Link 25 (169) – The Super Earth Edition

Posted by , Updated on December 11, 2015

Get excited! It’s Friday and with the weekend just a few measly hours away, we’re here to help put you in the right mindset of who-cares-about-work-I’ll-do-it-on-Monday. Over the course of the last seven days we’ve collected 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. With everything from the Nintendo touchscreen controller patent which offers clues about the upcoming NX to the new Super Earth found in our solar system, this is Link25 (169) – The Super Earth Edition.


Astronomers Find New Object, Possible Super-Earth In Our Solar System


Astronomers using data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found a distant object in the direction of Alpha Centauri. The object appears to be in the outer region of our solar system, and depending on its distance could be a hypothesized ”super-Earth.”

ALMA is capable of precise observations at short microwave wavelengths, typically emitted by (Click the title to read the full article).


X-Men: Apocalypse | Official HD Trailer #1 | 2016

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Bebop And Rocksteady Tackle Our Heroes In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows First Official Trailer!


Our favorite crime-fighting turtles are back again with another live-action installment, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows. The new movie, directed by Dave Green, comes after the success of the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film also based on (Click on the title to read the full article).


Harrison Ford Shreds Donald Trump For 'Air Force One' Praise


Harrison Ford believes Donald Trump’s sense of reality belongs in a galaxy far, far away.
Ford was asked Wednesday about Trump’s recent comments in The New York Times praising the actor’s presidential character for standing up to terrorists in the movie “Air Force One.” Ford responded, “Donald, it was a movie. It’s not like this in real life. But how would you know?”
You can check out the full exchange with (Click on the title to read the full article)


Triceratops gets a cousin: Researchers identify another horned dinosaur species


The Ceratopsia family is growing again. Researchers have described a new species of plant-eating dinosaur, Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis, that stood on its hind feet and was about the size of a spaniel. It is similar in age to the oldest-known member of the “horned dinosaurs,” Yinlong downsi, although both are hornless.

The findings will be published in PLOS ONE on (Click the title to read the full article)


Feliz Navida...oh wait.


Orangutan Sees Magic Trick and Cannot Handle It


Orangutans have been known for reacting to things through their enclosures, like pregnant bellies and cell phones, but this may be the first orangutan who has ever witnessed a magic trick.

A zoo-goer was interacting with a friendly orangutan when (click on the title to read the full article)


How a hoax story about Mexican drug lord El Chapo threatening the Islamic State took over the Internet


If you’ve spent any time on the Internet in the past few days, you may have come across a remarkable story that intertwines twin American concerns: the war on drugs and the war on terror.

The story, which can be read at publications like the New York Post, Forbes and Fox News Latino (among others) purports to reveal that Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, leader of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico, had issued a warning to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed (Click on the title to read the full article)


Wendelstein 7-X: The first helium plasma

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Kristin Cavallari Mourns The Loss Of Her Brother


The “Laguna Beach” and “Hills” alum shared the heartbreaking news on Thursday that her brother Michael had been found dead after reports of his disappearance surfaced over the weekend. According to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Utah police had been searching for (click the title to read the full article)


Nintendo touchscreen controller patent offers clues about upcoming NX


Nintendo has remained largely silent on its plans for its next console, codenamed NX, since the system was casually announced earlier this year. A newly published patent application from Nintendo, first filed in June, shows off one possible design: an innovative handheld that tightly integrates embedded analog sticks with a (Click the title to read the full article)


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Bitcoin’s Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius


EVEN AS HIS face towered 10 feet above the crowd at the Bitcoin Investor’s Conference in Las Vegas, Craig Steven Wright was, to most of the audience of crypto and finance geeks, a nobody.

The 44-year-old Australian, Skyping into the D Hotel ballroom’s screen, wore the bitcoin enthusiast’s equivalent of (click on the title to read the full article)


End the Gun Epidemic in America


All decent people feel sorrow and righteous fury about the latest slaughter of innocents, in California. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies are searching for motivations, including the vital question of how the murderers might have been connected to international terrorism. That is right and proper.

But motives do not matter to the dead in California, nor did they in Colorado, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut and far too many other places. The attention and anger of Americans should also be (Click on the title to read the full article)


Driverless cars could spell the end for domestic flights, says Audi strategist


Self-driving cars could disrupt the airline and hotel industries within 20 years as people sleep in their vehicles on the road, according to a senior strategist at Audi.

Short-haul travel will be transformed and the hassle of getting to and from airports eliminated, said Sven Schuwirth, vice president of brand strategy and digital business at the German car brand.

Business travelers will be able to (Click on the title to read the full article)


What Really Happens When You Get Shot


STAFF SERGEANT NICK Lavery wasn’t only the most physically imposing Green Beret on our team, he was the most physically imposing soldier any of us had ever seen. He was 6’5″, approaching 280 pounds, and cut like a linebacker—the position at which he excelled, not coincidentally, as a college football player at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He was a weapons specialist, and an expert in (Click on the title to read the full article)


Jack's Garbage Truck Skills

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Volvo Trucks - Look Who’s Driving feat. 4-year-old Sophie (Live Test)

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Spectacular landing at Frankfurt Airport

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Instagram Husband

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GoPro Line of the Winter: Léo Taillefer - France 3.15.15 - Snow

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Banksy sends a message about refugees with a poignant Steve Jobs painting


World famous street artist Banksy has turned Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs into a painting on the wall of a French refugee camp.

The painting, which depicts the late Apple boss carrying a bag and one of the very first Macintosh computers, is located in the migrant camp near Calais, France. The area is often referred to as the “Calais jungle” due to the haphazard nature with (click on the title to read the full article).

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