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  • Man killed after trespassing at nuclear site in Nevada

    01/28/2019 10:52:58 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 45 replies
    <p>MERCURY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities shot and killed a man who entered a secured federal site north of Las Vegas where the government used to test nuclear bombs.</p> <p>A spokesman for the National Nuclear Security Administration says the man failed to stop at the security gate on Monday at the Nevada National Security Site. Darwin Morgan says the man drove for about 8 miles before he parked, got out of his car and approached security officials.</p>
  • Watch Live Tonight! ESA and JAXA Launch BepiColombo to Mercury @ 9:45 pm ET

    10/19/2018 6:40:27 PM PDT · by Pete from Shawnee Mission · 13 replies
    Space.com ^ | 10/19/2018 | Space.com staf
    "An Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket will launch a new mission to Mercury tonight, to send a set of spacecraft to the innermost planet! The joint mission by the European Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will lift off at 9:45 p.m. EDT (0145 GMT) from a pad at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. You can watch the launch live here, beginning at 9:15 p.m. EDT (0115 GMT), courtesy of ESA."
  • VIDEO: Solar Killshot Aimed At Mars, Venus, Mercury | Level 3 Proton Storm

    09/11/2017 9:16:06 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 23 replies
    Headline of the Day ^ | Sep 10, 2017
  • Trump EPA orders rollback of Obama mercury regulations

    12/29/2018 4:59:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 29, 2018 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    The Trump administration has targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment may not be worth the cost of the regulation. The 2011 Obama administration rule, called the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, led to what electric utilities say was an $18 billion clean-up of mercury and other toxins from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants. Overall, environmental groups say, federal and state efforts have cut mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants by 85 percent in roughly the last decade. Mercury causes brain...
  • Scientists model Mercury's glaciers

    12/28/2018 11:08:58 AM PST · by ETL · 16 replies
    Phys.org ^ | December 28, 2018 | Margaret Nagle, University of Maine
    The processes that led to glaciation at the cratered poles of Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, have been modeled by a University of Maine-led research team. James Fastook, a UMaine professor of computer science and Climate Change Institute researcher, and James Head and Ariel Deutsch of Brown University, studied the accumulation and flow of ice on Mercury, and how the glacial deposits on the smallest planet in our solar system compare to those on Earth and Mars.Their findings, published in the journal Icarus, add to our understanding of how Mercury's ice accumulations—estimated to be less than 50 million...
  • A humorous description of life on various planets, by Henry Livingston, 1789

    12/09/2018 9:17:56 AM PST · by mairdie · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1789 and 1791 | Henry Livingston
    A Russian astronomer observed the planets thru a telescope made of ice. Henry describes his observations. Ever wondered what the opinion of equality of the sexes was in 1789? Henry's position is that "Love, and all its delectable concomitants was utterly unknown there [on Venus]; as that passion exists but where equality is found or understood." Interesting?
  • BepiColombo spacecraft starts seven-year journey to Mercury

    10/20/2018 5:14:40 AM PDT · by csvset · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20 OCT 2018 | M. Sheahan & K. Takenaka
    TOKYO (Reuters) - A European-Japanese spacecraft set off on a treacherous seven-year journey to Mercury to probe the solar system’s smallest and least-explored planet. The BepiColombo mission, only the third ever to visit Mercury, blasted off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket at 10:45 p.m. local time on Friday (0145 GMT on Saturday), according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). “Launching BepiColombo is a huge milestone for ESA (the European Space Agency) and JAXA, and there will be many great successes to come,” ESA Director General Jan Woerner said in a statement. “Beyond completing...
  • Sunken Nazi submarine described as an 'underwater Chernobyl' will be buried under rubble [tr]

    10/12/2018 9:31:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 12, 2018 | Chris Dyer
    A Nazi submarine described as an 'underwater Chernobyl' is being sunk into sand to stop deadly chemicals leaking into the sea and the surrounding bed. The wreckage of the German U-boat was left with 1,800 canisters of toxic mercury seeping into the sea off Bergen in Norway. U-864 was torpedoed by a British submarine in early 1945 as it headed for Japan carrying jet parts. The vessel left Kiel in Germany on December 5, 1944, but the hull was damaged in an attack and the captain headed for Norway to carry out repairs.
  • WEIRD: FBI closes National Solar Observatory over mysterious ‘security issue’

    09/12/2018 9:54:20 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 108 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | September 12, 2018 | Anthony Watts
    UPDATE 9/12/18 4PM PST The issue may be related to Mercury (the metal, not the planet). On a tip from a science journalist friend who covers telescopes and who has been there, I verified the observatory uses a vat of liquid mercury as a float bearing for the giant solar telescope. According to an internal NSO/NMSU document, that bearing is “high-risk” during maintenance. If there was a major mercury spill, it might explain why the Feds are there, with FBI providing security. The amount of Mercury is said to be in the “tens of gallons” range, which is next to...
  • Former Minnesota congressman eyed in Mueller’s Manafort investigation

    11/03/2017 9:18:31 AM PDT · by toast · 13 replies
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | Nov 3, 2017 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman from Minnesota for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied to Paul Manafort, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation. At the center of the widening probe are Tony Podesta, a longtime Democratic operative, and Vin Weber, a former Republican congressman from southwestern Minnesota and leader of his own high-powered lobbying firm, Mercury LLC. The two men were hired as part of a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort directed by Manafort and longtime associate Rick...
  • Exclusive: Mueller refers foreign agent inquiries to New York prosecutors

    07/31/2018 5:01:54 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 31 July 2018 | Erica Orden
    Special counsel Robert Mueller has referred a collection of cases to New York federal prosecutors concerning whether several high-profile American lobbyists and operatives failed to register their work as foreign agents, according to people familiar with the matter. The transfer of the inquiries marks an escalation of Mueller's referrals to the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York in the period since he turned over a case involving President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Since the spring, Mueller has referred matters to SDNY involving longtime Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta and his work for his former...
  • Austrian woman poisons local water treatment plant with mercury-laced remedy from India

    06/28/2018 12:48:22 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 29 replies
    DW ^ | 28.02.2018 | Alistair Walsh
    An Austrian woman contaminated a sewerage treatment plant with high levels of mercury after traveling to India and bringing back a cream billed as a healing ointment that was loaded with the toxic heavy metal, local authorities announced on Wednesday. Routine monitoring at a sewerage treatment plant in Upper Austria revealed alarmingly high levels of mercury earlier this year. Workers then started to trace the source of the mercury, which was almost double the allowed limit. The Department of Water Management first inspected sewer lines from industrial and commercial enterprises in the Vöcklabruck district as well as dental practices but...
  • "A Diamond as Big as the Planet Mercury"

    04/20/2018 10:18:32 AM PDT · by Voption · 14 replies
    John Batchelor Show/WABC Radio ^ | April 20, 2018 | John Batchelor Show/Robert Zimmerman
    Updates on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, diamonds inside a planet, the Environmental Defense Fund is up to no good (again), and cleaning up Caves...
  • NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun — So Can You

    03/25/2018 3:00:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | 03/25/2018 | Bob King
    The Parker Solar Probe is the size of a small car and named for Prof. Eugene Parker, a 90-year-old American astrophysicist who in 1958 discovered the solar wind. It’s the first time that NASA has named a spacecraft after a living person. The Parker probe... will make a beeline for Venus for the first of seven flybys. Each gravity assist will slow the craft down and reshape its orbit (see below), so it later can pass extremely close to the Sun. The first flyby is slated for late September. ...NASA typically will fly by a planet to increase the spacecraft’s speed...
  • Mueller grand jury investigating top DC lobbyists

    11/02/2017 6:00:44 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 75 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied to Paul Manafort, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation. At the center of the widening probe are Tony Podesta, a longtime Democratic operative, and Vin Weber, a former GOP congressman and leader of his own high-powered lobbying firm, Mercury LLC. The two men were hired as part of a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort directed by Manafort and longtime associate Rick Gates.
  • Melting Arctic Permafrost Could Release Tons of Toxic Mercury (we're all gonna die alert!)

    02/07/2018 12:19:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    National Geographic ^ | February 6, 2018 | Craig Welch
    Scientists have uncovered another hidden threat buried in the icy frozen north—massive natural reserves of mercury, a toxic heavy metal that in some forms can build up in fish and other animals and cause serious health problems in humans. A study published Monday in the journal Geophysical Research Letters reports that the amount of natural mercury bound up in Arctic permafrost may be 10 times greater than all the mercury humans have pumped into the atmosphere from coal-burning and other pollution sources over the last 30 years. As climate change warms the land, this thawing permafrost could release significant quantities...
  • DATE OF THE BIRTH OF CHRIST (The Star that Astonished the World)

    12/15/2007 6:05:34 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 231+ views
    EWTN ^ | E. L. Martin
    (Summarized from E. L. Martin, "The Star that Astonished the World," ASK Publications, Box 25000, Portland Or. 1991) (1) The date of the birth of Christ hinges on just one thing, the statement of Josephus (Antiquities 17.6-8) that Herod died shortly after an eclipse of the moon. Astronomers supply the dates for such eclipses around those years: None in 7 or 6 BC. In 5 BC, March 23, 29 days to Passover. Also in 5 BC. Sept. 15,7 months to Passover. In 4 B.C. March 13, 29 days to Passover. 3 and 2 B.C. no eclipses. In 1 BC. January...
  • Autism, Vaccines, Heavy Metals, Mercury & Chelation Wellness

    12/17/2017 9:14:49 AM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    PsycheTruth ^ | Published on Jun 29, 2008 | Redia Gleis
    Autism, Vaccines, Heavy Metals, Mercury & Chelation Wellness
  • Trick or Treat: First Charges in the Russia Probe are a Bad Joke

    10/31/2017 6:14:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 3 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    With Paul Manafort now being arrested along with his protégé Rick Gates by Robert Mueller, and indicted by a Grand Jury on 12 criminal counts (in particular conspiracy against United States and to launder money, tax/wire fraud etc.) thus potentially facing life in jail, we now have to ask the obvious question: why is Robert Mueller and his team leaking to the Clinton News Network? CNN announced on Friday that indictments/arrests are coming on Monday, and they're the sworn  political enemies of President Trump. The second point is this: after reading all the indictments, 31 pages, President Trump's name is...
  • Sources: Podesta Group, Mercury Are Companies ‘A’ and ‘B’ in Indictment

    10/30/2017 12:46:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 246 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 30, 2017 | by JULIA AINSLEY, TOM WINTER and CAROL E. LEE
    The lobbying firms the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs are the unnamed companies in the grand jury indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, according to three sources with knowledge of the investigation. The indictment, unsealed Monday, refers to "Company A" and "Company B" as the firms Manafort and Gates solicited in 2012 to lobby on behalf of the Ukranian government. Company A is Mercury Public Affairs and Company B is the Podesta Group, the sources said. The revelation of the companies’ identities points to more details about the players involved in the...