Archive | June 11, 2018

THE SPHINX—-SIGN OF THE TIMES OLD/NEW

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BEWARE OF MELONS AND THE  NY  TIMES.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/06/09/CDC-Pre-cut-melon-likely-cause-of-Salmonella-outbreak/3331528547157/?utm_source=fp&utm_campaign=ls&utm_medium=2

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/us/politics/times-reporter-phone-records-seized.html

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What is new, LL ?

Terrorist Cat:  The Taliban have a uniform, but the mask makes them a terrorist not a soldier.

https://www.militarytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2018/06/04/check-out-the-talibans-new-punk-rock-uniforms/

Baby’s first word is ?

https://nypost.com/2018/06/04/this-babys-first-word-was-alexa/

Japan is the new place to go if you want to eat dinner with a crying infant.  You might as well watch CNN.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/group-male-japanese-politicians-join-085619538.html

Baltimore is using some new technology.

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/06/02/shotspotter-paying-early-dividends-baltimore-despite-protests/

Here is a tree planted by Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

http://www.odditycentral.com/news/europes-oldest-tree-is-at-least-1230-years-old-and-still-growing.html

Astronomy Picture of the Day

At Last GLAST
Image Credit: NASA, DOE, Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Collaboration

Explanation: Rising through a billowing cloud of smoke, a long time ago from a planet very very close by, this Delta II rocket left Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s launch pad 17-B at 12:05 pm EDT on June 11, 2008. Snug in the payload section was GLAST, the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope. GLAST’s detector technology was developed for use in terrestrial particle accelerators. So from orbit, GLAST can detect gamma-rays from extreme environments above the Earth and across the distant Universe, including supermassive black holes at the centers of distant active galaxies, and the sources of powerful gamma-ray bursts. Those formidable cosmic accelerators achieve energies not attainable in earthbound laboratories. Now known as the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, on the 10 year anniversary of its launch, let the Fermi Science Playoffs begin.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space