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  • Earth’s magnetic pole is on the move, fast. And we don’t know why

    01/12/2019 9:17:53 AM PST · by shove_it · 66 replies
    News Corp Australia Network ^ | 12 Jan 2019 | Jamie Seidel
    Earth’s magnetic field is what allows us to exist. It deflects harmful radiation. It keeps our water and atmosphere in place. But now it’s acting up — and nobody knows why. Planet Earth is alive. Deep beneath its skin, its life blood — rivers of molten iron — pulse around its core. And this mobile iron is what generates the magnetic field that causes auroras — and keeps us alive. But, according to the science journal Nature, something strange is going on deep down below. It’s causing the magnetic North Pole to ‘skitter’ away from Canada, towards Siberia. “The magnetic...
  • Shifting North Magnetic Pole Forces Unprecedented Navigation Fix

    01/11/2019 9:23:46 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 99 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 11, 2019 | Alister Doyle
    Rapid shifts in the Earth’s north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation by ships, planes and submarines in the Arctic, scientists said.
  • Earth’s magnetic field is acting up and geologists don’t know why

    01/10/2019 7:52:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 126 replies
    Nature ^ | 09 January 2019 | Alexandra Witze
    The magnetic pole is moving so quickly that it has forced the world’s geomagnetism experts into a rare move. On 15 January, they are set to update the World Magnetic Model, which describes the planet’s magnetic field and underlies all modern navigation, from the systems that steer ships at sea to Google Maps on smartphones. The most recent version of the model came out in 2015 and was supposed to last until 2020 — but the magnetic field is changing so rapidly that researchers have to fix the model now. The problem lies partly with the moving pole and partly...
  • Nearly 200 Years Later, Nat Turner’s Skull Finally Returned to Family

    10/12/2016 8:20:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | October 11, 2016 | Tanasia Kenney
    In the wake of Fox Searchlight’s highly anticipated release of The Birth of Nation, the incredible story of Nat Turner’s slave revolt — and the mystery surrounding his remains after death — stays in the minds of viewers long after they’ve seen the film. The new movie, overshadowed by controversy surrounding previous rape allegations against the film’s lead actor, chronicles the life of Rev. Nathaniel Turner, an enslaved Black man who led one of the bloodiest slave insurrections in American history. In 1831, Turner and a small army of his fellow Black brethren fought their way through Virginia’s Southampton County,...
  • Let Our Farmers Grow - Industrial HEMP act - Ron Paul

    10/21/2011 1:47:36 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 48 replies
    The Oklahoma Observer ^ | October 21, 2011 | RALPH NADER
    Congressman Ron Paul introduced H.R. 1831, the “Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011,” on May 11. It is a simple bill at just two pages in length, and it would legalize the growing of industrial hemp in the United States. Currently farmers can grow industrial hemp only if they have received a permit from the DEA – a prospect that the agency has made all but impossible for decades. Otherwise, it is illegal to grow. Although Rep. Paul has introduced several bills like this one in the past, there are several reasons that this bill should be passed now. Hemp...