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  • [January 7, 2008] Anthropogenic Continental Drift: An Incoherent Truth

    05/07/2012 8:23:21 PM PDT · by seawolf101 · 31 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | January 7, 2008 | Ivan Betinov
    Industrial Nations Threaten Globe Again A new menace to the planet has been discovered and validated by a consensus of politically reliable scientists: Anthropogenic Continental Drift (ACD) will result in catastrophic damage and untold suffering, unless immediate indemnity payments from the United Sates, Europe, and Australia be made to the governments of non-industrial nations, to counteract this man-made threat to the world's habitats. Science is Unquestionable The continents rest on massive tectonic plates. Until the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the mid 18th century, these plates were fixed in place and immobile. However, drilling for oil and mining for...
  • Stocks drift following mixed economic readings ('stimulated' market going nowhere fast)

    02/19/2009 8:59:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 601+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/19/09 | Stephen Bernard and Tim Paradis - ap
    NEW YORK – Investors are sitting on the sidelines for a second day as they wait for signals about the direction of the economy. Mixed economic readings are offering the market little guidance. A private research group said its index of leading economic indicators has shown a surprise increase for January. But the Philadelphia Federal Reserve says conditions in the region's manufacturing sector have weakened this month.
  • Aussie dinosaur bone takes bite out of theory of continental drift

    06/13/2008 7:42:26 AM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 131+ views
    AFP ^ | 10 June 2008 | AFP
    A dinosaur bone discovered in Australia has defied prevailing wisdom about how the world's continents separated from a super-continent millions of years ago, a new study published on Tuesday said. The 19-centimetre (eight-inch) bone was found in southeastern Australia but it comes from a very close cousin to Megaraptor, a flesh-ripping monster that lorded over swathes of South American some 90 million years ago. The extraordinary similarity between the two giant theropods adds weight to a dissident view about the breakup of a super-continent, known as Gondwana, that formed the continents of the southern hemisphere, the authors say. Gondwana broke...
  • Scientists Find Remains of 'Devil Toad'

    02/19/2008 4:16:43 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 20 replies · 238+ views
    AOL News | AP ^ | 2/18/08 | Lauran Neergaard
    WASHINGTON (Feb. 18) - A frog the size of a bowling ball, with heavy armor and teeth, lived among dinosaurs millions of years ago - intimidating enough that scientists who unearthed its fossils dubbed the beast Beelzebufo, or Devil Toad. But its size - 10 pounds and 16 inches long - isn't the only curiosity. Researchers discovered the creature's bones in Madagascar. Yet it seems to be a close relative of normal-sized frogs who today live half a world away in South America, challenging assumptions about ancient geography. The discovery, led by paleontologist David Krause at New York's Stony Brook...
  • Democrats Drift Toward Kucinich

    12/05/2007 4:47:07 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies · 27+ views
    NPR ^ | 12/5/07 | David Lienemann
    Dennis Kucinich said he was unwilling to encourage Americans to have illegal immigrants arrested. NPRThe Bryant Park Project, December 5, 2007 · On issue after issue, says Richard Wolffe of Newsweek, Dennis Kucinich's views have gone from fringe to mainstream. That pattern became apparent again at NPR's Democratic presidential debate yesterday, Wolffe says. Kucinich notions that once seemed crazy to the Democratic Party ended up front and center Tuesday, Wolffe says, and NPR's debate format gave the Ohio congressman a chance to shine. Kucinich is generally considered among the darkest of dark horses in the race. Yesterday, he spoke out...
  • Catching Flu's Drift: Vaccines Fight Unexpected Influenza

    12/15/2006 3:37:20 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 351+ views
    Science News ^ | 12-16-2006 | Ben Harder
    Week of Dec. 16, 2006; Vol. 170, No. 25 , p. 390 Catching Flu's Drift: Vaccines fight unexpected influenza Ben Harder Vaccination can prevent three of every four flu infections, even when the vaccines are imperfectly tailored to block the common wintertime pathogens, a new study shows. That finding is reassuring, researchers say, because it's difficult to anticipate how the flu virus will evolve each year during the time from the start of vaccine manufacture to deployment. The flu reinvents itself from year to year through a process in which previously rare variants of the virus supplant once-dominant ones. Since...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 8-18-02

    08/17/2002 10:15:12 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 20 replies · 337+ views
    NASA ^ | 8-18-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 August 18 Earth's North Magnetic Pole Credit: NOAA Explanation: A magnetic compass does not point toward the true North Pole of the Earth. Rather, it more closely points toward the North Magnetic Pole of the Earth. The North Magnetic Pole is currently located in northern Canada. It wanders in an elliptical path each day, and moves, on the average, more than forty meters northward each day. Evidence...