Archive for November, 2015

November 28, 2015

The Search for Queen Nefertiti Enters a New Phase

Mounting evidence suggests the legendary monarch’s burial chamber is hidden in King Tut’s tomb.

Source: The Search for Queen Nefertiti Enters a New Phase

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November 26, 2015

Climate change: Does it contribute to disease? – CNN.com

Source: Climate change: Does it contribute to disease? – CNN.com

November 26, 2015

Plot Thickens: Pentagon Now Facing More Scrutiny Over $766 Million Task Force – ProPublica

Senators were already questioning why the Defense Department was restricting a government watchdog. Now there are criminal investigations and questions about retaliation against a whistleblower.

Source: Plot Thickens: Pentagon Now Facing More Scrutiny Over $766 Million Task Force – ProPublica

November 26, 2015

The Painting That Saved My Family From the Holocaust – ProPublica

A frightened young woman left her apartment in Munich in November 1938 and returned with the visa that saved her family. A team of German journalists launched an improbable search to find the missing artwork and tell its story.

Source: The Painting That Saved My Family From the Holocaust – ProPublica

November 26, 2015

Neanderthals & humans evolved by accident via genetic drift – EvoAnth

Human and Neanderthal skulls appear to have evolved by “chance”, developing due to genetic drift rather than natural selection.

Source: Neanderthals & humans evolved by accident via genetic drift – EvoAnth

November 24, 2015

Signs of a Dying Society | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

While Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning and John Kiriakou are vilified for revealing vital information about spying and bombing and torture, a man who conspired with Goldman Sachs to make billions of dollars on the planned failure of subprime mortgages was honored by New York University

Source: Signs of a Dying Society | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

November 23, 2015

‘The Statue of Liberty Must Be Crying With Shame’ – The New York Times

Luckily House Republicans weren’t in charge when Jesus was a refugee.

Source: ‘The Statue of Liberty Must Be Crying With Shame’ – The New York Times

November 23, 2015

The Post-Paris War on Encryption Is an Opportunistic Attack on Our Civil Liberties

The vilification of encryption – a means of protecting one’s digital privacy – is threatening our civil liberties.

Source: The Post-Paris War on Encryption Is an Opportunistic Attack on Our Civil Liberties

November 22, 2015

The drought in California – in pictures | US news | The Guardian

Photographer Lucy Nicholson has been in the air documenting the arid landscapes of the Golden State as it enters its fourth year of severe drought.

Source: The drought in California – in pictures | US news | The Guardian

November 22, 2015

Identity Theft Would Be Nearly Impossible to Prove, If We Put Our Electrons on Trial

“Even in principle, one cannot demand an alibi of an electron!”Hermann Weyl, The Theory of Groups and Quantum Mechanics (1950)…

Source: Identity Theft Would Be Nearly Impossible to Prove, If We Put Our Electrons on Trial