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Image: Linear dunes, Namib Sand Sea

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) used a long lens to document what crews have termed one of the most spectacular features of the planet: the dunes of the Namib Sand Sea.

Study shows hydraulic fracturing fluids affect water chemistry from gas wells

Pressure, temperature and fluid composition play an important role in the amount of metals and other chemicals found in wastewaters from hydraulically fractured gas reservoirs, according to Penn State researchers.

Cosmic Dust Is Raining Down On Cities Around The World

While many people might consider space to be “out there” and separate from the cozy little reality we experience on the surface of our planet, the fact is that we’re all riding a giant, spinning ball of matter while it whirls around the Sun at a blinding...

Loving's Message Is 'Louder' After Trump's Victory

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The film about interracial love takes on new signifiance for viewers in the wake of the presidential election.

World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake

Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Friday, an aid organization said.

Family Matters

P.J. Vincent offers tips for embracing family drama at holiday get-togethers. The post Family Matters appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Researchers: Climate change likely caused deadly 2016 avalanche in Tibet

(Ohio State University) On July 17, more than 70 million tons of ice broke off from the Aru glacier in the mountains of western Tibet and tumbled into a valley below, taking the lives of nine nomadic yak herders living there. Scientists have done a kind of forensic analysis of the disaster, and found that the cause is likely climate change.

Climate change likely caused deadly 2016 avalanche in Tibet, researchers say

With a deadly avalanche, it appears climate change may now be affecting a once stable region of the Tibetan Plateau.

Legendary Christmas Monsters

Halloween ended, many grieved. Christmas begins and they might come to life again when they realize there were a lot of legends of monsters to keep children in place. Talk about a holiday buzzkill, European children had to be pretty frightened of Christmas - it could be really good or incredibly evil. Show More Summary

My Weekend Crush

One of the few things bringing me real and consistent joy in the hellscape that has been 2016 is the set photos from “Ocean’s Eight.” The lady power spinoff of “Ocean’s Eleven” continues to delight. Like, for real, every picture is so damn delightful. Show More Summary

Fighting for the progressive cause got a little easier thanks to this Bernie Sanders-affiliated group

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders built a fiercely loyal California following during the election, regularly selling out events and packing his rallies with devoted supporters, some of whom trekked to other states on his behalf. But when the former Democratic presidential candidate’s hopes for the nomination were...

The Definition of Table Tennis Ballers

Two ping pongers keep six balls afloat for a really respectable time! The post The Definition of Table Tennis Ballers appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Ah, those sexual awakening days of a boomer’s college education

A peek at Florida beach bum Rhyd Flynn’s novel about the sexual revolution. The post Ah, those sexual awakening days of a boomer’s college education appeared first on BoomerCafe.

She Phubbs Me, She Phubbs Me Not: Smartphones Could be Ruining Your Love Life

Are you giving your cell more attention than your partner? The post She Phubbs Me, She Phubbs Me Not: Smartphones Could be Ruining Your Love Life appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Japan sees 70 percent chance of La Nina ending in spring

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Friday that there was a 70 percent chance that the La Nina weather pattern would end during the spring of 2017.

Navy Admiral Takes Dig at Kaepernick During Pearl Harbor Anniversary Speech

During a speech commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Wednesday, a Navy admiral took a dig at Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem protest. Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, was addressing a crowd of World War II veterans and survivors of the battle […]

New Survey of Transgender Americans Paints Grim Picture of Bias, Fear and Despair (Video)

The latest survey by the National Center for Transgender Equality showed little or no improvement in terms of transgender people’s day-to-day experiences with bias since 2008.

Trump’s holiday bonus for big ag

A number of anti-animal politicians have been under consideration for cabinet posts in the Trump administration, but the president-elect has selected one of the very worst to lead the Environmental Protection Agency: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Show More Summary

Four Winds Report for Dec. 9, 2016

As if tuning into the news was not enough to get the hint, today's astrology suggests you get to work on social justice issues -- especially the 'surprise' issues of this year. With the Sagittarius... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!

Californians rate public colleges highly and back giving them more state dollars, survey shows

Most Californians give high marks to their public universities and colleges but worry they are too expensive, according to a statewide survey released Thursday. The majority of Californians surveyed by the Public Policy Institute of California support more money for public higher education, but...

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