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What Is The Speed of Dark?

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Published on 29 Jul 2014 twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce instagram: http://www.instagram.com/electricpants facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VsauceGaming SOURCES BELOW: this is the video where I talk about THE SPEED OF PUSH:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do1lm… Big thanks to Martin Archer for help with this episode:http://www.martinarcher.co.uk/ And thanks to Guy Larsen for his shadow magic:https://twitter.com/guylar music by http://www.YouTube.com/JakeChudnow and http://www.audionetwork.com shadows faster than light: http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics… http://physics.stackexchange.com/ques… http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/… making the moon brighter: http://what-if.xkcd.com/13/ sunset and earth’s shadow and ... Read More »

World’s largest solar boat on Greek prehistoric mission around the Franchthi cave

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ATHENS (AFP).- The world’s largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to find one of the oldest sites inhabited by man in Europe, an organiser said Monday. Starting on August 11, a team of Swiss and Greek scientists will seek a “prehistoric countryside” in the southeastern Peloponnese peninsula, University of Geneva researcher Julien Beck told ... Read More »

Turks Divided on Erdogan and the Country’s Direction

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About Half Support Gezi Park Protests As Turkey prepares to vote for its first ever directly elected president, a new Pew Research Center survey finds the Turkish public is divided over the main contender for the office, current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan and his party, the moderately Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP), have dominated Turkish politics for ... Read More »

Exodus: Why Europe’s Jews Are Fleeing Once Again

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The mob howled for vengeance, the missiles raining down on the synagogue walls as the worshippers huddled inside. It was a scene from Europe in the 1930s – except this was eastern Paris on the evening of July 13th, 2014. Thousands had gathered to demonstrate against the Israeli bombardment of Gaza. But the protest soon turned violent – and against ... Read More »

Ukraine crash highlights risks of standalone systems for Ankara

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Turkey’s intentions to build a Chinese long-range anti-missile system may pose security risks, analysts say, claiming the tragic shooting of a Malaysian jetliner by pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels reveal the dangers of a stanalone system that is not connected with central radar systems Military experts agree that the rebels in Ukraine who shot down a Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, may have made ... Read More »

Pussy Riot pair sue Russia over imprisonment

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Two members of the feminist group, Pussy Riot, are suing the Russian government over their imprisonment for a protest in a Moscow cathedral. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova say their prosecutions amounted to torture. They have filed a case at the European Court of Human Rights against Russia, seeking compensation. The pair are demanding 120,000 euros (£95,000) each in damages, ... Read More »

Cabinet Reshuffle, Legal Aid Residence Test and DRIP – the Human Rights Roundup

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Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular fracktastic frisson of human rights news and views. The full list of links can be found here. You can find previous roundups here. Links compiled by Adam Wagner, post by Celia Rooney. In recent weeks, the Prime Minister’s cabinet reshuffle has sparked fears of human rights reform, while Parliament has come under fire ... Read More »

What about Turkey and Cyprus?‎

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On July 20, two important incidents were reported by the Turkish Radio and Television ‎Corporation, the country’s national public broadcaster.‎ The first report covered how Turkish officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were bashing Israel, the ‎‎”oppressor,” for initiating a military operation in Gaza. Of course, there was no mention of this being a response to hundreds of rockets ... Read More »