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When your (grand)children start dying from preventable diseases I hope they remember who YOU voted for: http://gu.com/p/3pz8e/tw via @guardian
Harry Leslie Smith: In 1926, Harry Leslie Smith's sister died of TB in a workhouse infirmary, too poor for proper medical care. In 1948, the creation of the NHS put a stop to all that. In an extract from his new book, Harry's Last Stand, he describes his despair at the coalition's dismantling of the welfare state
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Find out how Hubble can accurately measure the distance of stars 7,500 light years away: +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis discuss this new technique with Dr. Adam Riess and Dr. Stefano Casertano the developers of this new ability for #Hubble   tonight at 9.00pm UTC
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Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute have devised a new technique that allows the +Hubble Space Telescope to more accurately measure distances to stars within our galaxy - up to 10 times farther than previously possible using a method known as parallax.

Parallax is the most reliable method for directly measuring distances to stars within our galaxy. It uses the geometry of the Earth's orbit around the Sun to see tiny, almost imperceptible shifts of background stars behind the object being measured.

Previously this technique was only effective for distances up to 750 light years. Anything further away and we couldn't see the background stars shift; the change was too small.

This new capability allows astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope to measure parallax distances up to 7,500 light years away - an astonishing increase in precision of a factor of 10!

Please join us as +Tony Darnell and +Scott Lewis discuss this new technique with Dr. Adam Riess, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics and Dr. Stefano Casertano, the developers of this new ability for #Hubble .
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Hubble Space Telescope. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Goosebumps all over from listening to live tracks on BBC 6 Music Festival - Again ;)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03w7tb0
5 Days left to listen
UK Only (unless you know how to beat the system)

Pre-order UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Take-Off-Landing-Everything/dp/B00FNRA87U/ref=ntt_mus_dp_dpt_1
 
elbow's sixth album, 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything' is available to pre-order at iTunes in the US and Canada now. 

Both albums come with instant downloads of 'Fly Boy Blue / Lunette'. Order yours now from the links below:

iTunes US: http://elbw.ws/itUS
iTunes Canada: http://elbw.ws/itCan

Fans can also order physical copies of the album from Amazon.com: http://elbw.ws/TOamznSO
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Google quotes Olympic charter as it enters row over Russian anti-gay laws

Search engine's logo presented in the colours of the rainbow flag to coincide with the opening of the Winter Games in Sochi

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/07/google-russian-anti-gay-laws-winter-olympics
Search engine's logo presented in the colours of the rainbow flag to coincide with the opening of the Winter Games in Sochi
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Astonishingly beautiful snow flakes by Alexey Kljatov | End of season - dark crystals http://flic.kr/p/ef3yRX
A simple chart with some crystals, which looks interesting (i think), but i still not process them from RAW series. This is just crops from jpeg's. Looks better in original resolution: 4997x 4997 pixels. More snowflakes in set snowflakes and snow crystals. Also i wrote small article about my shooting technique. [  Blogspot     500px     DeviantArt     Google+     Facebook     Tumblr  ]
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Apollo 10 1969 Earthrise pictures stitched - Brilliant ;)
With a little Photoshop trick, a shaky video is transformed into a mesmerizing view of Earth.
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You know the one about 'How do Hedgehogs make love?'? Well these tiny spiders get it on very carefully and colourfully indeed - frantic, colorful twerking in the undergrowth ;)
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1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth
In the language that most Americans can understand Facepalm

Via @nprnews: http://n.pr/1gBrOmi
26 percent of those surveyed by the National Science Foundation in 2012 answered incorrectly.
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Wait... what? But I see it go up and down each day. Obviously it revolves around me. :D
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Via NPR News: 'Lung In A Box' Keeps Organs Breathing Before Transplants 
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A eulogy to the NHS: What happened to the world my generation built? | S...
www.theguardian.com

In 1926, Harry Leslie Smith's sister died of TB in a workhouse infirmary, too poor for proper medical care. In 1948, the creation of the NHS

Return of the Dancing Peacock Spiders | Science Blogs | WIRED
www.wired.com

Hold me closer, tiny dancer: A new species of dancing peacock spider has been discovered and described in Australia. Watch some amazing new

Asteroid Cartoons and Comics - funny pictures from CartoonStock
www.cartoonstock.com

Asteroid funny cartoons from the CartoonStock directory - the world's largest on-line collection of cartoons and comics.

Space-time ripples hint at physics beyond the big bang - space - 25 Marc...
www.newscientist.com

Gravitational waves could help us sift through many visions for the rapid expansion of the early universe – or offer even wilder views of co

A Beautiful GIF of Earth Rising Over the Moon's Horizon
www.theatlantic.com

With a little Photoshop trick, a shaky video is transformed into a mesmerizing view of Earth.

Moon Landings Chart » ChartGeek.com
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Charts about space, sci-fi, and other geeky things

British Antarctic Survey
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British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of the world's leading environmental research centres

Romanians mobilise in protest against gold mine plans
www.theguardian.com

IPS: Street protests are snowballing in Romania against a Canadian-led gold mining project in Rosia Montana

Gaia goes to L2 – what’s an “ell-two”?
blogs.esa.int

Tweet Just like observatories on Earth, space observatories like Gaia like it quiet and dark. In space "quiet and dark" means far away from

ESA Science &amp; Technology: Europe bids Gaia a safe journey
sci.esa.int

ESA's billion-star surveyor, Gaia, has completed final preparations in Europe and is ready to depart for its launch site in French Guiana, s

Arianespace competition "Win a Trip to watch a launch live in Kourou"
www.arianespace-concours.com

From 3 to 23 June 2013, win a trip to Kourou and experience in person a live rocket launch

UK bee insecticide study flawed, says EU food agency
www.guardian.co.uk

Damian Carrington: Field study cited by British government as evidence that neonicotinoids cause little harm to bees has 'several weaknesses

Twitter hit-and-run boast shows dangers of 'road tax' entitlement
www.guardian.co.uk

Dawn Foster: When drivers say cyclists don't belong on the roads because they 'don't pay tax', it is a dangerous, dehumanising attitude

Proba-V opens its eyes
www.esa.int

Earth watcher Proba-V is in good health following its launch last week. The Vegetation imager has been switched on and the first image has b

NASA - Kepler Mission Manager Update
www.nasa.gov

At our semi-weekly contact on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, we found the Kepler spacecraft once again in safe mode.

'Disabled children should be put down': Cornwall councillor Collin Brewe...
www.independent.co.uk

A councillor who compared disabled children with deformed lambs that are dealt with at birth by “smashing them against a wall” is being inve

Frank Hornby: Google Doodle tracks down story of toy maker behind train ...
www.independent.co.uk

The search engine Google is celebrating the 150th birthday of visionary toy maker Frank Hornby, whose model railways, Meccano sets and Dinky

Doctor Who: Neil Gaiman sets the scene for Nightmare in Silver
www.radiotimes.com

An amusement park from hell and a chess-playing Cyberman feature in the latest adventure, with guest stars Warwick Davis and Tamzin Outhwait