“We Have Not Seen Anything Yet”: Guardian Editor Says Most Startling WikiLeaks Cables Still To Be Released

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“In the coming days, we are going to see some quite startling disclosures about Russia, the nature of the Russian state, and about bribery and corruption in other countries, particularly in Central Asia,” says Investigations Executive Editor David Leigh at the Guardian, one of the three newspapers given advanced access to the secret U.S. embassy cables by the whistleblower website, WikiLeaks.

Has NASA discovered extraterrestrial life?

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NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.

Boeing to mass-produce record-breaking 39.2 percent efficiency solar cell

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Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab has announced it will mass-produce a 39.2 percent efficiency solar cell

http://www.gizmag.com/boeing-to-mass-produce-world-record-efficiency-solar-cells/17028/

Yes, it’s real: flamingos gather in the formation of a flamingo – The Star

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Aurora Borealis in the distance on this beautiful night over Europe

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Aurora Borealis in the distance on this beautiful night over Europe. The Strait of Dover is pretty clear as is Paris, the City of Lights. A little fog over the western part of England and London. It is incredible to see the lights of the cities and small towns against the backdrop of deep space.

This awesome photo was taken by astronaut

Douglas H. Wheelock @Astro_Wheels  

Thinking like an octopus | Harvard Gazette

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If you were an octopus, would you view the world from eight different points of view? Nine?

The answer may depend on how many brains an octopus has, or, to say it another way, whether the robust bunches of neurons in its coiling, writhing, incredibly handy arms bestow on each of them something akin to a brain. Is an octopus a creature ruled by a single consciousness centered in its large brain, or, by dint of its nerve-infused legs, a collaborative, cooperative, but distributed mind?

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Dumb Things Americans Believe – Newsweek

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If ignorance is bliss, then Americans must be real happy…Not a new link, but I doubt things have change since August.

http://www.newsweek.com/photo/2010/08/24/dumb-things-americans-believe.slide1.html

What Google knows about you and how to tweak it

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“Everyone who has a Google account should visit their Dashboard once a year,” Google product manager Jonathan McPhie

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Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the Earth yet?

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For those who wonder if the mad great scientists busy creating black holes with CERN’s LHC have destroyed the Earth. Check daily!

The Five Most Ridiculous Moments from the Sarah Palin’s Alaska Premiere

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Just in case you, ahem, *missed* the show, which would make a statue’s eye bleed.