Mary C Rutledge

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Confirmed: Ancient Egyptian Jewelry Was Made From Meteorites

Barraging ancient beads with tests tells archaeologists that jewelry came from space-rocks--and that iron-working was an older job than we thought.<p>If you want to track down meteorite debris, UCL Qatar professor Thilo Rehren explains in a phone interview, you have a couple options: your best bet is …

The FBI May Be Working To Install Surveillance Taps On Major US Telecom Carriers

According to a report in CNET today, the FBI wants to follow the NSA into broad surveillance of Internet data by forcing large telecommunications carriers to put in place what is described in the story as “eavesdropping technology.” Once installed, the technology would grant the FBI sweeping new …

Cecilia Munoz, Quarterback of Obama’s Immigration Reform Efforts

Her friends wondered why she didn’t quit when President Obama failed to push immigration reform in his first term, and now they’re wondering if …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

APOD: The Moon from Zond 8 (2013 Jul 16) Image Credit & Copyright: Galspace http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130716.html Explanation: Which moon is this? Earth's. Our Moon's unfamiliar appearance is due partly to an unfamiliar viewing angle as captured by a little-known spacecraft -- the Soviet Union's Zond 8 that circled the Moon in October of 1970. Pictured above, the dark-centered circular feature that stands out near the top of the image is Mare Orientale, a massive impact basin formed by an ancient collision with an asteroid. Mare Orientale is surrounded by light colored and highly textured highlands. Across the image bottom lies the dark and expansive Oceanus Procellarum, the largest of the dark (but dry) maria that dominate the side of the Moon that always faces toward the Earth. Originally designed to carry humans, robotic Zond 8 came within 1000 km of the lunar surface, took about 100 detailed photographs on film, and returned them safely to Earth within a week. http://galspace.spb.ru/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130716 #APOD

Two men had all traces of HIV infection removed following a bone marrow transplant

We've seen several breakthroughs in HIV treatment this year — early treatment "functionally cured" a child and helped fourteen adults go off HIV drugs — and now researchers from Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital have discovered another advancement. At the International AIDS society conference, …

Climate change’s biggest loser: Tiny ocean bacteria

<b>USC (US) —</b> Climate change may be weeding out the bacteria that form the base of the ocean’s food chain, selecting only certain strains for survival, …

Arizona mourning 19 firefighters killed in wildfire

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/991000/991165_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534420545_dbc0afa78b42ff252220981fcb390b7a<p><b>An Arizona town is mourning 19 firefighters killed on Sunday battling a ferocious wildfire about 80 miles (130km) north-west of Phoenix.</b><p>Residents of …

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

Meteor shower and dancing planets to grace July night sky

Science News<p>Summer planets, constellations and a late-month meteor shower should combine to make July a skywatching treat, weather permitting.<p>The Delta Aquarid meteor shower graces the night sky at the end of July, and during the month, the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius shine, pointing …