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It’s 2000 AD’s birthday and to celebrate we’re giving away graphic novels all day! Just share to win!
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Mate from works band. Good stuff.
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Was at Martin Mere earlier for a bit of a wander round
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Born sometime in the distant past, Comet Lovejoy was supposed to incinerate and then die as it came within 87,000 miles of the sun. Made of tougher stuff, Lovejoy instead defied the odds and emerged to continue its long journey through space. Its story is as timeless as our own. In spite of the challenges earthlings face, we take strength from the light and continue our own journey. Peace on Earth. Goodwill to all.
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I posted this on Twitter, got lots of comments, some along the lines of, 'yes, but if you wait long enough a person's body heat will warm up the interior of the tent and it will show.
I find that hard to believe, see what you think.
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*We interrupt your programming to bring you this public service notification*
Hi everyone, you might have known or came across this already, but just so you know, there seems to be some kind of phishing expedition targeting Google account holders. I received two e-mails this morning which looked a bit phishy (see screenshot). This seems to be a phishing scam http://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!searchin/gmail/scam/gmail/PDu5SpAHgds/dA7OCQsxvZgJ
This will be obvious to seasoned Google users, but you can check your own account's activity by scrolling down and clicking "Details" on the lower right corner. Anyway, have a good day and don't get scammed!
#phishing #googleaccount #googleaccountactivity #scamalert
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Philip Plait originally shared:
 
One last video of the re-entry of the Soyuz rocket booster from this morning. This one is pretty flippin' amazing. You can clearly see pieces of the booster following along the main part, leaving their own trails. I saw a rocket re-enter many years ago, and it looked much like this. Incredible.
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Very impressive! I saw an old Soviet booster re-enter back in the late 90s from here in NW Washington. I was living at a house on Lake Whatcom, about 15 miles east of Bellingham, and I had just stepped out on the deck in the evening, when I saw what I presumed at first to be an airliner on approach to Vancouver B.C. across the Washington-B.C.border, some 40 miles to the NW (this is a common flight path). Just a bright orange light to the south, gradually "rising" into the sky. However, upon reaching about 30 degrees altitude it began to fragment. My first thought was that I was looking at an airliner suffering some sort of catastrophic failure, but as it continued across the sky it became clear that it was no airliner; clearly this was a re-entry, it course carrying it directly overhead, across my zenith.

As it reached zenith it had broken up into multiple fragments each taking separation, so there were at least a dozen bright trains in formation, in a swath about 5 degrees wide - these in turn shedding burning debris which would trail along and then wink out. I followed it until it disappeared behind the wooded mountains to the north.

As I'm sure you understand, one never forgets seeing something like this. My legs felt kind of shaky and rubbery afterwards.
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I cannot stress enough that this may be the single more wonderful example of pareidolia I've ever seen. The post title is one of the best I've ever come up with; I just hope Discover Magazine doesn't sack me for it.

[P.S. Credit for finding this goes to +Ed Yong]
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