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  • The American Flag Daily: The Stars And Stripes Increased

    01/13/2014 4:28:36 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 2 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 13, 2014 | FlagBearer
    On this date in 1794, President George Washington signed a measure making the first changes to the American flag, by ordering the stars and stripes to be increased by two each, to symbolize the admissions of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union. The 15-star, 15-stripe flag would remain the standard for the United States for 23 years, until the admission of five more states would bring the next changes to the flag, reverting the number of stripes to a permanent 13 but increasing the stars for each state admitted thereafter.
  • Faster Than the Speed of Light?

    11/29/2013 7:58:18 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 65 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 22, 2013 | Danny Hakim
    HOUSTON ó Beyond the security gate at the Johnson Space Centerís 1960s-era campus here, inside a two-story glass and concrete building with winding corridors, there is a floating laboratory. Harold G. White, a physicist and advanced propulsion engineer at NASA, beckoned toward a table full of equipment there on a recent afternoon: a laser, a camera, some small mirrors, a ring made of ceramic capacitors and a few other objects. He and other NASA engineers have been designing and redesigning these instruments, with the goal of using them to slightly warp the trajectory of a photon, changing the distance it...
  • Peak night for the Perseid meteor shower on August 11-12

    08/11/2013 11:17:14 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 4 replies
    Look for the 2013 Perseid meteor shower to be at its prolific best from late late August 11 until dawn August 12! Great times to watch: after midnight and before dawn on August 11, 12 or 13. We give the nod to Monday, August 12 Ė in the hours between midnight and dawn. But any of these mornings should be fine for watching this yearís Perseid shower. At dusk and early evening on August 11, the waxing crescent moon shines between the planet Venus and the star Spica. The planet Saturn is found above Spica. The Perseids are a summertime...
  • Super-SVELTE BLUSH-PINK planet goes too far with star

    08/06/2013 11:25:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    The Register ^ | 6th August 2013 | Brid-Aine Parnell,
    Low-mass Jupiter-like exoplanet challenges planetary formation theory Astronomers have detected a low-mass giant planet that challenges existing theories about how bigger worlds are formed.Artist's impression ... the Jupiter-like low-mass exoplanet GJ 504b The Jupiter-sized world, dubbed GJ 504b, was found much further out in its star's orbit than a planet its size should have been, if you go by existing planet-formation theory.GJ 504b weighs in at around four times Jupiter's mass, and is the lowest mass exoplanet* to be imaged orbiting a Sun-like star using direct imaging techniques.Given its similarity to Jupiter's size, NASA boffins were surprised to find that...
  • God Made Lights In The Firmamanet...Genesis 1 pt 5

    And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to...
  • Science & the Virgin of Guadalupe [Catholic Caucus]

    12/12/2011 4:21:55 PM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies · 1+ views
    CatholicArtwork ^ | not given | Audra Fernando Garcia
    Science & the Virgin of Guadalupe Read what science has discovered about the tilma of the Virgin of Guadalupe Download a high-resolution image of the Our Lady of Guadalupe here 1. Ophthalmic studies made on the eyes of Mary detected that when the eye is exposed to light, the retina contracts, and when the light is withdrawn, it returns to a dilated state, just as happens with a living eye. 2. The temperature of Juan Diegoís tilma, made of a material that comes from fibers of the maguey cactus, maintains a constant temperature of 98.6 degrees, the same as that...
  • Mysterious Energy Bursts May Be Death Knell of Gigantic Stars

    04/17/2013 2:21:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    Space.com ^ | 4/16/13 | Tanya Lewis
    An artistís impression of the stars creating gamma-ray bursts. The background blue star is the progenitor of a standard long duration gamma-ray burst. A new type of powerful, long-lasting explosion deep in space may be the death knell of gigantic stars, scientists say. Star explosions (called supernovas) can give off high-powered flashes of radiation known as gamma-ray bursts. These bursts usually fall into two categories: ones that last less than two seconds, and ones that last for several minutes. But this new type of explosion can create a gamma-ray burst that goes on for much longer ó up to several...
  • Creationist stakes $10,000 on contest between Bible and evolution

    03/27/2013 11:15:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 201 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 25, 2013 | Amanda Holpuch
    A California creationist is offering a $10,000 challenge to anyone who can prove in front of a judge that science contradicts the literal interpretation of the book of Genesis. Dr Joseph Mastropaolo, who says he has set up the contest, the Literal Genesis Trial ...
  • Several Nights Only- All Seven Planets Visible in One Night

    12/20/2012 8:30:00 AM PST · by virgil283 · 52 replies
    "For those of you with even a small refractor telescope, the next few nights present a once in a blue moon opportunity to spot all seven planets in the same evening. Five of them are visible without even binoculars, while the other two will require you to reference the charts below. While Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will "move" faster in the sky, Uranus and Neptune will stay relatively fixed in their positions in Pisces and Aquarius for some time. The closest five planets all yield some features through a small amateur telescope, the largest, Saturn and Jupiter, even...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- 47 Tuc Near the Small Magellanic Cloud

    12/05/2012 9:44:29 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | December 06, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Globular star cluster 47 Tucanae is a jewel of the southern sky. Also known as NGC 104, it roams the halo of our Milky Way Galaxy along with around 200 other globular star clusters. The second brightest globular cluster (after Omega Centauri) as seen from planet Earth, it lies about 13,000 light-years away and can be spotted naked-eye near the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) in the constellation of the Toucan. Of course, the SMC is some 210,000 light-years distant, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way and not physically close to 47 Tuc. Stars on the outskirts of the...
  • Blue Stars Confirm Recent Creation

    09/01/2012 7:28:34 PM PDT · by lasereye · 102 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | September 2012 | Jason Lisle, Ph.D.
    Orion is one of the most well-known and easily recognized constellations of the winter sky. The three bright blue stars in Orionís belt seem to draw our attention instantly.1 Such stars are a strong confirmation of the biblical timescale. Most stars generate energy by the process of nuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium in the stellar core. This is a very efficient power source. Theoretically, a star like the sun has enough hydrogen in its core to keep it burning for ten billion years. But thatís not the case with blue stars. Blue stars are always more massive than the...
  • Star Politics: Who leans left, and who leans right

    08/25/2012 8:40:12 AM PDT · by AndyTheBear · 15 replies
    Celebrities who lean to one side ... or the other. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/entertainment/2012/08/25/celebs-left-right-conservative-liberal/?intcmp=features#slide=1#ixzz24ZZcmy4z
  • Undead galaxy cluster spews 700 zombie baby stars A YEAR

    08/16/2012 10:08:59 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    The Register ^ | 16th August 2012 11:19 GMT | Brid-Aine Parnell
    Astroboffins have spotted a galaxy cluster that's breaking all the cosmic rules, including coming back to life to spawn stars at an enormous rate. The Phoenix cluster is spewing out the celestial bodies at the highest rate ever observed for the middle of a galaxy cluster; it's the most powerful producer of X-rays of any known cluster; it's one of the most massive of its kind; and the rate of hot gas cooling in the central regions is the largest ever observed. According to the scientists, the cluster is "experiencing a massive starburst" that's forming the equivalent of 740 Suns...
  • Galaxy Cluster Stuns ScientistsóSupermassive and Spewing Out Stars

    08/15/2012 11:05:48 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | Andrew Fazekas
    It seemed too good to be true: a superbright newfound galaxy cluster possibly more massive than any other known, forging fresh stars nearly a thousand times faster than normal.
  • Just an ordinary, daily word, yet a word that mystically reaches for the stars

    05/10/2012 3:16:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 9, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Every now and then a word just catches your ear, and several times in a day it jumps out at you and you‚Äôre tempted to say: ‚ÄúThere it is again!‚ÄĚYesterday it was the word ‚Äúconsider‚ÄĚ, an ordinary, daily word. Or is it? Why did it strike me so? With my knowledge of Latin, it occurred to me that ‚Äúconsider‚ÄĚ has something to do with the stars, for the Latin word sidera means ‚Äústars‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúheavenly bodies.‚ÄĚ How interesting, I have use the word for the better part of 50 years and that had never crossed my mind. But as sometimes...
  • Free-floating planets in the Milky Way outnumber stars by factors of thousands

    05/10/2012 10:10:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 103 replies
    Springer ^ | 5/10/12
    Researchers say life-bearing planets may exist in vast numbers in the space between stars in the Milky WayA few hundred thousand billion free-floating life-bearing Earth-sized planets may exist in the space between stars in the Milky Way. So argues an international team of scientists led by Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, Director of the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham, UK. Their findings are published online in the Springer journal Astrophysics and Space Science. The scientists have proposed that these life-bearing planets originated in the early Universe within a few million years of the Big Bang, and that...
  • Four white dwarf stars caught in the act of consuming 'earth-like' exoplanets

    05/03/2012 11:12:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    http://phys.org ^ | May 03, 2012 | Provided by Royal Astronomical Society
    University of Warwick astrophysicists have pinpointed four white dwarf stars surrounded by dust from shattered planetary bodies which once bore striking similarities to the composition of the Earth. The scientists publish their results in a paper in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. White dwarfs are the final stage of life of stars like our Sun, the residual cores of material left behind after their available fuel for nuclear reactions has been exhausted. Using the Hubble Space Telescope to carry out the biggest survey to date of the chemical composition of the atmospheres of white dwarf stars,...
  • The Lost Siblings of the Sun

    03/12/2012 3:32:13 PM PDT · by U-238 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Sky and Telescope ^ | 3/10/2009 | Alan MacRobert
    Most stars are born in clusters rather than singly, and thereís plenty of evidence that the Sun was too. For one thing, the material of the infant solar system (as preserved in the earliest meteorites) was enriched by fresh supernova debris from at least one very young, massive star (having 15 to 25 solar masses) that exploded less than 5 light-years away, no more than 2 million years after the Sun's formation. Today no such massive star exists within 300 light-years of the Sun. Clearly, the early solar system had stars close around it. But that was 4.57 billion years...
  • Diet of a dying star

    03/06/2012 1:06:23 AM PST · by U-238 · 11 replies
    Science News ^ | 2/11/2012 | Nadia Drake
    Scientists are beginning to sort out the stellar ingredients that produce a type 1a supernova, a type of cosmic explosion that has been used to measure the universeís accelerating expansion. Two teams of researchers presented new data about these supernovas at the American Astronomical Society meeting on January 11. One team confirmed a long-held suspicion about the kind of star that explodes, and the second provided new evidence for what feeds that star until it bursts. ďThis is a confirmation of a decades-old belief, namely that a type 1a supernova comes from the explosion of a carbon-oxygen white dwarf,Ē said...
  • Reggie Love Stars in Obama Campaign Web Ad for African-Americans

    03/05/2012 7:48:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    abc ^ | 3/5/2012 | Devin Dwyer
    Former White House aide and Duke Blue Devils forward Reggie Love stars in a new Obama campaign video aimed at courting the presidentís African-American supporters. ďSince 2006, Iíve spent a lot of time with our president,Ē says Love, who left the administration last year to attend business school. ďI got to work in the West Wing, I traveled to 33 countries, Iíve done everything from tracking down newspapers, figuring out what he wants to eat, who heís going to eat with, and played endless amounts of basketball games.Ē ďThe president has always had our back,Ē he adds, encouraging viewers to...
  • Chaz Bono blasts 'disrespectful' Dancing with the Stars judges for bullying him over his weight

    10/26/2011 7:28:07 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 86 replies
    UK Daily Mail Online ^ | 27th October 2011 | Amelia Proud
    Chaz Bono braved controversy to be the first transgender contestant on Dancing with the Stars, but he revealed in an interview today that it was jibes over his weight that troubled him the most. But it wasn't from ignorant, faceless haters that the 42-year-old faced these attacks, but rather from the show's judges, whom Bono has blasted as 'disrespectful.' The only child of Cher, 65 , and the late Sonny Bono, told Good Morning America: 'I was called a basketball, a penguin, an Ewok, and I just didn't appreciate it.' -snip- 'I took so much away from this. This was...
  • Modano, U.S. icon, hangs up his skates as a Star

    09/23/2011 1:35:54 PM PDT · by airborne · 19 replies
    NHL website ^ | 9/23/11 | Steve Hunt
    DALLAS -- After 21 seasons in the NHL, Mike Modano made it official Friday, announcing his retirement as a player. It was fitting that his farewell press conference was in Dallas -- since that's where he spent the bulk of his playing career. During his more than two decades as a player, he was an eight-time NHL All-Star who finished as the career leader among American-born with 561 goals and 1,374 points. He was a major contributor to the Stars' 1999 Stanley Cup championship, and he served as Dallas' captain from 2003-06. Modano, the first pick of the 1988 Entry...
  • Look Skywatcher! See 'Tatooine' with binoculars

    09/18/2011 8:39:21 PM PDT · by Windflier · 26 replies
    MSM.com ^ | September 16, 2011 | Mike Wall
    The alien planet with two suns, as in the "Star Wars" films, will be visible Scientists have spotted a real-life Tatooine ó a world with two suns, like Luke Skywalker's home planet in the "Star Wars" films ó and you should be able to see this alien star system, too, using a good pair of binoculars. Astronomers announced the discovery of the alien planet, called Kepler-16b, Thursday. The Saturn-mass planet orbits a pair of stars known as Kepler-16A and Kepler-16B. Someone on Kepler-16b would see two suns hanging near each other in the sky, just as Luke did on Tatooine.
  • Neutrons Become Cubes Inside Neutron Stars

    08/11/2011 2:05:14 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Intense pressure can force neutrons into cubes rather than spheres, say physicistsInside atomic nuclei, protons and neutrons fill space with a packing density of 0.74, meaning that only 26 percent of the volume of the nucleus in is empty. That's pretty efficient packing. Neutrons achieve a similar density inside neutron stars, where the force holding neutrons together is the only thing that prevents gravity from crushing the star into a black hole. Today, Felipe Llanes-Estrada at the Technical University of Munich in Germany and Gaspar Moreno Navarro at Complutense University in Madrid, Spain, say neutrons can do even better. These...
  • Evolved stars locked in fatalistic dance

    07/14/2011 6:00:53 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 7/13/11
    White dwarfs are the burned-out cores of stars like our Sun. Astronomers have discovered a pair of white dwarfs spiraling into one another at breakneck speeds. Today, these white dwarfs are so near they make a complete orbit in just 13 minutes, but they are gradually slipping closer together. About 900,000 years from now - a blink of an eye in astronomical time - they will merge and possibly explode as a supernova. By watching the stars converge, scientists will test both Einstein's theory of general relativity and the origin of some peculiar supernovae.The two white dwarfs are circling...
  • DOD Announces Iraq, Afghanistan Campaign Stars

    06/30/2011 3:00:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 Ė Bronze campaign stars are now authorized for service members who have served in Iraq since Sept. 1, 2010, or in Afghanistan since Dec. 1, 2009, Defense Department officials announced today. The new campaign stars, worn on the Iraq and Afghanistan campaign medals, recognize service during Operation New Dawn in Iraq and the Consolidation III campaign phase in Afghanistan. Operation New Dawn began Sept. 1, 2010, marking the official end of Operation Iraqi Freedom and U.S. combat operations in Iraq and a new focus on advising, assisting and training Iraqi security forces. The Consolidation III campaign...
  • ĎBlue Stragglersí in the Galactic Bulge (a sign of ETI, as in SETI?)

    05/30/2011 12:01:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 5/30/11 | Paul Gilster
    ‚ÄėBlue Stragglers‚Äô in the Galactic Bulge by Paul Gilster on May 30, 2011 I¬ím fascinated by how much the exoplanet hunt is telling us about celestial objects other than planets. The other day we looked at some of the stellar spinoffs from the Kepler mission, including the unusual pulsations of the star HD 187091, now known to be not one star but two. But the examples run well beyond Kepler. Back in 2006, a survey called the Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS) used Hubble data to study 180,000 stars in the galaxy¬ís central bulge, the object being...
  • Alien Earths ó 2 billion of them are out there

    03/22/2011 3:29:59 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 57 replies
    MSNBC/Space.com ^ | 03/22/2011 | Charles Q. Choi
    That's scientists' latest estimate for our galaxy alone, based on Kepler data Roughly one out of every 37 to one out of every 70 sunlike stars in the sky might harbor an alien Earth, a new study reveals. These findings hint that billions of Earthlike planets might exist in our galaxy, researchers added. These new calculations are based on data from the Kepler space telescope, which in February wowed the globe by revealing more than 1,200 possible alien worlds, including 68 potentially Earth-size planets. The spacecraft does so by looking for the dimming that occurs when a world transits or...
  • Video: Chandra Captures the First Direct Evidence of Superfluids at the Heart of Neutron Stars

    02/27/2011 5:08:43 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Popular Science ^ | February 24, 2011 | Clay Dillow
    Superfluids are strange states of matter, typically forming at very low and very high temperatures, exhibiting gonzo properties like a seemingly gravity-defying tendency to climb up the walls of containers and friction-free superconductivity. That is, they are perfect conductors that don't lose energy during transmission. And the fact that they appear to exist at the center of neutron stars tells scientists a lot about nuclear interactions in high-density matter and the life-cycles of neutron stars. The pressure within neutron stars is so intense that in the stars' cores, charged particles merge, resulting in a star mostly consisting of neutrons (hence...
  • Scientists investigate the possibility of wormholes between stars

    02/26/2011 7:53:00 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 48 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 2/25/11 | Lisa Zyga
    (PhysOrg.com) -- Wormholes are one of the stranger objects that arise in general relativity. Although no experimental evidence for wormholes exists, scientists predict that they would appear to serve as shortcuts between one point of spacetime and another. Scientists usually imagine wormholes connecting regions of empty space, but now a new study suggests that wormholes might exist between distant stars. Instead of being empty tunnels, these wormholes would contain a perfect fluid that flows back and forth between the two stars, possibly giving them a detectable signature. The scientists, Vladimir Dzhunushaliev at the Eurasian National University in Kazakhstan and coauthors,...
  • Bolivia raises hackles with ID

    04/10/2008 11:49:55 AM PDT · by JZelle · 1 replies · 50+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-10-08 | Martin Arostegui
    SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia ó The appearance of a Star of David on new national identity cards has alarmed opponents of President Evo Morales, who recall how the symbol was used to brand Jews in Nazi Germany. Tiny six-pointed stars within a tight circle are printed on the back side of some, but not all, recently issued picture IDs in the Santa Cruz region. The mark was present on three cards seen by The Washington Times. "It raises suspicions that the government is identifying individuals or segments of the population along racial, religious or ideological lines" said Carlos Klinsky, a member...
  • Keeping it All in Persepective...

    02/12/2011 3:19:17 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 12, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Take a moment and consider your place†in the bigger scheme of things~ And while that's indeed illuminating (sorry).... †it's†a† big universe with plenty of other stars out there: Jupiter only one pixel on that scale. But this†behemoth†Arcturus†-25x the Sun's size and 110x as bright-is just 5th largest here...our own sun down to a single pixel: The monster above -Anteres- is the 15th brightest star in the sky, and is over 1000 light-years away. Feeling your place yet? Now try to wrap your mind around this: the photo below was taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and ultra-deep-field infrared shot of...
  • Small Snack for Milky Way: Astrophysicists Find New Remnants of Neighboring Galaxy in Our Own

    02/03/2011 7:24:52 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 2-3-2011 | Staff
    An international team of astronomers led by Mary Williams from the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam (AIP) has discovered a new stream of stars in our Milky Way: the "Aquarius Stream," named after the constellation of Aquarius. The stream of stars is a remnant of a smaller galaxy in our cosmic neighbourhood, which has been pulled apart by the gravitational pull of the Milky Way about 700 million years ago. The discovery is a result of the measurement of the velocities of 250,000 stars with the RAVE Survey based at the Australian Astronomical Observatory's UK Schmidt Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory, NSW,...
  • Best Art in the Universe

    12/18/2010 7:14:46 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | December 15 2010 | Ben Muessig
    Best Art in the Universe? Hubble Space Telescope's Amazing Pics From 2010 (Dec. 15) -- You might think that taking highly detailed photographs of the darkest corners of the universe would be a purely scientific job. Turns out, there's an art to it. For the past 20 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting the planet and wowing earthlings with breathtaking images of outer space, from jaw-dropping pictures of clusters of newborn stars to fantastic photos of colliding galaxies. But it's not just Hubble's cutting-edge optics that are responsible for these stunning photographs. Behind each image is the hard...
  • Celebrity Twitter Ban Campaign a Bust, Can't Raise $1 Million; Stars Freak Out

    Celebrities were so frustrated with the time it took to raise $1 million for Keep a Child Alive's "Digital Death" campaign, they persuaded a wealthy savior to give them $500,000 so they could get back on Twitter. Brooklyn-born billionaire pharmaceutical executive Stewart Rahr donated $500,000 yesterday to meet the $1 million goal, thereby resuscitating Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Seacrest,Daphne Guinness and others on Twitter and Facebook. .... "It's the worst mismanagement of star power I've ever seen in my life," said a source close to the program. Sources said the organization...
  • 300 Sextillion Stars in Universe, New Study Suggests

    12/01/2010 6:39:26 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    CBC ^ | 12/1/2010 | CBC
    The night sky may be a lot starrier than we thought. A study suggests the universe could have triple the number of stars scientists previously calculated. The new estimate is 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. That's 300 sextillion. The study questions a key assumption that astronomers often use: that most galaxies have the same properties as our Milky Way. And that's creating a bit of a stink among astronomers who want a more orderly cosmos.
  • Sharp as a Pistol

    11/21/2010 1:07:13 PM PST · by TR Clancy · 27 replies
    Dearborn Underground ^ | 11/21/10 | TR Clancy
    The issue isnít Bristolís dancing, but her popularity. And because of who Bristol is, that means the issue is the popularity of her mother. The unexpectedly large number of people voting for Bristol contradicts the going mood of the gallery of bubble-wrapped Palin-haters who really believed that Palin was being booed that night in the audience at DWTS, and that all of America was booing her, too. Like the old story of Pauline Kael, flabbergasted by Nixonís landslide in 1972 when she didnít know a single person who voted for him, the average Palin-hater has existed until now in safe...
  • Barack Obama and the 59 star flag.

    09/28/2010 12:46:21 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 53 replies · 1+ views
    BJH.com ^ | 9-28-2010 | Unknown
    On the 9th of May 2008, during a campaign speech in the state of Oregon, Barack Obama said the following: ďIíve now been to fifty-seven states, I think one left to goÖone left to go. Alaska and Hawaii I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to, because my staff couldnít justify it.Ē Fifty-seven states plus Alaska and Hawaii? Usually, we could pass off a slip-up like this as the result of campaigning-fatigue. After all, it was a very energetic campaign. However, Obama paused, thought carefully about what he was going to say, said it and...
  • Bristol Palin to compete on "Dancing with the Stars"

    08/31/2010 8:14:02 AM PDT · by RedPriest73 · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08-31-10 | Associated Press
    The mother of "The Brady Bunch," a former NFL quarterback, one of the self-proclaimed "guidos" from "Jersey Shore" and the daughter of Sarah Palin are among the celebrities who will cha-cha-cha on the 11th season of "Dancing with the Stars."
  • Origins, Evolution, and Distribution of Life in the Cosmos: Panspermia, Genetics, Microbes, ...

    08/01/2010 2:46:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 9+ views
    Journal of Cosmology ^ | May 2010 | Rhawn Joseph and Rudolf Schild
    Life originated in a nebular cloud, over 10 billion years ago, but may have had multiple origins in multiple locations, including in galaxies older than the Milky Way. Multiple origins could account for the different domains of life: archae, bacteria, eukaryotes. The first steps toward life may have been achieved when self-replicating nano-particles initially comprised of a mixture of carbon, calcium, oxygen, hydrogen, phosphorus, sugars, and other elements and gasses were combined and radiated, forming a nucleus around which a lipid-like permeable membrane was established, and within which DNA-bases were laddered together with phosphates and sugars; a process which may...
  • John P. Sousa - The Stars and Stripes forever (Bernstein)

    07/04/2010 6:07:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | 7/4/10 | John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
    What would the 4th be without some John Philip Sousa
  • Ex-North Star Dino Ciccarelli elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

    06/23/2010 3:19:15 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-23-10 | ap
    TORONTO ó Former Minnesota North Stars standout Dino Ciccarelli was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, it was announced today. Ciccarelli played 19 NHL seasons with five teams, recording 608 goals and 592 assists in 1,232 games. In nine seasons with the North Stars, he led the team in scoring five times. "This is a tremendous honor that I will cherish for the rest of my life," Ciccarelli said. "I really appreciate the support of my coaches, the fans and mostly importantly my family throughout my 19-year career."
  • Hollywood faces sans makeup

    06/07/2010 12:24:23 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 57 replies · 147+ views
    I know most of us don't care about Hollywood and a lot of you probably despise Hollywood. This is NOT a post in support of Hollywood at all though. I just find it mind boggling that so many little girls want to be as beautiful as these stars. I wish those girls would all take a look at these pictures of how ugly these stars actually are in real life. (Admittedly, some of them are good looking with out all the paint)
  • Hollywood Stars Who Owe Uncle Sam Big Bucks in Back Taxes

    04/14/2010 3:18:02 PM PDT · by Doogle · 9 replies · 1,043+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 04/14/10 | Natalie Crnosija
    Take heart, America. Even celebrities pay taxes on April 15. Well, sometimes. Nicolas Cageís bookkeeping got a bit muddled, and now he has to shell out $13.3 million to the federal government. Joe Francis, founder of ďGirls Gone Wild,Ē forgot, too. His tab? $29.4 million -- or roughly 5 million margaritas. Sinbad the Comedian? A very unfunny $8.15 million, which doesn't even include interest and legal fees.
  • Best Dressed Of The Day: Demi Moore (looking great in her late 40s)

    04/11/2010 7:54:32 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 48 replies · 2,806+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Apr 10th, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    The Editors of the Fashion Time Magazine sought out the most glamorous, stylish and sultry star and were Moored overÖ When weíre in our late 40s, we want to look exactly like Demi Moore did at the LA premiere of ďThe JonesesĒ.
  • We Are Doomed (in 1.5 million years)

    03/14/2010 8:07:20 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 27 replies · 973+ views
    Russian News ^ | 3/14/10 | Vadim Bobylev
    The Gliese 710 from the constellation Serpens Cauda is due to arrive in about 1.5 million years, and has an 86 per cent probability of passing through the Oort Cloud, says Vadim Bobylev at the Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in St. Petersburg.The prediction is based on analysis of data from the European Space Agency’s Hipparcos astrometric spacecraft, which measured velocities of almost 120,000 stars in the early 1990s, as well as some recent data.Bobylev analyzed the measured movements of about 35,000 stars in our neighborhood in the time interval from 2 million years in the past to 2 million years...
  • 2010 ELLE Style Awards Red Carpet (Kylie Minogue, Victoria's Secret Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)

    02/24/2010 2:03:00 PM PST · by Mister Ghost · 6 replies · 563+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Feb 23rd, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Kylie Minogue attended the 2010 Elle Style Awards in a beautiful YSL frock and paired her look with Giuseppe Zanotti heels. The 2010 ELLE Style Awards was a star studded engagement involving celebs, actresses, actors, models, designers, stylists, the top luminaries of the fashion world and a multitude of A, B, and C-listers. Leona Lewis struck a pose in a black Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2009 dress.
  • The 2010 SAG Awards Red Carpet (Diane Kruger, Tina Fey, Penelope Cruz, Anna Paquin, Nicole Kidman)

    01/24/2010 7:19:18 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 24 replies · 1,530+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jan 24th, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Glee actress Lea Michelle Our favorite locale at the SAG Awards, The Red Carpet, was equally impressive, with superb appearances by the likes of Diane Kruger, Carey Mulligan, Dianna Agron, Anna Paquin and a whole host of other glitterati who bedazzled us. We love award shows! Carey Mulligan blew us away in a breathtaking red Lanvin gown.
  • 2009 People Choice Awards Red Carpet (Glamorous Beautiful Stars aplenty)

    01/09/2010 7:31:58 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 25 replies · 1,230+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jan 7th, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Zoinks! Jinkies! Pow! The 2009 People Choice Awards Red Carpet was filled to the brim with a bevy of Glam Goddesses so beautifully attired, our mouths were left agape in wonder. That old Hollywood style came happily crashing down upon us, in one thunderous boom after another, and we were one, united in a transcendental fashion nirvana. Be still our fashionable hearts! It was Jessica Alba who outshone everyone at the event, wearing a dazzling Antonio Berardi mini dress.
  • Youthful Appearance of Stars Known as Blue Stragglers Explained

    12/23/2009 7:51:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 473+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Thursday, December 24, 2009 | University of Wisconsin-Madison release
    For almost 50 years, astronomers have puzzled over the youthful appearance of stars known as blue stragglers... They shine brightly, they are older than they appear, and they have, disconcertingly, gained mass at a late stage of life... Now, Mathieu and Wisconsin colleague Aaron Geller, writing Dec. 24 in the journal Nature, show that blue stragglers, in most if not all cases, steal that mass from companion stars and that they sometimes do so by crashing into their neighbors, a scenario once thought far-fetched by astronomers. In the new Nature report, Geller and Mathieu show that the mass-gathering ways of...