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  • The 12-year-old who can spell better than spelling bee judges!

    03/17/2013 9:36:17 AM PDT · by Stoat · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail, various ^ | March 15, 2013 | Jessica Montoya Coggins
    The 12-year-old who can spell better than spelling bee judges! Little girl eliminated after judges couldn't get 'braille' rightW-R-O-N-G A young girl with an affinity for spelling was erroneously eliminated from a spelling bee in Selma, California after she allegedly misspelled the word 'braille.' According to KMPH, Sierra Shoemaker, 12, provided the correct spelling for the word, but the judges had the word spelled with one 'L' and sent her packing with a second-place finish  'I didn't really want to say anything because when the word master tells you [that you] spelled a word wrong you don't really want to argue with...
  • Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial ["Traditional Islamic Procedures" Observed]

    11/21/2012 9:25:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 21, 2012
    Internal Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial November 21, 2012 WASHINGTON – Internal emails among senior U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Usama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony. The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about the Al Qaeda leader's death. The emails were released Wednesday by the Defense Department. Bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011, by a Navy SEAL team...
  • Alarm Bells - Radical Union Leader Appointed to Important Trade Post

    02/19/2011 9:30:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 2/19/11 | Trevor Loudon
    President Barack Obama has appointed a far left labor unionist to a security sensitive U.S. trade post. Bob King On February 16, 2011,  Obama  announced the appointment of United Auto Workers president Bob King to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. As U.S. trade positions and data are always  key targets of foreign intelligence services, one would think that appointments to such a body would be subject to thorough scrutiny. Either this was not done in King's case, or affiliation with far left organizations, is no longer considered any sort of danger to national security in today's Washington....
  • Comet Shoemaker-Levy Collision with Jupiter [July 16 through July 22, 1994]

    07/10/2009 12:53:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies · 914+ views
    JPL ^ | Friday, July 10, 2009 | Ron Baalke
    From July 16 through July 22, 1994, pieces of an object designated as Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with Jupiter. This is the first collision of two solar system bodies ever to be observed, and the effects of the comet impacts on Jupiter's atmosphere have been simply spectacular and beyond expectations. Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 consisted of at least 21 discernable fragments with diameters estimated at up to 2 kilometers.
  • Ice ages linked to earth's travels through galaxy

    08/02/2005 4:00:39 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 53 replies · 1,362+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 2, 2005 | Keay Davidson (A.P.)
    It might sound preposterous, like astrology, to suggest that galactic events help determine when North America is or isn't buried under immense sheets of ice taller than skyscrapers. But new research suggests the coming and going of major ice ages might result partly from our solar system's passage through immense, snakelike clouds of exploding stars in the Milky Way galaxy. Resembling the curved contrails of a whirling Fourth of July pinwheel, the Milky Way's spiral arms are clouds of stars rich in supernovas, or exploding stars. Supernovas emit showers of charged particles called cosmic rays. Theorists have proposed that when...
  • Scientist: Asteroid May Hit Earth in 2029

    12/23/2004 8:24:16 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 336 replies · 11,416+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 12/23/04 | JOHN ANTCZAK
    Scientist: Asteroid May Hit Earth in 2029 Thu Dec 23, 5:40 PM ET By JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES - There's a 1-in-300 chance that a recently discovered asteroid, believed to be about 1,300 feet long, could hit Earth in 2029, a NASA (news - web sites) scientist said Thursday, but he added that the perceived risk probably will be eliminated once astronomers get more detail about its orbit.   There have been only a limited number of sightings of Asteroid 2004 MN4, which has been given an initial rating of 2 on the 10-point Torino Impact Hazard...
  • Small Asteroid Passes Between Satellites and Earth

    12/23/2004 7:36:30 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 619+ views
    Space dot com ^ | 22 December 2004 | Robert Roy Britt
    The object, named 2004 YD5, was about 16 feet (5 meters) wide, though that's a rough estimate based on its distance and assumed reflectivity. Had it entered the atmosphere, it would have exploded high up, experts figure. The asteroid passed just under the orbits of geostationary satellites, which at 22,300 miles (36,000 kilometers) altitude are the highest manmade objects circling Earth. Most other satellites, along with the International Space Station, circle the planet at just a few hundred miles up... the second closest pass of an asteroid ever observed by telescope, according to the Asteroid/Comet Connection, a web site that...
  • Space rock 'on collision course'

    07/24/2002 6:22:08 AM PDT · by In Search of Freedom · 20 replies · 613+ views
    BBC News ^ | 24 July, 2002 | By Dr David Whitehouse
    Wednesday, 24 July, 2002, 02:29 GMT 03:29 UK Space rock 'on collision course'   An asteroid could devastate Earth       By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor An asteroid discovered just weeks ago has become the most threatening object yet detected in space. A preliminary orbit suggests that 2002 NT7 is on an impact course with Earth and could strike the planet on 1 February, 2019 - although the uncertainties are large. Astronomers have given the object a rating on the so-called Palermo technical scale of threat of 0.06, making NT7 the first object to...
  • Shillong Christian Shoemaker’s Feat Enters The Guinness

    09/15/2004 9:48:30 AM PDT · by xzins · 15 replies · 447+ views
    DeepIkaGlobal ^ | 15 Sep 04 | Sar News
    Shillong Christian Shoemaker’s Feat Enters The Guinness By SAR NEWS Shillong, MEGHALAYA (SAR NEWS)-- James Syiemiong is on cloud nine. On September 11, this Shillong-based professional shoemaker walked into the Guinness Book of World Records for making the highest heeled shoe that is also commercially available. “As of February 2004, the highest heels commercially available boast a combination of 17 inches (43 cm) platform and 20 inches (51 cm) produced by James Syiemiong (India) for,” said the certificate from the London-based Guinness World Records Limited, which reached Syiemiong, September 9. Syiemiong, a “practising Christian”, told SAR News, September 12:...
  • Grains Found in Ga. Traced to Asteroid

    08/24/2004 11:32:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 754+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | August 24 2004 | editors
    Microscopic analysis, reported in the current issue of the journal Geology, revealed a 3-inch-thick layer of "shocked quartz" — a form of the mineral produced only under intense pressure like that of an impact — that dated to 35.5 million years ago, when a space rock slammed into the Earth about 120 miles southeast of present-day Washington.

    06/09/2003 5:25:21 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 75 replies · 1,488+ views
    The Times ^ | 7 June 2003 | Robin Shepherd
    IF IT had hit Central London, Britain would no longer have a capital city. The force of the meteorite that hit eastern Siberia last September destroyed 40 square miles of forest and caused earth tremors felt 60 miles away. An expedition from Russia's Kosmopoisk institute has only recently reached the site in a remote area north of Lake Baikal because of bad weather and difficult terrain, the Interfax news agency said yesterday. Fragments of the meteorite had apparently exploded into shrapnel 18 miles above the Earth with the force of at least 200 tonnes of TNT. At the time, Russian...
  • Antarctic Craters Reveal Strike

    08/23/2004 6:58:34 AM PDT · by blam · 114 replies · 2,289+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-23-2004
    Antarctic craters reveal strike The asteroid may have raised sea levels by up to 60cm Scientists have mapped enormous impact craters hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet using satellite technology. The craters may have either come from an asteroid between 5 and 11km across that broke up in the atmosphere, a swarm of comets or comet fragments. The space impacts created multiple craters over an area of 2,092km (1,300 miles) by 3,862km (2,400 miles). The scientists told a conference this week that the impacts occurred roughly 780,000 years ago during an ice age. When the impacts hit, they would have...
  • Dino impact gave Earth the chill

    06/01/2004 1:02:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies · 1,537+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 05/31/04 | N/A
    Dino impact gave Earth the chill A cloud of sulphate particles may have blocked out the sun's warmth Evidence has been found for a global winter following the asteroid impact that is thought to have killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Rocks in Tunisia reveal microscopic cold-water creatures invaded a warm sea just after the space rock struck Earth. The global winter was probably caused by a pollutant cloud of sulphate particles released when the asteroid vapourised rocks at Chicxulub, Mexico. The results are reported in the latest issue of the journal Geology. Italian, US and Dutch...
  • Dark Days Doomed Dinosaurs, Say Purdue Scientists

    07/07/2004 1:44:10 PM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies · 1,358+ views
    Purdue University ^ | 2004-06-24 | news release issued by Purdue University
    Dark Days Doomed Dinosaurs, Say Purdue Scientists WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. ? Though the catastrophe that destroyed the dinosaurs' world may have begun with blazing fire, it probably ended with icy darkness, according to a Purdue University research group. By analyzing fossil records, a team of scientists including Purdue's Matthew Huber has found evidence that the Earth underwent a sudden cooling 65 million years ago that may have taken millennia to abate completely. The fossil rock samples, taken from a well-known archaeological site in Tunisia, show that tiny, cold-loving ocean organisms called dinoflagellates and benthic formanifera appeared suddenly in an ancient...
  • No vacation for Terminator's shoemaker (Shoes Shoes Shoes!!! I need new shoes for NYC convention!)

    08/12/2004 10:16:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 500+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/12/04 | AFP - Rome
    ROME (AFP) - A famous Italian shoemaker has cancelled his summer holiday to meet an urgent order from California governor and former film star Arnold Schwarzenegger (news - web sites). Silvano Lattanzi received a fax Wednesday from the one-time "Terminator" ordering two pairs of shoes for use during the Republican Party's convention in New York at the end of the month. Given the short time available Lattanzi has unlocked his workshop at Casette d'Ete in the Marche region of east central Italy and cobbled together a team of three other shoemakers. "We do not talk any more about vacations," Lattanzi...
  • Comets,Meteors & Myth: New Evidence For Toppled Civilizations And Bibical Tales

    08/11/2002 5:32:56 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 3,661+ views
    Science Tuesday/ ^ | 11-13-2002 | Robert Roy Brit
    Comets, Meteors & Myth: New Evidence for Toppled Civilizations and Biblical Tales By Robert Roy Britt Senior Science Writer posted: 07:00 am ET 13 November 2001 "...and the seven judges of hell ... raised their torches, lighting the land with their livid flame. A stupor of despair went up to heaven when the god of the storm turned daylight into darkness, when he smashed the land like a cup." -- An account of the Deluge from the Epic of Gilgamesh, circa 2200 B.C. If you are fortunate enough to see the storm of shooting stars predicted for the Nov. 18...
  • An Impact Event in 3114BC? The beginning of a Turbulent Millennium.

    01/03/2003 8:06:06 PM PST · by ckilmer · 50 replies · 8,249+ views
    An Impact Event in 3114BC? The Beginning of a Turbulent Millennium. Recurring Phenomenon: The Cosmic DisasterThe Mayan CalendarStonehengeA Possible Source for the 3100 BC Event Collected and commented by Timo Niroma, Helsinki, Finland Go to the Evidence of Astronomical Aspects of Mankind's Past and Recent Climate Homepage Recurring Phenomenon: The Cosmic Disaster Besides the most evident cosmic catastrophes ca. 2200 BC and 2345 BC there are other events during the Holocene that are so widely global and difficult to explain by only the Earth's own mechanisms that a cosmic explanation must evidently be taken into account. The first so-called...
  • Probe To 'Look Inside' Asteroids

    07/28/2004 8:22:08 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 956+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-28-2004 | Paul Rincon
    Probe to 'look inside' asteroids By Paul Rincon BBC News Online science staff in Paris, France Studies of asteroids would aid Earth-protection strategies A new space mission concept unveiled at a Paris conference aims to look inside asteroids to reveal how they are made. Deep Interior would use radar to probe the origin and evolution of two near-Earth objects less than 1km across. The mission, which could launch some time later this decade, would also give clues to how the planets evolved. The perceived threat of asteroids colliding with our planet has renewed interest in space missions to understand these...
  • Drilling Finds Crater Beneath Va. Bay

    06/01/2004 4:21:15 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 86 replies · 6,205+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Tue Jun 1 2004 | Staff
    CAPE CHARLES, Va. - Geologists drilling half a mile below Virginia's Eastern Shore say they have uncovered more signs of a space rock's impact 35 million years ago. For more than two weeks, scientists drilled around the clock alongside a parking lot across the harbor from Cape Charles. They stopped at 2,700 feet. From the depths came jumbled, mixed bits of crystalline and melted rock that can be dated, as well as marine deposits, brine and other evidence of an ancient comet or asteroid that slammed into once-shallow waters near the Delmarva Peninsula. Cape Charles is considered Ground Zero for...
  • Mesopotamian Climate Change (8,000 Years Ago)

    02/15/2004 11:18:28 AM PST · by blam · 72 replies · 5,365+ views
    Geo Times ^ | 2-15-2004
    Mesopotamian climate change Geoscientists are increasingly exploring an interesting trend: Climate change has been affecting human society for thousands of years. At the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in December, one archaeologist presented research that suggests that climate change affected the way cultures developed and collapsed in the cradle of civilization — ancient Mesopotamia — more than 8,000 years ago. Archaeologists have found evidence for a mass migration from the more temperate northern Mesopotamia to the arid southern region around 6400 B.C. For the previous 1,000 years, people had been cultivating the arable land in northern Mesopotamia, using natural rainwater...
  • Did Asteroids And Comets Turn The Tides Of Civilization?

    07/11/2002 1:56:44 PM PDT · by blam · 90 replies · 12,100+ views
    Discovering Archaeology ^ | July/August 1999 | Mike Baillie
    Did Asteroids and Comets Turn the Tides of Civilization? By Mike Baillie The heart of humanity seems at times to have lost its cadence, the rhythmic beat of history collapsing into impotent chaos. Wars raged. Pestilence spread. Famine reigned. Death came early and hard. Dynasties died, and civilization flickered. Such a time came in the sixth century A.D. The Dark Ages settled heavily over Europe. Rome had been beaten back from its empire. Art and science stagnated. Even the sun turned its back. "We marvel to see no shadows of our bodies at noon, to feel the mighty vigor of...
  • The Dark Ages: Were They Darker Than We Imagined?

    06/08/2003 10:31:29 PM PDT · by blam · 110 replies · 6,406+ views
    The Universe ^ | 9-1999 | Greg Bryant
    The Dark Ages : Were They Darker Than We Imagined? By Greg Bryant Published in the September 1999 issue of Universe As we approach the end of the Second Millennium, a review of ancient history is not what you would normally expect to read in the pages of Universe. Indeed, except for reflecting on the AD 837 apparition of Halley's Comet (when it should have been as bright as Venus and would have moved through 60 degrees of sky in one day as it passed just 0.03 AU from Earth - three times closer than Hyakutake in 1996), you may...
  • Astronomers unravel a mystery of the Dark Ages

    02/03/2004 2:54:24 PM PST · by ckilmer · 83 replies · 3,305+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | 3-Feb-2004 | Dr Derek Ward-Thompson
    Public release date: 3-Feb-2004 Contact: Dr Derek Ward-Thompson 029-2087-5314 Cardiff University Astronomers unravel a mystery of the Dark Ages Undergraduates' work blames comet for 6th-century "nuclear winter" Scientists at Cardiff University, UK, believe they have discovered the cause of crop failures and summer frosts some 1,500 years ago – a comet colliding with Earth. The team has been studying evidence from tree rings, which suggests that the Earth underwent a series of very cold summers around 536-540 AD, indicating an effect rather like a nuclear winter. The scientists in the School of Physics and Astronomy believe this was caused...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 07-24-04

    07/24/2004 5:02:42 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 3 replies · 720+ views
    NASA ^ | 07-24-04 | 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. 2004 July 24 A String Of Pearls Credit H. Weaver (JHU), T. Smith (STScI), NASA Explanation: Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, named after its co-discoverers, was often referred to as the "string of pearls" comet. It is famous for its suggestive appearance as well as its collision with the planet Jupiter! The comet's original single nucleus was torn to pieces by Jupiter's strong gravity during a close encounter with the...
  • Going Into The Water: A Survey Of Impact Events And The Coastal Peoples Of South-East North America

    01/17/2002 4:08:32 PM PST · by blam · 59 replies · 7,892+ views
    Very long but good anthropology/archaeology article Click Here
  • Meteor Clue To End Of Middle East Civilisations

    01/03/2002 10:50:09 PM PST · by blam · 80 replies · 12,059+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-04-2001 | Robert Matthews
    Meteor clue to end of Middle East civilisations By Robert Matthews, Science Correspondent (Filed: 04/11/2001) SCIENTISTS have found the first evidence that a devastating meteor impact in the Middle East might have triggered the mysterious collapse of civilisations more than 4,000 years ago. satellite images of southern Iraq have revealed a two-mile-wide impact crater caused by a meteor Studies of satellite images of southern Iraq have revealed a two-mile-wide circular depression which scientists say bears all the hallmarks of an impact crater. If confirmed, it would point to the Middle East being struck by a meteor with the violence equivalent ...
  • Evidence for Major Impact Events in the late Third Millennium BC

    09/04/2002 4:48:54 PM PDT · by vannrox · 90 replies · 15,336+ views
    The Climax of a Turbulent Millennium: Evidence for Major Impact Events in the late Third Millennium BC Timo Niroma, Helsinki, Finland The First Intermediate PeriodThe Curse of AkkadTroy IIgThird Millennium BC Climate Change and Old World CollapseNatural Catastrophes during Bronze Age Civilisations Two separate cataclysmsSodom and GomorrahWhere did the impacts occur? The First Intermediate Period Selections from "The Egyptians" by C. Aldred (London 1987). "At this distance of time, the overthrow of the Old Kingdom at the end of the Sixth Dynasty has all the appearance of being sudden and complete. "Recent research has attributed the abrupt nature of...
  • Ignoble End for Derby Champ

    08/06/2003 9:35:35 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 13 replies · 429+ views ^ | Aug 6 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
    Ignoble End for Derby Champ It was recently learned that Ferdinand, who won Kentucky Derby in 1986, died last year in Japan slaughterhouse after failed stud career. By Bill Christine Times Staff Writer July 23, 2003 DEL MAR — Perhaps no one in U.S. horse racing was more saddened to hear about Ferdinand's ignoble death than Bill Shoemaker. "It's terrible," said Shoemaker, who was 54 when he won the Kentucky Derby with Ferdinand in 1986. "It's hard to believe that the horse couldn't have been brought here to live out the rest of his life." Ferdinand, who was 20, died...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 3-01-03

    03/01/2003 5:26:40 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 8 replies · 329+ views
    NASA ^ | 3-01-03 | 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 March 1 Stereo Eros Credit: NEAR Project, JHU APL, NASA Explanation: Get out your red/blue glasses and float next to asteroid 433 Eros, 170 million kilometers away! Orbiting the Sun once every 1.8 earth-years, asteroid Eros is a diminutive 40 x 14 x 14 kilometer world of undulating horizons, craters, boulders and valleys. Its unsettling scale and bizarre shape are emphasized in this picture - a mosaic...