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September 20th, 2020 - 11:06 am § in America, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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News and commentary from a center-left perspective To return to the Front Page, click on “Blog” in upper left corner This website contains news collected from media sources, our commentaries, politics, short movies, and offbeat humor. Directly below are the stories we’re highlighting and t[...]

September 16th, 2020 - 8:00 am § in Environment, Misc., Science

Fire threatens Mt. Wilson observatory

A brush fire authorities called “suspicious” is burning near California’s Mount Wilson observatory, and a charred body believed to be that of a teenager who’d threatened self-harm was found in the area. Read story here. The observatory, which houses multiple telescopes, inclu[...]

September 15th, 2020 - 11:12 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment, Politics, Science

Trump’s war on science

“A defining trait of Donald Trump’s presidency is his incessant destruction of reason, evidence and science in the service of his personal whims, conspiratorial mindset and political requirements.” Read story here Huge chunk of Greenland ice sheet breaks off Read story here Return to The-Ave.[...]

September 14th, 2020 - 12:09 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Science

Toxic Flag Syndrome

A single exposure to the US flag shifts support towards the Republican Party for up to eight months (T. J. Carter et al. Psychol. Sci. 22, 1011–1018; 2011). There is scant evidence that incidental cues in the environment significantly alter people’s political judgments and behavior in a [...]

August 23rd, 2020 - 9:11 pm § in Humor, Politics, Science

BREAKING NEWS — Asteroid to destroy earth a day before election

“An asteroid known as 2018 VP1 is headed straight to Earth” and “could hit on November 2, 2020, according to the Center for Near Earth Objects Studies (CNEOS) at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory,” numerous news sources reported on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. Read story he[...]

August 18th, 2020 - 11:20 pm § in Misc., Science

Third hottest temperature?

The 130º F recorded at Furnace Creek, Death Valley, on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, will be the 3rd hottest reading in human history and a new August mark if verified, according to the World Metereological Organization. The world record of 134º F also was at Furnace Creek (why’d they name it that?[...]

August 14th, 2020 - 2:07 am § in Humor, Science

3-Minute Movie: “The Black Hole”

This is a morality tale, the moral being: Don’t mess with forces you don’t understand.[...]

August 8th, 2020 - 2:31 am § in America, Donald Trump, Economics, Politics, Science

The journey from FDR’s “New Deal” to Trump’s raw deal

FDR, faced with America’s worst economic crisis, didn’t know what to do. He threw spaghetti at the wall to see what would stick. Some ideas spawned by his “brain trust” were failures; others, like Social Security, were spectacular successes. Before the economy had recovered, [...]

August 4th, 2020 - 5:12 pm § in Misc., Science

New analysis suggests D. B. Cooper splashed down in the Columbia River

A scientist using an electron microscope to study biological material on the D. B. Cooper cash found in a Columbia River sandbar in 1980 by a boy camping with his family says the money couldn’t have been in the water for more than a few months, ruling out an early FBI theory that Cooper jumped[...]

August 3rd, 2020 - 4:51 pm § in America, Science

WHO warns of “long road back”

“The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, and the road to normality would be long,” and “exhorted all nations to rigorously enforce health measures such as mask-wearing,[...]