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

yesterdayOdd : 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 weekGenres / 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 weekOdd : 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

last monthTechnology / 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

last monthVehicles / 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

RUMOR - GameStop to have extended hours during E3

Well, this is definitely interesting. Rumor has it that GameStop is going to have extended hours during E3 this year. Why on earth would they do that? One might think it could be related to software/hardware that launches during E3 week, or special preorder offers for just-announced games. Hmmm...I'm pretty interested in this news! Link

How Self-Driving Cars Could Solve New York's Traffic Woes

New York City commuters spend an average of 59 hours a year stuck in traffic, costing them an extra $1,281 annually. Researchers at The Earth Institute at Columbia University have proposed a scheme that could alleviate much of that congestion by replacing New York's fleet of 13,000 yellow cabs with 9,000 data-optimized, self-driving cars. Show More Summary

No One Wants to Live in the Artic City of Vorkuta Anymore

You never know exactly when your train will cross the imaginary line of the Arctic Circle and arrive at the city of Vorkuta. Over the 48 hours and 26 stops from Moscow, the sky blends with the earth, and the immense frozen wilderness consumes everything else. Show More Summary

Meet the Nigerian-Canadian Woman Who’s Protesting Against Boko Haram

As most of Planet Earth is by now well aware, in the early hours of April 14, more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria were abducted by a terrorist organization known as Boko Haram, which is based in the country's volatile northeast. Show More Summary

CNN Needlessly Terrifies Thousands By Publishing Asteroid Hoax

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Earlier this week — and for a period of nearly 24 hours — a CNN iReport falsely claimed that a newly discovered asteroid has a nearly 50% chance of hitting the Earth in 2041. The story received more than 230,000 hits and 23,000 media shares before it was finally taken down. Read more...

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