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Slower Than Light Nyrath A couple of acquaintances of mine have a disagreement. Perhaps the r.a.s.s. massmind can provide some input. Start off with the (implausible) postulate that Bussard Ramjets are practical. Given two Bussard ramjets with identical propulsion performance, about one light year of separation, moving at relativistic velocities towards each other. Map: Where You Don’t Want to Be When It Hits the Fan When it hits the fan America’s population centers will explode in violence, looting, and total breakdown of law and order. It’s a theory put forth by numerous survival and relocation specialists, and one that makes complete sense if you consider what happens in a truly serious collapse-like scenario. Survival Blog founder James Rawles calls them the golden horde: Because of the urbanization of the U.S. population, if the entire eastern or western power grid goes down for more than a week, the cities will rapidly become unlivable.

The Federalist Papers - Resources - This web-friendly presentation of the original text of the Federalist Papers (also known as The Federalist) was obtained from the e-text archives of Project Gutenberg. For more information, see About the Federalist Papers. || Federalist No. 1 || The Duck of Minerva Dear all, I'm currently the program chair for ISA Midwest 2014. The conference will take place from November 7th to 9th at the Hilton Ballpark in St. Louis. Orbital Piloted Assembly and Experiment Complex, OPSEK Above: Artist rendering of the proposed orbital assembly workshop, the successor to the ISS, as it was envisioned around 2008 by Russian engineers. Instead of being a research lab, the new station was conceived as an assembly point for missions to Mars and lunar expeditions. Russia's next-generation transport ship can be seen approaching on the left. Copyright © 2009 Anatoly Zak

worldtruth 1. Yang Yun was free diving when she discovered, at the bottom of an arctic pool, that her legs cramped up and she couldn’t move. She said, “I began to choke and sank even lower and I thought that was it for me – I was dead. Peace Revolution 002: The Million Dollar Education Gorgias by Plato 386 B.C.E. The Republic by Plato 380 B.C.E. Phaedrus by Plato 370 B.C.E. The Art of Rhetoric by Aristotle 322 B.C.E.

Censoring on one end, "outliers" on the other, what can we do with the middle? - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science This post was written by Phil. A medical company is testing a cancer drug. They get a 16 genetically identical (or nearly identical) rats that all have the same kind of tumor, give 8 of them the drug and leave 8 untreated…or maybe they give them a placebo, I don’t know; is there a placebo effect in rats?. Anyway, after a while the rats are killed and examined. 40 maps that explain the world Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. [Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world]

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A Girl Decided To Snorkel In This Remote Lake… And What She Found Will Take Your Breath Away. Viral Nova | In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there is a place where you can find yourself amongst countless jellyfish in the water… and it’s not a complete and terrifying nightmare. The island of Palau, officially the Republic of Palau, is a country located in the western Pacific Ocean. There is a lake there named Jellyfish Lake that is filled with millions of jellyfish. Brain Online version of the Brain investigation database:Investigating Wasson Brain – MK-ULTRA and the launching the psychedelic and environmental movements Download the Brain software (Windows/Mac/Linux) Download the entire MKULTRA Brain investigation database file (v. 3.3 - released April 13, 2016): (786mb)

521 - Cartography’s Favourite Map Monster: the Land Octopus by Frank Jacobs Over the centuries, the high seas have served as a blank canvas for cartographers’ worst nightmares. They have dotted the oceans with a whole crypto-zoo of island-sized whales, deathly seductive mermaids, giant sea serpents, and many more - a whole panoply of heraldic horrors. As varied as this marine bestiary is, mapmakers have settled on a single, favourite species for land-based beastliness: the octopus. Real octopi are sea creatures, of course.

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