What We Just Learned About Pluto

At a NASA briefing this afternoon, Alan Stern, New Horizon’s principal investigator, answered questions from the media and the public on today’s historic flyby, discussing the team’s latest impressions of Pluto’s surface, how the data is being transmitted back to Earth, and much, much more!

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The first quadruple backflip on a bicycle shatters the laws of physics

This just doesn’t seem possible. Even after watching Jed Mildon nail the world’s first ever BMW quadruple backflip, it doesn’t seem like it could happen in real life here on Earth. And that’s pretty much true! The video below shows the bad falls and crashes and body slamming it took to get this stunt down and it’s a miracle he was able to pull it off.

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10 Pairs of Bible Verses That Seem To Totally Contradict Each Other

To Enslave or Not to Enslave? – Leviticus 25:45 & Isaiah 58:6

These two bibles verses produce mixed messages in regards to the institution of slavery. Leviticus 25:45 reads, “Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession.” Yet, Isaiah 58:6 challenges this view when it asks, “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?”

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President Obama Reduces Sentences of 46 Non-Violent Drug Offenders

In an effort to fix the nation’s criminal justice system, President Barack Obama is commuting the sentences of non-violent drug offenders. Today the Washington Post is reporting that the President has reduced the sentences of 46 inmates in an effort to reduce the prison population and operating costs. This comes before Obama’s visit to a federal prison Thusday in Oklahoma, and he’s also expected to speak on prison reform in a speech at the NAACP‘s annual conference in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

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Should You Be Scared About the Pacific Northwest’s Impending Quake?

The Pacific Northwest is due for a continent-rending earthquake. Experts believe the odds of a Big One happening in the next half century are about one in three, the odds of a Very Big One roughly one in ten, and that, in either case, we are disastrously unprepared.

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Ultrarunner Scott Jurek Sets New Record

Vegan ultra running legend Scott Jurek just ran 2,200 miles to complete his masterpiece. Powered by plants and fighting through a knee injury and then a severe quadricep strain, Jurek set a new supported speed record on the AppalachianTrail (AT) on Sunday at 2:03 pm ET, finishing in 46 days, 8 hours, and 7 minutes.

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