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Worldwide Weather Crisis

August 12, 2010


Is the record-shattering heatwave that has been blamed for the death of thousands in Russia somehow related to the devastating flooding in Pakistan? Are these disasters happening more frequently — and are they a result of global warming? Sometimes these connections can clearly be observed and understood. At other times they are more complex, taking […]

6 Completely Legal Ways Cops can Screw you !!!

August 9, 2010


We are so lucky to be living in an era of law when it’s no longer common for, say, suspects to be interrogated with live cobras tied to the ends of nightsticks. Unfortunately, there are still many colorful ways the police can royally screw you while Lady Justice shrugs. For instance, you might be surprised […]

Earth’s Upper Atmosphere Suffers Record Collapse

August 8, 2010


Well, this doesn’t sound good: NASA just announced that the Earth’s thermosphere, an upper layer of the atmosphere, collapsed. It’s the biggest contraction in 43 years and scientists have no idea what’s going on. I don’t feel safe anymore. John Emmert, lead author of the paper that announced the finding, reassures all of us with: […]