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  • Universe in a bubble

    10/10/2017 11:54:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Aeon ^ | 10/5/17 | J Richard Gott
    My history with bubble universes began in 1968 when I met Robert Kirshner while we were both undergraduates at Harvard in Massachusetts. He was a lively, funny, interesting fellow. We met up again a few years later, when he was a graduate student at Caltech in California and I was a new postdoc there. At Caltech, he had a piece of good luck that changed the direction of his career and, ultimately, helped reshape modern cosmology.While he was at Caltech, a bright supernova (an exploding star ending its life) became visible, and Kirshner was able to study it using the...
  • Are PBS and Ken Burns about to Rewrite History Again? (Viet Nam)

    07/17/2017 7:08:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 100 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/17/2017 | Stephen Sherman
    PBS is planning to run a new documentary series this September on the Vietnam War, produced and written by Ken Burns. Burns is a left-wing "historian" and documentary film producer with a history of having his politics shape the narrative of the story he is telling, with a number of resulting inaccuracies. Ken Burns correctly identifies the Vietnam War as being the point at which our society split into two diametrically opposed camps. He is also correct in identifying a need for us to discuss this aspect of our history in a civil and reflective manner. The problem is that...
  • Ship Photos of the Day – Dolphins and Ships

    12/11/2015 5:53:53 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    gCaptain ^ | December 11, 2015
    Houston ship pilot Lou Vest has a knack for snapping pics at just the right moment
  • Obama Won't Back Down After Chinese Threat, Sends U.S. Warships [Trunc]

    10/12/2015 10:04:25 AM PDT · by amorphous · 105 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12 Oct 2015 | Tyler Durden
    On Friday, we reported the latest provocation in what has truly become a very dangerous, if largely pointless, staring contest between Beijing and Washington over China’s reclamation of land in The South China Sea. Responding to suggestions that the US was set to sail warships around the islands Beijing has constructed atop reefs in the Spratlys, China served noticed that it would “never allow any country to violate China's territorial waters and airspace in the Spratly Islands, in the name of protecting freedom of navigation and overflight.” This was simply a formalized version of the more concise phrasing the PLA...
  • SeaWorld banned from breeding killer whales in San Diego – but is allowed to double the size of [tr]

    10/09/2015 6:18:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | Lydia Willgress
    The California Coastal Commission has banned SeaWorld from breeding captive killer whales in San Diego. The ban is one of the conditions SeaWorld must uphold as it doubles the size of the tanks used to hold the animals at the park. Animal rights activists praised Thursday's decision, which will see 11 orcas remain at the tourist attraction.
  • The Mystery of Nova Scotia's Infamous Mary Celeste

    07/17/2015 9:32:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The Daily Observer ^ | 7/15 | Sean Chase
    Joshua Dewis ran his hand along the hull of the half-brig, freshly made out of reliable Maritime yellow birch. His face broke out into a smile of satisfaction. It was May 18, 1861 and his shipyard was launching its very first product. It had been a year since the industrious businessman had formed a consortium to establish his venture on the shores of Spencers Island, Nova Scotia and less than that since the keel for his inaugural contract was laid. Joshua waved his hand to the men handling the ropes and yelled out the command to release the craft down...
  • China is putting weapons on its artificial islands in the South China Sea

    05/28/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/28/15 | John Garnaut, David Wroe
    Diplomatic tensions surrounding disputed territories in the South China Sea could escalate dramatically following reports China is now putting weapons on its artificial islands in the area. Australia’s defence force is considering joining the U.S. in flying and sailing “freedom of navigation” missions over the disputed territory, where China has been building islands by dragging sand from a reef and piling it up to create structures now being monitored by satellites. Fairfax Media reports the Australian fly-over expeditions may occur as a result of heightened concerns that China is enhancing its military capabilities and reach across the maritime expanse.
  • The Blackfish effect: SeaWorld loses $25.4 million after documentary [truncated]

    02/27/2015 6:19:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    AP and UK Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2015 | Staff and Alexandra Klausner
    SeaWorld reported a wider loss in its fourth quarter of $25.4 million as attendance to its theme parks continued to fall - due in part to the documentary 'Blackfish,' which criticizes the company's treatment of killer whales. Its shares fell in premarket trading Thursday. SeaWorld has been battling negative publicity after a 2013 documentary, 'Blackfish,' suggested that its treatment of animals may have led to the deaths of trainers.
  • 2 arriving planes evacuated at Seattle-Tacoma International; officials cite 'security concern'

    01/25/2015 5:27:36 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    SEATAC, Washington — Two planes have been evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a "security concern." Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a regional SkyWest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. The flights arrived late Sunday afternoon. Cooper said that out of an abundance of caution, passengers were bused to their gates from the airport's third runway. He said the matter was under investigation and he did not have further details. The evacuations come a day after bomb threats targeted two jets bound for Atlanta,...
  • Mapped: The beaches where Lego washes up

    01/03/2015 12:21:52 AM PST · by moose07 · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 January 2015 | Mario Cacciottolo
    The story of millions of Lego pieces washing up on beaches attracted huge interest when first told by the Magazine. The list of places where the toys have been spotted is still growing. Beachcomber Tracey Williams has been picking up Lego along the Cornish coastline ever since a container spill dumped millions of the toy pieces into the sea in 1997. Since the curious tale was reported by the Magazine, dozens of people have contacted Williams to say they, too, have found parts of the much-loved toy scattered on shores. Snip Most of the people who've contacted her found Lego...
  • A world of trouble for SeaWorld

    12/12/2014 6:30:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Terrence McCoy
    Under normal circumstances, an institution as big and famous as SeaWorld would be impervious to any number of public assaults on its standing. Like Wal-Mart or Comcast or Disneyland, one would assume it could bear any bad press and keep chugging. But after the release of the documentary “Blackfish” in the summer of 2013, it became clear to onlookers that these were not normal circumstances and not the usual bad press. That became dramatically clear Thursday, when the company’s CEO, Jim Atchison, resigned in a departure many link to the fallout.
  • Jumbo squids attack Greenpeace submarine

    10/14/2014 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 52 replies
    http://www.cnet.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Michelle Starr
    A two-man Greenpeace submarine has been attacked by squids on an expedition in the Bering Sea -- and all the gory details were captured in a Vine.
  • Blue whale's population rebounds to about 97% near US West Coast...

    09/06/2014 5:50:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    inferse.com ^ | 9/6/14
    Researchers reveal that the population of California Recent data gathered by researchers show that the population of California Blue Whales is now in a healthy state with an estimate number of around 2,200 residing in the eastern side of the Pacific Ocean. This number reflects that it is around the 97% rate of its historical levels. This rate shows that the population has reached the capacity of what the ocean system can support....
  • Sea World's profits fall $42MILLION below Wall Street's expectations after devastating Blackfish

    08/14/2014 5:29:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 14, 2014 | Alexandra Klausner
    Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) fell Wednesday after the theme park operator reported second-quarter profit and sales that missed Wall Street expectations and cut its outlook for the year. The Orlando, Florida-based company also said it believes attendance during the period was hurt by negative publicity surrounding its treatment of killer whales, which are trained to perform tricks. A documentary last year called Blackfish suggested that the company's treatment of the killer whales provokes violent behavior from them, which in turn has led to the death of trainers.
  • Sea Launch set for liftoff with Eutelsat telecom satellite (2:10PM PDT/5:10PM EDT)

    05/26/2014 12:16:29 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 26MAY2014 | Staff Writer
    Rocket: Zenit 3SL Payload: Eutelsat 3B Date: May 26, 2014 Time: 2110 GMT (2:10 p.m. PDT/5:10 p.m. EDT) Window: 54 minutes Site: Odyssey launch platform, Equator, 154º west, Pacific Ocean With its mobile command ship and launch platform positioned in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, Sea Launch is counting down to its first mission since February 2013 on Monday with a European communications satellite. Liftoff is set for 2110 GMT (2:10 p.m./5:10 p.m. EDT). 1710 GMT (1:10 p.m. EDT) T-minus 4 hours. Sea Launch reports the weather outlook is favorable for today's blastoff from the equator at 2110 GMT (5:10 p.m....
  • Nereus deep sea sub 'implodes' 10km-down

    05/12/2014 11:12:53 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/12/14 | Jonathan Amos
    One of the world's most capable deep-sea research subs has been lost.The robotic vehicle Nereus went missing while exploring one of the ocean's deepest spots: the Kermadec Trench, which lies north east of New Zealand. Surface debris was found, suggesting the vessel suffered a catastrophic implosion as a result of the immense pressures where it was operating some 10km (6.2 miles) down. Nereus was a flagship ocean explorer for the US science community. "Nereus helped us explore places we've never seen before and ask questions we never thought to ask," said Timothy Shank, from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI),...
  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet's Collapse Triggers Sea Level Warning (15 foot rise)

    05/12/2014 4:46:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/12/14 | Alan Boyle
    Two teams of scientists say the long-feared collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has begun, kicking off what they say will be a centuries-long, "unstoppable" process that could raise sea levels by as much as 15 feet. "There's been a lot of speculation about the stability of marine ice sheets, and many scientists suspected that this kind of behavior is under way," Ian Joughin, a glaciologist at the University of Washington in Seattle, said in a news release about one of the studies published Monday. "This study provides a more qualitative idea of the rates at which the collapse...
  • (Muslim Brotherhood) Fatwa: Women Who Swim in the Sea Commit Adultery, Should Be Punished

    12/01/2013 11:19:32 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 70 replies
    India Today Online ^ | November 28, 2013 | India Today Online
    Fatwa: Women who swim in the sea commit adultery, should be punished • "When a woman goes swimming, as the word for sea is masculine, when "the water touches the woman's private parts, she becomes an 'adulteress' and should be punished." - Summary of a report titled "The misguided Fatwas of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis", as published in the Al Masry Al Youm. A report by a committee set up by Al Azhar, one of the oldest and most prestigious Islamic universities in Cairo, to study the fatwas issued by the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis reveals how Islamists view...
  • Syrian Hackers Claim Twitter And Facebook Accounts Of Obama

    10/29/2013 4:16:15 AM PDT · by Madison Andrew · 11 replies
    Syrian Electronic Army, the hacker group of Syria that supports the Assad regime has undertaken responsibility for hacking the link of Obama’s campaign on Monday. The group said that it redirected the shortened service links of Twitter and Facebook accounts of the President to one among the propaganda videos of the group. This admission from the Syrian group arrives just a day before Obama hosts a discussion about cyber security with top notch CEOs who belong to various sectors such as Information Technology, defenseand energy. Syrian Hackers Claim Twitter And Facebook Accounts Of Obama
  • Syrian Electronic Army Cyber Attacks Continue With US Marines Hack

    09/02/2013 5:57:13 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 5 replies
    IBT ^ | 9/2/13 | David Gilbert
    ... The SEA defaced the marines.com website early on Monday morning but at the time of publication the website had returned to normal. As well as posting a lengthy message to its "brothers" in the US marine corps, the SEA posted a series of pictures purporting to show soldiers in uniform holding up written messages protesting Us involvement in Syria.