· Dec 23, 2012 at 11:00 am
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has delivered a glorious view of Saturn, taken while the spacecraft was in Saturn’s shadow. The cameras were turned toward Saturn and the sun so that the planet and rings are backlit. (The sun is behind the planet, which is shielding the cameras from direct sunlight.) In addition to the visual splendor, this special, very-high-phase viewing geometry lets scientists study ring and atmosphere phenomena not easily seen at a lower phase.
· Dec 23, 2012 at 9:25 am
Quackenbush told the Los Angeles Times he was petrified when he realized his gun was missing. He said the gun must have slipped out as he moved in his seat during the movie, and he didn’t notice it was gone until the drive home.
He said he carried the gun into the movie theater as well as other public places to protect himself and others.
Good to know that we have armed citizens at the movies. The Hobbit can draw all kinds of weirdos.
· Dec 22, 2012 at 11:00 am
Just in time for the holidays, a Louisiana judge ruled on Thursday that a woman had a right to offer her neighbors an unusual seasons greeting by hanging Christmas lights on her house shaped like a middle finger.
Sarah Childs was in a dispute with some of her neighbors in Denham Springs, just east of Baton Rouge, so she decided to send a message with her decorations.
Neighbors complained and police threatened to arrest her, so she teamed up with the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and sued the city.
Now that’s the spirit!
· Dec 22, 2012 at 8:20 am
Images from the scan revealed that Rameses III’s throat had been cut through to his spine, severing the windpipe, esophagus, and large blood vessels of the neck […]