Oxford Creates Fake Rhino Horn

White rhino numbers have bounced back to more than 20,000 individuals compared with fewer than 100 in the early 20th Century
White rhino numbers have bounced back to more than 20,000 individuals compared with fewer than 100 in the early 20th Century

We’re used to thinking of fakes and forgeries with disdain, but a new innovation from the University of Oxford looks set to buck that trend: fake rhinoceros horn. read more

Barr to Release FISA Report

Please don’t let it be a nothing burger!

from the Daily Caller: 

AG William Barr Says Release Of FISA Report Is ‘Imminent’

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Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that the release of an inspector general’s report on FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign is “imminent.”

Multiple news outlets reported Tuesday that Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general, has invited witnesses interviewed in connection with the investigation to review portions of the forthcoming report. The step is routine in investigations conducted by inspectors general, and typically signals that the release of the report is near. read more

A Secret Ballot to Remove Trump?

I never thought of this, but I can almost see this kind of thing happening. Just anonymously vote the big oaf out of office and then lie to your constituents by saying you don’t know how this could’ve happened – “I voted to keep him.” And then get reelected, which is all most of them really care about anyway.

from Conservative Review:

Removing Trump by Senate secret ballot would be a disaster for our republic

 

Shadow of unknown man in Capitol Building

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Could the United States Senate use a secret ballot to remove President Donald Trump from office? Possibly, but it would be an absolutely terrible idea.

An article published Tuesday at Politico Magazine floats the idea, noting that Senate procedure allows the upper chamber to set its own rules for trying impeachment and that a bloc of just three Republicans could potentially force the issue. read more

Drone Can Check for Crack in Structures

The hexacopter uses a pen in its pressure-sensing arm to write the Shenyang Institute of Automation's initials (SIA) on a glass wall
The hexacopter uses a pen in its pressure-sensing arm to write the Shenyang Institute of Automation’s initials (SIA) on a glass wall
Meng Xiangdong

Glass-clad skyscrapers need to be inspected on a regular basis, in order to ensure that the glass panes are securely attached and undamaged. Doing so might soon become much quicker and safer, with a little help from a special drone. read more

Piers Morgan Takes Out the View

The former CNN host and unapologetic leftist, Piers Morgan, has become a great defender of president Donald Trump. Now he exposes the women of The View, after a visit from Donald Jr, as the lying radical harpies that they are. Good for him!

from the Daily Mail:

PIERS MORGAN: In one brutally ballsy talk-show appearance, Donald Trump Jr. gave us a stunning View of barefaced lying liberal celebrity hypocrisy – and it wasn’t a pretty sight

Even before Donald Trump Jr. appeared on The View yesterday, liberal celebrities were howling their fury.

Will and Grace actress Debra Messing, who hasn’t stopped hysterically raging about all things Trump for the past four years, was incensed the President’s son was even allowed to go on at all.

‘Why would you bring him on?’ she tweeted the ABC show’s Twitter account. ‘You trying to be ‘balanced’?’

You could almost feel the bile laced all over her lips as she spat out the dreaded b-word. read more

Predicting Lightning Strikes

The system is currently about 80-percent accurate
The system is currently about 80-percent accurate

Given how deadly and destructive lightning can be, it would certainly be good to know in advance where and when it was going to strike. A new artificial intelligence-based system could help, utilizing nothing but standard weather-station data. read more

WND Exclusive – Climate Alarmists are at it Again

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

And this time they’re serious!

The Climate Change hoaxers seem to have the pedal to the metal, as “11,000 scientists warn of ‘untold suffering’ caused by climate change.”

CNN asks, very sincerely: “How many scientists does it take to convince the world to take climate change seriously?”

In my view, a lot more 11,000 scientists/researchers/activists. We are just supposed believe them and follow them blindly, and without question, down the road to the destruction of our way of life, as they claim climate change is caused by the “excessive consumption of the wealthy lifestyle.” read more

An Unsinkable Metal?

An "unsinkable" metal floats on top of water, thanks to being superhydrophobic
An “unsinkable” metal floats on top of water, thanks to being superhydrophobic
University of Rochester/J. Adam Fenster

Superhydrophobic materials, which are excellent at repelling water, can be extremely useful for a whole range of reasons, both obvious and not-so-obvious. They can prevent ice from building up on surfaces, make electronics waterproof, make ships more efficient or keep people from peeing in public. Now engineers have found a quirky new use for superhydrophobic materials – making “unsinkable” metals that stay floating even when punctured. read more

The History of Veterans Day

from Military.com:

Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, reports the Department of Veterans Affairs.

What’s more, some Americans don’t know why we commemorate our Veterans on Nov.11. It’s imperative that all Americans know the history of Veterans Day so that we can honor our former service members properly.

A Brief History of Veterans Day

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.'” As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans. read more