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We were out of town during the recent rains, and came back to sprouted grains in one of the feed bins. The chickens enjoyed it so much we've repurposed a few of the boy's old toy bins for sprouting on a regular basis.
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Excellent details about Kepler-452b, very clearly explained by +ScienceAlert 
As you're probably well aware, a few hours ago, NASA and SETI announced the discovery of Earth's "older, bigger cousin". Called Kepler-452b, it's the first almost-Earth-sized planet that's been found in the habitable zone of a star very similar to...
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As usual, +Ethan Siegel has the most interesting commentary on the astronomical events of the day
Now that New Horizons has flown by the Plutonian system, can it be considered a planet after all?
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Thanks, that was a good read.
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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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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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Really interesting article about Iapetus, Saturn's "ying/yang" moon, by +Ethan Siegel. 
The most unusual looking moon has a dark side, all thanks to a failed comet that was captured by Saturn long ago.
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Amazing
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Comparing two of my favorite backyard plants from how they looked a couple of months ago. The dragonfruit is taking over, probably because it gets runoff from the surprising amount of dew that collects on the patio cover. The mulberry is really coming along, too. I want to replant it in a larger pot, but I'm afraid to stress it out while it's doing so well.
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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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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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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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