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University of California, Irvine physicists confirm a possible discovery of fifth force of nature. This light particle could be key to understanding dark matter in our universe.

findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature, according to a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters by theoretical physicists at the UC, Irvine.

NYC Weekend Bridge and Street Closures


One of four lanes on the Williamsburg Bridge eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed on Saturday from 6 am to 2 pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge maintenance.

Traffic on the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge over Newtown Creek (the John Jay Byrne Bridge) will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Saturday between 7 am and 1 pm for repair of armored expansion joints.

One of two lanes on the Union Street Bridge over the Gowanus Canal will be closed northbound on Sunday from 7 am to 1 pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge maintenance.



Whenever asked what I am - I'm a citizen of The United States of America.

My father's mother: From Italy. My father's father: From Spain. My mother's mother was from Cuba. My Mother's father came from France.

So when I hear all this negative talk about immigration, and frankly, I do not think it’s very healthy for our country, because this country has been good to me and also to so many others.

I believe that diversity is and will always be brilliant for US... it sets US apart from many other nations as being a country who assimilates people from all over the world.

Oliver Stoned?


Major motion picture director Oliver Stone has interviewed Vladimir Putin over the course of two years for a cable TV special, by utilizing approximately 24 hours worth of content.

CBS' Showtime is airing four of those hours this week, beginning tonight and ending on Thursday. Stone, a master of controversial subjects completed his last interview in February.

As you can see, some of his media critics are throwing stones and not just KUDOS.

The Putin Interview: Does Oliver Stone Have a Weak Spot for Dictators? via @grtvnews



" No great man ever complains of want of opportunities."



Weather permitting, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes via a low-flying helicopter to help prevent West Nile Virus.

These will be carried out between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM on 7/17, 7/18, and 7/21 with alternate spray dates of 7/18, 7/21, and 7/22 in the marshlands near the following zip codes in Staten Island, Queens, and The Bronx: 10303, 10306, 10308, 10309, 10311, 10314, 11354, 11356, 11357, 11362, 11363, 10464, 10475, 11691, and 11692.

Tobacco Road, not smokin


Tobacco Road, South Florida's oldest bar and my old watering hole as a University of Miami student, where suit-and-tie-businessmen would belly up alongside long-hairs listening to the best live music in Miami is now history after 102 years.



I know Fathers Day is coming, but the fact is that men can't compete with women, so let's hear it for all those lovely ladies and celebrate Fathers Day by paying them a special tribute.

Here is a few facts and worthwhile observations:

They are much better looking.



Congratulations to Professor Zita Arocha at UT El Paso and the team she assembled to produce Mexodus,, which this weekend was named winner of the Online News Assn. Non-English Projects, Small/Medium

Mexodus, (Mexico / U.S.). A magnificent effort about a compelling news story almost no one else has touched. Read this project on flight of Mexican families from their homeland due to drug violence.

Mexodus | A Borderzine Project



The Oscars are tonight. Watch here: or follow all the news that's fit to download on your smartphone, tablet, or computer by visiting: * Entertainment.

BBC News - Oscars 2015: Birdman battles Boyhood

And The Oscar Goes To ...

Oscars promise a night of nail-biting and new winners via @reuters

Neil Patrick Harris Admits to Panicking Over the Oscars - ABC News via @ABC



The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.