Furious with Neil DeGrasse Tyson o their Fox channels and his anti-Creationist “knowledge” and his truthy “facts” have gotten a group of people in Oklahoma so hopping mad, they’ve threatened to secede from the Union if Cosmos isn’t pulled off the air. You know, to form a freer union with one god, one religion, where science is outlawed and the truth about what we know about the world squashed. Good times those will be.
It’s called a tetraquark, and it could be a new form of matter only found in the heart of neutron stars and theoretically, quark stars:
Very simply, the traditional model of a neutron star is that it is made of neutrons. Neutrons consist of three quarks (two down and one up), but it is generally thought that particle interactions within a neutron star are interactions between neutrons. With the existence of tetraquarks, it is possible for neutrons within the core to interact strongly enough to create tetraquarks. This could even lead to the production of pentaquarks and hexaquarks, or even that quarks could interact individually without being bound into color neutral particles. This would produce a hypothetical object known as a quark star.
A North Korean official has been executed with a flame-thrower, South Korean media has reported, amid a crackdown on loyalists of Kim Jong-un’s purged uncle. As many as 11 senior party officials with close ties to Jang Song-taek have apparently recently been executed or sent to political prison camps.
Most car recalls are for straightforward mechanical issues, but if you’ve got a Mazda 6 and you’ve been wondering why your car is infected with spiders, it’s not where you park— there’a slight defect in some Mazdas that allows a certain type of gasoline loving spider into the car so they can get their little rocks off huffing your fuel and jamming up your lines.
For nearly his entire life, spanning most of the life of the talking motion picture, Mickey Rooney was there. As a child star, as a teen box office draw, and well into his 80s, Mickey Rooney was there. RIP you master of stage and screen.
And just for something different, here’s a great outtakes reel of Mickey Rooney having a really bad day shooting a promo for his show ‘Mickey’ from 1964.
It was the discovery of a number of tiny dwarf planets beyond Pluto, in the Kuiper Belt, that prompted the definition of dwarf planet vs regular planet. But most of these except Sedna were within the Kuiper Belt… between that and the edge of the Oort Cloud, astronomers thought there was pretty much nothing. And then this faint pink dot shows up, an icy world orbiting 44 billion miles away from the Sun. For right now, the planet is just called VP113, and is technically being called a “sednoid” right now due to its weird spot waaaay out there on the edge of the solar system.