The 1908 Tunguska Event and the Threats of Tomorrow

By Andy Bruno Fear of cataclysm often numbs. It renders the trembling disoriented and inert, unable to imagine how to act. Sometimes the universe acts so powerfully that no human response could counter it. No disaster scenario more challenges human hopes to overcome nature’s forces than the sudden and unpredicted strike of a giant asteroid. […]

Did You Know? (Jun 30)

“Jerry Parr, the Secret Service agent credited with saving Ronald Reagan’s life in the 1981 assassination attempt, was inspired to become a Secret Service agent after watching the 1939 film Code of the Secret Service, starring, you guessed it, a young Ronald Reagan.” How to Geek

A Decade of Sun.

As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — SDO — has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. From its orbit in space around the Earth, SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun, amassing 20 million gigabytes of data over the past 10 years. This information has […]

The stunning beauty of a hike in the Dolomites.

The Haunting Beauty of a Hut-to-Hut Hike in the Dolomites With their colossal limestone walls and gloriously green valleys, Italy’s Dolomites are home to some of the world’s most majestic scenery — and mountain huts called rifugios make it all the more accessible. Photographs and Text by Mónica R. Goya With travel restrictions in place […]

They saw what they were expecting to see.

Q. On D-Day, how come the Germans did not see all the approaching Allied ships? answered by James Flack (Lived in England, Scotland and France) They did. The Germans saw a huge radar signal crossing the channel in the Pas de Calais on the night of D-Day, right where they were expecting an invasion. This […]

Today’s Birthday (Jun 27)

Lafcadio Hearn (1850) Born in Greece and educated in Ireland, Hearn immigrated to the US at age 19 and lived in poverty for a time until he found employment as a journalist. He was a colorful but morbidly discontented man, admired for his highly polished tales of the macabre. In 1890, a magazine sent him […]

Article of the Day (Jun 27)

The Crow Crows are highly intelligent birds that can easily be tamed, yet they are regarded by Western cultures as harbingers of doom because of their dark plumage, unnerving calls, and the fact that they have been known to loiter around battlefields, feed on corpses, and destroy grain crops. They are smart enough to recognize […]

Dead people received more than $1B in coronavirus stimulus.

Dead wrong: Feds sent $1.4B in stimulus checks to over a million deceased The Government Accountability Office said in its report that the IRS does not currently have a plan in place to notify ineligible recipients. By Rich Gardella and Dartunorro Clark More than a million Americans who had died received COVID-19 stimulus payments totaling […]