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Researchers placed Antarctic deep-rock fungi in 1.4 cm wide cells on a space station platform called EXPOSE-E, which simulated Mars and extreme space conditions. A large fraction of the spores came active after a year of exposure.

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3421684/Life-exist-Mars-Antarctic-fungi-survives-Martian-conditions-strapped-outside-space-station.html#ixzz3ybrWlAO3
After a year-and-a-half long voyage aboard the International Space Station, a group of fungi collected from Antarctica has proven its ability to withstand harsh, Mars-like conditions.
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I saw this in Google now, and it says what I think better than I could.
SpaceX recently made history, successfully landing an orbital rocket stage. This is something that has received some coverage, but not as much as it should have. It’s definitely not common knowledg...
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This is the first picture taken with the camera on my Nexus 6. As usual, it should be a picture of Donoven. Please let me know what's actually in the picture. Thanks.
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It is Donovan! And I can see most of you behind him. Good job! It's a great photo!
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Streams of dark matter particles may interact with our planet’s gravitational field. Non-baryonic matter seems to not engage our kind (baryonic) via electromagnetism or interacting with light. But we know it is out there, from the orbital speeds of stars around galactic centers… and from cases of gravitational lensing. Now this “stream” concept intrigues: “A (dark matter) stream can be much larger than the solar system… perhaps many streams crisscross our galactic neighborhood… When gravity interacts with the cold dark matter gas during galaxy formation, all particles within a stream continue traveling at the same velocity.”
http://news.discovery.com/space/is-earth-growing-a-hairy-dark-matter-beard-151123.htm

Further: “As these streams begin to interact with a planet, according to results from his computer simulation, the streams pass straight through, focusing as an “ultra-dense filament,” producing many dark matter “hairs” that seem to sprout well above Earth’s surface. This stream will not interact with our planet’s normal matter, it will pass through as if nothing were there, but channeled by the intensity of Earth’s gravity.”

And: “For Earth, the dark matter streams will emerge from the planet, concentrating as “roots” of the dark matter hairs around 600,000 miles above the surface (about twice the Earth-moon distance)… “tips” of the hairs should be located over twice as far away from the planet’s surface….”

What’s cool is that this hypothesis should be testable with sensitive gravimetric satellite probes. Already some discrepancies seem to point to Dark Matter anomalies… though not yet “hairs.”
http://news.discovery.com/space/is-earth-surrounded-by-dark-matter-140103.htm
If measurements of our planet's mass using the armada of GPS satellites is to be believed, there could be a reservoir of non-baryonic matter surrounding us. Continue reading →
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An aged mini-galaxy, near the Milky Way, has just 1000 or so stars and is making no new ones… yet its dark matter component may be huge. A number of dwarf galaxies - just discovered - are changing our perceptions.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/11/20/a-dead-galaxy-full-of-dark-matter-is-lurking-close-to-home/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/03/10/astronomers-find-nine-new-dwarf-galaxies-full-of-dark-matter-just-chilling-around-the-milky-way/
The galaxy could be a perfect candidate for studying dark matter
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So, my five year old daughter has now learned how to tap the Google search bar microphone and yell a search query into the phone to find books by Robert Munsch.... which means my five year old can search Google's infinite knowledge without actually knowing how to type or spell. (that's amazing!) The world's knowledge is available to a five year old. We live in amazing times.

In other news, she ends her queries with "please, thank you" which makes it even that much more awesome.

"(taps microphone) OK Google, Books by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko, please, thank you."
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It turns out uninstalling Facebook for Android is pretty great http://www.androidcentral.com/it-turns-out-uninstalling-facebook-android-pretty-great
It turns out you don't really lose anything by using Facebook on Chrome for Android instead of the Facebook app.
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According to its producer, he made a lot of effort to make certain everything was accurate.
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Android enters the Jelly Bean Era http://www.androidcentral.com/jelly-bean-era
In Part 6 of our 8-part series on the Android of History, we examine how a wave of new devices running 'Jelly Bean' ushered in the modern age of Android. Intro Pre-history Early days Making it big Transformed Samsung rises Jelly Bean Era Coming soon Coming soon As Android enters the modern age, HTC and Samsung vie for supremacy, LG emerges as a new contender and Google experiments...
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Android History Interview: Cyanogen's Steve Kondik http://www.androidcentral.com/cyanogens-steve-kondik-android-history-interview
Intro Pre-history Early days Making it big Transformed Samsung rises Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon When it comes to Android "hacking" and ROM development, Steve Kondik is a big deal. Way back in the earliest days of the OS, the man known online as "Cyanogen" created his own ROM for the T-Mobile G1, introducing new features, improving performance and working with the...
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The news isn’t all bad. Progress happens. My latest posting look at promising … and worrisome news, with exciting possibilities in fusion, transportation, education, energy and fighting poverty…
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