Bob Feeney

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James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't.<p>NASA's top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months later, he even forecast how warm it would …

Climate Change

These Occult Exorcists Say the Catholic Church Makes Demons Worse

If the person in need of an exorcism isn't a Christian, then why do you have to call a Catholic priest?<p>In April of this year, the Vatican held a week long conference to train priests in the rite of exorcism, claiming that there were half a million cases of demonic possession last year in Italy …

Hinduism

Trump's Unhinged Fox News Interview on the White House Lawn Was Frightening

Donald Trump has exhibited authoritarian impulses since the early days of his campaign. But the president's recent meeting with Kim Jong-un seems to …

Donald Trump

Leaked UN draft report warns of urgent need to cut global warming

The world is on track to exceed 1.5C of warming unless countries rapidly implement “far-reaching” actions to reduce carbon emissions, according to a draft UN report leaked to Reuters.<p>The final draft report from the UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) was due for publication in …

Climate Change

Seeing Is Believing: Satellites Show Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled In 6 Years

Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, according to a comprehensive survey by scientists from all over the world.<p>The Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE) is a major climate assessment by 84 scientists from 44 international organisations combining data from 24 …

Antarctica

Daily Fantasy Crush — Bar Refaeli

Daily Fantasy Crush — Angelina Petrova

Jaws Drops As Rachel Maddow Shows How Russia Pulled Trump’s Strings In N. Korea Summit

Rachel Maddow asked why Trump gave up the joint military exercises with South Korea and she showed that the answer is Russia.The post Jaws Drops As …

North Korea

A 40-year-old mystery about rising temperatures on the moon has been solved — and it was probably the Apollo astronauts' fault

An explorer's adage says to "take only photos, leave only footprints."<p>But it seems the footprints of NASA's Apollo astronauts had unintended consequences for the surface of the moon after they landed there nearly 50 years ago.<p>Newly discovered temperature data from the 1970s moon landings, released …

Space Science

5 Common Swimming Myths—Busted!

Swimming is one of the best exercises for body and mind. It’s low impact, which makes it particularly great for beginners, injured athletes, or those …

Swimming

Listening To Donald Trump Lie At His Press Conference Was Just Painful

Listening to Donald Trump lie live on T.V. is just painful<p>He claimed that if not for him the Olympic’s in South Korea wouldn’t have be successful. …

Donald Trump

The Wall Street Journal Still Treats Climate Change as "Opinion", And This Practice Needs to Stop

Science doesn't care about your opinion.<p>Right now, at some of the most widely-read media outlets in the world, climate denial is being peddled as …

Climate Change

There’s actually lots of evidence of Trump-Russia collusion

The untenability of the “no collusion” talking point.<p>“In all of this, in any of this, there’s been no evidence that there’s been any collusion between the Trump campaign and President Trump and Russia,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday at his weekly press conference. “Let’s just make that …

Donald Trump

After Trump’s G-7 summit fiasco, be afraid

After President Trump’s atrocious and irrational behavior leading up to and at the Group of Seven summit, the disintegration of the liberal world order in place since the end of World War II and the potential for a serious international crisis no longer seem hard to imagine. The president, unmoved …

Donald Trump

Message to my history teacher, whom I once asked why no one stopped concentration camps: NEVER MIND

My recent twitter-sparring with a “pro-lifer” jolted me back to my early school years.<p>I must have been about 9 years old when I first learned about …

Civil Rights

Kent State open carry dummy attacks David Hogg on Twitter and gets smashed in return

If you don’t know Kaitlin Bennett, lucky you! She’s the Kent State graduate who walked around her school open-carrying an AR-15 rifle that measured …

Kent State

God-emperor Donald Trump wants to rule the world: Thank God he’s terrible at it

Trump is now testing, and stretching, the limits of presidential power, both at home and abroad. It’s not good...The post God-emperor Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

San Juan Mayor Calls Trump's 'Total Neglect' Of Puerto Rico A Violation Of Human Rights

Carmen Yulín Cruz called out the president for not even tweeting his condolences after new estimates of Hurricane Maria-related deaths were released.<p>San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz accused Donald Trump on Sunday of violating Puerto Ricans’ human rights for his failure to take action to stem the …

Caribbean

12 Photographs Mainstream Archaeology Does Not Want You to See

Conventional archaeology propagates the notion that the further we look back into history, the more archaic the civilizations we see and the more …

Archaeology

Math Geeks Must Wait 100 Years for a Day Like This

Today’s date corresponds to the golden ratio, pleasing to mind and eye.<p>In certain circles, including some of the ones I travel in, there’s great excitement about today’s date. We won’t see its like again for another century.<p>What makes today so special? The date -- 1/6/18 1 -- lines up with the …

Mathematics

A Shocking First-Hand Account of the Islamization of an American Small Town: “MY HOMETOWN IS GONE”

11 Jun 2017<p>0 9.2k<p>She has her Governor who is bent on making this happen to thank. I never thought Americans would intentionally destroy America but …

Iceland is a gun-loving country with no shooting murders since 2007

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Like many of his countrymen, Olaf Garðar Garðarsson is eager to get his hands on a rifle.<p>But he can't just walk into a store and buy one. Instead, he is sitting through a mandatory four-hour lecture on the history and physics of the firearm.<p>This is Iceland — the gun-loving …

Guns

The Best Grilled Ribs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together brown sugar, salt, paprika, garlic powder, dry mustard, and pepper in a small bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Rub ribs with olive oil, …

BBQ

Forgotten Element Could Redefine Time

A lot can happen in a second; you could meet a stranger, snap your fingers, fall in love, fall asleep, sneeze. But what is a second, really — and is …

Physics

Study confirms this method of repelling ticks really does work

Outdoor enthusiasts: Here's a bit of good tick-fighting news just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. A new U.S. …

Disease

NRA supporters can’t debate the facts on assault weapons, so they use this dumb argument

But they might have finally met their match.<p>If you’re ever feeling particularly masochistic, here’s an experiment for you to try. Open up Twitter, …

Guns

Chicago Is Holding American Law Enforcement Hostage

7:47 AM 05/25/2018<p>The Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, famously said: “In order to be considered truly free, countries must also have a deep love of …

Immigration

Tsushima! — The Battle That Sank Imperial Russia’s Navy

“One by one, Japanese shells tore into the Tsar’s fleet, destroying communications, superstructures and steering compartments.” By Ron Singerton “WE …

World History

No, I Won’t Check My Privilege

“Check your privilege!” It happened again last week. I was speaking about feminism to a large and vocal audience and my views were, rightly, coming …

Feminism

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit and the Measurement of Temperature

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit<br>(1686 – 1736)<p>On May 24, 1686, Dutch-German-Polish physicist, engineer, and glass blower <b>Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit</b> was born. …

Chemistry