Karen Reeve

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'The Wolverine,' 'Waterworld' And Other Flops That Weren't

Did you hear the news? Apparently <i>The Wolverine</i>, which opened with $53 million last weekend, is a flop! Oh, don’t take my word on it, check out these various pundits which call it a “disappointment“, “underwhelming“, “disappointing“, and “the latest blockbuster to flop“. Never mind that the film had …

Two-headed turtle hatches in San Antonio

A two-headed turtle born last month at San Antonio zoo has become so popular that it has its own Facebook page.<p>Zoo officials say the animal, named …

APOD: Saturn, Titan, Rings, and Haze (2013 Jul 29) Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130729.html Explanation: This is not a solar eclipse. Pictured above is a busy vista of moons and rings taken at Saturn. The large circular object in the center of the image is Titan, the largest moon of Saturn and one of the most intriguing objects in the entire Solar System. The dark spot in the center is the main solid part of the moon. The bright surrounding ring is atmospheric haze above Titan, gas that is scattering sunlight to a camera operating onboard the robotic Cassini spacecraft. Cutting horizontally across the image are the rings of Saturn, seen nearly edge on. At the lower right of Titan is Enceladus, a small moon of Saturn. Since the image was taken pointing nearly at the Sun, the surfaces of Titan and Enceladus appear in silhouette, and the rings of Saturn appear similar to a photographic negative. Now if you look really really closely at Enceladus, you can see a hint of icy jets shooting out toward the bottom of the image. It is these jets that inspired future proposals to land on Enceladus, burrow into the ice, and search for signs of extraterrestrial life. http://www.ciclops.org/view/2055 http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08235 http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/?imageID=2222 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130729 #APOD

Is there a ghost throwing tea bags around a shop in Whitstable?

<b>Floating tea bags have sparked fears of a ghost haunting the aisles of a shop in Whitstable, Kent.</b><p>Spooky CCTV footage shows a box of tea levitating …

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

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 …

Roswell & New Signals from Space

‘Captain Sum Ting Wong’ crashes plane in unbelievable TV news prank

KTVU news station has been the victim of a cruel prank, announcing that the pilots of the Asiana Airlanes plane that crashed in San Francisco on …