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Watch live coverage of the big "Year in Space" launch. 
Three spacefliers are strapped into their seats for the launch of their Russian Soyuz capsule to the International Space Station on Friday, marking the start...
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Sort of, yes.

It's to gather data on the long term effects of microgravity on the human body. Over the course of the ISS' history, we've noticed that a lot of things in our bodies don't react well to weightlessness. Things like bone and muscle atrophy, fluid pressures inside increase in bad places, and eyeballs distort and vision goes bad. A lot of this has lead to solutions for long duration trips (to Mars, for example), but it also gives us a better understanding of physiology that has lead to better treatments of problems people have here on Earth.

This mission is basically twice the normal length of the average stay on the ISS. One of the important parts of this study is that Scott Kelly (pictured in the original post) is an identical twin. NASA will be measuring and comparing their bodies during the duration of the trip.
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Looks like the Sagittarius Teapot's got a new whistle. On March 15, John Seach of Chatsworth Island, NSW, Australia discovered a probable nova in the heart of the constellation using a DSLR camera ...
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Edit: Fan trailer :squint:
Extended trailer?! YES PLEASE.
 
This was my autoplay after the USB Type -C video from google.
how have I not seen this before?
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I lost e-cred today. :crie:
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At Cars and Coffee. Nom.
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On a Saturday.....:io:
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"We’ve reached the end of another spectacular week, which means it’s time to go to the mailbag for Ask Ethan. Each week, you send in your questions and suggestions, and I choose my favorite to showcase a little something about the Universe. Or in today’s case, a big thing!"
 
"I am confused about the timeline of the Big Bang. When scientists talk about the beginning of the universe, the formation of the elements and the creation of galaxies, etc. they cite extremely specific time intervals in which these things occur… Where do they get these numbers? There is no way to have them be empirically confirmed, and yet they are given to extreme degrees of accuracy (and with confidence). How can scientists be so confident in these times, and where are the numbers coming from?"

The history of the Universe happened in a well-known order: inflation ends, matter wins out over antimatter, the electroweak symmetry breaks, antimatter annihilates away, atomic nuclei form, then neutral atoms, stars, galaxies, and eventually us. But scientists and science magazines often publish timelines of the Universe with incredibly precise times describing when these various events occur. Here's how we arrive at those values, along with the rarely-publicized uncertainties.
We claim to know the Universe’s history to incredible precision. But is this justified?
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This does indeed look cool.
 
Well this looks cool: a lecture on "Our Place in the Universe" at the National Academy of Sciences, streamed online on April 1st. Check out the description and register to watch!

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/SSB/SSB_153311 
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That sky tho!
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Layerless 3D printing. NEAT!
 
Carbon3D Unveils Breakthrough CLIP 3D Printing Technology, 25-100X Faster - http://3dprint.com/51566/carbon3d-clip-3d-printing/
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most SLP printers print in super fine "layers"...much much more fine than a typical FDM printer. :o
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About 45 minutes until the +SpaceX launch of the DSCOVR mission. Watch live.
 
Coverage has begun on the launch of SpaceX Falcon carrying the #DSCOVR satellite, set for 6:05pm ET
Watch at: http://1.usa.gov/AN75
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Scrubbed due to high upper-level winds. 
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Just hanging out at Starbucks. #nbd

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Welp...

mmm  #bacon  
 
Although bacon frying in a pan is iconic, there is a better way … much better.

Lacquered Bacon (it's like candy): http://bit.ly/ABLacqueredBacon
Although bacon frying in a pan is iconic, there is a better way … much better. SOFTWARE 1 pound thick-cut bacon 1 tablespoon black pepper, coarsely ground 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, preferably muscovado or demerara 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more if you’re up to it) PROCEDURE 1. Set the oven temperature to 400 degrees F. 2. Lay the bacon in a single layer so that there’s little or no space between the pieces on a cooling rack set in ...
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I have a scotch stirrer, its called my stomach.
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