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  • Biden gets in testy exchange in Iowa: 'You're a damn liar'

    12/05/2019 11:17:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/19 | MARTY JOHNSON
    Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday got in a tense back-and-forth with an audience member during an Iowa campaign stop after the man claimed the former vice president sent his son Hunter Biden to work for an energy company in Ukraine. "You're a damn liar, man. That's not true," Biden shot back at the man, who said the claims, which have been circulated by some on the right, were backed up by reporting on television. Biden then went on to challenge the man to a push-up contest. "You want to check my shape man, let's do pushups together here,...
  • See a Robot Melt Its Own Bones to Avoid Obstacles

    02/14/2019 7:37:16 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Futurism ^ | Kristen Houser
    Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land, and they owe their speed in part to the design of their skeletons — the tibia and fibula in their legs are fused, helping them maintain stability while sprinting after prey. However, this unique characteristic also prevents cheetahs from being effective climbers like many other cats. If it could somehow separate its leg bones at will, the animal would be far more formidable. In a new paper published in the journal IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters, the CSU [Colorado State University] team describes how it gave its robot the ability to adapt to...
  • Democrats traumatized by 2016 are having pre-midterms nightmares

    11/04/2018 9:31:27 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-04-2018 | Ben Schreckinger
    On the eve of the midterms, President Donald Trump’s approval is falling, young voters are energized, and Republicans look poised to lose their House majority. It’s enough to make Democrats nervous, miserable wrecks. Haunted by memories of 2016, liberals around the country are riven with anxiety in the campaign’s homestretch. They’re suspicious of favorable polls and making election night contingency plans in case their worst fears come true. Some report literal nightmares about a Democratic wipeout. “We're kind of just in the bed-wetting phase now," said Democratic pollster John Anzalone, a Hillary Clinton campaign alumnus who spent election night 2016...
  • Delingpole: Shock! Antarctica Still Doing Just Great

    06/15/2018 11:28:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 6/15/2018 | James Delingpole
    Antarctic melting faster than evah! This has been the global warming scare story of the week, heavily promoted by the usual suspects, including Time, CBS, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the New York Times and, inevitably, the BBC. Here is the BBC version: Antarctica is shedding ice at an accelerating rate. So it’s over, right? The Warmunists were right, the deniers were wrong and global warming is a super serial crisis we need to deal with NOW not the day after tomorrow… Actually no. The first thing to note is that the study is published in Nature, which is alarmist...
  • Professor: Millennials have mental health problems from 2016 election

    04/08/2017 6:03:41 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 83 replies
    RedAlertPolitics ^ | 04/06/2017 | Siraj Hashmi
    After Donald Trump won the presidency in November, liberal college students were pretty upset as they took part in cry-ins, walkouts, and marches. However, a psychiatry professor at Michigan State University believes that a lot of millennials upset with the election results are now developing mental health problems. Dr. Farha Abbasi, who’s an expert on mental health post-election, told the Spartan Newsroom that for some millennials are becoming more anxious as they struggle with their identities while depression is worsening for others. “Millennials are already facing a lot of challenges,” Abbasi said, explaining that between living during wars in the...
  • Campus meltdown over President Trump: Yale professor scraps exam for students struggling....

    11/10/2016 9:43:39 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | November 10, 2016 | Emily Crane For
    FULL TITLE: Campus meltdown over President Trump: Yale professor scraps exam for students struggling with election result while other colleges offer counseling Some of America's top universities and schools have gone into meltdown following Trump's shock victory, with professors cancelling exams and organising strikes. A Yale economics professor announced he was making an exam 'optional' after receiving 'heartfelt notes' from multiple students who were in shock over the result. Other teachers cancelled classes and one professor from Cleveland State University told her students to come dressed in 'warm clothes' as they were going on strike. Schools in Boston offered counselling...
  • ‘People Have to Die’: Anti-Trump Protester Calls For Violence on CNN

    11/10/2016 6:25:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 59 replies ^ | November 10, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    During the massive anti-Donald Trump protests held in California the day after Election Day, one woman CNN spoke to called for violence and death as a means to enact political change. “If we don’t fight, who is going to fight for us? People had to die for your freedom where we’re at today. We can’t just do rallies, we have to fight back,” said Lily, a Latina woman from Los Angeles.
  • Some Deutsche Bank Clients Unable To Access Cash Due To "IT Outage"

    10/02/2016 4:16:01 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 2nd, 2016 | by Tyler Durden
    While it now seems that Friday's rumor of a substantially reduced Deutsche Bank settlement with the DOJ, which sent the stock price soaring from all time lows, was false following a FAZ report that CEO John Cryan has not yet begun the renegotiation process, and in the "next few days" is set to fly to the US to discuss the proposed RMBS misselling settlement with the US Attorney General, Germany's largest lender continues to be impacted by the public's declining confidence, exacerbated over the weekend by a disturbing "IT glitch." For one, it remains unclear if Friday's report halted, or...
  • Pink snow: pretty, but a troubling sign of a melting Arctic (RuH RoHhhh!! Alert!!)

    06/24/2016 3:21:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/24/16 | Susanna Heller
    Pink snow may be aesthetically pleasing, but scientists have found that it is indicative of the rapid pace of global warming. This snow, which thrives in high-latitude and high-altitude regions, is found in areas comparable to the Arctic, where Chlamydomonas nivalis algae, which is normally green, has a chemical reaction to the UV rays from the sun and takes on a reddish-pink hue. Scientists have been aware of rose-tinted snow since 1818, but they initially misunderstood its origins, believing it came about as a result of iron deposits left behind by a meteor. However, subsequent findings from the same year...
  • Target recalls 2600 Menorahs for Fire Hazard

    05/17/2016 11:15:55 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 19 replies | 05/17/2016 | Tomi Kilgore
    Target Corp. (TGT) recalled about 2,600 Hanukkah menorahs sold from October 2015 through December 2015 for about $20 , because of a fire hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission . The clear acrylic menorahs, in a pyramid design and 10.5 inches long, can melt when the candles are burning, posing a fire hazard, the CPSC said. Target has received eight reports of melting, including three reports of fire, but no property damage or injuries. Target shares shed 1.9% in afternoon trade, and have edged up 0.8% year to date.
  • Clinton's Cough Attack Returns

    04/25/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 67 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 24, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton's cough returned today at a rally in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Today's coughing fit occurred as Clinton was on stage, as she rallied in front of her supporters. Watch here:video
  • Melting glaciers blamed for subtle slowing of Earth's rotation

    12/14/2015 4:20:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 12/14/15 | Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The melting of glaciers caused by the world's rising temperatures appears to be causing a slight slowing of the Earth's rotation in another illustration of the far-reaching impact of global climate change, scientists said on Friday. The driving force behind the modest but discernible changes in the Earth's rotation measured by satellites and astronomical methods is a global sea level rise fueled by an influx of meltwater into the oceans from glaciers, the researchers said. "Because glaciers are at high latitudes, when they melt they redistribute water from these high latitudes towards lower latitudes, and like a...
  • Rise of Oceans Due to Melting Antarctic Ice Sheet Is 'Unstoppable'

    05/12/2014 5:03:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 107 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/12/14 | Danielle Wiener-Bronner - atlantic wire
    Two forthcoming reports on the western Antarctic ice sheet confirm previous fears that the ice's melt will increase ocean levels by as much as 13 feet within the next few centuries. They also suggest that the process has already begun — and is likely not reversible. The New York Times reports that both papers — one by NASA scientists, to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, and one by University of Washington scientists to appear in Science — find that the West Antarctic ice sheet is melting because of naturally-occurring warm water welling up from deep in the ocean. None...
  • Obama’s Executive Order on Climate

    11/07/2013 8:32:01 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/7/2013 | Alan Caruba
    On the surface, it might seem to make sense for the President to want to “do something” about climate events such as hurricanes, but there have always been hurricanes and blaming them and everything from droughts to wildfires on “climate change” is not just absurd, it is a deliberate lie that blames a rise in the amount of carbon dioxide, a so-called but incorrectly named “greenhouse gas”, as the cause of these natural events. The President has issued an Executive Order to ramp up efforts to address “climate change.” At the heart of the global warming hoax has been this...

    08/02/2013 5:25:10 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 96 replies
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  • New Antarctic Evidence Reveals Past Melting

    07/22/2013 12:37:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/22/13 | Becky Oskin -
    One of the wild cards in estimating future sea level rise from global warming is the enormous East Antarctic Ice Sheet, which holds more freshwater in its icy expanse than the whole of Greenland. Some climate models predict the giant ice sheet will undergo relatively little change as the planet warms in coming decades, while others forecast significant melting. Now, a new study suggests parts of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet underwent significant melting during the Pliocene, a recent geologic epoch when climate conditions were similar to those of today. ... During the Pliocene epoch between 5.3 million to 2.6...
  • Mount Everest's Ice Is Melting (We're Doomed UpDate!)

    05/14/2013 2:41:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/14/13 | Becky Oskin -
    Earth's global thaw has reached Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, researchers said today (May 14) at the Meeting of the Americas in Cancun, Mexico. Glaciers in the Mount Everest region have shrunk by 13 percent in the last 50 years and the snowline has shifted upward by 590 feet (180 meters), Sudeep Thakuri, a graduate student at the University of Milan in Italy, said in a statement. Located in the Himalaya Mountains on the border between China and Nepal, Everest's summit is 29,029 feet (8,848 m) above sea level. Thakuri and his colleagues tracked changes to glaciers, temperatures and...
  • New body 'liquefaction' unit unveiled in Florida funeral home

    08/31/2011 7:08:13 AM PDT · by tlb · 52 replies
    bbc ^ | Neil Bowdler | Neil Bowdler
    A Glasgow-based company has installed its first commercial "alkaline hydrolysis" unit at a Florida funeral home. The unit by Resomation Ltd is billed as a green alternative to cremation and works by dissolving the body in heated alkaline water. The facility has been installed at the Anderson-McQueen funeral home in St Petersburg, and will be used for the first time in the coming weeks. It is hoped other units will follow in the US, Canada and Europe. The makers claim the process produces a third less greenhouse gas than cremation, uses a seventh of the energy, and allows for the...
  • New report confirms Arctic melt accelerating

    05/03/2011 7:45:38 AM PDT · by quantim · 34 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | May 3, 10:29 AM EDT
    STOCKHOLM (AP) -- A new assessment of climate change in the Arctic shows the ice in the region is melting faster than previously thought and sharply raises projections of global sea level rise this century. The report by the international Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, or AMAP, compiles the latest science on how climate change has impacted the Arctic in the past six years. A summary of the key findings obtained by the AP on Tuesday shows Arctic temperatures during that period were the highest since measurements began in 1880.
  • Himalayan glaciers not melting because of climate change, report finds

    01/27/2011 2:19:58 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 Jan 2011 | Dean Nelson, New Dehli and Richard Alleyne
    Excerpt only website: Himalayan glaciers are actually advancing rather than retreating, claims the first major study since a controversial UN report said they would be melted within quarter of a century. Researchers have discovered that contrary to popular belief half of the ice flows in the Karakoram range of the mountains are actually growing rather than shrinking. The discovery adds a new twist to the row over whether global warming is causing the world's highest mountain range to lose its ice cover. It further challenges claims made in a 2007 report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that...