Sunday, January 19, 2014
The producers of “Lone Survivor” Remington Chase and Stefan Martirosian are convicted cocaine dealers and have ties to Russian oil and an alleged contract murder, according to an investigation by the L.A. Weekly.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
The cases of two young women — a California teen and a pregnant Texas mother — have generated sympathy for their families, but also have left some doctors and bioethicists upset about their treatment.
Bravo, Lucy the beagle. If you ask us, that deserves a chicken nugget. At least one.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Yes, it would be a lot of fun to think that aliens are creating crop circles... but I have followed conspiracy theories for over –20- years.. so I can tell you they are all man-made !!!
Monday, January 6, 2014
Friday, December 20, 2013
Up in the northern Sierra Nevada, the ecologist Richard Karban is trying to learn an alien language. The sagebrush plants that dot these slopes speak to one another, using words no human knows. Karban, who teaches at the University of California, Davis, is listening in, and he’s beginning to understand what they say.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
IN 1988 THERE WERE 350,000 CASES OF POLIO WORLDWIDE. LAST YEAR THERE WERE 223. BUT GETTING ALL THE WAY TO ZERO WILL MEAN SPENDING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, PENETRATING THE MOST REMOTE REGIONS OF THE GLOBE, AND FACING DOWN TALIBAN MILITANTS TO GET TO THE LAST UNPROTECTED CHILDREN ON EARTH.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
This three-minute video from designer Alex Cornell imagines a future San Francisco in which an autonomous (seemingly police or military) drone is set free to patrol the skies of the city by the bay, in order to keep its citizens “safe.” We won’t give away the ending, but it’s safe to say that the video reflects the tenor of the debate over whether or not more-evolved versions of the drones that America currently flies over war zones will ever be allowed to patrol domestic skies. It also comes as more individuals, including presumably the filmmakers, are pushing the limits of federal aviation regulations as they fly drones such as the DJI Phantom around US cities.
Countless numbers of people have seen the pictures of 8-year-old “Amy,” as she is called in court documents, being sexually abused by her uncle. She is a victim of child pornography in a terrible, viral way. Since her uncle took the pictures in the late 1990s and sent them to a man he met through an AOL bulletin board, they have surfaced on the computers of child pornography collectors all over the world, factoring into 3,200 criminal cases in the United States alone.
Our universe may exist inside a black hole. This may sound strange, but it could actually be the best explanation of how the universe began, and what we observe today. It's a theory that has been explored over the past few decades by a small group of physicists including myself.
A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be just one big projection. At a black hole, Albert Einstein's theory of gravity apparently clashes with quantum physics, but that conflict could be solved if the Universe were a holographic projection.
On a clear blue day on Jan. 17, 1989, a man whose peripatetic life included years as a troubled Sacramento youth walked onto a playground in Stockton and shot 35 children, killing five. In the span of only a few minutes, the act marked the first mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. Today, 25 years later—and one year after the massacre at Newtown—these once-unthinkable tragedies have become terrifyingly familiar as citizens and political leaders from Sacramento to Washington choose sides in the fight over the future of guns in America.