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  • Navy Commandos in Largest Drill in Decade

    05/13/2012 2:00:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/12 | Gil Ronen
    Israel Navy commando forces carried out their largest drill in a decade last week. Soldiers of the elite Shayetet 13 and the 916 Detachment, together with the Snapir port security unit and the Israel Air Force, practiced "operational scenarios that could arise at any moment," reported Yohanan Levin in the Israel Navy Website. The senior leadership of the Detachment attended the exercise, in which soldiers simulated a number of scenarios. These included neutralization of an enemy force at sea, ship malfunctions, and evacuation of an injured soldier by helicopter – all carried out within severe time restraints. The exercise was...
  • Large explosions leave carnage in Syria capital

    05/10/2012 12:16:19 AM PDT · by ilcenter · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 10, 2012 | AP
    (AP) DAMASCUS, Syria - Two strong explosions shook the Syrian capital Thursday, sending a plume of thick black smoke into the sky. The explosions were in the Qazaz neighborhood, where a Syrian intelligence agency has its headquarters. The explosions happened just before 8 a.m., when employees are usually arriving at work. CBS News' George Baghdadi, reporting from the scene, says about 40 burned-out cars and possibly dozens of badly burned bodies were scattered in front of the intelligence office.
  • Large Scale Attack on Afghan Parlament

    04/15/2012 3:28:04 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 32 replies
    20 Minuten ^ | 15.04.2012 | self
    According to 20 Minuten (Swiss), there is a large scal attack underway against the Parlament buildings in Kabul. The Russian Embassy has reportedly taken rocket hits. Headline only .....
  • Large Libyan military convoy arrives in Niger: source

    09/05/2011 11:49:48 PM PDT · by americanophile · 32 replies
    AFP via Google News ^ | September 6, 2011 | AFP
    AGADEZ, Niger — A large military convoy from Libya arrived in the northern Niger city of Agadez late Monday, a military source told AFP. "I saw an exceptionally large and rare convoy of several dozen vehicles enter Agadez from Arlit... and go towards Niamey," the source said, amid speculation that toppled leader Moamer Kadhafi may be in it. "There are persistent rumours that Kadhafi or one of his sons are travelling in the convoy," the source said. A journalist from a private radio station in Agadez said he saw "a convoy of several dozen vehicles crossing the city and heading...
  • Israel preparing for 'large scale war': cable

    01/02/2011 8:31:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/2/111 | afp
    Israel's army chief told a US Congress delegation in late 2009 he was preparing for a large war in the Middle East, probably against Hamas or Hezbollah, leaked US diplomatic cables showed on Sunday. "I am preparing the Israeli army for a large scale war, since it is easier to scale down to a smaller operation than to do the opposite," Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi was quoted as saying in a cable from the US embassy in Tel Aviv. The document, dated November 15, 2009, was quoted Sunday in Norwegian by Oslo-based daily Aftenposten, which said it had obtained WikiLeaks'...
  • Brothers denied flight due to size

    11/30/2010 7:49:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    WGN TV ^ | November 29, 2010 | Lourdes Duarte
    WGN Brothers denied flight due to size Southwest Airlines kicks Chicago teens off flight because one was too big Lourdes Duarte WGN News 9:41 PM CST, November 29, 2010 Two Chicago brothers say Southwest Airlines made things too difficult for them when it required one of them to buy a second ticket. The twin brothers were headed to Minnesota to visit their aunt on Thanksgiving night when one of them was told he was too big to fit in a seat and needed a second ticket. The 18-year-old brothers had no cash or credit cards on them so they called...
  • Video: King Kong's Vuvuzela

    11/04/2010 6:51:48 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 6 replies
    The guys at Hyundai come up with the mother of all vuvuzelas
  • Record-breaking collisions (Large Hadron Collider producing more mesons than expected)

    02/05/2010 4:35:52 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 33 replies · 1,040+ views
    MIT News ^ | 2/5/10 | Anne Trafton
    Initial results from high-energy proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider offer first glimpse of physics at new energy frontier.In December, the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator, shattered the world record for highest energy particle collisions. This week, team led by researchers from MIT, CERN and the KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics in Budapest, Hungary, completed work on the first scientific paper analyzing the results of those collisions. Its findings show that the collisions produced an unexpectedly high number of particles called mesons — a factor that will have to be taken into account...
  • More airlines make large passengers buy two seats

    01/29/2010 1:33:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 974+ views
    Airfarewatchdog.com on yahoo ^ | 1/29/10 | David Landsel
    You're paying to check your belongings, so why should other people's excess baggage get a free ride? That's the question being asked by a growing number of travelers. As airlines look for new ways to boost revenue, fees for checked bags are on the rise; so is scrutiny of overweight customers whose baggage is built in. It's a touchy subject, Airfarewatchdog.com has found, and one that airlines have been happy to avoid discussing, where possible. As late as 2008, United Airlines wouldn't even address the matter with us. But an outcry among passengers, tired of their seatmates taking up more...
  • Bastion Airmen have small paw print, large mission

    12/31/2009 4:24:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 289+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Joseph Kapinos, USAF
    12/31/2009 - CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- A team of Airmen handles thousands of passengers, pallets and vehicles flying into Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. The 'Port Dawgs,' as they liked to be called, proudly proclaim that they move as much cargo here as their unit does back home. But they have approximately 15 people instead of 200 handling the thousands of passengers and tons of cargo arriving monthly at the air field. The team is comprised of aerial porters, vehicle maintainers and leadership primarily deployed from Pope Air Force Base, N.C. They work loading and unloading cargo coming to the U.S....
  • A Test for Exotic Propulsion?

    10/12/2009 1:33:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 1,025+ views
    Centauri-Dreams ^ | 10/12/09 | Paul Gilster
    Can we calculate the gravitational field of a mass moving close to the speed of light? Franklin Felber (Starmark Inc) believes he can, with implications for propulsion. Back in 2006 we looked briefly at Felber’s work, describing what the physicist believes to be a repulsive gravitational field that emerges from his results. Felber discussed the matter at the Space Technology and Applications International meeting that year, where he presented his calculations of the ‘relativistically exact motion of a payload in the gravitational field of a source moving with constant velocity.’ Above a certain critical velocity, Felber believes, any mass...
  • World's Largest Stuff - Awesome

    04/28/2009 10:58:14 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 6 replies · 1,014+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 28 09 | Nick
    It took Gregory Dunham 3 years to build, and it cost him 300.000$. But then he’s also got a 3.429 m (11 ft and 3 inch) tall behemoth of a contraption sporting 500hp and a whooping top speed of 65 mph. World's largest arcade machine. The machine is 13 feet tall, has about a 70-inch screen.
  • Big Bang at the atomic lab after scientists get their maths wrong

    04/08/2007 8:55:49 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 76 replies · 2,252+ views
    Times Online ^ | 4/8/07 | Jonathan Leake
    A £2 billion project to answer some of the biggest mysteries of the universe has been delayed by months after scientists building it made basic errors in their mathematical calculations. The mistakes led to an explosion deep in the tunnel at the Cern particle accelerator complex near Geneva in Switzerland. It lifted a 20-ton magnet off its mountings, filling a tunnel with helium gas and forcing an evacuation. It means that 24 magnets located all around the 17-mile circular accelerator must now be stripped down and repaired or upgraded. The failure is a huge embarrassment for Fermilab, the American national...
  • Large purchases of cell phones raise concerns locally and nationally

    08/17/2006 6:24:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 92 replies · 1,843+ views
    HUACHUCA CITY — Unusually large purchases of cellular phones at a Huachuca City store on April 21 and a Tucson area store last weekend may be part of the growing trend in the United States. The Arizona Counter-Terrorism Information Center on Tuesday issued a statement that said recent information shows a possible increase in suspicious pre-paid cell phone purchases nationwide. “There has been speculation in the national and international media of cell phones being used to detonate explosives by members of terrorist, extremist and separatist groups around the world,” the agency said in its statement. “It is also possible for...
  • Iraqi Police Free Kidnap Victim; Large Bomb-Making Cache Found

    07/12/2006 6:10:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 386+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 12, 2006 – Iraqi police freed a kidnap victim in Baghdad, and coalition forces uncovered a large cache of bomb-making material near Mahmudiyah, Iraq, July 10, U.S. military officials reported. Iraqi policemen from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st National Police Division, arrested seven men at a checkpoint and freed an alleged kidnap victim in eastern Baghdad after the men tried to bypass checkpoints in four vehicles. The police stopped them with small-arms fire and a roadblock, officials said. "This shows the effectiveness of the Iraqi national police and their ability to enforce the rule of law," said Army...
  • Why a large hadron collider?

    07/07/2006 11:14:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies · 1,069+ views
    Seed Magazine ^ | 7/6/06 | Edit Staff
    Why a Large Hadron Collider? Seed asks some of the greatest physicists alive what we hope to learn from the LHC. by Edit Staff • Posted July 6, 2006 12:32 AM View of the ATLAS detector in the experiment hall, roughly 100 meters underground. ATLAS is one of the five particle physics experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. Credit: Guido Mocafico The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) currently under construction at CERN is the greatest basic science endeavor in history. Roughly half of the world's particle physicists, 7,000 individuals, make the Collider their workplace. This single-minded group of men and women...
  • IPs, MND-B Soldiers discover, destroy large weapons cache

    05/18/2006 3:58:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 269+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 16, 2006 | Pfc. Paul David Ondik
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, May 16, 2006) – The 506th Regimental Combat Team discovered a huge weapons cache today in the New Baghdad neighborhood of eastern Baghdad. During Operation Roll tide, a combined effort between elements from 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade Iraqi National Police, and Soldiers from Company D, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, uncovered a huge weapons cache of land mines, rockets, explosives and documents. In one home the unit found more than 140 mines, 58 blocks of C4 explosives, 18 rockets and almost 40 mortars, as well as manuals and equipment to convert these munitions...
  • [RAMBLINGS] Bu's Views 16March2006

    03/16/2006 4:53:19 PM PST · by bu9418 · 238+ views
    markbureau.us ^ | 3/16/2006 | markbureau
    I have been in a lousy mood lately. I know why, but finding a way to express it without sounding like a radical extremist is difficult at best. The only way to put it is that I am completely and utterly disgusted at what has become of our political process, our government and us, The People. I thought this was a great write. I hope you think it is a great read...
  • Coalition forces uncover large caches, thwart IEDs

    01/24/2006 3:52:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 381+ views
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Jan. 24, 2006) – In a series of separate incidents, multi-national coalition forces disarmed improvised explove devices, uncovered several large weapon caches, and detained four suspected insurgents. School saved from IED Jan. 24 Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and the1-71 Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, responded to a call from an Iraqi school guard reporting a possible improvised explosive device in the school south of Khadra. The Soldiers found a 122mm mortar round booby-trapped to a door in the school and had it disabled. Coalition raid captures terrorists...
  • Gone to the dogs: Depot K-9 expecting large anti-terrorism role (WOOF-WOOF GRRRRRRRRRR!)

    01/13/2006 5:30:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 576+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Kaitlyn M. Scarboro
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (Jan. 13, 2006) -- The Department of Defense authorized the retirement of Jaco, a military working dog for 10 years, and his adoption by former handler Sgt. Jerrod M. Glass, Jan. 8. Jaco was a member of one of seven military working dog teams stationed here as a first line of defense in the protection of depot personnel and resources through explosive and narcotic detection in support of the depot's anti-terrorism efforts. In correlation with the recent retirement of the explosives detecting canine, Jaco, and Hertha, a narcotics detecting military working dog, the K-9...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Troops Find, Destroy Large Weapons Caches

    12/05/2005 3:45:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies · 681+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2005 – Iraqi soldiers and U.S. troops found and destroyed a treasure-trove of weapons caches during a three-day period Dec. 2-4. The enemy stockpiles included everything from rocket-propelled-grenade launchers to AK-47 assault rifles to artillery shells and hundreds of pounds of explosives and munitions, officials said. Iraqi and U.S. troops discovered five weapons caches throughout north central Iraq Dec. 4. The largest cache included 27 artillery rounds, several hand grenades, a rocket-propelled-grenade launcher with six rounds, and an AK-47, officials noted. A joint patrol of soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division, and...
  • Tenth Planet Has a Moon!

    10/22/2005 9:33:39 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies · 1,049+ views
    Space and Earth science ^ | October 03, 2005 | E-Mail Newsletter
    Scientists are over the moon at the W.M. Keck Observatory and the California Institute of Technology over a new discovery of a satellite orbiting the Solar System's 10th planet (2003 UB313). The newly discovered moon orbits the farthest object ever seen in the Solar System. The existence of the moon will help astronomers resolve the question of whether 2003 UB313, temporarily nicknamed "Xena," is more massive than Pluto and hence the 10th planet. A paper describing the discovery was submitted to the Astrophysical Journal Letters on October 3, 2005. "We were surprised because this is a completely different type of...
  • Terrible Flight Experiences (Vanity)

    09/16/2005 12:56:14 PM PDT · by Maximus of Texas · 99 replies · 4,139+ views
    On the flight home this morning, I was unfortunate enough to have a bleeder sit next to me. By bleeder, I mean he was invading my space because he was large and his body was spilling over into my seat. I've seen worse cases than what I had today but let's hear your experiences.
  • The Venona decodes, their meaning and interpretation, are too large a subject for this thread.

    07/23/2005 11:09:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 507+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 7/24/05 | liberallarry
    The Venona decodes, their meaning and interpretation, are too large a subject for this thread.
  • Large Bones Found in Calif. Creek Bed

    07/12/2005 9:33:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 685+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/05 | AP
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - The fossilized bones of a creature that might have been a mastodon were unearthed Tuesday in the creek bed of a suburban river being renovated for flood protection. The remains of what appears to be a massive pelvic bone, ribcage fragments and a tusk were uncovered along the Guadalupe River in San Jose. The river project has been cited as a model of how to integrate nature and development. The discovery prompted both wonder and frustration, as officials tried to determine the source of the remains but couldn't find experts to scour the site. "We've never...
  • The black hole that cannot stop eating

    01/06/2005 8:33:19 PM PST · by holymoly · 34 replies · 1,908+ views
    FT.com ^ | January 7 2005 | Clive Cookson
    Astronomers have recorded the most powerful eruption of energy yet observed in the universe. It comes from a gigantic black hole, a billion times more massive than our sun, which is swallowing vast amounts of material from its surrounding galaxy. The eruption was discovered with the Chandra X-ray observatory operated by Nasa, the US space agency, and is reported in the journal Nature. Brian McNamara of Ohio University, the study leader, said he had previously observed vast cosmic bubbles of hot gas extending outward from "supermassive" black holes in distant galaxies, but "what literally almost knocked me off my chair...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Fallujah’s Mosque of “Peace”

    11/25/2004 10:09:05 PM PST · by forty_years · 39 replies · 1,457+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | 11/25/04
    U.S. and Iraqi forces patrolling Fallujah have discovered a weapons cache large enough to supply a nationwide “insurgency.” The weapons were found in central Fallujah’s Saad Abi Bin Waqas mosque, where Sunni cleric Abdullah al-Janabi preached hatred. How many times have Coalition forces been shot at from mosques or found weapons stockpiles hidden in them? Muqtada al-Sadr and his Mehdi Army used Shiite Islam’s most holy shrine, the Imam Ali mosque, to wage their campaign of murder and mayhem in Najaf. Just how are all we infidels supposed to believe that Islam is truly a “religion of peace?” Just when...
  • Large piece of shuttle Columbia found in southeast Texas

    09/16/2004 10:24:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1,107+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/16/04 | AP - Lufkin
    LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - A large piece of space shuttle Columbia debris was found recently in southeast Texas, a NASA official said. The 6-foot-long piece of the crew compartment was discovered two weeks ago in Newton County by a wildlife biologist, sheriffs officials said. Bruce Buckingham, a Kennedy Space Center spokesman, confirmed Wednesday that the piece discovered two weeks ago was from the shuttle's crew compartment area and contains a hinged window. NASA had not yet picked up the piece, which had bright green moss growing over one section of the window. The biologist, Jason Sebesta, said he found it...
  • Three crucial presidential debates loom large (schedule)

    09/04/2004 8:36:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies · 845+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/02/04 | Andrew Miga
    Three crucial debates loom large By Andrew Miga Thursday, September 2, 2004 NEW YORK - Next stop, the presidential debate stage. With the two-month battle to Election Day in full roar, President Bush and Sen. John Kerry are looking ahead to their three planned debate showdowns - events that both sides say could prove pivotal in the razor-close race. The first prime-time encounter later this month will be a good opportunity for both men to win over undecided voters who hold the key to victory in 2004. ``Many of these undecided swing voters in the middle are not going to...
  • (PRB) Report: Many large industrialized nations to lose population (continued loss thru 2050)

    08/17/2004 4:19:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 614+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/17/04 | Genaro C. Armas - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Many of the world's largest industrialized nations will lose population between now and 2050 as low birth rates, struggling economies and curbs on immigration stifle growth, says the author of a world population report. The annual study by the private Population Reference Bureau found that, while the world's population will increase nearly 50 percent by mid-century, Japan will lose 20 percent of its population in the next 45 years, while Russia, Germany and Italy will also see declines. The United States is the biggest exception among developed countries, with its population forecast to rise by 43 percent...
  • Fat is fabulous, insist anti-diet protesters

    08/07/2004 10:23:23 PM PDT · by familyop · 74 replies · 1,945+ views
    The Observer, Guardian ^ | 8AUG04 | Paul Harris
    The woman in the yellow shirt stood up and told of her life-long struggle against being fat, a fight that she had clearly lost. She was enormous. 'Every time I dieted I ended up larger,' she said as she broke into tears, 'If I were anorexic or bulimic, I would get sympathy. It is so frustrating.' She was applauded by 100 other very fat men and women. 'Here, you are in an island of sanity,' said Professor Paul Campos, author of The Obesity Myth and speaker at this annual meeting of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (Naafa) -...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, June 27-July 3, 2004: United States in True Color

    06/28/2004 8:30:41 AM PDT · by cogitator · 16 replies · 407+ views
    http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov ^ | June 2004 | MISR Project/NASA Photojournal
    I thought this was fitting for a week just before the Fourth of July. The image below is the very low resolution image. If you click it, you'll get the high-resolution (large) JPEG. If you go to the linked article page above, you can download an 11.0 MB TIFF image. I thought that the isolation of Bermuda was particularly striking in this image. Also of note (on quick perusal): White Sands National Monument, two-toned Great Salt Lake, the turquoise Bahamas Banks, strange sediment patterns in northern Lake Erie, the Painted Desert.
  • Large Gathering Prays With Convicted Imam (Parma, Ohio)

    06/18/2004 4:56:06 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 791+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 6-18-2004 | M.R. Kropho
    Large Gathering Prays With Convicted Imam Friday June 18, 2004 11:46 PM By M.R. KROPKO Associated Press Writer PARMA, Ohio (AP) - The leader of Ohio's largest mosque encouraged worshippers Friday to keep the faith in times of stress, a day after he was convicted of gaining U.S. citizenship by concealing past associations with terrorist organizations. Fawaz Damra, 41, did not discuss his trial or conviction, but spoke of the Quran's teachings about justice and faith, members of the mosque said following the closed service. Deem Alawan, a member of the Islamic Center of Cleveland, said nearly 1,500 people prayed...
  • Courts office stops selling large volumes of criminal records, saying companies misuse them

    01/05/2004 3:42:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 353+ views
    News & Observer ^ | 1/05/04 | MATTHEW EISLEY
    Records by the batch on hold Courts office stops selling large volumes of criminal records, saying companies misuse them By MATTHEW EISLEY, Staff Writer Monday, January 5, 2004 12:00AM EST The agency that runs North Carolina's courts is cutting off a source of public information about criminal cases because, it says, private companies that buy and resell the data for personal background checks are misusing it. The data will still be available in another, more expensive form. Some of the companies that collect and resell the electronic information, commonly used to check the criminal histories of job and housing applicants,...
  • Large explosions heard in central Baghdad

    11/03/2003 11:39:01 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 4 replies · 124+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 11-3-2003
    Large explosions heard in central Baghdad By FT reporters Published: November 3 2003 18:48 | Last Updated: November 3 2003 18:48 Several loud explosions have been heard in central Baghdad late on Monday night close to the headquarters of the US-led coalition. According to Reuters and the Associated Press news agencies, five blasts were heard in swift succession, apparently from the western bank of the Tigris river. The US military said three or four mortars had exploded in the centre of Baghdad but gave no details of casualties or damage. Associated Press said a car bomb had earlier exploded in...
  • ATTACKS: AT LEAST 50 DEAD - two large car bombs rocked the Indian city Mumbai

    08/25/2003 12:17:45 PM PDT · by bedolido · 10 replies · 276+ views
    SkyNews ^ | 08/25/03 | Staff Writer
    Detonators have been found on a rail track near Mumbai after at least 50 people were killed and more than 100 injured when two large car bombs rocked the Indian city. Several sleepers had also been removed and used to block the tracks on a line being used by millions of pilgrims headed to a major Hindu festival, railway police have said. A trainload of pilgrims was halted after the detonators were found. Officials initially said there had been four blasts in the city, also known as Bombay, but it was later confirmed there had been two - one at...
  • Large Lake Floods Scoured New Zealand

    08/18/2003 10:13:11 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 442+ views
    Science News Magazine ^ | 8-9-2003 | Sid Perkins
    Week of Aug. 9, 2003; Vol. 164, No. 6 Large lake floods scoured New Zealand Sid Perkins From Reno, Nevada, at a meeting of the International Union for Quaternary Research Portions of New Zealand's North Island, like many volcanic regions, have experienced immense floods when lakes filling the craters of dormant volcanoes burst through the craters' rims. Now, scientists analyzing signs of erosion in the area have estimated the size of some of those powerful deluges. Some of the largest such floods originated in Lake Taupo, says Vern Manville, a geologist with the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences in...
  • Poll: Bush Leads [2004 Election] Rivals by Nearly 2 to 1

    05/04/2003 10:12:03 AM PDT · by ewing · 46 replies · 392+ views
    Optimum Online News Wire and ABC News ^ | Sunday May 4, 2003 7:43AM | wire report
    President George W. Bush is far ahead of the three most popular Democrats in head to head matchups, although the public still has concerns about his economic leadership and empathy for ordinary people, according to a new poll.Bush leads Mass. Sen. John Kerry, Conn. Sen. Joe Lieberman and Missouri Rep. Dick Gephardt by nearly identical margins in the three matchups.The President gets the support of six in 10 while the Democratic candidate gets the support of just over a third according to an ABC News poll released Saturday.When Democrats and those who lean Democratic were asked who they perferred to...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 4-10-03

    04/10/2003 6:03:50 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 7 replies · 214+ views
    NASA ^ | 4-10-03 | 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. 2003 April 10 Energized Nebula in the LMC Credit: Y. Naze, G. Rauw, J. Manfroid, J. Vreux (Univ. Liege), Y. Chu (Univ. Illinois), ESO Explanation: Blossoming in nearby galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), this gorgeous nebula is energized by radiation and winds from a massive star whose surface temperature approaches 100,000 degrees. The composite color image from the European Southern Observatory's Melipal telescope resolves details in the...
  • Shell-Shock: Three University Of Arkansas Students Find World's Longest Nautiloid Fossil

    01/27/2003 5:49:29 AM PST · by vannrox · 17 replies · 1,610+ views
    Science Daily (University Of Arkansas, Fayetteville as the original source) ^ | 2003-01-27 | University Of Arkansas, Fayetteville
    Shell-Shock: Three University Of Arkansas Students Find World's Longest Nautiloid Fossil FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Three undergraduate students from the University of Arkansas made a world-class discovery this week when they uncovered a 325-million-year-old nautiloid fossil just yards from two of Fayetteville's busiest roads. At exactly eight feet in length, their find represents the longest actinoceratoid nautiloid fossil in the world. On Jan. 20, while the University community observed the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, freshman geology major Sarah Kee and senior Kevin Morgan set out to hunt for fossils. Their excursion led them to a culvert near Interstate 540,...
  • Five more chambers of first emperor's tomb found

    01/11/2003 4:32:12 PM PST · by vannrox · 38 replies · 1,735+ views
    STI ^ | 1-12-3 | Editorial Staff
    JAN 10, 2003 Five more chambers of first emperor's tomb found Rooms are even bigger than pits that hold his terracotta armyBEIJING - Archaeologists say they have found five more chambers in the sprawling tomb complex of China's legendary first emperor - rooms even bigger than the pits that hold his famed terracotta army. Qin Shihuang is credited with creating the first Chinese empire in 220 BC after conquering neighbouring kingdoms. His tomb near the city of Xi'an has not been opened, but the thousands of life-size clay soldiers unearthed in the 1970s are a major tourist attraction. Archaeologists...
  • 3,031 Large Flags in Utah

    11/12/2002 10:02:16 AM PST · by WSGilcrest · 70 replies · 1,067+ views
    I don't know who this person was that took these pictures but he sure did a good job. 3,031 large flags in Utah. A reverent silence prevails in this eerie representation of those who died on Sept. 11th. I never heard or saw anything about this in the media. I was going to the bank when I saw this. Went home, got my wife Linda, and came back with a camera. Below is my best, though inadequate, attempt to share the experience with you..... The above picture was taken on the mall in front of the Sandy, Utah city hall....
  • Airlines under fire for making large passengers buy two tickets

    06/19/2002 2:24:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies · 638+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6-19-02 | DAVID KOENIG, AP Business Writer
    <p>DALLAS (AP) --  Southwest Airlines is under fire for its policy of charging overweight passengers for two tickets if they spill over into their neighbor's seat.</p> <p>The airline says it is trying to provide a comfortable flight for travelers seated next to large passengers.</p>