Link25 (201) – Water Clouds In Our Solar System Edition

For the past week you’ve done nothing but work, secluded from the world while the rest of us had an amazing time laughing at hilarious videos and enjoying everything else the internet has to offer. Well, now it’s your turn. These are 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web and we’re about to give you a glimpse of everything you’ve missed out on. And seriously…it was a lot. From Mars Rover Curiosity’s sudden and unexplained safe mode status to water clouds in space there’s something here foe everyone. But enough with this petty banter. This is Link25 (201) – Water Clouds In Our Solar System Edition.

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Black Men Are Posting Detailed Instructions on What to Do if They're Shot by Police

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Two deadly police shootings of black men in two days.

Their names, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, have become hashtags. Their families have taken to national media outlets to demand justice for their deaths. In a summer that’s already been punctuated by violence, this week has been a particularly gruesome chapter in the ongoing saga of policing in black communities.

There’s an inevitability to the week’s news that’s becoming apparent on social media. Black men, long accustomed to getting or giving “the talk” on how to interact with police, are now posting (Click on the title to see the full article).

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This giant, hairy Iranian bodybuilder wants to fight ISIS in Syria

An Iranian weightlifter who rose to Internet stardom via social media announced this week he plans to travel to Syria to fight the Islamic State alongside the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Sajad Gharibi, nicknamed “the Iranian Hulk,” revealed his plan to join other Iranian forces fighting in Syria in a video clip to his 148,000 Instagram followers. His shockingly huge physique and massive muscles earned the professional weightlifter the moniker of the American comic book superhero. (click on the title to see the full article)

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Yes, There Have Been Aliens

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LAST month astronomers from the Kepler spacecraft team announced the discovery of 1,284 new planets, all orbiting stars outside our solar system. The total number of such “exoplanets” confirmed via Kepler and other methods now stands at more than 3,000.

This represents a revolution in planetary knowledge. A decade or so ago the discovery of even a single new exoplanet was big news. Not anymore. Improvements in astronomical observation technology have moved us from retail to wholesale planet discovery. We now know, for example, (click on the title to see the full article)

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Shooting death of Alton Sterling - Everything We Know

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BATON ROUGE – One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Baton Rouge Tuesday morning. Video of the shooting sparked a wildfire of public outcry from around the nation. Here is everything we know about the shooting death of Alton Sterling:

Two Videos of officer-involved shooting released
Two video clips recorded by witnesses outside the Triple S convenience store on North Foster Drive Tuesday morning captured an altercation that resulted in police killing 37-year-old Alton Sterling.

One video showed two Baton Rouge Police officers pin down Sterling before (click on the title to see the full article)

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Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion

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The Curiosity rover just unexpectedly put itself into 'safe mode'

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NASA’s Curiosity rover unexpectedly put itself into a precautionary safe mode over the weekend, and is currently at a stand-still on the surface of Mars.

Engineers still aren’t sure what happened to make the rover power down, but early investigations suggest there might have been some kind of glitch between the camera and data processing software. (click on the title to read the full article)

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New Hubble Picture Gives First Peek Inside Crab Nebula

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Nearly a thousand years ago, a new star suddenly appeared in the constellation Taurus, the bull. It was so bright that, for weeks, it was visible even during the daytime.

Today, we know that this astronomical oddity was a supernova—the colossal explosion of a dying star some 6,500 light-years away. Although the mysterious star faded from Earth’s night sky several years after it appeared, its remnants formed (click on the title to see the full article)

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Don't lie, you did the same thing too

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Final Fantasy 7 Releases for Android Phones Today

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Square Enix suddenly releases Final Fantasy 7 on Android devices, but this version of the popular game has a game-breaking bug that needs to be squashed.

iOS owners have been able to play Square Enix’s classic JRPG Final Fantasy VII for the past year, but Android users have been left out. That changes today, as Square Enix has launched Final Fantasy VII worldwide for Android mobile devices, though the launch hasn’t gone as smoothly as the company may have hoped.

Unfortunately, Final Fantasy VII on Android is plagued by a pretty serious game-breaking bug involving the game’s vehicles. Depending on how close players are to various terrain when (click on the title to see the full article)

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The Unexpected John Cena Prank | Hidden Camera

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Mischa Barton Deleted Her Tone-Deaf Instagram About Alton Sterling

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In the aftermath of the violent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both killed by police, celebrities have voiced their frustration with the justice system. Drake penned a powerful letter about how these deaths made him feel “disheartened, emotional and truly scared.” Taraji P. Henson, Jesse Williams and John Legend took to social media to share their feelings about the incident. In a speech Thursday afternoon regarding the shootings, President Obama added that “all Americans should be deeply troubled.”

Somewhere on a boat in the ocean, Mischa Barton was compelled to add her thoughts. In a now-deleted Instagram post that was (click on the title to see the full article).

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Calvin Harris - This Is What You Came For (Official Video) ft. Rihanna

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Astronomers discover the first water clouds outside our solar system

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This week, a team of astronomers led out of UC Santa Cruz released a report on the brown dwarf WISE0855, by far the dimmest object ever imaged in its spectral range. Their results confirm a preexisting assumption that brown dwarfs ought to be capable of supporting enough water to create phenomena like water clouds, and greatly invigorate the search for life on these cold, extremely common worlds.

One frustrating thing about exo-planetology (other than convincing strangers you really do have a job) is the tug of war that goes on between visibility and habitability. The most visible things, when looking for planets, are stars — no life possible on those. The next most visible are usually gas giants, also thought less likely to host life, and after that things basically break down according to heat and light. With some caveats, (click on the title to see the full article)

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A Love Story (so cute)

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Sigourney Weaver confirms Alien 5 will ignore the third and fourth sequels

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It ain’t over ’til it’s over. Wrong franchise, but sound advice for Alien fans. As director Ridley Scott continues to carve out the world of Alien: Covenant over in Australia, the hype behind Neill Blomkamp’s fifth Alien sequel continues to evolve.

Way back in April, Sigourney Weaver admitted that she’d be “really surprised” if Blomkamp’s “AMAZING” vision never came to fruition. Now, she’s returned to talk about the project, confirming one detail that fans have long been speculating over.

“It’s just as if, you know, the path forks and one direction goes off to three and four and another direction goes off to Neill’s movie,” Weaver explained to Entertainment Weekly. “I always wanted to complete this story and it wasn’t really until Neill (click on the title to see the full article)



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