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Starry Brightness The high photometric precision of NASA's Kepler observatory has enabled the detection of many planets because they cause slight dimming of their host stars as they orbit in front of them. From these data, Quintana et al. (p. 277) have spotted a five-planet system around a small star. Here, the outermost planet is only 10% larger than Earth and completes its 130-day orbit entirely within the habitable zone, where liquid water cou...
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Separatist provocations have given way to panic, molotov cocktails and widespread uncertainty about the future For the latest developments from Ukraine, follow our live blog here
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indeed!   

& while being cut off would certainly make them angry; the threat of it (even just against military/gov't) vessels, MIGHT make them more willing to negotiate.  

& since they've already BLATANTLY violated a number of international agreements in the ukraine, they're not exactly in a good position to complain, if other people decide not to honour their agreements made with russia...  
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agreement "on paper"; befascinating to see how/IF it works out, on the ground...

i.e.: don't count on it, but it would be nice if it did work out  :/

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27072351
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Research was carried out at an isolated “natural laboratory” off the coast of Papua New Guinea, where coral reef waters are made acidic by the natural carbon dioxide seeping from the ocean bed
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not long enough, though!  
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A new species is the oldest and smallest of an ancient group of mammal ancestors, the caseids. The discovery helps fill in the blanks of evolution from a carnivorous to herbivorous lifestyle.
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writer, art, collector (of too much, of too many things), research, computer-related-stuff. open-source-related-stuff, wikipedia/wikimedia, p.o.d. design, hot sex (& by that, I mean I like it hardcore baby, yeah!), etc. i'm also good @ finding crap on ebay...
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NOTE:  At the moment, i seem to have hit some obscure (i.e.: undocumented) "limit" in the number of people that I can circle on G+; until that gets sorted out, I am unable to circle, or even "circle-back" people who have circled me (which has been my usual practice).  S

o, if you've added me, please do not be offended that I haven't circled you back (because i can't); if/when I can get this "unlocked" I'll try to catch up on everybody that I have missed.

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My great contibutions to human culture (& my own resulting immortality) are primarily @ wikipedia/wikimedia.

My hobby is designing crap @ zazzle.com, that (almost) nobody ever buys (or even notices).

man, m i KOOL or wat!?

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