Sun’s magnetic field “is about to
flip”, warns NASA
The whole of the sun’s magnetic field is about to “flip”, according to NASA – with warning signs being spotted by observatories around the world this year.
This “flip” happens every 11 years, and coincides with the greatest solar activity in the “cycles” of the sun, known as “Solar Maximum” – with sunspots and “coronal mass ejections” on the surface of the sun. continue
He thought he was a woman trapped in a man’s body — but it turns out he’s “just another boring straight guy.”
ABC News editor Don Ennis strolled into the newsroom in May wearing a little black dress and an auburn wig and announced he was transgender and splitting from his wife. He wanted to be called Dawn.
But now he says he suffered from a two-day bout of amnesia that has made him realize he wants to live his life again as Don.
“I accused my wife of playing some kind of cruel joke, dressing me up in a wig and bra and making fake ID’s with the name ‘Dawn’ on it. Seriously,” Ennis wrote in a memo he posted to the newsroom bulletin board Friday, explaining his shock after he woke up from what he called a “transient global amnesia” last month.
The memo was first obtained by the website NewsBlues.com
“It became obvious this was not the case once I took off the bra — and discovered two reasons I was wearing one,” he said, referring to his hormone-induced breasts.
August 6, 2013 – SPACE – The Jupiter-sized world, dubbed GJ 504b, was found much further out in its star’s orbit than a planet its size should have been, if you go by existing planet-formation theory. GJ 504b weighs in at around four times Jupiter’s mass, and is the lowest mass exoplanet to be imaged orbiting a Sun-like star using direct imaging techniques. Given its similarity to Jupiter’s size, NASA boffins were surprised to find that it was much further away than Jupiter is in the solar system’s setup: nearly nine times as far, to be exact. According to existing theory, planets of this size are formed in the gas-rich debris field around a young star. Collisions between asteroids and comets in the disk around the star provide a core seed, which pulls in gas to form a planet when the core reaches sufficient mass to have gravity. But this model – called “core-accretion” theory – only works well for worlds out as far as Neptune in our solar system, around 30 times further out than the Earth, and not so well once the world is even more distant from its star. “This is among the hardest planets to explain in a traditional planet-formation framework,” said team member Markus Janson, a Hubble postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University. “Its discovery implies that we need to seriously consider alternative formation theories, or perhaps to reassess some of the basic assumptions in the core-accretion theory.”
The team spotted GJ 504busing direct imaging techniques with infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii. Direct imaging gives researchers lots of data about exoplanets, but is arguably one of the hardest techniques to manage. “Imaging provides information about the planet’s luminosity, temperature, atmosphere and orbit, but because planets are so faint and so close to their host stars, it’s like trying to take a picture of a firefly near a searchlight,” explained Masayuki Kuzuhara at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, who led the discovery team. GJ 504b orbits the G0-type star GJ 504, which is slightly hotter than our Sun and faintly visible to the naked eye in the constellation Virgo, 57 light years away. The team estimates that the system is around 160 million years old, with the star at just one-thirtieth its age, compared to the Sun, which is around halfway through its energy-producing life. “If we could travel to this giant planet, we would see a world still glowing from the heat of its formation with a colour reminiscent of a dark cherry blossom, a dull magenta,” said Michael McElwain, a member of the discovery team at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre. –The Register UK
DHS ‘Constitution Free’ Zones Inside US Ignored By Media
In what should be front page news blasted out nationwide as a breaking news alert, the DHS has openly established extensive ‘Constitution free zones’ in which your Fourth Amendment does not exist.
It’s not ‘conspiracy’ and it’s not fraud, the DHS has literally created an imaginary ‘border’ within the United States that engulfs 100 miles from every single end of the nation. Within this fabricated ‘border’, the DHS can search your electronic belongings for no reason. We’re talking about no suspicion, no reasonable cause, nothing. No reason whatsoever is required under their own regulations. The DHS is now above the Constitution under their own rules, and even Wired magazine authors were amazed at the level of pure tyranny going on here.
Boy missing in bush says kangaroo saved him
A seven-year-old boy who spent a freezing night lost in the wilderness says a friendly kangaroo is the reason for his survival.
Simon Kruger was winched to safety yesterday, nearly 24 hours after he went missing in the Deep Creek Conservation Park, on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula.
He and his family were having lunch at Deep Creek on Saturday when he wandered off into scrub.
“He was playing outside, picking up sticks and he saw a wallaby walk by and he followed it into the bush,” Simon’s father Etienne Kruger said.
Simon said he picked flowers for his mother before coming up close with a local.
“A kangaroo came closer to him and ate the flowers from him, and the kangaroo fell asleep next to him,” Mr Kruger told 7News. continue
RADIOACTIVE WATER FROM FUKUSHIMA IS SYSTEMATICALLY POISONING THE ENTIRE PACIFIC OCEAN
Right now, a massive amount of highly radioactive water is escaping into the Pacific Ocean from the ruins of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan. This has been going on all day, every day for more than two years. The enormous amounts of tritium, cesium and strontium that are being released are being carried by wind, rain and ocean currents all over the northern Hemisphere. And of course the west coast of the United States is being hit particularly hard. When you drink water or eat seafood that has been contaminated with these radioactive particles, they can stick around for a very long time. Over the coming years, this ongoing disaster could potentially affect the health of millions upon millions of people living in the northern hemisphere, and the sad thing is that a lot of those people will never even know the true cause of their health problems. For a long time, the Japanese government has been trusting Tepco to handle this crisis, but now it has become abundantly clear that Tepco has no idea what they are doing. In fact, the flow of radioactive water has gotten so bad that authorities in Japan are now calling it an “emergency”… More
Asteroids Heading Toward Earth
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FIRST LAB-GROWN BURGER IS EATEN UP