Jurassic Park: Sadly Realistic 

Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton

I know, I know—dinosaur fights, Unix systems, rapid breeding, clones that work better, not worse, than designed—it seems far-fetched to call this movie realistic. But upon review, Jurassic Park actually paints a pretty accurate picture of life as a researcher. Continue reading

AstroBlog Follow Friday & Weekly Stumbles For 2012-07-13 

Solar Flare: Another M-Class Flare from Sunspot 1515

Active Region 1515 has now spit out 12 M-class flares since July 3. Early in the morning of July 5, 2012 there was an M6.1 flare. It peaked at 7:44 AM EDT. This caused a moderate — classified as R2 on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s space weather scale — radio blackout that has since subsided. Continue reading

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