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APOD: High Noon Analemma Over Azerbaijan (2013 Oct 14) Image Credit & Copyright: Tunç Tezel (TWAN) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131014.html Explanation: Is the Sun always straight up at noontime? No. For example, the Sun never appears directly overhead from locations well north or south of the Earth's equator. Conversely, there is always a place on Earth where the Sun will appear at zenith at noon -- for example on the equator during an equinox. Turning the problem around, however, as in finding where the Sun actually appears to be at high noon, is as easy as waiting for midday, pointing your camera up, and taking a picture. If you do this often enough, you find that as the days march by, the Sun slowly traces out a figure eight on the sky. Pictured above is one such high noon analemma -- a series of pictures always taken at exactly noontime over the course of a year. The above fisheye image, accumulated mostly during 2012, also shows some buildings and trees of Baku, Azerbaijan around the edges. http://twanight.org/Tezel Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131014 #APOD #TWAN

Roberto Orci meets with CBS over new Star Trek TV series

Back in August, <b>Star Trek</b> legend William Shatner spoke about J.J. Abrams’ rebooted universe, stating that he believed <b>Trek</b> belonged on the small …

Special Features – It’s Not Rocket Science: How Nerds Ruin Movies‏

<i>Anghus Houvouras on how nerds ruin movies….</i><p><b>Gravity</b> is fast becoming a phenomenon here in the U.S. It’s second week tally is $40 million giving it one …

The Week in Spandex – Thor: The Dark World, Batman vs. Superman, The Fantastic Four, Wonder Woman, Spawn, Batman Beyond, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and more

<b>Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, The</b> …

Why millions love Elise Andrew's science page Elise Andrew's entertaining and informative Facebook page, I Fucking Love Science, is adding up to 15,000 followers a day http://gu.com/p/3j87v/fb Photograph: Katherine Rose for the Observer

Israel says 'terror tunnel' found under its Gaza border

Israel says it has found a tunnel running into the country from the Gaza Strip, intended for ‘terrorist activity”.<p>The Israeli army says it is 1.7 kilometres long and was discovered near a kibbutz.<p>There are mixed reports as to whether it contained explosives.<p>Israel has now frozen the transfer of …

Political activism is as strong as ever, but now it's digital – and passionate The new generation of digital natives are not apathetic about politics, but they see online campaigns as more effective than lobbying a politician or joining a party http://gu.com/p/3jch6/fb Photograph: Mike Groll/AP