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  • Soap bubble blown in sub-zero temperatures turns into stunning ice crystals before bursting

    01/17/2018 12:09:56 PM PST · by mairdie · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 January 2018 | Tim Collins
    This is the incredible moment a bubble transformed into a delicate snow globe, before freezing completely and shattering. Mesmerising footage shows a bubble balanced on a straw that quickly crystallises in sub-zero temperatures, creating a stunning swirl of delicate icy flakes. The clip captures ice crystals dancing along the fragile surface of the bubble before it collapses in on itself, all in just 14 seconds.
  • Did our cosmos emerge from a sea of inflating bubbles?

    12/08/2017 3:50:46 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Aeon ^ | 10/17 | J Richard Gott
    My history with bubble universes began in 1968 when I met Robert Kirshner while we were both undergraduates at Harvard in Massachusetts. He was a lively, funny, interesting fellow. We met up again a few years later, when he was a graduate student at Caltech in California and I was a new postdoc there. At Caltech, he had a piece of good luck that changed the direction of his career and, ultimately, helped reshape modern cosmology. While he was at Caltech, a bright supernova (an exploding star ending its life) became visible, and Kirshner was able to study it using...
  • Universe in a bubble

    10/10/2017 11:54:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Aeon ^ | 10/5/17 | J Richard Gott
    My history with bubble universes began in 1968 when I met Robert Kirshner while we were both undergraduates at Harvard in Massachusetts. He was a lively, funny, interesting fellow. We met up again a few years later, when he was a graduate student at Caltech in California and I was a new postdoc there. At Caltech, he had a piece of good luck that changed the direction of his career and, ultimately, helped reshape modern cosmology.While he was at Caltech, a bright supernova (an exploding star ending its life) became visible, and Kirshner was able to study it using the...
  • Scent of a Kitten: Perfumer Debuts 'Kitten Fur' Fragrance

    04/04/2017 4:47:08 PM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies
    Live Sence ^ | 22MAR17 | Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer
    Our sense of smell plays an important role in how we interpret the world around us. And for people who love cats, there are few scents as welcome as the smell of the soft fur on a kitten's head. That delectable scent is now available in a bottle. Perfume company Demeter Fragrance Library (DFL) recently announced the release of a new fragrance dubbed "Kitten Fur." The perfume captures "the olfactory essence of the warmth and comfort of that "purr"-fect spot, just behind a kitten's neck," according to a product description on the company's website. Kitten Fur joins a range of...
  • Bubble Sculpture photograph

    10/04/2015 3:13:02 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 14 replies
    Meshuge Mikey | October, 4 2016 | Meshuge Mikey
  • The Great Deflation Will Destroy All Bubbles Ė These Too

    09/23/2015 9:50:50 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    TMO ^ | 9-23-2015 | Harry Dent
    Harry_DentSeptember 23, 2015 Itís not enough that jobs are less stable, or that the ones weíre adding are increasingly more part-timeÖ Itís not enough that rapidly growing student loan costs are plaguing more young echo boomers and millennialsÖ Itís not enough that the high costs of education are increasing the inequality gap and making upward mobility impossibleÖ Or that, even after the last crash, housing is still expensive and loans are harder to getÖ Today, the young generation ALSO has to deal with runaway childcare costs. Itís no wonder many of them arenít having kids! But I believe much of...
  • An Economic Earthquake Is Rumbling

    08/12/2015 2:02:50 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 10 August 2015 | Bob Livingston
    While the people sleep, an economic earthquake rumbles underneath. The day that they begin to feel the quake draws near. History will record that in this decade more people will lose more money (forget about the trillions of dollars already lost) than at any time in our history, including during the Great Depression. At the same time, a very small group has made and will make huge sums of money. During the Y2K scare (a real hoax) many people stored food. Then, after Y2K, many people wanted to dump their cache; and some did. We advised readers at the time...
  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Killing Roomate, Storing Body in Panorama City Apartmentís Closet

    05/05/2015 1:57:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    ktla ^ | Anthony Kurzweil, Jennifer Gould and Kacey Montoya,
    Mario Villalobos, 58, allegedly confessed to the killing when he showed the body to a woman who was visiting Saturday night. The visitor, who goes by the name Bubbles, said Villalobos told her he was going to evict his roommate when the two got into a confrontation. ďShe kicked his dog Ö she pepper sprayed him and she was fighting and he was grabbing her,Ē Bubbles recalled Villalobos telling her. ďShe scratched him and then he grabbed her by her neck and squeezed it and squeezed it and squeezed it until she stopped moving,Ē Bubbles claimed Villalobos told her. Bubbles...
  • This Boy And His Mom Tried A Crazy Experiment In The Freezing Cold Weather (ice photos)

    01/07/2014 11:22:48 AM PST · by heartwood · 17 replies
    Distractify.com ^ | Dec. 31, 2013 | Greg Richards
    When the temperature dropped to 16 degrees in Washington, Angela Kelly got a strange idea. She and her seven-year-old son mixed up some homemade soap and sent bubbles soaring through the air...in the middle of the freezing cold. Angela snapped photos as the frost created intricate designs in the larger bubbles, while the smaller ones froze and shattered as they hit the ground. Before the sun came up, they would freeze entirely and behave as though they were made of glass. But after the sun came up, the tops of the bubbles would defrost. Sometimes, in limbo between freezing and...
  • What Do They Say Is Coming In 2014? Top Financial Prognosticators Speak Out

    12/13/2013 7:19:47 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 13, 2013 | Michael Snyder
    Some of the most respected prognosticators in the financial world are warning that what is coming in 2014 and beyond is going to shake America to the core. Many of the quotes that you are about to read are from individuals that actually predicted the subprime mortgage meltdown and the financial crisis of 2008 ahead of time. So they have a track record of being right. Does that guarantee that they will be right about what is coming in 2014? Of course not. In fact, as you will see below, not all of them agree about exactly what is coming...
  • Does Janet Yellen Know What a Bubble Looks Like?

    09/30/2013 11:52:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2013 | Mark Calabria
    With Larry Summers withdrawing from the race for Federal Reserve chair, current Fed vice chair Janet Yellen has pulled into the lead to become Ben Bernankeís replacement. Previous to her current appointment, Yellen served as president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank The SF Fedís district includes three of the worst states in the housing crisis Ė California, Arizona and Nevada. I think its fair to say that without the housing boom and bust in these states we wouldnít have had a mortgage crisis. Given that Yellen was the top banking regulator for this geography, one has to wonder...
  • PRESENTING: The Bubble With No Name Yet

    06/22/2013 7:48:26 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    TBI ^ | 6-22-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    PRESENTING: The Bubble With No Name Yet Joe Weisenthal Jun. 22, 2013, 7:12 AM This week we put together our quarterly feature on the most important charts in the world based on the suggestions of many of Wall Street's brightest investors, economists, and analysts. Given the recent turmoil in markets, the contribution from SocGen's Kit Juckes was very timely. He titled it: The Bubble With No Name (Yet). It demonstrates that each of the last big bubbles have been characterized by periods where the Fed Funds rate has been held well below year-over-year nominal GDP growth. He argues that this...
  • ďI Come In PeaceĒ Ė Asset (Housing) Bubbles And Market Distortions

    06/21/2013 11:09:02 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/21/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    There was a truly awful movie in 1990 called ďI Come In PeaceĒ where a giant space alien comes to earth to inject a drug into humans and then withdraw a powerful fluid from the brain. For sale on his home planet. Sound familiar? Yes, Bernanke and The Fed attempted to inject a drug into the economy (monetary easing) and then withdrew a powerful drug Ö asset bubbles and market distortions. While some argue that these arenít asset bubbles, how do you explain the reaction of Bernankeís hints at the end of monetary easing crushing the stock market. The housing...
  • ANALYST: 'There Are So Many Dominoes Just Waiting To Topple That Weíre No Longer Sure What To Watch'

    06/12/2013 10:44:55 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-12-2013 | Matthew Boesler
    ANALYST: 'There Are So Many Dominoes Just Waiting To Topple That We¬íre No Longer Sure What To Watch' ÔĀćMatthew BoeslerJune 12, 2013 The reverberations emanating from rising U.S. Treasury yields over the past several weeks are shaking financial markets around the world. Almost every government bond market ¬Ė across both developed and emerging economies ¬Ė is experiencing rising yields as U.S. Treasuries get cheaper, yield more, and thus become more attractive to global investors. At the same time, fears that the Federal Reserve may begin to taper back monetary stimulus ¬Ė which have been driving the rise in Treasury yields...
  • ALBERT EDWARDS: 'One Of The Biggest Economic Bubbles Is About To Go Into The Minsky Masher'

    06/12/2013 10:35:29 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-12-2013 | Mamta Badkar
    ALBERT EDWARDS: 'One Of The Biggest Economic Bubbles Is About To Go Into The Minsky Masher' ÔĀćMamta Badkar June 12, 2013, 11:44 AM Australia's GDP growth expanded merely 0.6% in the first quarter. This was after a 0.6% rise in Q4 2012. Meanwhile, there are a lot of people shorting the Australian dollar. Minus export growth however, Societe Generale's Albert Edwards writes that gross national expenditure (GNE) has fallen for two straight quarters. "One of the biggest economic bubbles in history is now about to go into the Minsky masher," writes Edwards. This refers to periods of speculation that lead...
  • girl, 5, suspended for threatening to shoot girl with pink toy gun soapy bubbles

    01/19/2013 7:42:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 19, 2013 | Edmund DeMarche
    Pennsylvania girl, 5, suspended for threatening to shoot girl with pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles By Edmund DeMarche Published January 19, 2013 | FoxNews.com A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink Hello Kitty toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten. Her family has hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days for issuing a 'terroristic threat.' But her punishment was reduced to two days after her mother met with school officials and had the incident dropped to 'threatening to harm...
  • Louisiana's 'Bayou Corne' Evacuated: Swamp Gas Turns into Monster Sinkhole

    08/04/2012 4:15:55 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 17 replies
    WAFB ^ | 08/04/12 | youtube
    "Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency Friday in Assumption Parish after officials ordered an immediate evacuation of the Bayou Corne area because a slurry area appeared to be expanding. "The fear of the unknown prompted the evacuation order," said John Boudreaux, director of the parish's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. "The fear of it possibly compromising either the nearby pipelines or cavern storage areas, that could cause a risk to the community." Boudreaux said about 150 homes are affected by the order. He was unsure how long it would remain in effect. The governor's emergency proclamation...
  • Gordon Chang: The Reasons For China's Imminent Bust

    11/19/2011 12:03:02 PM PST · by Qbert · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/18/0211 | Chris Martenson/ Tyler Durden
    The global dominant narrative about China is wrong, claims Gordon Chang. Don't expect it to be the 'pocketbook of last resort' that will rescue world markets from their current malaise. And don't expect its remarkable economic growth to continue. In fact, expect a "hard landing" for China - and soon. Forbes.com columnist and international lawyer Gordon Chang has spent much of his time since the early 1980s working and living in China. His primary knowledge of the country and his relationships there give him a superior understanding to how its economy is actually faring than many analysts based in the...
  • Club for Growth flirts with Herman Cain

    10/05/2011 2:05:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/5/11 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    The still-neutral Club for Growth weighs in on Herman Cain's polling surge, in a statement suggesting that Cain has a chance of winning over the powerful advocacy group: ďHerman Cain is surging in the polls because his clear message of limited government and economic freedom is resonating,Ē said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. ďCain has articulated a strong vision for putting America back on the path to prosperity. A clear message promoting economic growth, like the one Herman Cain is presenting, is essential to defeating Obama. Republican primary voters ought to give Herman Cain a close look. We are.Ē...
  • After bloodbath, Ron Paul warns of 'next bubble burst'

    08/05/2011 4:35:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8-5-11 | WND
    Texas congressman assesses damage in wake of market plunge Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas Acting as a "central economic planner," the Federal Reserve is moving the U.S. economy from one market bubble to another, and the next one will be a disaster, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, told Michael Savage on the "Savage Nation" national radio show. After the collapse of the tech, housing and financial bubbles, Paul said, the "dollar bubble" will be next. "That's going to be the big one," the Texas congressman said on the heels of yesterday's worldwide market plummet, which saw the Dow lose more than 500...