Re: statue of liberty for Mexico

Having a Statue of Liberty for Mexico and the white man holding you down, huh, sometimes I wonder if people even think before they poke the racial pinata. The immigration of mexicans across the US boarders is not an example of racial division but of nationalism. The problem Americans have with the immigration of mexicans is one of saftey and pride. Saftey is a concern because if a bunch of people can sneak across the southern boarder unnoticed then they can also sneak weapons and bombs in the country as well. It would be nice if the Mexicans would patrol their own boarder too to help secure a both nations and solidify a trust relationship. More importantly though pride, pride that the Mexicans feel for their own country and culture and the lack of pride that they feel towards the culture of America. When you speak of a statue of Liberty for Mexico, my question is why? Do you need to feel welcomed into a country you see as only a cash cow. You want to feel welcomed then respect the laws, pay your taxes, and come here legally. Always remeber, in America respect is earned and excellence is achieved.

How to make a black hole

Here's the science of black holes, from supermassive monsters to ones the size of ping-pong balls.

  • There's more than one way to make a black hole, says NASA's Michelle Thaller. They're not always formed from dead stars. For example, there are teeny tiny black holes all around us, the result of high-energy cosmic rays slamming into our atmosphere with enough force to cram matter together so densely that no light can escape.
  • CERN is trying to create artificial black holes right now, but don't worry, it's not dangerous. Scientists there are attempting to smash two particles together with such intensity that it creates a black hole that would live for just a millionth of a second.
  • Thaller uses a brilliant analogy involving a rubber sheet, a marble, and an elephant to explain why different black holes have varying densities. Watch and learn!
  • Bonus fact: If the Earth became a black hole, it would be crushed to the size of a ping-pong ball.

Project 100,000: The Vietnam War's cruel and deadly experiment

Military recruits are supposed to be assessed to see whether they're fit for service. What happens when they're not?

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  • During the Vietnam War, Robert McNamara began a program called Project 100,000.
  • The program brought over 300,000 men to Vietnam who failed to meet minimum criteria for military service, both physically and mentally.
  • Project 100,000 recruits were killed in disproportionate numbers and fared worse after their military service than their civilian peers, making the program one of the biggest—and possibly cruelest—mistakes of the Vietnam War.
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China’s artificial sun reaches fusion temperature: 100 million degrees

In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion research, scientists at China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor have produced temperatures necessary for nuclear fusion on Earth.

Credit: EAST Team
Surprising Science
  • The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
  • Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
  • Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source.
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