Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Just Stuff

Crop Circles for the birds ..
Crop circles August 2015   CCC - August 26, 2015

  Univision anchor ejected from Trump news conference   CNN - August 26, 2015
Jorge Ramos, the Univision anchor and journalist, extensively squabbled with Donald Trump twice in testy exchanges at a news conference before his rally here in Dubuque, with a security officer at one point ejecting Ramos from the event.

CNN Blows Off Anderson Cooper's Katrina Anniversary Special For Donald Trump   Huffington Post - August 25, 2015
CNN bumped Anderson Cooper's special on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina for extended coverage of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The network was billing the special as a deeply personal journey where "Cooper observes the tenacity of the survivors who continue to struggle every day, grieving for loved ones while trying to rebuild their lives." The report was scheduled to air at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, but was postponed to Wednesday night instead.

U.S. stocks poised for gains despite new China fall   CNN - August 26, 2015

  China market slump: Shares end lower despite rate cut   BBC - August 26, 2015
Chinese shares have closed lower despite a fresh rate cut by the central bank. The mainland's benchmark Shanghai Composite fell 1.27% to 2,927.29, after veering in and out of negative territory.

  France train shooting: Attack 'was well prepared'   BBC - August 26, 2015
An attempted attack by a heavily armed man on a train in France last week was premeditated and well prepared, according to a French prosecutor.

  Wounded train attack hero played dead to survive, another to get Army medal   CNN - August 26, 2015
When Mark Moogalian saw the gunman on the train, he was the first to rush him and tried to wrest an assault rifle from his grip. The two men struggled, and Moogalian was shot in the neck. The French-American collapsed to the floor, bleeding heavily. He made eye contact with his wife.

9/11 'Dust Lady' dies after cancer battle   USA Today - August 26, 2015
The dust-covered 9/11 survivor whose photograph became one of the defining images of the terror attacks has died after a battle with stomach cancer at the age of 42.

  Conjoined twins to be born today; just 1 can survive   USA Today - August 26, 2015
The Minnesota mother will deliver twin girls at the Colorado Fetal Care Center at Children's Hospital Colorado via cesarean section. No matter what, one of her daughters will not survive.

  Australian Couple's hilarious photos go viral   CNN - August 26, 2015
Couple's hilarious newborn photos charm Internet ... it's a puppy not a baby

Fossil remains of an Old World lizard discovered in the New World overturn long-held hypothesis of lizard evolution   PhysOrg - August 26, 2015
This fossil is an 80 million year old specimen of an acrodontan in the New World.

Sleep Doctors Reveal Their Favorite Tricks for Falling Asleep Fast   Huffington Post - August 26, 2015
1. Blow bubbles
2. Sidetrack your mind
3. Tune out
4. Exercise in the evening
5. Shun the clock
6. Make a to-do list

The True Story of Kudzu, the Vine That Never Truly Ate the South   Smithsonian - August 26, 2015
Introduced from Asia in the late 19th century as a garden novelty, but not widely planted until the 1930s, kudzu is now America's most infamous weed. In a few decades, a conspicuously Japanese name has come to sound like something straight from the mouth of the South, a natural complement to inscrutable words like Yazoo, gumbo and bayou.

The Spirit Bear of British Columbia   Smithsonian - August 26, 2015
The white Kermode bear, a rare ursa sacred to local tribes, is now the center of a fierce battle to protect British Columbia's rainforest.

Two Men Say They've Found a Mythical Train of Nazi Gold   Smithsonian - August 26, 2015
Two treasure hunters are claiming they have discovered a train full of Nazi gold and jewels hidden under a mountain in Poland.

8 Gorgeous National Parks You've Never Heard Of   National Geographic - August 26, 2015
The U.S. National Park Service turned 99 on Tuesday, and to mark the occasion all 408 national parks have free admission for the day. We took a look back at our archives and found these photos of little-known parks. The National Park Service protects far more than icons the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, and these parks are a testament to the agency's diversity and the breadth of what many call "America's best idea."

Scientists Discover Mona Lisa Isn't The Only Painted Lady Rocking The 'Mona Lisa Smile'   Huffington Post - August 26, 2015
The mystery of Mona Lisa's smile is probably one of the first things you learned about in art class. But it turns out Mona Lisa may not be the only painted lady to be working this signature, coy look. ='

The Gentrifier's Guide to Not Being an Asshole   Village Voice - August 26, 2015
If anyone needed a perfect Rorschach test for 21st-century gentrification angst, it showed up this summer on Slate. The website created an "Are You a Gentrifier?" calculator that promised a simple yes/no answer.

PotBotics Tech Start-Up Aims to Customize Patients' Medical Marijuana Recommendations   Village Voice - August 26, 2015

Italy's summer beaches look more beautiful from above   Wired - August 26, 2015
Umbrellas dot the beach like a pattern.

Divers return to Antikythera wreck to see if there are other treasures as amazing as the advanced 'astronomical computer' discovered there in 1900.   Archaeology Hour- August 26, 2015
This weekend scientists, divers and support staff will begin to converge off the Greek Island of Antikythera to mount a technologically advanced excavation of an ancient wreck that in 1901 yielded an astonishing array of marble and bronze artworks along with coins and a navigational computer that continues to astound experts.

August 30 - September 7, 2015

Burning Man Website

Burning Man   Wikipedia

Google Images

Burning Man is a week-long annual event
held in Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada.

August 30, 2015

MTV Video Music Awards

MTV Video Music Awards Website

   Google Videos

An MTV Video Music Award (commonly abbreviated as a VMA) is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in the music video medium. Originally conceived as an alternative to the Grammy Awards (in the video category), the annual MTV Video Music Awards ceremony has often been called the "Super Bowl for youth", an acknowledgment of the VMA ceremony's ability to draw millions of youth from teens to 20-somethings each year.