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Sheriff Clarke: Newark Mayor's 'Fugitive Slave' Comments 'The Gold Standard of Stupidity'

Sheriff David Clarke blasted Newark Mayor Ras Baraka (D) for vowing to defy federal immigration law.<p>Baraka, who leads New Jersey's largest city, said President Trump was essentially making sanctuary cities "fugitive slave holders" by demanding they work with ICE to deport illegal immigrants or have …

This week in science: possible Martian gift still under wraps

This image illustrates possible ways methane might be added to Mars’ atmosphere (sources) and removed from the atmosphere (sinks). NASA’s Curiosity …

How fairytales grew up

With Hollywood spending millions on new versions of age-old characters, from <i>Frozen</i>’s Snow Queen to Cinderella, fairytales are more popular than ever. But they’ve had to adapt, with lots of dark twists and no more sweet, biddable girls<p>“Forget villain,” the producers of <i>Frozen</i> declared when …

Rare photos of the SR-71 Blackbird show its amazing history

The SR-71 Blackbird is, without a doubt, the most advanced airplane ever built in relation to the technology available at the time. It broke all …

Progress report from CERN | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Another end-of-year report from CERN. No new collisions yet, but lots of progress<p>I made it back from CERN last night, despite the “problem with radar” over London, as the attendant in the Swiss lounge had it. (It turns out a computer failed rather than the radar itself.) I was lucky - some of my …

A massive volcanic flood could be what killed off the dinosaurs

An incredible outpouring of lava 66 million years ago could have set off environmental changes that killed off the dinosaurs, a new study finds.<p>The …

Watch A Message from Mars - BFI Player

Watch for free<p>Science Fiction 1929 68 mins<p>Extravagantly-mounted futuristic sci-fi, now with added sound, although still with the world's two power …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Quantum Physics

Scientists Have Invented a Time Cloak That Makes Events Disappear

We've all heard of invisibility cloaks that can (theoretically) hide objects. But a team of researchers from Purdue University have now built a time …

The Rise Of The Tank Before World War II

How Popular Science covered tank design between the great world wars<p>In 1935, <i>Popular Science</i> announced the age of the tank with these words: “Fast, powerful land battleships may speed up the net war by preventing trench stalemates, or even make war an impossibility.” While the second half of that …

First Glimpse of Higgs Bosons at Work Revealed

An extremely rare collision of massive subatomic particles could reveal the nuts and bolts of how the subatomic particles called Higgs bosons impart …

Physics

Before Earl “Lucky” Teter, Joie Chitwood and Evel Knievel, B. Ward Beam invented the auto thrill show. The following advertisement appeared in the Amherst (N.Y.) Bee on August 6, 1931: "Wanted: Single man, not over 25 years, to drive automobile in head-on collision with another car at the Albion Fairgrounds in connection with the Congress of Daredevils on August 19. Must crash with another car at 40 mph and give unconditional release in case of injury or death. Name your lowest price. Write B. Ward Beam, Albion, N.Y." The contact person in that advertisement was a doughy guy who looked more like a bank teller than the impresario of a budding franchise that ended up influencing everything from Evel Knievel’s jump over 13 AEC Merlin buses at Wembley Stadium to the modern X Games. Read the story at: http://bangshift.com/general-news/car-features/earl-lucky-teter-joie-chitwood-evel-knievel-b-ward-beam-invented-auto-thrill-show/

Enrico Forlanini's 'Idroplano N. 7', 1911 "In 1911, his 'Idroplano N. 7', now without the aircraft propeller and a submerged ship's propeller instead, reached an incredible, record-breaking 75 kph. Flying smoothly over the waves, the two-ton vessel which Capable of carrying two crew members and four passengers." "He is probably the most versatile and at the same time least known aeronautical pioneer: Enrico Forlanini Excelled in not just one but three aeronautical fields. This is the story of the man who built the first engine-powered helicopter, manufactured dirigibles and invented the hydrofoil boat." Read the full article at: http://remame.de/176/enrico-forlanini/ (Txs Ricardo Goulart)

Erwin Ziller in Draeger pressure suit for Ho-IX/Go-229 flight, 1945. the first pure flying wing powered by jet engines. "The Horten H.IX, RLM designation Ho 229 (often, and wrongly, called Gotha Go 229 because of the identity of the chosen manufacturer of the aircraft) was a German prototype fighter/bomber designed by Reimar and Walter Horten and built by Gothaer Waggonfabrik late in World War II. It was the first pure flying wing powered by jet engines. Since the appearance of the B-2 Spirit flying wing stealth bomber in the 1990s, its similarities in role and shape to the Ho 229 has led many to retrospectively describe the Ho 229 as "the first stealth bomber"." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horten_Ho_229

Fermi Paradox: Where Are the Aliens?

The Fermi Paradox seeks to answer the question of where the aliens are. Given that our star and Earth are part of a young planetary system compared …

National Academy of Sciences

Gunman Bursts Into Dollar Store and Threatens to Kill Everyone – Before Police Could Even Respond, He Was Dead

An armed man entered a Orrville, Ala., Dollar General on Thursday, waved his gun in the air and threatened to kill everyone, AL.com reports. Though motive is unclear, he never got the chance to hurt anyone because a customer carrying a concealed handgun neutralized him with a deadly shot.<p>Dallas …

The End Is A.I.: The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

<i>The second in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous and former topics, respectively: Robots are strong, the myth of robotic hyper-competence, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>In 1993, Vernor …

The Fermi Paradox: Where the Hell Are the Other Earths?

Everyone feels something when they're in a really good starry place a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see …

The Wormhole Actualization Machine. What's it like to get sucked into a black hole and travel at hypersonic speeds through a wormhole? Alan Watts built this Arduino-based psychedelic spacetime visualizer to find out. http://boingboing.net/2014/05/27/the-wormhole-actualization-mac.html

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

3 Surprising Sources of Oil Pollution in the Ocean

The Texas spill is obvious, but automobile oil is a bigger contributor.<p>Obvious oil spills, like the 168,000 gallons (635,000 liters) of oil that leaked into Galveston Bay on Saturday, usually make national news, accompanied by pictures of oil-blackened wildlife.<p><b>But such publicized events account</b> …

Newly discovered letter gives heartbreaking first-hand account of Titanic tragedy

British passenger liner RMS Titanic was one of the greatest vessels the world had ever seen when it set sail in 1912, and its tragic demise on April …

The Night Sky in 2014: 11 Must-See Celestial Events (Infographic)

Skywatchers will get a glimpse of some truly amazing night sky events in 2014, from an asteroid zooming past one of the night sky's brightest stars …

Feminist Blogger Titles Post: ‘I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry’

Feminist blogger Amy Glass describes herself on the Thought Catalog as “Powerhouse. Lover of start-ups, big ideas and the future.”<p>One of her big ideas is pointedly reflected in one of her blog posts titled “I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry.” Not surprisingly, it’s …

The 50 Most Spectacular Galaxy Pictures of all Time

Here are the 50 most spectacular galaxy pictures of all time -- from pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy to the pictures of the "Cosmic Tinker Bell …

Cosmology