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July 19, 2014
by M.S. Scully


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USGS issues updated quake maps

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Forty-two states “have a reasonable chance of experiencing damaging ground shaking from an earthquake in 50 years,” according to the USGS updated National Seismic Hazard Maps, and 16 of those states are at high risk.

Illinois and Missouri (in the New Madrid Seismic Zone) and South Carolina may be in for a shocker:

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h/t National Geographic’s Daily News

 

 

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July 15, 2014
by M.S. Scully


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‘Welcome, protect’ the migrant children, pope tells U.S.

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“I would … like to draw attention to the tens of thousands of children who migrate alone, unaccompanied, to escape poverty and violence: This is a category of migrants from Central America and Mexico itself who cross the border with the United States under extreme conditions and in pursuit of a hope that in most cases turns out to be vain,” Pope Francis has said in a letter to a global conference in Mexico. ”They are increasing day by day. This humanitarian emergency requires, as a first urgent measure, these children be welcomed and protected.”

But he also asks for an information campaign aimed at the children and their parents and tells the countries of Central America to do more to stop the suffering: “These measures, however, will not be sufficient, unless they are accompanied by policies that inform people about the dangers of such a journey and, above all, that promote development in their countries of origin.”

To read the pope’s letter in full, go here.

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July 15, 2014
by M.S. Scully


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Quiz: What is your political stripe?

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Are you a “hard-pressed skeptic”? A “young outsider”? A “business conservative”? A “faith and family” leftie?

Take Pew’s Political Typology Quiz to find out where in fall in the ideological spectrum compared with a national survey of over 10,000 Americans.

It’s totally anonymous — you don’t have to fill out any personal details. And it only takes about two minutes to answer questions such as:

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Start the quiz here.

 

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July 14, 2014
by M.S. Scully


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American father treks to Africa, claims territory for his ‘princess’

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HeatonsKingdomDads often dub their little girls a “princess.” Father Knows Best had a teen Princess. Modern Family throws princess parties.

Now a dad from Abingdon, Virginia, has taken his daughter’s wish very seriously, the Bristol Herald Courier reports. Continue Reading →

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July 12, 2014
by M.S. Scully


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Photo: Tot gets stuck in metal mop bucket

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Minnie Snodgrass enjoys a song on the car radio as her grandmother whisks her to emergency in Yorkshire, England.

“Mum, Minnie’s stuck!”

Gemma Snodgrass, a mother of five, finished mopping the kitchen floor, threw the water out of the bucket and had just run up the stairs of her home in South Yorkshire, England, when her 4-year-old boy, Matthew shouted to her.

Minnie, 16 months, likes to climb, and she had climbed right into the bucket. Continue Reading →

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July 10, 2014
by M.S. Scully


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Close encounter of the Apollo 11 kind

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The second astronaut to take “one small step” on the moon has described on reddit the “magnificent desolation” he felt in space and the “unidentified” light he observed outside the lunar module.

Buzz Aldrin, who calls himself “a global space statesman,” is promoting a YouTube channel that seeks your story about the Apollo 11 moon landing. The 45th anniversary of the “giant leap for mankind” will  take place July 20.

During a reddit Q&A this week, newbie12q asked the astronaut: ”Do you believe in aliens and what are the sightings you saw aboard Apollo 11?” Continue Reading →

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