Thursday, September 8, 2016

Stranger News, Sept. 8th, 2016

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Tribal News 
* "The History pf the Emeryville Mudflat Scuptures" (2016, ) pg.1 [], pg. 2 [], pg. 3 []
The Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures were an anonymous folk art sculpture garden that utilized trash and driftwood as its medium for public art. Considering how it was constructed and the materials used, its power and intent were ultimately to make art by any means necessary. All these identities mingled in the mudflats to create a contemporary representation of who the people of the Bay Area were in the 1960’s and 70’s. As the 80’s ushered in a new conservatism characterized by the policies of then President Reagan, the window of creative output on the Emeryville Crescent began to close. As mysteriously as they came to be, the Emeryville Mudflat Sculpture Garden slowly faded out of the consciousness of Bay Area landmarks.


* "Real life superheroes fighting crime on the streets" (2016-07-21, []
* "Superheroes spreading to Sacramento from Bay Area" (2012-03-22, []
* "Enter: A Superhero: The Ray Faced Down Cops to Help Occupy, But His True Mission Is Darker" (2011-12-14, []


Stranger News
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* "5th force of nature possibly discovered, US physicists say" (2016-08-16, []

* "Science of kindness? Generosity linked to specific part of brain, study says" (2016-08-16, []

Evidence for rapid evolution and adaptation is documented among Tasmanian Devils.
* "Darwinian hope for Tasmania's tumour-ravaged devils: study" (2016-08-30, AFP newswire) []

* "Brain scans show dogs know what humans are saying: Study" (2016-08-30, UPI Newswire) []

* "Fish scales-powered pacemaker? Scientists transform biowaste into energy harvester" (2016-09-07, [], illustration caption; Fabrication of flexible BPNG from bio-waste FSC.


Space News

* "Carbon brought to Earth 4.4bn years ago in planetary smash - study" (2016-09-06, []

* "PLANKTON found in space: Sea creatures are discovered living on the exterior of the ISS
Russian space officials confirmed the plankton were living on the ISS; Sea plankton were not carried by the craft as they aren't native to Baikonur in Kazakhstan, where the Russian modules of the station blasted off; Plankton may have been blown there by air currents, Russia claims; Organisms were able to survive without oxygen in sub zero temperatures; Discovery made during a routine space walk to clean the ISS' windows" (2014-08-19, []

* "NASA building ‘space habitats’ near the moon" (2016-08-16, []

* "New studies provide unexpected insights into dwarf planet Ceres" (2016-09-01, []
* "Sulfur, Sulfur Dioxide and Graphitized Carbon Observed on Asteroid For First Time" (2016-09-01, []
* "Ceres: The tiny world where volcanoes erupt ice; ASU scientist investigates how volcanic activity has reshaped the face of Ceres" (2016-09-01, []

* "NASA robot may find 'clues to origin of life' on near-Earth asteroid" (2016-09-07, [], video []

* "Coming to your solar system soon: A rendezvous with an asteroid" (2016-09-01, [] [begin excerpt]: Bennu has what we believe to be some of the most primitive, organic-rich material that exists in our solar system,” said Scheeres. “We think it was initially distilled out of gas during the dawn of the solar system, which is the main reason it was chosen for the mission.
* "Rendezvous with an asteroid" (2016-08-31, University of Colorado at Boulder) []: A group of University of Colorado Boulder researchers is readying for NASA’s Sept. 8 launch of a spacecraft to a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu, thought to harbor primordial material left over from the formation of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.

* "Pluto's Methane Snowcaps on the Edge of Darkness" (2016-09-01, []

* "New Horizons Spies a Kuiper Belt Companion" (2016-09-01, []:
NASA's New Horizons is doing some sightseeing along the way, as the spacecraft speeds toward a New Year's Day 2019 date with an ancient object in the distant region beyond Pluto known as 2014 MU69.
New Horizons recently observed the Kuiper Belt object Quaoar ("Kwa-war"), which - at 690 miles or 1,100 kilometers in diameter - is roughly half the size of Pluto.
This animated sequence shows composite images taken by New Horizons' Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) at four different times over July 13-14: "A" on July 13 at 02:00 Universal Time; "B" on July 13 at 04:08 UT; "C" on July 14 at 00:06 UT; and "D" on July 14 at 02:18 UT. Each composite includes 24 individual LORRI images, providing a total exposure time of 239 seconds and making the faint object easier to see.
New Horizons' location in the Kuiper Belt gives the spacecraft a uniquely oblique view of the small planets like Quaoar orbiting so far from the sun. When these images were taken, Quaoar was approximately 4 billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) from the sun and 1.3 billion miles (2.1 billion kilometers) from New Horizons.
With the oblique view available from New Horizons, LORRI sees only a portion of Quaoar's illuminated surface, which is very different from the nearly fully illuminated view of the KBO from Earth. Comparing Quaoar from the two very different perspectives gives mission scientists a valuable opportunity to study the light-scattering properties of Quaoar's surface.
In addition to many background stars, two far away galaxies - IC 1048 and UGC 09485, each about 370 billion times farther from New Horizons than Quaoar - are also visible in these images.
Unlike the galaxies and stars, Quaoar appears to move across the background scene due to its much closer distance. Other objects which appear to move in these images are camera artifacts.
In June, the New Horizons mission received the go-ahead to fly onward to 2014 MU69 - considered one of the early building blocks of the solar system - with a planned rendezvous of Jan. 1, 2019.


* "The Genesis Project: New life on exoplanets; Physicist Claudius Gros on the journey of an automated gene laboratory to celestial bodies outside our solar system" (2016-08-31, []

* "Home from home: Scientists may have discovered an Earth-like planet with water" (2016-08-16, []

* "Aliens speaking? Mysterious signals from sun-like star intrigue astronomers" (2016-08-30, []
* " ‘Alien cliques’ may be keeping Earth isolated - study" (2016-09-02, []

Ancient News

At the Community Museum (Museo del Pueblo) of Guanajuato is a collection of artifacts displaying people with skull shapes similar to that found among the mummies of the central Andes mountains in South America.

* "MEXICO AND ATLANTIS" (2000-09, by Lawrence Freeman) []

* "Invented Knowledge: False History, Fake Science and Pseudo-religions" (2009 by Ronald H. Fritze) [begin excerpt]:
The discovery of the Americas revived interest in the story of Atlantis with some people speculating that the Native Americans were Atlantean refugees. Others went further and identified North America as Atlantis or a remnant of Atlantis with the Native Americans as the survivors of the cataclysm that devastated the lost continent (Note 58). Beliefs in the Native Americans as Atlantean refugees and in Atlantis as America moved from learned culture to popular culture as advances in science and history discredited the Atlantis myth. Other hypotheses about Indian origins appear in the wake of Columbus' voyages. One of the earliest and most persistent hypothesis claimed that Native Americans were descendants of Carthaginian colonists. Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes first proposed it in 1535, basing his contention on the mistaken belief that Aristotle credited the Carthaginians with the discovery of a great island in the Atlantic Ocean about 590 BC. Oviedo's hypothesis quickly attracted other Spanish supporters such as Alejo Vanegras de Bustos, whose Primera parte de las differencia de libros q ay en el universo (1540) claimed that both Phoenician and Carthaginian settlers were responsible for populating the Americas. Francisco Lopez de Gomara, secretary to Hernan Cortes and chronicler of the early Spanish empire in the Americas, added a new aspect to the Carthaginian hypothesis in his Historia general de las Indias (1552). He suggested that the Carthaginian explorer Hanno discovered the Americas during his explorations down the west coast of Africa around 490 BC (Note 59). The Carthaginian hypothesis proved popular among Spanish writers and was picked tip by writers from other nations. The Portuguese explorer and historian Antonio Galvao in 1555 wrote a history of the exploration of the world that mentioned the Carthaginian settlement of the Americas in 590 bc (Note 60). It was an obvious choice for early modern Europeans to suggest the Carthaginians as the discoverers and settlers of the Americas. They were an intrepid seafaring people and their great city of Carthage was founded in 814 BC by Phoenicians from the city of Tyre, another accomplished seafaring people. Early modern Europeans would have been very familiar with the Carthaginians because of their epic wars with Rome from 264 to 165 BC. At the same time, because detailed knowledge about the Carthaginians was not available, they were also a mysterious people which actually made them more plausible as the ancestors of Native Americans. Other Spanish writers repeated the Carthaginian hypothesis of Oviedo: Vanegras de Bustos and Lopez de Gomara along with that undiscriminating enumerator of theories about pre-Columbian visitors, Gregorio Garcia, whose Origen de los indios del nuevo mundo e Indias occidentales appeared in 1607. [end excerpt]

* "The Atlantic in World History" (2013, by Karen Ordahl Kupperman), review of the book (.pdf) [] [begin excerpt]: Was it possible that Atlantis had not actually sunk, but that the ancients had merely lost contact with it? As mariners who ventured westward during the fifteenth century encountered more and more islands in the vast ocean, it seemed reasonable that perhaps Atlantis remained to be rediscovered. The lost continent even appeared on some European maps in this period. Could the American lands that Europe-ans had come to know only at the end of the fifteenth century actually be the site of that vanished culture? Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes, who wrote one of the earliest histories of the Indies, connected the newly discovered lands to Atlantis in the 1530s. The Reverend Richard Hakluyt, who collected travel accounts and was one of the first great promoters of English colonization, wrote that the ancients had had some knowledge of America and referred to "my Western Atlantis or America."' In 1607 a Spanish Dominican priest, Gregorio Garcia, pointed to the many Mexican words containing the letters "ad" in com-bination, particularly in religious language, and argued that this linguis-tic evidence proved a connection to Atlantis.

* "The Gospel of Philip" (translated by Wesley W. Isenberg) [] [begin excerpt]:
As for the Wisdom who is called "the barren," she is the mother of the angels. And the companion of the [...] Mary Magdalene. [...] loved her more than all the disciples, and used to kiss her often on her mouth. The rest of the disciples [...]. They said to him "Why do you love her more than all of us?" The Savior answered and said to them,"Why do I not love you like her? When a blind man and one who sees are both together in darkness, they are no different from one another. When the light comes, then he who sees will see the light, and he who is blind will remain in darkness." [end excerpt]

* "The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife; A hotly contested, supposedly ancient manuscript suggests Christ was married. But believing its origin story—a real-life Da Vinci Code, involving a Harvard professor, a onetime Florida pornographer, and an escape from East Germany—requires a big leap of faith" (2016-06, []
* "Karen King Responds to ‘The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife’ ; The Harvard scholar says papyrus is probably a forgery" (2016-06-15, []
* "The Reaction to Karen King’s Gospel Discovery; When a divinity scholar unveiled a papyrus fragment that she says refers to Jesus’ “wife,” our reporter was there in Rome amidst the firestorm of criticism" (2012-11, []
* "A Harvard professor made ‘The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ famous. Now she thinks it’s likely a fake" (2016-06-21, []

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