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Maria WirthClaims about one specific person needing to be followed are not true. Yet for long, Hindus couldn’t counter it for fear of their lives. But now Hindus slowly find their feet. Many realise the immense value of their heritage and that they were cheated in believing that it has no worth. – Maria Wirth

“Why Indians had to suffer so much for the last 1000 years when they were generally good-natured and did not attack others?” someone asked Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. It was a question which troubled me too. He replied on the lines that Indians had not done their job in analysing their enemy.

Why did Prithviraj Chauhan for example let Mohammad Ghori off in spite of knowing that he had not stuck to any rules of war? The young Indian raja obviously had not analysed what made his attacker so unprincipled. He didn’t seem to be aware…

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https://phys.org/news/2019-11-climate-crumble-ancient-world-powerful.html

Climate may have helped crumble one of the ancient world's most powerful civilizations
Adam Schneider during fieldwork in Jordan. Credit: Adam Schneider/CIRES

New research suggests it was climate-related drought that built the foundation for the collapse of the Assyrian Empire (whose heartland was based in today’s northern Iraq)—one of the most powerful civilizations in the ancient world. The Science Advances paper, led by Ashish Sinha at California State University, Dominguez Hills and coauthored by CIRES affiliate Adam Schneider, details how megadroughts in the 7th century BC triggered a decline in Assyria’s way of life that contributed to its ultimate collapse.

Keep reading for a Q&A with Schneider, who was a CIRES researcher from 2015 to 2017:

Q: What role did the Assyrian Empire play in global history?

A: There are people in the archaeological community who say Neo-Assyria was the first super power in the history of the world. The Neo-Assyrian empire (912-609…

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Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 2017 video says about itself:

What Happened to the World’s Greatest Ape?

Probably twice the size of a modern gorilla, Gigantopithecus is the greatest great-ape that ever was. And for us fellow primates, there are some lessons to be learned in how it lived, and why it disappeared.

By Bruce Bower, 13 November 2019:

A tooth fossil shows Gigantopithecus’ close ties to modern orangutans

Proteins help clarify how the giant ancient ape evolved

An ancient ape that was larger than a full-grown male gorilla has now revealed molecular clues to its evolutionary roots.

Proteins extracted from a roughly 1.9-million-year-old tooth of the aptly named Gigantopithecus blacki peg it as a close relative of modern orangutans and their direct ancestors, say bioarchaeologist Frido Welker of the University of Copenhagen and his colleagues.

Protein comparisons among living and fossil apes suggest that Gigantopithecus and orangutan forerunners diverged from…

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The Extinction Chronicles

SHIRETOKO PENINSULA, Japan — Lined up along the side of their boat, the fishermen hauled a huge, heavy net up from swelling waves. At first, a few small jellyfish emerged, then a piece of plastic. Then net, and more net. Finally, all the way at the bottom: a small thrashing mass of silvery salmon.

It was just after dawn at the height of the autumn fishing season, but something was wrong.

“When are the fish coming?” boat captain Teruhiko Miura asked himself.

Teruhiko Miura, 53, captain of the Hokushin Maru, at a port in the town of Shari in Hokkaido, Japan.

The salmon catch is collapsing off Japan’s northern coast, plummeting by about 70 percent in the past 15 years. The disappearance of…

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Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video shows a snowy owl in winter in Sweden.

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Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 9 November 2019 video says about itself:

Bolivian President Evo Morales condemns an ‘ongoing coup d’etat’ against his democratically re-elected government. And, former Brazilian President Lula Da Silva addresses the nation on the 1st day as a free man after spending 580 days in jail. More on this and other stories now.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Monday, November 11, 2019

Corbyn condemns ‘appalling’ coup against Bolivia’s President Morales

JEREMY CORBYN decried the forced resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales as a coup today, condemning the army’s demand for the socialist leader to step down as “appalling.”

Mr Morales announced his resignation on Sunday night shortly after calls from the head of Bolivia’s army to step down.

In a televised address the president said he made the decision for the “good of the country,” which has seen violent anti-government protests [by, eg, policemen] since Morales’s…

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Ice Ages Blamed on Tilted Earth

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  1. https://www.livescience.com/6937-ice-ages-blamed-tilted-earth.html
Ice Ages Blamed on Tilted Earth

In the past million years, the Earth experienced a major ice age about every 100,000 years. Scientists have several theories to explain this glacial cycle, but new research suggests the primary driving force is all in how the planet leans.

The Earth’s rotation axis is not perpendicular to the plane in which it orbits the Sun. It’s offset by 23.5 degrees. This tilt, or obliquity, explains why we have seasons and why places above the Arctic Circle have 24-hour darkness in winter and constant sunlight in the summer.

But the angle is not constant – it is currently decreasing from a maximum of 24 degrees towards a minimum of 22.5 degrees. This variation goes in a 40,000-year cycle.

Peter Huybers of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Carl Wunsch of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have…

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Bharata Bharati

Sandhya Jain is the editor of Vijayvaani.The Supreme Court hearings have now concluded, including failed attempts at mediation. Zafar Farooqi, chairman of the UP Sunni Muslim Wakf Board is reported to have said that Muslims should give up claims to Ayodhya, but he did not make any presentation before the court. So now, Ram Lalla Virajman waits for his day in court. – Sandhya Jain

The Supreme Court is set to deliver its verdict on the vexatious issue of whether Sri Ram Lalla Virajman is the legitimate owner of the Ram Janmabhumi temple site in Ayodhya, before Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, retires on November 17, 2019. Alternately, the court will decide whether the land belongs to the Sunni Muslim Wakf Board because Emperor Babur conquered the region and erected a mosque in 1528 AD. Hindus have doggedly fought to reclaim this particular spot for 491 years, and now await the judgment with bated…

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Michelle Neff

My second book is set to be published on December 17th, 2019 and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

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Going Vegan: Your Daily Planner includes easy vegan recipes, detailed nutritional information, and interactive journaling pages that let you track your water, food, and progress every day while creating delicious meals that keep you happy and…

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Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 5 November 2019 video says about itself:

Cotton-top Tamarins Have Incredible Hairdos! | Seven Worlds, One Planet | BBC Earth

These tiny South American monkeys are named for their mop of bright white hair on top of their heads.

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