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Cynthia Kelly

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"The team made its observations using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and several different ground-based instruments. The collision occurred between two planets orbiting a sunlike star called NGC-2547 ID8, which lies about 1,140 light-years from the earth."
- io9
#news   #space   #science   #happenings  

Astronomers Discover A Planetary Impact Outside Our Own Solar System

In a study published in the latest issue of Science, astronomers led by graduate student Huan Meng, of the University of Arizona in Tucson, announced the discovery of remains of a mammoth planetary collision.

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"After a long period without any severe weather, the atmosphere appears primed for a potentially dangerous severe weather outbreak tomorrow across areas from Kansas to Minnesota. Some areas could see tornadoes, baseball-size hail, and winds in excess of 75 MPH."
-Gawker

#news   #weather   #midwest  

Dangerous Severe Weather Outbreak Possible in the Midwest on Sunday

After a long period without any severe weather, the atmosphere appears primed for a potentially dangerous severe weather outbreak tomorrow across areas from Kansas to Minnesota. Some areas could see tornadoes, baseball-size hail, and winds in excess of 75 MPH.

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Watch them here: http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/

#science   #physics   #richardfeynman   #lectures   #education  

You Can Now Access All Of Richard Feynman's Physics Lectures For Free

The lectures of Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman were legendary. Footage of these lectures does exist, but they are most famously preserved in The Feynman Lectures. The three-volume set may be the most popular collection of physics books ever written, and now you can access it online, in its entirety, for free.

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Expected to gross 300 million.

#news   #entertainment   #movies   #gardiansofthegalaxy  

Guardians Of The Galaxy Is Now The Highest Grossing Movie Of 2014

The Marvel franchise critics once called too-minor and too-goofy to succeed has upped the ante yet again. Guardians of the Galaxy has surpassed The Lego Movie and Captain America: The Winter Soldier to become the highest-grossing movie of the year at the domestic box office.

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November 2018

#news   #mars   #science   #space   #NASA  

NASA Sets A 2018 Launch Date For The Rocket That Will Take Us To Mars

Three years after its unveiling, NASA managers have approved the development of the rocket that will carry astronauts into deep space. Called the Space Launch System (SLS), the heavy-lift rocket will be the most powerful ever built, and is designed to launch the next generation of space explorers to deep-space worlds well beyond Earth's moon.

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Just updating profile pic again.

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"Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 UN peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday."

The affected peacekeepers are from the Philippines and Fiji, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters."

via +The Globe and Mail +United Nations 

#news   #golanheights   #UN   #politics   #war  

UN says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by militants, 81 trapped

Officials say peacekeepers, from Philippines and Fiji, are carrying small arms only

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"The United States has delivered its first emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon, officials said Friday, to help bolster military forces as part of a broader regional response to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists.

"The delivery is in response to a request by the Lebanese government after a sudden cross-border attack by militants from Syria into the Lebanese town of Arsal earlier this month, where soldiers were killed and kidnapped in the most serious spillover of violence into the tiny country from the neighboring civil war."

via +Yahoo News 

#news   #politics   #military   #lebanon   #beirut   #worldnews   #US  

US delivers military aid to Lebanese army

BEIRUT (AP) — The United States has delivered its first emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon, officials said Friday, to help bolster military forces as part of a broader regional response to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists.

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Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur Volcano Erupts; Locals Evacuate, Flights Disrupted

"Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur volcano spewed smoke and ash into the air today, with residents in the South Pacific nation evacuated and flights disrupted.

Communities near the volcano were evacuated, while residents of the town of Rabaul were advised to remain indoors to avoid falling ash, according to a statement from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade."

#news   #volcanoes   #nature   #papuanewguinea   #airtravel  

Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur Volcano Erupts

Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur volcano spewed smoke and volcanic ash into the air today, leaving officials in nearby areas monitoring for potential safety hazards and flight disruptions.

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500 new cases in past week alone. Predictions that it could infect 20,000 people in future. Ebola has killed 1,500 of the 3,000 people it has sickened.

Also new development: First confirmed case in Senegal.

#news   #ebola   #health   #worldnews   #westafrica  

WHO: More Ebola cases in past week than any other

Associated Press historical news archive articles dating back to 1985

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"In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested recently in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and excessive force" and treating U.S. citizens "as if they were war combatants."

via +***** 

#news   #furguson   #politics   #policemilitarization   #policemisconduct   #law   #lawsuits  

$40 million lawsuit slams Ferguson police actions during recent protests

In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and excessive force."

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 _"'This is Russia, this is not Russia,' tweeted the Canadian Nato delegation, with a map demarcating Russian and Ukrainian territories, after Moscow claims that Russian paratroopers arrested in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday had got lost and wandered into the country accidentally._

'Geography can be tough,' they added.

Hours later, after the Canadian map had gone viral on Twitter, Russia's Nato delegation responded with a tweet of their own."

- IBT Times

#news   #twitter   #nato   #arctic   #canada   #russia   #politics   #worldnews   #ukraine  

Canada and Russia in Twitter Spat Amidst Rising Tensions Over Arctic Oil

Putin reveals ambitions in oil-rich Arctic after Canada mocks Russia on Twitter.

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"The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has hit back at accusations that he has effectively invaded Ukraine, accusing Ukrainian forces of behaving like Nazis in the conflict in the east and ominously threatening to take his standoff with the west into the disputed Arctic.

And he made a pointed reference to the Arctic, which with its bounteous energy reserves and thawing waterways is emerging as a new potential conflict between Russia and its western rivals. "Our interests are concentrated in the Arctic. And of course we should pay more attention to issues of development of the Arctic and the strengthening of our position," Putin told a youth camp outside Moscow."

via +The Guardian 

#news   #arctic   #canada   #ukraine   #unitedstates   #politics   #speeches   #russia   #putin  

Putin likens Ukraine's forces to Nazis and threatens standoff in the Arctic

Russian president hits back at invasion accusations as Nato accuses Kremlin of 'blatant violation' of Ukraine's sovereignty

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Allegedly disruptive passenger charged after American Airlines flight from Miami to Paris is diverted to Boston.

#news   #airtravel   #oddities  

Second plane diverts after passenger dispute over reclining seat

Allegedly disruptive passenger charged after American Airlines flight from Miami to Paris is diverted to Boston

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"The Denver Police Department is looking to equip 800 officers with body cameras in 2015.

In an interview with the Denver Post, Denver Police Chief Robert White said that body-mounted cameras would serve as an impartial record, protecting those who make legitimate complaints, and shielding officers from false claims of excessive force.

"Citizens should know officers are being held accountable," White told the newspaper. "The only officers who would have a problem with body cameras are bad officers."

- Huffington Post

#news   #denver   #police   #technews  

Denver Police Chief: Only Bad Cops Fear Wearing Body Cams

The Denver Police Department is looking to equip 800 officers with body cameras in 2015.

In an interview with the Denver Post, Denver Police Chief Robert White said that body-mounted cameras would serve as an impartial record, protecting those who...

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"China has warned the United States to end its military surveillance flights near Chinese territory, refuting claims by Washington that a Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane last week."

#news   #China   #US   #politics   #military   #closeencounters  

Stop spy flights, China warns the U.S.

China warns the U.S. to end its military surveillance flights near Chinese territory, refuting claims by the White House that a Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane last week.

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"It comes with a pull-down menu that lets you easily switch users, put the browser to guest mode or launch an incognito tab on Windows, Mac or Linux."

#Chrome   #technews   #browsers   #privacy  

Chrome update lets you share your browser, not your history

If you typically share your computer and your browser with a sibling, a roomie or a friend who has no respect for your privacy, this latest Google Chrome

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"You can now record Xbox One game clips directly from the SmartGlass application, making the process easier for gamers who, for example, have a Kinect-less console."

#xboxone   #xbox   #xbox360   #gaming   #microsoft   #smartglass  

Microsoft now lets you record gameplay with Xbox One SmartGlass

Microsoft has been working hard to make Xbox One SmartGlass more useful and appealing for users, and it's doing a great job so far. The most recent

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"The 360-square foot apartment can be morphed into some two dozen different configurations with sliding panels mounted on ceiling tracks. Slide one panel to reveal a kitchen as tight and tidy as a ship’s galley, slide another to open a laundry room, lift a tabletop to uncover a spa full-size bathtub. “So the idea is almost like a time-based design,” explains Chang in the video, “Instead of me moving from one room to the other, I don’t move, actually, the home moves for me.”"
-Medium

#architecture   #architecturephotography   #architects   #building   #hongkong   #tinyhomes  

The Micro-Dwellings of Hong Kong

From chicken-wire cages to glassed-in galleys, designers are working to make the city’s tiniest spaces livable

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