COSMIC SETI is Going Large in the Search for Technosignatures
After decades of scanning the heavens for technosignatures, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) is about to go large. Specifically, COSMIC SETI (the Commensal Open-Source Multimode Interferometer Cluster Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) has finally finished critical integration steps that will allow them to tap into the data stream from the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array (VLA). The release notes that the new system integration will allow COSMIC SETI to scan about 40 million galactic star systems over a two-year period. Such an effort would represent the largest scan by SETI in the northern hemisphere … .
Russia says 1,026 Ukrainian marines surrendered in Mariupol
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov claimed on Wednesday that more than 1,000 Ukrainian marines had surrendered in the besieged port city of Mariupol and urged remaining forces holed up in the Azovstal steel mill to surrender. Russia’s defense ministry also claimed that 1,026 soldiers of Ukraine’s 36th Marine Brigade surrendered in the city of Mariupol, according to TASS news agency.
Finland to make decision on NATO entry in coming weeks not months
Until now, Finland and fellow Nordic state and neighbor Sweden have shied away from joining NATO, the US-led alliance founded in 1949 to counter the Soviet Union during the Cold War. But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced an urgent rethink.
‘Megacomet’ Bernardinelli-Berstein is largest ever seen, Hubble telescope confirms
A gigantic comet is actually the largest ever seen, new observations by the Hubble Space Telescope confirm. Stretching about 80 miles (129 kilometers) across, the nucleus (or solid center) of the comet, known as C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein), is larger than the state of Rhode Island, according to a statement from NASA. And it’s about 50 times larger than the average comet core.
Astronomers baffled by dramatic temperature changes on Neptune
The scientists focused on Neptune’s stratosphere — the atmosphere’s relatively stable region above the turbulent weather layer. They had expected to find it heating up on the side facing Earth as Neptune’s southern hemisphere summer, which lasts four decades, got underway. Instead, they found temperatures declining significantly.
‘Dead sunspot’ launches ball of plasma toward Earth
The “corpse” of a sunspot exploded Monday (April 11), triggering a mass ejection of solar material that is headed in Earth’s direction. The sun explosion comes courtesy of a dead sunspot called AR2987, according to SpaceWeather.com. The sunspot explosion released loads of energy in the form of radiation, which also led to a coronal mass ejection (CME)
Russia, China developing missiles to destroy US satellites
Russia and China have both been actively developing space weapons capabilities in recent years, including new anti-satellite (ASAT) missiles that could destroy U.S. satellites in orbit, a new U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report revealed on Tuesday.
Arrest Bill Gates’: Protesters confront billionaire at speaking venue
Reacting to his outsized financial support and promotion of the mRNA vaccines and the mandates, thousands of protesters on Sunday surrounded the venue where Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was scheduled to speak and called for his arrest. “He’s not elected, but he thinks he is more important than the government itself.”
Macron and Le Pen Face French Runoff With Europe-Wide Impact
President Emmanuel Macron is set to face his nationalist rival Marine Le Pen in the final round of the French election in a re-run of their 2017 contest that will reverberate across Europe.
Ukraine says it captured close Putin associate
Ukrainian forces claimed on Tuesday to have captured Viktor Medvedchuk, a fugitive Ukrainian oligarch, closely associated to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and a target of both Ukraine and U.S. sanctions.
US inflation rate hits 8.5%, a 40-year high; White House blames Putin
The U.S. inflation rate jumped to 8.5 percent in March, a level not seen in 40 years, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Tuesday. The White House said Russian President Vladimir Putin is to blame for the shocking statistics.
Chile announces unprecedented plan to ration water as drought enters 13th year
As a punishing, record-breaking drought enters its 13th year, Chile has announced an unprecedented plan to ration water for the capital of Santiago, a city of nearly 6 million. “A city can’t live without water,” Claudio Orrego, the governor of the Santiago metropolitan region, said in a press conference. “And we’re in an unprecedented situation in Santiago’s 491-year history where we have to prepare for there to not be enough water for everyone who lives here.”
Israel’s US ambassador: Bennett no longer leading Ukraine-Russia mediation
Domestic critics of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said he has lost focus on internal political considerations while taking on more international concerns, such as trying to intervene diplomatically in Russia’s nearly seven-week war with Ukraine.
Israel’s state comptroller calls to sue terrorists in civil court
Speaking at the College of Management Academic Studies, Matanyahu Englman says civil lawsuits is an effective tool against terrorism ‘the state does not use’; adds it would make terrorism ‘not profitable economically’
Senior Turkish diplomat says Iran a threat to Israel and Turkey
A senior Turkish diplomat said in an article published on Tuesday that his country, just like Israel, is threatened by Iran and its nuclear ambitions.
Rare, Record-Breaking Snow Falls in Portland, Oregon
The residents of Portland, Oregon, woke up to a rare April sight on Monday: a blanket of fresh, white snow. It was the city’s first measurable snow in April since record keeping began more than 80 years ago, according to the National Weather Service. It’s also the latest snow on record there.
Expansive storm to threaten at least 18 states with severe weather this week
A major storm system is set to produce a widespread and dangerous severe weather outbreak across the nation’s midsection through the middle of the week. The storm is likely to impact tens of millions in nearly two dozen states from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes in the days leading up to Easter, AccuWeather meteorologists say.
Tropical Storm “Megi” drops heavy rain over the Philippines, causing deadly floods and landslides
Tropical Storm “Megi” – known as Agaton in the Philippines – dropped heavy rain over the Philippines on April 10 and 11, 2022, causing deadly floods and landslides. Unconfirmed reports mention at least 25 fatalities. Megi is currently almost a stationary system, meandering in the vicinity of the Samar-Leyte area.
Cyclone Fili – Red Warnings for Heavy Rain in force for the Wairoa District and Gisborne, New Zealand
New Zealand’s MetService has updated the Severe Weather Watches and Warnings associated with Cyclone Fili – upgrading to a Red Warning for heavy rain for Tairawhiti Gisborne from 22:00 LT on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, and the Wairoa District from 13:00 LT on Wednesday, April 13. Red Warnings are reserved for the most significant and disrupting weather to communities.
Bible found opened to Psalm 106 and 107 one of few objects to survive deadliest fire in US history
When the smoke cleared, little was left intact. It was almost as if a town had never even existed there. Some broken china and a tabernacle survived the inferno. So did a Bible. The Good Book was charred by the flames and petrified by the intense heat, but found intact — and opened to Psalms 106 and 107.
California Democrats propose 32-hour work week labeled ‘job killer’ by opponents
California Democrats have proposed legislation that would mandate a four-day workweek for large companies. A bill put forward by Democratic state Reps. Cristina Garcia and Evan Low would require companies with 500 employees or more to change the definition of a work week from 40 hours to 32 hours. The bill, AB 2932, would mandate that employees receive the same level of compensation for working four eight-hour days as they would for a regular five-day, 40-hour work week.
Whilst you were distracted by Boris’s trip to Kyiv, the UK Gov. quietly published data confirming the Fully Vaccinated accounted for 92% of all Covid-19 Deaths in March
Official data published by the UK Health Security Agency confirms the fully vaccinated population accounted for a shocking 92% of all Covid-19 deaths across England throughout March,but what’s even more shocking is that 82% of those deaths were among the triple vaccinated population.
New York City Subway Shooting: Suspect Wounds 5, Possible Explosives
Five people have been shot and injured in the New York City subway system Tuesday morning just prior to 8:30 AM, according to emerging reports.
Cardiac Arrest Incidents In Athletes Post Jab Reaches Unheard Of Numbers Before ‘Safe & Effective’ Jab
According to a report from The Exposé, there have been a recorded 833 instances worldwide of athletes who’ve suffered cardiac arrest events after having received their COVID shots – with a reported 540 athletes dying from cardiac arrest as well.
Petition at Jesuit college calls bishop ‘bigoted’ for asking Catholic middle school to remove gay pride, BLM flags
A group centered at the Jesuit College of the Holy Cross are chiding the local bishop for threatening to remove the ‘Catholic’ designation of a school flying gay pride and BLM flags.
UA researchers find link between COVID deaths and snake venom
Snakes are starting to play a big role in COVID-19 research. Scientists from the University of Arizona have discovered an enzyme, similar to one found in rattlesnake venom, that could be driving COVID-19 deaths.
Video: Trans Non-Binary Teacher Says 3-Year-Old Children Should Be Taught About Sex
A self-identified trans non-binary teacher took to social media to denounce the Florida bill that bans teaching kids about sexual identity and sexual acts from kindergarten to 3rd grade.
FDA is ‘purposely hiding facts’ about COVID jab safety ‘problems’ from public, says former official
‘It’s pretty clear today there are both safety and efficacy problems with vaccines and boosters,’ wrote David Gortler, the former senior adviser to the FDA commissioner for drug safety.
Austrian priests, deacons publicly oppose COVID jab mandates: ‘The Church cannot remain silent’
The clergy decried the ‘climate of suspicion and denunciation’ in Austria since the start of COVID, adding how the Church ‘must be unequivocally on the side of the oppressed and the needy.’
Jan 6 Defendant ACQUITTED on All Charges After Convincing Judge He “Reasonably Believed” Capitol Police Let Him Into the Building
On Wednesday, a January 6 defendant was acquitted on all charges after convincing a federal judge that he “reasonably believed” he was let into the Capitol building by U.S. Capitol Police Officers.
Maryland Democrats override governor’s veto, enact bill to let non-doctors perform abortions
Maryland will now spend $3.5 million to train non-doctors to perform abortions, after the state legislature overrode the governor’s veto on a bill to expand abortion access.
Mayorkas’ Leaked Title 42 Plan: Ensure Migrants Get ‘Any’ Way to Stay
Border chief Alejandro Mayorkas is directing that economic migrants get every opportunity to stay once the Title 42 barrier is removed — regardless of the huge damage he inflicts on ordinary Americans.
Will Americans and Canadians be ‘Shanghaied’ by their authoritarian, China Centric governments?
Will Americans and Canadians someday be ‘Shanghaied’ by their authoritarian governments? As Fox host Tucker Carlson points out Shanghai—where more than 25 million citizens held in lockdown, are starving to death—is literally “hell on earth”. Nothing digital about the Shanghai Lockdown because it’s a nightmarish reality.Could the same fate await North America?
‘We’re starving to death’: Locked-down Shanghai residents shout at visiting gov’t leader
During Chinese vice premier Sun Chunlan’s recent visit to Shanghai, she was met with the cries “There’s no food left!” and “We’re starving to death!” from locked-down residents shouting from their apartment windows.
Report: Biden has sent $1 billion to Afghanistan since Taliban terrorists took over
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, has reported in a column at the Gatestone Institute that Joe Biden has dispatched $1 billion of American taxpayer money to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
Parking Lot Of Vessels Worsens At Chinese Ports As COVID Shutdowns Spark Nightmare
A parking lot of vessels are waiting outside China’s largest ports as the country experiences the biggest COVID-19 outbreak in two years continues to spread amid extended lockdowns in Shanghai.
Hacking Humans, Defying God: Klaus Schwab and Yuval Harari
You’ve almost certainly heard of Klaus Schwab by now. You know, the creepy guy who looks and sounds like a Bond-movie villain which would be amusing if it weren’t so deadly true. The man seems to have a very “anti-human” agenda, if I can put it that way. He celebrates COVID-19 and his beloved “Great Reset” and he oozes creepiness.
Armed soldiers storm Catholic cathedral in Burma looking for ‘guns’
Armed soldiers stormed a Catholic cathedral in Burma (Myanmar) on April 8 claiming they were looking for guns as the country’s ongoing bloody conflict continues.