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Archive for October, 2015

NC Church Caught Practicing Christianity – Neighbors Complain

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/10/31

A church in Concord, NC, called Showers Of Blessings has become the target of complaints from its neighbors for following the teachings of the Bible.

Source: NC Church Caught Practicing Christianity – Neighbors Complain

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Electronic Skin May Transform the Way We Interact With Tech | WIRED

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/10/30

Researchers have developed a polymer skin that senses pressure, temperature, and sound–all at once.

Source: Electronic Skin May Transform the Way We Interact With Tech | WIRED

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There Were Once Papal Cartels Moving This Chemical Through Europe

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/10/30

Today, alum, as a chemical, is barely good enough to rub on your armpits as deodorant. During the 1400s, it became so crucial to the economy that the Papacy formed cartels to protect its monopoly on the trade.

Source: There Were Once Papal Cartels Moving This Chemical Through Europe

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In a first, scientists detect Oxygen within atmosphere of a comet hurtling through space

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/10/29

Oxygen on a comet: It doesn’t mean life, but it is a surprising finding.

Source: In a first, scientists detect Oxygen within atmosphere of a comet hurtling through space

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Global warming: Lamar Smith wants to tie NOAA in knots.

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/10/26

Ignorance and greed knows no bounds

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, is a flat-out 100 percent global warming denier. He has made that very clear, writing embarrassingly wrong op-eds for the Wall S

Source: Global warming: Lamar Smith wants to tie NOAA in knots.

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Another Republican witch hunt wasting precious time & money when congress should be solving real issues like fixing the roads and bridges. The House Benghazi investigation is partisan sham: The GOP committee investigating Hillary Clinton has been completely discredited.

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/10/19

Source: The House Benghazi investigation is partisan sham: The GOP committee investigating Hillary Clinton has been completely discredited.

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Doesn’t look like anyone is safe in Israel.Eritrean man shot, beaten in Israel after being misidentified as attacker.

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/10/19

Source: Eritrean man shot, beaten in Israel after being misidentified as attacker.

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Wealth therapy tackles woes of the rich: ‘It’s really isolating to have lots of money’ | US news | The Guardian

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/10/19

Take pity on the uber rich, lift is so hard.

It’s tough at the top. As one psychological counsellor to the 1% says: ‘I am not necessarily comparing it to what people of color have to go through, but …’

Source: Wealth therapy tackles woes of the rich: ‘It’s really isolating to have lots of money’ | US news | The Guardian

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Warming Waters Are Releasing Giant Plumes of Methane Off the U.S. West Coast

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/10/15

Don’t care anymore if you say it’s not caused by humans, at this rate of the cause will not matter much longer.

Scientists have detected a disproportionate number of methane bubble plumes off the Washington and Oregon coast. The warming Pacific ocean may be triggering the release of this powerful greenhouse gas, which has remained frozen beneath the seafloor for thousands of years.

Source: Warming Waters Are Releasing Giant Plumes of Methane Off the U.S. West Coast

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A Second Snowden Has Leaked a Mother Lode of Drone Docs | WIRED

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/10/15

Making war impersonal does have it’s downsides and we just might get to see what they are.

The Intercept’s focus on adverasial journalism and anonymous whistleblower security is paying off.

Source: A Second Snowden Has Leaked a Mother Lode of Drone Docs | WIRED

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