Gibraltar--thanks, Lev--and Saint Maarten certainly look alarming.
You may have recently wondered, "Just exactly how does a movie titled Hot Tub Time Machine get made?"
The new generation of surfers is borrowing from snowboarding, BMX, and skateboarding.
Mother of three young daughters was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and given two weeks to live.
Three and a half years later, she's still here.
Read about Mona Charon's 8-week-old Golden Retriever puppy--Golden Retrievers are probably one of the best lifeforms on the planet--and learn some things you didn't know about Calvin Coolidge, too.
He doesn't like string theory and he thinks quantum theory isn't the "final answer to describing every aspect of reality".
When people think of knowledge, they generally think of two sorts of facts: facts that don’t change, like the height of Mount Everest or the capital of the United States, and facts that fluctuate constantly, like the temperature or the stock market close.
Or, imagine you are considering relocating to another city. Not recognizing the slow change in the economic fortunes of various metropolitan areas, you immediately dismiss certain cities. For example, Pittsburgh, a city in the core of the historic Rust Belt of the United States, was for a long time considered to be something of a city to avoid. But recently, its economic fortunes have changed, swapping steel mills for technology, with its job growth ranked sixth in the entire United States.
These slow-changing facts are what I term “mesofacts.”
For the autodidacts.
(I don't defend the methodology, but it's done by Business Week, so people will probably pay attention.)
"Scientists conclude asteroid, not volcanoes, wiped out dinosaurs". For now, the Alvarez hypothesis wins.
Take a look at how many times--just that we know about--the Earth has been hit by big rocks: "Earth Impact Database".
They may be coming from the "Death Star". (Link fixed now. Thanks, Art!)