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Riddle in the sands: Thousands of strange ‘Nazca Lines’ discovered in the Middle East

September 16, 2011 1 comment

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Peru’s Nazca Lines, the mysterious geoglyphs etched into the desert centuries ago by indigenous groups, are world famous – and now thousands of similar patterns have been found in the Middle East.

Satellite and aerial photography has revealed mysterious stone ‘wheels’ that are more numerous and older than the Nazca Lines in countries such as Syria, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

The structures are thought to date back 2,000 years, but why they were built is baffling archaeologists and historians.

Ancient mystery: The stone wheels are thought to be 2,000 years oldAncient mystery: Read more…

Fireball sparks panic as it shoots across 250 miles of night sky above California

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When a streak of fire blazed through the air above southern California, people could have been forgiven for thinking the Earth was under attack.Thousands saw it from Phoenix in Arizona to Las Vegas and Los Angeles and local authorities were swamped with reports of ball of flame in the night sky.One witness said: ‘It was huge. It had a Read more…

Strong to major earthquake is guaranteed to hit Southern California near the Salton Sea in the next 7 days

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7.0 likely – risk of 7.5+ earthquake.
Pine Valley, Ocotillo, Borrego Springs, Salton Sea.

Risk of 5.0 to 5.5 earthquake
Cajon Pass, Hesperia, Crestline, Wrightwood, Big Bear City.

Risk of 4.0 to 4.4 earthquake
San Jose, Campbell, Saratoga, Los Gatos.

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Group urges U.S. to adopt electronic ID cards for citizens

September 16, 2011 1 comment

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Source: NextGov

As the Obama administration works on a set of voluntary online credentials for American Web surfers, some technologists say the government should examine Estonia’s mandatory electronic identification cards as a model.

In the United States, opposition to national ID cards has long prevented the government from assigning citizens electronic credentials for online authentication purposes. But, certain aspects of e-credentials may protect personal information better than the passwords and PIN numbers people currently use for Read more…

Russian amateur astronomer discovers new comet

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Russian amateur astronomer discovers new comet

Russian amateur astronomer discovers new comet

Russian amateur astronomer Artyom Novichonok, a student of Petrozavodsk University, made a discovery of a new comet, Russian astronomy website Astronet said on Sunday.

The comet is the first comet discovered from Russian territory since 1989.

Novichonok’s discovery was confirmed by the International Astronomical Union, the comet being designated P/2011 R3 (Novichonok), the Ka-Dar Observatory, where Novichonok made his discovery, said on its website.

Novichonok discovered the comet on six images taken in September using a 0.4-m Jigit telescope.

Madness Just Hit Record Highs: US Unable To Account For 36,000 Pounds Of Its Own Weapons Grade Uranium And Plutonium!

September 16, 2011 1 comment

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Nuclear missile storage - Flickr/BWJones The U.S. Is Unable To Account For 36k Pounds Of Its Own Weapons Grade Uranium And Plutonium (Business Insider, Sep. 15, 2011):

Under special nuclear cooperation agreements, the United States sent 38,580 pounds of enriched uranium and plutonium to more than two-dozen foreign agencies and is unable to account for 36,000 pounds of the material.

The Government Accountability Office report says these 27 cooperation agreements, set up to facilitate cross border research, have no accountability and the U.S. has no way to enforce control.

Because there is no reporting process in place, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has been Read more…

Poland warns of war ‘in 10 years’ as EU leaders scramble to contain panic

September 16, 2011 1 comment

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Germany, France and the European Commission are scrambling to contain panic and “quash rumours” about a eurozone break-up amid repeated off-piste messages from other senior EU politicians.

But even amid their desperate efforts, the finance minister of Poland, the country that currently represents the EU to the world as holder of the bloc’s rotating presidency, warned of war on the continent within 10 years if the eurozone collapses.

Speaking to MEPs in Strasbourg on Wednesday morning (14 September) he warned of the need to act rapidly to prevent grave danger for the EU. Making reference to a recent report entitled ‘Euro Break Up – The Consequences’ by Swiss financial giant UBS, he declared: “There is no doubt we are in danger. Europe is Read more…