tubapro12 writes: "NASA has announced that radar scan indicate enough frozen water on Mars to cover the planet with up to 11 meters. A joint effort between NASA, ESA, and the ASI, has found "[a] frozen mass on Mars' South Pole is more than three and a half kilometres deep." This discovery adds a large part to the equation for any future colonization attempts on the fourth, red rock."
tubapro12 writes: NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected light-toned bedrock on Mars occurring in an alternating pattern with darker bedrock within a rift valley. Researchers at the University of Arizona point to this as a product of a liquid, probably water, passing through the rocks.
"On Earth, bleaching of rock surrounding a fracture is a clear indication of chemical interactions between fluids circulating within the fracture and the host rock," Okubo and co-author Alfred S. McEwen reported in the paper. The researchers also said that layered outcrops can indicate cycles with materials deposited by regular episodes of water, wind or volcanic activity.
tubapro12 writes: "An Arkansas state rep. is seeking to legal charging higher prices for tickets and all this because the Little Rock PD arrested 8 people for selling tickets as high as $400 at the Arkansas-LSU game."
tubapro12 writes: "OK, what's the big deal on citizens of the United States of America calling themselves American?
Here's some other "United States"
United States of Mexico - Mexicans
frmr. United States of Brazil - Brazilians
frmr. United States of Belgium - Belgians
United States of America - Americans?
Also, the biggest reason. Look at the U.S.A.'s history. We claimed it first... and don't gone about that "America is being blah blah insensitive blah" crap. If people dislike America calling themselves Americans, why do so many countries (read: the rest of the World) have a stigma attached to the term and related terms (i.e. yanqui, yank)?
The largest influence on the use of term is obviously the old Yankee Doodle, which first reached popularity in America in the 1770s. This term further evolved in America to refer particularly as a derogatory term towards northerners before and during the Civil War.