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Because some ideas are just begging to be mocked...
From Colbert and Oliver to Sarah Silverman and Louis CK, comedians are torching anti-science activists with aplomb VIDEO
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Canberra is a great place to live
The Northern Territory is a lot like North Carolina, Queensland like Western Norway and the Australian Capital Territory like New Hampshire. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation has unveiled a massive wellbeing matching machine able to match living standards throughout the world in eight categories, including safety, health, income and access to services.
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Picked up this gem at a garage sale for $6. 
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How is your age regression therapy coming along, anyway? Sorry can't stop, have to go play with my toy boats.
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Let's skip Alpha Centauri and aim for Risa!
 
NASA’s Warp Drive Project: “Speeds” That Could Take a Spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in Two Weeks Even Though the System is 4.3 Light-Years Away, Video http://b4in.org/c4Hg

A  few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive.

His proposed design, an ingenious re-imagining of an Alcubierre Drive, may eventually result in an engine that can transport a spacecraft to the nearest star in a matter of weeks — and all without violating 
 
 The idea came to White while he was considering a rather remarkable equation formulated by physicist Miguel Alcubierre. In his 1994 paper titled, “The Warp Drive: Hyper-Fast Travel Within General Relativity,”
 
Alcubierre suggested a mechanism by which space-time could be “warped” both in front of and behind a spacecraft.
 
Michio Kaku dubbed Alcubierre’s notion a “passport to the universe.” It takes advantage of a quirk in the cosmological code that allows for the expansion and contraction of space-time, and could allow for hyper-fast travel between interstellar destinations.

Essentially, the empty space behind a starship would be made to expand rapidly, pushing the craft in a forward direction — passengers would perceive it as movement despite the complete lack of acceleration.
 
White speculates that such a drive could result in “speeds” that could take a spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in a mere two weeks — even though the system is 4.3 light-years away.
 
In terms of the engine’s mechanics, a spheroid object would be placed between two regions of space-time (one expanding and one contracting).
 
A “warp bubble” would then be generated that moves space-time around the object, effectively repositioning it — the end result being faster-than-light travel without the spheroid (or spacecraft) having to move with respect to its local frame of reference.
 
“Remember, nothing locally exceeds the speed of light, but space can expand and contract at any speed,

More with video  and further illustrations  http://b4in.org/c4Hg
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Climate science aside, This #flatearth  fanboy of the 18 digities had a fascinating understanding of the shape of the planet
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Star Trek IV is on tonight. Time travel seemed so straight forward back then. 
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I love a heated discussion on Section 51 as much as anyone but Abbott's backflip show he isn't an ideologue - he just a politician. Is that a step up or step down?
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Tim Rogers was Darth Vader all this time?
 
ok, now this is Boba Fett...
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Great football by the #socceroos. Our best 90 mins ever. We are in the Group of Death, but have played hard and without any doubt that we should be playing at the highest level against the best. Let's crush Spain! Just for giggles! 
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What if it was the World Cup of the number of McDonald's per capita?....FIND OUT!
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STAR TREK | NETFLIX IN TALKS TO PRODUCE STAR TREK SERIES
Streaming Provider Pitches Lucrative Proposal to CBS

While hosting Saturday's "State of the Trek" Fan Forum Panel at Phoenix #Comicon 2014, author-producer Larry Nemecek delivered the news of Star Trek's possible return to television via media-content streamer Netflix.

As a person with numerous inner-franchise connections and knowledge, Nemecek revealed that Netflix has indeed  approached CBS Broadcasting, Inc. on "hosting" a Netflix exclusive new Star Trek -series. The streaming provider, we were told, followed-up with a formal proposal in which any new potential Trek series becoming a "Netflix Original" with Netflix producing the series entirely.

An added twist to this proposal, however, would provide CBS, license owners to #StarTrek , "royalties" for every individual viewing of an episode (of the proposed series) on Netflix.

At 45 million subscribers (worldwide), #Netflix trumped Wall Street expectations in both subscriber growth and revenue for 2013 and is expected to continue its phenomenal growth throughout 2014.

And while Netflix refuses to release viewer ratings data, both Nielsen Media and market research group Gfk have both declared "Star Trek" as being the most-streamed television show on Netflix and the internet overall in separate year-end reports for 2012 and 2013. Spearheading these numbers are Star Trek: The Next Generation, the original Star Trek series & Star Trek: Voyager and more than doubling the viewership numbers of Deep Space Nine, Enterprise and the Animated Series.

Assuming Netflix's royalty angle, how much sense would such a proposal for CBS make remains unclear, as does any plot for the possible new series. 

Nemecek is the managing editor of the official Star Trek: Communicator Magazine and guest-writer & producer of StarTrek.com. In addition to writing credits for Star Trek: Voyager, Nemecek is a columnist for Star Trek Magazine and the author of several franchise technical manuals including the Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, Star Trek: Star Charts, Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library and Star Trek Fact Files Reference Guide | STARFLEET INTELLIGENCE
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"We turned every sleeping drunk into an anti-drinking billboard."
Maybe we need to have a little talk, Japanese office workers, because this hard-partying, drink-‘til-you-drop philosophy of yours seems to have gotten out of hand. That’s the in...
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