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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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Today in History

Shortly after declaring himself a god, Caligula is assassinated by two Praetorian tribunes.
Matthias Corvinus, the son of John Hunyadi, is elected king of Hungary.
Representatives from three Connecticut towns band together to write the Fundamental Orders, the first constitution in the New World.
Czar Peter the Great caps his reforms in Russia with the “Table of Rank” which decrees a commoner can climb on merit to the highest positions.
Gold is discovered by James Wilson Marshall at his partner Johann August Sutter’s sawmill on the South Fork of the American River, near Coloma, California.
U.S. Secretary of State John Hay and British Ambassador Herbert create a joint commission to establish the Alaskan border.
U.S. Cavalry is sent to preserve the neutrality of the Rio Grande during the Mexican Civil War.
The German cruiser Bl├╝cher is sunk by a British squadron in the Battle of Dogger Bank.
British expeditionary force of 12,000 is sent to China to protect concessions at Shanghai.
The League of Nations rebukes Poland for the mistreatment of a German minority in Upper Silesia.
A German attempt to relieve the besieged city of Budapest is finally halted by the Soviets.
The UN establishes the International Atomic Energy Commission.
Indian leader Nehru demands that the UN name Peking as an aggressor in Korea.
Winston Churchill dies from a cerebral thrombosis at the age of 90.
In a rebuff to the Soviets, the U.S. announces intentions to sell arms to China.
A draft of Air Force history reports that the U.S. secretly sprayed herbicides on Laos during the Vietnam War.

Lighthouse Volunteer Position Open

Talk about getting away from it all! The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking a couple of new volunteer lighthouse keepers for Maatsuyker Island, ten kilometers of the coast of western Tasmania. The lighthouse is automated, so volunteers would spend six months monitoring a weather station, observing wildlife, and mowing the grass. Two people, all alone. And the conditions won't be what you're used to. There's a landline, but it doesn't always work well, and you'll have no internet. And Maatsuyker Island is notoriously colder than the rest of Australia. From the application form:
Volunteers are responsible for providing their own food, clothing, entertainment, bedding and other personal items.  The Parks and Wildlife Service will provide transport by helicopter for these items between Hobart and Maatsuyker Island.  Transport space is limited to 325 kg per person, (for 6 month stay).
The Parks and Wildlife Service  will also provide one resupply helicopter visit at approximately 3 months in (i.e. one resupply in the standard 6 month stay), often to coincide with scheduled or unplanned maintenance.   Space on the resupply flight will also be limited. Caretakers generally make their own arrangements for the preparation of food and other goods for resupply. Please note PWS prefer people take as many of the supplies as possible onto Maatsuyker in the beginning, so that the resupply can be primarily for fresh food and mail.  There is a vegetable garden maintained by the caretakers for fresh food.
Electricity is supplied by a generating system incorporating solar and back up diesel. The high cost of transport dictates that gas and diesel consumption on the island be kept to a minimum.
Volunteers must go through a training program and be certified in First Aid and Marine Radio Operation, and demonstrate competency in other skills. The application is available through the Park Service. The application deadline is January 30th.

North Americans Are Spending Nearly as Much on Weed as They Do on Wine

New Study Hints At Why Infamous Gene Variant Increases Odds Of Developing Alzheimer’s

The causes of Alzheimer’s disease remain obscure, although a new study provides a helpful clue. A long-reigning theory (to wit, that the accumulation of gummy protein aggregates in the brain is responsible for the observed neurodegeneration … Read more

Loneliness may be a marker for Alzheimer’s disease

Is loneliness associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s? A study published online Nov. 2, 2016, by JAMA Psychiatry examined 79 adults, average age 76, with no signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia, to determine if … Read more

Meditation and music may help reverse early memory loss in adults

In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, a West Virginia University research team lead by Dr. Kim Innes found that practice of a simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple … Read more

Psychological ‘vaccine’ could help immunize public against ‘fake news’ on climate change

Breast cancer vaccineIn medicine, vaccinating against a virus involves exposing a body to a weakened version of the threat, enough to build a tolerance. Social psychologists believe that a similar logic can be applied to help “inoculate” … Read more

Women’s March Now One Of The Most Peaceful Demonstrations In American History

The numbers are in, and over 3 million men and women of all backgrounds took to the streets all across the nation to protest Dumbass Trump and his incoming junta ...

A Day to Celebrate Our Power

Hey CNN, They're Called Pussyhats

Hey CNN, They're Called Pussyhats
Women around the world have reclaimed the word "pussy" as a means of empowerment now that we've elected out pussy-grabber-in-chief, but don't expect CNN to let their audience know that.

Sir Ian McKellen Knows How to Protest

The Women's Marches that took place across the globe yesterday weren't just attended by women. Sir Ian McKellen is an outspoken political activist who attended the march -and he had just the right sign for the occassion. His epic facepalm sums his feelings up exactly and invokes his geeky BFF Patrick Stewart.

‘Shame on you!’

‘Shame on you!’: Protesters chase Lou Dobbs and ‘anti-gay bigot’ McCrory down DC street
Chase right into prison where they belong.

Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer doesn’t want you to call him a Nazi:

Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer wants you to know that actually, he’s not a Nazi, but a supporter of “identity politics for white Americans and for Europeans around the world” and that the ethnic cleansing he and his allies are calling for would be the “peaceful” kind.
Tuff Titties!
A NAZI by any other name is still a NAZI.

13 States Have Laws That Will Instantly Criminalize Abortion If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned in Dumbass Trump's AmeriKKKa

Even Cops Say Police Aren't Held Accountable for Their Misbehavior

Research suggests hibernation pods for space travel may be possible

Research suggests hibernation pods for space travel may be possible


An Astronomy Photo of the Day from last year, explained as follows:
Why would the sky look like a giant fan? Airglow. The featured intermittent green glow appeared to rise from a lake through the arch of our Milky Way Galaxy, as captured last summer next to Bryce Canyon in Utah, USA. The unusual pattern was created by atmospheric gravity waves, ripples of alternating air pressure that can grow with height as the air thins, in this case about 90 kilometers up. Unlike auroras powered by collisions with energetic charged particles and seen at high latitudes, airglow is due to chemiluminescence, the production of light in a chemical reaction. More typically seen near the horizon, airglow keeps the night sky from ever being completely dark. 
Relevant sublinks at APOD.

Humans, not climate change, wiped out Australian megafauna

New evidence involving the ancient poop of some of the huge and astonishing creatures that once roamed Australia indicates the primary cause of their extinction around 45,000 years ago was likely a result of humans, … Read more

Animal Pictures