WHAT DO WE DO WITH NORTH KOREA?

by Chris Murphy U.S. Senator, Connecticut The first time President Obama met Donald Trump shortly after his election, he warned him about the critical nature of the threat North Korea posed our country. Yet, months later, Trump has intentionally kept vacant every diplomatic position that is relevant to solving this crisis. The truth is that … Continue reading WHAT DO WE DO WITH NORTH KOREA?

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The Use of Immediate Annuities in Medicaid Planning for Married Couples

Immediate annuities can be a useful tool to protect the spouse of a nursing home resident who applies for Medicaid. These types of annuities allow the nursing home resident to spend down assets and give the spouse a guaranteed income. But immediate annuities may not work in every state, so be sure to check with … Continue reading The Use of Immediate Annuities in Medicaid Planning for Married Couples

Explorers Find Passage to Earth’s Dark Age

Geochemical signals from deep inside Earth are beginning to shed light on the planet’s first 50 million years, a formative period long viewed as inaccessible to science. Earth scientists hope that their growing knowledge of the planet’s early history will shed light on poorly understood features seen today, from continents to geysers. Eric King Natalie … Continue reading Explorers Find Passage to Earth’s Dark Age

HOMO SAPIEN OR HOMO PROSPECTUS?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/opinion/sunday/why-the-future-is-always-on-your-mind.html By MARTIN E. P. SELIGMAN and JOHN TIERNEY MAY 19, 2017 We are misnamed. We call ourselves Homo sapiens, the “wise man,” but that’s more of a boast than a description. What makes us wise? What sets us apart from other animals? Various answers have been proposed — language, tools, cooperation, culture, tasting bad … Continue reading HOMO SAPIEN OR HOMO PROSPECTUS?

THE WORLD’S TALLEST MAN

http://listverse.com/2017/05/12/top-10-freaky-facts-about-the-tallest-man/ BY ANTHONY SFARRA MAY 12, 2017   Guinness World Records recognizes Robert Wadlow as the tallest human ever for whom there are indisputable, documented measurements. The Alton Giant, as he was called, stood 272 centimeters (8’11″) tall. Robert’s stature led to a very unique life, and he became something of a celebrity for his height. … Continue reading THE WORLD’S TALLEST MAN

The Most Dangerous Species On The Planet

http://www.greeningz.com/interesting/most-dangerous-species-on-the-planet/7/ By Samantha Burd, Apr 23, 2017 Although many creatures on Earth are docile and harmless, there are many who are just the opposite. Both large and small, the earth is home to some very ferocious animals. Here are the most dangerous species on the planet. Blue-Ringed Octopus The Blue-Ringed Octopus lives in tide pools and coral … Continue reading The Most Dangerous Species On The Planet