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  • Aliens may have existed in our solar system long before us

    04/29/2017 8:37:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 83 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Jasper Hamill, The Sun
    “A prior indigenous technological species might have arisen on ancient Earth or another body, such as a pre-greenhouse Venus or a wet Mars,” he wrote. ... Earth’s plate tectonics would effectively have “erased” the traces of a civilization that lived billions of years ago. Venus is in the grip of a severe greenhouse effect and also undergoes similar “resurfacing” that would scour it clean of artifacts. This leaves just a handful of places where archaeologists might find traces of a lost extraterrestrial civilization. “Remaining indigenous technosignatures might be expected to be extremely old, limiting the places they might still be...
  • Geoscientists Find Large Impact Crater in Greenland

    11/15/2018 7:47:28 AM PST · by ETL · 17 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Nov 15, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    An international team of geoscientists from the United States, Canada and Europe has discovered a large impact crater beneath the Hiawatha Glacier in remote northwest Greenland. A paper on the discovery was published in the journal Science Advances. The Hiawatha impact crater is approximately 19.2 miles (31 km) wide and lies under an ice sheet that is 0.6 miles (1 km) thick.The scientists believe this crater was formed by a 0.6-mile wide iron asteroid that slammed into the Earth at the end of the Pleistocene epoch, perhaps as recently as 12,000 years ago. ..." “Researchers were looking at the map...
  • Massive crater under Greenland’s ice points to climate-altering impact in the time of humans

    11/14/2018 3:09:50 PM PST · by ETL · 51 replies
    ScienceMag.com ^ | Nov 14, 2018 | Paul Voosen
    On a bright July day 2 years ago, Kurt Kjćr was in a helicopter flying over northwest Greenland—an expanse of ice, sheer white and sparkling. Soon, his target came into view: Hiawatha Glacier, a slow-moving sheet of ice more than a kilometer thick. It advances on the Arctic Ocean not in a straight wall, but in a conspicuous semicircle, as though spilling out of a basin. Kjćr, a geologist at the Natural History Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, suspected the glacier was hiding an explosive secret. The helicopter landed near the surging river that drains the glacier, sweeping out rocks...
  • The Pentagon Wants to Make an Army of Virus-Spreading Insects. Scientists Are Concerned.

    10/06/2018 2:02:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1,822 replies
    .livescience.com ^ | October 5, 2018 12:57pm ET | Brandon Specktor
    Pentagon research project called "Insect Allies." Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the project involves using gene-editing techniques like CRISPR to infect insects with modified viruses that could help make America's crops more resilient. If a cornfield were hit by an unexpected drought or suddenly exposed to a pathogen, for example, Insect Allies might deploy an army of aphids carrying a genetically modified virus to slow the corn plant's growth rate. According to the DARPA website, these "targeted therapies" could take effect in a single growing season, potentially protecting the American crop system from food security threats...
  • Penn State Math Course Focuses on Hillary Clinton’s ‘Strong Character’

    09/10/2018 3:31:06 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 49 replies
    Breitbart - Tech ^ | 9-10-2018 | Tom Ciccotta
    A new math course at Penn State University this semester has a bizarre focus on Hillary Clinton’s “strong character.” According to a report from Campus Reform, a new math course at Penn State University focuses on everything besides math. Professor Marc Fabbri’s “Finite Mathematics” course covers everything from Hillary Clinton’s “strong character” to the “cultural intolerance” to President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Clean Water Act. On the Penn State website, Fabbri’s course is described as an “introduction to logic, sets, probability.” But students who took Fabbri’s new course last spring say that the course is focused on other topics. Take for...
  • Fake News Media still Faking History about Failed KGB Agent Ernest Hemingway

    06/02/2018 4:58:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “There’s no politics here ….In fact, there's no clear no evidence that Hemingway was a Castro enthusiast, or critic, says Sandra Spanier, an English professor at Penn State University who is the editor of the Hemingway Letters Project. "He felt that it was important, as a guest living in another country, that he be apolitical," Spanier said in an interview.” (Los Angeles Times story on the restoration of Ernest Hemingway’s mansion Finca Vigia near Havana, Cuba, May 30.)  Got it, amigos? According to the Los Angeles Times a former KGB agent living in a KBG-founded and mentored Soviet satrapy while...
  • It's too risky for Outing Club to go on student-led trips, Penn State decides

    04/23/2018 2:10:53 AM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    http://www.pennlive.com/ ^ | 4/19/18 | Barbara Miller
    After logging enough miles to hike around the world more than four times, Penn State has decided it's too risky for the campus Outing Club to go on student-led outings. A risk assessment by the university led to the decision, says a statement on the Outing Club's web page. The club's outings were deemed to be "above the University's threshold of acceptable risk for recognized student organizations," said the statement. This spring, campus recreation, a division of student affairs, decided to evaluate its 79 student-led programs, said Lisa Powers, Penn State spokeswoman. It found 20 clubs had "elements of risk,"...
  • First ‘Paterno’ Teaser Trailer Finds Al Pacino Embodying the Late Penn State Coach

    01/20/2018 6:00:57 PM PST · by sam_whiskey · 14 replies
    Collider ^ | 1/20/18 | Chris Cabin
    The entire trailer is framed as a question of Paterno’s guilt, ending with his son asking “Did you know?” This puts it in a similar league as Levinson’s last film for HBO, The Wizard of Lies, about Bernie Madoff and the familial aftermath of him being charged and jailed for his crimes. In both cases, the focus remains on an older man who has become famous due to incalculable amounts of cover-ups and shady dealings having to face the truth of his actions when confronted by his own children.Its a worthy subject but also feels a bit stale, considering that...
  • Six Years Later, Penn State Is Still At War Over The Sandusky Scandal

    12/28/2017 1:07:10 PM PST · by zeestephen · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 28 December 2017 | Will Hobson
    Six years after the Sandusky scandal rocked Penn State, university leadership is still fighting a civil war over the case, a conflict fueled, in part, by weaknesses that have developed in investigations that concluded top Penn State officials covered up for the convicted child molester.
  • Grand Jury Report On Penn State Hazing Finds 'Indignities And Depravities'

    12/16/2017 6:29:10 AM PST · by Oak Leafer · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 12-15-17 | CAMILA DOMONOSKE
    Updated at 3:15 p.m. ET A grand jury tasked with investigating broad issues of hazing at Penn State has issued a blistering report asserting that leaders at the university were well aware of pervasive misbehavior in the Greek system and failed to take action. Penn State, responding in court, said that the university has "shown an unwavering commitment to promoting safety and accountability" and that alcohol abuse at college is a "national problem," not a university-specific one. The report, made public by the Centre County, Pa., District Attorney's Office, was released after the death of 19-year-old fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza...
  • Writers discuss Joe Paterno’s legacy

    10/23/2017 8:34:24 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 13 replies
    The Centre County Gazette ^ | October 19, 2017 | Sean Yoder
    STATE COLLEGE — It’s been nearly six years since Penn State lost one of its most influential leaders, and easily its most visible figure. The debate continues to rage over the legacy of Joe Paterno’s reputation, from people who believe he was unjustly tarnished by the fallout from the Sandusky abuse scandal and that his statue should be put back in front of Beaver Stadium, to people who hold him fully accountable for the perpetrated abuse and failure of follow-through, and everyone in between. On Oct. 17, three writers from different backgrounds — but whose careers are all steeped in...
  • Death at Penn State

    10/09/2017 6:32:01 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 2017 issue | Caitlin Flanagan
    <p>At about 3 p.m. on Friday, February 3, Tim Piazza, a sophomore at Penn State University, arrived at Hershey Medical Center by helicopter. Eighteen hours earlier, he had been in the kind of raging good health that only teenagers enjoy. He was a handsome, redheaded kid with a shy smile, a hometown girlfriend, and a family who loved him very much. Now he had a lacerated spleen, an abdomen full of blood, and multiple traumatic brain injuries. He had fallen down a flight of stairs during a hazing event at his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, but the members had waited nearly 12 hours before calling 911, relenting only when their pledge “looked fucking dead.” Tim underwent surgery shortly after arriving at Hershey, but it was too late. He died early the next morning.</p>
  • Penn State Prof: Believing in Hard Work is White Ideology and Racist

    09/30/2017 9:04:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    GP ^ | 09/30/17 | Jim Hoft
    This is the crap they are teaching kids these days. A Pennsylvania State University professor recently wrote working hard was part of the white ideology and is therefore racist. These liberals sure seem to be pushing for white genocide?   Townhall and Campus Reform reported: Pennsylvania State University-Brandywine professor Angela Putman recently asserted in an academic paper that the notion “if I work hard, I can be successful” is merely a product of white ideology, reports Campus Reform. Angela Putman conducted a study to critique and examine “ideologies within college students’ discourse that are foundational to whiteness.” Her resulting conclusion...
  • Jeffrey Sandusky pleads guilty to 14 counts of child sexual abuse

    09/16/2017 12:06:04 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 9/16/17 | Kwegyirba Croffie
    (CNN)Jeffrey Sandusky, the son of convicted sex abuser and former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, pleaded guilty Friday to all 14 counts of child sexual abuse against him. The Centre Country district attorney's office said the younger Sandusky, 41, entered the guilty pleas a week before his trial was scheduled to begin. The 14 counts included soliciting sex from a child younger than 16 and soliciting child pornography. According to the district attorney's office, Sandusky will become a Tier III sex offender, the highest level in Pennsylvania. The charges involve incidents with two girls, one in 2013 and one...
  • More Details Emerge on What Joe Paterno Knew of Sandusky Child Rapes

    09/10/2017 8:46:16 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 57 replies
    New York Post (at Foxnews.com) ^ | Sept. 10, 2017 | New York Post
    A previously unreleased police report written 10 years after the most infamous incident in the Jerry Sandusky child-rape scandal at Penn State revealed more evidence that Joe Paterno knew about his assistant coach’s horrific behavior before 2001. The report, which CNN obtained and released Saturday, says when assistant coach Mike McQueary told Paterno he had seen Sandusky with a young boy in the showers at Penn State’s football facility, that the head coach told him it was “the second complaint of this nature he had received.” After the news broke of Sandusky’s behavior and his arrest, Paterno, his family and...
  • Former Penn State administrators sentenced to jail time in Sandusky case

    06/02/2017 2:35:04 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 2, 2017 | Ben Kercheval
    Three former Penn State administrators are going to jail for their part in the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State. [Snip] Former President Graham Spanier, 68, was sentenced to four to 12 months, with the first two in jail and the rest under house arrest. He was convicted of child endangerment. Former athletic director Tim Curley, 63, received a sentence of seven to 23 months, with three in jail. Former vice president Gary Schultz, 67, was given six to 23 months, with two months behind bars. They pleaded guilty to child endangerment. "It really sickens me to think I might...
  • Ex-Penn State president convicted of child endangerment for failing to protect Jerry Sandusky's....

    03/25/2017 9:49:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 24, 2017 | STAFF
    FULL TITLE: Ex-Penn State president convicted of child endangerment for failing to protect Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse victims Penn State University's former president Graham Spanier has been convicted of child endangerment over his handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. A jury in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, found Spanier guilty of one count of child endangerment. They determined that he was responsible for victims who were sexually assaulted by former Penn State assistant football coach Sandusky in a school locker room shower in 2001. Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, was convicted of abusing 10 boys in 2012. He is behind...
  • 2 Penn State ex-administrators plead guilty in Jerry Sandusky abuse case

    03/15/2017 6:49:39 PM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 3/13/2017 | AP
    Two former Penn State administrators admitted Monday to mishandling child-sex allegations against Jerry Sandusky, pleading guilty more than five years after the scandal rocked the university and led to the downfall of football coach Joe Paterno. Tim Curley, a 62-year-old former athletic director, and Gary Schultz, 67, a one-time vice president, could get up to five years in prison for misdemeanor child endangerment. No sentencing date was set. They struck a deal in which prosecutors dropped three felony charges of child endangerment and conspiracy that carried up to seven years each. Former Penn State President Graham Spanier, 68, was also...
  • Climate Lawsuit Threatens Free Speech

    02/16/2017 2:54:18 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/14/2017 | Bill Byas
    “As a practical proposition … if I enjoy normal life expectancy, this case will consume the bulk of my remaining time on earth. In the event that I don’t, the thuggish Mann will come after my family, as has happened to my late friend Andrew Breitbart’s children.” This is how well-known political commentator Mark Steyn recently summed up his opinion about the libel suit filed against him by Penn State “climate scientist” Michael Mann, which is expected to be set for trial soon. “I did not seek this battle.… But I will not shirk the fight, and I will prevail,”...
  • Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse lawsuits have cost Penn State almost a quarter million dollars

    01/07/2017 2:23:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 7, 2017 | Associated Press and Kaileen Gaul For Dailymail.com
    Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse scandal is costing the Penn State almost a quarter million dollars almost half a decade after the former assistant coach was arrested for child molestation. The Associated Press reports the college has reached $237million, including a recent $12 million verdict in the whistleblower and defamation case brought by former assistant coach Mike McQueary. The university has also settled with 33 people who alleged they were sexually abused by Sandusky. Penn State paid out $93 million in damages.