Charles Anthony Platt

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The Navy gears up for huge war games in Alaska — wildlife and environment be damned

<i>This essay is a joint</i> TomDispatch<i>/</i>Truthout <i>report.</i><p>I lived in Anchorage for 10 years and spent much of that time climbing in and on the spine of the …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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This 8-month old baby genius can play every rock and roll instrument

Maybe I’m showing my age, but it seems like boy band members are getting younger and younger. I mean, Harry Styles just turned 21 this past February …

Just days after seizing Palmyra, Isis massacres 400 people in the ancient city

Isis has slaughtered more than 400 mostly women and children in the ancient city of Palmyra, two days after capturing the ancient city.<p>Syrian state …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Astronomers Observe a Supernova Colliding with Its Companion Star

Type Ia supernovae, one of the most dazzling phenomena in the universe, are produced when small dense stars called white dwarfs explode with …

Jesus is a political prisoner: An American history of Christianity’s corruption

Nowadays, the Christian right is a fixture of the political world. But it hasn’t always been that way<p>According to the Pew Research Center, the Christian share of the population has declined in recent years from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent. At the same time, the number of Americans identifying as …

Political Science

Body recovered in Hudson River identified as murdered kayaker

A body found in the Hudson River Saturday has been identified as a missing kayaker who cops say was killed by his fiancée.<p>A boater spotted the body floating in water near where Vincent Viafore disappeared April 19 while on an evening trip with his bride-to-be, 35-year-old Angelika Graswald. A …

Crime

‘Amazing Hardcore Civil Disobedience’: Cop Can’t Keep a Straight Face During Aggressive Encounter Over a Strange ‘Motorhome’

Cop’s at the door, grab your camera and start recording.<p>It’s standard procedure for many nowadays, but watch through this video to see whether the cop will be caught abusing his power.<p>Or maybe the guy recording is in the wrong.<p>Image via YouTube<p>The video opens with the cameraman challenging the cop …

Law Enforcement

So you’re related to Charlemagne? You and every other living European…

Sometimes I get asked if I’m related to the great physicist Ernest Rutherford. His discoveries about the atomic nucleus gave birth to physics in the 20th century. He is the father of nuclear physics, with labs and atoms named after him.<p>I’m not related to him. I can reveal however that I am a direct …

Genealogy

They’re all still lying about Iraq: The real story about the biggest blunder in American history — and the right wing’s obsessive need to cover it up

Conservatives are trapped in an outdated and delusional worldview. Rubio, Jeb and media sycophants make it worse<p>Republicans’ verbal gyrations over the Iraq War should not be dismissed as the usual rhetorical jabberwocky of an election season. Their stumblings and justifications provide an important …

Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …

Black Holes

The God of the Roman Catholics is not the God of the Bible

The God of the Roman Catholics is not the God of the Bible<p>5/02/2015 Catholicism 68 Comments<p>There is a God who caused the Bible to be written in a …

Theology

Archaeologists Find Ancient Maya City With a Modern Grid Layout

An ancient Mayan city followed a unique grid pattern, providing evidence of a powerful ruler, archaeologists have found.<p>The city, which contains flat-topped pyramids, is being excavated at Nixtun-Ch'ich' in Petén, Guatemala. It was in use between roughly 600 B.C. and 300 B.C., a time when the first …

Archaeology

When Science, Spirituality and Magic Meet - Re-Discovering Old Ancient Knowledge

3 August, 2012<p><b>MessageToEagle.com</b> - There has been a great deal of hype over the coming new age. Written in sacred texts, carved in stone all over the …

Spirituality

WATCH: Top Ten Conspiracy Theories

The world is full of wild conspiracy theories. Watchmojo has compiled a list of top ten conspiracy theories among the all which have every happened …

Europa: Facts About Jupiter's Icy Moon and Its Ocean

Europa is one of the Galilean moons of Jupiter, along with Io, Ganymede and Callisto. Astronomer Galileo Galilei gets the credit for discovering …

Bill Nye: Climate change is “not something you should be debating or denying”

“Shooting the messenger isn’t going to help you on climate change.”<p>Bill Nye is talking by phone on an early morning bus ride to Ithaca, N.Y., where his alma mater, Cornell University, is set to celebrate its 150th birthday and he’s scheduled to speak. It has been a busy week — including, most …

Clean Technology

Hunt for ancient royal tomb at Teotihuacan pyramid turns up mysterious mercury

A Mexican archaeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a tunnel deep beneath a pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step …

NASA: "There Might Be Civilizations Existing in Cold Dark Space Beyond Galaxies" (Weekend Feature)

The work shows, reported by Nature, shows how little astronomers know about intergalactic space, and how it contributes to the energy budget of the …

National Park Secrets: 10 Fresh Ways to Find Paradise

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary next year, meaning hoopla, poo-bahs, and crowds. If 2014 saw a record 292.8 million park visitors, just imagine the chaos that a centennial year will bring. Even this year, parks are expecting record numbers.<p>But you'll only get hounded by …

National Parks

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Paul Hellyer, Former Canadian Defense Minister, Accuses Governments Of Hiding The Truth About Aliens, Urges Disclosure

A former Canadian defense minister, Paul T. Hellyer, 91, has accused the world governments and leaders of concealing vital information about the …

Mapping of Yellowstone magma sheds light on world's supervolcanoes

You know that supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park? The one that, three times in the last 2 million years, spewed enormous amounts of ash over the North American continent? Scientists have discovered an enormous underground reservoir deep beneath the surface and have mapped it out for the …

Geology

No Fish Tale: Specimen in Lab Freezer Identified as Rare Pocket Shark

Fisheries

I Heart My National Park: Olympic

Encompassing 1,441 square miles of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, <b>Olympic National Park</b> invites visitors to explore three distinct ecosystems: subalpine forest and wildflower meadow; temperate forest; and the rugged Pacific shore. Because of the park’s relatively unspoiled condition and outstanding …

National Parks

NASA Wants You … to Help Name Stuff on Pluto

When NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flies by Pluto this July, the spacecraft's high-resolution cameras will spot many new landforms on the dwarf …

Dwarf Planet