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In a few days there will be an abridged version of last winter’s polar vortex (meteorologists are split on using this term for the event) descending into the Eastern two-thirds of the country… As for next week’s weather, polar air will again be spilling southward from the Arctic Ocean. That’ll be good enough to convert […]

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Tonight, 2-3 a.m on the East Coast: VILLANOVA, Pa. (CBS) — A newly discovered meteor shower may be visible in the wee hours of Saturday morning if the weather cooperates. One name for the meteor shower in “Comet 209/P Linear.” The other is the Camelopardalids. Villanova astronoyy professor Ed Guinan says this meteor shower is […]

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Interesting

I wonder what information they will glean from the wreckage: The leader of an undersea expedition says a pile of wreckage on the bottom of the Caribbean Sea, off the north coast of Haiti, may well mark the spot where Christopher Columbus’ flagship, the Santa Maria, sank in 1492. “All the geographical, underwater topography and […]

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View from space

Monday’s tornado chain:

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This is pretty interesting

Medieval bishop anticipated Big Bang theory and multiple universes centuries before anyone (via Raw Story ) A 13th century British bishop’s theories of the origin and structure of the universe were centuries ahead of their time, says a group of scholars. According to TheConversation.com, Durham University’s Ordered Universe project has found that Robert…

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UPDATE via Steveeboy: Paypal not affected. Check this list of sites or try this. If you use Chrome, you can add this extension to warn you of any unsafe website. I am so tired of changing my passwords. One of my friends told me I should use a password service that generates a random stream […]

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Security

So I was checking my bank balance online Friday night and noticed something odd. When I put in my password, it was visible — instead of a bunch of dots. I don’t know a whole lot about computer security, but I know enough to know that’s not a good thing, so I never pressed “enter.” […]

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Light seen on Mars

UPDATE: This expert says it’s a camera artifact. A lot of buzz about this on the intertubes as “proof” of life on Mars. Well, I don’t know about that. But it sure would be interesting to find out!

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Game-changer

This is very interesting: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel. The development of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel is being hailed as “a game-changer” because it would significantly shorten the supply […]

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The supervolcano

One of my friends is absolutely obsessed with this, so I know a little something about it already. Lots more at the link: Currently, the Yellowstone caldera shows no signs of preparing for a super eruption. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t regular earthquakes in the area — that’s just a natural part of being in […]

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