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January 24th, 2012 by in Images, Links

6 Myths Everyone Believes about Space (Thanks to Movies) – [Cracked]

The 84th Academy Award Nominations[The Atlantic Wire]

Mitt Romney Is, Indeed, Ballin Outrageous[The Daily What]

Semi-bowing to political pressure, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney released his tax forms this morning and — surprise — he’s stupid rich.

How stupid rich? In 2010, Romney made $21.7 million. In 2011, the former Massachusetts governor made $20.9. In both years, the overwhelming majority of his income came from personal investments — capital gains, dividends, and interest.

Related: Various Reactions To The News

What Happens When A Coronal Mass Ejection Hits the Earth? – [Boing Boing]

A geomagnetic storm produces dangerous electrical currents in a manner analogous to a moving bar magnet raising currents in a coil of wire. When a CME hits the Earth’s magnetic field and sends it oscillating, those undulating magnetic fields raise currents in conductive material within and on the Earth itself. The currents that ripple through our planet can easily enter transformers that serve as nodes in regional, national, and global power grids. They can also seep into and corrode the steel in lengthy stretches of oil and gas pipeline.

Chinese Lunar New Year 2012 (Photos) – [In Focus]

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