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Pagan, Scutaro each collect an RBI in 6-2 loss to Phillies. RECAP: http://atmlb.com/15oF5Mu

Phil Jackson Reportedly Not Interested in Returning to Coach in NBA

The Brooklyn Nets—or any other NBA team, for that matter—won't be landing their dream candidate.<p>Not long after interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo was shown the door, rumors began to swirl about the Nets going after Phil Jackson as a potential replacement (h/t ESPN).<p>The <i>New York Post</i>'s Tim Bontemps …

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APOD: Earth's Major Telescopes Investigate GRB 130427A (2013 May 08) Illustration Credit: NASA, DOE, Fermi LAT Collaboration http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130508.html Explanation: A tremendous explosion has occurred in the nearby universe and major telescopes across Earth and space are investigating. Dubbed GRB 130427A, the gamma-ray burst was first seen by the Earth-orbiting Swift satellite in high energy X-rays and quickly reported down to Earth. Within three minutes, the half-meter ISON telescope in New Mexico found the blast in visible light, noted its extreme brightness, and relayed more exact coordinates. Within the next few minutes, the bright optical counterpart was being tracked by several quickly re-pointable telescopes including the 2.0-meter P60 telescope in California, the 1.3-meter PAIRITEL telescope in Arizona, and the 2.0-meter Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii. Within two hours, the 8.2-meter Gemini North telescope in Hawaii noted a redshift of 0.34, placing the explosion about 5 billion light years away -- considered nearby in cosmological terms. Previously recorded images from the RAPTOR full-sky monitors were scanned and a very bright optical counterpart -- magnitude 7.4 -- was found 50 seconds before the Swift trigger. The brightest burst in recent years, a signal from GRB 130427A has also been found in low energy radio waves by the Very Large Array (VLA) and at the highest energies ever recorded by the Fermi satellite. Neutrino, gravitational wave, and telescopes designed to detect only extremely high energy photons are checking their data for a GRB 130427A signal. Pictured in the above animation, the entire gamma-ray sky is shown becoming momentarily dominated by the intense glow of GRB 130427A. Continued tracking the optical counterpart will surely be ongoing as there is a possibility that the glow of a classic supernova will soon emerge. http://www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/features/shocking-burst.html http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011200/a011261/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130508

Elon Musk Is Talking To Google About An Autopilot System For Tesla

Entrepreneur and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has revealed today that he’s been in talks with Google to develop an ‘autopilot’ function for his company’s electric cars.<p>Bloomberg reports that Musk has been in discussions with Google over “self-driving technology” currently being developed over at …

Pakistan elections: Imran Khan and the charge of the lights-out brigade

Every hour or so, the Do Burj mall – a 10-year-old, half-finished mess of dusty concrete halls, exposed wiring and relatively luxurious shops selling …

Russia and US agree to hold Syria conference

<b>Russia and the US have agreed to work towards convening an international conference to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria.</b><p>Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Secretary of State John Kerry announced it would follow on from an Action Group for Syria meeting in Geneva last June.<p>Mr Kerry …