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Uhhhh, why is plankton hanging on to the outside of the Space Station?
I guess they need to bring it back to Earth to confirm what it is. I see no possible way that could end badly. [@ComradeArthur]

First Alien Auroras Found, Are 1 Million Times Brighter Than Any On Earth
Also from, video of the moment Spaceship Two began to feather its re-entry wings. It looks like they intentionally cut out the moment the ship was destroyed. [rdbrewer]
False alarm on that breaking news story
About the boys lost at sea. It was an old story. I won't mention who I got it from, but I will say she has a beautiful smile, and she works at... eh. Never mind. I should have checked. [rdbrewer]

Look, I know this is a terrible p-shop, but at least give me a couple of RTs for my wounded soul.
BoingBoing: Naomi Wolf wants young women to stop speaking with "vocal fry"
Don't care that it's Wolf or BoingBoing, this issue is too important. The fad of forced vocal fry among women these days is the most annoying thing    i n    t h e
u n i v e r s e.   Video.

ARC: Direct Thrust Measurements of an EMDrive and Evaluation of Possible Side-Effects
Looks like the actual paper. Via @ScottyE_FL [rdbrewer]

ExtremeTech: NASA's Curiosity does a double-take [rdbrewer]

Boehner cries at his own heroism
"...Never got in trouble or anything. They were good, well-mannered children." Paragraphs 9, 10, and 11 suggest otherwise. *shiver* [NDH]
Camille Paglia: How Bill Clinton is like Bill Cosby
It's Salon, but it's Paglia. [rdbrewer]

Betsy Rothstein, TheDC: Trump’s Lawyer Threatens To Drain Daily Beast Reporter’s Bank Account
"Trump’s ex-wife is legally barred from gabbing about the case, but she did say The Daily Beast story based on her own statements in her deposition was 'without merit.'" Uh-oh. [rdbrewer]

@JonahNRO: Amazingly, today's Democratic Party hates free markets in taxi rides, but celebrates markets in viable baby parts.
The left is all about the free market, you know. [rdbrewer]

Video: Everyone loves bubbles
Everyone. [rdbrewer]

Nightmare fuel
Video, via @NatGeoChannel. [rdbrewer]

Jim Geraghty's Morning Jolt, NRO: CNN Poll: Majority of Americans Want Congress to Reject the Iran Deal
Of course, but the narcissist-sociopath in the White House couldn't care less. In his mind, he's creating a beautiful legacy. The reality of the situation means nothing to him. [rdbrewer]

The Telegraph: 'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours
It's another one of those impossible rocket drive stories. Well, it's about the EM drive. And the jury's still out on that weird thing. In the last article I read, they had not done basic things like test it in a vacuum. (Unequal heating could be pushing air, f/x.) Just a glance, but I don't see that addressed. I'll update if I find anything else. Via @ComradeArthur [rdbrewer]
NY Times: Fetal Tissue From Abortions for Research Is Traded in a Gray Zone
"Companies that obtain the tissue from clinics and sell it to laboratories exist in a gray zone, legally. Federal law says they cannot profit from the tissue itself, but the law does not specify how much they can charge for processing and shipping." "Gray zone" = "illegal." Just so we're clear on that. Thanks to @TheH2 and @GabrielMalor. [rdbrewer]
"Typical Planned Parenthood baby part customers." Eh, maybe I'm treating that too lightly, so I've removed the pictures. I would like to know who the buyers are, however, because you have to know they're aware of what's going on and committing crimes too. I shouldn't worry, though. Loretta Lynch will pounce any minute now. [rdbrewer]

Third Video Exposing Planned Parenthood Sale of Baby Parts
I'm sure Attorney General Loretta Lynch will get right on this. Right on this. [rdbrewer]
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