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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Artemis 1: Flight Day 13

    11/30/2023 11:07:16 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | 30 Nov, 2023 | Image Credit: NASA, Artemis I
    Explanation: On flight day 13 (November 28, 2022) of the Artemis I mission, the Orion spacecraft reached its maximum distance from its home world. Over 430,000 kilometers from Earth in a distant retrograde orbit, Orion surpassed the record for most distant spacecraft designed to carry humans. That record was previously set in 1970 during the Apollo 13 mission to the Moon. Both Earth and Moon are in the same field of view in this video frame from Orion on Artemis I mission flight day 13. The planet and its large natural satellite even appear about the same apparent size from...
  • Henry Kissinger's World War II

    11/30/2023 8:17:25 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Warfare History Network ^ | June 2018 | Tim Miller
    In November 1944, a young American soldier wrote back to his parents in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Six years earlier, he and his family had fled Germany for the United States, only weeks before Kristallnacht, the infamous Night of Broken Glass.Now here he was, having returned to the place where, had they stayed, he and his family may well have already perished. "So I am back where I wanted to be," the young man wrote. "I think of the cruelty and barbarism those people out there in the ruins showed when they were on top. And then I...
  • Discovery Of Ancient Waterway May Solve Mystery Of How The Pyramids Were Built

    11/30/2023 5:48:56 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 22 replies
    IFL Science ^ | 11/29/2023 | Ben Taub
    The mystery of how the pyramids were built may have finally been solved thanks to the discovery of an ancient branch of the Nile that once flowed through Giza. Hundreds of meters wide, the enormous waterway has long since dried up, but could have provided transportation for the colossal amounts of material and workers needed to construct the iconic landmarks thousands of years ago.
  • Our Public Health Agencies are Still up to Their Old Tricks

    11/30/2023 5:09:13 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 30 Nov, 2023 | W.A. Eliot
    Our public health agencies are like an FBI for public health with a monetary incentive. Maybe you thought our public health agencies would undergo some contrite introspection after blowing it on basically every major COVID-19 policy (masks, lockdowns, school closings, vaccine safety, and efficacy, therapeutics, etc.). Yeah, sure. They did it all on purpose, their only regret being they didn’t do it to us gooder and harder. (Shortly before stepping down, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said she regretted the messaging, not getting the policies wrong. Masks forever, boosters galore, follow the teachers’ union science, as long as the messaging is...
  • Some More Energy Reality In New York City

    11/30/2023 4:38:11 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 28 Nov, 2023 | Francis Menton
    New York thinks it is going to be the “leader” in showing the world how to transition away from fossil fuels to “green” energy. Our politicians and bureaucrats have not bothered with things like feasibility studies or demonstration projects showing that this can be done, because after all they are geniuses and it is up to the little people to figure out the details. So the energy transition has been ordered up via statutes filled with mandates and deadlines and penalties, with no attention paid to feasibility or cost. We now all get to sit back and watch as this...
  • Scientists ‘shocked’ and ‘alarmed’ at what’s in the mRNA shots

    11/29/2023 9:42:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Spectator Australia ^ | 09/25/2023 | Rebekah Barnett
    Early in 2023, genomics scientist Kevin McKernan made an accidental discovery. While running an experiment in his Boston lab, McKernan used some vials of mRNA Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines as controls. He was ‘shocked’ to find that they were allegedly contaminated with tiny fragments of plasmid DNA. McKernan, who has 25 years’ experience in his field, ran the experiment again, confirming that the vials contained up to, in his opinion, 18-70 times more DNA contamination than the legal limits allowed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In particular, McKernan was alarmed to...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - A Landspout Tornado over Kansas

    11/29/2023 12:54:05 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | 29 Nov, 2023 | Image Credit & Copyright: Brad Hannon
    Explanation: Could there be a tornado inside another tornado? In general, no. OK, but could there be a tornado inside a wider dust devil? No again, for one reason because tornados comes down from the sky, but dust devils rise up from the ground. What is pictured is a landspout, an unusual type of tornado known to occur on the edge of a violent thunderstorm. The featured landspout was imaged and identified in Kansas, USA, in June 2019 by an experienced storm chaser. The real tornado is in the center, and the outer sheath was possibly created by large dust...
  • Study examines how massive 2022 eruption changed stratosphere chemistry and dynamics

    11/29/2023 5:30:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Phys Org ^ | NOVEMBER 20, 2023 | by Leah Burrows, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    1 / 1Eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano in the South Pacific on January 14, 2022, one day prior to the larger eruption plume that would significantly impact stratospheric composition. Credit: Tonga Geological Services, Adapted from Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted on January 15, 2022 in the South Pacific, it produced a shock wave felt around the world and triggered tsunamis in Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, Japan, Chile, Peru and the United States. It also changed the chemistry and dynamics of the stratosphere in the year following the eruption, leading to...
  • Watch: AI analysis says US Moon landing images are fake (Google AI)

    11/29/2023 9:21:10 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 185 replies
    UMMID ^ | 11/27/2023 | Staff
    Neither the United States nor its space agency NASA have so far commented on the AI analysis that questioned the Moon Landing by the American astronauts.[Google AI anslysis found that the U.S. Moon photos are fake, but thought images captured by Chines lunar rover are fine.]Moscow: The analysis of some of the photos and images of the U.S. astronauts landing on the Moon using neural networks showed they are fake, Vladimir Putin was told at “Artificial Intelligence World Tour" in Moscow, and the Russian President found it interesting.The video of the analysis result and conversation of the Russian President with...
  • Oil on lakes, in the ground and in oceans is naturally there; spills are inconsequential.

    11/29/2023 6:50:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/29/2023 | Erwin Haas
    Jack Hellner recently suggested that oil spills are only moderately harmful to the environment. I disagree. Oil in the environment is normally there and has been for centuries. That’s how people first discovered the stuff. In California’s uber-environmentalist Santa Barbara County, an estimated 11 to 160 barrels of oil seep into the ocean daily and have for countless centuries; the locals have made attempts at capping it. They have failed so farIn nature, there are the butanes, gasolines and kerosene in the oil, which, when deposited on the surface, evaporate off as naphtha (probably the basis of the ancient Greek...
  • CIA analysts were 'bribed to change position' on COVID-19 origins as Fauci led 'orchestrated' effort to undermine lab-leak origin theory

    11/29/2023 12:55:44 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    SkyNews Australia ^ | Nov 28, 2023 | Patrick Hannaford
    In the new Sky News Australia documentary, “What Really Happened in Wuhan, the Next Chapter”, Sharri Markson reveals explosive new evidence about the origins of the pandemic that brought the world to a standstill in 2020. Speaking to officials from multiple US intelligence agencies as well as senior public health scientists involved in behind-the-scenes discussions, Sharri reveals how the lab-leak theory was intentionally suppressed, with a whistleblower claiming CIA analysts who favoured the lab leak theory were even bribed to change their position in order to take the focus off China and the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
  • A Look At Unprecedented Surges In Cardiac Arrest Cases In Victoria, Australia

    11/28/2023 6:40:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/28/2023 | Ellen Wan
    In the past two years, there has been a notable surge in the number of cardiac arrest cases in Victoria, Australia. From 2021 to 2022, cases increased by 5.8 percent compared to the previous year, reaching a historical high. These numbers have sparked public concerns about the potential side effects of vaccines.( - Yuri A/Shutterstock)According to the annual report from the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry, 6,934 cases were recorded from 2020 to 2021, representing a 2.5 percent increase compared to the previous year and marking the highest number of cardiac arrest events in the state at that time. However,...
  • Higher Incidence Of COVID-19 Found Among Consistent Mask-Wearers: Peer-Reviewed Study

    11/28/2023 6:35:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/28/2023 | Naveen Athrappully
    A discarded mask lay on a sidewalk in Orange, Calif., on June 19, 2020. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)People who wore protective masks were found to be more likely to contract COVID-19 infections than those who didn't, according to a recent Norwegian study.The peer-reviewed study, published in the journal Epidemiology and Infection on Nov. 13, analyzed mask use among 3,209 individuals from Norway. Researchers followed them for 17 days, and then asked the participants about their use of masks. The team found that there was a higher incidence of testing positive for COVID-19 among people who used masks more frequently.Among individuals...
  • Red Planet Day – November 28, 2023 🔴

    11/28/2023 1:58:03 PM PST · by Ezekiel · 4 replies
    Red Planet Day, November 28, recognizes the planet which has captivated human observers for countless years, Mars. Right now, we know that Mars is red thanks to photographs beamed back to Earth from American rovers. For centuries, the naked human eye has been able to detect the reddish tinge of the solar system’s fourth planet, glimmering in the night sky. Little did scientists know, the red on Mars’ surface came from a preponderance of iron oxide, common rust. On Red Planet Day we celebrate our fascination with Mars, along with all the scientific advancements into understanding the dusty planet. HISTORY...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Ganymede from Juno

    11/28/2023 12:17:41 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    NASA ^ | 28 Nov, 2023 | Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS; Processing & License: Kevin M. Gill
    Explanation: What does the largest moon in the Solar System look like? Jupiter's moon Ganymede, larger than even Mercury and Pluto, has an icy surface speckled with bright young craters overlying a mixture of older, darker, more cratered terrain laced with grooves and ridges. The cause of the grooved terrain remains a topic of research, with a leading hypothesis relating it to shifting ice plates. Ganymede is thought to have an ocean layer that contains more water than Earth -- and might contain life. Like Earth's Moon, Ganymede keeps the same face towards its central planet, in this case Jupiter....
  • Hate to Say We Told You So: Federal Energy Data Paint Ugly Winter Picture

    11/28/2023 7:09:26 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    RealClear Energy ^ | 27 Nov, 2023 | David Holt
    Data is always handy for measuring where things are and will be, and the federal government’s energy statistics are painting an ugly picture of the present and future when it comes the loud push to electrify all of our useful, well-functioning appliances. The sad part is the policies behind those misguided effortsare already costing Americans and forcing those in poverty or on fixed incomes to make choices between heating their homes or having enough food in the coming winter. That unacceptable situation comes in a winter fraught with the increasingly real risk of blackouts in the dead of the 2023-24...
  • Another Climate Snow Job

    11/28/2023 6:47:11 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    Issues & Insights ^ | 28 Nov, 2023 | I & I Editorial Board
    A federal bureaucrat is telling us that due to human activity, global snowfall is in decline. There’s no reason to be worried, though. We’ve seen the climate doomsday predictions before, and somehow they always turn out to be wrong. Nearly a quarter of a century ago, we were assured by the British Independent that “​​Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past.” (Don’t bother to try to find the story in the Independent’s archives – that page doesn’t exist or has been moved, presumably because it’s an embarrassment to the newspaper.) In that article, reporter Charles Onians appealed to...
  • How Sugar Fuels Cancer In The Body

    11/27/2023 9:17:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/27/2023 | Flora Zhao
    You may have heard that sugar can feed cancer cells. Is that true?(Illustration by The Epoch Times, Shutterstock)Sugars ‘Nourish’ Cancer CellsFor cancer patients, “sugar intake can indeed nourish cancer cells,” Mingyang Song, associate professor of clinical epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, told The Epoch Times.This is supported by strong epidemiological evidence, he said.A study published in PLoS One involving 1,011 colon cancer patients with a follow-up period of over seven years found that compared to patients consuming less than two servings of sugar-sweetened beverages per month, those who consumed two or more servings...
  • Natural immunity provides better protection against COVID than vaccines – even against hospitalization, new study finds

    11/27/2023 1:56:38 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/26/2023 | Blaze
    The analysis was based on data from 246,113 individuals who qualified as one of four categories. The scientists categorized the individuals as those with no immunity against COVID, those with natural immunity from previously being infected, those who had vaccine-induced immunity, and those who had both natural immunity and who were vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2. "Natural immunity conferred substantial protection against COVID-19 hospitalization," the authors of the study wrote. "Our study showed that natural immunity offers stronger and longer-lasting protection against infection, symptoms, and hospitalization compared to vaccine-induced immunity."
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -

    11/27/2023 11:31:04 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | 27 Nov, 2023 | Image Credit & Copyright: Vikas Chander
    Explanation: This eagle ray glides across a cosmic sea. Officially cataloged as SH2-63 and LBN 86, the dark nebula is composed of gas and dust that just happens to appear shaped like a common ocean fish. The interstellar dust nebula appears light brown as it blocks and reddens visible light emitted behind it. Dark nebulas glow primarily in infrared light, but also reflect visible light from surrounding stars. The dust in dark nebulas is usually sub-millimeter chunks of carbon, silicon, and oxygen, frequently coated with frozen carbon monoxide and nitrogen. Dark nebulas are also known as molecular clouds because they...