Link25 (155) – The Atlas V Rocket Edition

It’s the weekend and you know what that means. You can leave all the important things you were pretending to do for Monday. And as usual we are here to assist you in your procrastination with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. So whether you want to understand the reason why you hate Google’s new logo or watch the cool celestial phenomenon left by the Atlas V rocket, we present to you Link25 (155) – The Atlas V Rocket Edition.

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This morning’s Atlas V rocket launch made a beautiful multi-colored trail

Atlas V rocket launchImage by John Studwell/America Space

This morning, an Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a US Navy communications satellite into space. It was another smooth take off for the United Launch Alliance, the company that manufactures the Atlas V. It was a particularly beautiful launch as well; the rocket left a spectacular (click the title to read the full article)

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Obama left a moving comment on a 'Humans of New York' photo from Iran

President ObamaPresident Barack Obama

A recent photograph of an Iranian father and his young son posted to the popular “Humans of New York” Facebook page caught the attention of US President Barack Obama.

And on Thursday, Obama — who is presiding over the biggest thaw in US-Iranian relations in decades — left a comment on the post, saying (Click on the title to read the full article)


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Marvel reveals Amadeus Cho as Totally Awesome Hulk

HulkEditor-In-Chief Axel Alonso promises that, "come December, arguably the strongest character in the Marvel Universe is going to be Asian-American."

An Old Man Hawkeye, a new Doctor Strange series and Ms. Marvel joining The Avengers are just some of the reveals Marvel has unleashed since unveiling its All-New All-Different initiative a few months ago. But with over 60 new titles, there’s still mystery surrounding some of Marvel’s most popular characters — such as the much-anticipated new Hulk that’s going to take over Bruce Banner’s mantle when Totally Awesome Hulk #1 hits stores in December.

So who is the new man in green? He’s different, he’s totally awesome…and he’s none other than (Click on the title to read the full article)

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60,000 Antelope Died in Four Days and No One Knows Why

Dead AnatalopeIn May 2015, nearly half of all the saigas, a critically endangered antelope that roams the steppe of Kazakhstan, died off. Photo: Albert Salemgareyev

It started in late May. When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground.

“But since there happened to be die-offs of limited extent during the last years, at first we were not really alarmed,” Zuther, the international coordinator of the Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative, told Live Science.

But within four days, the entire herd (Click the title to read the full article)


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Kim Davis will be jailed on contempt charges until she agrees to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Kim Davis

Kim Davis, the defiant Kentucky county clerk, was found in contempt of court and taken into federal custody — and she will be spending the night in jail.

U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ordered Davis, the Rowan County clerk, to be jailed on the contempt charges until she agrees to comply with multiple court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

“The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order,” Bunning said. “If you give people the opportunity to (click on the title to read the full article)



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