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"Even three decades later, it represents some sort of a beginning in my memory, a premature loss of a certain kind of innocence." A powerful piece by +Eric Mack 
Commentary: Thirty years ago, seven astronauts lost their lives in front of a global TV audience, including millions of schoolchildren. The event impacted one of those kids in profound and lasting ways.
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A new Nexus phone used to be something to get excited about; the new Nexus 5X isn't that exciting, but still worth a long look.
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Scientists have another clue that may point to the present or past existence of life on Mars. A team of researchers from around the globe have found traces of the gas methane trapped within a Martian meteorite.
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Hi Eric, I started following you on G+ after seeing your recent CNet article on Pluto dragonscale terrain. So since you are obviously into some sci-fi, I thought I would share my great theory of the mystery of Pluto! Maybe you can work it into a line of investigation or speculative writing!

First the relevant facts: Pluto has a large and unsustainable atmosphere, Pluto shows signs of geological activity, Pluto's surface has areas covered by organic materials aka tholins. Tholins feature primarily C-N bonds though C-C bonding is also considered probable. Fullerenes, among the champions of C-C bonding have been detected in various interplanetary settings (we know they are present). At very low temperatures (liquid nitrogen temperature), fullerenes exhibit superconductivity. The solar system is permeated by magnetic fields of varying strengths. A conductor passing through a magnetic field has induced current.

So in the tradition of Accelerando, by C. Stross, maybe Pluto builds up a big surface current in the tholin layer from time to time. Conditions in the layer periodically (waves hands in air) cease to be superconducting and then the big current is quickly spent in a surface-wide heating event. The surface undergoes upheaval, a big envelope of atmosphere forms, and then it all settles down again. New Horizon just missed the big show.
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In the YouTube era, even slimy green deep sea ribbon worms get their fifteen minutes of fame. But in the case of this particularly long, wretch-inducing specimen recently caught by a fisherman in Taiwan, the attention seems deserved.
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This month, the reports from down under will be downright terrible for arachnophobes.
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Its obviously sperm Eric.
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Slow motion. Ever since "The Matrix" man has desired to slow things down and behold the wonder and glory of life. This year we here at Man's Life are grateful for slow motion cameras, one of which we happened to get our hands on. We unleashed a cast of crazy characters wielding explosives, chainsaws, shotguns
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At 8:30 PDT NASA announces its big Mars finding, but I already spoke to the key researcher & my story on the big news is live at 8am on +CNET 
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Awe, two weeks and eleven weeks between g+ postings. Not so interesting. Gotta go.
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Astronomers have spotted a pulsar and massive star system engaged in a form of cosmic combat worthy of a blockbuster action movie.
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Journalist John Bohannon set out to expose poor media coverage of nutrition studies. In the process, he lied to his own profession and the public.
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Nah, this was a great double whammy, exposing how crappy many nutrition science studies are and reminding us how crappy reporting on nutrition science news can be. 
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    Journalism, 1998 - 2001
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