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  • Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Brings His Famous Logic To The Mask Debate, But Is He Right?

    10/19/2020 5:12:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    Dilbert creator Scott Adams is obviously best known for being a cartoonist, but he’s also an author, a speaker, a blogger, and one of the sharpest purveyors of pure logic in media today. Even if your knee-jerk reaction is to disagree with one of his opinions, it would be foolish and irrational not to listen to and seriously consider them. Particularly as he’s delved into politics over the past few years, I’ve often found myself agreeing with and enjoying Adams’ take. However, as a long-time critic of forced masking, I was a bit unsettled last week to find myself on...
  • Memorial Tomb of Ancient Greek Astronomer Aratus Unearthed in Turkey

    10/18/2020 11:05:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | October 14, 2020 | Patricia Claus
    Archaeologists working in the ancient Greek city of Soli Pompeipolis in the southern Mersin province in Turkey have unveiled the memorial tomb of the Greek poet and astronomer Aratus, who was born in 315 BC. The city, located in the ancient region of Paphlagonia, was still prominent during Roman times but was only rediscovered in the 1800s with the unearthing of the ruins of Zimbilli Tepe in the Black Sea region of the country. Soli Pompeipolis, lying just across the river from Tasköprü, in the Gökirmak (Greek: Amnias) Valley, in ancient times stretched as far as the Küre and ilgaz...
  • October Meteor Showers

    10/05/2020 8:12:17 AM PDT · by Pete from Shawnee Mission · 24 replies
    "Meteor Shower Tonight" ^ | October 1, 2020 | Staff
    "There are 11 meteor showers peaking in October every year. Here the brief description of these awesome space events that will light up the autumn sky of October. Keep your eyes to the sky and enjoy!"
  • UFO Lying On The Bottom Of The Baltic Sea?

    06/20/2012 4:30:40 PM PDT · by dila813 · 42 replies
    Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com ^ | June 19, 2012 | Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com
    A Swedish expedition team has found an unidentified object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, leaving some to believe it’s the remnants of an extra-terrestrial ship. Scientists went off on a deep-water dive to debunk some theories about the underwater object, but were left with more questions than they had answers. The divers found that the object was raised about 10 to 13 feet above the seabed, and curved in at the sides. “First we thought this was only stone, but this is something else,” Ocean X team diver Peter Lindberg said in a press release. The object had...
  • Was the Millennium Falcon found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea?

    07/05/2011 8:31:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    io9.com ^ | Sunday, July 3, 2011 | Cyriaque Lamar
    On June 19, maritime treasure hunters -- who were looking for priceless submerged hooch in shipwrecks -- discovered a 60-meter-diameter circle 87 meters under the Baltic Sea. Are these the remains of an alien vessel or Cthulhu's personal pan pizza? Next to the circle is a 300 meter long slide track -- as if the circle has traveled across the seabed before it has settled [...] They rule out theories that there is a depth bomb or mine from the First World War -- or a symmetrical [algal] bloom [...] The most likely scenario is still that there is a...
  • The wreck files: Have scientists found a crashed flying saucer on the seabed?

    08/02/2011 3:18:51 PM PDT · by dila813 · 78 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Last updated at 7:38 AM on 2nd August 2011 | Daniel Bates
    A mysterious circle on a grainy scan, this is what scientists are claiming is finally evidence that Earth has been visited by aliens. Researchers have claimed the fuzzy outline is a flying saucer that ended up 300ft down on the ocean floor between Sweden and Finland. They were stunned when sonar scans taken while searching for a century-old wreck showed up the shape against the dirt.
  • Video: Divers find large, unexplained object at bottom of Baltic Sea

    01/27/2012 5:28:29 AM PST · by shove_it · 109 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 26 Jan 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    A team of salvage divers has discovered an unexplained object resting at the bottom of the Baltic Sea near Sweden. "This thing turned up. My first reaction was to tell the guys that we have a UFO here on the bottom," said Peter Lindberg, the leader of the amateur treasure hunters. Sonar readings show that the mysterious object is about 60 meters across, or, about the size of a jumbo jet. And it's not alone. Nearby on the sea floor is another, smaller object with a similar shape. Even more fascinating, both objects have "drag marks" behind them on the...
  • Shipwreck hunters stumble across mysterious find

    01/28/2012 8:23:30 AM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | January 28, 2012 | Brooke Bowman
    Deep down on the bottom of the Baltic Sea, Swedish treasure hunters think they have made the find of a lifetime. The problem is, they're not exactly sure what it is they've uncovered.
  • Veteran Divers Find Giant UFO-Like Object At Bottom Of Baltic Sea – With Video

    01/29/2012 12:35:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 1/29/12 | cnn
    The Sideshow: A team of salvage divers has discovered an unexplained object resting at the bottom of the Baltic Sea near Sweden. “This thing turned up. My first reaction was to tell the guys that we have a UFO here on the bottom,” said Peter Lindberg, the leader of the treasure hunters. Sonar readings show that the mysterious object is about 60 meters across, or, about the size of a jumbo jet. And it’s not alone. Nearby on the sea floor is another, smaller object with a similar shape. Even more fascinating, both objects have “drag marks” behind them on...
  • The Truth Is Out There About UFO In Baltic Sea, Swedish Scientists Say

    06/02/2012 9:09:14 PM PDT · by Windflier · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Gene J. Koprowski
    Swedish scientists plan to explore a mystery ripped straight from the “The X-Files.” Rather than Mulder and Scully, this adventure features Swedish researchers Peter Lindberg and Dennis Asberg. They too know the truth is out there -- and in mere days plan to visit what they call the “Baltic Anomaly.” Last summer, while on a treasure hunt between Sweden and Finland, the pair and their research associates made headlines worldwide with the discovery of a 200-foot wide unidentified object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Now a team of oceanographers, engineers and deep sea divers will return to the...
  • Researchers At Large Hadron Collider Are Confident To Make Contact With Parallel Universe In Days

    10/17/2020 5:22:43 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 168 replies
    sciencenatures ^ | 10/10/20 | staff
    The astoundingly complex LHC “atom smasher” at the CERN center in Geneva, Switzerland, are fired up to its maximum energy levels ever in an endeavor to identify - or perhaps generate - tiny black holes. If successful a very new universe is going to be exposed – modifying completely not only the physics books but the philosophy books too. It is even probable that gravity from our own universe may “transfer” into this parallel universe, researchers at the LHC say. The experiment is assured to accentuate alarmist critics of the LHC, many of whom initially warned the high energy particle...
  • Two planets found orbiting a red dwarf

    10/16/2020 12:18:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    phys.org ^ | 10/16/2020 | by University of Bern
    Red dwarfs are the coolest kind of star. As such, they potentially allow liquid water to exist on planets that are quite close to them. In the search for habitable worlds beyond the borders of our solar system, this is a big advantage: the distance between an exoplanet and its star is a crucial factor for its detection. The closer the two are, the higher the chance that astronomers can detect the planet from Earth. "But these stars are rather small and emit little light compared to most other stars, such as our Sun," Brice-Olivier Demory, lead author of the...
  • Opposite World: Pluto’s Ice Caps Made of Methane, Turns Earth’s Process Upside Down

    10/16/2020 11:33:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    scitechdaily.com ^ | October 14, 2020 | By Frank Tavares, NASA's Ames Research Center
    Pluto as seen from data taken by New Horizon’s flyby in 2015 of the dwarf planet, with a close-up view of the Pigafetta Montes mountain range. The colorization on the right indicates the concentrations of methane ice, with the highest concentrations at higher elevations in red, decreasing downslope to the lowest concentrations in blue. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI and Ames Research Center/Daniel Rutter ============================================================================= The mountains discovered on Pluto during the New Horizons spacecraft’s flyby of the dwarf planet in 2015 are covered by a blanket of methane ice, creating bright deposits strikingly like the snow-capped mountain chains found on Earth. New...
  • Betelgeuse Is Neither as Far Nor as Large as We Thought, And It's a Total Bummer

    10/16/2020 8:42:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | MIKE MCRAE 16 OCTOBER 2020
    (ALMA - ESO/NAOJ/NRAO, E/O'Gorman/P.Kervella) ========================================================================= In the wake of recent fluctuations in Betelgeuse's brightness, astronomers have rigorously examined the star's vital statistics, and come up with a bit of a surprise. According to the team led by researchers at Australian National University (ANU), the results change a few important things about our favourite red giant. "The actual physical size of Betelgeuse has been a bit of a mystery – earlier studies suggested it could be bigger than the orbit of Jupiter," says astronomer László Molnár from the Konkoly Observatory in Hungary. "Our results say Betelgeuse only extends out to two...
  • 'Very high risk' defunct Russian satellite and Chinese rocket body will [maybe] collide tonight: report

    10/15/2020 2:06:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/15/2020 | David Aarno
    Satellite-tracking company LeoLabs on Wednesday said the defunct objects could come within 39 feet of each other and that there was a 10% chance that they could still collide around 8:56 p.m. ET. The company deemed the potential crash to be a "very high risk." "This event continues to be very high risk and will likely stay this way through the time of closest approach," LeoLabs tweeted. Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said the two objects were a defunct Soviet navigation satellite called Parus [Kosmos 2004] that launched in 1989 and a Chinese rocket stage....
  • Improved Voting Machine Will Ask If A Celebrity Told You To Vote So It Can Immediately Discard Your Ballot

    10/15/2020 5:50:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | October 13, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    COLUMBUS, OH—In response to growing concerns over celebrity election meddling, several states have introduced voting machines with new technology that will immediately discard your ballot if it determines you are voting because a celebrity told you to. "We are extremely concerned about celebrity influence in this election," said Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. "According to several authoritative studies, celebrities are literally the worst. We can't allow our future to be determined by celebrities or anyone insane enough to listen to them." Polls have shown that there are actually a few people out there who rely on celebrities like Mark...
  • NASA Claims Cold Fusion Without Naming It

    10/14/2020 10:30:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    hackaday.com ^ | September 28, 2020 | by: Al Williams
    Do you remember in 1989 when two chemists announced they’d created a setup that created nuclear fusion at room temperature? Everyone was excited, but it eventually turned out to be very suspect. It wasn’t clear how they detected that fusion occurred and only a few of the many people who tried to replicate the experiment claimed success and they later retracted their reports. Since then, mentioning cold fusion is right up there with perpetual motion. Work does continue though, and NASA recently published several papers on lattice confinement fusion which is definitely not called cold fusion, although it sounds like...
  • For The First Time, Physicists Have Achieved Superconductivity at Room Temperature

    10/14/2020 9:25:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 14 OCTOBER 2020 | MICHELLE STARR
    A major new milestone has just been achieved in the quest for superconductivity. For the first time, physicists have achieved the resistance-free flow of an electrical current at room temperature - a positively balmy 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit). This has smashed the previous record of -23 degrees Celsius (-9.4 degrees Fahrenheit), and has brought the prospect of functional superconductivity a huge step forward. "Because of the limits of low temperature, materials with such extraordinary properties have not quite transformed the world in the way that many might have imagined," physicist Ranga Dias of the University of Rochester said...
  • Max Planck and the Birth of Quantum Mechanics

    10/14/2020 4:57:25 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 38 replies
    SciTechDaily ^ | 13 October 2020 | LUIS OROZCO
    In the early evening of Sunday, October 7, 1900 - 120 years ago - Max Planck found the functional form of the curve that we now know as the Planck distribution of black-body radiation. By my account, it was the birthdate of quantum mechanics. [In Comment #1 - a beautiful photo of Planck, Einstein, and Millikan at a dinner party]
  • The puzzle of the strange galaxy made of 99.9% dark matter is solved

    10/13/2020 12:45:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    phys.org ^ | October 13, 2020 | by Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
    Image and amplification (in color) of the ultra-diffuse galaxy Dragonfly 44 taken with the Hubble space telescope. Credit: Teymoor Saifollahi and NASA/HST. ============================================================================= At present, the formation of galaxies is difficult to understand without the presence of a ubiquitous, but mysterious component, termed dark matter. Astronomers have measure how much dark matter there is around galaxies, and have found that it varies between 10 and 300 times the quantity of visible matter. However, a few years ago, the discovery of a very diffuse object, named Dragonfly 44, changed this view. It was found that this galaxy has 10,000 times more...