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Tests show the wells are contaminated with toxic heavy metals from Duke Energy's coal ash dumps.
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It will be a nice afternoon around the area with a few high clouds. Tonight and tomorrow there will be more clouds around. Check out Jason's forecast tonight on KRDO NewsChannel 13 at 5, 6 and 10 to see what tomorrow's forecast looks like. - Jay Polk, StormTracker 13.
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In the USA you need a warrant to access mobile data --- right?
 
Should handing over your phone passcode be required by law?
Technically Incorrect: A Quebec resident believes his cell phone is personal. So when Canadian border agents wanted to search it, he says no.
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Federal officials said they were investigating a cellphone video posted on YouTube that shows a law enforcement officer grabbing what appears to be a recording device from the hands of an onlooker and kicking it...
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This idiot is chair of the Senate Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee!?!
 
NASA Administrator Gives Rafael Cruz An Epic Lesson In How Science really Works...

"Sen. Ted Cruz thinks NASA should spend less time studying the planet and more time finding ways to go out into space.
Cruz (R-TX), who is chair of the Senate Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee, addressed his concerns at a hearing Thursday on the $18.5 billion budget request for NASA’s fiscal year 2016. There, he asked NASA Administrator Charles Bolden what Bolden thought NASA’s “core mission” was.
“Our core mission from the very beginning has been to investigate, explore space and the Earth environment, and to help us make this place a better place,” Bolden said.
Cruz wasn’t satisfied.
“Almost any American would agree that the core function of NASA is to explore space,” he said. “That’s what inspires little boys and little girls across this country … and you know that I am concerned that NASA in the current environment has lost its full focus on that core mission.”"

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#RafaelCruz   #NASA   #ClimateChange  
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NASA: "Ancient Mars Had a Vast Ocean Covering Half Its Northern Hemisphere"

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A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories, measured water signatures in the Red Planet’s atmosphere. Scientists have been searching for answers to why this vast water supply left the surface.

“Our study provides a solid estimate of how much water Mars once had, by determining how much water was lost to space,” said Geronimo Villanueva, a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and lead author of the new paper. “With this work, we can better understand the history of water on Mars.”
Perhaps about 4.3 billion years ago, Mars would have had enough water to cover its entire surface in a liquid layer about 450 feet (137 meters) deep. More likely, the water would have formed an ocean occupying almost half of Mars’ northern hemisphere, in some regions reaching depths greater than a mile (1.6 kilometers).

The new estimate is based on detailed observations made at the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile, and the W.M. Keck Observatory and NASA Infrared Telescope Facility in Hawaii. With these powerful instruments, the researchers distinguished the chemical signatures of two slightly different forms of water in Mars’ atmosphere. One is the familiar H2O. The other is HDO, a naturally occurring variation in which one hydrogen is replaced by a heavier form, called deuterium.

By comparing the ratio of HDO to H2O in water on Mars today and comparing it with the ratio in water trapped in a Mars meteorite dating from about 4.5 billion years ago, scientists can measure the subsequent atmospheric changes and determine how much water has escaped into space.
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  • WCU, NC
    Computer Science, 1993 - 1995
  • Brevard High, NC
    1980 - 1984
  • Brevard Middle, NC
    1977 - 1980
  • Pisgah Forest Elementary
    1974 - 1977
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I am a tech blogger from Western NC. My wife and I love to cruise.
I am trying to get more involved with my blog The Rob Blog but I have a 4 year-old and ...
I used to read a lot more than I do now but I like classics like; Poe, O Henry, Steinbeck and Wolfe. But I like other authors like; King, Straub, Koontz and (of course) Douglas Adams.
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I have three grown children and am now the proud (but exhausted) father of a five year old. We love to travel and would like to visit as many places as possible.
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Abilene, KS - Hendersonville, nc - Western NC - Brevard, NC - San Benito, TX - Brevard, NC - Salina, KS - Packwood, WA - Lakewood, FL - Wichita, KS
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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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In the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, a shy young hobbit, Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), inherits a s

Mozilla Introduces the First Browser Built For Developers: Firefox Devel...
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Developers are critical to the continued success of the Web. The content and apps they create compel us to come back to the Web every ...

School resource officer punches student while trying to break up fight
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Cameras were rolling when a school resource officer punched a student while trying to break up a fight at a Colorado Springs high school Thu

Antivaccine wingnuts, stay away from my Halloween Kit Kats and Reese’s!
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Grant deadline today, which means I didn’t have time to produce yet another scintillating epic for my not-so-super-secret other blog. I did,

Saudi Preacher Fayhan al-Ghamdi Released After Raping and Killing Daught...
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Al-Ghamdi was sentenced to eight years in prison for raping and killing five-year-old daughter Lama; he claims he 'doubted her virginity'.

Italian Scientists Appeal Absurd Conviction for Quake Deaths | WIRED
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This month in Italy, three judges have a chance to undo the Kafkaesque nightmare that has ensnared some of the country’s top scientists for

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Watch the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens From Space | WIRED
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Next year will be the 35th anniversary of one of the largest eruptions to occur on U.S. soil since the nation was founded: the May 18, 1980

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Mom fights Facebook's censoring of child's "bum photo"
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A swimsuit photo of her two-year-old daughter got a North Carolina woman temporarily locked out of her Facebook account

Did the U.S. Dept of Ed mock poor students?
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Federal agency apologizes for a tweet that seemed to taunt needy students, but some are defending it

Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core - environment - 12 June ...
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A huge expanse of water trapped in a layer of the Earth's mantle could help explain the origin of our oceans

Most Stunning Railway in the World (PHOTOS) - weather.com
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Thee Chanaral-Llanta-Potrerillos rail line traces the stunning landscapes of Chile.

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A major breakthrough in teleportation was announced this week, but don't expect Dr. Spock to appear in a glittering beam with sound effects

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die
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The reviews of this hotel are very unfair. If you cannot abide by simple rules and act like an adult, you should look elsewhere. The staff at this hotel are very protective of the guest's and the owner's. ANYONE breaking the rules is not welcome. Some of the rules are in place because they are ILLEGAL and could cause legal troubles for the owner's as well as causing the guest's to feel unsafe and harm the hotel's reputation if they were allowed to continue. There is a park with a play area for smaller kids, a fort, a climbing/obstacle play area, and a basketball court across the street that even has a small creek running through the middle. The entrance to Garden of the Gods is literally walking distance from the hotel and the view of Pikes Peak from the front of the hotel is a gorgeous site. The rooms come with a microwave and mini-fridge and the lobby has free coffee all day. The hotel is non-smoking but has an area for traditional smokers and a gazebo for 'other'. Manitou Springs is a small town with lots of tourists but have been called a 'little hippy town' and are proud of it. Go west out of town and you are going up into the Rocky Mountains with the entrance to Pikes Peak only a few miles away. Historic Old Colorado City is a few miles away to the east and a few miles more and you are in downtown Colorado Springs. Within driving distance you have; Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods, Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway, Colorado Wolf And Wildlife Center, Dinosaur Resource Center, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Manitou Cliff Dwellings & Museums, as well as the town of Manitou Springs itself. You can rent mountain bikes, horse's, ATV's or bicycle's. There is golfing, hiking, mountain climbing, rafting, sight seeing, zip line tours, many dozens of restaurants, crafts, art and shopping. There is yoga, messages, salons, spa's, as well as mineral springs. The hotel has weekly rates that are very reasonable and have families/individual's that 'live' there temporarily. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful time when we stayed and are planning to return trip for a longer stay. The only reason I did not give five stars is because the beds were firm and I like soft beds.
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reviewed a year ago
My son had a great time. The food was good but there were very few seats available because it was very crowded. There were tons of games and they only take one token apiece. It was a very surreal experience and would caution anyone that does not do 'kid activities' to be prepared for the noise, kids, lights and the overall experience (especially the birthday parties).
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We love Papas and Beer! Try the Papas Fajitas with a frosted mug of beer on tap... Get there early for lunch or dinner because you will not be able to find a table. They are always packed.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
We shop at Goodwill's from Asheville to Hendersonville and this is by far the best. They have the best selection, the staff doesn't act as tho' they would rather be anywhere else and the selections are more reasonable priced. The items are in better shape than donated items at other stores (I don't really know why that is)
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago