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NBC’s Chuck Todd: “We’re Not Going To Give TV Time To Climate Deniers”

  • NBC’s Chuck Todd: “We’re Not Going To Give TV Time To Climate Deniers”
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    NBC host Chuck Todd kicked off a full hour of discussion about Climate change on Sunday by telling “Meet the Press” viewers that there would be no debate over the topic – as the “science is settled.”

    “We’re not going to debate climate change, the existence of it. The Earth is getting hotter. And human activity is a major cause, period,” said Todd. “We’re not going to give time to climate deniers. The science is settled, even if political opinion is not.”

    Meanwhile, outgoing Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown was on the show to discuss global warming – calling it a serious threat akin to what Americans faced at the beginning of WWII, and that the United States is not doing enough to address the problem. 

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December 31, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Science & Technology, Social Trends | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UFOs, Aliens & Steven Greer

  • “Aliens” = Fallen Angels & the Nephilim.
  • RT America Published on Dec 28, 2018
    Jesse Ventura and Doctor Steven Greer answer social media questions from the viewers. They discuss the Pentagon’s UFO program and submarines that allegedly track underwater UFOs.

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December 29, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Science & Technology | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Something Big Crashed into Uranus Which Made the Planet Lopsided

  • nemesis maturity Published on Dec 26, 2018
    Uranus is a lopsided oddity, the only planet to spin on its side. Scientists now think they know how it got that way: It was pushed over by a rock at least twice as big as Earth. Detailed computer simulations show that an enormous rock crashed into the seventh planet from the sun, said Durham University astronomy researcher Jacob Kegerreis, who presented his analysis at a large earth and space science conference this month. Uranus is unique in the solar system. The massive planet tilts about 90 degrees on its side, as do its five largest moons. Its magnetic field is also lopsided and doesn’t go out the poles like ours does, said NASA chief scientist Jim Green.

    It also is the only planet that doesn’t have its interior heat escape from the core. It has rings like Saturn, albeit faint ones. “It’s very strange,” said Carnegie Institution planetary scientist Scott Sheppard, who wasn’t part of the research. The computer simulations show that the collision and reshaping of Uranus—maybe enveloping some or all of the rock that hit it—happened in a matter of hours, Kegerreis said. He produced an animation showing the violent crash and its aftermath. It’s also possible that the big object that knocked over Uranus is still lurking in the solar system too far for us to see, said Green. It would explain some of the orbits of the planet and fit with a theory that a missing planet X is circling the sun well beyond Pluto, he said. phys.org Read more at:


    https://phys.org/news/2018-12-big-spa…
    https://phys.org/news/2018-07-catacly…

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December 29, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | | Leave a comment

Space “TARGET” Acting VERY WEIRD… Could It Be Alien?

December 24, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , , | Leave a comment

Ursid Meteor Shower 2018 – Eyes On The Skies

  • nemesis maturity Published on Dec 17, 2018
    The Ursid meteor shower will peak in the early morning on Dec. 22, 2018, providing a shooting star show to skywatchers up before sunrise. The Ursids, radiating from Ursa Minor, the Little Dipper. Meteors will appear to be streaming out from the radiant, but they can show up all across the sky. In 2018, the peak of the Ursid shower on the morning of December 22 has to contend with harsh glare of the first December solstice full moon since 2010. The best time to view the Ursids will be the predawn hours, when the full moon is not obtruding on the show. They may be active on December 23rd and 24th too. Generally, the Ursids are a low-key affair, offering perhaps as many as 5-10 meteors per hour in a dark sky. In rare instances, bursts of 100 or more meteors per hour have been observed at times over the past century. The Ursids are associated with comet 8P/Tuttle, which was discovered in 1790 and then re-discovered by Horace Tuttle in 1858. The Ursids occur when Earth passes through the trail of dust and debris left along the comet’s orbit.
    https://earthsky.org/tonight/ursid-me…

    The shower itself was first recorded in England in 1900, and also spotted in Germany in the decades following. You need only clear dark skies and just your eyes to see meteor showers.

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December 18, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , | Leave a comment

Geminids 2018: Why Geminid Meteor Shower Will Be DIFFERENT And More SPECTACULAR Than Ever

  • Geminids 2018: Why Geminid Meteor Shower Will Be DIFFERENT And More SPECTACULAR Than Ever
    by AMALIE HENDEN, https://www.express.co.uk/
    THE Geminids is one of the most dependable meteor showers in the world and is due to peak tonight, giving eager stargazers a chance to watch a spectacular show unfold in the night sky. But why is the Geminid shower different this year?

    The 2018 Geminids will be visible for eager skywatchers tonight, with its peak time expected in the early hours of Friday, December 14. But unlike other meteor displays, the Geminid meteor shower run throughout the night so you will be able to watch the falling stars from sunset on Thursday night. The Geminids will be the last of 2018’s major showers and is expected to put on its best show ever.

    Why is the Geminid shower different and more spectacular this year?
    The Geminids is expected to be more spectacular in 2018 than previous years because it is thought the meteor shower intensifies every year. NASA astronomer Bill Cooke told USA Today the Geminid meteor shower used to peak at just 30 meteors per hour. But Jupiter’s gravity has brought the shower closer to our planet, increasing the rate of shooting stars with up to 100 meteors per hour.

    The Geminid meteor shower will be visible all over the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere down to where it remains light around the clock.

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December 14, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , | Leave a comment

Comet 46P/Wirtanen and Geminid Meteor Shower Join Forces for Super Sky Show

  • nemesis maturity Published on Dec 13, 2018
    Comet’s historic flyby and one of the best displays of “shooting stars” could make for some epic nights of skywatching. Head for dark, clear skies tonight — overnight Dec. 13-14 — to see the shooting stars of the Geminid meteor shower overhead. The shower is likely to be the best meteor shower of 2018, and it will be visible in both hemispheres.
    https://www.space.com/42696-geminid-m…

    “With the moon setting just before midnight, conditions should be perfect for a classic Geminids meteor shower this year,” Slooh astronomer Paul Cox said in a statement. But this year brings a skywatching bonus: the peak of the Geminids comes Thursday and Friday night, just as the brightest comet of the year, 46P/Wirtanen, is set to come historically close just a few nights later on Dec. 16.
    https://www.cnet.com/news/geminid-met…

    The radiant of the Geminid meteor shower is not very far from approaching Comet 46P/Wirtanen. Their respective constellations, Gemini and Taurus, are next door neighbors. That means comet photographers can expect to catch some Geminids in their exposures. Experienced observers report that Comet 46P/Wirtanen is now about as bright as a 5th magnitude star. Stars of that magnitude are visible to the unaided eye, but unlike a star, which concentrates its luminosity in a point, the comet’s brightness is spread out over an area twice as wide as a full Moon. This makes it difficult to see naked-eye, but an easy target for digital cameras on tripods. would you like to photograph the comet and the meteor shower at the same time? It can be done during the hours before midnight when Gemini and Taurus are hanging together in the southeastern sky.
    http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?v…

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December 14, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , , | Leave a comment

How Government Bureaucrats & The NYTimes Are Misleading The Public About Climate Change

  • How Government Bureaucrats & The NYTimes Are Misleading The Public About Climate Change
    by Robert Murphy via The Institute for Energy Research, via https://www.zerohedge.com/
    The Executive Branch’s recently released Volume II of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) is a massive document that is being cited as yet further evidence that the U.S. government should act quickly and boldly in the fight against climate change. The coverage in the New York Times was typical:


    “All told, the report says, climate change could slash up to a tenth of gross domestic product by 2100, more than double the losses of the Great Recession a decade ago.”

    Yet this claim is extremely misleading, as I’ll demonstrate in this post. The projection of a 10-percent hit to GDP is an extremely unlikely (less than a 5-percent chance) event even if we assume we are in the most pessimistic of emission scenarios, while the scenario itself rests upon an assumption that progress on renewables and other technologies occurs much more slowly over the next century than it has already occurred historically. This means that anybody citing the NCA projections isn’t allowed to also tout imminent breakthroughs in wind and solar, because such optimism renders the NCA projections invalid.


    Even more astonishing, the NCA gives projections of the “cost of inaction” on climate change, but does not give any estimate of the costs of action on climate change. (It’s a bit like a mechanic warning that you need a new part to avoid engine failure down the road, but refusing to tell you how much the part will cost.) Yet if we follow the citations to other work (such as from the United Nations) that the NCA cites, we see that even using the NCA’s own diagram, it is not clear that aggressive steps to fight climate change would be worth the cost.

    The NCA Warns of a Potential 10-Percent Hit to U.S. GDP
    The NCA is massive. In the interest of giving the reader a digestible chunk of analysis, in this post I am restricting myself to the material in Chapter 29, which covers the topic of “mitigation” and considers the economic impacts of climate change on the U.S. This chapter contains the chart that led New York Times reporters to write, “climate change could slash up to a tenth of gross domestic product by 2100.”


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http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/20762-scientists-launch-investigation-into-climate-data-adjustments

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http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/01/21/mit-climate-scientist-global-warming-believers-a-cult/

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http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/29/top-mit-scientist-un-climate-report-is-hilariously-flawed/

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2425775/Climate-scientists-told-cover-fact-Earths-temperature-risen-15-years.html

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December 12, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Science & Technology, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Star Attraction: How to Catch the Biggest Meteor Shower of the Year

  • Star Attraction: How to Catch the Biggest Meteor Shower of the Year
    by https://www.rt.com/
    The biggest meteor shower of the year takes place this month, providing us with an amazing spectacle in the night skies. RT has all the information you need to enjoy the celestial show.

    The Geminids is an annual meteor shower that takes place in December, when the Earth passes through a mass of dusty debris that burns up in our atmosphere. This results in a spectacular light show that looks as though hundreds of shooting stars are flying through the sky. The Geminids contain more mass than any other meteor shower and can include colors such as red, blue and yellow.

    The dust debris comes from 3200 Phaethon, a strange rocky object that is referred to as an asteroid but which could be an extinct comet – scientists aren’t sure. Meteor showers tend to originate from comets, making the Geminids all the more unique.

    So, how can you watch this amazing show?
    The Geminids start on December 4 and peak on December 13, 14 or 15, depending on what time zone you are watching from.

    NASA recommends heading outside after 10:30pm, or when the moon has set, and finding the darkest possible spot to watch from. Those living in rural areas will be able to see the show more clearly than those in urban areas, so city dwellers keen to catch the event should consider a trip out of town.

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December 11, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , | Leave a comment

Geminid Meteor Shower – Shooting Stars in Spectacular Display

  • nemesis maturity Published on Dec 9, 2018
    Geminid Meteor Shower – Get Ready For A Spectacular Cosmic Show December 12 up to 14, 2018 – are expected to be the best nights for watching the annual Geminid meteor. The peak night will probably be the night of December 13 (morning of December 14), but the night of December 12 (morning of December 13) might be good, too. Just know that – although this is one shower you can successfully watch in the (late) evening – the best viewing hours are typically around 2 a.m., no matter where you are on Earth. In 2018, the waxing crescent moon won’t be a hindrance because it’ll set in the evening. That means a dark sky from late evening till dawn for the 2018 Gemini meteor shower. earthsky.org Read more here: https://earthsky.org/tonight/december…

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December 10, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , | Leave a comment

Brain Implant Allows People to Work Tablet with Their Thoughts

  • RT America Published on Dec 6, 2018
    New research published in a Public Library of Science journal indicates that scientists have been able to help paralyzed people use digital devices with nothing but their thoughts. They just look at the screen and think about moving a cursor, and they’re able to work the device, using an electrode array system called BrainGate 2. The Resident discusses.

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December 7, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | Leave a comment

Massive ‘Hole’ in the Sun’s Atmosphere to Blast Earth with Storms this Weekend

  • nemesis maturity Published on Dec 6, 2018
    Solar radiation sent firing into space after a huge hole ripped open in the Sun is expected to blast Earth this weekend. Hot plasma, which spewed from the Sun leaving the monster hole in the Sun’s upper atmosphere, will hurtle towards Earth at 1 and a half million miles per hour. The hole is so large it almost completely bisects the solar disk, stretching more than a million km across the sun’s equator. We’ve seen this hole before. It has been spinning around with the sun, lashing Earth with solar wind approximately once a month since September. Last month, the lashing commenced on Nov. 9th, lasted for two days, and caused sharp tremors in the geomagnetic field. Solar winds blowing faster than 600 km/s sparked an explosion of Phoenix-shaped auroras over Norway. Solar wind flowing from this hole will return on Dec. 8th or 9th. Sky watchers, especially around the Arctic Circle should remain alert for visual aurora.
    http://spaceweather.com/

    NEW SUNSPOT
    Breaking a string of 9 spotless days, a new sunspot group is emerging near the sun’s equator. Only 24 hours ago it was invisible. Now the sunspot contains almost a dozen dark cores and sprawls across more than 75,000 km of the solar surface. It is currently producing minor B-Class solar flares. Although noteworthy solar flares are not expected, the sunspot should be monitored during the next 24 hours.

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December 7, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | | Leave a comment

SKY FIREWORKS: How to Watch the Geminids Meteor Shower in the UK?

Revelation 12 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth.
Satan Thrown Out of Heaven
7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them[a] in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

  • The Geminids meteor shower coincide perfectly with the Sigma Hydrids meteor shower out of Hydra the Serpent constellation. The Hydra constellation is the largest constellation. If there is a serpent with a tail long enough to sweep one third of the “stars” down to earth, this is easily the one. Will it be this year that biblical prophecy is fulfilled? Your guess as good as mind. No one knows.
  • SKY FIREWORKS: How to Watch the Geminids Meteor Shower in the UK?
    by Felix Allen, https://www.thesun.co.uk/
    One of the best meteor showers of the year is about to get under way – and stargazers can’t wait.

    Up to 120 shooting stars every hour will streak brightly across the sky at the peak of the Geminids shower. Here’s how to watch.

    The Geminids meteor shower hits the Earth at the same time every year, beginning around December 4. In 2018 the peak – and therefore the best time to watch – will be on the night of December 13-14.  Nasa says it is one of the best and most reliable displays of shooting stars in the astronomical year. Meteors are very bright with trails that last long enough for a clear view. And they occur often, up to two a minute in the best conditions away from light pollution.

    The peak lasts for about 24 hours, giving everyone a chance to watch wherever they are on the planet. Flashes appear to come from the constellation Gemini, hence the name, but in fact have nothing to do with those stars which are many light years away. They are caused by dust particles burning up in the high atmosphere at 22 miles per second, creating a spectacular light show for us on the surface.

    It happens every December as the Earth orbits through a debris cloud left by a giant space rock called Asteroid 3200 Phaethon. The phenomenon has baffled astronomers as most meteor showers are from comets, not asteroids, and the Geminids are relatively recent. They were fist observed only in 1862, and have got more intense in recent decades – perhaps because a chunk of the 3.6-mile-wide asteroid was carved off.

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  • Sigma Hydrids Meteor Shower – Hydra Constellation
    by https://www.universeguide.com/
    The Sigma Hydrids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Hydrus. The meteor shower occurs between Dec 03 – Dec 15 with the peak occurring on the Dec 12 every year.

    The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 252.9 degrees, this value is the the date of maximum activity. It is measured as a degree with zero degree indicating spring equinox (roughly March 21st/22nd). 90 is the Summer Solstice, 180 is the Autumn Equinox and 270 is the Winter Solstice. This degree is independent of the calender. AMS .

    Hydra the constellation associated with this meteor Shower is the biggest constellation in the sky. It represents in one legend the monster that Hercules slayed. Even though the constellation is big, the meteor shower on the other hand is very faint and not spectacular. Given the faintness and there not being many meteors in the shower, it could be assumed that the source of the material for this is a long-period comet and that what we hit is the last remaining remnants of its tail that has not yet burnt up.

    The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Minchir. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (123.2) and the Declination (3).

    The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 3. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 59 km/s. The population index of the meteor shower is 3. The population index refers to the magnitude distribution of the meteorites, the smaller the index, the brighter the meteors are, the higher, the dimmer the meteors are. For this particular meteor shower, bright meteors are more frequent.

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  • Hydra (constellation)
    by https://en.wikipedia.org/
    Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, measuring 1303 square degrees. Also one of the longest at over 100 degrees, its southern end abuts Libra and Centaurus and its northern end borders Cancer.[1] It has a long history, having been included among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy. It is commonly represented as a water snake. It should not be confused with the similarly named constellation of Hydrus.

    The Greek constellation of Hydra is an adaptation of a Babylonian constellation: the MUL.APIN includes a “serpent” constellation (MUL.DINGIR.MUŠ) that loosely corresponds to Hydra. It is one of two Babylonian “serpent” constellations (the other being the origin of the Greek Serpens), a mythological hybrid of serpent, lion and bird.[2]

    The shape of Hydra resembles a twisting snake, and features as such in some Greek myths. One myth associates it with a water snake that a crow served Apollo in a cup when it was sent to fetch water; Apollo saw through the fraud, and angrily cast the crow, cup, and snake, into the sky. It is also associated with the monster Hydra, with its many heads, killed by Hercules, represented in another constellation.[3]According to legend, if one of the hydra’s heads was cut off, two more would grow in its place. However, Hercules burned out the roots of the heads he severed to prevent them from growing again, and thus overcame the hydra.[4]

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December 6, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , | Leave a comment

The Biggest Meteor Shower of the Year is about to Happen

  • The Geminids meteor shower coincide perfectly with the Sigma Hydrids meteor shower out of Hydra the Serpent constellation. The Hydra constellation is the largest/longest constellation. If there is a serpent with a tail long enough to sweep one third of the “stars” down to earth, this is easily the one. Will it be this year that biblical prophecy is fulfilled? Your guess as good as mind. No one knows.
  • The Biggest Meteor Shower of the Year is about to Happen
    by , https://www.bhg.com.au/
    Up to 120 shooting stars an hour.
    Professor Alan Duffy, an astronomer at Swinburne University in Melbourne and lead scientist for the Royal Institute of Australia, has told Australian Geographic that on December 14, 2018, the biggest meteor shower of the year will be visible from earth, and revellers can expect to see up to 120 shooting stars an hour at its peak.

    The Geminids meteor shower will light up the skies with an arresting lightshow of shooting stars when the earth passes through a cloud of debris from parent asteroid, 3200 Phaethon.

    The Geminids meteor shower is a relatively new addition to the astro-scene, having only first been spotted 150 years ago, while other meteor showers such as Perseids and the Lyrids have been happening for thousands of years.

    Due to other events that have taken place in space, the Geminids’ orbit is now moving closer to earth each year, which is why it has become more visible. Although, there’s no real threat that the meteor shower will collide with earth.

    When can you see the meteor shower?
    For Australians, the best way to catch a glimpse of the shower is to start watching the skies at 11:30pm AEST on Friday the 14th of December, 10:30pm for Queensland and 8pm in Western Australia.

  • Sigma Hydrids Meteor Shower – Hydra Constellation
    by https://www.universeguide.com/
    The Sigma Hydrids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Hydrus. The meteor shower occurs between Dec 03 – Dec 15 with the peak occuring on the Dec 12 every year.

    The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 252.9 degrees, this value is the the date of maximum activity. It is measured as a degree with zero degree indicating spring equinox (roughly March 21st/22nd). 90 is the Summer Solstice, 180 is the Autumn Equinox and 270 is the Winter Solstice. This degree is independent of the calender. AMS .

    Hydra the constellation associated with this meteor Shower is the biggest constellation in the sky. It represents in one legend the monster that Hercules slayed. Even though the constellation is big, the meteor shower on the other hand is very faint and not spectacular. Given the faintness and there not being many meteors in the shower, it could be assumed that the source of the material for this is a long-period comet and that what we hit is the last remaining remnants of its tail that has not yet burnt up.

    The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Minchir. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (123.2) and the Declination (3).

    The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 3. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 59 km/s. The population index of the meteor shower is 3. The population index refers to the magnitude distribution of the meteorites, the smaller the index, the brighter the meteors are, the higher, the dimmer the meteors are. For this particular meteor shower, bright meteors are more frequent.

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  • Hydra (constellation)
    by https://en.wikipedia.org/
    Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, measuring 1303 square degrees. Also one of the longest at over 100 degrees, its southern end abuts Libra and Centaurus and its northern end borders Cancer.[1] It has a long history, having been included among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy. It is commonly represented as a water snake. It should not be confused with the similarly named constellation of Hydrus.

    The Greek constellation of Hydra is an adaptation of a Babylonian constellation: the MUL.APIN includes a “serpent” constellation (MUL.DINGIR.MUŠ) that loosely corresponds to Hydra. It is one of two Babylonian “serpent” constellations (the other being the origin of the Greek Serpens), a mythological hybrid of serpent, lion and bird.[2]

    The shape of Hydra resembles a twisting snake, and features as such in some Greek myths. One myth associates it with a water snake that a crow served Apollo in a cup when it was sent to fetch water; Apollo saw through the fraud, and angrily cast the crow, cup, and snake, into the sky. It is also associated with the monster Hydra, with its many heads, killed by Hercules, represented in another constellation.[3]According to legend, if one of the hydra’s heads was cut off, two more would grow in its place. However, Hercules burned out the roots of the heads he severed to prevent them from growing again, and thus overcame the hydra.[4]

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December 5, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , | Leave a comment

Mysterious Seismic Waves Shook The Earth and Nobody Knows Why

  • nemesis maturity Published on Dec 3, 2018
    Something very unusual rumbled across planet Earth on November 11th, and scientists say they’ve never seen anything like it. For 20 minutes, instruments measured unusual seismic activity over 10,000 miles away from where it originated, yet not a single human felt them. Seismic waves, originating from the French island of Mayotte, between Africa and Madagascar, traveled around the world. They were recorded throughout Africa and as far away as Chile, New Zealand, Canada and Hawaii, nearly 11,000 miles away. Read more here:

    https://www.wakingtimes.com/2018/12/0…

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December 4, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | Leave a comment