Seriously, who invited Salazar?
The Russians secretly detected sounds out of deep space on May 15, 2015 at the Russian Academy of Science-operated RATAN-600 radio telescope in Zelenchukskaya, Russia and ONLY NOW told the world about it.
The sounds--signal spikes--emitted from a 6.3-billion-year-old star in the constellation Hercules that is 95 light years away from Earth.
The Constellation Hercules
According to all the scientists, what's most notable about the sounds were how they fit the profile for being a PURPOSEFUL event sent by an extraterrestrial life in a civilization far more advanced than our own; like someone was specifically trying to reach out and talk to us.
The signal is so provocative that the Russian and at least two international teams of scientists at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) are calling for permanent monitoring to be put on this target. The SETI Institute is using the Allen Telescope Array in northern California, while METI International is looking to the Boquete Optical SETI Observatory in Panama.
Space people, nerd out here.
The signal could also be radio interference or a gravitational event, but we're gonna be watching and hoping it's these little guys...
...and not THESE guys:
In the biggest class-action suit for wage theft against Chipotle so far, more than 9,961 current and former workers are suing the company. The suit claims that Chipotle allegedly made employees work extra hours "off the clock" without paying them, in a practice known as wage theft.
Actual Chipotle Customer
Chipotle blames "rogue managers" for not correctly following policy, but we just hope they give their workers their fare cash due.
You can (pumpkin) spice up your life by chatting directly with a PSL Bot on Facebook Messenger.
Despite attempts, the bot stays kinda boring and clean and pretty stupid, but it was still fun to see what it threw out at me throughout the convo:
If you're like me, you hate online ads. If you're also like me, you really don't study enough...
Well, the new Chrome extension V Energy AdNotes aims to help with all of that by replacing any ads on your webpages with study notes you can set up yourself. It takes a second or two to take over an ad, but then you can have whatever text or image you want appear there, like notes for an upcoming test:
They describe the extension like this:
"V AdNotes will help improve your study a bit by turning forgettable ads into memorable study notes.
It puts your study notes where ads usually go, so you're studying no matter what you do on the internet…
[insert porn gif here]
Just input your colour-coded subjects and add as many study notes as you like. You can turn your subjects on and off depending on what you're studying, and preview how each study note will look in the major banner ad sizes.
Now browse all the cat memes and autocorrect fails you like, because you'll be studying, a bit, the whole time."
In a modern moment of fear/paranoia, people heard a loud noise at LAX and spread word all over social media that there was an "active shooter" running around the airport, but thankfully, there wasn't, and the noise was just "something loud" that is currently unexplained.
But as people read RUMORS all over social media that an active shooter was present, chaos, fear and panic erupted as folks ran from three different terminals to escape to safety:
Somewhere in all the chaos, a man dressed as Zorro and wielding a plastic sword, got arrested :
Before things got really crazy - a man in a Zorro costume with a plastic sword was arrested. pic.twitter.com/COdNEIb1pL— sam macon (@sayczars) August 29, 2016
Remember, use social media responsibly. Rumors help no one, but can hurt a lot.