Ceres Keeps Her Mystery

mossjon314159:

Free short SF story via my uncle’s blog. I liked it quite a bit when I first read it a couple years ago. Let me (or him) know what you think of it.

Have a great weekend!

Originally posted on As a Matter of Fancy:

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NASA has released the most detailed photographs yet of the mysterious spots on the dwarf planet Ceres, and they are … mysterious.

Some years ago (2008) I wrote a science fiction short story which assumed that human development of the asteroid belt would center on Ceres because of its abundant water.

Provocative, aren’t they?

What do you think they are?

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Traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial in KC this Weekend

https://theworldwar.org/memorialday2015

Free to the public.  Opens this Friday at 2:30 pm staying through Memorial Day.

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12 (or 13) Hilarious Reasons NOT to Get a Rottweiler

Great blog posting over at Rottweiler Life: “13 Reasons Not to Get a Rottweiler

I can confirm that #1, #2, #4, #5, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12 and #13 are all true with respect to the Rottweilers we’ve rescued over the years.  Numbers 3 and 6 were the only ones I’m not sure about.  But wait, there’s still time and more Rottweilers.

Hope that put a smile on your face this fine Friday.

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How The Sinking Of The Lusitania Heralded An Entirely New Kind Of War

http://io9.com/how-the-sinking-of-the-lusitania-heralded-an-entirely-n-1702800197

A less gentlemanly kind of war.  Interesting short history on this 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania.

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Never Feed the Trolls!

Report: Trolls can be detected early on – KCTV5.

I’ve been a moderator in various forums online over the years. My number one axiom is ‘Never Feed the Trolls!’

Now there’s a study to back up that assertion and to predict the birth of the next troll.

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Apple Blossoms

I enjoyed my apple tree in full bloom yesterday evening while mowing our side yard.

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I took a short break to snap a few closeups of the blooms and the tree:

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How Two Sentences Overturned 200 Years Of Mathematical Precedent

http://io9.com/how-two-sentences-overturned-200-years-of-mathematical-1697483698

shortest-known paper in a serious math journal

The first comment is super cool.

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