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  • San Fran Tries To Beg Back Tourists With Ad Filled With Woke Propaganda

    06/01/2023 10:14:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies ^ | June 1, 2023 | SARAH MERLY
    In their 2010 sunshine pop song “San Francisco,” The Mowgli’s declared that they lost their heads in San Francisco. Now, it seems like San Francisco Travel has joined them, but in an unromantic and oblivious way. The tourism organization released an ad begging for tourists who're understandably avoiding the city because of its woke policies and their consequences to come back. Their strategy? Displaying how wonderfully woke the city truly is. “Always San Francisco” features, among other things, a dancing drag queen and a man in a wheelchair pretending to be a woman. The ad has gotten plenty of backlash...
  • Ukraine war: Dashcam captures moment missile debris falls onto Kyiv road

    05/31/2023 10:10:36 PM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | May 29, 2023
    Dashcam footage shows the moment missile debris crashed down on a street in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv. The incident happened on 29 May and came during a rare daytime attack on the city. No injuries were reported. The way the missile falls suggests it was intercepted by air defences before it could reach its target. The BBC matched the dashcam footage to video from a nearby security camera and photographs in media reports. The fragments were later collected by police for further investigation.
  • Car goes airborne off tow truck ramp on Georgia highway (video)

    05/31/2023 8:52:47 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 40 replies ^ | 31 May 2023 | Zach Mentz
    A Florida woman’s car went airborne while driving in Georgia after her car traveled up the ramp of a parked tow truck and flew more than 100 feet. The incident happened May 24 on U.S. 84 in Lowndes County, according to body camera footage. A Lowndes County Sheriff’s deputy was responding to a car accident on the opposite side of the highway’s grass median. While the deputy was at the crash scene, his body camera recorded the car drive up the back ramp of the lowered tow truck ramp before taking flight for approximately 120 feet, flipping and rolling over...
  • We Found a LOST Roman Town

    05/31/2023 8:18:27 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6 months ago | Paul and Rebecca Whitewick
    Welcome to another Roman mystery this week, as always, I do concern myself that I don't get the initially idea across well on video hence the mini intro! I hope it all makes sense.We Found a LOST Roman Town | 12:20Paul and Rebecca Whitewick | 81.7K subscribers | 36K views | 6 months ago
  • Pakistan International Airlines Plane Seized at Malaysia Airport Over Non-Payment of Dues [Passengers Stranded]

    05/30/2023 6:21:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    India Today ^ | May 30, 2023
    A Pakistan aircraft was seized at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on Tuesday over non payment of dues, a report said.ADVERTIA Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing 777 aircraft was seized by authorities in Malaysia over a lease dispute on Tuesday, a report said. The aircraft, acquired on lease from Malaysia, was seized at Kuala Lumpur International Airport over non-payment of dues worth $4 million, ARY News reported. The plane was seized following a court order.
  • New Innovative System Can Turn Seawater Into Fuel

    05/30/2023 11:54:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | MAY 30, 2023 | By SLAC NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY, Stanford University, University Of Oregon
    A representation of the team’s bipolar membrane system that converts seawater into hydrogen gas. Credit: Nina Fujikawa/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory The cocktail of elements in seawater, including hydrogen, oxygen, sodium, and others, is essential for life on Earth. However, this intricate chemical makeup poses a challenge when attempting to separate hydrogen gas for sustainable energy applications. Recently, a team of scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, University of Oregon, and Manchester Metropolitan University has discovered a method to extract hydrogen from the ocean. They accomplish this by funneling seawater through a double-membrane system and...
  • Earliest Dated Saddle in China for Horse-riding Identified From Burial

    05/30/2023 9:02:56 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | May 28, 2023 | Markus Milligan
    Archaeologists Excavating a Tomb at the Yanghai Cemetery in the Turfan Basin, Located in the Eastern End of the Tian Shan Mountains in the Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, China, Have Found a Well-preserved Soft Leather Saddle Associated With the Subeixi Culture.The emergence of the saddle brought about a significant enhancement to horseback riding, leading to a revolutionary impact on warfare and facilitating swift long-distance travel throughout Eurasia.The tomb contains the burial of an adult female in a flexed position, who was buried with a hide coat, leather boots, a pottery cup, a braided woollen band, remains of woollen fabric,...
  • Watch this Georgia driver accidentally Dukes-of-Hazzard a tow truck ramp and catch serious air in the process

    05/30/2023 7:55:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | May 30, 2023 | Staff
    Here's reason #283 to not use your phone while driving: VIDEO AT LINK.............. Tweet See new Tweets Conversation Shane B. Murphy @shanermurph #LowndesCo #GA Video shared to social media the other day shows body cam footage of a vehicle driving up the ramp of a flatbed tow truck, going airborne and flipping in the air. The occupants reportedly survived. This video was originally posted on Facebook and is dated May 25, 2023 from Lowndes County, Georgia. Not much is known about the original situation that caused the police presence or the condition of the driver, but according to WALB Albany,...
  • Ancient Rome: Sunken City Devastated by a Tsunami 1,600 Years Ago Discovered off Tunisian Coast

    05/29/2023 12:46:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 1, 2017 | Callum Paton
    The discovery has revealed the Roman city of Neapolis, with its networks of submerged streets and monuments, was a crucial trading hub in ancient north Africa.The fourth century tsunami that partly destroyed Neapolis was well recorded at the time. It struck in Alexandria, one of the great seats of learning in the ancient world as well as the Greek Island of Crete...The further recovery of Roman food products, including roughly 100 tanks of fermented fish that was used as a condiment known as garum in the Roman empire, has told the archaeological team more about Neapolis's history...The Tunisian and Italian...
  • ARCHAEOLOGY A massive tsunami destroyed the Spanish city of Seville in the 3rd century, new study finds

    05/29/2023 12:30:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    El Pais ^ | July 21, 2022 | Vicente G. Olaya
    In the 1970s, two Roman inscriptions — dated from 245 to 253 AD — were discovered in Écija (known in ancient Roman times as Astigi), a city in Spain's southern province of Seville. The writings on the tablets suggest that the emperor at the time had exempted the Roman province of Baetica (roughly the equivalent of modern-day Andalusia, a region of southern Spain) from taxes...A gigantic tsunami that began in the Bay of Cadiz crashed into land, causing numerous coastal settlements to be abandoned and engulfing everything its path, including the city of Seville, located 45 miles inland from the...
  • POPOCATEPETL Volcano in Mexico

    05/28/2023 5:10:39 PM PDT · by Orlando · 21 replies
    Mexico News ^ | 5-28-23 | Orlando
    Updates on the situation with the volcano in Mexico
  • Lost since 1362: Researchers discover the church of a sunken medieval trading place

    05/28/2023 4:55:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | May 24, 2023 | Universitaet Mainz
    The medieval trading center of Rungholt, which is today located in the UNESCO Wadden Sea World Heritage Site and currently the focus of interdisciplinary research, drowned in a storm surge in 1362...Well known for its mythically exaggerated destruction and an archaeological find situation unique in Europe, Rungholt is a prominent example of the effects of massive human intervention in the northern German coastal region that continue to this day.The key to the success of the work lies in a close interdisciplinary collaboration...And Dr. Hanna Hadler from the Institute of Geography at Mainz University, added, "Based on this prospection, we selectively...
  • Tutankhamun and the Tomb that Changed the World with Dr. Bob Brier

    05/27/2023 4:49:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7 months ago | World History Encyclopedia
    Tutankhamun and the Tomb that Changed the World with Dr. Bob Brier | 22:16World History Encyclopedia | 73.9K subscribers | 3.1K views | 7 months ago
  • Archaeologists conducting excavations at the Roman Fort of Apsaros in Georgia, found evidence of the Legion X Fretensis

    05/27/2023 3:13:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Arkeonews ^ | May 27, 2023 | Leman Altuntas
    Polish scientists discovered that Legion X Fretensis, known for its brutal suppression of Jewish uprisings, was stationed in the early 2nd century AD in the Roman fort of Apsaros in Colchis on the Black Sea coast.Until now, researchers were unaware of their presence in such a distant region.This legion of the Imperial Roman army known as the Legio X Fretensis, or "Tenth Legion of the Strait," was formed around 41/40 BC. The legion played a key role in the Great Jewish Revolt (AD 66-73), the first of three major Jewish rebellions against the Roman Empire.This finding was made possible through...
  • Puzzling rings may be finger loops from prehistoric weapon systems, research finds

    05/27/2023 2:54:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | May 24, 2023 | Jon Niccum, University of Kansas
    When most researchers looked at a puzzling group of artifacts discovered at French archaeological sites, they presumed these to be ornaments or clothing. But Justin Garnett saw something else."They resembled finger loops like those used by some North and South American spearthrowers," said Garnett, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Kansas.That observation led to his new article, "Exploring the Possible Function of Paleolithic Open Rings as Spearthrower Finger Loops." It examines open-ringed objects discovered in the late 19th century at Le Placard, Petit Cloup Barrat and Cave à Endives. His research hypothesizes that such rings (fabricated from...
  • Archaeologists Discover Cave Paintings Using Drones

    05/27/2023 2:45:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | May 23, 2023 | Markus Milligan
    Archaeologists From the University of Alicante Have Discovered Cave Paintings in Penáguila, Spain.The team were conducting a drone survey of the Castellet-Barranc del Salt ravine and Port de Penáguila, revealing Neolithic cave paintings from 7,000-years-ago.The survey is part of a pioneering project, enabling the researchers to study inaccessible mountain shelters by photographing and recording videos of the walls in 18 shallow cavities using small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s).Two of the shelters contained wall paintings, with the most notable being in the del Salt ravine that contains painted figures of anthropomorphic archers, in addition to depictions of deer and goats, some...
  • Humans were using fire in Europe 50,000 years earlier than previously thought

    05/27/2023 2:39:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | Clayton Magill, The Conversation
    ...In Europe, it is generally accepted that fire was routinely exploited by hominins at least 350,000 years ago, with some suggestion of fire control being linked to the expansion of a particular stone tool technology known as the Acheulean... there is a concurrent rise in apparent prehistoric "fireplaces", or hearths, and burnt Acheulean artefacts, such as hand-axes made from flint and a sedimentary rock called chert, at lots of European sites dated between 450,000 and 250,000. Many of these also contain charred plant materials and bones...Before the new evidence, the oldest clear evidence of fire control in Europe came from...
  • Researchers identified, for the first time, the composition of a Roman perfume more than 2,000 years old

    05/27/2023 2:25:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Arkeonews ^ | May 25, 2023 | Leman Altuntas 2019 during the renovation of a structure in the Carmona municipality of Seville... a mausoleum from 2,000 years ago with eight niches... had never been looted. The remains of six members of a wealthy family were interred in the communal grave. And there were various offerings on them, one of which was a quartz container with “a solid mass inside.” They belonged to the niche of a woman in her 40s...One of the amphora’s unique features is that it was carved in quartz, a very hard, resistant, and unusual material......Professor of Organic Chemistry José Rafael Ruiz Arrebola... stresses that...
  • Volkswagen Bets an Old SUV Can Help It Win Over Americans

    05/27/2023 7:12:35 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 69 replies
    WSJ ^ | 27 May 2023 | William Boston
    “Made in America by Americans, an American brand is a powerful thing, and we’re excited about it,” Scout Chief Executive Officer Scott Keogh told The Wall Street Journal this year after closing the deal to locate Scout’s first manufacturing plant in South Carolina. “This is going to put us right into the heart of the action,” he added. ...A few months after the Navistar acquisition, in March 2021, VW’s management board held a strategy conference at the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, and laid the groundwork to resurrect the Scout brand as a rugged all-electric SUV and pickup truck, according...
  • Hide and Seek [re: Perseverance and Ingenuity on Mars]

    05/27/2023 4:28:47 AM PDT · by Ezekiel · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | May 26, 2023 | Travis Brown
    Even before the end of Ingenuity’s primary mission as a technology demonstrator, the helicopter showed that it could provide tactical and scientific scouting for the Perseverance mission. In practice, this hasn’t always been possible, but Ingenuity has indeed proven its worth on more than a few occasions over the course of the mission. As mentioned in a previous post, the team was looking forward to doing this yet again as the rover made the long ascent up the Jezero delta. >>> Since the first post-winter overnight “survival” on Sol 685, the helicopter had unfortunately been drifting in and out of...