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Off the South Carolina coast, archaeologists believe they have discovered the remains of the "Planter," a Confederate steamer that was commandeered by its African-American crewmen, who then turned the ship over to the Union Navy.

http://archaeology.org/news/2042-140418-planter-gunboat-smalls
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Red Moon, Green Beam
Image Credit & Copyright: Dan Long (Apache Point Observatory) - Courtesy: Tom Murphy (UC San Diego)
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This is not a scene from a sci-fi special effects movie. The green beam of light and red lunar disk are real enough, captured in the early morning hours of April 15. Of course, the reddened lunar disk is easy to explain as the image was taken during this week's total lunar eclipse. Immersed in shadow, the eclipsed Moon reflects the dimmed reddened light of all the sunsets and sunrises filtering around the edges of planet Earth, seen in silhouette from a lunar perspective. But the green beam of light really is a laser. Shot from the 3.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory in southern New Mexico, the beam's path is revealed as Earth's atmosphere scatters some of the intense laser light. The laser's target is the Apollo 15 retroreflector, left on the Moon by the astronauts in 1971. By determining the light travel time delay of the returning laser pulse, the experimental team from UC San Diego is able to measure the Earth-Moon distance to millimeter precision and provide a test of General Relativity, Einstein's theory of gravity. Conducting the lunar laser ranging experiment during a total eclipse uses the Earth like a cosmic light switch. With direct sunlight blocked, the reflector's performance is improved over performance when illuminated by sunlight during a normal Full Moon, an effect known as the real Full Moon Curse.
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It's a first in the animal kingdom. Among a group of cave-dwelling Brazilian insects, the females use a specialized sex organ to penetrate the males. Scientists say that their lives challenge everything we thought we knew about sexual selection.
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Freshman year I got closed out of Embryology and instead took Biology of Lower Invertebrates.I saw the most phylogenetically primitive sexual behavior: A hydra grows appendages and when one of these appendages hits another hydra, they exchange genetic material. Even without a partner, though, the hydra grows anyway. This is also the "lowest" animal to engage in extracellular digestion. It has a layer of epithilial (surface) cells and a layer of endothelium, and it envelopes its nutrients inside the cavity formed by these cells. So these tiny creatures, in ponds and in the runoff from melting snow in the Niagara Frontier, invented sex and eating, and are not even clearly male.
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Yup! QED. :)
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"All the martyrs in the history of the world are not sufficient to establish the correctness of an opinion. Martyrdom, as a rule, establishes the sincerity of the martyr, — never the correctness of his thought. Things are true or false in themselves. Truth cannot be affected by opinions; it cannot be changed, established, or affected by martyrdom. An error cannot be believed sincerely enough to make it a truth." -Robert G. Ingersoll

Image source: "Real-life Crucifixions, self-flagellation and throwing women into rivers: Six of the strangest Easter traditions from around the world" http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2607322/Six-weirdest-Easter-traditions-held-world.html#ixzz2zG1WdJ3e
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Waitta minute, waitta minute! Do not mess with the bunny! I love me some chocolate eggs!
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+Matt Bell Some do! But we know we aren't going to hell if we do.
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Dlaczego religia jest zła? Hmm - ciężko o jedną odpowiedź, ale może to pomoże:
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(or Religia - czyli źródło zła). //English// It happens from time to time that I have to answer that retarded question if I have any evidence that religion is evil, harmful or that it strips people...
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+John Schonher What do you mean by "catholic" in Catholic food centre? It means that the food centre has the parasite of Catholicism embedded within it. People going there will get infected with Catholicism.
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I'm a fifty-something woman in Napier, New Zealand. I'm an agnostic atheist, anti-theist, secular Zionist, Bright, secular Humanist and Transhumanist (formerly born-again Christian).
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