See the astonishing real-life space photos that inspired ‘Cosmos’

On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space. The CME did not travel directly toward Earth, but did connect with Earth’s magnetic environment, causing aurora to appear on the night of Monday, September 3. By Valentina Palladino NASA tweeted that it created a new album on its Flickr account with a few never before seen images of celestial bodies, in conjunction with Sunday’s premiere of Cosmos. Mixed with some old photos, the entire album of 43 images shows how the parts of our universe … Continue reading See the astonishing real-life space photos that inspired ‘Cosmos’

16 Examples That Show The United States Has Become A Seriously Messed Up Country

(Michael Snyder) In recent years, it has been quite common to hear our politicians and top media personalities talk about the need for America to use military force to impose “our values” on the rest of the world.  But what “values” could they possibly be talking about?  The truth is that we don’t have any “values” worth sharing with anyone at this point.  America has become a festering cesspool of garbage and filth, and it is getting worse with each passing day. As a nation, we need to humble ourselves and turn away from our wicked deeds and rediscover the … Continue reading 16 Examples That Show The United States Has Become A Seriously Messed Up Country

A Tweet too far: Saudi Arabian jailed over Twitter call ‘to protest’

A Saudi court sentenced one of its citizens to eight years imprisonment on a handful of charges, including inciting protests and mocking the monarch on Twitter. The offender, whose identity has not been released, had been  charged with inciting “families of those arrested for  security reasons to protest by publishing Tweets and videos on  YouTube,” justice ministry spokesman, Fahd al-Bakran, was  quoted by official news agency, SPA, as saying on Sunday. In addition to the jail sentence, the court banned the defendant  from travelling for eight years and posting on social media.  Last month, Riyadh passed new counter-terrorism legislation that  … Continue reading A Tweet too far: Saudi Arabian jailed over Twitter call ‘to protest’

Secrets of Apple’s ‘spaceship HQ’ revealed: Cars will be banished, roads replaced with running tracks and glass walls will slide open

.Apple founder Steve Jobs originally submitted the application for the Cupertino headquarters back in 2011 .The campus will be a mile in circumference, feature glass walls and solar panels and cover 175 acres .In an interview with Architectural Record, Sir Norman Foster gave an insight into how the ‘spaceship’ will be built .He said cars will be ‘banished and buried’ in an underground car park and tarmac will be replaced with greenery .Glass walls the height of the building will slide open, and cafes and restaurants will help break up the vast scale .More than 1,000 bikes will be kept … Continue reading Secrets of Apple’s ‘spaceship HQ’ revealed: Cars will be banished, roads replaced with running tracks and glass walls will slide open

Gravity becomes a reality: Watch the terrifying moment an ‘astronaut’ spins out of the ISS (…but don’t worry, there’s no one inside the suit)

.The ‘astronaut’ was a defunct spacesuit dubbed SuitSat-1 launched in 2006 .The suit contained three batteries, a radio transmitter and internal sensors .It broadcast transmissions in six languages to amateur radio operators around the world before burning up in Earth’s atmosphere ByEllie Zolfagharifard As the International Space Station spins around the Earth, a door unexpectedly opens and a figure in a Russian spacesuit is thrown out. It looks like something from the film ‘Gravity’, but the chilling scene happened in real life less than a decade ago. Back in 2006, Nasa astronauts launched one of their ‘colleagues’ from the International … Continue reading Gravity becomes a reality: Watch the terrifying moment an ‘astronaut’ spins out of the ISS (…but don’t worry, there’s no one inside the suit)

More than 80 per cent of British people can’t speak properly: Most commonly mispronounced words include espresso and prescription (and women are the worst)

.Place names are particularly confusing with ‘Ely’ often mispronounced .Study commissioned by railway terminal St Pancras International, which is often pronounced as ‘Pancreas’ .20% of women struggle with common words such as espresso .One in six speakers do not pronounce London’s Greenwich district properly ByLucy Crossley More than three-quarters of British people  struggle with common words and place names, with espresso and prescription among  the most difficult to pronounce, according to researchers. A new study has revealed that 82 per cent of us regularly trip on our words, with  women getting most tongue-tied with every day terminology. And place names … Continue reading More than 80 per cent of British people can’t speak properly: Most commonly mispronounced words include espresso and prescription (and women are the worst)

The Fat Drug

By PAGAN KENNEDY IF you walk into a farm-supply store today, you’re likely to find a bag of antibiotic powder that claims to boost the growth of poultry and livestock. That’s because decades of agricultural research has shown that antibiotics seem to flip a switch in young animals’ bodies, helping them pack on pounds. Manufacturers brag about the miraculous effects of feeding antibiotics to chicks and nursing calves. Dusty agricultural journals attest to the ways in which the drugs can act like a kind of superfood to produce cheap meat. But what if that meat is us? Recently, a group … Continue reading The Fat Drug