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+Mashable​​​​ writes about the reaction to the lion hunt that it is like Orwell's Two-Minute Hate: "By this time next week, we'll all be angry at someone or something else, and we know it. Therefore we have to express our rage at this guy in an indelible fashion, while we still feel it. That's understandable. But it's also the same motivation behind one of the least remembered aspects of George Orwell's future nightmare, Nineteen Eighty-Four — the Two-Minute Hate. Here we all are, screaming our rage and frustration at a screen, full of bile for an enemy we've never met. Then we get on with our work, catharsis achieved. How is this not Orwellian?"
http://mashable.com/2015/07/29/walter-palmer-cecil-lion-digital-mob/

It is a bit creepy how well Orwell anticipated the future. While certainly justified to a degree, the outrage about the lion killer reminds you of the Two-Minutes Hate he describes in his novel "1984".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Minutes_Hate

How was he able to describe the future in such detail? He observed imperialism in the British Empire, fascism in Spain, nazism in Germany and communism in the Sowjetunion. Mob justice occurs in these systems.
http://www.vox.com/2015/7/30/9074865/cecil-lion-palmer-mob-justice
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Nice article from +Brian Hayes​ in +American Scientist
 
The Math of Segregation: Even in a computer model, racial divisions are not all black and white: bit.ly/1CZFKFf

#Segregation #Computerscience #Compsci #Science #math #mathematics #urban #racial #race #Society
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With four large moons and many smaller moons, Jupiter forms a kind of miniature solar system. As a gas giant it is made of the same substance as the sun, mainly Hydrogen and Helium. Jupiter is a small, dark and cold copy of the sun which is not large enough to support nuclear fusion and to become a star, just like its moon Europa is not warm enough to support life. And yet the similarities are striking as this nice infographics from the +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory​​ illustrates.
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Jupiter&Display=OverviewLong
 
Europa: Water World | NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
In our solar system, Jupiter's moon Europa has an ocean twice the size of all Earth's oceans combined. Is Europa inhabited?

Earth
Diameter: 12,742 km
Average Ocean Depth: ~4 km
Volume: ~1.4 billion km3
Liquid Saltwater Surface Ocean
Earth's surface is 29% land, 71% liquid water
Polar Ice Cap
Regional Liquid Salt Water Ocean
Rocky Sea Floor

Europa
Diameter: 3,120 km
Average Ocean Depth: ~100 km
Volume: ~3 billion km3
Liquid Saltwater Sub-Surface Ocean
Europa's surface is covered in a global water ice crust/ Estimates range from 3 km - 30 km thick
Ice Crust
Global Liquid Saltwater Ocean
Rocky Sea Floor

So Why Does This Matter?
Because Earth's Oceans are teeming with life!
The Earth's Oceans are Home to:
50-80% of all life on Earth
At least 224,000 named species
Plants, bacteria, fungi, reptiles, mammals, reefs, algae, fish, mollusks, and many more
Extremophiles, surviving from the freezing temperatures below arctic sea ice to the boiling temperatures near deep sea hydrothermal vents
On Earth, wherever we find water, we find life.

And Europa has twice the water of Earth, so...
Is There Life?

Credit: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

+NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
+NASA Solar System Exploration 

#NASA #Space #Europa #Ocean #Water #Liquid #Life #Habitable #Jupiter #Moon #Science #Spacecraft #Robotics #Exploration #SolarSystem #JPL #JohnHopkins #University #Infographic
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Next year I would like to visit Greece again! There are historic places in Germany where time seems to stand still. In Weimar for instance, the city of the great German poets Goethe and Schiller where many houses look exactly like 200 years ago. In Greece there are a lot more of these pockets which are much older. Plus a marvelous nature and fantastic food.
Learn why Greece still remains one of the greatest travel destinations in the world! Discover TRUE GREECE, an initiative by Greek National Tourism Organization!
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Well done, Canada! 
Sergey Ananov was rescued by a Canadian ice-breaker after spending three days in the freezing Arctic
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+Ariella Brown​ yes. Quite a dramatic rescue. A good survival story for Hollywood? A chopper crash, artic cold and polar bears. A Canadian article reports: "He managed to escape as the helicopter was sinking, bringing along with him a survival suit and a few supplies. Ananov spent two days trapped on an ice floe, where he had to contend with dwindling resources and three polar bears. Down to his last flare, he was spotted by the Canadian Coast Guard ship Pierre Radisson, which rescued him Monday morning."
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/rescued-russian-pilot-sergey-ananov-grateful-to-return-to-iqaluit-1.3171730
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In his Guide for the Perplexed, Moses Maimonides (1135 - 1204) writes that all the evil that exists within human beings stems from their individual attributes, while all good comes from a universally shared humanity. He says that there are people who are guided by higher purpose, and there are those who are guided by physicality and must strive to find the higher purpose with which to guide their actions.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maimonides

Good and evil are of course only important for those who believe in law, justice and human rights. There are always people who believe they are above and beyond the law, because they are smarter, better or more powerful than the rest (as Orwell noticed all are equal, but some are more equal than others). The irony is that those who reject evil as an obsolete relic of religion are prone to become evil themselves. Common moral assessments have no meaning for them, because they are only valid of other, weaker people. If those people rise to power, then hell can break loose.

It is a situation we see for instance in Syria: if the people in power had read their history books, they would know that the Abbasid Caliphate, the golden age of Islam, was marked by openness, tolerance and justice, especially towards people of other cultures and religions. Bagdad became a center of science in the 7th century AD because it attracted and welcomed all sort of people instead of decapitating them.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbasid_Caliphate

The truth about evil is everyone is evil and selfish to a certain degree due to the influence of our selfish genes. Evil is an enduring reality in life. The world is complex, and those who reject age old wisdom risk to fall back into ancient behavior patterns that cause more harm than benefit: religious sects who want to turn back time by controlling all aspects of life, politicians that replace politics by a totalitarian ideology or fundamentalism, or presidents who act like totalitarian dictators.
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2014/oct/21/-sp-the-truth-about-evil-john-gray

What is evil? The narcissist who leaves no room for others. The company which has a monopoly that leaves no room for other companies. The single-party that tolerates no other parties. Even worse are the psychopath who commits crimes, the totalitarian company that runis nature, the fascistic single-party that controls the economy and society.

A political system must not fall back into fascism, communism, nationalism and varieties of totalitarianism - because they are a step back and partly religious in nature. Instead of learning from all the things that happened in the last thousand years since the prophets founded our religions we choose to ignore them if we do it. The attempt to bring back an imaginary paradise of the past to create heaven on earth (for a minority) usually creates some kind of hell (for the majority of people).
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Via +David chung
 
Origins of life: New model may explain emergence of self-replication on early Earth
When life on Earth began nearly 4 billion years ago, long before humans, dinosaurs or even the earliest single-celled forms of life roamed, it may have started as a hiccup rather than a roar: small, simple molecular building blocks known as "monomers" coming together into longer "polymer" chains and falling apart in the warm pools of primordial ooze over and over again.
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The promised land from Chuck Berry appears late. And the American Indians paid the price: America was not a barren wilderness or unpopulated territory. The way to the west was paved by broken promises and forced treaties
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/indian-treaties

Henry Ford said "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian". Or as the saying goes "trust the government, ask an Indian"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Americans_in_the_United_States

Via +Irreverent Monk​​​​​​​​ and +Steve Zimmerman​​​​​​​​
 
I like maps, and this is just a cool GIF!  I never thought to look into something like this, but seeing what the country looked like as it expanded, and States reshaped is very cool to me.
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The word "government" gives a political meaning in Henry Ford's saying.

I think it would be more objective and closer to the truth if we replace the word government with the phrase "someone with other interests". 
 
"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting someone with other interests take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian". 
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The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex (GDSCC), commonly called the Goldstone Observatory, is located in California's Mojave Desert not far from L.A.
http://www.gdscc.nasa.gov/

Operated for and by the +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory​ its main purpose is to track and communicate with space missions, including all communication with the Mars rovers. It is named after Goldstone, California, a nearby gold-mining ghost town. The current observatory is part of +NASA​'s Deep Space Network.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldstone_Deep_Space_Communications_Complex

Over the past 50 years, antennas of the Deep Space Network (DSN) have communicated with just about every +NASA​ mission that has gone to the moon or beyond. The historic conversations include the Apollo missions "That's one small step for man. One giant leap for mankind"; numerous encounters with the outer planets of our solar system; images taken by rovers exploring Mars, the data from NASA's Voyager spacecraft when it entered interstellar space and recently NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=3989

More than 50 years ago the Deep Space Network became the standard network for any missions into deep space. Three antenna complexes were established around the globe, spread out at roughly 120 degrees of longitude so that even as Earth rotated, spacecraft would always be above the horizon of at least one complex. While some of the communication facilities have moved over the decades, today the three complexes, which operate non stop around the clock 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year are located in Canberra, Australia ( +Canberra DSN​ ) Madrid, Spain, EU, and Goldstone, California, US
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/dsn50
 
NASA Goldstone Deep Space Network 70-Meter Dish
The 70-meter dish at NASA's Deep Space Network facility in Goldstone, California.
 
Image Credit & Copyright: Jason Major
Fabulous image, Jason!

+Jason Major 

#NASA #Communications #Network #Deep #Space #Goldstone #California #Spacecraft #Missions #Planetary #JPL #DSN #International 
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Four years later, the nuclear crisis in Fukushima continues to unfold: both the environmental contamination and the ongoing human suffering caused by the disaster. Approximately 120,000 nuclear refugees still live in temporary housing.
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/nuclear-reaction/ZeroNuclear-Fukushima/blog/52281/

+Greenpeace International​​ reports that the Fukushima decontamination program has failed. Radioactive contamination in the Fukushima prefecture is so widespread and at such a high level that it will be impossible for people to safely return to their homes, a Greenpeace Japan investigation revealed
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/press/releases/Greenpeace-investigation-exposes-failure-of-Fukushima-decontamination-program/
Tomorrow, March 11th 2015, is a somber anniversary for the people of Japan: four years since the Great East Japan Earthquake struck, sparking a tsunami, claiming tens of thousands of lives, and beginning the worst nuclear disaster in a generation: the triple reactor core meltdowns and destroyed containment buildings at TEP
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