Archive for June 8th, 2022

June 8th, 2022 - 11:26 pm § in Misc.

Mountain rescue in the Jetpack age (video)

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June 8th, 2022 - 10:34 pm § in Misc.

A brief history of the world’s highest mountain

In the Middle Ages, Teide (12,188 feet), a volcano in the Tenerife Islands, was the world’s highest mountain. The Swiss Alps apparently hadn’t been noticed yet. For several centuries, Chimborazo (20,549 ft.) was the world’s highest mountain, or so people thought. Why wouldn’t[...]

June 8th, 2022 - 4:45 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

GOP opposed this judicial nominee because she helped free innocent people

Nina Morrison, a lawyer who “spent the last 20 years being the senior litigation counsel at the New York-based Innocence Project, an organization focused on exonerating wrongly convicted people through DNA testing,” was confirmed to a federal judgeship by a 53-46 vote on Wednesday, June [...]