Posts tagged with ‘news

Oklahoma protesters threaten to “secdee” if Cosmos isn’t cancelled

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.

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A woman tweets a picture of a toy airplane in her vagina to US Airways, US Airways retweets the shit
So of all the stuff you people send into the site all day… I’m busy, I have a lot of things going on and this shit hits the news and not a one of you submitted it. Not a one.
See the damn wide open beaver pic here (NSFW obviously)

A woman tweets a picture of a toy airplane in her vagina to US Airways, US Airways retweets the shit

So of all the stuff you people send into the site all day… I’m busy, I have a lot of things going on and this shit hits the news and not a one of you submitted it. Not a one.

See the damn wide open beaver pic here (NSFW obviously)

Science discovers a particle that could be a new form of matter. No biggie.

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.

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Mysterious “light source” coming out of the Martian surface has amateur alien hunters all in a tizzy

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North Korean official executed by flamethrower, because… there is no because in North Korea

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.

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Your Mazda 6 infested with spiders? It’s more likely than you think.

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.

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Mickey Rooney dies at 93, and so ends a Golden Era of Hollywood

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.

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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.

Unable to show actual NCAA March Madness highlights, a local TV station re-creates the game in their office

That was pretty intense.

Astronomers may have found another dwarf planet in our solar system

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.

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First Asteroid With Rings Discovered (like how cool is that?!)
Until now it seemed that only giant planets had the gravity to hold on to the billions of bits of orbiting ice and dust that make up a ring, but in a paper published today in Nature, astronomers report the discovery of two icy rings around a small object named Chariklo that orbits between Saturn and Uranus.
The discovery was made possible by observations at many sites in South America, including ESO's La Silla Observatory. The origin of these rings remains a mystery, but they may be the result of a collision that created a disc of debris.
"This probably will be the biggest discovery of my career," says Felipe Braga-Ribas of the National Observatory in Brazil, who led the team that found the rings, and who received his Ph.D. just last year.
Sources: 1, 2Illustration by Lucie Maquet

First Asteroid With Rings Discovered (like how cool is that?!)

Until now it seemed that only giant planets had the gravity to hold on to the billions of bits of orbiting ice and dust that make up a ring, but in a paper published today in Nature, astronomers report the discovery of two icy rings around a small object named Chariklo that orbits between Saturn and Uranus.

The discovery was made possible by observations at many sites in South America, including ESO's La Silla Observatory. The origin of these rings remains a mystery, but they may be the result of a collision that created a disc of debris.

"This probably will be the biggest discovery of my career," says Felipe Braga-Ribas of the National Observatory in Brazil, who led the team that found the rings, and who received his Ph.D. just last year.

Sources: 1, 2
Illustration by Lucie Maquet

(Source: sci-universe)






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