Link25 (261) – The Cassini Spacecraft Crash Edition

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We know you’ve been waiting all week. The anticipation has been building. Well, finally the moment is here! It’s 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web conveniently stacked in one post so you can waste your time more efficiently! This week features everything from the new iPhoneX to the Cassini spacecraft crash into Saturn. So get ready because this is Link25 (261) – The The Cassini Spacecraft Crash Edition.

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Islamic State claims responsibility for bomb blast in London subway that injured 29 as officials raise terror threat to critical

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An Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack that rocked London on Friday — the fifth this year — and U.K. officials raised the terror threat to critical, meaning another attack is expected.

The attack sent panicked commuters running for cover (click on the image to read the full article).

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The Cassini spacecraft crashed into Saturn, ending a successful 20-year mission

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In a JPL auditorium minutes after the end, science planner Jo Pitesky gazed up at the video from mission control with a slightly stricken look on her face. (click on the image to read the full article).

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Shot Minnesota security guard 'lied about black gunman'

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A US college campus security guard accidentally shot himself and made up a story about a non-existent black gunman to hide the blunder, police say.
Brent Ahlers, 25, told police in Minnesota he had been shot by an African-American with a “short Afro”, according to emergency dispatch audio. (Click on the image to read the full article).

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Ex St. Louis Cop Who Said He’d ‘Kill This Motherf****r’ Before Shooting Black Man Found Not Guilty

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ST. LOUIS ― The former St. Louis police officer who stood trial on first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges has been found not guilty for the 2011 killing of Anthony Lamar Smith.

Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson made the ruling in favor of the defense despite the prosecution’s argument that former Officer Jason Stockley carried (click on the image to read the full article).


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How All 32 NFL Teams Got Their Names

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What do newspaper headline type and the New Deal have to do with the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles? Here are the stories behind the nicknames of the NFL’s 32 teams—and what they were almost called. (click on the image to read the full article).

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Yes, climate change made Harvey and Irma worse

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It might seem premature when people in the Caribbean, Florida and Texas are still mucking out their flooded homes.
And no, changes in our planet’s atmosphere did not cause Hurricanes Harvey or Irma. But the consensus among scientists is that the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and (click on the image to read the full article).

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Antifa: Guardians against fascism or lawless thrill-seekers?

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BERKELEY, Calif. — On the morning of the protest, Sean Hines woke with a sense of purpose he’d seldom felt. He was a 20-year-old high school dropout with no car, no job and no money. A year and a half ago, he’d (click on the image to read the full article).

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Gregory Berns Knows What Your Dog Is Thinking (It’s Sweet)

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Dr. Gregory Berns, 53, a neuroscientist at Emory University in Atlanta, spends his days scanning the brains of dogs, trying to figure out what they’re thinking. The research is detailed in a new book, “What It’s Like to Be a Dog.” (Click on the picture to read the full article).

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Here's The Backstory You Need For Destiny 2's First Raid

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If you blew through Destiny 2’s story and jumped immediately into the raid, you might feel like you skipped a chapter explaining what’s going on. Turns out there’s some backstory and an optional sidequest that bridge the gap.

On Wednesday, a ship the size of a planet appeared over Nessus. It marked (Click on the image to read the full article).

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How to steer a spacecraft into Saturn

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Cassini closes out an era in NASA space science. This is hardly the end of solar system exploration, but it’s essentially the end of the first, heroic phase — the initial reconnaissance of the planets.

Sixty years ago, the Soviet Union put the first satellite, Sputnik, into orbit. Within a few years, (Click on the image to read the full article).

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Shakira - Perro Fiel (Official Video) ft. Nicky Jam

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Equifax, Bowing to Public Pressure, Drops Credit-Freeze Fees

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You howled in protest, and Equifax had no choice but to respond.

On Tuesday, the company said it would waive all fees until Nov. 21 for people who want to freeze their Equifax credit files. It will also refund any fees that anyone has paid since Thursday, though (click on the image to read the full article).

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The Science Museum And The Natural History Museum Are Fighting On Twitter, And It's Amazing

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London has two of the most glorious and wonderful museums the world has ever seen: the Natural History Museum – full of dinosaurs and volcanoes – and the Science Museum, full of bright lights, rockets and (Click on the image to read the full article).

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THE SHAPE OF WATER - Red Band Trailer

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The Iphone X Feels Like 'The Future of The Smartphone'

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We just got a quick chance to play with the iPhone X, Apple’s new flagship phone arriving later this year.

The thing that a lot of people want to talk about with the iPhone X is its $999 starting price, but when you have the phone in your hand, it feels… worth it. The X is an extremely beautiful device, with a stainless steel band and glass back curving into a 5.8-inch OLED (Click on the image to read the full article).

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Why Does Vladimir Putin Walk So Weird?

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While there is no single correct way to walk, most of us have a gait where we swing each arm forward when its opposing leg moves forward; likewise, as with the length of the stride, which is generally the same for both legs, the distance of the arm swing is usually about the same for both the (Click on the image to read the full article).

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Honest Trailers - The Mummy (2017)

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State attorney: Criminal charges to come against those who abandoned pets during Irma

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Palm Beach County’s state attorney Dave Aronberg said he will file criminal charges against people who abandoned their pets when they evacuated because of Hurricane Irma.
Animal control officers found 41 abandoned dogs two days before the storm, many of which were…(click on the image to read the full article).

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