Southern Daily Echo
13 minutes
Phys.Org
an hour
Mirrorspectrum
an hour
NASA has already prepared a protocol for a possible discovery by a SETI telescope. Just imagine if SETI telescopes actually pick up a signal from a distant star system. What would happen then? Could we understand it? Should we respond to it? If so, what should we say, and how? Should we just go ahead and call them without waiting for them to call first? A book by NASA , considered as a protocol for alien contact, titled: Archeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication tackles the issue like never before. The recent discovery of a solar system that has seven Earth-sized exoplanets located at a distance of 40 light-years from has prompted NASA to come up with a protocol that is to be followed in order to announce to the world the existence of Alien life. The seven Earth-like planets —with high chances of life having developed there already—are located in the Aquarius constellation and are part of a faint, cold red dwarf the size of Jupiter, known as TRAPPIST-1.
Den of Geek
2 hours
.. Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventureKing Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not. Starring with Hunnam (FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”) and Oscar nominee Law (“Cold Mountain,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley”) are Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”) as Mage; Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “In America”) as Bedivere; Aidan Gillen (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) as Goosefat Bill; and Eric Bana (“Star Trek”) as Arthur’s father, King Uther Pendragon.
The Event Chronicle
2 hours
This happens when your Higher Self moves into close proximity to you for some reason. Their energy is much more dense than yours and when they are close to you, you will feel intense heat. Feeling cold with an inability to get warm. As your body adjusts to the higher frequency of energy, you may find that you have periods of intense cold. It is normal. Add an extra blanket to your bed and take hot showers or a hot bath when this happens. Vivid, wild and sometimes violent dreams. We are releasing many lifetimes of lower vibrational energy through our dreams. If you are one who receives their higher information through dreams, you will likely do a lot of releasing at night. I consider you to be lucky, as some are doing much of their releasing when they are awake. These dreams usually do not make sense, but if you are good at dream analysis you can usually figure them out.
Techradar
2 hours
By adjusting the size of the block copolymer, different patterns can be created. One half is friendly with oil, the other half is friendly with water, explained Do Han Kim, leader author on a paper describing the discovery. But because they are completely bonded, theyre kind of stuck with each other. Finally, a thin, protective polymer film is formed on a surface by heating it up and allowing it to condense, just like water vapour from a hot shower condenses on a cold mirror. This top coating forces the block copolymers to assemble in a certain way, guided by the underlying pattern, and it can be etched on to build another layer over the top. Cost-effective While there are other ways to achieve this kind of fine patterning, the team says that none of them are as cost-effective for large-scale manufacturing as this method.
The Herald - Sport
3 hours
Leicester Mercury
6 hours
Leicester City fans have waited 20 years for this. For a dish they say is best served cold, two decades is more than enough time for this revenge to have cooled, set and be due for service. If the spectacle of a huge Champions League quarter-final were not enough to send adrenaline pumping through City hearts, that their opponents is a certain Atletico Madrid has made this tie all the more enticing. For, there is some unfinished business to which City fans wish to attend. Most of which stems...
Leicester Mercury
7 hours
Leicester City fans have waited 20 years for this. For a dish they say is best served cold, two decades is more than enough time for this revenge to have cooled, set and be due for service. If the spectacle of a huge Champions League quarter-final were not enough to send adrenaline pumping through City hearts, that their opponents is a certain Atletico Madrid has made this tie all the more enticing. For, there is some unfinished business to which City fans wish to attend. Most of which stems...
South China Morning Post
7 hours
Zhejiang police on Wednesday detained a 45-year-old man suspected of being responsible for a series of jewellery shop robberies 22 years ago that resulted in two deaths. Details of what led to the breakthrough on the cold case were unclear but the man was caught in a card game parlour in a residential area in Zhuji, the Qiangjiang Evening News reported. A forensic comparison showed he was suspected of a series of armed robberies in the province 22 years earlier. The first known case was the...
Informed Comment
8 hours
As Luces incisive biographer Alan Brinkley documents, at one point Luce even mulled the possibility of plastering Russia with 500 (or 1,000) A bombs a terrifying scenario, but one that the keepers of the U.S. nuclear arsenal actually mapped out in expansive and appalling detail in the 1950s and 1960s, before Luces death in 1967. The American Century catchphrase is hyperbole, the slogan never more than a myth, a fantasy, a delusion. Military victory in any traditional sense was largely a chimera after World War II. The so-called Pax Americana itself was riddled with conflict and oppression and egregious betrayals of the professed catechism of American values. At the same time, postwar U.S. hegemony obviously never extended to more than a portion of the globe. Much that took place in the world, including disorder and mayhem, was beyond Americas control.
Informed Comment
8 hours
Leicester Mercury
8 hours
Everyman Barbers, which features PlayStations, Sky Sports and complimentary beer, is opening in Leicester today.The owners have invested £150,000 converting a unit in Horsefair Street into a new style gents salon.The stylish outlet will also feature a web-cam which allows customers to check how busy the shop is before they set off for a £25 wash and cut.The salon will open for business at noon until 8pm tomorrow and will offer customers fine whiskies, champagne, cold beers - and live...
TIME - News
14 hours
Manchester Evening News
14 hours
We wont have long to wait until the next series of the Manchester drama
Politico
14 hours
The notion that Pence and a Cabinet majority will look at Trump’s next tweets or telephonic fulminations and decide he’s not fit for the job is beyond absurdity. To see how just how unlikely such a move is, look at this recent piece by Jack Farrell in Politico Magazine about President Nixon’s behavior in 1970. In the midst of a shooting war in Vietnam, and a Cold War on constant simmer, Nixon was often abusing alcohol and prescription drugs, leading to stretches of incoherence and irrationality. No one around him even raised the specter of invoking the 25th Amendment. And while the plot lines of “24” and “Scandal” are bizarre, they do illustrate why the 25th Amendment demands a supermajority of Congress if the president insist he’s able; it is insurance against a coup. The mechanism, in short, is an “In Case of Emergency, Break Glassprovision.
ESPN Cricinfo
15 hours
Joe Root admits he was shocked by his first experience of Test cricket in Australia but has promised he will be much better prepared when England return for the Ashes at the end of the year
Yorkshire Post - Sports
16 hours
Joe Root has promised he will be ready as England captain for the challenge of this winter's Ashes after being caught cold as an aspiring batsman at his first attempt in Tests Down Under.
RT America
16 hours
All of our 'news' outlets are now making these charts that draw lines from people in the Trump administration to Russians, and it is getting out of hand. It reminds The Resident, who's old enough to remember the Cold War of the 1980s, of the old hipster game, 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Follow The Resident at http://www.twitter.com/TheResident Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
TIME - Top Stories
17 hours
The conflict is setting up the GOP for another fight. Whether to end the filibuster on the Supreme Court It is looking increasingly likely that Democrats will have the 40 votes needed to block the confirmation vote for Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, with Democratic senators from across the political spectrum . That will force Senate Republicans to either back down, or trigger the so-called nuclear option , which would abolish the filibuster on Supreme Court nominees, and force Gorsuch through. It is a difficult choice for Republicans. Many longtime senators are traditionalists and do not want to change the rules of the Senate. Abolishing the filibuster requires a majority in the Senate, so just two Republicans would need to get cold feet for the effort to fail, and thus sink Gorsuch's confirmation. Still, even moderate Republicans with a longstanding respect for the Senate's rules are adamant that Gorsuch will get confirmed one way or another.
Carscoops
18 hours
BMW continues working on the next 3-Series, codenamed G20, with our spies filming early prototypes during cold-weather testing. Read more »
BoingBoing
18 hours
I might be called Balkan, from that mountain region of many fractured grooves, or a historical, fossilized ex-Yugoslav. I was never “Warsaw Pact,” although that arrangement meantEastern Europe” in the eyes of the Cold War West. I’m from a shatter-belt, a corner cushion among conflicting empires, a little regional federation that has vanished like the Austro-Hungarians and often resembled the modern European Union. It broke up in blood, but that’s been the fate of most European alliances, eastern or western, northern or southern. These days, though, in the fractious nation of Italy, a minor scandal has broken out. A female TV talk-show host on the RAI national network suddenly recommended, more or less out of nowhere, that Italian men ought to marryEastern European women.” She offered six good reasons, or rather six sexist stereotyped points, about how these foreign easterners made much better wives than Italian women.
Futurity
19 hours
In order to map one of the world's largest viruses, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope. If the common cold virus is scaled to the size of a ladder, then the giant Samba virus is bigger than the Washington Monument, says Kristin Parent, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Michigan State University and coauthor of the paper in the journal Viruses . Cryo-EM allowed us to map this virus' structure and observe the proteins it uses to enter, or attack, cells. If you scoop up a handful of water from Lake Michigan, you are literally holding more viruses than there are people on the planet. It seems counterintuitive that bigger organisms are harder to see, but they are when using cryo-electron microscopy. That's because scientists usually use these microscopes to look at thin specimens.
Max Keizer
20 hours
Real solutions are optimized for the 4th Industrial Revolution and the emerging economy, not the economy of 1946. These solutions are the opposite of all the institutional-state-cartel solutions: decentralize power and control, transparency rather than self-serving obfuscation; empowerment of communities rather than centralized agencies and cartels, and embracing disruptive technologiestechnologies that disrupt existing rentier skims, cartel rackets, regulatory barriers, etc. The cold truth is all these institutional-state-cartel solutions serve the few at the expense of the many. This is not a side-effect; it is the intended output of these solutions. In other words, these solutions work great for the parasitic few at the top skimming all the wealth, power and income, at the expense of the exploited many and the stability of the system as a whole.