October 2015

A total of 267 candidate mayors in Bulgaria?s October 25 2015 mayoral and municipal elections had worked for the country?s communist-era secret service State Security, according to a check by the Dossier Commission. A list compiled by website desebg.com from the Dossier Commission report found that the largest number of former State Security people was […]

All the ?cool? and ?hip? ?science? and ?viral news? aggregators are reporting on a magical mushroom that results in ?earth shattering? orgasms that occur in half the women who smell it. What is this all about? It reeks of exaggeration if not outright falsity. But it?s based on a journal article so that lends it […]

The fatal shooting of a migrant by Bulgarian Border Police was a tragic accident, while the police just doing their job and did not intend to kill the migrant, meaning neither medals nor their resignations are in order, Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said. Borissov commented on the incident on October 17, the second day after […]

Greek lawmakers voted early Saturday 154-144 to pass the legislation required to unlock a tranche of loans worth 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion). The instalment is part of a bailout agreement with eurozone lenders, under which Athens must implement public spending cuts and tax hikes in order to receive 86 billion euros over three years. […]

In the New Republic‘s fall issue, contributing editor and Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson explores how the emerging black intelligentsia is embracing social media and technology to shape American thought. On Thursday, October 15, the New Republic is bringing this conversation to life, with a discussion with a bevy of black thinkers, including Dr. Dyson, Ebony […]

Today?s ?Most Read? story on NJ.com?s page is about a ridiculous so-called sighting of the Jersey Devil. The story is even trending on Facebook now as several more news outlets have picked it up. The original story came through an email to Paranormal Corner columnist Kelly Roncase, a paranormal investigator. Her columns are breezy and […]

We are back again to do what we do best, totally bust an inflated story that the tabloids pass off as sensational news. It?s obvious they do NO checking or investigation of the stories, they simply repeat what silly story they make up or are fed from a dubious source. This time, Marcus Hemmler from Group of […]

October 16th, 2015 2:12pm Posted In: Press Notes An East-West rivalry over Russian natural gas pipelines could erupt in the European Union as Poland seeks allies against the expanded Russia-Germany energy route. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline has ruffled feathers among Eastern European countries, which believe the new pipeline plans threaten to reduce their own financial resources […]

Event Summary State and local politicians, especially those whose communities have suffered from the recent spike in extreme weather events, have been far quicker than Congress to embrace and implement meaningful climate change policies. Are these case studies and pockets of success enough to achieve broad-scale climate action in the coming years? What will it […]

The buzz is about KIC 8462852: Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look. Source: The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy ? The Atlantic ?It looked like the kind of thing you might expect an alien civilization […]

When a penthouse apartment in One57 sold for over $100 million last year, it broke the record for Manhattan?s most expensive apartment. A steel-and-glass luxury apartment tower rising one thousand feet in Midtown, One57 is one of the most visible additions to the New York skyline. Shortly after it was completed New York magazine?s architecture […]

Nilüfer Demir/AFP/Getty Images Nilüfer Demir’s photograph of Aylan Kurdi, the drowned Kurdish-Syrian three-year-old boy who washed up on a Turkish beach. In early September, Nilüfer Demir’s photographs of Aylan Kurdi, the drowned Kurdish-Syrian three-year-old boy who washed up on a Turkish beach in his family’s desperate attempt to escape the Syrian war, appeared on the […]

October 14th, 2015 1:42pm Posted In: Press Notes Some market participants have expressed skepticism about the need for the proposed 7 Bcm MidCat gas pipeline between Spain and France, given expected LNG supply and the current size of the Spanish network. The MidCat pipeline project is set to be built through the Catalan Pyrenees by […]

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