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Chris Wandell
Attended Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication
Lives in Hove, UK
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Who's felt like this before?
 
CATOOSA, OK—After months of watering, mulching, staking, fertilizing, pruning, and spraying each plant, local homeowner Margie Helmholtz confirmed Wednesday that an entire summer of tending her backyard garden had yielded one edible cherry tomato.
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Nice review of my YA robot thriller in the Los Angeles Review of Books!
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Excellent film treatment here:
 
The Fury Road Legend (story concept) George Miller supposedly wrote in 1997 while flying from LA to Australia
It took almost 20 years  before we actually get the Mad Max film, but he stuck pretty much to the concept. I like how he wrote it on red paper with silver ink plays into the distinctive color palette he used on the film :)

source - https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/3ibfw4/this_is_the_fury_road_legend_that_george_miller/
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Disgusting! 
 
WASHINGTON—Taking advantage of the system and giving nothing back in return, local unemployed, single mother Mei Xiang reportedly gave birth to two more children out of wedlock this week and continued to pathetically leech off the government.
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great opportunity to buy prints from
 
Our Spitzer Space Telescope celebrates 12 years in space with the release of a new digital calendar. Some of the mission’s most notable and stunning images are showcased. Print your copy: http://go.nasa.gov/1E7D6hL #NASABeyond
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Why out of 1,862 confirmed exoplanets is there only one similar to earth?

Our increasingly unique planet was made possible by Jupiter charging through the inner solar system like a wrecking ball in it's early formation as explained in detail here by +Brian Koberlein . 
It increasingly looks like our solar system might be the exception rather than the norm.
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It's funny how more and more information arises that shows us our planet is far more unique than we would have thought. I refer to exoplanet discovery and how rare an earth sized rocky planet in the habitable zone appears to be. 
 
"New research predicts that Earth has more than 1,500 undiscovered minerals and that the exact mineral diversity of our planet is unique and could not be duplicated anywhere in the cosmos".
New research predicts that Earth has more than 1,500 undiscovered minerals and that the exact mineral diversity of our planet is unique and could not be duplicated anywhere in the cosmos.
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worth knowing!
 
In past interviews, I’ve discussed selling with Amazon FBA quite a bit.  However, today’s podcast is different and provides quite a unique angle. Today’s guest is not just selling a private label product.  Zach Vohries from Zackees.com has created a … Continued
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Have a look at this interesting and unique idea for an action movie on kickstarter. 
An innovative take on the action-comedy genre—a 2-person action movie—proving good storytelling is as effective as a massive budget.
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Judging by the Size

Most of the planets we’ve discovered around other stars have been found using the transit method. When a planet passes in front of its star, it blocks some of the starlight, making it appear slightly dimmer. It’s a great way to discover planets, but it has some serious limitations.

Given our current technology, we can’t resolve most planets directly. Earth-sized planets are far too small to be directly observed. With the transit method we can’t see a planet pass in front of its star, just a dimming in the overall brightness of the star. From the star’s temperature and spectrum we can get a pretty good idea of its size, and from the amount of dimming we have an idea of the size of the planet relative to the star. With the transit method we know the size of a planet, but that’s about it.

The problem is that planets with similar sizes can have very different physical characteristics. Take, for example, the exoplanet known as Kepler 22b. It’s radius is about 2.4 times that of Earth, and thus it’s a type of planet known as a “super Earth.” However its mass isn’t well known, and could vary significantly depending upon its composition. If it is mostly water and ice, it might be 3 – 5 Earth masses. If it is mostly rock, 30 – 50 Earth masses, and if it’s mostly iron its mass could be over 100 Earth masses. By comparison, the mass of Neptune is only 17 Earth masses, while Saturn is only 95 Earth masses.

Realistic estimates put Kepler 22b around 40 Earth masses, perhaps as an ocean world with a rocky iron core, which is hardly an Earth-like world.
The transit method is a great way to discover planets, but it has some serious limitations.
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Well I think it's safe to say that I've definitely made it now. I just found myself listed on the BFI website by accident. 
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"Living the dream of any incredibly violent person"
 
After winning her third straight bout in less than 40 seconds, UFC star Ronda Rousey has become the most dominant MMA fighter in the world and is truly living the dream of any incredibly violent person. Is she any good?
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