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The electric car trend has passed another milestone with Teslas breaking the billion mile threshold. Still tiny compared to gas-driven miles, but it represents a major shift in consumer thinking.
It’s easier than ever to ‘drive 65’ in an electric luxury vehicle, with nearly 200 Tesla Supercharger stations strategically placed throughout the contine
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Wait? They still print TV Guide?
 
Did you see the TV Guide Magazine's awesome San Diego Comic-Con covers featuring The Flash, Gotham, Arrow and Supergirl? 
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Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist... God of Thunder? Iron Thor by Prince Armory: http://j.mp/1NvRaRl
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The battle over SB 277, California’s bill mandating that children must be fully vaccinated to enroll in schools or daycare, has been tough, emotional, and completely bonkers, creating a new wave of vocal anti-vaccination activists, some of whom are willing to dox, harass and threaten anyone speaking in favor of it. SB 277 is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk today. Brown hasn’t said publicly whether he intends to sign the bill.
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New species of prehistoric "Super-Armored Monster" worm discovered.

"A new species of 'super-armoured' worm, a bizarre, spike-covered creature which ate by filtering nutrients out of seawater with its feather-like front legs, has been identified by palaeontologists. The creature, which lived about half a billion years ago, was one of the first animals on Earth to develop armour to protect itself from predators and to use such a specialised mode of feeding.

The creature, belonging to a poorly understood group of early animals, is also a prime example of the broad variety of form and function seen in the early evolutionary history of a modern group of animals that, today, are rather homogenous. The results, from researchers at the University of Cambridge and Yunnan University in China, are published today (29 June) in the journal PNAS.

The creature has been named Collinsium ciliosum, or Hairy Collins' Monster, named for the palaeontologist Desmond Collins, who discovered and first illustrated a similar Canadian fossil in the 1980s. The newly-identified species lived in what is now China during the Cambrian explosion, a period of rapid evolutionary development around half a billion years ago, when most major animal groups first appear in the fossil record."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-06-spiky-monsters-species-super-armored-worm.html#jCp

The study: A superarmored lobopodian from the Cambrian of China and early disparity in the evolution of Onychophora, PNAS, http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/06/24/1505596112

Image: Collinsium ciliosum, a Collins' monster-type lobopodian from the early Cambrian Xiaoshiba biota of China. Credit: Javier Ortega-Hernández
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I skipped the last few Rocket films, but this is intriguing...
 
I'm so there...   #rocky  
Watch the exciting trailer and let us know what you think
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Today in Geek History: Apollo 13 released in theaters 20 years ago. Thanks for bringing some of NASA's finest hours to the silver screen.
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The business model for subscriptions is based on subscribers that don't actually use the service.
 
Scribd has just run up against one of the known problems with subscription ebook services. Mark Coker has announced over on the Smashwords blog that Scribd is thinning out its catalog. More specifically, Scribd is now pulling titles from what is probably its most read genre: romance. Effective immediately, I estimate 80-90 percent Smashwords romance and... Read More »
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In pdx waiting for +Chris York​ to go in for hernia repair surgery. Not how we wanted to spend our summer vacation.
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Some cool tidbits of info on phase three of the MCU.
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Ant-Man represents the end of Marvel’s Phase Two of movies. But what does the House of Ideas have up its sleeve for Phase Three? We got some one-on-one time with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, and he dropped some hints. Here are 11 teases for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Chancellor, Alabama - Eugene, Oregon - Seattle, WA - Los Angeles, CA - Vista, CA - Escondido, CA - Hurst, TX - Pensacola, FL - Radcliffe, Kentucky - Renton, WA - Des Moines, WA - Kirkland, WA - Redmond, WA - Seattle, WA
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I think, I dream, sometimes I write it down. People seem to enjoy it when I do. www.YorkWriters.com
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(Check out my "Panorama Beach" Florida mystery series, and my "Clockwork Cowboy" steampunk western series, plus other work, at your favorite book or ebook vendor...)

I tell stories.  I'm not a writer.  That's secondary.  I tell stories, and I can tell them in may forms.  Sure, mainly I write prose fiction, novels and short stories, but I could have made movies, or computer games, or shoot photo-cartoons using action figures (and in fact, I've done all those things too.)  It's all storytelling to me.

I am fascinated by the world around me.  I love science, technology, and the way they fit in with the world of people and emotions,

In particular, I have, since I was in infant, been fascinated by space exploration, and I'm a keen observer and commentator of those efforts to this day.  I hoped I'd live to see us land on Mars.  Now I'm just hoping my grand-kids might see it, or something as profound.  

But I see signs of the long log-jam breaking, of new light that might get us off this lovely little ball of rock that we take for granted as our eternal home, and that excites me.

Science, tech, and the human equation, those things are frequently the subjects of my stories, but not always.  I love characters: the quirky, twisted, fascinating possibilities of human existence.  Give me a couple good characters in an interesting setting, and I can run all day without a Big Idea in sight. 

I can be cynical, and I am always sarcastic, but I still believe in the future.  I still believe in truth, justice, and the American ideal.  I believe we can be better than we are.  I believe someday we will be.  I believe in heroes, because they remind us what we could be, if we only tried a little harder.

My wife, Christina F. York tells stories too.  She's written science fiction, fantasy, and romance, but these days she mostly writes mysteries under the names Christy Evans and Christy Fifield, with the second book in her cozy mystery novel series about to hit print.

Two writers, several cats, and a house by the sea.  Now that's an adventure.  Let me tell you the story...

#writer #mystery #space #sciencefiction #fantasy #steampunk #spaceenterprise #future #engineering #makers
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National-best-selling author of over a dozen published books and many short stories.
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Author of Mystery, Steampunk, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
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Writer, thinker, observer, maker of things both aesthetic and functional
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  • National best-selling Writer
    1975 - present
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Everything is good and prices are reasonable. Run by a professional diver who knows where the good local fish is (though quality and selection will depend on what is available). Check the specials white-board, as there may be something fresher and tastier than the standard cod and halibut available (fresh rock-fish is my favorite). Recommended for take-out as the dining room is small and not especially comfortable. Food is cooked to order and the kitchen is small, so service can be slow when they're backed up, but generally worth the wait. Definitely the best take-out fish on this part of the coast (tourist favorite Mo's is vastly over-rated). Only the lack of better indoor dining prevents me from giving this five stars.
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