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Most Americans Approve of How Trump Is Handling North Korea Following Summit

Most Americans Approve of How Trump Is Handling North Korea Following SummitBut they don't think North Korea will dismantle its nuclear program

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:25:34 -0400
Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before Greek philosopher was born, say experts

Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before Greek philosopher was born, say expertsThe builders of Britains ancient stone circles like Stonehenge were using Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before the Greek philosopher was born, experts have claimed. A new book, Megalith, has re-examined the ancient geometry of Neolithic monuments and concluded they were constructed by sophisticated astronomers who understood lengthy lunar, solar and eclipse cycles and built huge stone calendars using complex geometry One contributor, megalithic expert Robin Heath has even proposed that there exists a great Pythagorean triangle in the British landscape linking Stonehenge, the site from which the Preseli bluestones were cut in Wales, and Lundy Island, an important prehistoric site. Pythagoras discovery that the sum of the areas of two squares on the sides of a triangle will add up to the area of a square on hypotenuse has been used for millennia to help builders attain perfect right-angles. Stonehenge in 2750 BC with the four marker stones picked out Credit: Will Gethin The new book, published today to coincide with todays summer solstice, shows how within one of Stonehenges earliest incarnations, dating from 2750BC, there lies a rectangle of four Sarsen stones which when split in half diagonally forms a perfect Pythagorean 5:12:13 triangle. The eight lines which radiate from the rectangle and triangles also perfectly align to important dates in the Neolithic calendar, such as the summer and winter solstices and spring and autumn equinoxes. They also mark Imbolc, the ancient date for the beginning of Spring on February 1, Beltane, or May Day, lammas, the start of the wheat harvest and Samhain, October 31 which traditionally marked the time when cattle were brought down from summer pastures and slaughtered for the winter which has become Halloween. A bird's eye view of Stonehenge showing the rectangle and Pythagorean triangles Credit: Will Gethin Contributor and editor John Matineau, said: People often think of our ancestors as rough cavemen but they were also sophisticated astronomers. They were applying Pythagorean geometry over 2000 years before Pythagoras was born. We see triangles and double squares used which are simple versions of pythagorean geometry. And then we have this synthesis on different sites of solar and lunar numbers. Summer solstice 2018 gallery We think these people didnt have scientific minds but first and foremost they were astronomers and cosmologists. They were studying long and difficult to understand cycles and they knew about these when they started planning sites like Stonehenge. I do feel very sad that visitors to Stonehenge are not told anything about the astronomical alignments, even when they are very simple to explain. Nearly two miles north-east of Stonehenge, stood Woodhenge, which was also constructed using a 12:35:37 triangle. Stonehenge was a huge observatory aligned to the movement of the Sun, Moon and planets Credit: Patrick Eden / Alamy Pythagorean triangles have also been found at Avebury, the inner ring of the Druid Temple in Inverness, Castlerigg in Keswick, Cumbria, Barbrook, in Derbyshire, Borrowston Rig, on the Scottish borders, and Daviot B, in Aberdeenshire. Consequently many stone circle were not fully circular but have geometry derived from Pythagorean triangles often in whole numbers of Megalithic yards (2.72 feet) which were probably laid out using ropes and pegs. Mr Heath added: The phrase a length of time may originally derive from an epoch when the length of a ruler, rope or set measure actually represented a time perioda technique manifested within many megalithic structures, which enshrine the time periods of the Sun and Moon. Sites like Avebury also contain the triangles Credit: Will Gethin The huge stones of Stonehenge were also once surrounded by 56 wooden posts or stones which could be used for predicting eclipses as well as showing the position of the Sun and the Moon and the lunar phases. And the bluestone horseshoe in the centre is thought to contain 19 stones to represent the number of years it takes for the Sun and Moon metonic cycle to go full circle and reset. The authors believe that much of the knowledge was lost following the rise of Christianity in Britain. Robin Heath claims important sites in Britain are also linked by triangles Credit: Robin Heath These days its seen as hippy dippy or New Age, but actually its a colossal omission to the history of science that we dont see these monuments for what they are, added Mr Heath. People see the Neolithic builders of Stonehenge as howling barbarians, when they were very learned and it has been forgotten. Megalith is published by Wooden Books.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:00:00 -0400
Police: Bear that mauled searcher likely killed Alaska hiker

Police: Bear that mauled searcher likely killed Alaska hikerANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Authorities in Alaska's largest city said they believe the same brown bear killed a hiker who had gone missing and attacked a volunteer who was looking for him Wednesday.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:47:21 -0400
President Trump's Tweet Just Made It Harder for the House to Pass an Immigration Bill

President Trump's Tweet Just Made It Harder for the House to Pass an Immigration Bill"What is the purpose of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate"

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:32:08 -0400
Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change views

Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change viewsSAN FRANCISCO (AP) Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died at 46.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:35:24 -0400
Dead plankton, stunned fish: the harms of man-made ocean noise

Dead plankton, stunned fish: the harms of man-made ocean noiseHuman-caused ocean noise and its dangers to marine life are the focus of meetings at the United Nations this week, a victory for advocacy groups that have long warned of the problem. - What are the causes of ocean noise? Advocacy groups focus on seismic airguns, which are used by oil and gas interests to find reserves on the ocean floor.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:44:04 -0400
'He Might Change His Mind in Minutes or Hours.' Migrant Mothers React to Trump Ending Border Separations

'He Might Change His Mind in Minutes or Hours.' Migrant Mothers React to Trump Ending Border SeparationsOne woman hadn't seen her son in more than a month.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:33:59 -0400
Japan Is Canceling Evacuation Drills Meant to Prepare Civilians for North Korean Missiles

Japan Is Canceling Evacuation Drills Meant to Prepare Civilians for North Korean MissilesOfficials said recent diplomatic developments had reduced the threat of missile strikes

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 03:19:21 -0400
Elon Musk Shoots for Mars And Strains His Balance Sheet

Elon Musk Shoots for Mars  And Strains His Balance SheetElon Musk Shoots for Mars And Strains His Balance Sheet

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:28:15 -0400
'Help My Sisters.' Chilling 911 Call From Teenage Girl Who Escaped the Turpin Family Details Abuse

'Help My Sisters.' Chilling 911 Call From Teenage Girl Who Escaped the Turpin Family Details AbuseA teenager recounts years of abuse she and 12 siblings suffered in a squalid house

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:02:33 -0400
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