Archive | May 13, 2018

THE SPHINX—-NEWS FLASHES

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https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/mothers-day

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The Editor:   What’s going on, LL ?

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/05/12/CDC-35-people-sickened-from-salmonella-outbreak-from-eggs/9941526154063/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=6

Muckraker  Cat:   Here is a good idea.  Like every government or business says when it’s time to pay the piper ”  a little won’t hurt you “.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/699291/fukushima-nuclear-disaster-radiation-japan-tsunami-radioactive-roads

Small creatures are in the news.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/diseases-from-mosquitoes-fleas/2018/05/01/id/857716/

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/04/27/EU-bans-use-of-three-neonicotinoid-insecticides-blamed-for-bee-decline/1641524851765/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=13

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/05/02/mobile-phone-cancer-warning-malignant-brain-tumours-double/

Veterans can’t catch a break.

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/05/01/va-hospital-flies-surgeries/

Here is why the EPA needs to control/regulate insecticides, herbicides better.  It all winds up in animals and humans, including your children and grand children.

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/05/03/Study-reveals-new-type-of-communication-between-plant-cells/7921525374759/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=2

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Sakurajima Volcano with Lightning
Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Rietze (Alien Landscapes on Planet Earth)

Explanation: Why does a volcanic eruption sometimes create lightning? Pictured above, the Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan was caught erupting in 2013 January. Magma bubbles so hot they glowed shot away as liquid rock burst through the Earth’s surface from below. The featured image is particularly notable, however, for the lightning bolts caught near the volcano’s summit. Why lightning occurs even in common thunderstorms remains a topic of research, and the cause of volcanic lightning is even less clear. Surely, lightning bolts help quench areas of opposite but separated electric charges. Volcanic lightning episodes may be facilitated by charge-inducing collisions in volcanic dust. Lightning is usually occurring somewhere on Earth, typically over 40 times each second.

Tomorrow’s picture: jupiter whirl