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Fresh Tiger Stripes on Saturns Enceladus

Do underground oceans vent through the tiger stripes on Saturn’s moon Enceladus? Long features dubbed tiger stripes are known to be spewing ice from the moon’s icy interior into space, creating a cloud of fine ice particles over the moon’s South Pole and creating Saturn’s mysterious E-ring. Evidence for this has come from the robot Cassini spacecraft that orbited Saturn from 2004 to 2017. Pictured here, a high resolution image of Enceladus is shown from a close flyby. The unusual surface features dubbed tiger stripes are visible in false-color blue. Why Enceladus is active remains a mystery, as the neighboring moon Mimas,approximately the same size, appears quite dead. A recent analysis of ejected ice grains has yielded evidence that complex organic molecules exist inside Enceladus. These large carbon-rich molecules bolster — but do not prove — that oceans under Enceladus’ surface could contain life. via NASA https://ift.tt/2tP4BuT
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Knowing less but presuming more: Dunning-Kruger effects and the endorsement of anti-vaccine policy attitudes

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US Intel Officials Allege North Korea Is Still Enriching Uranium After Trump-Kim Summit

Shocker: It turns out that President Donald Trump was perhaps not really being all that honest when he walked out of a summit with North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un this month and declared “There is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.”

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Picture of the day for July 1, 2018

Wikipedia picture of the day on July 1, 2018: Mud flow at Berca Mud Volcanoes, a geological and botanical reservation located close to Berca, Buzău County, Romania. The phenomenon is caused by gases that flow from 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) deep towards the surface, through the underground layers of clay and water. They push up underground salty water and mud, until they overflow through the mouths of the volcanoes, where the gas emerges as bubbles. The blur in the middle of the channel is caused by a wave of mud that passes approx. every 20 seconds. https://ift.tt/2tIcZw9
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Government Study Says You’re Washing Your Hands Wrong, Which Is Gross and You Should Fix It

Hey, did you wash your hands recently? Well, you probably did it wrong. CNN pointed out a recent government study found that 97 percent of the time, people fail to properly wash their hands—a problem that can lead to all sorts of unnecessary illnesses being spread.

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Kevin Feige Explains Why Marvel Went to Three Movies a Year

The Marvel Studios release schedule is intense. Three Blockbuster films a year? That’s a lot. But there’s a reason.

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Well, This Japanese Private Rocket Launch Certainly Could Have Gone Better

Saturday’s test of the MOMO-2 unmanned rocket, which was scheduled to be the first privately funded Japanese rocket to reach space, went very poorly for Interstellar Technologies’ Takafumi Horie, a convicted securities fraudster who a 2014 Financial Times profile dubbed “Japan’s enfant terrible.” Footage of the event…

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Smart Home Security Camera Sends Footage to Wrong Person, Is Maybe Not So Smart After All

Internet-connected devices are known for having their fair share of security issues—especially when it comes to cameras. But here’s a new one: the BBC reported this week that a smart home security camera started sending video clips to the wrong person.

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This Mission: Impossible—Fallout Featurette is Full of Footage of Tom Cruise Doing Inadvisable Things

I love Tom Cruise. Every Tom Cruise action movie is a joyful montage of Cruise running from setpiece to setpiece, doing a series of immensely inadvisable acrobatic feats that somehow, improbably, all work out in the end.

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Save $200 On This Super Thin 55″ LG 4K Smart TV 

Compatible with Alexa, Google Home, and all your other smart devices, this 55" LG 4K Smart TV is $200 off on eBay today. Plus, it’s less than 3 inches thick, so it will look very sharp in your living room. You’ll have to add the product to your cart to see the discounted price.

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