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Remembering soldiers of color on Memorial Day
United States Army Private First Class William K. Nakamura, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient, awarded posthumously. In "
Denise Oliver Velez 05/25/2015 61
The promise of NewSpace
Ceres as revealed by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 4, 2015, from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers). The bright spots may be water ice. We throw a lot of terms around here on Daily Kos, ...
DarkSyde 05/24/2015 59
Empirical versus Theoretical
On page 198 Problems of Empiricism: Volume 2: Philosophical Papers 1985. Paul Feyerabend describes a quote attributed to Einstein from a lecture in Prague in 1920: If the observations of ...
PriceRip 05/24/2015 58
Sea Star Loss is Mussels Gain
Note that the video above was shot on May 8, 2015, set to Debussy's Clair de Lune, by the YouTube user NorthOlbo who makes wonderful pieces about the British Columbian coast. Check him out. The ...
MarineChemist 05/24/2015 7
Ancient Europe: Solutrean
Prehistory refers to the past for which there is no written history, which means that the primary information comes from the findings of archaeology. One of the periods of European prehistory is the ...
Ojibwa 05/24/2015 25
The Inoculation Project 5/24/2015: Human Circuits!
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
belinda ridgewood 05/24/2015 16
How did you begin to unlearn racism?
Overpass Light Brigade, "Unlearn Racism" When the Overpass Light Brigade brought the message of " ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/24/2015 500
Regression to the mean question for biologically-trained.
In commenting on another poster's misunderstanding of Regression to the Mean, I recalled a question on that subject that I have had before. My understanding is that Dalton expected that ...
Frank Palmer 05/23/2015 10
Faux Pause, appendix
This is just a short appendix to my post from yesterday , wherein I described fraud being perpetrated by the likes of Monckton and Watts in convincing low-information types that global warming (aka ...
OutOnALimb 05/23/2015 2
Is Anyone Out There? Street Prophets Saturday
The vastness of the universe with millions, perhaps billions, of suns with planets circling them, is almost beyond the imaginations of many people. Contemplating the universe and the many ...
Ojibwa 05/23/2015 18
Glacier Park: The Trail of the Cedars (Photos and Meet Up Schedule)
Let’s say that you are a bit older, overweight, out of shape, and making your only visit to Glacier National Park. Now this is a National Park filled with hiking trails and lots of young, ...
Ojibwa 05/23/2015 15
Ceres: spots' spectrum similar to ice
The famous spots, imaged on May 16 from a distance of 7,200 kilometers. Pixels in this image are 700 meters wide. Christopher Russell, principal investigator for the Dawn Mission, says the ...
atana 05/22/2015 30
Monckton and Watts inadvertently reveal global warming "Pause" to be clumsy fraud
The idiot climate denialist website http://wattsupwiththat.com, run by the idiot climate denialist Anthony Watts , is fond of running graphs proclaiming NO GLOBAL WARMING FOR ‘XX’ YEARS ‘X’ ...
OutOnALimb 05/22/2015 68
A switch was flipped and now southern peninsula Antarctic glaciers are rapidly melting.
Scientists have discovered that the ice shelves of South Antarctica, located in the Bellingshausen sea , are in rapid melt. This new study follows reports that the remnants of Larsen B should ...
Pakalolo 05/22/2015 76
Sheriff Arpaio files motion to remove judge from his contempt hearing
I'm shocked! Shocked! Joe Arpaio is attempting to "manipulate the judicial system" Oh, gawd. This is breaking this morning in Phoenix: lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe ...
Mother Mags 05/22/2015 85
Black Kos, Week In Review
Marijuana - The Playing Field is not Level Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar I don't smoke. I have never lit up a joint in my life. But I know a lot about the good ol' Mary Jane . I can ...
Black Kos 05/22/2015 111
USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Revises U.S. Wind Energy Potential Map in All 50 States
The U.S. Department of Energy revises wind energy potential map for the entire U.S. and which shows the areas of the United States evaluated with increased (or new) wind energy potential with ...
LakeSuperior 05/22/2015 6
Museums 101: Mustang Hardtops (Photo Diary)
Ojibwa 05/22/2015 13
Glyphosate use before Roundup ready crops use and abuse
There is a basic misunderstanding being presented as the truth re glyphosates use before roundup ready crops came to market . The claim is that glyphosate was used on crops for 20 years before ...
indycam 05/21/2015 14
Early research shows promise in treating Down syndrome and similar disorders using cancer drugs
Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome are the most prevalent ...
Walter Einenkel 05/21/2015 7
The very real and decisive GMO scientific consensus
Over and over, I've read comments on the internet (obviously, my first mistake) that there is no scientific consensus about GMOs, or genetically modified organisms (generally crops or food), and ...
SkepticalRaptor 05/20/2015 286
Editor of American Chemical Society's Journal Environmental Science & Technology Gets a New Sofa
These musings by the Editor in Chief of the American Chemical Society's publication, Environmental Science & Technology, are a worthy read for those interested in the interaction between science, ...
LakeSuperior 05/20/2015 8
River Surfing (Photos): Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
Ojibwa 05/19/2015 9
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
I still tear up every time I watch this video. But even then, we knew that it was not enough. Far from it. Is "Black Leadership" Enough? Not For These Young Adults by Chitown Kev Like many other ...
Black Kos 05/19/2015 111
The Viking Mars Mission
In October 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first satellite, Sputnik. Over the next 20 years, the Space Race saw the USSR and the USA compete in a series of space spectaculars as each tried to ...
Lenny Flank 05/19/2015 23
We're Number 1! Arizona reaches another milestone of hate
Arizonans not welcome. Today the Arizona legislature did what no other state in the nation has been mean-spirited enough to do: they cut lifetime welfare benefits to one year for everyone—adults ...
Mother Mags 05/18/2015 341
Scientists invent astonishing new concrete that can heal its own cracks (VIDEO)
Will cracks in basement foundations become a thing of the past? Scientists in the Netherlands have created a "bioconcrete" that amazingly uses bacteria in a very unusual ...
Jen Hayden 05/18/2015 22
There's A Monster At The Door, And It Better Not Get In. Super El Nino Is Back!
Last year a monster Kelvin wave (bubble of warm water) formed in the pacific and started heading eastward. Often times this is the forerunner of an El Nino event. The Kelvin wave surfaced and was ...
pollwatcher 05/18/2015 123
Thinking Computer an Oxymoron
Thinking suggests self-awareness, computers are not aware in any real sense . . . self-aware, fugetaboutit. The whole Self-Aware conundrum is a vexing problem for Classical Philosophy. ...
PriceRip 05/17/2015 66
Ancient Africa: A Short Overview of Homo Habilis
The first species to be classified as human, designated as Homo habilis , appeared in Africa over two million years ago. While similar in many physical features to the earlier Australopithecines, ...
Ojibwa 05/17/2015 33
The Inoculation Project 5/17/2015: Science Books!
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
belinda ridgewood 05/17/2015 12
Driving while black, brown, or Indian
Most people have heard or read the acronym "DWB," which stands for " Driving While Black ," or in many cases "Brown," derived from DWI—Driving While Intoxicated. In ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/17/2015 218
Livable Cities? Street Prophets Saturday
While cities are a relatively recent phenomenon, for most of their existence most people have not lived in them. In the past decade, however, city populations have grown to the point where most ...
Ojibwa 05/16/2015 15
Eugenie Clark - 1922-2015
I am taking the liberty of writing a diary on a female scientist whom I never met and who died in the 21st Century (in fact this very year.) This is in large part because of her 1951 book "Lady ...
Desert Scientist 05/16/2015 9
Origins of English: Phony Bigwigs
I suppose there may be a few people out there who have encountered people they considered to be bigwigs or phony or perhaps phony bigwigs. The etymologies of these words are shown below.
Ojibwa 05/16/2015 8
Arizona Gov. Ducey brags about firing an agency head for enforcing the law
Il Ducey One thing Arizonans have learned in the few months that Gov. Doug Ducey has been in office is that ...
Mother Mags 05/16/2015 65
2017/08/21
The Moon's shadow takes about 1.5 hours entering near Salem, Oregon sweeping across the United States of America exiting through Charleston, South Carolina. At about 13:00 CDT the shadow's center ...
PriceRip 05/15/2015 13
Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 Benjamin T. Montgomery (1819–1877) was an influential African-American inventor, landowner, and freedman. Ben ...
Black Kos 05/15/2015 118
Museums 101: Automobiles of the 1910s in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
During the second decade of the twentieth century, American automobile manufacturers were beginning to catch up with and even surpass their European counterparts. During this period, cars looked ...
Ojibwa 05/15/2015 14
The Last Hanging in Tombstone
While going through some old family papers I came upon this document. Charging document for Thomas and William Halderman, signed by Wm. Momonier April 7, 1899. It is a court document charging two ...
RepackRider 05/14/2015 5
Indians 101: Kootenai Political Organization
The Kootenai (also spelled Kutenai), whose homeland was in the area west of the Rocky Mountains in what is today western Montana, northern Idaho, and southeastern British Columbia, are generally ...
Ojibwa 05/14/2015 5
Stunning NASA video shows humanity's impact on Earth
Feeling paranoid? You should. NASA and The U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat satellite program have been watching us from space for over forty years. The satellite orbits the Earth 14 times a day ...
VL Baker 05/14/2015 20
What is Howard Buffett building on the Border?
Howard Buffett, the son of Warren Buffett, has become a presence in Cochise County,Arizona. He has an experimental farm in the northern part of the county and is building an installation along the ...
Paul Ferguson 05/13/2015 9
Larsen C ice shelf is melting from the top and the bottom and is at risk of collapse
Images: NASA Earth Observatory, gif by Rosamund Pearce for Carbon Brief Click to view the break up of Larsen B Of the 4 Larsen ice shelves, Shelf A became the first ice shelf to collapse in ...
Pakalolo 05/13/2015 24
Monte Verde: The First Americans?
For decades, archaeologists have concluded that the first humans entered the Americas over the Bering Straits land bridge about 13,000 years ago, when an ice-free corridor opened up in Canada, But ...
Lenny Flank 05/13/2015 42
What's Your Favorite Hot Beverage? Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
Ojibwa 05/12/2015 35
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
Restavek - "One who stays with" is the word for a child slave in Haiti. Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez Ignoring Haiti and its problems is par for the course in the United ...
Black Kos 05/12/2015 126

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