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Rams Camp Report: Day 14

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of St. Louis Rams training camp: The Rams went through a quick, special-teams only workout Wednesday afternoon that lasted all of about an hour. The players participating started out in pads before shedding them in the middle of the practice. Show More Summary

Tired Tsonga toppled in Cincinnati by Youzhny

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashed back down to earth in his opening match at the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday, losing 6-1, 6-4 to Russian Mikhail Youzhny. The 29-year-old 12th seed found himself back on court 48 hours after beating Roger Federer to win the title in Toronto, the second at the Masters 1000 level of his career.

Another Carrington Event Inevitable

On September 1, 1859, a massive solar flare struck the Earth, resulting in beautiful auroras but also inducing currents in telegraph wires causing them to spark and start fires. Hours earlier amateur astronomer Richard Carrington was observing the sun and noticed large sunspots giving off a brief bright flare. In 1859 the telegraph was about the [...]

Parrots Over Puerto Rico: An Illustrated Children’s Book Celebrating the Spirit of Conservation

3 weeks agoOdd : Brain Pickings

The heartening story of one of the most beautiful bird species on Earth, an underdog of geopolitics and evolution. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

"Scorched Earth": How Israel Converted 40% Of Gaza Into A Wasteland Of Rubble

Moments ago, after weeks of relentless humiliation for John Kerry, Israel and Hamas agreed to yet another 72 hour ceasefire - one which if the previous "ceasefires" are any indication, will be broken within hours if not minutes. Regardless,...Show More Summary

Astronomer Jill Tarter on the Ongoing Search for Extraterrestrial Life and How She Inspired Carl Sagan’s Novel-Turned-Film Contact

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

The importance of playing the long game in life, be it extraterrestrial or earthly. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

20,000 Days on Earth (Trailer)

Enigmatic musician and pop culture icon Nick Cave delves into 24 hours in his live in this quasi-fictitious film which blends real life and imaginary, and explores the importance of creativity and art as part of the human experience...

New Time-Lapse Video Of Earth From Space Is Your Monday Moment Of Zen

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Alexander Gerst, an astronaut from the European Space Agency, recorded this time-lapse video from the International Space Station as it flew over Brazil and the Atlantic Ocean at speeds close to 18,000 miles per hour, 250 miles above the Earth. Read more...

A Brief History of How Bees Sexed Up Earth and Gave Flowers Their Colors

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

How a striped, winged, six-legged love machine sparked "the longest marketing campaign in history." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

What Would Earth Be Like Without a Moon? [Science Video]

SciShow Space takes to you a world where the night is always dark, the tides are paltry — and the days are only 8 hours long. See how different Earth would be if there were no moon! [SciShow]

Question Of The Day: America’s Finest Hour

In honor of Independence Day, I’d like to pose a simple question to you all. What is America’s Finest Automotive Hour? As many of you know, I have not lived that many years on this earth, and so I lack the context to properly look back upon America’s auto industry and judge for myself. A […]

The Future

I recently finished reading Physics of the Future by Dr. Michio Kaku. After countless hours of time spent with the smartest scientists on earth, Dr. Kaku's book chronicles predictions for the coming world between now and the year 2100. We have all learned about globalization and seen its effect over recent years. Show More Summary

When it rains, it pours ... on the sun

Just like on Earth, the sun has spells of bad weather, with high winds and showers of rain. But unlike storms on Earth, rain on the sun is made of electrically charged gas (plasma) and falls at around 200,000 kilometers an hour from the outer solar atmosphere, the corona, to the sun's surface. Show More Summary

Passenger Gets Finger Stuck On Cathay Pacific

A Cathay Pacific passenger got his finger stuck in the lavatory trash bin at the end of a 15 hour flight. How on earth does that happen?! The post Passenger Gets Finger Stuck On Cathay Pacific appeared first on One Mile at a Time.        ...Show More Summary

This is what would happen if Earth stopped spinning right now

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Have you ever asked yourself what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning right now? For you, it would be like being in a car at 1000 miles per hour and stopping to zero. Of course, this means the end for everything alive on Earth. But, believe it or not, it gets even worse than that, as this video explains. Read more...

Weekend Reading: Arthur C. Clarke (1971): Reunion

Arthur C. Clarke (1971): Reunion: "People of Earth, do not be afraid... >...We come in peace--and why not? For we are your cousins; we have been here before. >You will recognise us when we meet, a few hours from now. We are approaching the solar system almost as swiftly as this radio message. Show More Summary

Science Graphic of the Week: Watch as a Solar Eruption Sweeps Past Earth

Planet Earth is taking a hit today from back-to-back solar eruptions. No need to brace for impact: At worst this combined eruption will mess up radio and GPS signals for a few hours on the planet's sunny side. At best, people on the earth's darkened half might see the aurora as far south (or north) as the 39th parallel.

Climate Change Denial Is Big-Ticket & Futile, Says Obama

In a couple of hours, everyone in the United States with access to cable TV and Showtime can hear President Barack Obama say he favors making the energy industry absorb the real price of the carbon it introduces into earth’s atmosphere. Show More Summary

Six Reasons Why You Should Watch The 24 Hours of Le Mans

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Travis and I are on our way to Le Mans, and here's a bit of why it's worth the flight from anywhere on this earth. Read more...

Obama: We Can’t Afford To Deny Climate Change

In a couple of hours, everyone in the United States with access to cable TV and Showtime can hear President Barack Obama say he favors making the energy industry absorb the real price of the carbon it introduces into earth’s atmosphere. Show More Summary

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