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Secret space plane lands at US air force base after unknown two-year mission
A top-secret space plane landed Friday at an air force base on the southern California coast.
The plane spent nearly two years circling Earth on a classified mission. Known as the X-37B, it resembles a mini space shuttle.
Just what the plane was doing during its 674 days in orbit has been the subject of sometimes spectacular speculation.
Sphinx unearthed from 1923 Cecil B. DeMille movie set
Buried beneath the shifting sands of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes is a story of Biblical proportions.
In 1923, legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille built an epic Egyptian dreamscape on California’s Central Coast for the silent black-and-white movie “The Ten Commandments.”
Twenty-one giant sphinxes lined a path to an 800-foot-wide temple. Legend has it that after the filming was done, the set was too expensive to move and too valuable to leave for rival filmmakers to poach – so DeMille had it pushed into a trench and buried.
Mexico: protests gather pace with fate of student teachers still unknown
Pressure continues to mount on the Mexican authorities to find 43 student teachers who disappeared three weeks ago in the southern city of Iguala, many of them after being arrested by local police.
Thousands marched through the resort city of Acapulco on Friday calling for the return of the students alive in the latest in a series of protests around the state of Guerrero, where the events happened, as well as in other parts of the country and abroad.
The case of the disappeared students has become a powerful symbol of the broader failure of municipal, state and federal authorities to contain the influence of organised crime in Guerrero, with striking parallels evident in several other parts of the country.
Expert on vulnerability of Japan’s nuclear plants to volcanoes: ‘They’re not safe’
After the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, Japanese regulators enacted tougher safety requirements. Last month, they announced the Sendai nuclear power plant in southern Japan had passed those tough requirements and predicted there would be no major volcanic eruption in the area over the next 30 years, when the reactors reach the end of their lifespan.
But now, a well-known volcanologist is disputing the regulators’ conclusions,…
Crude oil train disclosures raise risk of attack, regulators told
Information about rail shipments of crude oil should be kept secret because of potential threats from foreign terrorists and environmental extremists, two rail industry trade groups argued to federal regulators in an August document that was made public this week.
Last week, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency released records on Bakken crude oil shipments across that state. The agency was ordered to do so by the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records.
The open records office rejected the railroads’ arguments, calling them “conclusory” and “self-serving.”
The Forgotten OPR Report Exposing the White House Role in Torture Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel
DailyDirt: How Clean Are Our Chickens? Michael Ho, Greentech@Techdirt
A Peach Of A Problem Charles E. Pierce, Esquire’s Politics Blog
Why Ebola spread in Dallas: Americanism riverdaughter, The Confluence
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