Rosanne Braine

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The Them In Us

My native inclination this time each year is to turn my attention from matters purely medical, and dwell somewhat preferentially on the humanistic: peace on earth, good will toward men (and women), and all that. ‘Tis the season for it, after all; the season of light and nativity, generosity and …

Biology

Watch Humans Destroy the Earth in 30 Years With Google Earth Time Lapse

Humans do not treat the Earth kindly, and now we have even more evidence. Google just updated the Google Earth Engine to include four years of …

Out of the Phone Turns Your iPhone Photos Into a Fine Art Book

The brainchild of publisher Pierre Le Govic, Out of the Phone aims to be the world’s first print-on-demand book platform for mobile photographers. Le …

Tennessee Mountain Resorts of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge Evacuated for Wildfires

The Tennessee mountain resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge were under mandatory evacuation orders as multiple wildfires swept through Great Smoky Mountain National Park Monday night.<p>Wind gusts up to 70 mph frustrated fire crews battling at least 14 fires burning around the towns in Sevier …

Escaping wildfires meant fleeing through hell-like landscape

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — With flames dripping from tree branches and the air filled with embers, thousands of people raced through a hellish …

Wildfires

Gatlinburg hotels, homes destroyed in Tenn. wildfires

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Flames tore through the Great Smoky Mountains, killing at least three people, scorching hundreds of homes and businesses and sending more than 14,000 fleeing from the resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.<p>Tourists and residents scrambled Monday night and early Tuesday to …

Dakota Access pipeline: governor says onus on US to lead campsite closures

Dakota access pipeline protest organizers say they will remain at Oceti Sakowin camp: ‘We are wardens of this land’<p>Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land where hundreds have camped for months, organizers said on Saturday, despite state …

Israeli wildfires: Police detain 23 on suspicion of arson

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police have detained 23 people on suspicion of arson in connection with wildfires that swept across central and northern Israel this week, said police spokeswoman Luba Samri.<p>Firefighters have dealt with more than 250 large fires since last weekend, according to Yoram Levi, spokesman for …

Pipeline protesters vow to stay camped on federal land

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land where hundreds have camped for months, organizers said Saturday, despite state officials encouraging them to do so.<p>Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader Dave Archambault and …

Dakota Access Pipeline protesters say they'll ignore an order to vacate camp

Activists protesting plans to run an oil pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota said on Saturday they have …

Authorities say no plans to forcibly remove North Dakota protesters

(Reuters) - U.S. authorities said on Sunday they had no plans to forcibly remove activists protesting plans to run an oil pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, despite telling them to leave by early December.<p>Women hold a prayer ceremony on Backwater …

North Dakota

Dakota Access pipeline protesters told to leave by Dec. 5

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set an early December deadline for American Indians and others to leave an encampment in …

North Dakota

Orders could have little effect on pipeline protest camp

Standing Rock protest: North Dakota governor orders immediate evacuation

North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple ordered the immediate evacuation of the main encampment of activists opposing the Dakota Access pipeline, but a state official said he would not authorize law enforcement officials to carry out the order.<p>Citing concerns about “harsh winter conditions” and the …

Charlotte police won’t make shooting video public; chief says footage is not ‘definitive’

<i>For the latest updates from Charlotte, head here.</i><p>CHARLOTTE — Hours after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) declared a state of emergency and the National Guard and state troopers moved in, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney resisted calls to release video footage of a police shooting …

Law Enforcement

Charlotte police shooting: Family says video is unclear on reported gun

<b>Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) —</b> Relatives of Keith Lamont Scott, after watching two police videos, said they couldn't say what was in his hands when he was shot and killed by a Charlotte police officer.<p>"It is impossible to discern from the videos what, if anything, Mr. Scott is holding in his …

Law Enforcement

Forget the iPhone 7 Plus, this accessory turns any iPhone into a DSLR

One of Apple’s biggest pitches with the new iPhone 7 Plus is that it can capture photos that are comparable to a DSLR in terms of the “bokeh” …

Atheism Advocate: Religion Is Harming Society And Lives

<i>Atheist US Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan delivering a secular-inspired Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol -- Photo by Roen Horn</i><p>All around the world, religious terror is striking and threatening us. Whether in France, Turkey, London, or the USA, the threat is now constant. We can …

Religion

Governor Pat McCrory talks about storm concerns

The World's Oldest Secret Society Let A Photographer Behind Its Closed Doors

This is where contemporary Freemasons conduct their secret affairs.<p>Freemasons are members of a fraternal organization that was established in America by stonemasons, based on a European model, in the 1720s. Today, there remain around six million Freemasons around the world -- an estimated 350,000 …

In Supreme Court labor case, echoes of gay marriage fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Supreme Court case set for argument Monday challenging powerful public-sector unions echoes a very different dispute: The recent battle over gay marriage.<p>A Gay Pride flag flies below the U.S. flag during a celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling of …

LGBTQI

Solar Cycle 24 | Space Weather and Amateur Radio Website

<b>The Sun Today : Updated August 7, 2018</b><p><b>Magnetogram</b><p>Data provided by N0NBH<p>Solar Flare Risk<p>M-Class: <b>01%</b><p>X-Class: <b>01%</b><p>Active Watches<p>Geomag. Storm <b>NO</b><p>Radiation …

News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids

All Sky Fireball Network<p>Every night, a network of NASA all-sky cameras scans the skies above the United States for meteoritic fireballs. Automated …

Why Agnosticism Probably Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Agnostics are often characterized as ambivalent or wishy-washy fence sitters who refuse to make up their minds. But there's much more to agnosticism …

The Latest: Palestinians to join climate change convention

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The latest on the U.N. climate conference outside Paris (all times local):<p>12:30 a.m.<p>The Palestinians say they will submit …

Climate

Photographer Captures Powerful Waves on Lake Erie as Liquid Mountains

Dave Sandford is a professional sports photographer of 18 years whose hometown is London, Ontario, Canada. Over the past 4 weeks, for 2 to 3 days per …

Rosie the Riveter IRL: Meet the women who built WWII planes

Women workers of World War II<p>Rosie the Riveters in living color<p>October 1942<p>During World War II, the drafting of millions of men for combat left …

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