BartCop Entertainment Archives - Thursday, 21 July, 2016


21 July, 2016

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Steven Waldman: The Trump and Clinton Awfulness Relativity Index (Washington Monthly)
A few notes here about my "methodology." I focused on questions of character, honesty or judgment. I stayed away from policy disputes or areas where the facts are murky. (More on the highly subjective criteria down below).

Mark Morford: The very worst thing about Pokémon Go (SF Gate)
It's not the fact that the cute little beast of a game is on track to become the most annoying insta-trend of 2016, set to burn out as cultural artifact and semi-nostalgic meme almost as fast as it caught on, and/or when the first gamers annihilate themselves trying to capture a Blastoise and instead stumble over a cliff. Or crash their car into a tree. Or step on a snake. Or trespass on closed properties. Or get mugged. Or get distracted while fighting ISIS.

Mark Morford: All the terrifying delights of the Republican National Convention (SF Gate)
America, get ready to feel some new and exciting flavors of shame! This RNC's going to burn. There are fidgety white people with guns. There is sexism and misogyny like rancid perfume. There are plastic cowboy hats and Chinese-made jingoism and the staggering star power of one Scott "Charles in Charge" Baio, because apparently Ted Nugent was too busy skinning a rotting elk carcass with his few remaining teeth to attend.

Chris Kirk, Ian Prasad Philbrick, and Gabriel Roth: 141 Things Donald Trump Has Said and Done That Make Him Unfit to Be President (Slate)
How many times has Donald Trump disqualified himself from holding the most powerful job in the world? You be the judge.

Nathan Wadowski: 5 Movie Villains Who Were Completely Right The Whole Time (Cracked)
#5. Aladdin -- Jafar Was Already A Better Ruler Than The Sultan

Scott Timburg: Drugs, despair, disintegration: 20 years later, "Trainspotting" still resonates (Salon)
Between its portrayal of drug subculture, alienation and Scottish nationalism, Danny Boyle's film needs a new look.

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Born Natalia Zacharenko, this actress had three Academy Award nominations before she was 25 years old. By what name is she more famously known?

       Natalie Wood                                                      Source

Natalie Wood (born Natalia Zacharenko; July 20, 1938 - missing November 28, found November 29, 1981) was an American film and television actress. She is known for her screen roles in Miracle on 34th Street, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause, The Searchers, and West Side Story. She first worked in films as a child, then became a successful Hollywood star as a young adult, receiving three Academy Award nominations before she was 25 years old.        Source

Alan J was first and correct with:
   Natalie Wood.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
   Natalie Wood

Randall replied:
   Natalie Wood

Adam answered:
   Natalie Wood? Yes, got it in one...

Marian responded:
   Natalie Wood

Kevin K. in Washington, DC said:
   I'd say Natalie Wood be right.

DJ Useo answered:
   You have mystified me again. I haven't the foggiest notion as the correct answer.
  For pure fun, I guess "Cheese". "D

MAM   wrote:
   Natalie Wood

Deborah took the day off.

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Dale of Hot Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

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Lois Of Oregon took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to a semi-retired basis.

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Saudi Arabia's Top Clerical Body Renews Its Fatwa Against Pokemon

Exclusive Interview: Veteran exposes blatant FOX/right-wing brainwashing in the U.S. military

A Terrifying Journey Through the World's Most Dangerous Jungle

BBC - Travel - A desert of smugglers and skeletons

Montana's 'Pain Refugees' Leave State To Get Prescribed Opioids : Shots - Health News : NPR

An Old Trick Holds New Promise For Tastier Tomatoes : The Salt : NPR

Donald Trump Finally Got That Great Wall He's Been After

New Map Of The Brain Identifies 97 Previously Unknown Areas

Why white supremacists who defend racism by tallying numbers of white inventions make no sense.

A Brief History of Donald Trump's Tallest Tales | Vanity Fair

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Patriot Act

Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





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Last Night

47 years ago today astronauts were on the moon and I was in a hospital in Pittsburgh. I remember listening to the TV - had bandages over most of my face, so I saw none of it.

Tonight, Thursday:

CBS opens the night on the East Coast with a RERUN 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a RERUN 'Life In Pieces', then a FRESH 'Big Brother', followed by FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland'.
CBS opens the night early on the left coast with FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland', followed by a RERUN 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a RERUN 'Life In Pieces', then a FRESH 'Big Brother', followed by padding with local crap.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Billy Eichner, and Cory Kahaney.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Chris Pine, and Imogen Poots.

NBC begins the night on the East Coast with FRESH 'Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge', followed by FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland'.
NBC begins the night early on the left coast with FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland', followed by FRESH 'Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge', then a RERUN 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Alicia Vikander and Celine Dion.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Leslie Jones, Carlo Mirarchi, and Atom Willard.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/4/16) are Garfunkel & Oates, Zella Day, and Mercedes Mason.

ABC starts the night on the East Coast with a FRESH 'BattleBots', followed by a FRESH 'Greatest Hits', then FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland'.
ABC starts the night early on the left coast with FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland', followed by a FRESH 'BattleBots', then a FRESH 'Greatest Hits', followed by padding with local crap.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Viggo Mortensen, George Lopez, and Colin Hay.

The CW offers a RERUN 'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow', followed by a FRESH 'Beauty & The Beast'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Bones', followed by a FRESH 'Home Free'.

MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.

A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH 'The First 48', then a FRESH '60 Days In'.

AMC offers the movie 'Ghostbusters II', followed by the movie 'Pretty Woman', then the movie 'Pretty Woman', again.

BBC  -   
 [7:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-The Measure of a Man
 [6:00PM]    THIRTEEN - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Episode 5
 [10:15PM]    LADYHAWKE (1985)
 [12:45AM]    LADYHAWKE (1985)
 [5:15AM]    THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 18 - Episode 3    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NYC', 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'Flipping Out', 'Real Housewives Of NJ', followed by a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', and 3 hours of old 'Tosh.0'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Alex Wagner.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is Salman Rushdie.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Jon Heder, Chris D'Elia, and Will Sasso.

FX has the movie 'Star Trek Into Darkness', followed by the movie 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit', then a FRESH 'sex&drugs&rock&roll', and another 'sex&drugs&rock&roll'.

History has 'Alone', another 'Alone', followed by a FRESH 'Alone', and 'Mountain Men'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Joel McHale
 [10:45AM]    THE MIST
 [1:30AM]    FRIDAY THE 13TH
 [5:45AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Lil John    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Groundhog Day
 [8:30AM]    Meet Joe Black
 [12:30PM]    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-Entitled
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Fools for Love
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Trade This
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-Black, White and Blue
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Mega
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Surrender Dorothy
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Untitled
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-Narcosis
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order-High & Low
 [1:00AM]    Law & Order-Stiff
 [2:00AM]    Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Comedy Actors
 [3:00AM]    I Know What You Did Last Summer
 [5:30AM]    The Writers' Room-American Horror Story    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Deep Impact', followed by the FRESH 'SyFy Presents Live From ComicCon', then the movie 'Hulk'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Nick Kroll, Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist, and "Weird Al" Yankovic (from Comic-Con).

 [7:15 AM]      And Then There Were None (1945)
 [9:00 AM]      Madame Curie (1943)
 [11:15 AM]      Little Women (1949)
 [1:30 PM]      Waterloo Bridge (1940)
 [3:30 PM]      The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
 [5:15 PM]      Queen Christina (1933)
 [7:00 PM]      Hollywood My Hometown (1965)
 [8:00 PM]      The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
 [10:00 PM]      Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
 [12:15 AM]      Saturday Night Fever (1977)
 [2:30 AM]      Shaft (1971)
 [4:15 AM]      The French Connection (1971)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

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TCM spends the night with Olivia de Havilland
 [6:00 AM]      The Smart Set (1928)    SILENT 
 [7:30 AM]      Our Modern Maidens (1929)    SILENT 
 [9:00 AM]      Untamed (1929)
 [10:30 AM]      They Learned About Women (1930)
 [12:15 PM]      The Unholy Three (1930)
 [1:30 PM]      Just a Gigolo (1931)
 [2:45 PM]      Hell Below (1933)
 [4:30 PM]      The Nuisance (1933)
 [6:00 PM]      High Barbaree (1947)
 [8:00 PM]      My Cousin Rachel (1952)
 [9:45 PM]      The Proud Rebel (1958)
 [11:45 PM]      The Ambassador's Daughter (1956)
 [1:45 AM]      Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
 [4:00 AM]      The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

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Actor Simon Pegg arrives for the world premiere of "Star Trek Beyond" at Comic Con in San Diego, California U.S., July 20, 2016.
Photo by Mike Blake


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Releasing 'Hollywood Bowl' Live Album

The Beatles

The Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl, a 1977 live album containing material from the Beatles' Hollywood Bowl concerts in August 1964 and August 1965, is coming back in an expanded release globally on Sept. 9 on CD and digital download for the first time, it was announced Wednesday by The Beatles' Apple Corps' Ltd. and Universal Music Group. A 180-gram vinyl release will follow on Nov. 18.

The new package, a companion release to the new Ron Howard film The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years, includes all the tracks of the 1977 album plus four additional unreleased songs and a 24-page booklet with an essay by music journalist David Fricke. The cover photo for the album, also on the poster for the film, was taken by the group's U.S. tour manager Bob Bonis on Aug. 22, 1964, as they boarded a chartered flight in Seattle to Vancouver, B.C., for their first concert in Canada.

Wednesday's announcement said the new release is sourced from the original three-track tapes of the concerts, which have been remixed by producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios. It was Martin's father, Sir George Martin, who produced the original album and wrote in the original liner notes: "The chaos, I might almost say panic, that reigned at these concerts was unbelievable unless you were there. Only three-track recording was possible; The Beatles had no 'fold back' speakers, so they could not hear what they were singing, and the eternal shriek from 17,000 healthy, young lungs made even a jet plane inaudible."

Revealed Giles Martin in Wednesday's announcement: "A few years ago Capitol Studios called saying they'd discovered some Hollywood Bowl three-track tapes in their archive. We transferred them and noticed an improvement over the tapes we've kept in the London archive. Alongside this, I'd been working for some time with a team headed by technical engineer James Clarke on demix technology, the ability to remove and separate sounds from a single track. With Sam Okell, I started work on remixing the Hollywood Bowl tapes."

Martin said the tapes now sound better than ever. "Technology has moved on since my father worked on the material all those years ago. Now there's improved clarity, and so the immediacy and visceral excitement can be heard like never before," he explained. "My father's words still ring true, but what we hear now is the raw energy of four lads playing together to a crowd that loved them. This is the closest you can get to being at the Hollywood Bowl at the height of Beatlemania. We hope you enjoy the show. …"

The Beatles


Ben Gibbard, lead singer and guitarist for the rock band "Death Cab For Cutie," throws out the first pitch of a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Chicago White Sox, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Seattle.
Photo by Ted S. Warren


Won't Recast Chekov

J.J. Abrams

Star Trek director and producer J.J. Abrams confirmed Monday that he will not recast the role of Chekov that was played by the late Anton Yelchin in the revamped franchise series.

The 27-year-old actor played the Russian character in all three Star Trek reboots including the latest film Beyond, which opens in U.S. theaters Friday, according to TheWrap.

Yelchin died last month when he was crushed by his SUV after the car reportedly rolled back on the driveway of his home in Los Angeles. The model of car - a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee - was recalled by Fiat Chrysler just two months before for a dangerous parking gear defect.

Abrams, who directed the first two Star Trek films and is still a producer on the series said: "There's no re-casting. I can't possibly imagine that, and I think Anton deserves better."

A fourth Star Trek film was given the green light on Monday, although Abrams said he has yet to figure out how to explain the absence of the Russian-accented Chekov.

J.J. Abrams


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Hosting 1st Presidential Debate

New York

An Ohio university cited rising security worries and costs Tuesday as it withdrew as host of the first presidential general election debate, which will move to New York's Hofstra University.

The shift means the first debate will be in the home state of the two major parties' presumptive nominees, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Wright State University President David Hopkins said the Dayton-area school has a large, open campus and questions about the ability to protect the campus and suburban community during the Sept. 26 debate led to a decision that had "weighed heavily" on him. Recent days have seen the mass killings in Nice, France, and police shootings and other violence in this nation and elsewhere.

Wright State, which has about 18,000 students, had earlier said it was spending $5 million to $6 million to put on the debate. Hopkins said the costs with added security could have gotten up to $8 million.

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced quickly that Hofstra University would take over. The Long Island-based university had agreed last year to serve as an alternate site. It hosted debates in 2012 and 2008.

New York


April Brooker, 31, a comedian and ventriloquist from New York City who was trying to express some glamour, some beauty, some earthiness, some activism, and some fun with her outfit in Cleveland, July 20, 2016.
Photo by Joel Barhamand


Massive African Relocation

500 Elephants

Half a dozen African elephants lay strewn on a riverside plain in Malawi, immobilized by darts fired from a helicopter in a massive project to move 500 elephants, by truck and crane, to a sanctuary for the threatened species.

As development squeezes Africa's wildlife areas, this kind of man-made animal migration is increasingly seen as a conservation strategy in Malawi, one of the continent's most densely populated countries, and beyond.

Conservationists flipped the prostrate elephants' large ears over their eyes to block out light, and propped open the tips of their trunks with twigs to ensure unimpeded breathing. Then the multi-ton elephants, hanging upside down from ankle straps, were loaded by crane onto trucks for a road trip of about 185 miles (300 kilometers) to a safer, more spacious area.

African elephants are in particular peril from human encroachment, while poachers have slaughtered them in the tens of thousands to meet demand for ivory, mostly in Asia.

The Malawi elephant project differs from other wildlife relocations because of its large scale.

500 Elephants


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Milo Yiannopoulos

Twitter permanently suspended a number of user accounts Tuesday that were involved in a campaign of racial harassment aimed at Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones, Reuters and other news outlets reported. Among the suspended accounts is that of incendiary right-wing pundit Milo Yiannopoulos, who reportedly spearheaded the coordinated assault.

Jones announced in a tweet early Tuesday morning that she was "leav[ing] Twitter … with tears and a very sad heart" after her account was inundated with pointedly racist diatribes (Jones is black). She had spent the day retweeting the most vicious of the insults, and later called out Twitter for what she described as its uneven history of addressing abuse between its users.

"I understand you got free speech I get it," she wrote. "But there has to be some guidelines when you let spread like that." The tweet prompted a response from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who invited her to send him a direct message about the issue.

Recode and other outlets report that the abuse came largely at the behest of Yiannopoulos, the tech editor of the conservative outlet Breitbart News, whose reputation as a troll on Twitter has long eclipsed his journalism. (In his tweets on Monday, he described Jones as "barely literate.") The 32-year-old Brit, who calls himself the "most fabulous supervillain on the Internet," is a minor celebrity in the American conservative movement - an outspoken Donald Trump supporter who has in the past railed against rape victims, feminism and Islam. He enjoyed an outspoken fan base on Twitter - he had 338,000 followers before his account was suspended, per Recode - many of whom reacted to his suspension with outrage. The hashtag #FreeMilo was trending in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Milo Yiannopoulos


This Tuesday, July 19, 2016 photo provided by Nick Stern shows a six-inch high, concrete-appearing 'wall,' created by an artist known as Plastic Jesus, surrounding the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Donald Trump in Los Angeles. It appeared the day the former reality TV star and entrepreneur secured the Republican nomination for president. Tourists snapped photos of the wall, topped with razor wire and plastered with "keep out" signs. The tiny wall was gone by Wednesday morning.
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Archdiocese Admits Wrongdoing

Twin Cities

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis publicly admitted wrongdoing Wednesday for the way it handled sexual abuse allegations against a former priest, while prosecutors dropped criminal charges that alleged the archdiocese turned a blind eye to his repeated misconduct.

The admission was part of an agreement in a lawsuit that calls for Archbishop Bernard Hebda to personally participate in at least three and likely more restorative justice sessions with abuse victims. The archbishop took the unusual step of attending the Wednesday hearing where the agreement was announced.

Ramsey County prosecutors filed civil and criminal charges against the archdiocese last year. The six gross misdemeanor child endangerment charges against the archdiocese involved Curtis Wehmeyer, who is serving prison time for molesting two boys in Minnesota and a third in Wisconsin. He was ultimately removed from the priesthood.

Also Wednesday, a prominent attorney for abuse victims, Jeffrey Anderson, accused the Vatican of interfering in a law firm's investigation into alleged misconduct by Hebda's predecessor, Archbishop John Niendstedt.

Other changes announced Wednesday extend the court's oversight until February 2020. And the archdiocese named nationally recognized child welfare advocate Patty Wetterling to its Ministerial Review Board, which examines abuse claims involving priests.

Twin Cities


Protesters perform songs near the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 20, 2016.
Photo by Jim Urquhart


Partisan Prayer


After telling attendees of the Republican National Convention that "Our enemy is not other Republicans but is Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party," a South Carolina pastor offered the most explicitly partisan prayer heard at a major party convention in modern times.

Pastor Mark Burns, a prosperity preacher and televangelist from Easley, S.C., was invited by the Trump campaign to deliver the Monday benediction that concluded the contentious daytime proceedings on the first day of the RNC in Cleveland. "We are electing a man inDonald Trump who believes in the name of Jesus Christ," Burns told delegates, before closing his eyes in prayer.

The benediction itself, which included Burns' praise to God for "giving [Trump] the words to unite this party, this country, that we together can defeat the liberal Democratic Party," was immediately denounced on Twitter by liberal and conservative Christians who called it "blasphemous" and "idolatrous."

That the Republican National Convention might feature a religious leader who calls on God to give a Republican candidate "the power and authority to be the next president of the United States of America" may not surprise many who have followed the role of the religious right in American politics over the past few decades. But while some pastors have sometimes offered such prayers within their own churches and communities, party conventions have largely featured religious leaders who make an effort to keep their language nonpartisan.



Sotheby's employees lift the painting "Air Power" by Jean-Michel Basquiat at Sotheby's in London, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. More than 200 pieces from David Bowie's personal art collection are went on public display for the first time with important paintings by 20th-century masters including Basquiat, Damien Hirst and Frank Auerbach before being sold at Sotheby's in November. "Air Power" is valued at between 2.5 million pounds ($3.3 million) and 3.5 million pounds ($4.6 million).
Photo by Frank Augstein


Recent Earthquake


An earthquake struck off the coast of Florida on Saturday (July 16), a rare event in a relatively tectonically peaceful region.

The 3.7-magnitude quake had an epicenter that was 104 miles (168 kilometers) east-northeast of Daytona Beach, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). It hit at about 4 p.m. local time and originated at a depth of about 3 miles (5 km). According to the USGS ShakeMap, some weak tremors were reported and picked up by scientific instruments on the mainland, but the quake was too weak to cause any damage.

Earthquakes are rare in Florida, and the reason for the relative peace has to do with Florida's position on the North American plate. The state sits on the passive margin of the plate, a transition from land to ocean that isn't seismically active. In contrast, the western end of the North American plate - the active margin - is slipping under the Pacific Plate, triggering the medium-to-large earthquakes that are commonly experienced in California.

According to the state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), there have only been about 24 "seismic events" reported since 1727. A 1997 review suggested that only five were actual earthquakes.



A man walks at a field as Mount Bromo (background) spews ashes into the air during a volcanic eruption ahead of the Hindus Kasada ceremony in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia, July 20, 2016.
Photo by Fully Handoko


Tides Can Trigger Earthquakes

San Andreas Fault

The same tides that affect ocean waves can trigger earthquakes along California's San Andreas Fault, and scientists unexpectedly find that these quakes are more likely to happen as tides are strengthening, not when they are at their strongest.

The rise and fall of the seas, tides are caused primarily by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun on Earth. These gravitational tugs not only influence the seas but also stone, alternately stretching and compressing Earth's crust.

Previous research found that the tidal effects on Earth's crust could trigger both tremors and earthquakes. When this shaking occurs, it can reveal details about the deep roots of faults, which, in turn, could enrich models that might illuminate when earthquakes will happen.

The study's scientists were interested in how the planet's tides might affect small, deep seismic events known as low-frequency earthquakes. They focused on 81,000 catalogued low-frequency earthquakes that struck along California's San Andreas Fault between 2008 and 2015. These quakes are no larger than about magnitude 1 on the Richter scale, said study lead author Nicholas van der Elst, a seismologist and geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Science Center in Pasadena, California.

Tidal strength varies over a two-week, or "fortnightly," cycle. The strongest "spring" tides occur when the moon and sun are aligned, while the weakest "neap" tides happen when the sun and moon are perpendicular to one another with respect to Earth.

San Andreas Fault



A ladybird sits on the leaf of a corn plant, and is illuminated by the rising sun at Visselhoevede (Niedersachsen), Germany, July 20, 2016. In the sky behind it, not even one cloud is seen.
Photo by Daniel Reinhardt



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