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THE FACTNET BLOG: Public Interest News & Dialog

The Factnet Blog: Public Interest News & Dialog



Submitted by adminx on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 21:47 18 MAR 2014 by Miriam Kramer

The first direct evidence of cosmic inflation — a period of rapid expansion that occurred a fraction of a second after the Big Bang — also supports the idea that our universe is just one of many out there, some researchers say.

GRAVITATIONAL WAVES DETECTED: Ripples in Space-Time Revealed

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 21:27

CNN Tech 18 MAR 2014 by Elizabeth Landau

There's no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be.

If the discovery holds up to scrutiny, it's evidence of how the universe rapidly expanded less than a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang.

Big Data is WATCHING YOU!!!

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:52

For the individual, understanding how things work is important. A purchase, online or in person, is a tacit agreement allowing the retailer and credit card company to collect and save data about the transaction and match it with other data they have about you.

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. do not consider you their customer. You are their product. Their customers are advertisers. Everything you post, comment, like, tweet, or pin becomes the property of the site. It can or will be used to serve the advertisers. Each app you install might track you in some way as well.

Exposing Scientology... FLAG DOWN 2014 - May 5th-10th Clearwater, Fl.

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 13:58


FLAG DOWN 2014 is a five-day conference in Clearwater, Florida, USA in May 2014 where ex-members and critics will expose the fraud and abuse of the Scientology cult. May 5th-9th will be the conference and May 10th will be the mega-protest.

This is a joint enterprise between Irish, Clearwater, and many other critics.


Submitted by adminx on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 13:07

The Hill 13 MAR 2014 by Nancy Kopp (Maryland State Treasurer)

As the world grapples with the increasing environmental and economic impacts of climate change, many U.S. government agencies have key roles to play. For example, the EPA must address limits on carbon emissions and FEMA must respond to the needs of those devastated by increasing extreme weather events. But there's another federal agency with a crucial role and it may surprise you: the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

GLOBAL WARMING: Confronting the Realities of Climate Change

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 10:49

Union of Concerned Scientists

Sea level rise is accelerating. The number of large wildfires is growing. Dangerous heat waves are becoming more common. Extreme storm events are increasing in many areas. More severe droughts are occurring in others


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