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Golb gets jail time

RAPHAEL GOLB: Panel Affirms Sentence in Dead Sea Scrolls Case (Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal).An appeals court has affirmed a two-month jail sentence for a blogger whose case prompted the state Court of Appeals to rule that the...Show More Summary

Lago Enriquillo Revisted

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen Last January, I wrote about the curious case of Lago Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic, the “Dead Sea of the DR” – a super-saline lake that lies about 140 feet below sea level in the east of the country right up against the border with Haiti. The lake has been…

Climate FAIL: Antarctic Sea Ice Did The Exact Opposite Of What Models Predicted

By Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller, 2 March 2015 Climate models can be good tools for predicting future sea ice levels — unless, of course, they are completely wrong. In the case of Antarctica, the climate models were dead wrong, according to a new study by Chinese scientists published in the journal Cryosphere. The study…

Oxford Commentary on the DSS

ANNOUNCEMENT: Oxford Commentary on the Dead Sea Scrolls. The General Editor is Timothy H. Lim (University of Edinburgh).The series is intended for a broad readership of scholars and students who work in the fields of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament Studies, or in other areas of Early Judaism. Show More Summary

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Sets Sail

We were worried for a minute that we'd never get to ride the high seas with Jack Sparrow ever again, but there's good new for all you diehard "Pirates of the Caribbean" fans. Filming has officially begun on the fifth movie in the series,...Show More Summary

The Dead Sea Transform

The Dead Sea Transform marks the western edge of the Arabian Plate, extending from the East Anatolian Fault (in southeastern Turkey) to the northern portion of the Red Sea. Much of the Transform is occupied by the Jordan River Valley; 220 miles long, the Jordan River rises on the slopes of Mt. Show More Summary

Carbon monoxide may not be so bad for some marine life

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Exposure to carbon monoxide is dangerous to humans and can even be deadly. But scientists at SeaWorld are learning it may not be so bad for some sea animals.

The DSS and the NT

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament. Megan Sauter summarizes a March/April 2015 Biblical Archaeology Review article by James VanderKam. The article itself is behind the subscription wall.

More on the DSS coming to L.A.

JEWISH BUSINESS NEWS : Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition to Hit Los Angeles in March. Excerpt:Opening March 10, 2015 at the California Science Center, the exhibition explores the science and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, manuscripts composed, copied and hidden in caves 2000 years ago. Show More Summary

DSS anniversary

FIFTY YEARS AGO: This Day in Jewish History / Four Dead Sea Scrolls come home to Israel. PM Sharett announces that an Apocalyptic Noah text and the oldest version of Isaiah among the Dead Sea scrolls bought from Syrian Church (David B. Show More Summary

Bright flare amid North Sea gloom

Not dead yet: the North Sea still has the capacity to spring a pleasant surprise for the oil and gas industry. And the news from Statoil this week is that there's still the confidence to invest, even with the price of Brent crude being...Show More Summary

Mystery goo: Scientists closer to solving deadly puzzle

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Scientists are a step closer to identifying a mysterious gooey substance that has coated and killed scores of sea birds in the San Francisco Bay Area.

"Leviathan" excavated

"LEVIATHAN THAT CROOKED SERPENT": Ancient Leviathan Fossils Found in Arava Valley. Archaeologists and scientists have found remains of what may have been an ancient Leviathan in the Arava Valley, not far from the Dead Sea (Hana Levi Julian, The Jewish Press ). Show More Summary

Dead Sea Minerals By Ahava Hand Creams

It's chilly out there and in many places this week it's going to be close to zero degrees. Even for someone like me who doesn't mind the cold, that's capitol C Cold. If your hands are dry and feeling the chill, you might be ready to stock up on some new hand cream. Show More Summary

At Least 300 Migrants Feared Dead Off Italian Coast In Mediterranean Tragedy

Around 300 migrants are feared dead off the coast of an Italian island after trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in open, rubber boats. According to the BBC, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees official Vincent Cochetel stated that it was a “tragedy on an enormous scale”. Show More Summary

The Walking Dead: How Daryl Will Deal With His Grief

Over the course of The Walking Dead?s run, fans have watched Daryl Dixon experience trials and tribulations that would put anyone in a bad place. (That was HIS deer!) Nothing is getting any easier, either, and the second half of Season 5 kicks off right after the tragic events of the midseason finale, so Daryl will be particularly unhinged. Click To Continue Reading

The Best Pictures of the Week: Jan. 30 – Feb. 6

From New York’s deadly train crash and night surfing in the Mediterranean sea to China’s traditional eagle hunters and a Fifty Shades of Grey inspired “Fifty Shades of Cake” exhibition in England, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

British man swept out to sea while scattering sister's ashes

A UK man mourning his dead sister by scattering her ashes in the sea was struck by a wave and swept out into the water Saturday afternoon.

More on those Babylonian-Judean cuneiform tablets

ON DISPLAY AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM IN JERUSALEM: Ancient tablets disclose Jewish exiles’ life in Babylonia. 2,500-year-old said to be the most important ancient Jewish archive since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. (Nir Hasson,...Show More Summary

Event: The Land of the Dead

This creepy place is like a "sea of mushrooms" in the Koei Tecmo RPG.

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