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Now watch us blow it all on party balloons. ;)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/helium-technique-1.3654909
Scientists believe they have discovered a huge new helium deposit — and the technique they used to find it could put an end to the global helium shortage.
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Jupiter from Juno! Orbit insertion in 9 days (that's Ganymede on the far left!). http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA20701
Target Name: Jupiter. Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun). Mission: Juno. Spacecraft: Juno. Instrument: JunoCam. Product Size: 1075 x 570 pixels (w x h). Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems. Full-Res TIFF: PIA20701.tif (68.44 kB). Full-Res JPEG: PIA20701.jpg (11.12 kB) ...
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I've always been a bit interested in the Colombia/FARC conflict, and playing Andean Abyss has only strengthened that interest. It's good to see that it may finally be coming to an end though.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36574781
Will Grant spent time at a jungle camp of Colombia's rebel Farc guerrilla movement as a peace deal with the government moves ever closer.
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Very interesting video interview of Michael Foale talking about the collision of a Progress module with the old Mir space station.
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36549109
In June 1997, astronauts on the Russian space station Mir faced disaster after the worst collision in the history of manned space flight.
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What's that? A Youtube channel covering the events of World War I as they happened 100 years ago? YES PLEASE! (Man, I have a lot of catching up to do).

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUcyEsEjhPEDf69RRVhRh4A
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For the first time, scientists have successfully forced hydrogen into a state that exists between metal and gas - a form known as 'dark hydrogen' - that they say could occur naturally on gas giants like Jupiter. If this is true, having the ability...
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Apparently this is a thing. :P
 
Dungeons and Dragons burger alignment chart http://www.rightrelevance.com/search/articles/hero?article=3151e1175feca293b7fc11603272e3673541efa6&query=dungeons%20and%20dragons&taccount=dnd_rr … Embedded image. 5:05 PM - 22 Jun 2016. 12 Retweets16 Likes ...
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Still gotta work on the delivery though (watch it to the very end!).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf7IEVTDjng
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I finally saw Chappie! It was brilliant! :)
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COIN in Afghanistan! We were just bumbling through A Distant Plain last night, trying to get the hang of how it works - fortunately it's not as complicated as Liberty or Death, or A Fire in the Lake were. It's definitely going to take a few more plays to figure this one out though.

It's set in post-9/11 Afghanistan. The full game starts after the initial invasion of Afghanistan. The "short" game (which isn't actually that short) is "Obama's War" which starts around 2009, before the Surges kicked in. The difference is in the number of event cards and pieces that start on the board.

It's an interesting one. Lots of local politics to deal with too (sometimes the Warlords are government allies, sometimes they're not).We'll give it another go next week!
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I've posted a new 2300AD article on my blog - this presents the original NSL data (and Kafer Sourcebook stars). I'll be doing more exploration of the side routes of the original 2300AD starmap in later posts there, so stay tuned!

http://evildrganymede.net/wp/2016/06/15/2300ad-the-complete-2300ad-near-star-list/
Now that my website is settled in its new home, I can finally start a new 2300AD project here. This time I’ll be moving on from the 2300AD Realistic Star Maps and going back to the original N…
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  • Lancaster University
    Planetary Science PhD, 1996 - 2002
  • Queen Mary, University of London
    Astrophysics MSc, 1995 - 1996
  • University College London
    Exploration Geophysics BSc, 1992 - 1995
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Armchair planetary scientist (I do actually have a PhD in Planetary Science!), occasional science blogger, boardgamer, music and science geek. :)

Favourite quote: "Yep, hand to hand combat is the old school way to kill your enemies. Killing a man with your bare hands says, "We're all equals as men, except I'm slightly more equal because I'm still alive and you're dead." Of course, dropping a nuke on them from fifty thousand feet is totally acceptable. I mean, let's face it, there just not enough time in this world to show everybody the courtesy of a good strangling." - Sarge, Red vs. Blue.
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Held a billion-year old piece of the planet Mars. Met astronaut John Young (he's a really nice guy!) at LPSC.
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