Hot springs in space

Heibe springs in space

Artistic impression of the interior of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, showing the interactions between native water and rock at the bottom of its ocean.

On Saturn’s moon Enceladus, there must be underground sources for which we know of only one equivalent in space so far: the "Lost City" in the depths of the mid-Atlantic, planet Earth

At a depth of 800 meters, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, there is a world that does not seem earthly at all – but which scientists nevertheless like to call the "Laboratory of life" designate. In the "Lost City", Discovered only in 2000, about 30 female limestone rocks, between 30 and 60 meters high, rise from the bottom of the ocean. They were formed because here rocks of the earth’s mantle come to the ocean bottom. They are made of peridotite, which reacts with seawater in an exothermic process.


Verfangsschutz nrw on left-wing extremism

Verfangsschutz nrw on left-wing extremism

The problem is an alleged "increasing readiness for violence and the acceptance of this violence by rough parts of the population"

NRW Interior Minister Herbert Reul has an enemy image – the left-wing extremists and especially those who hung out in the trees in the bushes of Hambach Fort to protect the same from the men with the motor-sage. The problem, in his eyes, is that many people who are not radical or extremist themselves have fallen for the left-wing extremists.

Something urgently needs to be done about this after catching the possibly underemployed state interior minister. And so it came to pass that the Department for the Protection of the Constitution in the NRW Ministry of the Interior on 5. November 2018 for the first time a symposium on the topic "Left-wing Extremism – Borderlines between Legitimate Protest and Dimensions of Violence" .


Terrorist attack on prosecutor in venezuela

Prosecutor Anderson investigated powerful people from business and politics, who were involved in the coup of 11 years.4.were involved in 2002

In the night from Thursday to Friday last week, a bomb in Caracas tore apart the car of the Venezuelan prosecutor Danilo Anderson. The explosive charge was so powerful that it took hours before his body could be identified. There is no doubt about the political background of the attack, although there is no letter of confession. Anderson, 38, was an environmental prosecutor with the authority to bring charges on other ies at the national level.

In a judiciary largely dominated by the right-wing opposition to the government of President Hugo Chavez, the young prosecutor was one of the few courageous individuals investigating the business and political leaders involved in the coup. He opened a case against the opposition-led police of the capital, who were involved in the coup on 11 September. April 2002 opened fire on the population and killed several people (The end of ara Chavez, Chavez back in power). Anderson indicted the former mayor and ex-police chief in this connection. On his initiative, the case against Capriles Radonksy, mayor of a wealthy district of Caracas, who led the storming of the Cuban embassy during the coup, was also opened. Only a few weeks ago, Anderson had begun to summon the 400 signatories of the self-empowerment decree of the coup president and then president of the business association Carmona Estanga to hearings.


Eu police wants to push through enfopol council decision

Document renamed, goals remain the same. America’s guiding hand becomes visible.

The latest version of the ENFOPOL 98 monitoring and surveillance plans was published this week in London. It turned out that although the name of the final document had been changed, the European Commission still wanted to make Internet surveillance an official European policy until the end of May. Despite strong opposition in Germany and Austria and harsh criticism in the European Parliament, the plan is printed through.

The new document was called ENFOPOL 19. Caspar Bowden of the Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR) has taken possession of the document and published it on the IFPR website.


Isil continues towards baghdad

Kurdish and shiite milizers should stop the Salafists

Kurdish militias from the north of Iraq have the 850.000-inhabitant city of Kirkuk occupied. Previously, the Iraqi army from there was fear of the Salafist terrorist group ISIL fled. In the area around Kirkuk, about a fiveft of the olreserves of Iraq. A referendum on the accommodation of the city to the Kurdish area has been moved again for seven years. Now the KurdenMilizen have created facts.

The Isil Salafists conquered the small town of Udhaim in the province of Diyala vaccinated by Kurds and Arabs, which is about 90 kilometers from the capital Baghdad. Again, government troops simply gave up their positions and retreated. 30 kilometers further towards Baghdad, in Diyals provincial capital Bakuba, an ISIL attack should have been repeated. Whether the Iraqi Army – as its guidance claimed – could recall the fallen tikrit on Thursday on Wednesday, is unclear.


Fdp versus ukraine

fdp versus ukraine

The state of Ukraine and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) in Germany do not seem to like each other very much at the moment

Wolfgang Kubicki, deputy chairman of the party, advised the Ukrainian ambassador Andrey Melnyk via Facebook that he should "Do not exceed the limits of due restraint", otherwise the diplomat could "Persona non grata" which drew a medium media coverage in Ukraine.

The background is the trouble around the Hamburg techno band Scooter. The band performed last Friday in Bakalava in the Russian-annexed Crimea and had previously entered the country via Moscow. According to Ukrainian law a criminal offense. In June, the Ukrainian diplomat had tried in vain to diade the band’s manager, Jens Thele, from this appearance. The band saw and sees their actions as strictly non-political service to the "Fanbase". Why the fanbase in Crimea of all places is served, not the one in Kursk, Murmansk or Pskov, however, remains in the dark.


Oko? Logically!

oko cultivation could become the standard in the future. Only the gross hunger for meat still stands in its way, however

The seemingly deep ideological divide between organic and intensive farming is getting shallower and shallower in reality. can completely prevail "oko" but only if we all eat less meat.

When the forefathers of organic agriculture developed their farming methods in the 1940s, they thought very much in terms of the soil. Their goal was to improve soil quality – without manure, pesticides or herbicides. In the meantime "oko" has become a worldview, the gap to high-tech agricultural methods seems almost unbridgeable. But even the hardliners of intensive farming seem to be gradually coming to terms with one or the other method of the organic faction. In the current ie of the magazine, several Nature reporters focus on the broad field of organic farming.


Disturbances in the matrix

A weird interview with the "Deputy Defense Minister" the "Donetsk People’s Republic", while the propaganda war rages in Ukraine

A fighter of militia of the "Donbass Battalion" reported on Facebook early yesterday that in contrast to the soon to be announced victory over the separatists, the fighting had intensified again in the last few days. And he refers to the claim of the new head of the "Donetsk People’s Republic", Alexander Zakharchenko that 1200 new fighters trained in Russia to the "People’s Republic" had come. In addition, 30 tanks and 150 armored vehicles were expected, the latter had said, and also in the video message spoke of Ukrainian soldiers defecting and that militias and Ukrainian forces were also fighting each other. According to Itar-Tass, 17 Ukrainian soldiers apparently escaped into Russia on Saturday in the border area, and were then allowed to re-enter Ukraine at a secure border post.

Alexander Zakharchenko


Microsoft trial: knee-jerk reaction of the defense

A video presented as a proof of the indispensability of the Internet Explorer proved the exact opposite.

The antitrust trial against Microsoft, which had been dragging along after the prosecution’s witnesses were fired, came to a crashing halt at Tuesday’s hearing.

James Allchin, a Microsoft employee nominated by the defense as a technical expert, came under considerable prere in his attempt to rebut a key prosecution argument. The video demonstration was about nothing less than the eternal question of whether or not Internet Explorer is an essential part of the operating system. Allchin tried to rebut the arguments raised by the so-called Felten program, which has not been demonstrated for a long time and is supposed to uninstall Explorer without any negative impact on the operating system. A screenshot video, which was supposed to demonstrate the problems of an explorerless Windows98 operating system in a test attempt, revealed that one of the deplorably slow computers did contain Internet Explorer. Neither the witness himself, who did not want to exclude the possibility that the test machines were old or overloaded with programs, nor the delegation present at the trial could sufficiently explain this.


Space, place, cyberspace

It is not only the electronic media and computer networks that have undermined urbanity. Since the beginning of the modern era, urbanists and architects have been trying to redesign or deconstruct urban space. Architectural theorist Sokratis Georgiadis complains that the nostalgic evocation of urbanity has so far prevented a programmatic reflection on the fate of the city in the post-industrial age.

Sokratis Georgiadis is professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart for the history of architecture and design. With his text he opened the symposium "Networked cities – concrete places. The fate of architectural proximity in the age of Telepolis" on 8. May 1996 opened at the Academy of Arts.

Sokratis Georgiadis