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Sunday, July 14, 2019

"You wouldn't assume that anything buried for hundreds of years would be viable," said La Farge, who researches mosses at the University of Alberta. In 2009, her team was scouring Teardrop's margin to collect blackened plant matter spit out by the shrinking glacier. Their goal was to document the vegetation that long ago formed the base of the island's ecosystem. "The material had always been considered dead. But by seeing green tissue, "I thought, ‘Well, that's pretty unusual,' " La Farge said about the centuries-old moss tufts she found. read more


TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A 69-year-old man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire, authorities said. read more


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Ask about Jeffrey Epstein on St. Thomas and rooms go quiet. Some people leave. Those who share stories speak in barely audible tones. The 66-year-old billionaire bought Little St. James Island off this U.S. Caribbean territory more than two decades ago and began to transform it -- clearing the native vegetation, ringing the property with towering palm trees and planting two massive U.S. flags on either end. When guides took scuba divers to spots near the island, security guards would walk to the water's edge. read more


The National Weather Service kicked off a wave of questions, jokes and frenzied speculation on Thursday with a tweet about a series of orbs floating over the Kansas City area. Amidst a wave of sightings, the agency's Kansas City office tweeted: "We honestly have no explanation for the floating objects over Kansas City". read more


If you watch enough science fiction movies (Close Encounters) or TV shows (The X-Files), one thing might become abundantly clear: The government is possibly lying to civilians about aliens. Now, people are taking matters into their own hands. More than 400,000 people have signed on to a Facebook event pledging to raid Nevada's Area 51, a site long believed to be a secret alien holding site, on a mission to finally "see them aliens." read more


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