Massive Aztec human skull rack found in Mexico City - Yahoo News

"Dug up behind the capital's colonial-era cathedral, the as yet partially uncovered skull rack was likely built between 1485 and 1502 and may have been about 112 feet (34 meters) long and 12 meters (40 foot) wide, lead archeologist Raul Barrera said."

Sampling Enceladus: Is Earth Ready for Pieces of Saturn Moon's Plumes?

"In 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft discovered that geysers blast from Enceladus' south polar region, sending material from the ice-covered moon's subsurface ocean far out."

First State Legalizes Taser Drones for Cops, Thanks to a Lobbyist - The Daily Beast

"It is now legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to fly drones armed with everything from Tasers to tear gas thanks to a last-minute push by a pro-police lobbyist."

The Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in Physics | Open Questions

"No matter how astrophysicists crunch the numbers, the universe simply doesn't add up. Even though gravity is pulling inward on space-time — the "fabric" of the cosmos — it  keeps expanding."

NRA sues over Seattle's adoption of 'gun violence tax' - Yahoo News

"SEATTLE (AP) — Three gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association, sued the city of Seattle on Monday over its adoption of a so-called "gun violence tax," a tax on firearms and ammunition designed to help offset the financial toll of gun violence."

TOM HARRIS: Global warming: Deceptive temperature record claims - Washington Times

" They also know that calculating so-called global average temperatures to hundredths of a degree is irrational."

What Would Happen if a Massive Solar Storm Hit the Earth?

"We all know that major storms can wreak havoc, flooding cities and decimating infrastructure. But there’s an even bigger worry than wind and rain: space weather. If a massive solar storm hit us, our technology would be wiped out. The entire planet could go dark."

Barack Obama’s quiet war on oil - Elana Schor - POLITICO

"The newest phase of Obama’s environmental agenda has the oil and natural gas industry in its crosshairs, with plans to curb greenhouse gas pollution from rigs and refineries, tighten oversight of drilling on public lands and impose a strict ozone limit that industry lobbyists slam as “the most expensive regulation ever.”

Suit Alleges U.S. Environmental Policy Harms Children | National Law Journal

"Prominent California plaintiffs firm Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy has filed a lawsuit alleging that the U.S. government has deprived "future generations" of their constitutional rights by allowing climate change to occur."

Democrats talking about having Gore run for U.S. president: BuzzFeed - Yahoo News

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some insiders in the Democratic party are discussing having former Vice President Al Gore make another run for U.S. President, BuzzFeed reported on Thursday, adding that the man who won the popular vote in the 2000 presidential election has not taken any steps toward entering the current race."

Explosion rocks Chinese city of Tianjin - video | World news | The Guardian

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‘Soon, Very Soon You Will See’: Pro-Islamic State Hacking Group Issues Chilling Warning to America |

"When asked exactly what could be expected to be seen “soon,” the member replied, “you will see when US military and government personnel start getting beheaded in their homes.”

Opponents of City’s Recently Passed ‘Gun Violence Tax’ Say It’s Meant to ‘Run Gun Stores Out of Seattle’ | Video |

"Gun shop owners believe the tax — $25 for each firearm and between 2 to 5 cents for each round of ammo — will hurt their businesses."

My Way News - Hold it! San Francisco uses paint to fight public urination

"SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Public urination has gotten so bad in San Francisco that the city has painted nine walls with a repellant paint that makes pee spray back on the offender."

After nuke deal, European companies rush into Iran to sell tools of oppression | Fox News

"But Iran’s misuse of European technology is not limited to heavy construction machines. In 2008, the then-joint Finnish-Germany venture Nokia-Siemens sold Iran’s regime sophisticated surveillance equipment. After Iranian protesters flooded the streets in the 2009 “Green Revolution” to denounce the country’s fraudulent presidential election, Iran’s regime used the monitoring technology to disrupt Internet, Twitter and mobile communications among demonstrators."

Nabisco to cut Chicago jobs, send some work to Mexico

"Mondelez International (Nabisco) will lay off half of its 1,200 employees in its bakery on Chicago’s Southwest Side after deciding to make a major investment in a Mexico plant rather than its long-standing facility here."

Judge's ruling allows open carry of guns in elementary school |

"Genesee Circuit Judge Archie Hayman on Monday, Aug. 10, ruled in favor of Kenneth Herman, who filed the lawsuit March 5 in Genesee County Circuit Court against the Clio Area School District after he was denied access to Edgerton Elementary multiple times while attempting to pick up his daughter because he was open-carrying a pistol."

FBI: Middle Eastern Men Intimidating U.S. Military Families In Colorado & Wyoming « CBS Denver

"“On numerous occasions family members of military personnel were confronted by Middle Eastern males"

Archaeologists discover giant prehistoric monolith at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea

"At the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, archaeologists uncovered a 10,000-year-old man-made monolith that they believe is evidence of a prehistoric civilization. The rock monument's colossal size (12 meters, or about 39 feet in height) suggests that quite a few people would have been needed to move it"

What The Heck Is This Thing On Mars?

"The photo shows a stone formation in front of what may be a kind of cave. Some say it looks a bit like a crab monster straight out of a science fiction tale. "