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  • The Case for Complex Dark Matter

    08/20/2015 7:50:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 8/20/15 | Liz Kruesi
    The Case for Complex Dark Matter The physicist James Bullock explains how a complicated “dark sector” of interacting particles may illuminate some puzzling observations of the centers of galaxies. Jonathan Alcorn for Quanta MagazineJames Bullock, a physicist at the University of California, Irvine, imagines what the universe would look like if dark matter interacted with itself. By: Liz KruesiAugust 20, 2015 Dark matter — the unseen 80 percent of the universe’s mass — doesn’t emit, absorb or reflect light. Astronomers know it exists only because it interacts with our slice of the ordinary universe through gravity. Hence the hunt for this...
  • “War on Christmas” Post-mortem: Do Christians Have a Persecution Complex?

    01/09/2012 8:26:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Philosophical Fragments ^ | 01/09/2012 | Timothy Dalrymple
    Like megachurches, homeschooling, and Tim Tebow, “Merry Christmas” has become a religio-cultural Rorschach test. If you prefer that department stores greet you with a “Merry Christmas,” or at least wish they didn’t feel compelled to adopt the anodyne “Happy Holidays,” chances are good you’re a conservative Christian of some stripe. If, on the other hand, you prefer to talk about how ridiculous it is that anyone should care how a department store greets them, or if you prefer to mock that concern and say that people who feel that concern should (a) get a life or (b) stop trying...
  • Lucifer's Demonic Complex - Setting the Stage For 666

    As a biblical fundamentalist (one who believes in the realities and ETERNAL truths of the Holy Bible) I have one critique with those who give political commentary and analysis. The average media personality today - whether they be a Left-wing reprobate or a Conservative, REFUSES to see the world, the events at hand and the overall picture of why the world is the way it is from Almighty God’s ETERNAL perspective (2 Cor. 4:3-4, Eph. 6:12, 1 John 2:16-17). These blinded individuals (Left or Right), posses an unbelieving subjective world view which blinds them to the true realities at hand,...
  • Does America really need more college graduates?

    03/31/2011 3:37:50 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 03/16/11 5:02 PM | Hans Bader
    The President says that “the best economic policy is one that produces more college graduates.” No doubt this is best for colleges, which have been able to increase tuition faster than inflation, year after year, secure in the knowledge that they can rake in ever-rising government subsidies and skyrocketing tuition. Students have little choice but to pay inflated tuition bills to the education industrial-complex, as they vie with each other for scarce entry-level jobs by acquiring ever more degrees that show their ability to jump through hoops and master difficult (but largely useless) skills. But is this educational arms race...
  • Biology May Not Be So Complex After All, Physicist Finds

    03/20/2010 10:10:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 624+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 3/19/10
    ScienceDaily (Mar. 19, 2010) — Centuries ago, scientists began reducing the physics of the universe into a few, key laws described by a handful of parameters. Such simple descriptions have remained elusive for complex biological systems -- until now.Emory biophysicist Ilya Nemenman has identified parameters for several biochemical networks that distill the entire behavior of these systems into simple equivalent dynamics. The discovery may hold the potential to streamline the development of drugs and diagnostic tools, by simplifying the research models.
  • Abortion Aftermath: The Complexity and Distortions of Post-Abortion Research

    01/27/2010 6:32:03 AM PST · by MsLady · 11 replies · 360+ views
    There is Hope After Abortion ^ | unknown | David C. Reardon, Ph.D.
    Induced abortion is the surgical or medical intervention in a pregnancy for the purpose of causing the death of the embryo or fetus. (If the procedure results in a live birth, the outcome is a preterm delivery, not an abortion.) Every abortion, then, is an iatrogenic death. Every post-abortion woman has undergone a real death experience - the death of her child. Grief is a natural consequence of death. Current obstetrical and psychiatric literature abounds with articles about grief following perinatal death - death due to spontaneous abortion, premature birth, stillbirth, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. However, it is only...
  • Northern Iraq Remains Complex, General Says

    01/13/2010 4:06:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 117+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2010 – The complexity of the situation in northern Iraq means that more U.S. troops will remain in the region than elsewhere in the country after the March 7 elections, the commander of U.S. forces in the region said today. Video Army Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo, commander of U.S. Division North, said he expects more U.S. troops will be needed in Iraq’s seven northern provinces than elsewhere in the country. Cucolo commands the 21,000-member division that covers the area from the Baghdad suburbs to Iraq’s borders with Syria, Turkey and Iran. He spoke via teleconference with Pentagon...
  • Basrah Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Sports City Complex

    07/23/2009 4:55:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 537+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Rodney Foliente, USA
    Young Iraqi boxers give a demonstration for their peers during the Basrah Sports City Complex groundbreaking ceremony, July 20. Sports City will be a training facility for Olympians and world-class competitors, giving these children hopes and dreams of one day representing their country on the international sports stage. Photo by Sgt. Rodney Foliente, 4th Infantry Division. BASRAH — The provincial government here hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Basrah Sports City Complex, July 20. The project is slated to be completed in 2013, just in time for the city to host the 21st Gulf Cup Soccer Tournament. "I am proud...
  • Darwinists Topple Darwin’s Tree of Life (it's about time!)

    02/20/2009 8:35:49 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 60 replies · 1,339+ views
    Darwinists Topple Darwin’s Tree of Life Darwin’s “Tree of Life” is a myth. It’s based on circular reasoning. It is a pattern imposed on the data, not a fact emerging from the evidence. We should give up the search for a single tree of life (TOL) as a record of the history of life on earth, because it is a “quixotic pursuit” unlikely to succeed – and the evidence is against it. Who said this? Not creationists, but a new member of the National Academy of Sciences in his inaugural paper for the academy’s Proceedings.1 W. Ford Doolittle and Eric...
  • Biden backs off Geithner on China

    01/30/2009 6:59:27 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 17 replies · 939+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/29/09 | CAROL E. LEE
    The Obama administration backed off Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s statement last week that China is “manipulating” its currency. In an interview with CNBC on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said the administration has made “no judgment” on whether the Chinese have manipulated their currency, an accusation that would have international legal ramifications. “The policy of this administration is going to be to say to China, which occasionally the last administration was reluctant to do. `You're a major player on the world scene economically, and you've got to play by the rules that
  • Sports Complex Reopens in Baghdad Community

    01/28/2009 9:15:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 218+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Zach Mott, USA
    ADHAMIYAH, Iraq, Jan. 28, 2009 – As a two-time Olympian shouted instructions from the side, two boxers sparred for a crowd of onlookers to celebrate the reopening of the Adhamiyah Sports Complex in northeastern Baghdad yesterday. Two-time Olympian Farouk Changchun, left, and the Iraqi boxers he trains pose with gear donated by USA Boxing for the reopening of the Adhamiyah Sports Complex in northeastern Baghdad, Jan. 27, 2009. Changchun represented Iraq in the 1976 and 1980 Olympic Games. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zach Mott  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Following a $200,000 facelift funded through the coalition’s...
  • New Legal Complex at Guantanamo to Apply Proven Expeditionary Concepts

    11/08/2007 3:31:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 76+ views
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Nov. 8, 2007 – A new legal complex under construction here is incorporating concepts proven in forward field environments to provide a cost-effective way to support the military commissions process. Air National Guardsmen construct a commission building that will house the courtroom that’s the centerpiece of an expeditionary legal complex at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. About 100 Air National Guardsmen from six states are building the first known expeditionary legal complex. The complex will include a $10 million courtroom building and a 100-tent city that...
  • Kadhamiyah expands community complex

    02/25/2007 12:22:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 157+ views
    BAGHDAD — Construction workers are busy building an addition to the Kadhimiyah Courthouse in western Baghdad. A new, one-story, 427 square-meter building is under construction that will expand the overall facility by 25 percent. The Criminal Investigation Court includes three judges, two prosecutors and 11 judicial investigators. The Personal Status Court has three judges. About 300 litigants attend the court daily. The new building, which adjoins the existing facility, will be used by both the Al Fajr and Atifiya city councils. Al Fajr chairman, Mr. Ali, said the new structure is a great addition to the community. “This facility demonstrates...
  • Complex Situation in Iraq Requires Patience, Commander Says

    02/22/2007 4:52:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 208+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2007 – The environment in Iraq is extremely complex, and the American people are going to have to be patient, the commander of Multinational Corps Iraq said in a news conference today. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said the threats to stability differ from province to province, and there is no silver-bullet solution to the situation. He said sectarian strife, Sunni and Shiia extremists, al Qaeda, crime and subversive influences from around the region are the main threats in the country. Odierno briefed Pentagon reporters via a two-way link from his headquarters in Camp Liberty,...
  • Study: Money-happiness link is complex

    11/26/2006 7:08:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 1,227+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/26/06 | Malcolm Ritter - ap
    NEW YORK - Does money buy happiness? It's sometimes said that scientists have found no relationship between money and happiness, but that's a myth, says University of Illinois psychologist Ed Diener. The connection is complex, he says. But in fact, very rich people rate substantially higher in satisfaction with life than very poor people do, even within wealthy nations, he says. "There is overwhelming evidence that money buys happiness," said economist Andrew Oswald of the University of Warwick in England. The main debate, he said, is how strong the effect is. Oswald recently reported a study of Britons who won...
  • Iraq Situation ‘Difficult, Complex,’ Casey Says

    10/24/2006 5:18:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 273+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2006 – The senior U.S. troop commander in Iraq today expressed his belief that the country can be stabilized, while acknowledging the “difficult and complex” situation there. “Several factors add to the complexity that we’re now seeing” in Iraq, Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commander of Multinational Force Iraq, told reporters in Baghdad. U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad accompanied Casey at the news conference. Since the Iraqi elections in December 2005, the nature of the conflict has evolved “from what was an insurgency against us, to a struggle for the division of political and economic...
  • Victory in Iraq Will Be Complex, General Says

    09/15/2006 5:31:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 354+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2006 – The U.S. military’s goal is to win the fight against insurgents in Anbar province and across Iraq, but leaders recognize that winning will take more than just military operations, a top U.S. general in Iraq said today. “We are fighting to win, but we understand that winning is a combination of a whole bunch of things in this insurgency we're fighting, and as I've indicated time and time again, this is different than any other fight I believe the United States of America has ever found itself in,” Army Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, commander...
  • Violence in Southern Afghanistan Poses Complex Challenge

    07/11/2006 4:58:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 238+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    KABUL, Afghanistan, July 11, 2006 – Violence in southern Afghanistan is caused not just by militant extremists, but also by regional issues such as a lack of governance, the U.S. general in charge of coalition troops in Afghanistan said today. The Afghan government has not traditionally had strength and presence in certain provinces in southern Afghanistan, so the Taliban can easily gain strength, Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, commander of Combined Forces Command Afghanistan, told reporters in Tajikistan before boarding a flight here with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. "It's not a question of the enemy being strong; it's very...
  • Cattle's Call Of The Wild: Domestication May Hold Complex Genetic Tale

    05/16/2006 1:02:49 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 688+ views
    Science News ^ | 5-16-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Cattle's Call of the Wild: Domestication may hold complex genetic tale Bruce Bower A new investigation of DNA that was obtained from modern cattle and from fossils of their ancient, wild ancestors puts scientists on the horns of a domestication dilemma. The new data challenge the mainstream idea, based on earlier genetic and archaeological evidence, that herding and farming groups in southeastern Turkey or adjacent Near Eastern regions domesticated cattle perhaps 11,000 years ago. According to that view, these groups then introduced the animals throughout Europe, so current European cattle breeds would trace their ancestry directly back to early Near...
  • Afghanistan Air Strike Kills Enemy Fighters, Destroys Cave Complex

    05/08/2006 6:01:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 373+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, May 8, 2006 – A coalition air strike killed four enemy extremists and destroyed a truck and a cave complex today in the Bermel district of Afghanistan's Paktika province, military officials reported. Other insurgents may be buried in the rubble, officials said. Prior to the strike, a joint combat team of Afghan National Army and U.S. ground forces saw people loading a truck near the cave and determined they were moving rockets from a cave complex and that the activity was linked to recent rocket attacks on a nearby coalition base. Close-air support was used to...