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Leonard Nimoy Dead At 83

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Leonard Nimoy, who created the iconic alien character of Spock in the original Star Trek series, has died of COPD.


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/arts/television/leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-dies-at-83.html?_r=0


Nimoy was an actor, a writer, and a photographer, whose career spanned half a century.

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Real Science: Cloudlike Plumes Spotted In Martian Atmosphere

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Some amateur astronomers have spotted what appear to be clouds in the Martian atmosphere--unfortunately, in 2012, but I just saw the news on it this morning--of a size and shape that baffles scientists and may force us to re-examine our conceptions about the Red Planet.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/cloud-over-mars-leaves-scientists-baffled/ar-BBhDPiw?ocid=mailsignout


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The Best Bang Since The Big One: Possible Revisions To Cosmology

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We all are aware of the "Big Bang Theory" that states that everything in the universe, at one time in the distant past, came from an infinitesimally small and dense point called a singularity.  It's science's version of religion's "let there be light" scenario for the creation of the universe.


Only, it might be wrong.


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Fan Film Friday: Everything Wrong With "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

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Now that it's the day after Christmas--and I hope yours was happy--here's a run-down of all the things wrong with that classic animated Halloween/Christmas mash-up from the warped mind of Tim Burton.



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Real Science: Orion Successfully Completes First Mission

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While no astronauts were aboard, the souvinir factory was a'churnin'--"Friday's Orion — serial number 001 — lacked seats, cockpit displays and life-support equipment for obvious reasons. Instead, bundles of toys and memorabilia were on board: bits of moon dust; the crew patch worn by Sally Ride, America's first spacewoman; a Capt. James Kirk collector's doll owned by "Star Trek" actor William Shatner, and more."


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