Science Links of the Day: What You Might Have Missed

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Science Links of the Day: What You Might Have Missed
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-That Awesome Rooftop Rocket Launch Viewing Party You Had Planned Is Rescheduled Because of a Boat [Space.com]

-Window-less Planes are Coming.. and They Are Terrifying. [Quartz]

-Pope Gets Real: God is Not a Wizard, Big Bang Theory/Evolution Could Be Legit [NPR]

-Say What? Co-Founder of The Weather Channel Doesn't Believe in Global Warming [Mediaite]

-Stop Sharing This Fake 'Days of Darkness' NASA Story! [Huffington Post]

In Case You Missed It of the Day

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In Case You Missed It of the Day
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With all the hoopla surrounding the president's bear hug by a pizzeria owner on Sunday, Joe Biden's intimate moment with a biker chick -- and her security detail -- was sadly overlooked.

Our bad.

[uproxx]

Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day

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Congresswoman Gabby Giffords almost died when Jared Loughner opened fire on her at a rally in January 2011.

But on Thursday, it was her remarkable recovery that took center stage -- watch as she brings down the house at the DNC with the Pledge of Allegiance.

[abc]

In Case You Missed It of the Day

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The Curiosity Rover made it to Mars late Sunday night, and so far all we've got is this single high-res photo.

But it was more than enough to send NASA engineers into ecstasy, since the Curiosity's landing sequence -- coined The Seven Minutes of Terror -- requires six vehicle configurations, 76 pyrotechnic devices, the largest supersonic parachute ever built, and more than 500,000 lines of code.

According to NASA administrator Charles Bolden, "new technologies never invented or attempted before were created for this journey," and that the odds for success were actually just 40 percent.

Curiosity, the most sophisticated Rover ever built is now on the surface of the red planet, where it will seek to answer age-old questions about whether or not life ever existed there on Mars or if the planet can sustain life in the future.

More photos to come, we can be sure of that.

[mashable]

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In Case You Missed It of the Day

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Michael Phelps' mom initially thought he took first in the 200-meter butterfly, and her reaction to the silver medal is golden.



[sayomg]

In Case You Missed It of the Day

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Thursday night's edition of Jimmy Kimmel's "This Week In Unnecessary Censorship" is, as usual, better than last.

[jkl]

In Case You Missed It of the Day

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Meet Krandel Lee Newton, "The Original Butt Sketch Artist."

I'm just like every other guy, except for instead of taking a peek, I kind of stare a little bit longer.

[jimmykimmellive]