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Asteroid Cancer Killer

Iridium, a rare metal brought to Earth by asteroids, has been found to be an effective...
Iridium, a rare metal brought to Earth by asteroids, has been found to be an effective cancer-killer(Credit: Shad.off/Depositphotos)

Over 65 million years ago, an asteroid some 10 km (6 mi) wide crashed into the Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs. Strangely, the legacy of this huge space rock could include a treatment for cancer after scientists from the UK and China demonstrated that iridium – a rare metal delivered to Earth by the asteroid – can be enlisted to kill cancer without harming healthy cells. read more

Bernie Sanders is a Wealth of Bad Ideas

from IBD:

Bernie Sanders Wants Jeff Bezos To Pay For The Welfare State — What Could Go Wrong?

Bernie Sanders, who never held a steady job until he started getting paid by taxpayers, thinks Amazon should pay its workers more. And if it doesn’t, he wants to tax Amazon for each “underpaid” employee, to finance government benefits. Even Bernie’s friends think he’s off the rails.

Sanders, never one for subtlety, calls his new bill the “Stop BEZOS Act.” It would impose a tax on each worker employed by any company that hires more than 500 people. The tax would cover 100% of the cost of whatever federal benefits those workers or their families might also be getting. read more

Hypersonic Space Plane

Artist’s impression of the release of an upper-stage from a next-generation SABRE-powered reusable launch vehicle
Artist’s impression of the release of an upper-stage from a next-generation SABRE-powered reusable launch vehicle(Credit: REL)

Hypersonic travel, and maybe even a new type of orbital launcher, has come closer to reality after Boeing and Rolls-Royce today announced substantial investments in the British advanced propulsion systems company Reaction Engines Limited (REL). read more

Defunct Ringling Bros. Circus Finds a New Home at the Senate Hearings

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Yes, there were Elephants and Donkeys and an over abundance of clowns. And although I didn’t see a bearded lady, she may have been in the audience with the other rabble-rousers. However, today the bearded lady would more likely be classified as transgender – Grizzly Adams in a dress.

Those viewing this train wreck will learn little about supreme Court Candidate Brett Kavanaugh, beyond that he is the second coming of Darth Vader. The democrats will see to that. In other words this is an entirely scripted event, right down to the radical leftist protestors.

From what I understand, there was/is a long line of loud obnoxious protesters standing in the hallway adjacent to the hearing chamber just waiting for their turn to gain entrance and disrupt the supposed proceedings. When one gets hauled away, there is another to take their place. And all orchestrated by desperate democrats.

And I don’t know this for sure, but I’ll wager that some, if not all are paid protesters – bought and paid for by the usual suspects like, whom else but George Soros, through one of his many Open Society shell organizations. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Augmented Reality Tank

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New technology promises to give tankers an unprecedented view of the battlefield around themwithout exposing them to lethal enemy fire. Camera systems, often linked to VR headsets, can provide soldiers with a real-time view of the world outside their tank, eliminating the often severely restricted view tankers are forced to fight with. read more

Ben Sasse’s Schoolhouse Rock

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Something constructive actually happened during the first day of Senate hearings on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.

Senators from both sides of the aisle got a chance to speak. Most speeches were just bloviating nonsense. However one was most certainly not.

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse (R), actually took the time, not to preach, but to educate.

I’ve not been a huge fan of Sasse in the past, but I have new found respect for this politician who knows how are government was originally supposed to work and how it became the purposely dysfunctional mess we see today. And he was able to effectively communicate this for all to understand.

This is an absolute must-see for anyone who, A: doesn’t understand the function of the three branches of government – the Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial, and B: doesn’t fully grasp exactly how we ended up so far afield from the founder’s vision of federalism.

This video is one of the most productive uses of 11 minutes and 50 seconds I can think of, and I encourage you to consider having your children watch with you.

Enjoy the video – I did: read more

WND Exclusive – California’s Next Stupid Idea: 100% Clean Energy

Let’s pass a federal law to end all poverty by the year 2040. That will fix everything.

Oh wait – we already have hundreds of laws attempting to eradicate poverty that were instituted several decades ago. Funny thing – we still have poverty, and at about the same percentage as when the war on poverty began over a half a century ago.

It’s a clear example of the fact just because the government passes a law, it doesn’t magically make it so.

But that’s what leftists do. They see a perceived problem, which usually isn’t, and then set about to pass a law or regulatory mandate to “fix” a problem that isn’t. read more

Pop Up Homes

The SysHaus took just 28 days to assemble

The SysHaus took just 28 days to assemble

Homes that come in easy-to-assemble flat-packed components are gaining in popularity, and a new one to pop up in São Paulo, Brazil is undoubtedly one of the more impressive we’ve seen. As the first SysHaus from the local startup of the same name, the dwelling took less than a month to construct and was designed with sustainability in mind, right down to its tasteful, low-maintenance garden surrounds. read more

I Must Disagree with Mollie’s Dad

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Mollie Tibbetts’s dad, Rob Tibbetts, wrote an Op-Ed for the Des Moines Register this past Saturday. It was heart-felt and obviously written by a Dad who adored his daughter and wishes to shield his family from further pain.

That being said, this may be the most ill-advised article I’ve ever written and will probably land me in some hot water, but I none-the-less feel compelled to write it. So here we go.

Rob Tibbetts writes that, “At the outset, politicians and pundits used Mollie’s death to promote various political agendas. We appealed to them and they graciously stopped. For that, we are grateful. Sadly, others have ignored our request. They have instead chosen to callously distort and corrupt Mollie’s tragic death to advance a cause she vehemently opposed.”

I get that, which is why it’s difficult for me to publically disagree and take issue.

First, there are dirtbags on the right who really are died-in-the-wool white supremacists and racists, and wish everyone who isn’t white to get gone. That’s too bad, but this being a free country, they have every right to their own opinions, no matter how vile. read more

A Lego Bugatti?

The test drive of the Lego Chiron took place at the Ehra Lessien proving grounds in...
The test drive of the Lego Chiron took place at the Ehra Lessien proving grounds in Germany(Credit: Lego Technic)

A bit too late to order a coveted Bugatti Chiron? More of a do-it-yourselfer? Why not make one from Lego Technic parts? That’s what Lego has done, building a full-sized, functioning Chiron almost entirely from Legos, right down to the powerplant. It may not be fast, but it’s really dang cool. read more