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» Suspected Russian Mini-Submarine Found Off Swedish Coast

Jul 29, 2015 - 10:02 AM - by Harley
Suspected Russian Mini-Submarine Found off Swedish Coast

28 JUL 15
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A 66-foot submarine with reported Russian script on the side was discovered by a private company off the coast of Sweden.

Discovered by the company, Ocean X, Swedish authorities are investigating video recorded by Ocean X to determine the submarine’s origin. It’s unclear how long the submarine has been there and old it is.

A diver for... [Read More]
 


» Nation's Disabled Work Program Mired In Corruption

Jul 27, 2015 - 6:08 PM - by Harley
Nation's Disabled Work Program Mired In Corruption

27 JUL 15



(CNN)The nation's premier federal program that provides work for people who are severely disabled is mired in widespread corruption, financial fraud and violations of the law, numerous sources tell CNN. And instead of helping the severely disabled find work, the taxpayer-funded agency is at times allowing jobs to be taken away from the disabled, the sources say.

AbilityOne, along with the nonprofit agency that manages its program for the severely disabled, SourceAmerica, are being investigated by authorities for illegal operations, financial fraud,... [Read More]
 


» Massive Mega-Quake Could Destroy Pacific Northwest

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:38 AM - by Harley
Massive Mega-Quake Could Destroy Pacific Northwest

15 JUL 2015

A new report predicts that a mega-earthquake could kill an estimated 13,000 people and
destroy a sizable portion of the Pacific Northwest.

Even more disturbing? It's overdue.

The New Yorker reported that FEMA calculations show these types of earthquakes happen at
regular intervals in this specific part of the world, roughly every 240 years.

The last one was more than 300 years ago, in 1700, when a quake there sent a 600-foot wave
of water all the way to Japan.

... [Read More]
 


» Xiuhtezcatl, Indigenous Climate Activist

Jul 13, 2015 - 1:50 PM - by Scott


United Nations - Remarks by Xiuhtezcatl, indigenous climate activist and Youth Director of Earth Guardians at the opening segment of the High-level event of the United Nations General Assembly on Climate Change (29 June 2015).

Scott
 


» GLOBAL time will stand still on Tuesday.

Jun 30, 2015 - 11:03 AM - by Ross
GLOBAL time will stand still on Tuesday, delaying midnight by a second.

AN extra sliver of time — a “leap-second” — is being added to the world’s clocks to adjust for the inaccuracy of the spinning Earth.

Before the invention of super-accurate atomic clocks, time was based on the Earth’s rotation, one complete turn taking 24 hours.

Now a plethora of time-sensitive systems, including computer programs and financial markets, rely on the precise ticking of atomic clocks that measure the energy transitions of atoms.

The problem is that due to the moon’s gravity the Earth is slowing down, and not in a regular way. So every now and then a leap second is added to allow astronomical time to catch up with... [Read More]
 


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