common Core pushes an elitist, progressive agenda of global warming, gun control and prostitution on America’s children. The undercover video is from investigative reporter James O’Keefe of Project Veritas. It reveals the comments and opinions of Kimberly Koerber, a former manager for Pearson, the nation's leading textbook publishing company. She now works for National Geographic, another publisher. O'Keefe reported her statements to Project Veritas journalists included, "Damn the Second Amendment", and, "People that are not educated, Fox TV viewers,...
  • Exclusive: Former Pearson Exec Reveals Anti-American Agenda in Common Core

    01/21/2016 7:53:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A former marketing executive for textbook publishing giant Pearson Education reveals the anti-American agenda behind Common Core and the Advanced Placement U.S. History framework in the third video of a series produced by Project Veritas and focused on the corporate cronyism behind the education reform known as Common Core. Kim Koerber, a former Pearson executive who now works as a sales consultant for National Geographic – another Gates Foundation-funded Common Core publisher – tells the Project Veritas undercover journalist that “conservative voters are afraid of everything,” and proceeds to say why Common Core is important in her view. She explains...
  • Iran removes core of Arak reactor

    01/11/2016 2:44:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    Iran has removed the core of its heavy-water nuclear reactor in Arak and filled it with cement, the BBC reported on Monday, citing Iran’s semiofficial Fars news agency. The fate of the reactor was one of the sticking points in nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six world powers, which reached a deal in July of last year. Under the terms of the deal, Iran agreed the heavy-water reactor would be reconfigured so it was not capable of yielding material for a nuclear weapon. Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesperson for Iran's atomic energy agency, told the Etemad newspaper on Monday Iran...
  • Trump Blasts Jeb Bush On Common Core: ‘He’s In Favor of Washington Educating Your Children’

    07/08/2015 1:43:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/8/15 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Donald Trump blasted fellow presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on Fox News Channel’s On the Record for his avid promotion of the Common Core education initiative as well as his stance on amnesty for illegal immigrants. “I watched Jeb Bush…I think it’s pathetic what’s going on, his stance on Common Core,” Trump said. “He’s in favor of Washington educating your children. His weak stance on immigration – he said it’s an act of love. I mean what kind of stuff is that? It’s baby stuff.” Trump said, “I will say that I love the Republican Party [but] I think they’re making...
  • Grading the Common Core: No Teaching Experience Required

    06/23/2015 7:59:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 22, 2015 | Motoko Rich
    The new academic standards known as the Common Core emphasize critical thinking, complex problem-solving and writing skills, and put less stock in rote learning and memorization. So the standardized tests given in most states this year required fewer multiple choice questions and far more writing on topics like this one posed to elementary school students: Read a passage from a novel written in the first person, and a poem written in the third person, and describe how the poem might change if it were written in the first person.
  • Common Core-Approved Workshop Teaches Sympathy for Hamas

    05/19/2015 11:00:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/19/15 | Sara Dogan
    A Common Core-approved workshop on the Middle East conflict titled “Whose Jerusalem?” has sparked controversy among critics who charge that the program portrays Israel and America in a negative light while cultivating sympathy for terrorist group Hamas. The “Whose Jerusalem?” curriculum was created by Boston University professor Carl Hobert, who describes the goal of his program as “educational civil disobedience, where students are learning about the Middle East and they’re putting pressure on our government to create a Palestinian state.” It has already been used in numerous high schools and has now been approved as part of the Common...
  • State threatening anti-Common Core parents with jail? Fight over federalized testing escalates

    04/29/2015 5:12:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/29/15 | Bob Unruh
    Parents in South Carolina who are part of a nationwide revolt against Common Core say they are being threatened with “criminal accountability” if they prevent their children from taking the tests required by the controversial educational-standards program. Tamra Hood, a member of South Carolina Parents Involved in Education, said the state Education Department’s chief Operating officer, Elizabeth Carpentier, warned parents could spend 30 days in jail if even a single day of testing is missed, Breitbart News reported. In addition, Hood said Carpentier warned that groups that encourage parents to refuse the Common Core-aligned tests could be charged with aiding...
  • Entire junior class, 280 high-schoolers, show Obama just what he can do with Common Core! (Seattle)

    04/27/2015 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 4/26/15 | Tom Tillison
    The entire junior class of a Seattle high school sent an unmistakable message to President Obama and other supporters of the Common Core curriculum last week: Thanks, but no thanks. Not a single junior at Nathan Hale High showed up Tuesday to take new state exams in reading and math, a Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman told The Seattle Times. That’s 280 students who skipped the tests in a show of force. **SNIP** “They didn’t skip school all day,” district spokeswoman Stacy Howard told the newspaper. “They just didn’t show up during the testing period.”
  • Education Secretary: Parents Who Opt Out Of Common Core are Racist – “Feds Will Step In” If Opt

    04/25/2015 10:05:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4/25/15 | Sundance
    Education Secretary Arnie Duncan is reminding parents in America “that all your children belong to them”. In a not-so-very veiled threat Secretary Duncan states the Federal Government will step in if parents continue to opt their children out of Common Core testing. (Via Doug Ross Journal) Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a veiled threat to the parents and students who choose to opt out of Common Core testing – The Feds “have an obligation to step in.” Federal law, under No Child Left Behind, requires 95 percent of students in a state to take the annual standardized tests in...