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  • Oliver the Goldendoodle attracts an army of followers on Instagram in his fancy dress poses

    11/24/2015 10:58:28 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 11-24-15 | Sara Malm
    A dog has amassed an army of fans online after his owners began photographing him dressed up in funny outfits Go to link to see these clever pictures of a VERY PATIENT dog.

    11/24/2015 6:36:18 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 3 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TDfPgd3Kyc ^ | Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
    At time stamp of 1:50, pic of Dr. B. Carson. Wake up, all the doctors Make the old people well They're the ones who suffer And who catch all the hell
  • An Archive of 10,000 Cylinder Recordings Readied for the Spotify Era

    11/23/2015 6:22:37 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 25 replies
    Hyperallergic ^ | Claire Voon
    From cakewalks to carols, historic sounds of all kinds are preserved at the University of California, Santa Barbara's Cylinder Audio Archive, home to a vast collection of recordings. The UCSB Library first made this archive available online in 2005, but it recently launched a new websitethat now features over 10,000 cylinder recordings - all available to download or stream online for free. Cylinders, as the website explains, are what people listened to "before MP3s, CDs, cassettes and vinyl records - First made of tinfoil, then wax and plastic, cylinder recordings, commonly the size and shape of a soda can, were...
  • "The Real Glory" (a Sunday night movie)

    11/22/2015 5:21:55 PM PST · by fella · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1939 | Samuel Goldwin
    "The Real Glory"
  • Linda Ronstadt - Poor Poor Pitiful Me

    11/22/2015 4:35:40 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 71 replies
    YouTube ^ | 22 Nov 15 | Warren Zevon and Linda Ronstadt
    Linda Ronstadt - Poor Poor Pitiful Me "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" is a rock song written and originally recorded by Warren Zevon in 1976. It is best known as one of Linda Ronstadt's signature hits from 1978. Country music singer Terri Clark scored a hit in 1996 with her own cover of the song. There have also been many other versions of this song. In keeping with Warren Zevon's sardonic lyrical style, the song's verses deal with a failed suicide, domestic abuse, and a brush with sadomasochism. The song first appeared on Zevon's 1976 self-titled solo album. It is reputed...
  • Maureen Dowd Slams Hollywood Sexism: ‘It’s a Sick Society – Like the Catholic Church and

    11/21/2015 1:43:18 PM PST · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 11/20/2015 | Sharon Waxman
    New York Times writer Maureen Dowd lambasted Hollywood as a "sick society" that clings to a myth of liberal values while it persists in excluding women from many aspects of the entertainment business.The New York Times Magazine on Friday published a 7,000-word piece by the famed columnist about the role of women in Hollywood. Dowd interviewed nearly 100 women for the piece, describing their experiences in an industry where women continue to have second-class status. She cited the shocking statistic that in 2013 and 2014 only 1.9 percent of the directors of the 100 top-grossing films were women, a situation...
  • Colbert Drops to 3rd Place Behind Kimmel as New Poll Shows CBS Host Alienating Audiences

    11/19/2015 6:43:58 PM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 19, 2015 | Joe Concha
    For Stephen Colbert, the late-night honeymoon appears to be over. The dose of reality comes upon tracking the last three weeks available on the ratings front. But first, a quick review of where we were and how we got here on the late-night competition front: outside of Colbert's opening week, NBC's Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show have beaten his CBS competition every week with plenty of room to spare. No surprise there, as even CBS execs concede they had no illusions of beating Fallon as Colbert and The Late Show find their groove. But that's not to say Colbert...
  • 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

    Phillip Scott Johnson uses 90 portraits of women from famous painters to seamlessly show their changing features as time elapsed. The morphing effect is bizarre and impressive at the same time. It's impressive not just for its stretch of time, but style, medium and interpretation as well.
  • Peregrine Falcon vs. B2 Bomber

    11/17/2015 11:10:02 AM PST · by Talisker · 47 replies
  • Image: A supermassive black hole in action

    11/17/2015 10:55:45 AM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    phys.org ^ | November 17, 2015 | Provided by: European Space Agency
    Credit: NASA, ESA, S. Baum & C. O’Dea (RIT), R. Perley & W. Cotton (NRAO/AUI/NSF), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) =============================================================================================================== Scientists often use the combined power of multiple telescopes to reveal the secrets of the Universe – and this image is a prime example of when this technique is strikingly effective. The yellow-hued object at the centre of the frame is an elliptical galaxy known as Hercules A, seen by the Earth-orbiting NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. In normal light, an observer would only see this object floating in the inky blackness of space. However, view Hercules A with...
  • Bob Dylan's Prophet Song about America and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ [Slow Train]

    11/17/2015 7:20:28 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 replies
    Metrolyrics.com ^ | 1979 | Bob Dylan
    Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted Can't help but wonder what's happenin' to my companions Are they lost or are they found? Have they counted the cost it'll take to bring down? All their earthly principles they're gonna have to abandon And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend I had a woman down in Alabama She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic She said, "Boy, without a doubt Have to quit your mess and straighten out You could die down here, be just another accident statistic" And there's a slow, slow train...
  • Jack Hylton & His Orchestra "The Pick Up"

    11/16/2015 7:30:42 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Jack Hylton
    Jack Hylton and His Orchestra plays "The Pick Up" on HMV B5882. The vocal is by Pat O'Malley. The song is featured in the film titled "Safety in Numbers."
  • Who Made the Bust of Queen Nefertiti? Nefertiti mystery solved

    11/13/2015 4:08:00 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Two archaeological discoveries led to the identification of the creator of Nefertiti's bust. The first was uncovered at Tell el-Amarna near the artists' workshop where the bust was created. (The bust was unearthed in this workshop during excavations in December 1912.) Outside the workshop, the excavators discovered a horse's blinker -- used to prevent the horse from looking toward the rear and sometimes to the side -- inscribed with the name Thutmose, who was identified by the following titles: "favored by the King," "Chief of Works," and "seankh" (a designation that means "he who gives the final touch of life"2...
  • Here's my message to the Snowflakes (vanity)

    11/13/2015 9:31:06 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 24 replies
    frankenMonkey's Brain | Nov 13, 2015 | frankenMonkey
    Here's my message to all of the snot nosed, bed wetting, crybaby, micro-agressed, pussy faced, neutered, limpwristed, higher-edumacated dweebs: "You ain't nuthin in my book."
  • The Eagle's Watch (Veteran's Day 2015)

    11/11/2015 7:33:27 AM PST · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    11/11/15 | Kartographer
    My tribute and thanks to those who have heeded the call and especially to those who paid for our freedom by the giving of their the last full measure of devotion. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
  • Stooges Episode

    11/09/2015 12:03:12 PM PST · by rey · 39 replies
    I am trying to find an episode of the Three Stooges wherein one of them (Curly I think) finds money on the floor (a $20 I think). "Oooo, a $20" he says. To which Moe says, "Is that the $20 you owe me?" And Larry says to Moe, "Is that the $20 you owe me?" To whom Curly says, "Is that the $20 you owe me?" To whom Moe says, "Is that the $20 you owe me?" and on and on. I thought this a perfect example of how many think an economy works (Particularly Krugman); money just circulating. I...
  • Astronomers Found the Ghost of a Rare Giant Radio Galaxy

    11/09/2015 6:14:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    gizmodo.com ^ | 11/08/15 4:05pm | Kiona Smith-Strickland
    Image: J021659-044920. The red and yellow lobes are the galaxy’s radio lobes. The red spot in the center is the visible galaxy. Prathamesh Tamhane/Yogesh Wadadekar. ================================================================================================================== Astronomers in India have discovered a very unusual galaxy, and it’s dying. By now, in fact, it’s probably already dead. The new galaxy, known as J021659-044920, is 9 billion light years away from Earth. That means it’s really old in cosmic terms (but not quite as old as the oldest object astronomers have ever found, a galaxy 13 billion light years away called UDFy-38135539). Viewed in the visible spectrum, J021659-044920spans about 100,000 light years...
  • Sia - Chandelier (Official Video)

    11/08/2015 1:59:03 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    Video LinkThis is the performer who was on Saturday Night Live with Trump last night. The young girl in the video is Maddie Ziegler, a dancer who appears in numerous Sia music videos.I think Sia and Maddie are absolutely brilliant.Of course, mileage might differ.
  • [Canon Video on You Tube] THE LAB: DECOY - A portrait session with a twist

    11/08/2015 10:20:21 AM PST · by EBH · 18 replies
    Canon Australia Account on You Tube ^ | Published on November 3, 2015 | Canon Australia
    Published on Nov 3, 2015 A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what's in front of it. To prove this we invited six photographers to a portrait session with a twist. ‘Decoy’ is one of six experiments from The Lab, designed to shift creative thinking behind the lens. Want to be part of future The Lab experiments? This experiment done for entertainment and educational purposes is also a great example of how powerful a photographer's bias can be.
  • The Wiz Live! and 5 Broadway Shows Set to Perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/05/2015 8:39:16 PM PST · by TBP · 10 replies
    Playbill ^ | 02 Nov 2015 | Adam Hetrick
    Cast members from The Wiz Live!, as well as Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, The King and I, On Your Feet! and Something Rotten! will perform in 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will be broadcast live on NBC Nov. 26 at 9 AM ET. In addition to the five musicals announced to perform during the first hour of the special, the cast of School of Rock will also make an appearance on their own float during the parade. - See more at: http://playbill.com/news/article/the-wiz-live-and-5-broadway-shows-set-to-perform-in-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade-369741#sthash.QVSJaILc.dpuf
  • No Longer Slaves (Video/Song)

    11/04/2015 5:30:37 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4 Nov 15 | Jonathan David & Melissa Helser
    No Longer Slaves // Jonathan David & Melissa Helser // We Will Not Be Shaken Official Lyric Video
  • Film of Disney's first creation, lost in 1928, is found

    11/03/2015 2:32:11 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 3, 2015 | Will Gompertz
    A film of Walt Disney's first animated creation, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, which has been lost since 1928, has been discovered. [Video at link]
  • Forming glass shapes: Lowering the 'softening temperature' via electric field

    11/03/2015 12:49:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    phys.org ^ | November 3, 2015 | Provided by: American Institute of Physics
    The experimental setup inside the modified Applied Test Systems model 2605 pneumatic creep tester, in which the anode was located at the top of the sample and the cathode at the bottom. The system was electrically insulated from the rest of the furnace. Credit: Jain ===================================================================================================================== On a serendipitous occasion, while attending a conference and listening to Rishi Raj, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, speak about the remarkable effect of moderate electrical fields on lowering the sintering temperature of certain ceramic powders, Himanshu Jain, a professor of materials science and engineering at Lehigh University,...
  • The Exemplary Narcissism of Snoopy

    11/02/2015 4:53:35 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 1, 2015 | Sarah Boxer
    But for many fans, it wasn't merely Snoopy's brothers and sisters dragging him down. There was something fundamentally rotten about the new Snoopy, whose charm was based on his total lack of concern about what others thought of him. His confidence, his breezy sense that the world may be falling apart but one can still dance on, was worse than irritating. It was morally bankrupt. As the writer Daniel Mendelsohn put it in a piece in The New York Times Book Review, Snoopy "represents the part of ourselves-the smugness, the avidity, the pomposity, the rank egotism-most of us know we...
  • New 'Star Trek' TV Series a Go at CBS All Access

    11/02/2015 9:48:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 105 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | November 02, 2015 7:30am PT | by Lesley Goldberg
    Just in time for its 50th anniversary, Star Trek is returning to the small screen. Prolific producer Alex Kurtzman is developing a new take on the beloved sci-fi classic for TV, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The new Star Trek has been picked up straight to series at CBS, with the premiere slated for the network in January 2017. Subsequent episodes will air on its digital and VOD platform, CBS All Access. The premiere and all subsequent episodes will then be available in the U.S. on CBS All Access, the network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service....
  • AN elderly couple floored after a tile saved from the rubbish bin sells for £177,000 (UK)

    11/01/2015 6:10:47 AM PST · by dennisw · 17 replies
    express ^ | Nov 1, 2015
    had their own Only Fools and Horses moment when a garish tile saved from a church jumble sale sold for more than £177,000. The 9ins square tile that depicts two emerald green parrots was inherited by a woman from Devon who gave it little thought and kept it propped up against a motorbike in her garage for years. The lady, aged in her seventies, decided it had cluttered her garage for long enough when a planned garage conversion led her to donate it to her local church jumble sale. After dusting it down something sparked intrigue in the tile and...
  • Lights Out: [Open thread for Halloween Ghost stories]

    10/31/2015 1:25:46 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 29, 2013 | David Sandberg
    A short film by David Sandberg: Lights Out
  • Holiday fun

    10/31/2015 10:14:18 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    google image search ^ | October 2015 | makeamericagreat.com
  • “Mike Love dead 2015” : Beach Boys singer killed by internet death hoax

    10/31/2015 6:58:50 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 9 replies
    Mediamass ^ | October 31, 2015 | Jessica Simpson
    News of musician Mike Love’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the October 2015 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, Beach Boys singer is alive and well.
  • Bob Ross 'Joy of Painting' marathon under way on Twitch TV

    10/30/2015 8:34:55 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    )—Relax. It should bring you unbelievable pleasure to know that Bob Ross is back. All 403 episodes of Ross' former PBS show, "The Joy of Painting," featuring his soothing, folksy voice welcoming "happy trees" and "fluffy clouds" to his canvases, began streaming Thursday at 5 p.m. ET on Twitch, the online TV platform. That's almost 200 hours of "happy accidents," as Ross described his serendipitous brushstroke mistakes.
  • Meet Donald Trumpkin: When Famous People Are "Pumpkin-ized"

    10/28/2015 11:05:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 28, 2015 | Breitbart News
    This article was originally posted by cnn.com: (CNN)You can see Donald Trumps face almost everywhere this campaign season. Heres proof. Jeanette Paras painted a caricature of the GOP presidential candidate onto a larger-than-life pumpkin. The giant Trumpkin, as she calls him, weighs in at 374 pounds and took 10 hours to create.
  • This Giant Van Gogh Painting Is Made of Pumpkins, Watermelons and Squash

    10/25/2015 9:02:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 10-25-15 | Danny Lewis
    How crop artist Stan Herd made an acre-wide ode to "Olive Trees" If you're flying through MinneapolisSt. Paul International Airport this fall, keep an eye out for Vincent van Gogh's "Olive Trees" from your airplane window. It won't be hard to miss this aerial crop art covers more than an acre of land. The unique ode to van Gogh is the work of landscape artist Stan Herd, reports Mary Abbe for the Star Tribune. It was commissioned to honor two milestones: the Minneapolis Institute of Art's centennial and the 125th anniversary of van Gogh's death. "It's an iteration of...
  • Show me the way to Mordor: Unique map of Middle-Earth with Tolkien's hand-written notes

    10/25/2015 4:16:36 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/24/15 | Sophie Jane Evans
    The artifact provides an amazing insight into Tolkien's mind - including his observation that Hobbiton is on the same latitude as the city of Oxford. It also suggests that Ravenna in Italy is the inspiration behind Minas Tirith, a fictional city that became the heavily fortified capital of Gondor. And it references Cyprus, Belgrade and Jerusalem.
  • Maureen O'Hara dies at age 95

    10/24/2015 11:38:32 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 118 replies
    Fox News TV ^ | 24 Oct 2015 | Unknown
    Maureen O'Hara died in her sleep at her home in Ireland today. She was 95 years old
  • Please don't post large animated GIFs

    10/24/2015 11:09:31 AM PDT · by palmer · 125 replies
    Vanity ^ | 24Oct15 | Palmer
    This is a plea from those of us with limited bandwidth. This morning there was a touchdown animation that took about 2 minutes to load on my browser. It was in a thread that was completely unrelated to football or touchdowns. There are an increasing number of animated GIFs showing up that are either unrelated to the topic or superfluous. Videos like youtube links are automatically blocked from loading until you ask to load them. Those are great and I select a few to click and load. Links to animated GIFs could be replaced with a single frame GIF of...
  • One less NRA member

    10/23/2015 11:48:16 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 26 replies
  • Battle of the bling! As Kate's Lotus Flower steals the show at the state banquet (trunc)

    10/22/2015 10:10:40 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10-22-15 | Jo Tweedy
    Few pieces of jewellery suggest blue blood like a tiara does. Worn on the grandest of occasions, they are shimmering visions of wealth, perfectly perched on some of the world's most regal crowns. On Tuesday night at Buckingham Palace, all eyes were on the Duchess of Cambridge as she attended her first state banquet to welcome the Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan. Kate, 33, matched a beautiful red dress by Jenny Packham - a nod to China's flag - with the Lotus Flower tiara once owned by the Queen Mother. The delicate diamond tiara has fan...
  • The T&C 50 Political Families....

    10/21/2015 2:47:01 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns
    Town & Country Magazine ^ | October 12, 2015 | Town & Country Magazine
    Our third annual compilation highlighting the clans that most affect the American political landscape
  • Why These Hipsters Hate Renoir

    10/21/2015 7:27:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 21, 2015 | Lizzie Crocker
    When ranting about his profound contempt for Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Max Geller frequently returns to the word treacle. The French Impressionist painters renderings of bourgeois leisure are shamelessly treacly; his portraits of doll-faced young girls are fluffy treacle; his misogynistic portraits of women traffic in the most treacly pallets; his entire oeuvre is a steaming pile of treacle.

    10/19/2015 12:34:00 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 10-18-2015 | Paul Kengor
    October 17, 2015 is the centenary of the birth of Arthur Miller, one of the literary lefts shining lights and righteous crusaders against some of liberals worst demons: Joe McCarthy, HUAC, and, more generally, anti-communism. Yes, anti-communism. As often noted by Harvards Richard Pipes and the Hoover Institutions Robert Conquest, few things have animated liberal animus quite like anti-communism. Its not that liberals have been pro-communist so much as they are anti-anti-communist. They dislike anti-communists more than they dislike communists. Their preferred demon isnt Joe Stalin but Joe McCarthy. As James Burnham, the great ex-communist, put it, for the left,...
  • The longest video of the biggest HO scale airport in the world

    10/18/2015 3:20:20 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | JAN 2014 | Bastiaan Blinksma
    For all aviation and model hobbyists on FR, this is fascinating. This is a two hour video of the world's largest HO scale model Airport assembled at Miniature Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany. Miniatur Wunderland computer control room It is completely computer controlled where Aircraft of various kinds take off, land, taxi around, park on the tarmac, maneuver into and out of hangers, have emergencies such as engine fires to be met by emergency vehicles, and even have a Space Shuttle landing or a humorously over-sized bumble bee take off (around 18 minutes into the video). The longest video of the...
  • Ed Walker, Radio Legend, Records His Final Show (Ed's Retiring For Health Reasons)

    10/15/2015 4:06:49 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 19 replies
    WAMU 88.5 FM ^ | October 15, 2015 | Viking2002
    Radio Hall of Fame host Ed Walker announced this week that he is retiring. His last show a compilation of his favorite music and programs will air Sunday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. Rob Bamberger, host of Hot Jazz Saturday Night, will take the mic as interim host of The Big Broadcast. At 83, Ed has been host of WAMUs longest-running program since 1990. About 70,000 fans tune in every Sunday night to hear the tales of Johnny Dollar, the witticisms of Our Miss Brooks, the Wild West stories of Gunsmoke and a variety of other shows. People...
  • VANITY - Microsoft To Release HoloLens SDK and Kicks Off Local Demos

    10/13/2015 4:16:28 PM PDT · by 100American · 3 replies
    redmondmag.com ^ | 10/09/2015 at 12:00 PM | Jeffrey Schwartz
    Microsoft is taking its HoloLens virtual reality glasses to the next stage of its evolution from demoware to market development. The company will release an SDK next quarter and is kicking off a multicity road show next week to provide demos of the HoloLens. At the Windows 10 Devices launch event earlier this week, the company gave airtime to HoloLens and demonstrated a game code-named" Project Xray" that would let players engage in shooting matches with holographic guns. Besides "mixed reality gaming" and entertainment, the company's top brass is bullish on the prospect for HoloLens in a variety of industrial...
  • Rare painting of the Saginaw River

    10/13/2015 2:38:31 PM PDT · by Utah Binger · 49 replies
    www.askart.com | Staff
    Robert Clunie was born June 29, 1895 in Renfrewshire, Scotland. He began painting outdoors in his native Scotland at the age of 13 and was accepted to the Royal Scottish Academy. However, he cancelled his enrollment choosing instead to go to America. In 1911, he and his older brother William boarded the S.S. California for New York. Upon their arrival to the United States, they joined relatives in Saginaw, Michigan. In January 1918, wanting to escape the dark cold Michigan winters, Clunie boarded a train to Pasadena, California. It was on this return train trip back to Saginaw that he...
  • A longtime American wardrobe staple is in danger of extinction

    10/12/2015 7:38:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 180 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10-11-15 | Ashley Lutz
    Blue jeans are increasingly going out of style, and even industry heavyweights like Levi's and Gap are taking notice. Teens are now buying more gear from Nike and Lululemon over denim classics from brands like Abercrombie, according to a recent Piper Jaffray survey on teen spending. Levi's CEO has admitted that the company is threatened by the athleisure trend of wearing yoga pants, Bloomberg reports. "Were scrambling," Bloomberg notes CEO Chip Bergh told analysts last year. "I mean, there is a big difference between the product that weve got on the floor today and what the consumer is looking for....
  • Katy Perry to sing for Cankles Clinton

    10/10/2015 3:35:49 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 49 replies
    billboard ^ | 10/10/2015 | billboard
    Grab your vomit bags.
  • Solar Update October 2015

    10/09/2015 11:06:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | October 8, 2015 | Guest essay by David Archibald
    Solar Update October 2015 Anthony Watts / 1 day ago October 8, 2015 Guest essay by David ArchibaldIntroductionWhile Solar Cycle 24 is well into its decline in terms of F10.7 flux and sunspot number, several types of solar activity have risen dramatically over 2015. The solar wind flow pressure, for example, is now at a two decade high. That in turn means that the low in neutron count for this cycle may be more than a year out. This also means that the expected, much-awaited solar-driven cooling could be put off for at least year, with the consequence that the...
  • 'Winter on Fire' tracks the 93 days Ukraine fought for its identity

    10/09/2015 10:38:37 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 3 replies
    The Los Angeles Time ^ | October 9, 2015 | Jeffrey Fleishman
    Streets are scattered with stones and shell casings. Winter fog mixes with the last wisps of tear gas. The wounded and the dead have been carried away, and those who are left hunker at the barricades. Police advance. Snipers take to rooftops. Bodies fall and the Ukrainian revolution, as brutal as it is cinematic, enters a new day in the battered capital of Kiev. Evgeny Afineevsky's "Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom" is a documentary from the front lines, a visceral portrait of a nation's battle for its identity. The film tracks the 93 days between November 2013...
  • ICE ON PLUTO: Now frozen water and BLUE SKY found on dwarf planet giving more hope of life

    10/08/2015 11:20:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | UBLISHED: 16:40, Thu, Oct 8, 2015 | UPDATED: 18:01, Thu, Oct 8, 2015 | By Jon Austin
    NASA has discovered frozen water and earth-like blue skies on Pluto in another historic development in the search for extraterrestrial life. Just 10 days after confirming that liquid water has been found on Mars, the US space agency revealed the amazing dwarf-planet has both ice and a 'gorgeous' blue sky. A Nasa spokesman said: "New Horizons has detected numerous small, exposed regions of water ice on Pluto. "The discovery was made from data collected by the Ralph spectral composition mapper on New Horizons." There has been repeated speculation Pluto may have a liquid sea under its surface, and confirmation of...
  • iPhone 6s VS Nikon D750 In 4K Video Shootout (with video)

    10/08/2015 10:30:47 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    berGizmo ^ | October 8, 2015 | By Tyler Lee
    Link to video While our smartphones are great camera replacements as far as compact cameras are concerned, were not sure if theyre at that point where it could take on a DSLR, especially given how DSLRs have access to a wider range of lenses, different processors, and much bigger sensors.However in a recent YouTube video posted by Lee Morris of Fstoppers, he has compared the new iPhone 6s to the Nikon D750 DSLR which was launched last year. Now in terms of photos we suppose you dont need to test it to find out who won, however when it comes...