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  • Trump: U.S. is going to Mars 'very soon'

    03/13/2018 11:44:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/13/18 | Julia Manchester
    Pres. Trump at CA Marine base: "Very soon we're going to Mars. You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won." https://t.co/7t9dGZXwSH pic.twitter.com/a3Cw5OIsue — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 13, 2018 President Trump told troops in California on Tuesday that the U.S. would be going to Mars in the very near future. "Very soon we're going to Mars. You wouldn't be going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn't even be thinking about it," Trump said. Trump signed a directive in December aiming to send Americans to the moon, and eventually Mars....
  • America Will Dominate the Heavens Under Donald Trump: Mike Pence

    02/08/2018 2:12:18 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2017 | Tim Marcin
    “As we once again lead in space exploration, we will continue to make the investments and presence in space to ensure the safety and security of the American people,” Pence said. “Space is vital to our national security. I saw it firsthand when I visited Schriever Air Force Base just a few weeks ago. And I can assure you, under President Donald Trump, American security will be as dominant in the heavens as we are here on Earth.” “We will beat back any disadvantage that our lack of attention has placed and America will once again lead in space,” Pence...
  • NASA Has a Plan to Put Robot Bees on Mars

    04/05/2018 9:51:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    space.com ^ | April 5, 2018 10:54am ET | Rafi Letzter, Live Science Staff Writer |
    It's in its early stages, but the idea is to replace modern rovers — which are slow, bulky and very expensive — with swarms of sensor-studded, fast-moving micro-bots that can cover much more ground at a relatively low cost. Literally called Marsbees, the little bots are "flapping wing flyers of a bumblebee size with cicada-sized wings," NASA officials wrote. The planet has just one-third of Earth's gravitational pull, offering the Marsbees an advantage despite the thin atmosphere. Flapping-wing bots are pretty uncommon on Earth, the NASA statement noted, because rotary-wing bots like quadcopters are much more popular. But the flapping-wing design allows the team...
  • Living Underground on Other Worlds. Exploring Lava Tubes

    04/12/2018 4:08:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 12 Apr , 2018 | Fraser Cain
    Future Moon and Mars colonists will already be facing a life underground, to hide from the surface radiation, micrometeorite bombardment, extreme temperatures and to create a usable atmosphere. These natural tunnels will save them the hard work of needing to dig the tunnel. The natural roofs on these caverns are thought to be 10 meters or more thick, with one site estimated to have a roof that’s 45-90 meters thick. This would be more than enough to protect against solar radiation and galactic cosmic radiation. While the surface of the Moon varies in temperature from -180 C to +100 C,...
  • "Russia Throws in the Towel"

    04/18/2018 10:19:39 AM PDT · by Voption · 39 replies
    Tass via Behind the Black ^ | April 18, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who Putin had placed in charge of Russia’s space effort, today said in a television interview that it makes no sense for them to try to compete with SpaceX in the launch market...
  • Zimmerman/Batchelor Podcast; "SpaceX Supremacy" & "ESA/Roscosmos Rehearsal for Mars 2020."

    04/05/2018 10:45:03 AM PDT · by Voption · 3 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | April 3, 2018 | Bob Zimmerman/John Batchelor
    Podcast in 2 Parts: "SpaceX Supremacy," & "ESA/Roscosmos Rehearsal for Mars Landing 2020."
  • Elon Musk slammed by Stanford gender researcher for space patriarchy

    02/22/2018 7:30:01 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | February 22, 2018 | Ethan Baron
    Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to grab Mars like President Donald Trump reportedly grabbed — well, you know. That’s according to Marcie Bianco, editorial and communications manager at Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research.
  • California Voters Remove Judge Aaron Persky, Who Gave a 6-Month Sentence for Sexual Assault

    06/06/2018 10:15:07 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 18 replies
    NTY ^ | 6/6/18 | By Maggie Astor
    Aaron Persky, the California judge who drew national attention in 2016 when he sentenced a Stanford student to just six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, was recalled on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. He is the first judge recalled in California in more than 80 years. Judge Persky, 56, had served on the Santa Clara County Superior Court since 2003, and he began his most recent six-year term in June 2016. In March 2016, a jury found Brock Turner, then 20, guilty on all three felony charges against him: sexual penetration with a foreign object...
  • The conservative leader at Stanford — is Susan Rice’s son

    05/29/2018 2:14:38 PM PDT · by grayboots · 47 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 5/29/2018 | Jennifer Kabanny
    John David Rice-Cameron can trace his conservative roots to his middle school years. Back then, his father would often have talk radio on during rides home from school or tennis practice. “Sometimes my dad would listen to Rush Limbaugh and he would kind of argue with him,” recalls Rice-Cameron, 20, a sophomore at Stanford University. “I just found myself agreeing with basically everything Rush Limbaugh was saying.” Rice-Cameron’s parents are Democrats. His mother, Susan Rice, served in the Obama administration, first as U.N. ambassador, then as National Security Advisor. But despite his parents’ political leanings, “they believe extensively in debate...
  • John Brennan and Baltic Spies Teamed Up to Defeat Trump

    03/28/2017 6:54:17 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 03/28/17 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    The origin of the Obama administration’s investigation of imaginary Trump-Russia collusion remains murky, but this much is clear: John Brennan, Obama’s Trump-hating CIA director, stands at the center of it. Brennan pushed for a multi-agency investigation of the Trump campaign, using as his pretext alleged intelligence from an unnamed Baltic state. That “intelligence” was supplied at the very moment Baltic officials had their own political motivation to smear Trump. “Last April, the CIA director was shown intelligence that worried him. It was – allegedly – a tape recording of a conversation about money from the Kremlin going into the US...
  • "The Rubin Report with Thomas Sowell: Discrimination and Disparities" (46:41)

    04/18/2018 8:33:00 AM PDT · by Voption · 2 replies
    Rubin Report via YouTube ^ | April 18, 2018 | Dave Rubin/ Dr. Thomas Sowell
    "Dr. Thomas Sowell (Economist and Author) joins Dave [Rubin] to discuss his new book “Discrimination & Disparities.” They dive into Dr. Sowell’s Marxist past, free speech on college campuses, the role of government, minimum wage laws, his experience as a black conservative, debunking systemic racism, and more."
  • Medicine's Hidden Roots in an Ancient Manuscript

    06/02/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 1, 2015 | Mark Schrope
    A Syriac scholar at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, Dr. Kessel was sitting in the library of the manuscript's owner, a wealthy collector of rare scientific material in Baltimore. At that moment, Dr. Kessel realized that just three weeks earlier, in a library at Harvard University, he had seen a single orphaned page that was too similar to these pages to be coincidence. The manuscript he held contained a hidden translation of an ancient, influential medical text by Galen of Pergamon, a Greco-Roman physician and philosopher who died in 200 A.D. It was missing pages and Dr. Kessel was suddenly...
  • The Book That Incited a Worldwide Fear of Overpopulation

    04/02/2018 7:21:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | January 2018 | Charles C. Mann
    As 1968 began, Paul Ehrlich was an entomologist at Stanford University, known to his peers for his groundbreaking studies of the co-evolution of flowering plants and butterflies but almost unknown to the average person. That was about to change. In May, Ehrlich released a quickly written, cheaply bound paperback, The Population Bomb. Initially it was ignored. But over time Ehrlich’s tract would sell millions of copies and turn its author into a celebrity. It would become one of the most influential books of the 20th century—and one of the most heatedly attacked. The first sentence set the tone: “The battle...
  • Massachusetts Man Arrested for Mailing Threatening Letters Containing Suspicious White Powder

    03/01/2018 10:51:28 AM PST · by Enchante · 11 replies
    US Dept of Justice ^ | March 1, 2018 | Staff
    Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 1, 2018 Massachusetts Man Arrested for Mailing Threatening Letters Containing Suspicious White Powder BOSTON – A Beverly, Mass., man was arrested today in connection with mailing five threatening letters containing suspicious white powder to high-profile individuals around the country. Daniel Frisiello, 24, was charged in a criminal complaint with five counts of mailing a threat to injure the person of another and five counts of false information and hoaxes. Frisiello was arrested this morning and will appear in federal court in Worcester later this afternoon. As...
  • Liberal Alan Dershowitz: The Hard Left is a Bigger Threat to America

    02/16/2018 2:52:56 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | 2/15/2018 | JOHN PORTER
    It’s always amusing to see which traditional liberals have been pushed too far by leftists. Not that this is the first time Alan Dershowitz has strayed (see Alan Dershowitz Throws Down on Idiots Who Blame Terrorism on Poverty… and WATCH: Alan Dershowitz Face-Stomps Obama Over Anti-Israel Resolution). It is, however, the most blunt he’s been about it. I’m not worried about a few dozen people with swastikas who want to replace the Jews, because they’re our past. They have no resonance on university campuses today. But the hard, hard left? Anti-Semitism, anti-Christianity, intolerance for speech. It’s the future. These are...
  • Cancer 'vaccine' eliminates tumors in mice, researchers find

    01/31/2018 11:45:55 PM PST · by qaz123 · 11 replies
    MedicalExpress.com ^ | 21Jan18 | Stanford University Medical Center
    Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The approach works for many different types of cancers, including those that arise spontaneously, the study found.
  • Stanford tones down century-old kissing tradition in wake of #MeToo movement

    01/31/2018 9:12:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 31, 2 | Chris Perez
    A century-old tradition at Stanford University — in which upperclassmen track down freshman students and kiss them — is being toned down this year in the wake of the #MeToo and “Time’s Up” movements, according to organizers. Several changes have been made to the annual “Full Moon on the Quad” event, which is sanctioned by the school and scheduled to take place on campus Wednesday night. Instead of kissing, officials asked students to exchange white roses and “gratitude cards” — along with phone numbers for a possible first date, The Stanford Daily reports.
  • Double Standard Stanford Style?

    01/24/2018 1:16:32 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 23, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Progressive pedagogues do have high standards…when you attack them. When they’re on offense it's a different playbook. Stanford Professor David Palumbo Liu took to the pages of The Stanford Daily to denounce the editorial staff at the alternative newspaper on campus, The Stanford Review. He claimed the Review's treatment of his group--the Campus Antifascist Network--lumped it together with the more egregious acts of Antifa. For example, he takes issue with this characterization of himself which appeared in the Review: "their organization is undeniably a chapter of a terrorist group, championing the same kinds of violent resistance that have muzzled free...
  • 100,000 Signatures to Recall Judge Aaron Persky for ‘Light’ Sentence for Sexual Assault

    01/13/2018 11:43:23 AM PST · by ColdOne · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/12/18 | Adelle Nazarian
    Organizers have collected nearly 100,000 signatures to recall Judge Aaron Persky from his position in June over what critics say was a a lenient sentencing of Stanford University student Brock Turner, who sexually assaulted an intoxicated female student in 2015. Turner was hit with a six-month county jail sentence, of which he served three months due to a state law aimed at reducing jail overcrowding.
  • Members Flee Modern Language Association After Refusal to Boycott Israel

    01/07/2018 5:30:38 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 7, 2018 | Rachel Frommer
    Humanities professors say organization evading moral, professional duties Dozens of humanities scholars cancelled their membership with their field's leading professional academic organization ahead of its annual convention, in retaliation for the group refusing to impose boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. The defecting professors wrote to the Modern Language Association—published in the days leading up to the conference being held this week in New York City—that they will not be renewing their membership, due to the organization "disgracefully" voting in June against BDS and in favor of a statement denouncing academic boycotts. Timothy Reiss, a professor emeritus of comparative literature...