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Scott Maxwell
On a small red light in the night sky lives hundreds of pounds of thinking metal sent from Earth. I used to tell it what to do. (Opinions mine, not Google's.)
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Tom Nichols 10h
When the President of the United States says "I will blow up the budget deal and shut the government down because a couple of right-wing media hucksters got mad," the only response is to make sure that such a maneuver never works and gets exactly zero concessions.
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Phil Plait 9h
Replying to @BadAstronomer
The Griffith Observatory caught the lunar impact. It’s at 3h43m11s at the Moon’s lower left, and it’s just a very brief flash.
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Women Doing Science 16h
Only 2% of the American STEM work force are Latina (). engineer Jessica Marquez advises aspiring Latina scientists to find supportive mentors. Jessica is involved in , a platform showcasing role models from diverse backgrounds.
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Sarah Kaplan 17h
What last night’s total lunar eclipse would have looked like if you lived on the moon:
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Slate 18h
The delicate balancing act of a family that deals with a long-distance commute.
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Scott Maxwell 7h
It's not *you* missing anything on *Twitter*, so much as it is *Twitter* missing *you*. Nice to see you 'round here again.
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Scott Maxwell 7h
Replying to @PlanetaryKeri
You're off to a good (and long overdue) start, Keri! Congratulations!
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Terry Virts Jan 20
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Scott Maxwell 8h
What makes it worse is that, judging by the preview I saw, this is only the *start* of this thing's problems. :-/
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Francis Maxwell 21h
If you watch ANY video on Dr. King today, watch this. You won't find this on any conservatives page, as they're too busy diluting his condemnation of white privilege. But this is one of his most memorable.
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Scott Maxwell 17h
I remember meeting you as if it were yesterday! <everything goes wavy as flashback starts ;-)>
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Scott Maxwell Jan 20
Has anybody considered telling Trump that if he doesn't reopen the government immediately, we'll take the moon away?
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Noah Petro Jan 20
Due to a lapse in government funding, the Moon will be switched off tonight for a brief while. Do not be alarmed.
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Scott Maxwell Jan 20
Tonight, Marduk takes a brief vacation.
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Scott Maxwell Jan 20
This is T's one and only tactic: break something the other party cares about, then say he'll fix it if they give him what he wants. When it works, great; he gets stuff for free. When it doesn't -- as now -- he's completely stymied. Because it's his *only* tactic.
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Brian L Kahn Jan 19
This means scientists are losing data that was supposed to help calibrate a billion-dollar satellite. What a complete and utter waste
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Scott Maxwell Jan 20
Thank you, looking forward to reading it!
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Justin Cowart Jan 19
Voyager 1's view of the inner Jovian system on April 13, 1979 at about 1927UT. Europa is the moon just below Jupiter, while the more distinctly yellowish Io is at far left. This is a composite image using images taken during Voyager 1's final day of Jupiter encounter imaging.
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Scott Maxwell Jan 19
How did you not learn this lesson from Neville Chamberlain? :-P
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Scott Maxwell Jan 19
That exactly. Don't embolden a bully, or you get what you deserve. To answer your question directly, Doug -- yes, I'm comfortable holding T responsible for his own actions in this way. As says, capitulating will just make it worse in the long run. So we hold the line.
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