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  • Any Recommendations For Republican State Senate?

    05/11/2016 6:06:57 PM PDT · by onedoug · 11 replies
    Self | 11APR 2016 | onedoug
    Any ideas?
  • The Citadel Denies Prospective Student's Request to Wear Hijab

    05/10/2016 8:05:52 AM PDT · by onedoug · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 10 2016 | Jon Schuppe and Alexandra Bacallao
    The Citadel, one of the country's oldest military schools, has denied an incoming Muslim student's request to wear a hijab, saying it would interfere with its tradition of cadets' "relinquishing of self."
  • Arabella Steinbacher - Berg - Violin Concerto - Hengelbrock

    12/09/2015 2:55:32 PM PST · by onedoug · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | Oct 28, 2014 | Orchestral Artists
    I love this work. And the violinist is sort of transfixing too.
  • Mental illness made the Germanwings co-pilot a victim along with his passengers

    04/02/2015 9:55:11 AM PDT · by onedoug · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2 APR 2015 | Robert M. Sapolsky
    What are we to make of Andreas Lubitz piloting a Germanwings airplane into the side of a mountain? There is an unhelpful tautology, meant to be explanatory, that arises at times like this. How could someone have done something this evil? Because they were evil. Or: How could someone have done something this heartless? Because they were heartless..
  • The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Co-Evolved

    03/31/2015 8:58:02 PM PDT · by onedoug · 27 replies
    Carnegie Institution for Science ^ | 29 JUL 2014 | Robert Hazen, Lecturer
    Incredible (IMHO) exposition of the co-dependence of "evolutionary" minerology and biology.
  • Why Does Laptop Keep Going Out When I Watch Video?

    03/17/2015 9:08:00 PM PDT · by onedoug · 38 replies
    Personal ^ | 17 MAR 2015 | onedoug
    My computer shuts down completely upon watching certain video. For example, the earlier posted Tom Cotton speech. When I clicked onto it, I was able to watch essentially the introduction, then, BLANK. The thing just shuts off. FR, or stuff like my library account, or the weather forecasts, etc, are fine. But the minute I switch to a video format, or try to watch a CD...blank. It suddenly shuts down completely. Is it my system, or is there a fix that I'm unaware of? I know there are many knowledgeable herein. Thank you all in advance.
  • 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson just gave an epic speech about Jesus and STDs

    02/27/2015 1:14:43 PM PST · by onedoug · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 27 FEB 2015 | Colin Campbell
    "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson gave the most unusual speech at the conservative activist gathering CPAC on Friday.
  • Is the universe a bubble? Let's check: Making the multiverse hypothesis testable

    07/19/2014 9:37:03 AM PDT · by onedoug · 35 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 17 JUL 2014 | Johnson, et al
    Scientists are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds like a fanciful tale, firmly into the realm of testable science. Never mind the Big Bang; in the beginning was the vacuum. The vacuum simmered with energy (variously called dark energy, vacuum energy, the inflation field, or the Higgs field). Like water in a pot, this high energy began to evaporate -- bubbles formed.
  • Mapping the road to quantum gravity

    04/26/2014 5:36:47 AM PDT · by onedoug · 9 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 23 APR 2014 | Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
    The road uniting quantum field theory and general relativity -- the two great theories of modern physics -- has been impassable for 80 years. Could a tool from condensed matter physics finally help map the way?
  • A Good Man Has Died

    03/19/2014 8:05:23 AM PDT · by onedoug · 13 replies
    onedoug ^ | 19 MAR 2014 | onedoug
    Bob was a Navy Corpsman who'd served a tour of Vietnam. He'd also worked in Saudi and once met Sadaam Hussein at one of his palaces. My daughter told me this news this am. Bob was her coworker. We'd all just had dinner at the Pita House in Greenville SC near Christmas. Bob was a happy man who's good humor passed onto all he met. Please pray for his soul. So Sad....
  • Rocks On Mars

    03/12/2014 4:11:08 PM PDT · by onedoug · 14 replies
    Geology.com ^ | 6 MAR 2014 | From various Mars missions
    Interesting discussions and photos of varying rock types encountered on Mars to date.
  • How evolution shapes the geometries of life

    03/06/2014 9:54:06 AM PST · by onedoug · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 17 FEB 2014 | University of Maryland Team
    Why does a mouse's heart beat about the same number of times in its lifetime as an elephant's, although the mouse lives about a year, while an elephant sees 70 winters come and go? Why do small plants and animals mature faster than large ones? Why has nature chosen such radically different forms as the loose-limbed beauty of a flowering tree and the fearful symmetry of a tiger? These questions have puzzled life scientists since ancient times. Now an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Maryland and the University of Padua in Italy propose a thought-provoking answer based...
  • Miranda Lambert: Just Beautiful

    03/05/2014 12:46:46 AM PST · by onedoug · 21 replies
    Miranda Lambert ^ | 5 MAR 2014 | Miranda Lambert
    This is a musical genius just ready to flower.
  • Baseball "Practice" Shape

    03/02/2014 10:44:06 AM PST · by onedoug · 4 replies
    self | 2 MAR 2014 | onedoug
    Coaching HS baseball till family considerations made me leave it yet also made me realize that I was in the best shape a nearly 64 year old kid could be in. Though it's tough to stay in baseball “practice” shape, as opposed to “playing” shape, with no good places for long-toss or hitting, least whiles by one's self. And I just haven't been able to find anyone willing or able to play consistently maybe twice a week. Thus I was wondering if there might be some similar baseball fanatics near LA's Griffith Park area who might likewise take to the...
  • Closing the 'free will' loophole: Using distant quasars to test Bell's theorem

    02/26/2014 9:08:05 AM PST · by onedoug · 94 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 20 Feb 2014 | MIT Team
    Astronomers propose an experiment that may close the last major loophole of Bell's inequality -- a 50-year-old theorem that, if violated by experiments, would mean that our universe is based not on the textbook laws of classical physics, but on the less-tangible probabilities of quantum mechanics. Such a quantum view would allow for seemingly counterintuitive phenomena such as entanglement, in which the measurement of one particle instantly affects another, even if those entangled particles are at opposite ends of the universe. Among other things, entanglement -- a quantum feature Albert Einstein skeptically referred to as "spooky action at a distance"...
  • Common crop pesticides kill honeybee larvae in the hive

    01/28/2014 8:35:49 AM PST · by onedoug · 29 replies
    Science Daily/Penn State ^ | 27 JAN 2014 | Sara LaJeunesse/Penn State materials
    Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to new research. Scientists also found that N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone -- an inert, or inactive, chemical commonly used as a pesticide additive -- is highly toxic to honeybee larvae.
  • Is mathematics an effective way to describe the world?

    01/26/2014 9:03:13 AM PST · by onedoug · 26 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 3 SEP 2013 | Lisa Zyga
    Mathematics has been called the language of the universe. Scientists and engineers often speak of the elegance of mathematics when describing physical reality, citing examples such as π, E=mc2, and even something as simple as using abstract integers to count real-world objects. Yet while these examples demonstrate how useful math can be for us, does it mean that the physical world naturally follows the rules of mathematics as its "mother tongue," and that this mathematics has its own existence that is out there waiting to be discovered? This point of view on the nature of the relationship between mathematics and...
  • An old mathematical puzzle soon to be unraveled?

    01/21/2014 7:34:06 AM PST · by onedoug · 34 replies
    phys.org ^ | 15 JAN 2014 | Benjamin Augereau
    It is one the oldest mathematical problems in the world. Several centuries ago, the twin primes conjecture was formulated. As its name indicates, this hypothesis, which many science historians have attributed to the Greek mathematician Euclid, deals with prime numbers, those divisible only by themselves and by one (2, 3, 5, 7, 11, etc.). Under this assumption, there exists an infinite number of pairs of prime numbers whose difference is two, called twin primes (e.g., 3 and 5), but nobody has been able to confirm this so far.
  • Major League Baseball intends to ban collisions at plate by 2015

    12/13/2013 4:27:58 AM PST · by onedoug · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2013 | Associated Press
    During his 13-year career as an All-Star catcher, Mike Scioscia earned a reputation for being as tough as anyone when it came to blocking home plate. But in a sport filled with nostalgia, even Scioscia wouldn't mind seeing a few modifications. "I think everyone is in agreement that the mindless collisions at home plate where a catcher is being targeted by a runner, that needs to be addressed," the Los Angeles Angels manager said.
  • Evidence of 3.5-Billion-Year-Old Bacterial Ecosystems Found in Australia

    11/14/2013 9:57:54 AM PST · by onedoug · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 12 NOV 2013 | Smummarizing Noffke, et al
    Reconstructing the rise of life during the period of Earth's history when it first evolved is challenging. Earth's oldest sedimentary rocks are not only rare, but also almost always altered by hydrothermal and tectonic activity. A new study from a team including Carnegie's Nora Noffke, a visiting investigator, and Robert Hazen revealed the well-preserved remnants of a complex ecosystem in a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old sedimentary rock sequence in Australia.