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Why SpaceX will sort out Sunday's snafu faster than NASA ever could
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Carnival of Space 412 is hosted by Brown Space Man: Best Space Stories of the Week!
Carnival of Space 412! Take a look at the top space stories of the week.
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RT Jacques Rousseau: Some thoughts on #TimHunt, jokes, and sexism in science:
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The crowd is looking a bit thin, but I'm sure a few more people will turn up soon!
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I still laugh every time I remember this! So I'll share it again: The Adventures of Fallacy Man - Existential Comics
It's a good thing Fallacy Man didn't think of responding with 'Fallacy Fallacy' back, or they would have gotten into an infinite regress of logic and reason. Permanent Link to this Comic: http://existentialcomics.com/comic/9. Support the comic on Patreon ...
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5 simple chemistry facts that everyone should understand before talking about science
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I put Venus and Jupiter behind my house, just to show how close together their conjunction was! http://buff.ly/1LGcyG2
Venus and Jupiter in conjunction - less than half a degree apart
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Exactly the laugh I needed after this trying weekend! "CNN confuses sex toy banner for ISIS flag at Pride"
No the police did not miss ISIS marching at Pride in London.
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NGOs/Spies/Agendas: When attack is the only defense | Daily Maverick
The Southern African Litigation Centre, another of those do-good civil society initiatives attempting to keep the government from using the Constitution as a long-drop, has come in for all sorts of opprobrium because they’re a US State Department-funded, George Soros-minted outfit allegedly hell-bent on regime change in southern Africa. Does the SALC’s going after the government on the Omar al-Bashir affair mean we’re about to fly the Stars and S...
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Just arrived at the church hall where I'll be speaking on #AstroPhotography for WRAC in a few minutes. Think it'll be fun!
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Carnival of space #411 is hosted by Gadi Eidelheit at The Venus Transit
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Not a great shot, but this is what last night's conjunction of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter looked like
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My first effort at HDR photography - combining two images of different exposure length to capture the Moon, Venus, Jupiter and the horizon.
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This is the g+ page for Urban Astronomer, a South African based website which tries to help those of us interested in the stars to learn a little about astronomy. How to observe?  What are those things you showed me in your telescope?  What are professional astronomers learning about the universe while I enjoy the view?