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A ritually buried skeleton long thought to be a puppy turns out to be a bobcat. The first known cat person? (first spotted on +Carin Bondar's feed)
Necklace-wearing kitten in Native American grave may shed light on animal domestication
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SpaceX lost an unmanned rocket today. Both NASA and the Russians have been having trouble getting supplies to the ISS recently.
SpaceX has suffered a setback after one of its rockets suffered a catastrophic failure during launch Sunday.
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+Martin Burke agreed. So many postings today confusing NASA and SpaceX. NASA is just the customer in this ride. Sadly those Microsoft halo lens will be missed. 
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First "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" and now +Neil Gaiman's American Gods. I think I like this trend of bringing books to TV instead of trying to squeeze everything into a two hour movie. 
Neil Gaiman novel 'American Gods' has finally gotten its greenlight from Starz, with Bryan Fuller and Michael Green writing and showrunning.
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So +LastPass, the password manager I frequently recommend and use for ALL of my info, has been hacked. They say user passwords are safe but recommend changing your master password.

Of course their servers are flooded and you can't change your master password right now.... Kind of regretting not sticking with an offline solution like Keepass right now.
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Yes, finally.
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The premier of Johnathan Strange and Mr Norrell, a series from +BBC America based on the excellent book by Susanna Clark, is available online now: 
Magic once existed in England but it has long faded — that is until the reclusive Mr Norrell is discovered in Yorkshire.
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Went on the "Tour De Bale" today with +Jeanene Burke, a tour of straw bale houses in San Diego County. It was intended to connect people interested in straw bale construction with experienced architects and builders, but also to let you walk through existing straw bale homes and hear about the challenges the owners experienced during permitting, building, inspecting, etc.
The homes were universally beautiful and the owners were all quite happy with their experiences and the results. We particularly loved how the homes were all very open, with lots of french doors and other ways to connect the houses to the grounds.
It's getting easier to do this kind of building in San Diego County every year, so hopefully we'll have smooth sailing when we're ready to build
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Those look really nice.  I'm glad this is getting easier to build.
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As the New Horizons mission gets closer to Pluto, scientists are starting to see some interesting markings. Unfortunately the mission isn't going to pass on that side of Pluto, but we should still see more detail as we get closer. I'm looking forward to learning what they're all about!
The New Horizons mission to Pluto releases new colour views of the dwarf planet, revealing some intriguing dark spots.
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I didn't remember that, but yes...probe launched in Jan 2006, Pluto downgraded in August.
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Recently my G+ friend +Anthony Cousins pointed out that while we hear a lot about where +Bernie Sanders stands on the economy, we don't hear much about his other positions. This article doesn't go into any detail, but it's a good starting point for finding out more
On Thursday, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced his run for the White House. Here is where Sanders stands on 10 key issues.
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Your philosophy is right on-  What could Martin be after. Please clarify yourself Martin.
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Moving the manufacture of 60 billion bricks a year to more environmentally friendly materials is going to be quite an undertaking
The LEGO Group has announced a huge research investment that looks to replace its iconic plastic bricks with pieces made from sustainable and environmentally friendly materials. The deal, worth 1 billion Danish Krone (approximately US$150 million),...
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True, you don't want one crumbling the first time you step on it in the dark
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The Philae Lander woke up after 7 months recharging. One of the scientists involved said she hugged a cab driver when she heard the news...it's like nerdy V-E Day! 
The European Space Agency says its comet lander, Philae, has woken up and contacted Earth, seven months after it lost power.
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Jason Davis on the historic success of the USMNT in Europe. Klinsmann continues to take US Soccer to new heights. 
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Next up, the Gold Cup! 
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Two of the scions I brought home from the San Diego Rare Fruit Growers exchange are thriving and look like they might make it. The Fig may not look like much, but there's a lot of root activity and several bright green new buds, and the White Mulberry was a bare stick a few months ago.
I had 10-15 others, including some crab apples I was interested in for cider, that didn't make it. Next time I'll have to suck it up and learn to graft.
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I had to look it up. The rare fruit people use it like it's a common term, so I'm glad to hear not everyone knows it but me
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