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They get so hot that the nuclei of the atoms fuse together deep within them to make the oxygen we breathe. The carbon in our muscles, the calcium in our bones, the iron in our blood, all was cooked in the fiery hearts of long-vanished stars.
I’m about to watch this.
Did you guys know Seth MacFarlane was instrumental in getting funding for this new version of the series? He’s also an executive producer.
The guys’s stock definitely went up a bit in my book.
(Source: alwaysmoneyinthebnanastand, via wilwheaton)
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Daily Paleo Art Month #2: Vetulicola
Known from the 525-520 million-year-old Lower Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstätte, Vetulicola is a member of a strange group of creatures known as vetulicolians. About 9cm (3.5in) long, it’s thought to have been an active swimmer that fed on either plankton or seafloor debris.
And nobody’s sure just what these animals are. They were originally thought to be early limbless arthropods, but more recently opinions have swung in the opposite direct and they’re now considered to be early deuterostomes instead.
It’s like Flipper had sex with a trilobite.
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Edward Snowden at SXSW: Constitution ’violated on a massive scale’
The Next Web: Edward Snowden spoke during a South by Southwest session, discussing NSA surveillance practices and the need for better “end-to-end encryption” and an oversight system to protect the public.
The former NSA contractor said he chose to speak to the technology community because security services are “setting fire to the future of the Internet” and attendees at SXSW are “firefighters.” He addressed the crowd via a Google Hangout apparently routed through seven proxies from his current location in Russia, The Next Web reports.
“Would I do this again? The answer is absolutely yes,” Snowden said regarding leaking classified documents to journalists. “I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and I saw the Constitution was violated on a massive scale.”
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“Would I do this again? The answer is absolutely yes,”
“I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and I saw the Constitution was violated on a massive scale.”