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  • Rocket Lab's Humanity Star 'discoball' to reach fiery doom much earlier than expected

    03/20/2018 8:52:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    The 8kg carbon fibre geodesic sphere with 65 reflective panels, which resembled a disco ball, was shot into orbit from the Mahia Peninsula on January 21 on board Rocket Lab's Electron rocket. The launch also carried small satellites into the Earth's orbit for US companies Planet Labs and Spire Global. It was expected the Humanity Star would be one of the brightest objects in the night sky for nine months, but satellite-tracking website Satview reported on Wednesday that it will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrate at 3am (NZT) on Friday. ... Anything left of the sphere is likely to...
  • My Daughter Brought This Home From School. Seems Like Unusual To Ask A 1st Grader

    03/20/2018 4:51:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/19/18 | Finn McCool
    So my daughter brought this home from school. Seems like unusual questions to ask a 1st grader, especially the third question. Would they have asked the same questions while Obama was President?  My daughter knows who Trump is but we don’t talk politics with her because she’s 6. She’s being taught about honesty, respect, kindness, responsibility and hard work. Politics have no place at her age. Of course if she has questions I answer in terms & words she understands.  To ask these questions seems like indoctrination or propaganda research to me. How would a 6 year old form an...
  • Once Robots Are Self-Aware, We Should Full-On Merge With Them, Says Michio Kaku

    03/20/2018 3:56:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 75 replies
    Curosity ^ | 03/19/18 | Cody Gough
    Artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. While we have a long way to go before robots become self-aware, any robot that comes to know it's a robot could kick off the machine uprising that so many science-fiction dystopias warn about. Fortunately, there might be another way at least according to renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. My Heart Is Human, My Blood Is Boiling, My Brain I.B.M. "Robots are pretty stupid now. However, eventually they'll be as smart as a mouse, then a rat, then a rabbit, then a cat, then a dog. By the end of the century,...
  • Woman intentionally crashed into Pembroke Park BSO station, officials say

    03/19/2018 3:34:07 PM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    Wsvn ^ | 19 march 2018 | Staff
    Deputies are investigating after a woman intentionally crashed her car into a Broward Sheriffs Office station in Pembroke Park. Deputies said the woman deliberately drove into the Pembroke Park/West Park Broward Sheriffs Office, located at 3201 W Hallandale Beach Blvd. just after 11:30 a.m. Monday. However, officials said, her motive remains unknown. Mendez, who was working inside the station said the woman was engulfed in flames inside the vehicle. I have grandchildren, so when I see people in need, I try to help, Mendez said. She was on fire. It kind of traumatized me. He was painting the interior of...
  • Putin win in Landslide: Was there American Collusion?

    03/19/2018 6:53:58 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 26 replies ^ | 3/19/18 | self
    Putin win in Landslide: Was there American Collection? Over 75%? Did America hack?
  • Stillwater bail agent fatally shoots client at her office

    03/17/2018 12:42:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 69 replies
    Prosecutors Monday released video of a Stillwater bail agent fatally shooting one of her clients last year at her office. Chasity Dawn Carey was charged with first-degree murder after the shooting. On Friday, Payne County jurors acquitted Carey, 42, of Drumright, in the Aug. 9 shooting. At trial, Carey testified she shot the client, Brandon James Williams, 38, of Stillwater, in self-defense. She and her 19-year-old son, Justin Henderson, were attempting to take Williams, who was free on bail, back into custody at the time. Carey testified Williams attempted to grab her gun before fleeing out her office window. She...
  • Turtle who was fed puppy in Idaho classroom euthanized

    03/16/2018 5:23:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    fox13now ^ | March 16, 2018 | David Wells and Lauren Steinbrecher
    The snapping turtle who was fed a puppy in front of students at an Idaho junior high school has been euthanized, according to a representative for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. The snapping turtle was euthanized humanely a statement from the ISDA representative said.
  • In Search of... The Coming Ice Age

    03/16/2018 2:41:56 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 17 replies
    In Search of ^ | 1977-78 | unknown
    From the late 1970s, Leonard Nimoy hosts this episode of In Search of....the Coming Ice Age.
  • Man Cracks Strange Coded Voicemail He Got And It's Deeply Disturbing

    03/16/2018 10:33:27 AM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 68 replies ^ | Today | Dave Basner
    It literally translates to "Danger SOS it is dire for you to evacuate be cautious they are not human SOS danger SOS" and then gives coordinates... i am throwing my phone away
  • Only in Houston, Texas! Cadillac spotted with foot-and-a-half long protruding spinners on wheels

    03/16/2018 8:11:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2018 | Victoria Bell
    You might find it hard to miss these unusual wheel accessories, but then they aren't made to be missed. Bemused passengers filmed the hilarious moment they spotted a car driving on the motorway with foot-and-a-half long protruding spinners on the wheels. The video shows a Cadillac driving on the busy motorway in Houston, Texas with the unusually long wheel ornaments on all four of its tires.

    03/15/2018 10:27:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 56 replies ^ | 3/14/18 | JAMES TENNENT
    MAN CLAIMS UNITED AIRLINES OFFERED WOMAN $1,000 VOUCHER TO PUT HER FEET DOWN: 'THE AUDACITY OF WHITE PRIVILEGE'A black man traveling on a United Airlines plane has claimed that a flight attendant agreed to give a white woman sitting next to him a $1,000 voucher for taking her feet off the tray table, while not offering him similar courtesy. After his complaint went viral on Twitter, he called the company's response "tone deaf". In a statement to Newsweek, United disputed the story, saying: "At no point was any customer offered compensation for this issue."The audacity of white privilege, Frederick Joseph,...
  • 'I want to become a DAD... but my kids won't look anything like me': Human Ken Doll (trunc)

    03/15/2018 8:31:47 PM PDT · by Trillian · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 March 2018 | Rebecca Davison
    He's well known for his love of plastic surgery and eccentric sense of style but Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves has a new dream in mind... fatherhood. Speaking to MailOnline, the 34-year-old said: 'Now that I am done with plastic surgeries I will have more time to dedicate myself. 'I really want to get a dog and have some children. Obviously my kids won't look anything like me because I have changed my look with 60 surgeries. 'But if they did want to have surgery after they turn 18, I will support them and pay for it just like my...
  • Russian Plane Loses Gold Bars Worth $378 M After Door Breaks

    03/15/2018 10:20:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    A reported 200 bars of gold and other precious metals have scattered across an airport runway in Russia after a cargo plane door broke off upon takeoff. Strong winds blew off the Nimbus Airline An-12 cargo plane door upon takeoff from Yakutsk Airport, airport officials told Interfax on Thursday. After the incident, the plane crew made an emergency landing in a village airport some 12 kilometers from Yakutsk.
  • Startup Offers '100% Fatal' Service That Harvests Brains For Future Upload

    03/15/2018 9:53:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Inverse ^ | 03/14/18 | Kevin Litman-Navarro
    Neuroscience startup Nectome wants to harvest your brain for science. The nascent company, which is a member of famed incubator Y Combinators winter 2018 class, is focused on preserving brains for future computer upload. Why Does Nectome Want My Brain? Our mission is to preserve your brain well enough to keep all its memories intact: from that great chapter of your favorite book to the feeling of cold winter air, baking an apple pie, or having dinner with your friends and family, Nectomes website says. We believe that within the current century it will be feasible to digitize this information...
  • Even After 22 Trillion Digits, Were Still No Closer To The End Of Pi

    03/15/2018 2:50:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | March 14, 2018 | Oliver Roeder
    Depending on your philosophical views on time and calendars and so on, today is something like the 4.5 billionth Pi Day that Earth has witnessed. But that long history is nothing compared to the infinity of pi itself. A refresher for those of you who have forgotten your seventh-grade math lessons1: Pi, or the Greek letter π , is a mathematical constant equal to the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter — C/d. It lurks in every circle, and equals approximately 3.14. (Hence Pi Day, which takes place on March 14, aka 3/14.) But the simplicity of its...
  • Hotel booking sites report that searches for FICTIONAL Wakanda from Black Panther are up 620% (tr)

    03/14/2018 1:26:15 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 13, 2018 | Ted Thornhill
    It seems that the Black Panther movie has done such a good job of immersing audiences in its world that many people think it's real. Two hotel booking sites have revealed that site searches for the word 'Wakanda' the name of the fictional African country the movie is set in have risen dramatically. reported that the number of people landing on its Wisconsin Wakanda Water Park page is up by 620 per cent and reported that searches for neighbouring Wakanda Park are up by 55 per cent year on year. A spokesperson for commented: 'The...
  • 100 Easy Ways to Make Women's Lives More Bearable

    03/13/2018 9:24:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Vice ^ | March 8, 2018 | Dani Beckett
    Every year, I wake up on March 8 to a flurry of tweets from men wishing me a Happy International Womens Day! And every year, I find myself thinking: Well, thanks, but is that it? Is that all the support for gender equality that you can muster? For the entire year? Its a nice sentiment, but at a time when the gender pay gap means that women in the UK work for free for 67 days each year, Black women in the US are three to four times more likely to die in childbirth than white women, and trans women...
  • Charles Mansons corpse: Grandson wins battle for frozen remains of the cult leader

    03/13/2018 6:19:35 AM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/13/18 | Kyle Swenson
    They all wanted the corpse. For four months, while Charles Mansons remains stayed on ice under a fake name in a California coroners officer, a local court heard arguments on behalf of at least four parties seeking the right to send off the notorious cult leader. There was Michael Channels, who collects serial killer memorabilia. Another claimant, a Los Angeles musician named Matthew Lentz, said he was fathered by Manson at a 1967 orgy. And finally, came Mansons grandson Jason Freeman, a former mixed-martial-arts fighter from Florida who recently appeared in a Facebook Live video alongside a puppet version of...
  • Inside the luxury doomsday bunker complex the size of a CITY in South Dakota where 10,000 [tr]

    03/12/2018 12:23:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2018 | Phoebe Weston
    A complex of doomsday bunkers in South Dakota that can house 10,000 people is being hailed as the 'back up plan for mankind'. Equipped with survival gear and custom-made interiors, the city-sized complex could save thousands in case of an asteroid strike or nuclear war, the creator claims. Although the structures look imposing from the outside they have all the home comforts, including sofas, a coffee table and paintings hanging on the walls. They even include 'virtual windows' with LEDs to simulate the different views of the outside world.
  • VIDEO: Man breaks into animal shelter to steal gumballs

    03/12/2018 10:12:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    WABC-TV NYC ^ | 03-12-2018 | Staff
    SACRAMENTO, California (WABC) -- A man broke into an animal shelter in California, but he didn't try to steal cash - he tried to steal gumballs. The man dubbed the 'Gumball Bandit' struggled to drag the machine through a broken window at the shelter in Sacramento. At one point, the gumballs spilled out and left the man with only the machine. Eventually the bandit brought the machine out through another exit and tossed it over a barbed wire fence. His wild journey has gone viral.