New class of chemical reaction discovered

New class of chemical reaction discovered

From Science Daily A new study led by Michael P. Burke, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has identified the significance of a new class of chemical reactions involving three molecules that each participate in the breaking and forming of chemical bonds. The reaction of three different molecules is enabled by an “ephemeral […]

Karakoram glaciers growing in spite of global warming

Karakoram glaciers growing in spite of global warming

From Technocracy News Scientists are forced to face the fact that weather is more complicated than just heating up because of increased CO2 in the atmosphere. Things like wind and ocean patterns and solar conditions. Man’s influence is minuscule by comparison. ⁃ TN Editor A summer ‘vortex’ of cold air over the Karakoram, a large mountain range […]

Last-minute solar eclipse travel tips

Last-minute solar eclipse travel tips

From Travel Pulse Travelers are making last-minute plans as they gear up for the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21. Flights and hotels to and in destinations located in the path of totality are booking up quickly. Rates are climbing as demand outpaces supply. Luckily, travAlliancemedia President and CEO Mark Murphy has some ideas […]

Rapid City, South Dakota, gateway to the West, Mount Rushmore

Rapid City, South Dakota, gateway to the West, Mount Rushmore

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Rapid City, South Dakota, is where the west begins. It is here, in the western part of what was once mostly empty Dakota Territory, where the Great Plains of the upper Midwest gradually give roll to the volcanic Black Hills, a place sacred to the American Indians for centuries, and thus a fitting place […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Fiat Spider new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Fiat Spider new car review

By Eric Peters Is there room enough for two of basically the same thing? It depends how different they are. Back in the ’70s, GM was able to successfully sell two iterations of the same thing – the Chevy Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird. They both sprang from a common “F” platform – and had near-identical frames, […]

Transportation as a “service”

Transportation as a “service”

By Eric Peters Car ownership will soon be a thing of the past, some say. Some wish. Instead of buying a car every so often and driving that car for a period of years – and owning the car – people will simply tap an app and rent a car by the hour or day; whatever their need […]

Eric Peters: Doomed – Honda S2000 (1999-2009 RIP)

Eric Peters: Doomed – Honda S2000 (1999-2009 RIP)

By Eric Peters Race cars make terrible street cars – but every now and then, one will be offered for sale to the general public. Usually, briefly. L-88 Corvettes with lumpy solid lifter cams and three Holley two barrel carbs. SD-421 Catalinas with acid-dipped frames. Cobra R Mustangs with Tremec five-speeds, no insulation or AC […]

James Srodes: ‘Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War’ book review

James Srodes: ‘Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War’ book review

LINCOLN AND THE ABOLITIONISTS: JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, SLAVERY, AND THE CIVIL WAR By Fred Kaplan Harper, $28.99, 366 pages Myths die hard. None have resisted truth more than the fables that sprang up after Abraham Lincoln’s death launched his hagiography as The Great Emancipator of the roughly four million African-Americans held as chattel slaves. History […]

Martin Rubin: ‘The Murder of the Romanovs’ book review

Martin Rubin: ‘The Murder of the Romanovs’ book review

It is nearly a century since Nicholas II, Czar of All the Russias until his abdication in March 1917, was murdered along with his wife, four daughters, hemophiliac son, his doctor and assorted servants in the cellar of a house in Ekaterinburg, a city east of the Ural mountains. But if ever there was a […]