10 Ways The Dead Can Help The Living After They Are Gone

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10 Ways The Dead Can Help The Living After They Are Gone10 Ways The Dead Can Help The Living After They Are Gone

Since the dawn of mankind, we have always had a healthy respect for the dead. We worshiped them and buried them with jewels and gold. We built mausoleums and designed headstones so that our memories of the deceased would never fade. We memorialized them in paintings and statues—anything to keep our loved ones with us […]

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Nobody moove! Cow causes chaos at Indian airport

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First it was monkeys and rabbits. Now a cow has forced flights to be diverted from Ahmedabad airport and Indian authorities said Friday human negligence may have had a role. The brave bovine crept past security at a cargo gate at the airport in India's Gujarat state to stray near the runway sparking a rodeo chase with guards. A flight from Abu Dhabi and a cargo plane had to be diverted to Mumbai after one of the pilots spotted the beast. The arrival of five domestic flights and several departures were also delayed. Aviation sources said airport security guards and fire officials struggled for more than 90 minutes to move the cow away from the runway. The cow had entered from near the cargo gate of the airport. The security personnel with sticks and air guns chased the animal away," one source said. Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport and other Indian airports have had previous troubles with disrespectful animals. In February last year, an IndiGo flight at Ahmedabad was delayed on the takeoff strip because of rabbits on the runway. In November 2016, a Chennai-bound plane had to abort take off after some monkeys were spotted on the runway. Two years earlier, a Delhi-bound flight from Surat hit a stray buffalo on the runway a few seconds before take-off. The Airport Authority of India has ordered an inquiry into the latest incident. The AAI chairman has asked the Ahmedabad airport director to ascertain possibility of any human negligence in the incident. Directives have been given to take stringent steps to avoid any such occurrences in future," said an AAI statement.
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Deep, buried glaciers spotted on Mars

Deep, buried glaciers spotted on Mars

Buried glaciers have been spotted on Mars, offering new hints about how much water may be accessible on the Red Planet and where it is located, researchers said Thursday.

Although ice has long been known to exist on Mars, a better understanding of its depth and location could be vital to future human explorers, said the report in the US journal Science.

Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need," said co-author Shane Byrne of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson.

A total of eight ice sites, some as shallow as a few feet (one meter) below the surface, and going as deep as 100 meters or more, have been exposed by erosion.

These underground cliffs, or scarps, appear "to be nearly pure ice," said the report.

The discovery was possible due to images and data sent by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), launched in 2005.

The probe's first find of water on Mars was published in Science in 2010.

But now, scientists realize that ice is more widespread than previously thought, said lead author Colin Dundas, a geologist at the US Geological Survey in Flagstaff, Arizona.

There is shallow ground ice under roughly a third of the Martian surface, which records the recent history of Mars," he said.

What we've seen here are cross-sections through the ice that give us a 3-D view with more detail than ever before.

The ice contains bands and color variations that suggest it was formed layer by layer, perhaps as snow accumulated over time, leading to ice sheets.

Researchers believe the ice formed relatively recently, because the sites appear smooth on the surface, unpocked by craters that would be formed by celestial debris smashing into the planet over time.

But just how and when they formed remains unclear.

The cliffs are located in the northern and southern hemispheres of Mars, at a latitude of 55 to 58 degrees, which on Earth would be similar to Scotland or the tip of South America.

These regions slip into a frigid darkness during the Martian winter and would not be a suitable site for a long-term human camp.

However, they are not as treacherous as the poles, and if a sample could be drilled from one of the glaciers, researchers could learn plenty about Mars' climate and the potential for life on Earth's neighboring planet.

If you had a mission at one of these sites, sampling the layers going down the scarp, you could get a detailed climate history of Mars," said MRO deputy project scientist Leslie Tamppari of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

It's part of the whole story of what happens to water on Mars over time: Where does it go? When does ice accumulate? When does it recede?

NASA plans to send the first human explorers to Mars by the 2030s.

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10 Modern Torture Chambers

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10 Modern Torture Chambers10 Modern Torture Chambers

Think torture is a relic of the Dark Ages? Think again. Torture for sadistic gratification, information extraction, and punishment is intimately woven into the human experience. Even today, horrific acts of torture occur every day in all corners of the globe. Due to the unseemly elements and tools required, torture is often conducted in specially

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Pakistan Claims India 'Distracting' It From Counter-Terror Efforts

Pakistan Claims India 'Distracting' It From Counter-Terror Efforts

The briefing by the Foreign Office comes as the US in recent days stepped up efforts to put pressure on Pakistan to do more to combat terrorism

Pakistan today claimed that India was "distracting" it from counter-terrorism efforts as it briefed foreign diplomats on the country's credentials amid criticism by the US for providing safe havens to

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