Trump Protects Americans


(Tom the Dancing Bug) – Ruben Bolling:

These are clearly no big deal. I’ll throw tens of millions of Americans off health insurance, no problem.” …

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Ruben Bolling: Trump Protects Americans

Does Earth Have a Trojan Horde?


(Syfy Wire::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

Are there asteroids sharing Earth’s orbit around the Sun?

Cutting to the chase: Yes, there is at least one. But how many are there? There might be a lot, but we don’t know. The cool news is, we may very well know more soon. …

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OSIRIS-REx at Earth's L4

Enough Faith


(Atheist Pig) – “I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist.” …

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The Atheist Pig: Enough Faith

If the Universe is expanding, why aren’t we?


(Starts With A Bang!) – Ethan Siegel:

Space is getting bigger, but atoms, humans, Earth and our Milky Way stay the same size. How is this possible? …

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Trump Is Tame Compared to India’s Modi


(The Independent::Voices) – Sunny Hundal:

Narendra Modi’s party came to power after several of its members tore down a mosque in 1992. Since then it has banned 11,000 foreign NGOs from India and incited religious hatred that led to thousands of attacks on Muslims and lower-caste Hindus for disrespecting cows. …

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Narendra Modi

Our Brilliant Plan Cannot Fail!


(Slate Politics) – Katy Waldman:

Trump and his henchmen keep ruining their Muslim ban by bragging about it like dumb movie villains. …

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Trump signing Executive Order 13780

Romeo and Juliet: Act 2, Scene 1 (part 2)


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

OK, now it’s balcony time. Finally.

Technically, there is no balcony mentioned in the play, just a window. However, from a theatrical standpoint I think we can all agree that balconies are WAY more dramatic than windows. …

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Mya Gosling: Romeo and Juliet: Act 2, Scene 1 (part 2)

Personal Shopper


(Guardian Film) – Peter Bradshaw:

Kristen Stewart is outstanding as a haunted fashion-biz assistant in Olivier Assayas’s enigmatic ghost story and quarterlife character study. …

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Personal Shopper

Pluto Will Never Be A Planet Again


(Starts With A Bang!) – Ethan Siegel:

Practically everyone alive today grew up learning some way of remembering the nine planets of our Solar System in order: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Beginning in the 1990s, however, two revolutions in astronomy happened all at once: the uncovering of trans-Neptunian objects and the discoveries of worlds around other stars. These discoveries compelled us to rethink our definition of a planet, culminating in the official 2006 definition of “planet” by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Pluto was out. But with many people unhappy with the IAU’s definition, the story doesn’t end there. …

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Planetary and non-planetary status

Ides of March


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Caesar! Beware the idea of math!” …

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Mya Gosling: Ides of March