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  • Are you rocky or are you gassy? Astronomers unlock the mysteries of super-Earths

    02/08/2018 10:45:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    phys.org ^ | 02-08-2018 | Carnegie Institution for Science
    An artist's impression of a stellar system with three super-Earths. Credit: ESO. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A star about 100 light years away in the Pisces constellation, GJ 9827, hosts what may be one of the most massive and dense super-Earth planets detected to date according to new research led by Carnegie's Johanna Teske. This new information provides evidence to help astronomers better understand the process by which such planets form. The GJ 9827 star actually hosts a trio of planets, discovered by NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler/K2 mission, and all three are slightly larger than Earth. This is the size that the Kepler...
  • How a Fart Killed 10,000 People

    11/18/2017 9:03:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 4, 2016 | Candida Moss
    Farting, breaking wind, cutting the cheese, or gas. The English language has numerous words for flatulence and this is even before we devolve into the subcategories that make up the genre. Whatever you call it, farting is a taboo act, but it is also a source of fascination. It’s not for nothing that there is a popular children’s book series called Fart Squad or that the preview of the most recent installment of the Alvin and the Chipmunks dynasty led with the punchline, “Sorry, pizza toots.” Today farting is something for which we perfunctorily ask forgiveness, but in the past...
  • Bermuda Triangle Discovery: Has the Mystery Finally Been Solved?

    03/15/2016 12:48:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 15, 2016
    A new discovery has revived an old theory about ocean water gobbling up ships in the Bermuda Triangle—if, that is, the Bermuda Triangle even exists. Researchers from the Arctic University of Norway say they’ve spotted large craters apparently created by methane buildups off Norway’s coast, Atlas Obscura reports. “Multiple giant craters exist on the sea floor in an area in the west-central Barents Sea … and are probably a cause of enormous blowouts of gas,” they tell the Sunday Times. “The crater area is likely to represent one of the largest hotspots for shallow marine methane release in the Arctic.”...
  • Yew Might Be A Zottee If Yew....

    09/11/2015 12:06:16 PM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 80 replies
    RightWingConservativeNews.com ^ | September 11, 2015 | RightWingConservativeNews.com
    Yew might be a Liberal if yew: have an “Obama Mamma” tee-shirt Yew might be a Liberal if yew: don’t lock yer door at night and feel happy Yew might be a Liberal if yew: listen to BBC or Al-Jazeera and think they are a little to the right Yew might be a Liberal if yew: “don’t believe in guns” but you do believe in flying blue monkeys Yew might be a Liberal if yew: think Jon “Stuart” Leibowitz are funneh. Yew might be a Liberal if yew: believe all illegal “immigrants” come here to work and feed their families....
  • Newest Feminist Rallying Cry: “Farting” is Part of the Patriarchy

    01/04/2015 12:07:30 PM PST · by rightistight · 137 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/15 | Aurelius
    In an article published in the New Statesman, the self-described feminist writer who only goes by the name “Glosswitch,” explained that passing gas is now a feminist issue. The piece, called “Why farting is a feminist issue,” explained that men are allowed “piss against a wall” and “spit in the street,” while women are not even allowed to fart. Glosswitch explains that women aren’t allowed to exhibit behaviors that come naturally to their bodies, while men can. “It’s understood that male bodies are a part of what men are,” she explains. “Female bodies don’t have the same status.” Women are...
  • Everybody farts. But here are 9 surprising facts about flatulence you may not know.

    12/05/2014 11:40:20 PM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 110 replies
    vox.com ^ | 12/4/14 | Joseph Stromberg
    Whether you try to hide it or not, you fart. Everybody does. But even though it's such a routine activity — the average person farts between 10 and 20 times per day — there's a lot about farting that you might not know. As part of research into the microbiome — the rich community of bacteria that live throughout your body — scientists have learned all sorts of interesting things about the bacteria that produce gas inside your intestines. Here are 9 crucial things to know about flatulence.
  • Pakistan quake island off Gwadar 'emits flammable gas'

    09/26/2013 5:10:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 September 2013 Last updated at 12:00 ET | Ilyas Khan
    There were dead fish on the surface. And on one side we could hear the hissing sound of the escaping gas," Mr Baloch said. Although they couldn't smell gas, they did put a match to the fissures from where it was oozing, and set it on fire. "We put the fire out in the end, but it was quite a hassle. Not even the water could kill it, unless one poured buckets over it." The story now doing the rounds in Gwadar is that a similar hill had jutted out of the sea 60 or 70 years ago, and that...
  • Assad Confirmed Dead, Iran Attempts To Control Syria Army (?)

    By Israel News Agency Staff Jerusalem, Israel --- March 24, 2013 … Russian media sources have confirmed that Syria President Bashar Assad was shot by an Iranian bodyguard Saturday night. "The lone assassination pumped several bullets at point blank range into Assad," said the source. "Assad was rushed to Al-Shami Hospital in Damascus in critical condition. He died on the operating table from heart failure resulting from massive blood loss." An Israeli security analyst believes the report to be accurate. "In the last 24 hours have we seen Assad? Any photographs or video? No. Nor will we see any as...
  • Astronomers Find Largest, Oldest Mass of Water in Universe

    07/22/2011 8:44:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Space.com ^ | 7/22/11
    Astronomers have discovered the largest and oldest mass of water ever detected in the universe — a gigantic, 12-billion-year-old cloud harboring 140 trillion times more water than all of Earth's oceans combined. The cloud of water vapor surrounds a supermassive black hole called a quasar located 12 billion light-years from Earth. The discovery shows that water has been prevalent in the universe for nearly its entire existence, researchers said. "Because the light we are seeing left this quasar more than 12 billion years ago, we are seeing water that was present only some 1.6 billion years after the beginning of...
  • Dems plan 'pain' for GOP if they drag out health debate

    03/04/2010 12:14:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies · 1,849+ views
    thehill.com ^ | March 4, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Democrats plan "pain" for Republicans who seek to slow or block passage of healthcare legislation, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Wednesday night. Brown said that if Republicans try to offer amendments and use parliamentary maneuvers to grind out the legislative process, Democrats would retaliate with all-night sessions and other methods of fighting back. "I think they're going to try to do amendments, as many as they can get away with," Brown said Wednesday evening during an appearance on MSNBC. "I think we keep them here all night -- tonight, the next night, the next night, the next night." "If they're...
  • Pro-Wall Street Democrat Takes On a House Veteran

    01/27/2010 6:08:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 617+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 27, 2010 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    She’s young, she just moved into the district and she is taking on an established and popular House Democrat in a primary bid she concedes is a huge gamble. She’s also a hedge fund lawyer, and proud of it. All that may not exactly excite liberal primary voters. But Reshma Saujani, 34, has won the backing of some prominent Democratic donors for her bid to topple Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, a challenge that is turning heads on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and antagonizing some of New York’s best-known feminists. It is a campaign steeped in identity politics —...
  • Great Shot of Ares 1-X Breaking Sound Barrier

    11/02/2009 9:15:12 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 1,695+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/02/09
  • Caption McCain at Kennedy's memorial service

    08/28/2009 8:02:16 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 3,937+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-08-28
  • Caption Hugo Chavez

    04/08/2009 2:19:38 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 23 replies · 629+ views
    Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (C) poses with Japanese women after a signing ceremony with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp in Tokyo April 6, 2009. Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) denied on Monday it had approved a $1.5 billion credit line for Venezuela to finance the expansion of two refineries. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (L) speaks with a Japanese attendant after a signing ceremony with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp in Tokyo April 6, 2009.
  • Blundering Afghan suicide bomber blows up 6 militants

    03/26/2009 2:18:40 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 95 replies · 3,018+ views
    Blundering Afghan suicide bomber blows up 6 militants Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:58am EDT KABUL, March 26 (Reuters) - A would-be suicide bomber accidentally blew himself up on Thursday, killing six other militants as he was bidding them farewell to leave for his intended target, the Interior Ministry said. "The terrorist was on his way to his destination and saying good-bye to his associates and then his suicide vest exploded," a statement from the ministry said. Taliban-led attacks in Afghanistan have escalated in the past year with suicide and roadside bombings insurgents' weapons of choice. The incident happened in Helmand...
  • 'Pull My Finger' subject of court fight

    02/17/2009 7:10:10 PM PST · by pissant · 19 replies · 808+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/17/09 | staff
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- First came the iPhone. Then, there was the "iFart" flatulence noise download. Now, there's "Pull My Finger" -- and next could come the lawsuits. A Florida-based company has accused a Colorado competitor in federal court of trademark infringement and unfair business practices over the phrase "Pull My Finger." The dispute began after the makers of iFart began using phrase "pull my finger" in advertisements for their products. Air-o-Matic, based in Jacksonville, Florida, and Colorado-based InfoMedia, Inc., both offer a range of competing software applications, or "apps," that subscribers can download into their multitasking cell phones. Users can...
  • Mystery Roar from Faraway Space Detected

    01/08/2009 10:05:14 AM PST · by TaraP · 74 replies · 2,293+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 7th, 2009
    LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Space is typically thought of as a very quiet place. But one team of astronomers has found a strange cosmic noise that booms six times louder than expected. The roar is from the distant cosmos. Nobody knows what causes it. But the newly detected signal, described here today at the 213th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, is far louder than astronomers expected. There is "something new and interesting going on in the universe," said Alan Kogut of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
  • Carbon dioxide allowance auction successful(ten Northeast states)

    12/26/2008 1:38:25 PM PST · by shielagolden · 55 replies · 1,750+ views
    ledgerdelaware.com/ ^ | 12/26/08 | ledgerdelaware.com/
    Delaware will receive $2.55 million from the stateÂ’s successful participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions allowances held Dec. 17. The entire 31,505,898 allowances offered by the 10 RGGI states were sold at a clearing price of $3.38 per allowance generating approximately $106.5 million for distribution among the 10 states. Delaware offered 755,979 CO2 allowances for sale in this second RGGI auction and will receive the proceeds once all payments are made by successful bidders early next year. The revenues from the sale of RGGI allowances are dedicated to public benefit purposes as...
  • Methane bursts from frozen tundra - Ice build-up may squeeze greenhouse gas from cold soil.

    12/10/2008 11:47:13 AM PST · by neverdem · 38 replies · 1,258+ views
    Nature News ^ | 2008-12-05 | Anna Barnett
    As the autumn cold begins to bite in the Arctic tundra, the freezing ground releases a large and unexpected burst of methane into the air. The emissions, thought to be squeezed out by the growth of surface frost, match up with an atmospheric methane surge that had previously gone unexplained. Scientists already knew that microbes breaking down organic debris in the northern wetlands emit considerable amounts of the greenhouse gas methane, a process that has been carefully measured for decades during the growing season. But it was widely assumed that methane production drops to nearly nothing over the winter, because...
  • ROBERT REDFORD

    10/31/2008 5:08:00 PM PDT · by jadedtom · 60 replies · 1,981+ views
    http://home.comcast.net/~thomasaxtell ^ | 10-31-08 | Thomas Axtell
    Robert Redford