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  • Trekking The Roman Road To Scotland

    05/31/2020 12:27:12 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Timeline ^ | May 31, 2020 | host Tony Robinson
  • [WACKO ALERT] Explosive research claims the moon could be man-made by humans from the future

    01/30/2016 2:33:59 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 85 replies
    Daily Star ^ | January 30, 2016 | Rory McKeown
    For billions of years, the moon has been the Earth's visible companion - and source of intrigue. It is considered to be our planet's only natural satellite and widely accepted to have been created by "The Big Whack" - from debris left over after a huge impact between Earth and an asteroid. But what if the moon is not as natural as we believe and is actually man made? Researchers Christopher Knight and Alan Butler have spent years writing and compiling scientific theories that the moon may have been created by us or even aliens. They claim there are a...
  • When Science Becomes a Cult

    05/30/2020 7:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | March 30, 2020 | William DiPuccio
    Skepticism is at the heart of the scientific method. Question everything. Test everything. Scientific knowledge is established by evidence, not authority. The method is sound, but the execution may be imperfect. That's why I have faith in the methods of science but not necessarily in scientists. Experts in science have a store of credibility that can be maintained only by their performance. I have a great deal of trust in the meteorologists at the National Weather Service because their forecasts are 80%–90% accurate (no weatherman jokes, please — I used to be one!). But if most of their predictions began...
  • Space X Crew Dragon Demo 2 Live Thread

    05/30/2020 9:40:24 AM PDT · by cll · 287 replies
    Crew ingress in progress. Second time is the charm. The hell with bad news. Onward, forward, skyward and spaceward! Godspeed Bob and Dough! And all ya'alls, take the red pill.
  • Have scientists finally found the meteorite which set off the mysterious 1908 Tunguska catastrophe?

    05/21/2012 9:32:37 PM PDT · by null and void · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08:49 EST, 17 May 2012 | Rob Waugh
    At 7.17am on June 30, 1908, an explosion like a hydrogen bomb erupted in Siberia - and until now, scientists have offered no conclusive explanation for the event.The Tunguska event occurred near the Tunguska River in SiberiaItalian scientists claim to have found chunks of a meteorite in nearby Lake Cheko Seismic reflection and magnetic data revealed an anomaly close to the lake center, about 30ft below the lake floor compatible with the presence of a buried stony object and supports the impact crater origin for Lake Cheko.' 'The sky split in two and fire appeared high and wide over the...
  • Crater From 1908 Russian Space Impact Found, Team Says (Tunguska)

    11/14/2007 8:31:07 PM PST · by blam · 63 replies · 141+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 11-7-2007 | Maria Cristina Valsecchi
    Crater From 1908 Russian Space Impact Found, Team Says Maria Cristina Valsecchi in Rome, Italy for National Geographic NewsNovember 7, 2007 Almost a century after a mysterious explosion in Russia flattened a huge swath of Siberian forest, scientists have found what they believe is a crater made by the cosmic object that made the blast. The crater was discovered under a lake near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in western Siberia, where the cataclysm, known as the Tunguska event, took place (see map). On June 30, 1908, a ball of fire exploded about 6 miles (10 kilometers) above the ground in...
  • A possible impact crater for the 1908 Tunguska Event

    06/22/2007 11:46:00 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 25 replies · 7,696+ views
    Terra Nova ^ | 7/01/2007 | Terra Nova
    The so-called ‘Tunguska Event’ refers to a major explosion that occurred on 30 June 1908 in the Tunguska region of Siberia, causing the destruction of over 2000 km2 of taiga, globally detected pressure and seismic waves, and bright luminescence in the night skies of Europe and Central Asia, combined with other unusual phenomena. The ‘Tunguska Event’ may be related to the impact with the Earth of a cosmic body that exploded about 5–10 km above ground, releasing in the atmosphere 10–15 Mton of energy. Fragments of the impacting body have never been found, and its nature (comet or asteroid) is...
  • Tunguska event may be caused due to an asteroid

    05/28/2020 3:47:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 74 replies
    Tech Explorist ^ | May 21, 2020 | Amit Malewar
    On the morning of 30 June 1908, a large explosion occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Yeniseysk Governorate (now Krasnoyarsk Krai), Russia. That event is known as the Tunguska event that leveled trees across more than 2,000 square kilometers. It is classified as an impact event, even though no impact crater has been found. Due to the remoteness of the site and the limited instrumentation available at the time of the event, modern scientific interpretations of its cause and magnitude have relied chiefly on damage assessments, and geological studies conducted many years after the fact. The most likely cause...
  • Reflecting the International Space Station (Astronomy Picture of the Day)

    05/28/2020 7:07:12 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    APOD NASA ^ | 28 May, 2020 | Helmut Schnieder/NASA
    Explanation: Still bathed in sunlight, the International Space Station arced through the evening sky over lake Wulfsahl-Gusborn in northern Germany, just after sunset on March 25. The familiar constellation of Orion can be seen left of the trail of the orbital station's bright passage. On the right, Venus is the brilliant evening star above the western horizon. With the camera fixed to a tripod, this scene was captured in a series of five exposures. How can you tell? The short time delay between the end of one exposure and the beginning of the next leaves small gaps in the ISS...
  • Earth and Moon through Saturn's Rings (NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day)

    05/27/2020 5:28:59 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    APOD/NASA ^ | 27 May, 2020 | Cassini Imaging Team
    Explanation: What are those dots between Saturn's rings? Our Earth and Moon. Just over three years ago, because the Sun was temporarily blocked by the body of Saturn, the robotic Cassini spacecraft was able to look toward the inner Solar System. There, it spotted our Earth and Moon -- just pin-pricks of light lying about 1.4 billion kilometers distant. Toward the right of the featured image is Saturn's A ring, with the broad Encke Gap on the far right and the narrower Keeler Gap toward the center. On the far left is Saturn's continually changing F Ring. From this perspective,...
  • Steven Pinker And WaPo Are Wrong. Belief In Heaven Isn’t A COVID Death Wish

    05/28/2020 7:44:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2020 | Glenn T. Stanton
    We are all too familiar with the hackneyed charge that thoughts of heaven are delusional. But according to Steven Pinker, they're malignantly so. That’s a new twist. There should be an algebraic equation to calculate something we experience far too often in the public square today. It would determine the ratio between a person’s absolute brilliance in one arena – their uncontested expertise – and their regularly articulated ignorance in others. This would then be multiplied by the confidence with which they say such things. It would be applied to things like Stephen Hawking’s pontifications on subjects such as religion...
  • Why the Left is Weaponizing Science

    05/27/2020 4:27:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May27, 2020 | John Leonard
    According to some “experts,” science can sometimes be settled, meaning that in certain areas of study, the evidence has been deemed so overwhelming and indisputable that further debate is not only unnecessary, it is forbidden. Only one interpretation of this evidence is possible. However, science is really nothing more than a tool, developed by humans for the purposes of studying our universe and the world on which we live. And scientists are human beings, which means they are prone to making mistakes. It would be just as silly to genuflect as a show of reverence to science as it would...
  • Researchers observe protons 'playing hopscotch' in a high-pressure form of ice

    05/26/2020 3:15:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 05/25/2020
    An international team of researchers from University College Dublin (UCD) and University of Saskatchewan, Canada, have observed 'proton-hopping' movement in a high-pressure form of ice (Ice VII lattices). Ordinary water ice is known as Ice I, while Ice VII is a cubic crystalline form of ice which can be formed from liquid water above 3 GPa (30,000 atmospheres) by lowering its temperature to room temperature, or by decompressing heavy water (D2O) Ice VI below 95 K. Ice VII has a simple structure of two inter-penetrating, and effectively independent, cubic-ice sub-lattices, and is stable across a wide-ranging region above 2 GPa....
  • UFO Subreddit Was Subject to Systemic Censorship

    05/26/2020 9:18:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    vicebrazil ^ | May 21 2020, | Matthew Gault
    Reddit’s premier gathering place for all things UFO—was automatically blocking posts that used the words “Navy” or “Pentagon,” and was also deleting posts about a recent incident in Brazil. This censorship has led to infighting on the subreddit. /r/UFO moderator axolotl_peyotl cried foul when he noticed other moderators culling posts with the word “Brazil” days after people filmed a UFO above Magé When axolotl_peyotl checked the automod, he found that ‘Brazil’ had recently been added to the list of restricted words. “I could also see the history of the edits on the spam filter. And not only that, one of...
  • Tiny Cardboard Aircraft Could Fly in the Skies of Mars

    05/26/2020 2:41:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 5/26/20 | Nancy Atkinson
    Tiny Cardboard Aircraft Could Fly in the Skies of Mars What would be the best method for exploring planetary atmospheres, such as at Mars, Venus or even Earth? One group of researchers are developing tiny, levitating “nanocardboard” aircraft that could hover in alien skies. They would fly like dust floating in beams of sunlight – but intelligently, and with a purpose.“It’s exciting because it’s essentially a new mechanism of flight,” said Igor Bargatin from the University of Pennsylvania. “We’re talking about a structure half an inch in size that can fly around without any moving parts.”For several years, Bargatin has...
  • Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago crashed into Earth at 'the deadliest possible angle' of 60 degrees which maximized production of greenhouse gases

    05/26/2020 11:45:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:45 EDT, 26 May 2020 | Ian Randall
    The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs around 66 million years ago crashed into Earth at “the deadliest possible angle”, researchers have concluded. The giant impacter struck what is today Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula at around 60 degrees — maximizing the production of climate-altering greenhouse gases. The global disaster caused by the space rock — which was bigger than Mount Everest — was far worse than once thought, Imperial College London experts said. Previous studies had suggested the asteroid came in at an angle of around 30 degrees, while others concluded that it crashed almost straight down. However, the team’s computer...
  • Mystic Mountain Monster being Destroyed (Astronomy Picture of the Day)

    05/25/2020 1:52:20 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    NASA APOD ^ | Hubble/NASA
    Explanation: Inside the head of this interstellar monster is a star that is slowly destroying it. The huge monster, actually an inanimate series of pillars of gas and dust, measures light years in length. The in-head star is not itself visible through the opaque interstellar dust but is bursting out partly by ejecting opposing beams of energetic particles called Herbig-Haro jets. Located about 7,500 light years away in the Carina Nebula and known informally as Mystic Mountain, the appearance of these pillars is dominated by dark dust even though they are composed mostly of clear hydrogen gas. The featured image...
  • The Antikythera mechanism is a 2,000-year-old computer

    05/24/2020 6:22:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 69 replies
    vox.com ^ | 5/17/2017 | brian resnick
    115 years ago, divers found a hunk of bronze off a Greek island. It changed our understanding of human history. One hundred fifteen years ago, an archeologist was sifting through objects found in the wreck of a 2,000-year-old vessel off the Greek island Antikythera. Among the wreck’s treasures — beautiful vases and pots, jewelry, a bronze statue of an ancient philosopher — was the most peculiar thing: a series of brass gears and dials mounted in a case the size of a mantel clock. Archeologists dubbed the instrument the Antikythera mechanism. The genius — and mystery — of this piece...
  • Francis Bacon’s 400-year-old list of scientific foibles holds lessons for modern scientists

    05/24/2020 8:51:35 PM PDT · by Borges · 16 replies
    ScienceMag ^ | 3/17/2020 | Kevin P. Weinfurt
    In the early 17th century, the English philosopher and statesman Francis Bacon envisioned a bold, multiphase program to accumulate knowledge of the natural world. A critical part of this plan was Novum Organum, which celebrates its 400th anniversary this year. In this work, Bacon attempted to undo the centuries-old dominance of Aristotelian forms of inquiry, encouraging readers to instead apply inductive reasoning to carefully curated observations of the natural world. “Book One” of Novum Organum addressed why so little progress had thus far been made in understanding nature. Here, Bacon cautioned against “idols and false notions” that can interfere with...
  • Stop Believing in Science. Science is not a religion. It doesn’t offer virtue or certainty.

    05/23/2020 8:00:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Fri May 22, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    The alchemists and astrologists who were the distant ancestors of modern science believed in a world of absolute truths. Uncovering the right formula, searching the sweep of sky, offered total control over the otherwise mysterious forces of the universe. Our current knowledge of the way that things are tells us that while the universe may have absolute realities, our understanding of them will never be so. Quantum indeterminacy has left us with a universe in which the drive to know is constrained by our search for knowledge. Existence seems to be built to challenge our hubris, forcing us to think...