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Common Era

Tamil cinema, imagination, the fans and how all of this blurs lines between fantasy and reality

Firstpost - ‎42 minutes ago‎
In peninsular India, righteous gods and kings share a kinship dating back to the early centuries of the Common Era. In this age of cinema, many of the temples and monuments of that time have been revived as centers of veneration.

Mars Express spies an ancient impact crater

Astronomy Now Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
Noachis Terra is one of the oldest known regions on the Red Planet, dating back at least 3.9 billion years - in fact, the earliest Martian era, the Noachian epoch, is named after it. Noachis Terra is representative of ancient Mars' surface, ... These ...
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How Tim Kaine's Record on Guns Helps With Women Voters

Fortune - ‎13 hours ago‎
He's no absolutist on the Second Amendment—in either direction—but he has throughout his career said common sense has a place in interpreting the nation's founding document, which was created in an era of muskets and bayonets. “A Virginian, James ...
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Star Trek Beyond's John Cho takes the long view - ‎15 hours ago‎
“And the reason for that is that Roddenberry did set up a world that was incredibly progressive, but it was tempered by the social mores of the era, and I feel like we can go further in 2016 than he was able to do at the time. I feel that this ... Cho ...

The Backie – Tour de France 2016 diary: Norwegians make their mark

The Guardian (blog) - ‎13 hours ago‎
Vallorcine The stage to Finhaut Emosson is one of the most daring ventures in the brave new Tour era of Christian Prudhomme, given the difficulty of access to what is basically a rock platform blasted out alongside a massive dam, one of three built ...

Christianity Owes Very Little to White People

Daily Beast - ‎8 hours ago‎
... what King means by white and western is European and pale (put otherwise, people Donald Trump might allow to immigrate here), none of the first followers of Jesus or many of the key figures in the first four hundred years of the Christian Era would ...

In 1927 newsreel, Benito Mussolini saluted Italian immigrants to the US for 'working to make America great'

News & Observer - ‎11 hours ago‎
1 nation of origin for foreign-born populations, with 1.8 million Italian-born people living in America. The most common place of origin for non-natives in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York was now Italy.
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A Different Kind of 'Trump Nation' Report 'It's a Trap': What If the Convention Chaos Is All Planned? The Trump Era ...

The Atlantic - ‎18 hours ago‎
Western Kansas, where Deb and I have spent time over the past month, is the heart of Trump Nation in one sense: Trump and the GOP will almost certainly carry this area, and the whole state, this fall.
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Mets Hope to Add a Reliever to a Dominating Duo

New York Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Mets' relievers have been a pleasant surprise. They were fifth in baseball with a 3.12 E.R.A. entering Saturday In addition to Reed and Familia, the left-hander Jerry Blevins (2.05 E.R.A.) and the right-hander Hansel Robles (2.66 E.R.A.) have been ...
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5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win

Common Dreams (press release) - ‎13 hours ago‎
Returning to the Clinton/Bush era for them is like suddenly having to pay for music, or using MySpace or carrying around one of those big-ass portable phones.
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In surprise, GOP looks to revive Depression-era banking law

The State - ‎14 hours ago‎
In a massive policy shift, the Republican Party has adopted a platform position advocating for the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, a Great Depression-era law that regulated the U.S. banking industry until it was repealed in 1999 ...

Interfaith Voices: Why do Baha'is have no clergy?

Corvallis Gazette Times - ‎19 hours ago‎
Previously, the other world religions appeared before widespread literacy: Hinduism, 2500 BCE (before the common era); Judaism, 1000 BCE; Buddhism, 644 BCE; Christianity, at the dawn of the common era (CE), 2016 years ago; and Islam in 610 CE.
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“The Keeper” at the New Museum Pays Homage to Objects and Obsessions - ‎20 hours ago‎
In this age of ghoulish hoarder reality shows and the canonization of Marie Kondo, an era in which we've made a virtue of minimalism and simplicity, of culling for culling's sake, of organizing and curating (by which we really just mean paring down ...
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Why Donald Trump Could Be the Next President of the United States

Common Dreams (press release) - ‎17 hours ago‎
Unfortunately but predictably (as it's too early in this era of newly engaged class struggle for the economic powers-that-be to sign onto Sanders' radical reforms), it was only the nonsense-spewing narcissist tycoon who was able to eviscerate his party ...
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SE Asia bloc pushes for South China Sea breakthrough - ‎8 hours ago‎
In this July 14, 2016 file photo, Marcopolo Tam, a member of a pro-China business group in Hong Kong, points to what is now known as the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on a Japanese World War II era map. An international arbitration panel has ...

Broome nudists battle to keep slice of beach as naturism's popularity declines

ABC Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
The handful of remaining nudists in a northern West Australian tourist town are fighting to maintain their lifestyle, in the face of increased beach traffic, judgemental tourists and sneaky photographers.

Roads are ancient Rome's gift to the modern world

The Daily Courier (subscription) - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
... technologies and materials have refined the finishing process, but the underlying principles of road building, including subterranean drainage, remain essentially unchanged since the building of the Via Appia from Rome itself, long before the ...
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Donald Trump's Autocratic Speech Triggers Alarm Bells

Common Dreams (press release) - ‎20 hours ago‎
The parallels with a man who presided over another era in which there were widespread allegations of police brutality and killings of unarmed African Americans seem compelling.

Ghastly weather: What Frankenstein can tell us on climate change

New Scientist - ‎18 hours ago‎
Darkness is a mesmeric piece of verse, much quoted during Cold War-era panics about the threat of “nuclear winter”. Frankenstein, though ... Although more comic than tragic, Beard perhaps has something in common with Victor Frankenstein himself. As the ...
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Digging the Data: Why did Super Rugby try scoring explode in 2016? - ‎17 hours ago‎
Eight were from 1996 to 1998, as the competition got under way with a bang, and another eight were from 2002 to 2005, an era where the Blues, Brumbies and Crusaders ran rampant. The odd one out came in 2000 (the Brumbies) but what's most remarkable ...