Maricela Pedroza

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Why I sued Hollywood on behalf of unpaid interns everywhere

When Fox Searchlight Pictures‘s $300 million-plus grossing “Black Swan” sought to control its production budget, in part by staffing with unpaid intern labor, it was contributing to the normalization of a practice that has no defensible basis in ethics or law. It took advantage of people’s …

Labor Economics

Medical identity theft up 20 percent in the last year – report

You might want to start giving your health records and medical bills a closer look.<p>According to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute, an …

Will we ever… discover what happened to Amelia Earhart?

Clues suggest the pioneering aviator met a slow death as a castaway. Investigators are still searching for definitive evidence to solve this disappearance mystery, but think they may be closing in on the truth.<p>Things were not going well for Amelia Earhart on the morning of 2 July 1937. Around 19 …

This date in science: The 1945 bombing of Hiroshima

Japan marked the 68th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing earlier today with a somber ceremony<p><b>August 6, 1945.</b> American airmen dropped an atomic bomb …

The sun’s magnetic field is about to flip

Something big is about to happen on the sun. According to measurements from NASA-supported observatories, the sun’s vast magnetic field is about to …

Magnetism

APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2013 Jul 17) Image Credit & Copyright: Joey Mole http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130717.html Explanation: What's happening over the water? Pictured above is one of the better images yet recorded of a waterspout, a type of tornado that occurs over water. Waterspouts are spinning columns of rising moist air that typically form over warm water. Waterspouts can be as dangerous as tornadoes and can feature wind speeds over 200 kilometers per hour. Some waterspouts form away from thunderstorms and even during relatively fair weather. Waterspouts may be relatively transparent and initially visible only by an unusual pattern they create on the water. The above image was taken earlier this month near Tampa Bay, Florida. The Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida is arguably the most active area in the world for waterspouts, with hundreds forming each year. Some people speculate that waterspouts are responsible for some of the losses recorded in the Bermuda Triangle. http://www.facebook.com/molejoe Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130717 #APOD

APOD: Two Views of Earth (2013 Jul 23) Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute & NASA/JHU Applied Physics Lab/Carnegie Inst of Washington http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130723.html Explanation: In a cross-Solar System interplanetary first, our Earth was photographed during the same day from both Mercury and Saturn. Pictured on the left, Earth is the pale blue dot just below the rings of Saturn, as captured by the robotic Cassini spacecraft now the gas giant. Pictured on the right, the Earth-Moon system is seen against a dark background, as captured by the robotic MESSENGER spacecraft now orbiting Mercury. In the MESSENGER image, the Earth (left) and Moon (right) shine brightly with reflected sunlight. MESSENGER took the overexposed image last Friday as part of a search for small natural satellites of the innermost planet, moons that would be expected to be quite dim. During this same day, humans across planet Earth snapped many of their own pictures of Saturn. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17038 http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17171 http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/gallery/sciencePhotos/image.php?image_id=1228 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130723 #APOD

APOD: In the Vicinity of the Cone Nebula (2013 Aug 06) Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ) & DSS; Assembly and Processing: Robert Gendler http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130806.html Explanation: Strange shapes and textures can be found in neighborhood of the Cone Nebula. The unusual shapes originate from fine interstellar dust reacting in complex ways with the energetic light and hot gas being expelled by the young stars. The brightest star on the right of the above picture is S Mon, while the region just below it has been nicknamed the Fox Fur Nebula for its color and structure. The blue glow directly surrounding S Mon results from reflection, where neighboring dust reflects light from the bright star. The red glow that encompasses the whole region results not only from dust reflection but also emission from hydrogen gas ionized by starlight. S Mon is part of a young open cluster of stars named NGC 2264, located about 2500 light years away toward the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros). Even though it points right at S Mon, details of the origin of the mysterious geometric Cone Nebula, visible on the far left, remain a mystery. http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/Cone-Subaru-DSS.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130806 #APOD

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Columbia River

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 …

Top 4 keys to mastering moon phases

The most important key is to think of the moon as a world in space, with a day and night side.<p><b>Why does the moon seem to change its shape every night?</b> …

The Week In Numbers: A Planet That Rains Glass, NASA's New Hunt For Life, And More

<b>63 light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to the blue exoplanet HD 189773b, which looks like a cozy place to live—except its surface temperature is 1,000 degrees Celsius and it rains glass. Sideways.<p><b>5.5 million square feet</b>: the floor space of the new world's largest building, which could fit 20 …

14 Things About Charles Huang, Guitar Hero Producer and Green Throttle Co-Founder

As the co-founder of RedOctane (later purchased and closed by Activision), Charles Huang helped oversee Guitar Hero’s release into stores and then …