Archive for August, 2011


Video, Record Breaking Tightrope Walk Attempt Up Germany’s Highest Mountain Without A Balancing Pole | Strange News | Sky News

Record Tightrope Walk Up Cable Car Wire Originally posted:  4:06pm UK, Sunday August 21, 2011 A tightrope walker has made a bid for a new world record by scaling the support cables of a mountain cable car in Germany. Original Post & Video at:  http://news.sky.com/home/strange-news/article/16054171 Freddy Nock climbed up to the summit of the Zugspitze […]

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And We’re Back!!!

OK, Some of my readers noted we were gone for a couple weeks.. We’re back at our one permanent site.. — No more shared blog being hacked. I’ve also changed the whole site design. We are keeping true to the 0600 IDL posts as much as possible!   Ast.  

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The violent story of Columbus’ forgotten colony – History – Salon.com

His first settlement, La Isabela, has been ignored by history — but its short existence reshaped our world Originally BY CHARLES C. MANN   Architect of the Capitol This article is excerpted from the new book, “1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created,” from Knopf. Although it had just finished raining, the air was hot […]

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Abbie Smith on vaccines, your immune system and viruses | Code for Life

Here’s a talk for non-scientists about your immune system, viruses and vaccines by Abbie Smith, a graduate student from the University of Oklahoma who writes the ERV blog. (ERV = endogenous retrovirus) She also spends a little time talking about HIV, which she studies. She’s an enthusiastic and natural speaker. (Being a Freethought meeting these […]

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Darkest exoplanet spotted by astronomers

A dark alien world, blacker than coal, has been spotted by astronomers. TrES-2b is literally darker, on average, than coal   The Jupiter-sized planet is orbiting its star at a distance of just five million km, and is likely to be at a temperature of some 1200C. The planet may be too hot to support […]

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