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Scientists Warn of a Global Cyber-Attack… From ALIENS

I should make two points clear up front: first, this story is sourced from a legitimate scientific publication and has been covered by major outlets (including the Washington Post), not just some fringe conspiracy site; second — and this should put your mind at ease for the moment — it’s purely a hypothetical thought experiment. […]

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Astronomers Think Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Might Disappear Soon

As a life-long astronomy nerd, waking up to this headline all over the web made me gasp out loud (and I don’t surprise easily). I mean, seriously: Jupiter’s famous “Great Red Spot” — the massive, rust-colored megastorm wider than the entire Earth — is going away? Maybe even within my lifetime? Sure, storms of any […]