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Volcanoes: Update for Friday

| March 27, 2021 | 12 Comments
Volcanoes: Update for Friday

Iceland’s Baby Volcano (unofficially referred to as “Bob”) is growing up quickly. Used to be just a hole in the ground, belching hot gases and some lava. In barely one week Bob has grown to be a teenager volcano and may have a long, long period of eruption life ahead of him. It’s great for […]

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Lawmakers call on Biden to make COVID vaccines mandatory for the military

| March 25, 2021 | 37 Comments
Lawmakers call on Biden to make COVID vaccines mandatory for the military

Reportedly, about a third of of military service members are refusing to take the coronavirus vaccine. And as it stands, by Federal law they cannot be coerced into doing so. The vaccine(s) are approved under “emergency use authorizations,” meaning the drugs are technically still experimental. Full approval could take years. Heh. Lawmakers call on Biden […]

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Is There Life On Mars?

| March 24, 2021 | 18 Comments
Is There Life On Mars?

We have a new baby volcano trying to grow up and become a big, important volcano, up in Iceland. It started, as all such babies do, as a small vent in what is an area full of old, dormant volcanoes, and this particular vent sits on the Atlantic Ridge. Last night (3/23/21), the volcano was […]

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PTSD Treatment?

| March 20, 2021 | 30 Comments
PTSD Treatment?

FDA-regulated study shows promise for using marijuana to treat veterans with PTSD Todd South The first FDA-regulated, placebo-controlled, double-blind study on smoked cannabis among veterans with diagnosed PTSD revealed improvements among those receiving doses with higher levels of THC, an active component in the herbal drug. Published March 17 in the journal PLOS ONE, the […]

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One Third of Military Personnel Refuse Vaccine

| March 1, 2021 | 36 Comments
One Third of Military Personnel Refuse Vaccine

‘There’s a degree of mistrust’: a third of US military personnel refuse Covid vaccine Defense secretary Lloyd Austin acknowledges hesitancy and says ‘we have to work to hard to dispel rumors and provide facts’ Reluctance to be vaccinated for Covid-19 is now rife in the US military, with about a third of troops on active […]

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Texas’ Wind Power Cut By Half- Winter Storm

| February 16, 2021 | 83 Comments
Texas’ Wind Power Cut By Half- Winter Storm

Winter storms have halved the output of Texas’ wind turbines over the weekend; the winter weather leaving between 2.5 and 3.5 million people without power. Rotating power outages were initiated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) early Monday, with thousands going without electricity for periods of time as temperatures fell into the teens […]

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Air Force Concerned Atoll May Sink

| February 11, 2021 | 28 Comments
Air Force Concerned Atoll May Sink

Wake Island Congressman Hank Johnson (D- Ga) unavailable for comment. Air Force wants to know if key Pacific airfield could disappear under rising sea By WYATT OLSON The Air Force is spending $1.75 million to gauge the effects of future sea-level rise at Wake Island Airfield, located on a remote Pacific atoll that is a […]

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Capsized Car Carrier Starts Lift

| November 29, 2020 | 17 Comments
Capsized Car Carrier Starts Lift

Capsized Car Carrier MV Golden Ray The MV Golden Ray is a 200-meter-long car carrier that capsized on 8 September 2019 in St. Simons Sound near the Port of Brunswick in Georgia, United States. She was declared a total loss, and is being removed as scrap. On Saturday, September 8, 2019, Golden Ray capsized within […]

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