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Cosmic jets of young stars formed by magnetic fields


Dresden, Germany (SPX) Oct 20, 2014
image Astrophysical jets are counted among our Universe’s most spectacular phenomena: From the centers of black holes, quasars, or protostars, these rays of matter sometimes protrude several light years into space. Now, for the first time ever, an international team of researchers has successfully tested a new model that explains how magnetic fields form these emissions in young stars. Scientist
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Around here, New York Comic-Con marks the end of convention season, capping off a long summer of announcements, reveals, and other assorted fun. As such, it’s also one of the last big places for fans to get amazing sketches and commission pieces from artists, who tend to cap off the season with some truly amazing art.

You may already know the amazing James Harren from his work on Dark Horse’s BPRD and Conan. If you don’t, get ready to have your mind blown by a few of the commissions that he did at NYCC, including a bullet-riddled Wolverine, a Right Hook of Doom from Hellboy, and Deadpool rocking a gun so large that even Cable thinks that it might be a little excessive.




Some of the corgis we saw at Corgi Beach Day~

I’m not sure of all the names, but they were all charming and adorable. I do know we got to see the elusive unicorg, the ever beautiful trinketbaby, and handsome Gatsby of gatsbyadventures

In the 5th photo is Milo Rider (sp?), a Springer Spaniel/Corgi mix. The stump gene truly is quite dominant. He was so cute!

And in the last you can see Mei Mei is more interested in sniffing bum than introducing herself to Trinket. *facepalm* You’re in the presence of a celebricorg!

beach day is the corgi day dream!


We have looked at the candidates for U.S. Senate and the choice is clear: Alison Lundergan Grimesis the best choice for Kentucky’s working families.

Grimes supports raising the minimum wage and ending tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. She is also a strong supporter of efforts to help coal miners suffering from black lung to get the benefits they deserve. As United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts said: “Ms. Grimes is not only a strong supporter of coal and the coal industry, she is the only candidate in this race who is also a supporter of coal miners.”

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World’s scientists call on Stephen Harper to restore science funding, freedom

Hundreds of scientists around the world are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end “burdensome restrictions on scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists.”

The call was made in an open letter drafted by the Cambridge, Mass.-based Union of Concerned Scientists, a group that represents U.S. scientists and uses science to advocate for environmental sustainability.

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The letter was signed by more than 800 scientists outside Canada from 32 countries, at institutions ranging from Harvard Medical School in the U.S. to the Max Planck Institute in Germany.

The letter says “a rapid decline in freedoms and funding” for Canadian government scientists is making it more difficult for them to conduct research, communicate scientific information and expertise and collaborate internationally.

"Canada’s leadership in basic research, environmental, health, and other public science is in jeopardy," the letter says. "We urge you to restore government science funding and the freedom and opportunities to communicate these findings internationally."

The signed letter is being promoted in Canadian newspaper and online ads paid for by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which represents 60,000 public servants across Canada, including more than 15,000 federal government scientists. The ad campaign is being launched during the Government of Canada’s Science and Technology week.

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This is Universal’s famous “lesbian vampire movie,” but keep your pants on … it’s not exactly Girls Gone Wild. While it’s no more salacious than its predecessor, the subtext of DRACULA’S DAUGHTER isn’t exactly subtle. Zaleska is cursed by impulses she can barely control and turns to modern psychology for help. And my “modern,” I mean “hopelessly antiquated.” The medicine on display in this film is as out-of-date as the superstitions on display, making it almost a battle of ignorances among the main characters. DRACULA’S DAUGHTER gets bonus points for never referencing Sigmund Freud, though.

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