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October 1st, 2021 - 10:31 pm § in Biden, China, Foreign Affairs

China’s jet fighter incursions into Taiwan airspace keep escalating

“China sent 38 warplanes into the skies around Taiwan on Friday, the highest number of Chinese military aircraft to breach the island’s Air Defense Identification Zone in a single day since Taipei began publicly reporting such activities last year,” CNN reported on Friday night, Oc[...]

October 1st, 2021 - 9:42 pm § in Humor, Misc.

Astronomy isn’t for everyone

You can spend $77,000 on this instead. Make: Ford; model: 2021 Mustang Shelby GT-500. If your fiancĂ©e makes you choose between it or a fancy diamond ring for her, you know what to do. Don’t kill yourself with it. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 1st, 2021 - 9:29 pm § in Misc., Science

The ignorant stargazer’s guide to monthly payments

This is Friday Science Night (I’ve already posted two astronomy articles in a row), so you may be wondering by now how to get your own feet wet. (Go barefoot, silly!) I’m here to help. “The Webb Space Telescope [if it ever gets off the ground — ed.] will generate incredible i[...]

October 1st, 2021 - 8:39 pm § in Science

Was the Big Bang a cannon?

The artist’s drawing below seems to suggest it was. Most people, though, probably imagine it as a huge explosion at a point in space from which everything was flung outward and is still going. That’s why they call it the “Big Bang,” right? (Not everyone does, see article here[...]

October 1st, 2021 - 8:05 pm § in Science

A brief history of the universe

Read article here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 1st, 2021 - 12:15 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Idaho’s smackdown of an election conspiracy theory

The election conspiracies are absurd, and the people promoting them are crazy. It’s time to say so. Take, for example, Idaho, a deep-red state that voted 2-to-1 for Trump. That didn’t stop conspiracy promoters from claiming the vote tallies in all 44 counties were electronically manipula[...]

October 1st, 2021 - 11:13 am § in Law and Courts

How to beat Texas’ anti-abortion law

Even though abortion is still a constitutional right, for now, the media give the impression Texas’ law against it is unassailable in the courts. For example, The Hill noted (here) the law’s novel approach of “private enforcement has thrown up procedural obstacles to” legal c[...]