Author: Mike Zin

Shifting Earth axis

Global warming is now affecting the way earth wobbles on its polar axis. A new NASA study, which has focused on Greenland’s melting ice sheet and Antarctica’s ice sheet and changes in global hydrology, has found that earth’s axis is shifting at a slow pace. According to a study published on Friday in the journal Science Advances, melting ice sheets, especially in Greenland, are changing the distribution of weight on Earth. And that has caused both the North Pole and the wobble, which is called polar motion, to change course. Scientists and navigators have been accurately measuring the true...

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Dave Mirra Dead At 41 From Apparent Suicide UPDATE

Dave Mirra Dead At 41 From Apparent Suicide North Carolina resident and BMX icon Dave Mirra is dead at 41. Greenville police said they responded to a call for an apparent suicide around 4 p.m. on Thursday. Upon arrival to the home on Pinewood Road, officers found Mirra with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to police, Mirra was visiting friends in the area before the incident. ‘We mourn the loss today of a great friend and wonderful human being who touched the lives of so many around the world with his gift,’ said City of Greenville Mayor Allen...

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Chesapeake murder-suicide ends with six dead (UPDATE)

Chesapeake murder-suicide ends with six dead Six people are dead following an apparent murder-suicide in the Deep Creek section of Chesapeake. According to reports, the suspected shooter in this case is named Cameron Dooley. The source says the victims  in the Chesapeake murder-suicide were Cameron’s grandmother Doris Dooley, his father Todd Dooley, his mother Lori Dooley, his sister Brooke Dooley and brother Landon Dooley. According to Kelly O’Sullivan with Chesapeake Police, officers were called to the 2300 block of Wildwood Road around 3:35 p.m. Wednesday to check on the welfare of a person. When they arrived officers found one person dead inside the home....

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Mean Joe Greene Coca Cola ad Duo Reunite (VIDEO)

Mean Joe Greene Coca Cola ad Can you believe it’s been nearly 40 years since a 9-year-old fan shared his Coca-Cola with Pittsburgh Steelers star “Mean” Joe Greene in one of the most famous commercials in Super Bowl history. Now the unlikely duo are reunited in a new video honoring the iconic ad and their enduring bond, reports PEOPLE. In the new Mean Joe Greene Coca Cola ad clip, which was shot for the upcoming Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2016 special on CBS, the NFL legend and the all-grown-up Tommy Okon meet at Apogee Stadium in Denton, Texas. As the two reminisce about...

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Zebra stripes Not Actually For Camouflage Finds Study

Zebra Study: Why Zebras Have Black And White Stripes: New Study Says Not For Camouflage A new study done by the University of Calgary and UC Davis has led to some new thoughts on the purpose of Zebra stripes. The general thought has always been the stripes were used for camouflage, but it turns out that might not be the case. “The most longstanding hypothesis for zebra striping is crypsis, or camouflaging, but until now the question has always been framed through human eyes,” said the study’s lead author, Amanda Melin, an assistant professor of biological anthropology at the University of Calgary, Canada. “We, instead, carried out a series of calculations through which we were able to estimate the distances at which lions and spotted hyenas, as well as zebras, can see zebra stripes under daylight, twilight, or during a moonless night. Past thoughts and studies on zebra stripes were based on what humans see, but Amanda Melin, an assistant professor of biological anthropology at the University of Calgary, Canada has decided to look at these stripes from a new view. Using careful calculations, the study looked at the zebra stripes from distances lions would use in daylight, twilight and moonless nights. It turned out that the stripes would not help hide the zebra by breaking up the outline, by the time lions were close enough to actually see...

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