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  • The Famous Fossils Scientists Got Incredibly WRONG

    12/28/2021 6:34:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | 28 DECEMBER 2021 | MICHELLE STARR
    The Hallucigenia sparsa. (Caron et al., Proc. Royal Soc. B, 2013) We sort of take for granted the depictions of prehistoric beasties illustrated in the books of our childhood. But piecing together Earth's murky past is a lot harder than it sounds. Scientists have to rely on fragmentary bones, weathered footprints, impressions in rock – these don't always capture the fine details of the complex, living, breathing animal that passed through or died there. Sometimes, while doing this painstaking work, researchers get it wrong. And not just a little wrong! Here are some of our favorite fossil flubs, and what...
  • Greater Impact on Female Physicians During COVID-19

    12/26/2021 4:12:59 PM PST · by BusterDog · 23 replies
    According to a new study, the COVID-19 pandemic may be harming the mental health and career prospects of female physicians, especially those with children and physician spouses. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, looked at gender differences in work-family responsibilities and emotional well-being among early-career physicians (N=215) since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.1 Elena Frank, PhD, and colleagues found that about 1 in 4 of the women surveyed were primarily responsible for providing childcare or schooling compared with less than 1% of the men. Similarly, 31.4% of women said they were likely to perform the majority of day-to-day...
  • New Report Shows Push for Electric Cars Is Actually Killing Rainforests

    12/07/2021 5:38:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/07/2021 | Brad Slager
    It was buried during the Thanksgiving weekend, but CNN managed to commit a random act of journalism, detailing some new climate data that was found to show that the Earth warming actually began many decades earlier than stated. This revelation manages to both throw off climate modeling, as well as make the claim that mankind’s technology was the root cause of…well, everything going wrong.Joining in the fray now is NBC News, which has also surprised by delivering another inconvenient truth. A new report shows that the need for more raw nickel ore – driven by the explosive market for lithium...
  • These Are The 35 Vehicles With The Longest Production Runs of All Time

    11/27/2021 9:23:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 11/27/2021 | Tyler Durden
    Over the automotive industry’s 100+ year history, companies such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Mercedes-Benz have produced some truly iconic cars.Whether they’re designed for excitement, luxury, or just simple transportation, Visual Capitalist's Marcus Lu notes that these vehicles offer a set of features that make them highly desirable to consumers. The most successful models will undergo numerous revisions over time, sometimes sticking around for many decades.To learn more, this graphic from Alan’s Factory Outlet lists the 35 vehicles with the longest production runs of all time. Here are the top 10 below.As we can see, successful models come in many shapes...
  • Researchers suggest electric vehicles need to be made lighter

    10/18/2021 12:46:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies ^ | 18 OCTOBER 2021 | by Bob Yirka
    A pair of economists, one with the University of Calgary, the other, the University of California, along with a civil engineer from Carnegie Mellon University, is suggesting in a Comment piece in the journal Nature, that electric vehicles (EVs) need to be lighter if they are to replace gasoline-powered vehicles. In their paper, Blake Shaffer, Maximilian Auffhammer and Constantine Samaras suggest that the added weight of EVs makes them less safe and less efficient and therefore less economical. In their paper, the authors note that climate change has put EVs on a path to replace cars powered by gasoline. But...
  • Afghanistan: At least 32 dead after mosque bombed during Friday prayers

    10/17/2021 3:48:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/10/21
    A sizable blast has occurred in the Emam Bargha Ptima mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, The Washington Post reported. The explosion, caused by a suicide bomber, left at least 32 dead, a local health official said. Hafiz Abdul Hai Abbas, the director for provincial health directorate, told The Washington Post that the attack also wounded 45 others. “Dead bodies remain under the ruined mosque,” Abbas said, noting that the death toll is expected to rise. The bombing took place during Friday services, when the mosque would be at its most crowded. No group has yet taken responsibility for the incident. However,...
  • Tacitus: The Annals (II)

    06/13/2016 1:54:43 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | June 13th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    I can almost see Tacitus (55-117AD) weep as he wrote of Rome’s transition from a free republic to a despotic empire. Tacitus: After Augustus won over the soldiers with gifts, and the people with cheap corn, he slowly concentrated in himself the powers of the senate, the magistrates, and laws. In this, he was unopposed, for the boldest spirits had fallen in battle or been murdered in the proscriptions. The remaining nobles, the readier they were to be slaves, were raised the higher by wealth and promotion. So aggrandized were they by revolution, they preferred the safety of the present...
  • Poll: Only 25% of Americans Think Electric Cars Are Practical

    10/05/2021 1:16:26 PM PDT · by rktman · 123 replies ^ | 10/4/2021 | Staff
    A new Rasmussen Reports survey revealed that only 25% of American adults believe electric cars are practical. The survey also found that 52% of Americans think electric cars are not practical, and another 23% said they were not sure. Seven years ago, a similar survey found that only 19% of Americans believed electric cars are practical.
  • Rose McGowan: Britney Spears is ‘Ready to Blow the Lid’ on the ‘Rot’ in Hollywood ("the media machine are rotten to the core and they do hurt and they do damage")

    06/24/2021 8:39:23 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2021 | John Binder
    ...Wednesday ...Spears detailed in court testimony the “abusive” nature of the conservatorship that her father... obtained... ...(allegations) including that individuals involved with her conservatorship have forced her to take birth control, preventing her from having another child, put her on lithium after she disagreed with dance choreography, and forced her into concert tours. ...(on) Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, McGowan called Spears’ testimony a “cultural reset” and said she believes the pop star is “ready to blow the lid” on who has wronged her in Hollywood and what has been done to her over the last 13 years. “...And I know...
  • Epic vs Apple: what we learnt from the trial that could change the iPhone

    05/25/2021 7:23:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Financial Times ^ | May 25, 2021 | Patrick McGee, Reuters
    Rodelli, who works for the investment research firm CFRA, put the chances at 55 per cent in Epic's favour. Apple, he said, had lost credibility by pleading ignorance on key questions, while Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers appeared to be more interested in present-day business facts than older legal precedents -- a plus for Epic, which has conceded its case lies on the "frontiers" of antitrust theory...Amit Daryanani, Evercore ISI -- If Epic can convince the court that Apple devices are a singular market unto themselves, it would likely carry the day. We think this is relatively unlikely...."Bornstein conducted the best...
  • Politico: ‘reporters fume’ at heavy-handed Biden administration news management

    05/11/2021 4:50:05 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11 May, 2021 | Thomas Lifson
    Despite the slavish devotion of much of the media, the Biden administration is generating resistance from reporters who cover it. Despite the slavish devotion of much of the media, the Biden administration is generating resistance from reporters who cover it. Politico’s West Wing Playbook reports: If you’ve read a quote from an administration official in a newspaper or a wire story recently, there’s a good chance that the White House communications team had an opportunity to edit it first. That’s because the Biden White House frequently demands that interviews with administration officials be conducted on grounds known colloquially as “background...
  • Report: Neighbors Allege Cops Avoid Responding to Calls Near George Floyd Square

    05/02/2021 10:01:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 101 replies ^ | 5/1/2021 | Amy Furr
    People living near George Floyd Square are reportedly asking when Minneapolis police officers will answer their calls for assistance, according to WCCO. “Early Thursday morning, a domestic assault victim called 911 for help. Even though she had been cut and was bleeding, she was told to relocate a block away so police could respond,” the outlet said. Other residents have also reportedly been wondering when police will get inside the “no-go zone” to provide assistance. “George Floyd Square has been a place for mourning and healing for the thousands who pay a visit. But for the people who live there,...
  • Antifa Members Upset About Being Outed as Members, Feel Threatened

    04/25/2021 8:41:10 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Liberty Loft ^ | April 25, 2021 | Liberty Loft News
    Portland, OR — Multiple members of the domestic terrorist group Antifa have been arrested in Portland in recent weeks. The violence continues to persist in the city where Democrats would like you to believe there is nothing but “mostly peaceful protests.” Apparently, the arrests have upset some of the Antifa members as their names are being outed in the media.One case is that of Jacob Camello, who identifies as female, and was arrested for rioting and destroying businesses in the Portland area. Journalist Andy Ngo shared the information about the arrest. Jacob was upset about it in a post after...
  • French Elite Caught Violating Lockdown Rules by Attending Secret Restaurants

    04/06/2021 6:55:35 AM PDT · by cutty · 5 replies
    Summit News ^ | 5 April, 2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Posh dinners at a cost of €490 euros per head as rest of Paris struggles under lockdown. Even as Parisians continue to struggle under lockdown, members of the French elite, potentially including government ministers, have been caught attending rulebreaking secret restaurants in the French capital. French TV channel M6 aired secretly recorded footage of clandestine dinners taking place at an “underground restaurant located in a beautiful part” of Paris. The clip shows guests at the restaurant without masks openly kissing each other and violating social distancing rules. There also appears to be no restrictions on the number of guests allowed....
  • Kathy Griffin fears backlash after fake Trump shooting video: 'I have been in contact with the FBI'

    10/16/2019 10:42:33 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 57 replies ^ | 10/15/2019 | Arjuna Ramgopal
    Kathy Griffin is concerned for her safety following the fake Donald Trump massacre video that went viral. “The same groups that came after me two and a half years ago will be reinvigorated,” Griffin said on Tuesday’s The Wendy Williams Show. “Frankly, we don’t know how people take that video. It’s really, really violent. People’s heads get blown off.” The clip was a parody of a scene from Kingsman: The Secret Service. Trump’s face was superimposed into the video, and it depicted him murdering his political enemies, including Griffin. Griffin made the rare television appearance to promote her new film,...
  • Trump Considered Easing Sanctions On Iran To Encourage Talks — Over Bolton’s Strong Objection

    09/11/2019 12:31:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2019 | Allahpundit
    Golly, whoever leaked this to Bloomberg must have been pretty high up the food chain to know what the president was thinking on a matter as sensitive as Iran diplomacy.And they must have a pretty sizable axe to grind with him if they’re willing to make him sound this weak, particularly in comparison to Bolton.Any theories? Do any current or former disgruntled national security aides with a reputation for score-settling in the press present themselves as logical suspects?The post-Bolton era will be a golden age of natsec leaking, my friends. President Trump discussed easing sanctions on Iran to help...
  • Iran: Thank Allah That Bolton Character Is Gone, Amirite?

    09/11/2019 9:00:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The departure of National Security Adviser John Bolton from the Trump administration left everyone with a number of questions. First and foremost, did he quit or was he fired? If you’re asked to resign, that’s a little bit of both, right? We’ll probably have to wait for the next series of tell-all books to come out to have a better idea.But there’s one group of people who probably don’t care how it happened. They’re just glad to see him gone. No, I’m not talking about Tucker Carlson, who mysteriously claimed that Bolton was “fundamentally a man of the left”...
  • The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be

    06/17/2019 9:23:11 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 39 replies
    wsj ^ | 16 June 2019
    For a while, Tesla was valued as if every new car would soon be electric. The 2020s are still blurry, but apparently that doesn’t cloud the pundit class’s clear vision on climate change, drones, autonomous vehicles and the effect of artificial intelligence. We’ll all share cars, bikes, scooters and even pogo sticks. WeWork is valued as if we’ll all share offices. What’s next, communes? Don’t be fooled by prevailing opinion, and don’t extend trend lines into the future. Mr. Schnaars chronicles how 1950s jet-age thinking morphed into ’60s dreams of a space-age utopia. A 1966 study by conglomerate TRW forecast...
  • Danny Glover heading to Capitol Hill to talk reparations

    06/13/2019 12:36:51 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 82 replies
    Actor Danny Glover and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates are heading to Congress to testify about reparations for the ancestors of slaves. Glover, 72, is the star of the “Lethal Weapon” film series among other movies and shows. Coates, 43, is an author and journalist who penned the “The Case for Reparations,” a 2014 essay in The Atlantic. The piece became a touchstone for the cause and helped push the matter into the national discourse. The hearing will be held Wednesday in the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. The goal of the hearing is to “examine,...
  • Democrats Ask Millionaire Actor To Explain Why He Needs Slave Reparations

    06/15/2019 9:07:45 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 6/15/19 | Ashley (KImber)
    I’ve written at length about why I think reparations are absolutely assinine. Who gets them? Who pays for them? How do we prove the “right” people are receiving them? Why are others being punished for something they had no part in? So many questions with no right answer. Reparations simply don’t make sense. But Democrats don’t really care about what makes sense. They care about what creates and reinforces victimhood status… So they’re asking Danny Glover, a MILLIONARE actor, to come speak on behalf of reparations for African Americans. You heard that right. A man whose “reported net worth is...