Suggestions for Posts?

If you’d like to suggest an article you think should be posted for view and/or discussion – just add a comment below including the url. The editors are always willing to consider suggestions from our readers that don’t involve self-immolation.

We’ll probably delete the suggestion after deciding to Post or not – just to keep the place tidy. :)

15 Responses to Suggestions for Posts?

  1. Yikes says:

    “Workers threw out U.S. nuclear secrets with common rubbish for 20 years : A persistent problem in nuclear weapons work crops up again” http://www.publicintegrity.org/2016/02/03/19243/workers-threw-out-us-nuclear-secrets-common-rubbish-20-years “…The notice of violation against Babcock and Wilcox was one of five issued by the NNSA against contractors at nuclear weapon sites during the last five years. Two of these were issued last year, when NNSA accused Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia of losing control of classified information.”

  2. W.57th says:

    “Cheap Oil and the Stock-Market Freakout” (The New Yorker, Feb 8~15 issue) http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/02/08/tanking

  3. Press release says:

    Researchers find new cause of strong earthquakes http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/ps-rfn020816.php

  4. Sharia says:

    Colorado City Mayor Joseph Allred repeatedly invoked his Fifth Amendment right to not self-incriminate when questioned by the U.S. Department of Justice lawyers in the civil rights trial against his city. The mayor took the Fifth when asked if he married two underage girls.
    The Justice Department is accusing the town governments of Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah — and their joint police department — of acting as arms of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), a polygamous sect that broke off from the Mormon religion. Allred refused to answer questions about allegations the local water utility was funneling money to the FLDS church. Justice Department lawyer Sean Keveny showed the jury a check Allred had apparently signed from the water utility to the church cause, “Short Creek Stake For Zion,” for $15,000. Keveny also showed the jury a letter of support that appeared to be written by Allred to FLDS leader Warren Jeffs when he was a fugitive, and Allred refused to answer questions. Keveny then showed the jury the signature on the letter matched Allred’s signature on DMV records. Jeffs is currently serving a life sentence in Texas for child sexual abuse.
    As part of this case, the Justice Department is trying to prove the local police and officials turned a blind eye to illegal marriages of underage girls to adult men performed by the FLDS church.
    A trial began in Phoenix last month, and the defense will begin its case tomorrow http://www.fronterasdesk.org/content/10218/colorado-city-mayor-invokes-fifth-amendment-right-questioning-doj

  5. Cassandra says:

    In 2013, NASA’s former chief climate scientist James Hansen published a short white paper that warned if humans burned all the planet’s available fossil fuels, it “could result in the planet being not only ice-free but human-free.” He went on to describe “Venus Syndrome”—a situation that could unfold far in the future, in which so much carbon dioxide is loaded into the atmosphere that Earth is rendered a replica of the scorching second planet from the sun. First, though, all of the oceans would evaporate. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/greenhouse-gases-could-eventually-heat-the-planet-enough-to-boil-the-oceans-away

  6. .aspx says:

    “Deregulating Corporate America” (Jan 16) http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/19/opinion/deregulating-corporate-america.html “If you think Congress is hopelessly divided on party lines on every issue, think again. When it comes to regulating — more precisely, deregulating — corporate America, Republicans and Democrats are all too eager to find common ground.
    This week a bipartisan group of senators — four Republicans, three Democrats and one independent — is expected to introduce legislation that would slow and complicate the already laborious process by which federal regulations are issued and enforced.
    The winners would be big banks and big businesses. The losers would be ordinary Americans who would be deprived of timely and effective protection from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other bank regulators, as well as from agencies that oversee consumer product safety, nuclear safety, investor safeguards, workplace rights and a host of other issues and activities. These agencies are supposed to work independently, with Congress providing oversight. Under the legislation, however, Congress would actively interfere in the rule-making process.” The strategy of crippling regulators with “cost-benefit analyses” is the brainchild of conservative lawyer Eugene Scalia, the son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

  7. Sirens of Titan says:

    Riding a wave of popular interest in space travel, NASA has unveiled a treat for its fans. In an online gallery called “Visions of the Future,” the US space agency’s Jet Propulsion Lab has released a collection of colorful retro posters. http://qz.com/614461/nasas-dreamy-new-space-travel-posters-recall-the-golden-age-of-air-travel/

  8. Press release says:

    Horses can read human emotions, University of Sussex research shows http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/uos-hcr020816.php Professor Karen McComb, a co-lead author of the research, said: “There are several possible explanations for our findings. Horses may have adapted an ancestral ability for reading emotional cues in other horses to respond appropriately to human facial expressions during their co-evolution. Alternatively, individual horses may have learned to interpret human expressions during their own lifetime. What’s interesting is that accurate assessment of a negative emotion is possible across the species barrier despite the dramatic difference in facial morphology between horses and humans.”
    “Emotional awareness is likely to be very important in highly social species like horses – and our ongoing research is examining the relationship between a range of emotional skills and social behaviour.”

    • Mo Better says:

      “Almost all of our genes may be influenced by the food we eat, suggests new research published today in the journal Nature Microbiology. The study, carried out in yeast – which can be used to model some of the body’s fundamental processes – shows that while the activity of our genes influences our metabolism, the opposite is also true and the nutrients available to cells influence our genes.
      The behavior of our cells is determined by a combination of the activity of its genes and the chemical reactions needed to maintain the cells, known as metabolism. Metabolism works in two directions: the breakdown of molecules to provide energy for the body and the production of all compounds needed by the cells.” http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/uoc-ctf021116.php

  9. Puzzling Evidence says:

    USAF Maj. Gen. James F. Martin Jr. passes out while describing the Air Force budget during press conference http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=565_1455124843

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