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Keeping warming to 2 °C is not enough to save species

The temperature limit we've chosen to protect our planet from harmful warming is 0.5 °C too high, say a growing number of climate scientists

Will Ferrell And Kristen Wiig Filmed A Secret Movie For LIfetime

In a story that has all the makings of a fantastic April Fools? joke but an even better real-life TV event, it appears as if two of the funniest people on the planet have teamed up for a project on one of the least self-aware networks on the dial.Click To Continue Reading

Encountering the First Dwarf Planet

Marc Rayman, Ph.D., the mission director for NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft, will discuss Encountering the First Dwarf Planet: The Dawn Mission to Ceres, a free, illustrated, non-technical lecture Wednesday, April 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. The Dawn Spacecraft is now in orbit around Ceres —the largest […]

Is the Moon a Planet? QVC Asks, I Answer.

I’m not a big fan of definitions in astronomy. I’ve been pretty clear about this in the past; Nature is way less anal about boundary lines than humans are. Borders between categories of objects are fuzzy, and while it’s OK to put...Show More Summary

Let’s Make ‘Off The Grid’ A Thing Of The Past

6 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

We live in a world where there are nearly as many cell phone subscriptions as people on earth, where we can instantly see a real time view of streets or buildings halfway across the planet, and where our TVs, homes, and cars get smarter by the day. Show More Summary

10 Ways the Strong Dollar Can Nab You a Dream Trip

Airfares to France and other top-of-your-list destinations are way down, as are hotel rates and other travel expenses, thanks to the strong U.S. dollar. But to lock in great rates you may have to act now. (Lonely Planet) This is the year you're going to take ALL your vacation days! The U.S. Show More Summary

Birds in the Anthropocene

Baby Boomers like me can directly relate to two proposed markers of the current geological epoch, which has been increasingly referred to as "the Anthropocene" due to the unique stamp humans have made on the planet that sustains them. Show More Summary

10 Extreme Animal Facts from the American Museum of Natural History's New Exhibition

8 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

There are some incredible animals on this planet, and many of them have evolved incredible specializations to find food, attract mates, survive, and thrive—some of which aren’t too far off from superpowers. You can learn all about these...Show More Summary

Meet Jack Stevens, One Special Baby — 9 Surgeries And A Stroke Can’t Keep Little Boy From Going Home

Jack Stevens may be the toughest, and happiest, baby you’ll ever meet. The spirited little guy in just 15 short months on this planet has undergone what for most of us would be a medical nightmare that may be too much to endure. ButShow More Summary

It's One of the Most Spectacular Landscapes on Planet Earth: Come and see the Colorado Plateau in Person! June 11-26, 2015

10 hours agoAcademics / Geology : Geotripper

For once I am not discussing a trip I have taken...I am talking about a trip that you can take. Grand Canyon from Powell Point on the South Rim I spend a lot of time on my blog trying to convey the sense of wonder that comes from exploring the wild places of the Earth. Show More Summary

Failure Announce New Album: Release New Song “Hot Traveler”

Los Angeles rock trio Failure have announced The Heart Is A Monster, their first new studio album in 19 years. The followup to 1996?s Fantastic Planet will be released on June 30th via INresidence. Member Greg Edwards states: Thematically we’ve moved from the outer space of Fantastic Planet to inner space. From the dislocation of […]

Tatooine-Like Planets May Be More Common Than We Thought

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For decades, astronomers have assumed that Earth-like planets cannot form around binary stars on account of wacky gravitational effects. Which, for Star Wars fans, was a total downer. But a new study suggests that not only is the formation of Tatooine-like planets very much possible, they may actually be quite common. Read more...

Final Star Trek/Planet Of The Apes Crossover Comic

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

The Star Trek/Planet Of The Apes comic crossover will come to an end with issue number five, due out next week. But fans waiting for the final issue can have a sneak peek now. In this concluding story, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #5 “follows Kirk and the Enterprise crew as they try to wrest […]

Meet The Dude Who Dresses As a Hot Dog For Every Local Diarrhea Planet Show

"I actually have a government job. I can't disclose it. But it's really cool. You'd be like, 'Oh my god. Wow'" [ more › ]

10 Most Romantic Islands in the World

(Jessica Sample) Yes, you CAN afford gorgeous beaches, secluded lodgings, and bragging rights to one of the top 10 hot-and-heavy island getaways on the planet. 1. ST. LUCIA To give you an idea of how verdant St. Lucia's tropical vegetation...Show More Summary

[Comic Review] “Cluster” #3 Fails To Keep It’s Hold

“Cluster” #3 introduces an element of political thriller into the series as the renegade team’s captor drop a truth bomb on them implicating all of humanity in hostile takeover of an alien planet.  There are themes of expansionism, energy conservation, ecology, and even race being brought to the surface of this once simple sci fi […]

World's Oldest Person Dies at 117

Misao Okawa has died from heart failure at a nursing home in Osaka, Japan. She was 117 years old. Wait... WHAT?!? According to the Guinness World Records, Okawa was the oldest person on the planet at the time of her passing. She wasShow More Summary

Last Dispatch from New Zealand: The Gear and Flies

No place on the planet more richly rewards a trout angler when he does everything perfectly--and more harshly penalizes him when he does not--than New Zealand.   It is, by far, my  favorite place to fish.     I wrapped up the last...Show More Summary

Tiny bird makes epic 1,700-mile trip over Atlantic

16 hours agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Scientists call it a "fly-or-die journey" that is "one of the most extraordinary migratory feats on the planet"

Kevin Durant Says He Wants Jersey Retired in OKC (VIDEO)

OKC Thunder superstar Kevin Durant will be the most coveted free agent on the planet in the summer of 2016, but it doesn’t sound like he’s looking to go anywhere. The post Kevin Durant Says He Wants Jersey Retired in OKC (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

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