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Giving the devil his due: Satanists raise Valentine’s Day funds for abortion and against Trump

Giving the devil his due: Satanists raise Valentine’s Day funds for abortion and against Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, February 9, 2017 Pro-lifers may be shocked at the appropriateness of the name of The Satanic Temple’s Valentine’s Day fundraiser for its reproductive rights lawsuit against the state of Missouri. It’s called “Hugs and Kisses for Satan”. In a Feb. 9 press release, the Temple said it is “seeking sponsors for its […]

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A 1967 solar flare led NORAD to conclude its early-warning radars were being jammed by the Soviet Union

A 1967 solar flare led NORAD to conclude its early-warning radars were being jammed by the Soviet Union

On May 23, 1967, … all three of the United States’ ballistic missile early-warning radars became simultaneously jammed. Located in the high-latitude areas of Alaska, Greenland, and the United Kingdom, these radars were designed to detect incoming Soviet missiles, and any attack or disruption of these radars were considered to be an act of war. […]

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Forty-five years ago, July 31 . . .

Forty-five years ago, July 31 . . .

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Apollo 15, USGS, NASA] On July 31, 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts Jim Iwrin and Dave Scott deployed the first Lunar Roving Vehicle on the Moon. Using it to explore their Hadley-Apennine landing site they spent nearly three days on the Moon while Al Worden orbited above. This digitally stitched […]

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For the next Summer solstice and full moon match-up, wait until 2062

For the next Summer solstice and full moon match-up, wait until 2062

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Laurie Hatch] A Full Moon sets as the Solstice Sun rises in this June 20 dawn skyscape. Captured from a nearby peak in central California, planet Earth, the scene looks across the summit of Mount Hamilton and Lick Observatory domes on a calendar date that marks an astronomical change […]

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Solstice Sun at Lulworth Cove

Solstice Sun at Lulworth Cove

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Chris Kotsiopoulos (GreekSky)] A southern exposure and striking symmetry made Lulworth Cove, along the Jurassic Coast of England, a beautiful setting during December’s Solstice. Five frames in this dramatic composite view follow the lowest arc of the Sun, from sunrise to sunset, during the shortest day of the year. […]

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Apocalypse watch: The countdown to Sept. 28 has begun

Apocalypse watch: The countdown to Sept. 28 has begun

With the “blood moon” or total lunar eclipse expected to occur on Sept 28, the debate if the apocalyptic predictions that it is the end of the world would happen is once more resurrected barely three years after the Mayan calendar did. On one hand, NASA had issued a statement that the blood moon would […]

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Earthrise in 1968, a year of firsts

Earthrise in 1968, a year of firsts

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Apollo 8, NASA What’s that rising over the edge of the Moon? Earth. About 47 years ago, in December of 1968, the Apollo 8 crew flew from the Earth to the Moon and back again. Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders were launched atop a Saturn V rocket […]

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Nature abhors drones: See the Australian eagle in action

Nature abhors both vacuums and robots. The skies are already the domain of birds, who staked their claim millennia ago and have since perfected the skills and traits needed to maneuver through the air. Drones are newcomers to the air, and it turns out some birds don’t like these unmanned interlopers too much. Like this […]

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About that asteroid due to hit the Earth in September . . .

About that asteroid due to hit the Earth in September . . .

. . .  The Daily Mail has checked it out and it’s nothing to worry about. The rumor did force NASA to respond with a non-denial denial. And a professor did say there’s a asteroid out there with our name on  it. And a former astronaut did say we’ve just been lucky so far in […]

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Just looking at nature improves the human brain’s functionality

Just looking at nature improves the human brain’s functionality

While still relatively novel in the United States, so-called “green roofs” — urban rooftops covered with grasses, plants and other types of greenery — are becoming increasingly popular around the world. In France, newly built commercial rooftops must sport either greenery or solar panels, according to a recent law. Facebook, meanwhile, recently installed a massive […]

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