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  • Save the planet, kill the whales

    12/15/2010 9:21:32 AM PST · by jpf · 11 replies
    my big mouth blog ^ | 12/15/10 | Flood
    I've often imagined what the world would be like if things were different, like for example if Dick Cheney had announced the theory of global warming in 2003. Undetected for decades, NASA scientists had discovered that a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, was warming our planet and posing a threat to our very existence. After a briefing from NASA scientists, the Vice President crawled out of his secret lair to announce the discovery to the world. Dick being Dick, the discovery was reason to immediately begin the construction of 10,000 nuclear power plants across the country, post haste. I'm just wondering...
  • Earth's Core Has Another Layer, Scientists Claim

    12/08/2010 12:01:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/8/10 | Charles Q. Choi
    What may be a new outermost layer of the Earth's core has been found, geoscientists have revealed. This discovery could help solve mysteries of the planet's magnetic field, researchers say. The Earth's core is composed mainly of iron, divided into a solid inner center roughly 1,500 miles (2,440 kilometers) wide covered by a liquid outer layer about 1,400 miles (2,250 km) thick. Even though the bulk of the core is iron, researchers also knew it contained a small amount of lighter elements such as oxygen and sulfur. As the inner core crystallized over time, scientists think this process forced out...
  • Small (3 Meter) Asteroid to Give Earth a Close Shave (1044pm ET. missing Earth by 24,000 miles)

    11/16/2010 6:21:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/16/10 | Tariq Malik
    A tiny asteroid will zip close by Earth tonight (Nov. 16) at a range much closer than the moon, but poses no threat of striking our planet or even entering the atmosphere, NASA has announced. The asteroid 2010 WA will pass Earth at 10:44 p.m. EST (0344 GMT), missing the planet by about 24,000 miles (38,000 kilometers), NASA's asteroid-watching team wrote on Twitter. It is nearly 10 feet (3 meters wide), so small it would simply break apart if it encountered Earth's atmosphere. NASA officials said the asteroid is a "very small space rock" that will pass the Earth at...
  • How Long Do You Want to Live?

    10/26/2010 12:58:39 AM PDT · by hawkins · 18 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 10/26/2010 | Travis Main
    There is a song entitled, “I’ll live in Glory” that is sung at many congregations. Its first line reads “I’d like to stay here longer than man’s allotted days”. The reference is to staying upon the earth. Many people, including myself, have said, “What!” The reason for this response is that we want to go home to God. We are tired of living in a world of sin, jealousies, violence, hatred, and evil. Don’t worry, there is nothing wrong with this response. It reminds me of the words of Peter regarding Lot and his deliverance from Sodom and Gomorrah: •...
  • Large Swaths of Earth Drying Up, Study Suggests ("evapotranspiration" happens.)

    10/12/2010 12:54:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    The soils in large areas of the Southern Hemisphere, including large parts of Australia, Africa and South America, have been drying up in the past decade, a new study finds. The study is the first major one of its kind to look at the movement of water from the land to the atmosphere, called "evapotranspiration," on a global scale. This phenomenon returns about 60 percent of annual precipitation back to the atmosphere, in the process, using more than half of the solar energy absorbed by land surfaces. .. Most climate models have suggested that evapotranspiration would increase with global warming,...
  • Big Green CEOs Earn More Than Climate ‘Deniers’

    10/01/2010 11:09:35 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-29-10 | Mark Tapscott
    ...For all environmental nonprofits nationwide, Charity Navigator said the median salary for the top executive is $120,000. In other words, the median salary for the top officials with these 15 groups is $96,720 higher than the regional average for all nonprofits.
  • Are there hidden costs to over-dependence on China? Japan just found out

    09/27/2010 12:05:57 PM PDT · by goldendays · 26 replies ^ | 09/27/2010 | Matthew E. Kahn,
    "China mines 93 percent of the world’s rare earth minerals, and more than 99 percent of the world’s supply of some of the most prized rare earths .. Japan has been the main buyer of Chinese rare earths for many years, using them for a wide range of industrial purposes, like making glass for solar panels. They are also used in small steering control motors in conventional gasoline-powered cars as well as in motors that help propel hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius. American companies now rely mostly on Japan for magnets and other components using rare earth elements, as...
  • The Earth Doesn’t Care About what is done to or for it.

    09/21/2010 3:07:23 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 26 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 9-12-2010 | george will
    The cover of The American Scholar quarterly carries an impertinent assertion: “The Earth Doesn’t Care if You Drive a Hybrid.” The essay inside is titled “What the Earth Knows.” What it knows, according to Robert B. Laughlin, co-winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics, is this: What humans do to, and ostensibly for, the earth does not matter in the long run, and the long run is what matters to the earth. We must, Laughlin says, think about the earth’s past in terms of geologic time.
  • My Demands - James Lee (Discovery Channel Gunman) Manifesto

    09/01/2010 4:58:15 PM PDT · by magellan · 32 replies · 3+ views ^ | July 17, 2010 | James Lee
    The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do the following IMMEDIATELY: 1. The Discovery Channel and it's affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn's "My Ishmael" pages 207-212 where solutions to save the planet would be done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other's inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution. A game...
  • Earth's upper atmosphere shrinking, scientists say

    08/27/2010 11:33:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/27/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere are unexpectedly shrinking and cooling due to lower ultraviolet radiation from the sun, US scientists said Thursday. The sun's energy output dropped to unusually low levels from 2007 to 2009, a significantly long spell with virtually no sunspots or solar storms, according to scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. During that period, the thermosphere, whose altitude ranges from about 55 to 300 miles (90 to 500 kilometers), shrank and contracted from the sharp drop in ultraviolet radiation, said the study published in the American Geophysical Union's...
  • NASA Photo of the Day: Let There Be Light!

    08/16/2010 4:53:37 PM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 4 replies ^ | January 3, 2010 | National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    The International Space Station (ISS) was over the North Pacific Ocean (latitude 4.9, longitude -117.0) on January 3, 2010 at 12:27:52 GMT when this spectacular photo was taken by an astronaut aboard the ISS. Via (medium, large, huge)
  • 'Jupiter swallowed planet 10 times the size of Earth'

    08/13/2010 12:01:53 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Jupiter, the biggest planet in the solar system, might have gained its dominant position after swallowing up a smaller planet, scientists believe. Studies on Jupiter have revealed that the giant planet, which is more than 120 times bigger than the Earth, has an extremely small core that weighs just two to 10 Earth masses. Now scientists have claimed that Jupiter's core might have been vaporised in huge collision with a planet up to ten times the size of Earth, the New Scientist reported. Researchers led by by Shu Lin Li of Peking University in China have modelled what might have...
  • Arctic rocks shed light on ancient Earth's inner workings

    08/12/2010 4:26:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 12, 2010 | Amina Khan
    Geochemists studying Arctic rocks say they have found evidence of ancient rock from the interior of the Earth that is nearly as old as the planet itself. Such material gives scientists an idea of what the mineral structure of the inner Earth used to look like billions of years ago and may force them to adjust their theories about the evolution of the planet's structure over the eons, said Matthew Jackson, a geochemist at Boston University and lead author of the paper.
  • Abandon Earth or Face Extinction, Stephen Hawking Warns

    08/09/2010 8:53:02 AM PDT · by Scythian · 255 replies · 1+ views
    It's time to abandon Earth, warned the world's most famous theoretical physicist. In an interview with website Big Think, Stephen Hawking warned that the long-term future of the planet is in outer space. "It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn't have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet," he said. "I see great dangers for the human race," Hawking said. "There have been a number of times in the past when its survival has been a question...
  • Solar Tsunami to Strike Earth

    08/03/2010 5:55:47 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 55 replies · 279+ views ^ | August 03, 2010
    Earth is bracing for a cosmic tsunami Tuesday night as tons of plasma from a massive solar flare head directly toward the planet. The Sun's surface erupted early Sunday morning, shooting a wall of ionized atoms directly at Earth, scientists say. It is expected to create a geomagnetic storm and a spectacular light show -- and it could pose a threat to satellites in orbit, as well.
  • Nasa scientists braced for 'solar tsunami' to hit earth

    08/02/2010 5:25:07 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 31 replies · 38+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/2/2010 | Andrew Hough
    Earth could be hit by a wave of violent space weather as early as Tuesday after a massive explosion of the sun, scientists have warned. Sunspot 1092 may combine with a large filament of cool gas stretching across the sun's northern hemisphere to produce interference with communication systems on Earth The solar fireworks at the weekend were recorded by several satellites, including Nasa’s new Solar Dynamics Observatory which watched its shock wave rippling outwards. Astronomers from all over the world witnessed the huge flare above a giant sunspot the size of the Earth, which they linked to even larger eruption...
  • Space Weather Turns into an International Problem

    07/18/2010 10:39:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    nasa ^ | July 16, 2010 | : Dr. Tony Phillips
    Sometimes a problem is so big, one country cannot handle it alone. That's the message scientists are delivering at today's International Living with a Star (ILWS) meeting in Bremen, Germany, and representatives from more than 25 of the world's most technologically-advanced nations have gathered to hear what they have to say. "The problem is solar storms—figuring out how to predict them and stay safe from their effects," says ILWS Chairperson Lika Guhathakurta of NASA headquarters. "We need to make progress on this before the next solar maximum arrives around 2013." The sun and Earth are separated by 93 million miles...
  • Earth is much younger than previously thought

    07/18/2010 11:53:54 AM PDT · by Abin Sur · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 11, 2010 | Richard Gray
    Researchers have calculated that the planet could have taken far longer to form following the birth of the solar system 4.567 billion years ago than scientists have previously believed. By comparing chemical isotopes from the Earth's mantle with those from meteorites, geologists at the University of Cambridge claim the planet reached its current size around 4.467 billion years ago. Scientists have in the past estimated that the Earth's development, a process known as accretion where gas, dust and other material clumped together to form the planet, happened over just 30 million years. But the new research suggests this process may...
  • Texas Canyons Highlight Geologic Evidence for Catastrophe

    07/10/2010 5:35:51 PM PDT · by lasereye · 14 replies
    Institution for Creation Research ^ | July 8, 2010 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    In the summer of 2002, record rainfall in the Texas Hill Country overfilled Canyon Lake. Water coursed over the top of its dam and carved huge, steep-walled canyons through the limestone bedrock downstream. The scoured riverbed, now called Canyon Lake Gorge, is over a mile long and has been cordoned off for scientific study. After studying the area for the last eight years, scientists are now making the same kinds of conclusions about rapid, catastrophic processes having sculpted the earth that creation geologists have been teaching for decades. In a paper published in Nature Geoscience, geologists Michael Lamb and Mark...
  • Complex, Multicellular Life from Over Two Billion Years Ago Discovered

    07/06/2010 2:59:07 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 77 replies · 6+ views
    The discovery in Gabon of more than 250 fossils in an excellent state of conservation has provided proof, for the first time, of the existence of multicellular organisms 2.1 billion years ago. This finding represents a major breakthrough: until now, the first complex life forms (made up of several cells) dated from around 600 million years ago. ---snip--- By studying the sedimentary structures of this site, the scientists have shown that these organisms lived in a shallow marine environment (20 to 30 meters), often calm but periodically subjected to the combined influence of tides, waves and storms. In order to...
  • Giant Magma Blobs Ripple Earth's Surface

    06/30/2010 9:00:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Hot blobs of magma - the searing liquid rock beneath the Earth's crust - can spread slow-moving ripples that soar hundreds of meters high across the Earth's surface, a new study suggests. This phenomenon, which works on geologic time scales, may explain relatively rapid pre-historical changes in sea level that occurred without the typical waxing and waning of the polar ice sheets, which hold and release water on scales of thousands and millions of years. This unexplained sea level rise is one of geology's oldest mysteries. During the Paleogene era (65 million to 23 million years ago), the land under...
  • China's Monster Three Gorges Dam Is About To Slow The Rotation Of The Earth

    06/18/2010 7:01:52 AM PDT · by blam · 79 replies · 2,618+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 6-18-2010 | Cutler Cleveland, The Energy Watch
    China's Monster Three Gorges Dam Is About To Slow The Rotation Of The Earth Cutler Cleveland, The Energy Watch Jun. 18, 2010, 9:23 AM The Myth: The filling of the reservoir behind Three Gorges Dam in China changed the rotation of the Earth. The Evidence: Three Gorges Dam, China crosses the Yangtze River in Hubei province, China. It the world’s largest hydroelectric power station by total capacity, which will be 22,500 MW when completed. When the water level is maximum at 175 meters (574 ft) over sea level (91 meters (299 ft) above river level), the reservoir created by the...
  • Earth Changes and Solar Activity (video at link)

    06/12/2010 6:45:26 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 12 replies · 312+ views
    Gerald Celente Blogspot ^ | 7 June 2010 | Mitch Batros
    07 June 2010 Author and researcher Mitch Battros discussed a variety of Earth changes and environmental issues including the hurricane season and the BP oil spill, as well as the implications of Solar Cycle 24, and Mayan prophecy. Fluid displacement can make an area vulnerable to quake activity-- such as when companies drill deeply for oil, he noted. Strong hurricanes this year, category 3 or higher, may be good or bad for the oil spill, possibly taking the oil out to sea or causing it to surge up the East Coast, he outlined. Charged particles that we call solar flares...
  • New Little Ice Age 'to Begin in 2014'

    05/20/2010 6:00:27 PM PDT · by Errant · 33 replies · 638+ views ^ | 20 May, 2010 | Robert Felix
    New Little Ice Age 'to Begin in 2014' Russian scientist to alarmists: 'Sun heats Earth!' 20 May 10 - CHICAGO – Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research at Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, predicts that a new "Little Ice Age" could begin in just four years. I sat just ten feet away from Abdussamatov as he made this startling assertion at the Heartland Institute's 4th International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago just two days ago. Jerome R. Corsi from World Net Daily covered the proceedings exceedingly well, and I am quoting or paraphrasing him extensively here. In...
  • Liberals are from Mars Conservatives are from Earth

    05/05/2010 7:47:46 AM PDT · by Donald Rumsfeld Fan · 6 replies · 366+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 5, 2010 | By Robin of Berkeley
    Many liberals know how inadequate they are, whether at hunting their own meat or throwing a baseball. It's generally the conservative they'll call on to build a fence, or rewire their house, or protect their families. Without conservatives, they are rendered absolutely helpless. This may be a hidden reason for their contempt for conservatives: they know that you can do stuff they can't; that you can survive when they'd croak; and that you don't need the government and they do. Many conservative women -- like the intrepid Sarah Palin -- are more capable, more powerful, yes, more a "man" than...
  • Philly Green Jobs Center, Earth Day and Oil Spill: You Connect the Dots (FR MORE than mentioned)

    05/02/2010 7:33:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 723+ views
    Philadelphia Weekly ^ | 4/30/10 | Randy LoBasso
    Philly Green Jobs Center, Earth Day and Oil Spill: You Connect the DotsBy Randy LoBasso Apr. 30, 2010 Here’s some interesting news. “Some” right-wing Internet commenters and other bloviators now believe the oil spill in the Gulf was an inside job. Perhaps you’ve heard of the Free Republic? Readers over there are up in arms over Obama, with his green army, literally swimming out to the BP rig and planting a bomb just to make the people who chant “Drill, baby, drill!” in their sleep look stupider than usual. Linking to that site would be counter-productive, so here are a...
  • Christian Theologian on Earth Day: ‘Climate Change Is the Totalitarian’s Dream Come True’

    04/23/2010 9:43:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 295+ views
    cns news ^ | 4/23/10 | Penny Starr
    ( – For E. Calvin Beisner and his colleagues at the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation (CASC), every day is Earth Day because Christians are called by God to be good stewards of the planet and its inhabitants. Beisner believes that it is not carbon emissions but global warming activism and international climate treaties that are a threat to the nation’s future and the world’s poorest populations.
  • Earth Day humor… because laughter is *still* the best medicine

    04/23/2010 9:13:03 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies · 346+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-22-10 | Mataharley
    If the smiles our resident grin-meister, Wordsmith, just aren't enough to "honor" the absurdity of this day, allow me to add another. The Earth and environmentalism, according to the late, great George Carlin.... In light of his death not long after, it's almost prescient in how inconsequential humans are in the scope of time and events. Or, as Carlin puts it, "The planet will shake us off like a bad case of fleas..." It's seven minutes of laughter, with the delicious irony of truth, meant to rightfully humble humans as an arrogant species, thrown in for good measure. Carlin... yes,...
  • Happy Earth Day from the Alamo! VIDEO

    04/22/2010 6:31:25 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 1 replies · 266+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 04/22/10 | Michael Naragon
    Sit back, turn on the light, crush some styrofoam, and enjoy George Carlin's analysis of environmentalist idiocy. NOTE: For those looking for (and missing) the profanity, I've used an edited version, lest any of my students come across the post and have their virginal ears singed... :D
  • Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth

    04/21/2010 1:00:44 PM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 18 replies · 288+ views
    Christie's ^ | April 22, 2010 | Christie’s
    Christie’s has joined with NBC Universal and four leading environmental organizations to form a unique partnership, to raise awareness and funds for the protection of our planet, culminating with the inaugural Christies' Green Auction on April 22, the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The carbon neutral auction will have live and online components, featuring world-renowned works of art, exotic travel packages and unique celebrity experiences.
  • Earth's Movers And Shakers

    03/25/2010 8:33:34 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 367+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | 3/25/2010 | SPX via Terra Daily
    A new model of the Earth, 20 years in the making, describes a dynamic three-dimensional puzzle of planetary proportions. Created by University of Wisconsin-Madison geophysicist Chuck DeMets and longtime collaborators Richard Gordon of Rice University and Donald Argus of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the model offers a precise description of the relative movements of 25 interlocking tectonic plates that account for 97 percent of the Earth's surface. "This model can be used to predict the movement of one plate relative to any other plate on the Earth's surface," explains DeMets. "Plate tectonics describes almost everything about how the Earth's surface...
  • Who needs a Space Shuttle? Amazing pictures of Earth captured by one man, a balloon and his camera

    03/25/2010 7:40:31 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 1,010+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Mar. 25, 2010
    The unearthly beauty of this image taken high above the planet would make Nasa proud. But it didn't need millions of pounds of technology to capture. Just a little British ingenuity that saw a standard digital camera taped to a helium balloon and floated into the sky. Space enthusiast Robert Harrison managed to send his home-made contraption 22 miles - or 116,160 feet - above the earth's surface from his back garden.
  • Earth hour is a religious sacrament!(Vanity)

    03/25/2010 6:12:17 PM PDT · by omega4179 · 30 replies · 483+ views
    Self | 03/25/2010 | Self
    I was just thinking about my plan to turn on all the lights and fans at 8:30 EDT this Saturday to commemorate "Earth Hour". The plan would be to use more energy than a moonbat household and offset...their sacrifice!
  • NASA satellite photos from space

    NASA satellite photos from space. In A Flash Presentation. Pictures of earth and the space station.
  • The EPA is Coming; You're the Target!

    02/10/2010 10:03:49 AM PST · by glide625 · 16 replies · 897+ views
    Kiplinger ^ | February 9, 2010 | Andrew C. Schneider
    EPA Set to Issue Tough Air Pollution Rules Power plants and factories will both face higher costs. A Clean Air Interstate Rule, will impose tighter caps on emissions of nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide. The latter, a Clean Air Mercury Rule, will require plants to install cutting-edge pollution control technology. EPA will likely propose the interstate rule in the spring and finalize it by year-end. This regulation will apply tighter, nationwide caps on emissions of nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide from all stationary sources, rather than focusing on power plants in the eastern U.S., as in the previous version. In...
  • On CLOUD nine [Important Experiment on Cloud Cover Effects of Sun's Cosmic Rays]

    02/07/2010 1:49:58 PM PST · by Enchante · 20 replies · 554+ views
    CERN: European Center for Nuclear Research ^ | Mon 08 Jun 2009 | CERN Staff
    The CLOUD team will be able to recreate the conditions of any part of the atmosphere inside the new chamber, from the polar stratosphere to the low level tropics. The link between cosmic rays and climate change is one that has been hotly debated over the past decade, grabbing the attention of the media. The idea revolves around the possibility that particles entering the atmosphere from space can affect cloud formation, which in turn affects the climate. But despite the controversy surrounding the theory, the central question – ‘do cosmic rays help create clouds?’ – has barely been tested in...
  • Our Beautiful Planet Adapts and Adjusts

    02/02/2010 11:45:40 AM PST · by OneVike · 5 replies · 376+ views
    Enterprise Record Post Scripts ^ | 2/2/10 | Tina Grazier
    We have all experienced the awe and majesty of the world we've been given to inhabit. Whether sitting by the ocean, enjoying the vista from atop a South Western mesa, hiking in the deep woods, or breathing in the delicate fragrance of a rose in our own gardens we have had moments to appreciate this miracle of abundant, sustaining life. Evidence abounds that our world adapts to changes. Here's an example: Forests by the Chesapeake Bay are growing two to four times faster than expected these days, researchers have found - a signal that rising carbon dioxide in our...
  • North Magnetic Pole Moving East Due to Core Flux

    12/28/2009 4:21:56 PM PST · by NYer · 89 replies · 3,357+ views
    National Geographic ^ | December 28, 2009 | Richard A. Lovett
    Earth's north magnetic pole is racing toward Russia at almost 40 miles (64 kilometers) a year due to magnetic changes in the planet's core, new research says. The core is too deep for scientists to directly detect its magnetic field. But researchers can infer the field's movements by tracking how Earth's magnetic field has been changing at the surface and in space. Now, newly analyzed data suggest that there's a region of rapidly changing magnetism on the core's surface, possibly being created by a mysterious "plume" of magnetism arising from deeper in the core. And it's this region that...
  • What Earth Would Look Like With Rings Like Saturn

    12/18/2009 12:24:46 PM PST · by Maceman · 63 replies · 2,633+ views
    YouTube ^ | November 19, 2009 | Roy Prol
    What the rings would look like from different cities and latitudes across the world. It's interesting to imagine how it would effect culture throughout time. It would have influenced religion, mythology, navigation, etc.. Creator - Roy Prol SONG- Schubert's Ave Maria Sung by Barbara Bonney
  • "What if earth had rings like Saturn?"

    11/23/2009 6:33:08 AM PST · by svcw · 13 replies · 893+ views
    I just found this video to be interesting and enjoyable. Enjoy.
  • New planet discoveries suggest low-mass planets are common around nearby stars

    12/14/2009 5:30:25 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 14 replies · 476+ views
    UC Santa Cruz ^ | 12/14/09 | Tim Stephens
    An international team of planet hunters has discovered as many as six low-mass planets around two nearby Sun-like stars, including two "super-Earths" with masses 5 and 7.5 times the mass of Earth. The researchers, led by Steven Vogt of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Paul Butler of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, said the two "super-Earths" are the first ones found around Sun-like stars.
  • Al Gore: Earth's Interior 'Extremely Hot, Several Million Degrees' (dunce alert)

    12/10/2009 6:35:19 AM PST · by dennisw · 50 replies · 2,531+ views ^ | November 18, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Al Gore: Earth's Interior 'Extremely Hot, Several Million Degrees' By Noel Sheppard (Bio | Archive) November 18, 2009 - 10:27 ET   VIDEO OVER HEREFor several years as uneducated sycophants in the media gushed and fawned over every utterance from former Vice President Al Gore, NewsBusters has informed readers of just how absurd the junk science he's peddling really is.Last Thursday, NBC "Tonight Show" viewers got a perfect example of how the Nobel Laureate basically makes things up, and that his poor grades in college were quite an indicator of just how little he understands about science.So egregious was his...
  • Big Freeze: Earth Could Plunge into Sudden Ice Age

    12/02/2009 7:29:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 2,347+ views ^ | 12/2/09 | Charles Q. Choi
    In the film, "The Day After Tomorrow," the world gets gripped in ice within the span of just a few weeks. Now research now suggests an eerily similar event might indeed have occurred in the past. Looking ahead to the future, there is no reason why such a freeze shouldn't happen again - and in ironic fashion it could be precipitated if ongoing changes in climate force the Greenland ice sheet to suddenly melt, scientists say. Starting roughly 12,800 years ago, the Northern Hemisphere was gripped by a chill that lasted some 1,300 years. Known by scientists as the Younger...
  • Al Gore: Earth's Interior 'Extremely Hot, Several Million Degrees' (Yes, several million)

    11/18/2009 11:21:40 AM PST · by funblonde · 70 replies · 2,810+ views
    News Busters ^ | 11-18-09 | Noel Sheppard
    For several years as uneducated sycophants in the media gushed and fawned over every utterance from former Vice President Al Gore, NewsBusters has informed readers of just how absurd the junk science he's peddling really is. Last Thursday, NBC "Tonight Show" viewers got a perfect example of how the Nobel Laureate basically makes things up, and that his poor grades in college were quite an indicator of just how little he understands about science.
  • Asteroid passes just 8,700miles from Earth - with only 15 hours warning

    11/10/2009 11:26:06 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies · 2,159+ views ^ | Nov. 10, 2009 | Claire Bates
    Although no one noticed at the time, the Earth was almost hit by an asteroid last Friday. The previously undiscovered asteroid came within 8,700miles of Earth but astronomers noticed it only 15 hours before it made its closest approach. To put it in perspective the Moon is a distance of 250,000miles, which is nearly 30 times further away from our planet. But before you head for the nuclear bunkers you will be relieved to learn the tumbling rock was only 23ft across. Similar sized objects pass by this close to Earth about twice a year and impact on the planet...
  • Signature of antimatter detected in lightning

    11/07/2009 3:35:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 989+ views
    ScienceNews ^ | 11/6/09 | Ron Cowen
    Fermi telescope finds evidence that positrons, not just electrons, are in storms on EarthWashington — Designed to scan the heavens thousands to billions of light-years beyond the solar system for gamma rays, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has also picked up a shocking vibe from Earth. During its first 14 months of operation, the flying observatory has detected 17 gamma-ray flashes associated with terrestrial storms — and some of those flashes have contained a surprising signature of antimatter.
  • (Video)Prophecy In The News

    10/17/2009 1:13:15 AM PDT · by bogusname · 2 replies · 489+ views
    Prophecy In The News ^ | October 16, 2009 | J.R. Church
    J.R. Church talks a little about changes coming upon the earth during the Tribulation. Hit the FRI button for friday's video. Tuesday's is a little interesting too.
  • First black hole for light created on Earth

    10/14/2009 11:23:47 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies · 1,157+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10/14/09 | Anil Ananthaswamy
    An electromagnetic "black holeMovie Camera" that sucks in surrounding light has been built for the first time. The device, which works at microwave frequencies, may soon be extended to trap visible light, leading to an entirely new way of harvesting solar energy to generate electricity. A theoretical design for a table-top black hole to trap light was proposed in a paper published earlier this year by Evgenii Narimanov and Alexander Kildishev of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Their idea was to mimic the properties of a cosmological black hole, whose intense gravity bends the surrounding space-time, causing any nearby...
  • HEAT OF THE MOMENT (Scientist: Cap and trade will hurt Earth - CO2 expands plant growth - DUH!)

    10/09/2009 5:01:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 618+ views
    WND ^ | 10/09/09 | Chelsea Schilling
    HEAT OF THE MOMENTScientist: Cap and trade will hurt Earth Warns more CO2 needed to sustain, expand plant growth Posted: October 09, 2009 12:00 am Eastern By Chelsea Schilling WorldNetDaily Carbon dioxide emissions are good for Earth and don't cause global warming, a noted geologist and best-selling author is warning Congress **SNIP** Steward, member of a nonprofit group called Plants Need CO2, plans to meet with several lawmakers this week. Proponents of the global warming debate claim the planet is warming due to greenhouse gases produced primarily from fossil fuels. Steward was one of many scientists who accepted that idea....
  • Study: Earth is outside of ‘safe operating space’ (leftists push nature into state of instability)

    10/04/2009 6:51:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies · 1,903+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/24/09 | Emily Sohn
    Study: Earth is outside of ‘safe operating space’Planet taking environmental hits all at once; ‘it’s truly scary in a lot of ways’ By Emily Sohn updated 6:09 p.m. ET, Thurs., Sept . 24, 2009 We are on the verge of pushing nature into a state of instability like nothing humanity has seen before, according to a study published in the journal Nature. The study, which attempted for the first time to come up with real numbers for a set of conditions beyond which Earth may not be able to recover, found that we may have already crossed several tipping points....