The famous Russian artist Mikhail Vasilyevich Nesterov painted this representation of Saint Olga in 1892.

Graphic shows plan to smash a small spacecraft into an asteroid to change its course. NASA Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission graphic.


U.S. citizens working overseas receive a major income tax break.

Some countries like Panamá actively seek new residents. This is from the web page of the Consulate of Panamá in Toronto, Canada.

The government wants a chunk of this!

Facts carry much more weight than writing style.


This graph shows yearly temperatures compared to the 20th century average and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations (gray line) from 1880 to 2019. The graph structure appears to show a dramatic rise in both, which really is just 1 degree C and just 130 parts per million. (Air Resources Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

The state of the Arctic on June 30, 2021. (NASA photo)

The first five books of the Old Testament are the Torah
The first five books of the Old Testament comprise the Torah

Jay Brodell

Brodell is a long-time daily newspaper owner, editor and reporter as well as a tenured college professor.

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