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Cassius Clay, Here I Come: Bob Dylan and Boxing

Fightland Blog<p>Back in 1961, a record exec named Lou Levy took Bob Dylan to Jack Dempsey’s restaurant on 58th and Broadway in New York to introduce the folk musician to the legendary boxer. Dylan recalls the encounter in his 2004 autobiography, Chronicles, Volume One.<p>Dempsey sized up the young man …

Fans Gasp In Awe At New 'Star Wars' Trailer

The Force awakened its target audience<p>Much like Darth Vader after his fateful fight against Obi Wan on Mustafar, Star Wars fans have been burnt before. The last time new live-action Star Wars films came back to theaters, they brought with them a legion of unlikeable characters and a plot full of …

Pilots Explain When to Actually Worry During a Flight

Scared of flying? Read this before getting on your next plane, and calm down<p>When our Southwest flight smacked into heavy turbulence last week, my four-year-old daughter grabbed my right hand.<p>“Don’t worry, Daddy,” she said. “It’s gonna be OK. It’s just a little bumpy.”<p>I withdrew my hand and …

Solar Eclipse Seen Across Europe: In Pictures

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Mexican woman who lived through revolution dies at 127: government

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A woman has died at the age of 127 in western Mexico, a government agency that verified her age said on Friday.<p>Leandra Becerra was born in the northern border state of Tamaulipas on Aug. 31, 1887, and died on Thursday morning at her home in Zapopan in the western state of …

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How to skateboard in 1965

Skateboarding in New York City<p>Sidewalk surfers on the streets and in the parks of NYC<p>"Sidewalk surfing" — the original moniker for what we now call …

24 Historic Photos That'll Make You Want To Be An Astronaut

Featuring Buzz Aldrin taking the first selfie in space. And also a lot of American flags.

APOD: Globules in the Running Chicken Nebula (2014 Mar 05) Image Credit & Copyright: Fred Vanderhaven http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140305.html Explanation: The eggs from this chicken may form into stars. The above pictured emission nebula, cataloged as IC 2944, is called the Running Chicken Nebula for the shape of its greater appearance. The image was taken recently from Siding Spring Observatory in Australia and presented in scientifically assigned colors. Seen near the center of the image are small, dark molecular clouds rich in obscuring cosmic dust. Called Thackeray's Globules for their discoverer, these "eggs" are potential sites for the gravitational condensation of new stars, although their fates are uncertain as they are also being rapidly eroded away by the intense radiation from nearby young stars. Together with patchy glowing gas and complex regions of reflecting dust, these massive and energetic stars form the open cluster Collinder 249. This gorgeous skyscape spans about 70 light-years at the nebula's estimated 6,000 light-year distance. http://fredsastro.smugmug.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140305 #APOD

Thousands of Swimming Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals

American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has spent decades studying and researching marine biology in order to educate the world about the protection and conservation of ocean life. Since 1994, Aburto has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican …

Curiosity photo casts Earth and moon as 'evening stars' in Martian sky

Many photos of Earth taken from space have entered into legend; <i>The Blue Marble</i>'s beautiful, glowing globe is one of the most recognizable images of all time, and Carl Sagan's <i>Pale Blue Dot</i> put our planet's place in the vastness of the universe into poignant perspective. The first image of Earth from …

The ABC's of STAR WARS Poster

Hawking: Is He All He's Cracked Up To Be?

Partway through <i>Hawking</i>, a moving new PBS documentary on the life and work of British physicist Stephen Hawking, narrated via voice synthesizer by the …

Philip Seymour Hoffman: death of a master

To anyone who has heard the terrible news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death in New York from a suspected overdose at the age of 46, I think one image recurs above all the others. It is his magnificent performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, playing the charismatic cult chief loosely …

Rosetta comet-chaser sends wake-up signal back to Earth – video

Think geezer with a PhD: the tattooed Londoner on inspiring ‘ancient comet ninjas’ at the European Space Agency<p>Published: 2 Nov 2014<p><b>Letters:</b> Demonstrating how the building blocks of life came together to form a primitive cell capable of self-sustaining metabolism and replication is more likely to …

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