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The Asteriod Threat

Dave Dearborn’s mission is to keep us safe from incoming asteroids.
Dearborn, a physicist in DOE’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, serves on a research panel, spearheaded by the National Academy of Sciences, tasked with evaluating methods to divert potentially hazardous objects—those that could hit Earth in the next 100 years.
“An object of this size would have [...]

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Unearthed: Egyptian Cat Goddess

Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities announced the finding of a 2000-year-old temple that is believed to for the Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet.
The photo was released by Egypt’s supreme council of antiquities showing the ancient cat-goddess Bastet found amongst the temple’s ruins in the Kom el-Dekkah area of the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria. Archaeologists have [...]

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The Bible… As Old As Moses Toes?

The oldest known Hebrew writing has been discovered on a piece of potery. The piece dates from the period of King David’s reign, the 10th century B.C. It reads:
1′ you shall not do [it], but worship the [Lord].
2′ Judge the sla[ve] and the wid[ow] / Judge the orph[an]
3′ [and] the stranger. [Pl]ead for [...]

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Can You Talk About Racism Without Being Racist?

As our nation celebrates the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, it is important to remember the breadth and depth of his message and vision. In the era of the first Black President, it would be easy to say [...]

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Hands of the “Doomsday Clock” to Be Moved

NEW YORK CITY///NEWS ADVISORY///January 14, 2010///The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) will move the minute hand of its famous “Doomsday Clock” at 10 a.m. EST/1500 GMT on January 14, 2010 in New York City. For the first time ever, the event will be opened up to the general public via a live Web feed [...]

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Pi Computation Record

Fabrice Bellard, a French mathematician, claims to have set a new record for calculating Pi. Not only is it the longest, it was also done on a regular computer.
“I am pleased to announce a new world record for the computation of the digits of Pi.”
The following number of digits were computed:

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2010 List of Banished Words

Each year the Lake Superior State University releases a list of words or phrases they feel should banished:
shovel-ready, Czar, tweet, APP, sexting, friend (as a verb), teachable moment, in these economic times…, stimulus, toxic assets, too big to fail, bromance, chillaxin’, and Obama (prefix or roots).
The press release reads as follows:
Word “czars” at Lake Superior [...]

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