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APOD: 2018 September 17 - Cosmic Collision Forges Galactic Ring
Explanation: How could a galaxy become shaped like a ring? The rim of the blue galaxy pictured on the right is an immense ring-like structure 150,000 light years in diameter composed of newly formed, extremely bright, massive stars. via Pocket
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5 days ago by eemorningwood
Apple repays €14B in “illegal aid” to Ireland, so EU drops court case | Ars Technica
European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said Tuesday that the European Commission will finally close its legal investigation into Apple's failure to pay back taxes to Ireland after the company paid €14 billion. via Pocket
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5 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 1 - Aerosol Earth
Explanation: the identification and distribution of aerosols in the Earth's atmosphere is shown in this dramatic, planet-wide visualization. via Pocket
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22 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 2 - A Powerful Solar Flare
Explanation: It was one of the most powerful solar flares in recorded history. Occurring in 2003 and seen across the electromagnetic spectrum, the Sun briefly became over 100 times brighter in X-rays than normal. via Pocket
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22 days ago by eemorningwood
Apple’s next iPhone event will be on September 12th - The Verge
Apple sent invites today for its annual fall iPhone event where it’s expected to announce multiple new iPhones and possibly a new Apple Watch and an updated iPad Pro. It’ll take place on September 12th in Cupertino, California. via Pocket
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23 days ago by eemorningwood
Comment: The Apple Watch Series 4 is going to take the wearable mainstream | 9to5Mac
In my last Apple Watch Diary piece, I said that there were two things which might sell me on the idea of upgrading from my Series 3 to the upcoming Series 4. One was a more responsive Siri, but the bigger one was more data on the screen. via Pocket
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23 days ago by eemorningwood
The battle for cheap solar power heads to the sunny South — but utilities are fighting back | Salon.com
Chuck Jay worked as a coal miner for nearly three decades before he decided to start his own solar panel installation company just outside Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 2012. via Pocket
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27 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 6 - Live: Cosmic Rays from Minnesota
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. Explanation: Cosmic rays from outer space go through your body every second. Typically, they do you no harm. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 5 - Trapezium: At the Heart of Orion
Explanation: Near the center of this sharp cosmic portrait, at the heart of the Orion Nebula, are four hot, massive stars known as the Trapezium. Gathered within a region about 1.5 light-years in radius, they dominate the core of the dense Orion Nebula Star Cluster. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 3 - Central Lunar Eclipse
Explanation: Reddened by scattered sunlight, the Moon in the center is passing through the center of Earth's dark umbral shadow in this July 27 lunar eclipse sequence. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 24 - Messier 20 and 21
Explanation: The beautiful Trifid Nebula, also known as Messier 20, is easy to find with a small telescope in the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
How Will Trump's Presidency End? - The Atlantic
Michael Gerson, one of the most eloquent and principled critics of Donald Trump, insists that we are at June 1973, the moment when John Dean’s testimony broke the dam that a year later swept Richard Nixon off into disgrace. Others agree: This is an inflection point. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 23 - Comet Heart and Soul
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 22 - Asteroid Ryugu from Hayabusa2
Explanation: This big space diamond has an estimated value of over 80 billion dollars. It's only diamond in shape, though -- asteroid 162173 Ryugu is thought to be composed of mostly nickel and iron. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 21 - Glowing Elements in the Soul Nebula
Explanation: Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 20 - Active Prominences on a Quiet Sun
Explanation: Why is the Sun so quiet? As the Sun enters into a period of time known as a Solar Minimum, it is, as expected, showing fewer sunspots and active regions than usual. The quietness is somewhat unsettling, though, as so far this year, most days show no sunspots at all. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
Schlock Mercenary - WorldCon 76
I’m in San Jose this week for the 76th annual World Science Fiction Convention. I’m not exhibiting, my schedule is light, and I’m Airbnb-ing instead of staying in the convention hotel(s), so it’s a little bit like I’m ghosting. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 13 - The Pencil Nebula in Red and Blue
Explanation: This shock wave plows through interstellar space at over 500,000 kilometers per hour. Near the top and moving up in this sharply detailed color composite, thin, bright, braided filaments are actually long ripples in a cosmic sheet of glowing gas seen almost edge-on. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 12 - Meteor before Galaxy
Explanation: What's that green streak in front of the Andromeda galaxy? A meteor. While photographing the Andromeda galaxy in 2016, near the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower, a sand-sized rock from deep space crossed right in front of our Milky Way Galaxy's far-distant companion. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 11 - Moon, Mars, and Milky Way
Explanation: Just two weeks ago, dark skies over the desert in northern Iran held this alluring celestial vista. The dramatic digital mosaic finds the Moon and Mars alongside the Milky Way's dusty rifts, stars, and nebulae. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
Schlock Mercenary - Back from GenCon, Bound for WorldCon
I just returned from GenCon Indy, which I quite enjoyed, but which exhausted me. Next week I head to San Jose for WorldCon 76, for which I must be well-rested. It needs to be a quiet week here. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 7 - Eclipsed Moon and Mars over Mountains
Explanation: There is something unusual about this astronomically-oriented photograph. It's not obvious -- it was discovered only during post-processing. It is not the Moon, although capturing the Moon rising during a total lunar eclipse is quite an unusually interesting sight. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 18 - Seeing Titan
Explanation: Shrouded in a thick atmosphere, Saturn's largest moon Titan really is hard to see. Small particles suspended in the upper atmosphere cause an almost impenetrable haze, strongly scattering light at visible wavelengths and hiding Titan's surface features from prying eyes. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
Why I Travel to Places Deemed “Too Dangerous” for Women - Lenny Letter
Shirin Ebadi — a commanding figure with muscular, decisive movements — first became interested in human rights during the 1979 Iranian revolution. Now 70, the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner was a judge at the time and also raising two young daughters. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
Apple’s next iPad Pro will have tiny bezels, but no notch - The Verge
An icon found in iOS 12 developer beta 5 seems to have confirmed key details about Apple’s upcoming next-gen iPad Pro: the new tablet will have ultra-thin bezels, just like the iPhone X, but no notch. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 9 - Red Planet, Red Moon, and Mars
Explanation: Mars is also known as The Red Planet, often seen with a reddish tinge in dark night skies. Mars shines brightly at the upper left of this gorgeous morning twilight view from Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, but the Moon and planet Earth look redder still. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
Crab City 2049.1 – Scenes From A Multiverse
Have you good people seen Blade Runner 2049? Me neither. Welcome back to the future of Crab City! Crab City is the city made for crabs, by crabs, from crabs. Crab City! The current storyline starts here. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 25 - Stripping ESO 137-001
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 July 31 - Layers of the South Pole of Mars
Explanation: What lies beneath the layered south pole of Mars? A recent measurement with ground-penetrating radar from ESA's Mars Express satellite has detected a bright reflection layer consistent with an underground lake of salty water. The reflection comes from about 1. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
Schlock Mercenary - GenCon Indy! Munchkin Tavern! Worldbuilders Party!
I’ll be at GenCon Indy this week. I’m sharing space with Jim Zub (Skullkickers, Avengers: No Surrender, Wayward) at booth 1649 in the exhibit hall. It’s a huge place, so here’s a map: via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
Have a Cryptocurrency Company? Bermuda, Malta or Gibraltar Wants You - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Hedge funds go to the Cayman Islands to incorporate. Big companies are generally domiciled in Delaware. And online poker companies often set up their bases in Gibraltar and Malta. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
When You Want to Be Disturbed During ‘Do Not Disturb’ Time - The New York Times
Android and iOS have a setting to mute alerts, calls and notifications when you need some peace and quiet, but you can still let important calls ring through. Q. I like the concept of the Do Not Disturb feature on my phone, but I’m afraid I’ll miss an emergency call from a family member. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
The Week in Tech: Inequality Rising - The New York Times
Each week, technology reporters and columnists from The New York Times review the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 July 28 - One Night, One Telescope, One Camera
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
Sex Scandal Toppled a Silicon Valley Chief. Investors Say, So What? - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Last September, the board of the online lending company Social Finance ousted its chief executive, Mike Cagney, after questions about sexual misconduct. The move was prompted by a board investigation that found Mr. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
Facebook and YouTube Give Alex Jones a Wrist Slap - The New York Times
The digital walls are closing in on Alex Jones, the social media shock jock whose penchant for right-wing conspiracy theories and viral misinformation set off a heated debate about the limits of free speech on internet platforms. Facebook said on Friday that it had suspended Mr. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
Twitter Stock Drops After User Numbers Decline - The New York Times
Twitter reported a decline in monthly active users on Friday, another sign of trouble for President Trump’s favored social network, which has struggled in recent months to tackle accusations of political bias and eliminate vast numbers of fake accounts. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
Amazon Delivers a Pile of Cash, but No Fireworks - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Hold that champagne. Expectations for Amazon’s second quarter were extremely high, and in some respects the company exceeded them when it released results on Thursday. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
How Syrians Pioneered Digital Tools to Stand Up to Authorities - The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Anne Barnard, The Times’s bureau chief in Beirut, Lebanon, who covers Syria and the Middle East, discussed the tech she’s using. You’ve spent much of your time covering the Syrian war. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
Microsoft Employees Question C.E.O. Over Company’s Contract With ICE - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft employees questioned the company’s chief executive, Satya Nadella, on Thursday, presenting him with a petition signed by more than 300,000 people that called on the software maker to cancel its contract with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, according to t via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 July 27 - Mars Opposition
Explanation: Look opposite the Sun in the sky tonight and you'll see Mars at its brightest. Also within days of its closest approach Mars rises at sunset, near its brightest and best for telescopic observers too, except for the dust storm still blanketing the Red Planet. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
NXP’s Chief Criticizes China After Qualcomm Deal Collapses - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — The finger-pointing over the scuttled $44 billion transaction between the chip makers Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductors has begun. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
Amazon’s Facial Recognition Wrongly Identifies 28 Lawmakers, A.C.L.U. Says - The New York Times
Representative John Lewis of Georgia and Representative Bobby L. Rush of Illinois are both Democrats, members of the Congressional Black Caucus and civil rights leaders. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
Waymo Teams Up With Walmart, Avis and Others for Short Driverless Rides - The New York Times
Waymo, Google’s autonomous-vehicle spinoff, wants to help you run your errands. The company said on Wednesday that it had teamed up with five companies, including Walmart, Avis and AutoNation, to offer rides in its self-driving cars in the Phoenix area. via Pocket
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28 days ago by eemorningwood
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