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A NASA camera melted, but her epic photos survived

When experienced NASA photographer Bill Ingalls set up his equipment to launch the SpaceX Falcon 9 on Tuesday, he could never have imagined it would be a photo of one of his cameras that would attract so much attention. After the rocket launched successfully, images of his freshly charred camera spread like fire online. Most people assumed that they were …

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DPRR's Privacy Act inspired some epic Twitter memes

This e-mail tide can be daunting. @associatesmind The General Privacy Regulation of the European Union, which raises the standards and protection of personal data protection, focuses on a rather serious issue. But that did not stop the Internet from finding a way to poke over the mouth that flooded your inbox with warnings . The GDPR applies to companies that …

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Epic tug-of-war between bald eagle and fox blows up

A young red fox got a lesson in nature's food chain when its rabbit hunt was swept away by a much larger bald eagle with videos and photos showing the animals in an epic 8-second tug-of-war. A detailed blog post about the "dramatic art of theft" has become viral. The dramatic encounter took place at the San Juan Island National …

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Epic Flight Fail? Pterosaur Models Are Wrong, Says Study

An early 19th century drawing of a juvenile pterosaur (then called a pterodactyl) shows a bat-like sprawl that is anatomically impossible. (More on this little fella below.) In fact, the authors claim to have reconstituted animals in flight are inaccurate. But are they the ones who've got it wrong? (Credit from Soemmering T. 1817, About an Ornithocephalus brevirostris of the …

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In NASA's epic first mission to Pluto

They called it the "first mission on the last planet". In 2006, a 224-foot rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a tiny, 1,000-pound probe called the New Horizons. Their mission: to reach over billions of kilometers of cold, dark space to meet Pluto, the remotest planet of the solar system. The company would finally close a chapter of …

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House prices are on an epic run

Home sellers celebrate like in 2006. Real estate prices rose 6.3% annually in February, according to the latest S & P CoreLogic Case-Shiller indexes. At national level, house prices have risen by 6.7% since their peak in July 2006 and have continued to rise over the last 70 months. "It's becoming increasingly difficult to be a buyer," said Keith Gumbinger, …

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Brandon Belt breaks MLB record with epic 21-pitch at-bat

ANAHEIM-Giant's first baseman Brandon Belt has a reputation for getting the pitchers to deal intensively with counts. Now Belt has more than one reputation, he has a place in the record books of Major League Baseball. In the first half of the first innings against Angels rookie Jaime Barria, Belt set a record in the first half of the first …

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"Deadpool 2" Epic Announcement promos released

By Matthew Mueller – April 20, 2018 Deadpool has assembled an impressive crew to compete against Cable, and apparently also includes Mike's Hard Lemonade. Yes, X-Force is just about to become a new recruit, but does not really help in the fight. The new announcement trailer reveals a team-up between Mike Harder and Deadpool 2 and fits surprisingly well in …

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