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Thursday is a rerun of the 2020 debates between Biden and Trump but with updated rules - no audience, mic shut off when it's not the person's turn to speak (as if that will stop Trump) - and a few other new rules - as these two old guys face-off like the 'battle of the octogenarians'.


Trump's mental acuity has declined significantly since 2020 ... most of the time seeming to babble on ... as The Don tries to keep his subordinates (supporters) under his control - in a world where Trumpism (authoritarianism) is frowned on by those who understand how governments should work for the people.


Biden is working very hard to show that his mind and body are fit but his arthritis makes him appear older than he is or maybe that's the norm for people my age.


I am among the lucky ones - which I attribute to my alien encounter - still having nothing wrong. I just did my annual medical exams - all good as doctors laugh and say, "See you next year".


Speaking of alien (UFO) encounters - tomorrow (June 24, 1947) - marks the 77th anniversary of the Kenneth Arnold UFO Sighting over Washington State. Why is this important? Weeks before the Roswell crash - this was the first post-World War II sighting in the United States ushering in human-extraterrestrial storylines and the modern Age of Technology.


Back to the 2024 election ... in conclusion there are no functional choice including the candidate with the worm in his head who will soon drop out.


There will be primaries and 'God knows what else' in the four and a half months until the November election - and whatever Trump creates after he loses. He is not just fighting for power and money - he's fighting to hold onto everything dear to him and stay out of jail.


Moving on to the many exciting sports this summer - the Boston Celtics won the NBA championships last week. In the race for the Stanley Cup - the Florida Panthers are the favorites. Baseball is everywhere from major leagues to little leagues along with soccer, golf, tennis, pickleball, and so many other summer sports.


My daughter Nikki (VP of Sales) and my Grandson Dylan (Assistant)


at the Big3 Basketball Game Saturday in Tampa.


Dylan with Big3 Owner - Ice Cube


It's the Olympic trials that is capturing the attention of many people who look forward to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. I've been watching the tryouts as time permits - my favorites - gymnastics and swimming. The US is building amazing teams and you can't help but embrace the enthusiasm of the athletes.


Climate - The heat dome that covered much of the country last week will subside this week - but the summer has just begun so expect a warming planet to relentlessly reminding us that it will no longer be sustainable in the near future. Besides, the health issues related to extreme heat, there are also the emotional problems that trigger emotions. People at their personal 'boiling point' will get angry and violent. Be careful.


This takes us to crimes - the Supreme Court will soon reveal its decision on whether or not Trump can be tried for the January 6 attempt to overthrow the government. They stretched the timing out as long as they could so he wouldn't be tried before the November election. They should rule against him - while achieving their goal to push the trial into next year on the assumption Trump will be elected and the case will go away - as well as his cohorts in many cases against him will go free.


Also delayed are Georgia and Florida cases moving into next year if ever. After Trump lost in New York City - the other cases didn't seem quite so important. It will be interesting to hear his sentencing (limitations) in a few weeks. As I wrote at the beginning of the year - Trump spends the rest of his life in litigation of one kind or another - but that's always been his pattern.


Here in New York City - this is Pride Week - culminating with the Pride March next Sunday.


Getting on with your life and mine ... Stay cool ... hydrated ... and you know the rest.




Earth Changes in the News


Earth Changes


A heat wave is bringing searing temperatures to New York and the I-95 corridor and Washington DC could hit 100 degrees


Air pollution linked to nearly 2,000 child deaths a day: Report


14,625-acre brush fire in northern LA County impacts air quality in surrounding communities


A major earthquake 2,500 years ago caused one of the largest rivers on Earth to abruptly change course. Could it happen again?





Planet Earth in the News


Planet Earth Files


Mysterious Pink Sands in Australia Reveal Hidden Antarctic Mountains


Groundbreaking discovery: How researchers found remnants of Earth's primordial crust near Perth


Gulf Stream's fate to be decided by climate 'tug-of-war'


Ohio train derailment caused chemical pollution falling to Earth's surface across the US and beyond, study reveals


Researchers map which parts of the Amazon are most vulnerable to climate change


Study confirms the rotation of Earth's inner core has slowed


A catastrophic earthquake and tsunami are inevitable for the coast of the Pacific Northwest, scientists say. Planning for that means imagining a disaster unlike anything that's ever hit the modern United States





Easter Island in the News


Easter Island


The Mysterious 'Ecocide' Collapse of Easter Island Never Really Happened


The collapse so soon after European contact in the 1700s probably had more to do with the slave trade, enforced migration, and introduced pathogens.




Evolution in the News


Evolution


Neanderthal DNA Exists in Humans, But One Piece Is Mysteriously Missing the Y sex chromosome, which is responsible for making males


How Glacier Algae Are Challenging The Way We Think About Evolution


Y chromosome is evolving faster than the X, primate study reveals




Health in the News


Health Index



New blood test detects ovarian cancer years before conventional methods


Bloodlines: It's not how long you live but quality of life.
The Blood of Exceptionally Long-Lived People Reveals Crucial Differences


Never-Before-Seen Immune Response Found In Volunteers Deliberately Infected With COVID-19


New Test Detects Parkinson's 7 Years Before Most Symptoms Show


Autism Linked With DNA Our Ancestors Inherited From Neanderthals





Brain in the News


Brain



The brain is a biochemical machine - computer - one and zeroes
The Human Brain's Complexity Verges on The Brink of Chaos, Physicists Say


There Are 6 Kinds Of Depression That Can Be Identified With Brain Scans


Scientists May Have Finally Figured Out Where Paranoia Lives in The Brain




Physics in the News


Physics


Quantum Entanglement Used To Measure Earth's Rotation For The First Time


Scientists Create The Thinnest Lens on Earth Using Quantum Physics





Space in the News


Astronomy


NASA's Perseverance Rover Spots Shimmering Rock Unlike Any Other Seen On Mars


Can Black Holes Be Created From Pure Light? New Paper Challenges Theory


Supermassive Black Hole Seen Waking Up In Real Time In World First


Hubble roars back to life with exquisite image of nearby galaxy


Voyager 1 Is Back! Legendary Probe Makes Contact From Interstellar Space


Astronauts stranded in space due to multiple issues with Boeing's Starliner - and the window for a return flight is closing


The "Blaze Star" T Coronae Borealis - the "Northern Crown," between the constellations of Bootes and Hercules - is expected to erupt with a magnificent explosion sometime between now and September, becoming visible to the naked eye


Ancient Star Seen Zooming Through Space at 600 Kilometers Per Second


James Webb telescope reveals long-studied baby star is actually 'twins' - and they're throwing identical tantrums


Scientists may finally be close to explaining strange radio signals from beyond the Milky Way


The sun's magnetic field is about to flip. Here's what to expect.


For The First Time, Two Colossal Black Holes Seen Colliding in The Cosmic Dawn


Rare Sky Explosion Coming in the Next Few Months - A Once-in-a-Lifetime Event Visible to The Naked Eye in the next few months


Right Now The Earth Is Technically *Not* Orbiting The Sun





Technology in the News


ChatGPT Might Have Passed The Turing Test, New Study Suggests


AI took their jobs. Now people get paid to make it sound human


Researchers have developed an imaging chip for mobile devices that uses high-frequency radio waves to see through objects.


A simpler method to teach robots new skills


People struggle to tell humans apart from ChatGPT in five-minute chat conversations, tests show





Animals in the News


Animals


In 2020, scientists discovered a jellyfish-like parasite that doesn't have a mitochondrial genome - the first multicellular organism ever found with such an absence. That means it doesn't breathe; in fact, it lives its life completely free of oxygen dependency



Meet The Sei Whales: Speedy And Sizable, But Somehow Forgotten





Paleontology in the News


Paleontology


246-Million-Year-Old Polar Sea Monster Is Older Than The Dinosaurs


The Oldest Known Burial Site in The World - Found in South Africa - Wasn't Created by Our Species but by Homo naledi a tree-climbing Stone Age hominid


Newly Found Dinosaur Lokiceratops Had Insane Horns Unlike Any Other


The Oldest Known Burial Site in The World - Found in South Africa - Wasn't Created by Our Species but by Homo naledi a tree-climbing Stone Age hominid


Mysterious Circular Structure Found in Greece Stuns Archaeologists


We dated a sacred Aboriginal women's site used for birthing ceremonies and discovered 7,000 years' worth of tool making





Archaeology in the News


Archaeology


Shepherd's Graffiti Suggests An Ancient Temple Once Existed Where The Parthenon Now Stands


Gilgamesh flood tablet: A 2,600-year-old text that's eerily similar to the story of Noah's Ark


2,500-year-old slate containing drawings of battle scenes and paleo-alphabet discovered in Spain


1,700-year-old 'emergency hoard' of coins dates to last revolt of Jews against Roman rule


The walls of Mount Vernon, American Founding Father George Washington's former residence, were likely witness to all sorts of historical secrets we'll never know about, but it turns out there’s plenty to be found under the floorboards - nearly 30 glass bottles of perfectly preserved cherries and berries











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