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. 🙂

19 thoughts on “Suggestions for Posts?

  1. Santayana says:

    “Japanese American Internment Wasn’t Just Immoral — It Was a Strategic Error : Trump camp cites a black spot from history to justify new bad ideas” https://warisboring.com/japanese-american-internment-wasnt-just-immoral-it-was-a-strategic-error-c4432cd2f92f#.y4w86pww1
    “We did it during World War II with Japanese, which you know, call it what you will, may be wrong,” Trump surrogate Carl Higbie told Fox News host Megyn Kelly during a November 2016 interview. He was discussing proposals for a national registry of Muslims that the incoming Donald Trump administration is mulling over.”

  2. HG2G says:

    Two stars in the binary star system KIC 9832227, one about 40 percent more massive than the sun, the other about a third of its size, may have already collided and exploded. If so, by 2022 (plus or minus a year), the light from the explosion some 1,800 light years away will finally reach Earth, where it will be visible by the naked eye and seen as one of the brightest objects in the entire sky http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/1/6/14184094/scientists-predict-stars-colliding

  3. Press release says:

    “Why high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells : Low levels of catalase enzyme make cancer cells vulnerable to high-dose vitamin C” https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/uoih-whv010917.php “Vitamin C has a patchy history as a cancer therapy, but researchers at the University of Iowa believe that is because it has often been used in a way that guarantees failure. Most vitamin C therapies involve taking the substance orally. However, the UI scientists have shown that giving vitamin C intravenously – and bypassing normal gut metabolism and excretion pathways – creates blood levels that are 100 – 500 times higher than levels seen with oral ingestion. It is this super-high concentration in the blood that is crucial to vitamin C’s ability to attack cancer cells.”

  4. Anthropogenic says:

    “Giant Middle East dust storm caused by a changing climate, not human conflict” (Princeton University) https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/pues-gme011317.php The Researchers warn that if the Middle East becomes more arid in the long term due to climate change, extreme dust storms may become more common, and their impact unavoidable. Support for the study came from U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. See also http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=86571

  5. Hellzapoppin' says:

    The British Antarctic Survey is to pull all staff out of its space-age Halley base in March for safety reasons. The highly unusual move is necessary because the Brunt Ice Shelf on which the research station sits has developed a big new crack. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38643420 Crucial research carried out at the base includes studies into as the impact of extreme space weather events, climate change, and atmospheric phenomena.
    Halley has also taken ozone measurements continually since 1956, with the team first discovering the Antarctic Ozone Hole in 1985.
    See also “West Antarctic ice shelf breaking up from the inside out” (Ohio State University 11/28/16) https://news.osu.edu/news/2016/11/28/pineisland/ and NASA video “Pine Island: An Iceberg as Large as New York City” @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14VWRGWG5MI

  6. Toomai says:

    “Elephant Herd Tramples One Poacher To Death, Injures Another” http://all-that-is-interesting.com/elephants-trample-poacher A herd of wild elephants trampled a suspected poacher to death and seriously injured another in a south Indian forest near the Thattekad bird sanctuary on January 4. The two suspected poachers were part of a four-member gang that had entered the restricted forest to hunt illegally, forest officials told The Indian Express.

  7. Cassandra says:

    “Climate change to shift global pattern of mild weather : New research shows the global average of mild weather days will drop, with dramatic declines for some, increases for others” (NOAA Headquarters) https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/nh-cct011117.php “The new research, published in the journal Climatic Change, projects that globally the number of mild days will decrease by 10 or 13 percent by the end of the century because of climate warming from the buildup of human-caused greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

  8. Press release says:

    Jan 9, 2017: “In one of the most significant tests of autonomous systems under development by the Department of Defense, the Strategic Capabilities Office (SOC), partnering with Naval Air Systems Command, successfully demonstrated one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms at China Lake, California. The test, conducted in October 2016 and documented on Sunday’s CBS News program “60 Minutes”, consisted of 103 Perdix drones launched from three F/A-18 Super Hornets. The micro-drones demonstrated advanced swarm behaviors such as collective decision-making, adaptive formation flying, and self-healing.” (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XKiUtruQiY The SCO says its goal is to scale the size of the swarms to batches of up to 1,000.

  9. Nightmare fuel says:

    …nothing to worry about? “The president of the United States now for 50 years is followed at all times, 24 hours a day, by a military aide carrying a football that contains the nuclear codes that he would use and be authorized to use in the event of a nuclear attack on the United States.
    He could launch the kind of devastating attack the world has never seen. He doesn’t have to check with anybody, he doesn’t have to call Congress, he doesn’t have to check with the courts.” (Vice President Dick Cheney, on Fox News, December 22, 2008) http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/2016/11/18/the-president-and-the-bomb/#footnote_1_6463
    “I can go into my office and pick up the telephone and in 25 minutes 70 million people will be dead.” (President Richard Nixon, to a group of Congressmen during his 1974 impeachment proceedings) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_process_against_Richard_Nixon

  10. WCPGW says:

    Researchers at Yale University have isolated the brain circuitry that coordinates predatory hunting, according to a study in the January 12 issue of Cell. One set of neurons in the amygdala, the brain’s center of emotion and motivation, cues the animal to pursue prey. Another set signals the animal to use its jaw and neck muscles to bite and kill. https://phys.org/news/2017-01-keys-behavior-tucked-deep-vertebrate.html The researchers used optogenetics, a means of engineering specific neurons to fire upon light stimulation, to isolate and selectively activate each set of neurons. When the laser is off, the animals behave normally. But turn the laser on, and the mice take on qualities of “walkers” from The Walking Dead, pursuing and biting almost anything in their path, including bottle caps and wood sticks. “We’d turn the laser on and they’d jump on an object, hold it with their paws and intensively bite it as if they were trying to capture and kill it,” says lead investigator Ivan de Araujo, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and an Associate Fellow at the John B. Pierce Laboratory.

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