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Russia’s Biggest Dissident Had A Scathing Critique Of The Russian State At His Trial

On the day in 1974 when Soviet secret police arrested him for treason, Alexander Solzhenitsyn published an essay (via the underground samizdat press) entitled "Live Not by Lies". It ended with a commandment in capital letters: “DON'T...Show More Summary

Jon Jones vs. Shogun Rua full fight video: Watch 'Bones' smash his way to light heavyweight title at UFC 128

Like Joe Rogan said after the doctor rushed in to check on Mauricio Rua: "It wasn't even a struggle." Jon Jones would barely struggle in any of his fights outside of Alexander Gustafsson, after beating the brakes off the legendary Brazilian way back at UFC 128. Show More Summary

El Balcon de Iberia, Cuba

12 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

Tom Mangan tipped us off to this well loved day hike. The trail leads through the spectacular Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt (Alexander von Humboldt National Park), which UNESCO recognizes as “one of the most biologically diverse tropical islands sites … Continue reading ?

The Captain's Daughter review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Alexander Pushkin's classic novel, The Captain's Daughter, in Robert and Elizabeth Chandler's translation, recently re-issued by New York Review Books.

Rockets' Kevin McHale Earns Extension with Style That Could Work for Josh Smith

Leslie Alexander, in his 21st season as the Houston Rockets' owner, had just done something he had not since Rudy Tomjanovich put championship rings on his fingers. Alexander rewarded a coach, his third since Tomjanovich, with a contract extension. Show More Summary

Alexander Gerst’s Breathtakingly Beautiful Earth Timelapses [Video]

Watch Earth roll by through the perspective of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst in this six-minute timelapse video from space. Combining 12 500 images taken by Alexander during his six-month Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station this Ultra High Definition video shows the best our beautiful planet has to offer. Show More Summary

Astronaut Gerst’s Earth

Behold our planet in its various beautiful states with astronaut Alexander Gerst’s time-lapses, which he took while he was aboard the International Space Station. Check out his tongue-in-cheek space Halloween pics here.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“We want Christmas without occupation.” Send Marissa Alexander a holiday card.  Last night a driver intentionally destroyed Mike Brown’s memorial. A spokesperson for Ferguson PD had this to say in response: “I don’t know that a crime has occurred. A pile of trash in the middle of the street? The Washington Post is making a […]

Breathtaking Time-Lapse Videos of Earth Taken by ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst From the International Space Station

2 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a compilation of breathtaking time-lapse videos of Earth taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst during his time aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The videos highlight incredible views of auroras, cities at night, and even segments of the exterior of the ISS like the Canadarm2 in action. Gerst lived […]

Spectacular timelapse shows the International Space Station at work

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst used his 166 days aboard the International Space Station to build an enormous high-resolution time lapse sequence featuring more than 12,000 photos of the planet, the atmosphere and the...Show More Summary

This Light Show From the ISS Is the Best Christmas Display You’ll See All Season - So when aliens drive by, they'll be SUPER impressed.

2 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

The European Space Agency released this video earlier this week, which compiles more than twelve thousand images taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst into six minutes of beautiful planetary timelapse. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Fly across the Earth on board the ISS with this timelapse video

Photos of the Earth from up high make for some very stunning imagery, so astronauts aboard the ISS make it a point to capture tons of photos for our sake. Take for example, the 12,500 images astronaut Alexander Gerst took during his six-month stint o...

Who was the best player in 2014?

Who was the best player in 2014? Magnus Carlsen Fabiano Caruana Alexander Grischuk Levon Aronian Vishy Anand Someone else free polls Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Alexander Calder Christmas Trees

In 1942 Alexander Calder was asked by a nurse friend to make some things to cheer up wounded soldiers convalescing in a Staten Island military hospital. One of those things: this awesome Christmas tree, cut from a tin can. I was reminded...Show More Summary

Russia to N. Korea: Interview Freakout 'Understandable'

Russia is apparently no fan of Seth Rogen. A Foreign Ministry spokesman today came to the defense of North Korea's rage over The Interview, reports the AP, saying it was "quite understandable" given the content of the movie. Alexander Lukashevich also sent Washington a little Christmas slap in today's briefing,...

Russian Ruble Strengthens In Thin Trade

By Alexander Winning MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's rouble strengthened on Thursday as exporters sold foreign currency in response to government pressure and to meet tax payments, but trading volumes were thin as many Western markets were closed for the Christmas Day holidays. Show More Summary

In Alexander McQueen

Wearing an Alexander McQueen, Malaika attended a recent launch. A coral lip and taupe pumps finished out her look. Love the hair and lip color on her; she looked gorgeous! P.S: See Priyanka Chopra and Madhuri Dixit wear this McQueen here. Show More Summary

Spectacular New Space Station Video Is The Ultimate Holiday Lighting

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The ESA has just released this stunning ultra high definition timelapse video, combining 12,500 images taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst during his six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. The views of sparkling cities, glowing aurorae and flashes of lightning are breathtaking. Watch it. Now. Read more...

5 Designer T-Shirts from Mr Porter Sale

T-Shirt Luxe–As Mr Porter’s sale continues, we hone in on designer t-shirts, because what better time than now to splurge? From the bold graphic appeal of Alexander Wang to the classic stripes of French label Lanvin, luxury fashion brands deliver a series of t-shirts that pack a powerful punch in the personality department. Show More Summary

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