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#581 MovieMadness

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 02:07 PM

NASA aborts takeoff of plane-launched rocket, reschedules

 

This morning, NASA attempted to launch eight small satellites to space on board a Pegasus XL rocket, manufactured by private spaceflight company Orbital ATK. But, a host of problems pushed the agency to abort the launch just before the launch window closed at 9:19AM ET. Now NASA will try again tomorrow, as long as the issues that affected today's launch are resolved.

Called the CYGNSS mission, the satellites are meant to study various aspects of tropical storms and hurricanes from orbit, in order to help scientists better understand how these cyclones form. But launching these satellites into orbit won’t look like your typical trip to space, where a rocket takes off vertically from a launch pad on the ground. Instead, this launch will take place in the air.

 

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Who ever came up with calling the failed launches an abortion? lol


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 11:06 AM

Shock claims massive ancient civilisation lies frozen beneath mile of Antarctic ice – and could even be Atlantis
Rumours of a hidden city have been floating about for years, as conspiracy theorists and even some scientists claim the freezing continent is actually the home of the legendary Lost City of Atlantis.
THE SUN >> https://www.thesun.c...the-south-pole/

 
 


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 12:28 PM

Living on Mars is an incredibly stupid idea, two experts say

 

There’s been a lot of talk lately about creating a human colony on Mars, but at least a couple of experts believe that’s totally bunk. Charles Wohlforth, a science writer, and Amanda Hendrix, a planetary scientist, have penned a column in the Los Angeles Times throwing cold water on the idea and claiming that our biology simply won’t allow it, no matter how good our technology is.

 

Even a short mission to Mars and back would be catastrophic to human health, let along a long-term colony, which the authors described as “out of the question.”

 

“NASA doesn’t talk about this much. Starry-eyed with space enthusiasm, most science reporters haven’t covered this aspect of the story either,” they write.

 

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Yes, but think of all the money they get to spend pretending they can do it. They can party on it like it's 1999.

 

Guess people will have to learn the hard way.

 

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 10:44 AM

Trees could make urban pollution even worse

Contrary to common belief, city trees may actually worsen the air we breathe, a UK-based health watchdog warns.

According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), air quality on leafy avenues can actually worsen at street level, where vehicle sources emit pollutants and ventilation is restricted due to the overhead canopy. “Street trees were unlikely to reduce air pollution in most street designs and could worsen it in some cases,” said NICE in the 60-page draft issued on Dec. 1. “Leaves and branches slow air currents, causing pollutants to settle out.”

A 2012 study by Belgian researchers also modeled a variety of real-life examples of roadside urban vegetation to see whether or not they improved air quality or increased pollution concentrations. They also concluded trees on city streets could reduce ventilation.

 

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It is because of those evil trees that urban pollution is so bad, sure it is. Good luck convincing everyone of this.


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 10:30 AM

Living on Mars is an incredibly stupid idea, two experts say

 

There’s been a lot of talk lately about creating a human colony on Mars, but at least a couple of experts believe that’s totally bunk. Charles Wohlforth, a science writer, and Amanda Hendrix, a planetary scientist, have penned a column in the Los Angeles Times throwing cold water on the idea and claiming that our biology simply won’t allow it, no matter how good our technology is.

 

Even a short mission to Mars and back would be catastrophic to human health, let along a long-term colony, which the authors described as “out of the question.”

 

“NASA doesn’t talk about this much. Starry-eyed with space enthusiasm, most science reporters haven’t covered this aspect of the story either,” they write.

 

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Yes, but think of all the money they get to spend pretending they can do it. They can party on it like it's 1999.


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Posted 10 December 2016 - 01:35 PM

International Asteroid Day will be June 30, UN proclaims

 

Citizens of Earth, get out your calendars: June 30, 2017 will be International Asteroid Day, the United Nations proclaimed on Wednesday.

June 30 may seem like a random date, but it’s not. On that day in 1908, the massive Tunguska asteroid event smashed over 770 square miles of terrain in Siberia in an explosion that knocked down millions of trees. The United Nations said that the point of International Asteroid Day is to “raise public awareness of the asteroid impact hazard”-- in other words, to work towards making sure that we all don’t perish during a cataclysmic space rock impact.

“We are extremely proud of the UN recognition as we founded Asteroid Day to raise awareness of the asteroid threat and the opportunity for the human species to unite around a single goal: protect our planet from asteroid impacts,” May, and the three other founders of Asteroid Day, said in a statement.

 

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Yes, everyone is now scrambling to mark this down on next year's calendar. i can already see people wearing stone ribbons everywhere.

 

 for the griswold's cousin eddie every day is asteroid day in the john. :lol:


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Posted 10 December 2016 - 10:57 AM

Catholic Church: New Priests Will be Expected to Preach Global Warming

LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) — The Catholic Church is intimately concerned about climate change. The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences is the world’s oldest, longest running scientific mission. That body, which advises the pope on matters of science, has concluded that global climate change is real and is caused, at least in significant part, by human activity.

 

WUWT >> https://wattsupwitht...global-warming/

 

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If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. President Ronald Reagan

 

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.  Gen. Robert E. Lee

 

The American dream does not come to those who fall asleep. Pres. Richard Nixon  

 

The American people, North and South, went into the war as citizens of their respective states, they came out as subjects. What they thus lost they have never got back.  H.L. Mencken
 
The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.   Jefferson Davis
 
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. D.W Griffith
 
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen
 
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
 
Perfect freedom has no existence. The grown man knows the world he lives in, and for the present, the world is Rome. Ben Hur 

A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. The Immortal John Wayne


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Posted 10 December 2016 - 10:43 AM

International Asteroid Day will be June 30, UN proclaims

 

Citizens of Earth, get out your calendars: June 30, 2017 will be International Asteroid Day, the United Nations proclaimed on Wednesday.

June 30 may seem like a random date, but it’s not. On that day in 1908, the massive Tunguska asteroid event smashed over 770 square miles of terrain in Siberia in an explosion that knocked down millions of trees. The United Nations said that the point of International Asteroid Day is to “raise public awareness of the asteroid impact hazard”-- in other words, to work towards making sure that we all don’t perish during a cataclysmic space rock impact.

“We are extremely proud of the UN recognition as we founded Asteroid Day to raise awareness of the asteroid threat and the opportunity for the human species to unite around a single goal: protect our planet from asteroid impacts,” May, and the three other founders of Asteroid Day, said in a statement.

 

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Yes, everyone is now scrambling to mark this down on next year's calendar. i can already see people wearing stone ribbons everywhere.

 

 

We have a superhero to save the day. :lol:

 

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 10:33 AM

Why don't monkeys talk? Their vocal tract might not be the problem.

 

A talking monkey seems like a thing of science-fiction, cartoons, and goofy advertisements. But new research suggests monkey speech may be closer to reality than commonly thought.

Macaques actually have vocal anatomy capable of human-like speech, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science Advances.

"This suggests that what makes people unique among primates is our ability to control the vocal apparatus, not the apparatus itself," Thore Jon Bergman, an evolutionary biopsychologist at the University of Michigan who was not part of the research, writes in an email to The Christian Science Monitor.

 

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Some day these researchers will discover talking parrots and crawl under the covers in embarrassment.


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Posted 10 December 2016 - 10:23 AM

International Asteroid Day will be June 30, UN proclaims

 

Citizens of Earth, get out your calendars: June 30, 2017 will be International Asteroid Day, the United Nations proclaimed on Wednesday.

June 30 may seem like a random date, but it’s not. On that day in 1908, the massive Tunguska asteroid event smashed over 770 square miles of terrain in Siberia in an explosion that knocked down millions of trees. The United Nations said that the point of International Asteroid Day is to “raise public awareness of the asteroid impact hazard”-- in other words, to work towards making sure that we all don’t perish during a cataclysmic space rock impact.

“We are extremely proud of the UN recognition as we founded Asteroid Day to raise awareness of the asteroid threat and the opportunity for the human species to unite around a single goal: protect our planet from asteroid impacts,” May, and the three other founders of Asteroid Day, said in a statement.

 

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Yes, everyone is now scrambling to mark this down on next year's calendar. i can already see people wearing stone ribbons everywhere.


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Posted 09 December 2016 - 01:41 PM

Polar vortex redux? U.S. forecasters say it could hit next week

 

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Forecasters are sending chills down some spines with a prediction that much of the northern half of the United States could see frigid weather next week similar to life-threatening lows the polar vortex brought to parts of the country in 2014.

 

Anticipation of a freezing blast began to build this week when weather maps and forecast models showed similarities between next week's system and one that developed in January 2014.

 

Chicago, the largest city in the Midwest, is bracing for temperatures in the teens next week, according to an AccuWeather forecast, which showed a low of 17 Fahrenheit (minus 8 Celsius) for Wednesday and Thursday.

 

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It looks like the global warming scam is over until next year, nobody listens when it's only 17 degrees outside.


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Posted 09 December 2016 - 01:34 PM

Unfrozen: Greenland Was Once Ice-Free for 280,000 Years

 

 More than a million years ago, frosty Greenland was ice-free, its bare bedrock exposed for 280,000 years, researchers have found.

During this exposed stint, the island's overall ice cover could have dropped by more than 90 percent, the scientists reported today (Dec. 7) in the journal Nature.

Previous studies have reported that Greenland's ice shrank in the distant past, but this study is the first to explain how long a span Greenland may have endured without its usual frozen cover. This discovery hints that its surface ice was more variable than once thought — which does not bode well for its future stability in a warming world, the researchers said.

 

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So they had climate change over a million years ago too? Maybe the dinosaurs had been driving cars and running power plants.


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 09:54 PM

Be prepared for more ‘extreme’ rainfalls — think biblical floods — U.S. climate scientists warn

 

In a research paper that reads like it was written by a horseman of the apocalypse, U.S. climate scientists are predicting more frequent extreme rainfalls, the kind of downpours that cause flooding, landslides and massive infrastructure damage, especially in cities where paved ground cannot absorb water.

 

The same goes for snowstorms and ice storms, according to the team from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, which also found the expected frequency of these “extreme precipitation events” increases five-fold in large parts of Canada and the western United States in the coldest winter months. The effect is dramatically lessened south of the 30th parallel, which runs through Houston, Texas.

 

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 Every year these fake "research papers" are released just like this as winter starts about rain and flooding. They are probably already preparing the report for next summer that warns about extreme droughts.

 

The movie "2012" shows the Chinese can be relied upon for building arks. :lol:

 

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:41 PM

 

 

 

 

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They are allowed to take divots out of that precious ice shelf when every scoop saves us from global warming?


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:35 PM

Mars One just delayed its (highly unlikely) Mars mission — again

 

Today, Mars One announced a five-year delay to its projected timeline for starting a human colony on Mars, claiming it will now send the first crews to the planet in 2031; its previous target date was 2026. The Dutch-based venture, which promises people a chance to live out their remaining days on the Red Planet, said its roadmap had to be adjusted in order to give the venture more time to raise money, as well as push the “large expenses associated with the mission hardware back in time,” according to CEO Bas Lansdorp.

The project has been slower to get off the ground than Mars One anticipated, Landsdorp said. “Of course the whole Mars One team would have preferred to be able to stick to the original schedule, but this new timeline significantly improves our odds of successfully achieving this mission roadmap,” he said in statement.

 

"Mars One has been constantly shifting its timelines."

 

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Maybe they finally got to the part about what they are actually going to do on Mars, lol.

 


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:30 PM

Be prepared for more ‘extreme’ rainfalls — think biblical floods — U.S. climate scientists warn

 

In a research paper that reads like it was written by a horseman of the apocalypse, U.S. climate scientists are predicting more frequent extreme rainfalls, the kind of downpours that cause flooding, landslides and massive infrastructure damage, especially in cities where paved ground cannot absorb water.

 

The same goes for snowstorms and ice storms, according to the team from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, which also found the expected frequency of these “extreme precipitation events” increases five-fold in large parts of Canada and the western United States in the coldest winter months. The effect is dramatically lessened south of the 30th parallel, which runs through Houston, Texas.

 

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 Every year these fake "research papers" are released just like this as winter starts about rain and flooding. They are probably already preparing the report for next summer that warns about extreme droughts.


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 12:14 PM

Yes, sunny Antarctica, the vacation capital of the southern hemisphere.  Don't forget the golf clubs.

 

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:02 AM

John Kerry Travels to Antarctica to Study Climate Change

 

 

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This was a glorified vacation trip, just wasting taxpayer dollars. What does anyone expect them to say down there, that everything is fine so you can cut funding?

 

 

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 09:33 AM

John Kerry Travels to Antarctica to Study Climate Change

 

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Antarctica Friday, ahead of an international climate-change conference in Marrakesh next week.

 

After an early-morning departure from Christchurch, New Zealand, Kerry flew to McMurdo Station, the base of U.S. operations in Antarctica. Kerry is traveling from McMurdo to a small U.S. research station near the South Pole, where he will speak with experts there before returning to McMurdo for the night.

 

Kerry's aides say the trip is an opportunity for him to learn about Antarctic climate change.

 

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This was a glorified vacation trip, just wasting taxpayer dollars. What does anyone expect them to say down there, that everything is fine so you can cut funding?


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 02:07 AM

Hot Dog Galaxies. :blink:

 

It's confirmed, we're OBSESSED with food!

 

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