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Ah, duh, there's a lot of space in space. Thanks.
- Both teams took advantage of a phenomenon called the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect that occurs when light left over from the big bang passes through hot gas. As the light travels, some of it scatters off the electrons in the gas, leaving a dim patch in the cosmic microwave background – our snapshot of the remnants from the birth of the cosmos.
Holy moly this is badass.
But I don't understand how gas 'tendrils' between galaxies accounts for half of the matter in the universe.
- para-glide off of the summit of Everest
You've gotta be kidding me.
I love that all the man-made colors in your photos-- clothing, buildings, signs-- are pastel pinks yellows greens and blues. Would figuratively kill for an opportunity to trek Nepal.
This album came out 2 weeks ago, awesome tribute to authentic hip-hop.
- the mafia-dominated and heavily polluted province of New Jersey
Hey, I only like political satire when it doesn't apply to me!
I want to share this piece on Facebook, but I fear the backlash would be too annoying to remain funny, and result in dismissing the whole purpose of bringing attention to the neglect of Puerto Rico :(
I think I can drum up business for FL if I can convince my roommates on their reckless cryptocurrency binge to spend their crypto on the procedure.
(Ulterior motive: they will have no more crypto and will stop saying things like "I'm putting everything in this one currency dude trust me")
- After Borders shut down, indie bookstores slowly started to make a come back.
Huh. Living in the shadow of NYC for so many years I never realized this, but it appears to be true:
- According to the American Booksellers Association, the number of member independent bookstores has increased more than 20 percent since the depths of the recession, from 1,651 in 2009 to 2,094 in 2014. Meanwhile, Borders went bankrupt in 2011, and the fate of Barnes & Noble, which failed to make the Nook into a viable e-reader competitor with Amazon’s Kindle, appears murky.
- The short answer is that by listing their shares as public companies, both Borders and Barnes & Noble were drawn into a negative vortex that destroyed the former and has crippled the latter. Not only did they become public companies, but they positioned themselves as high-growth companies, focused on innovation and disruption. That forced them to compete with the growth company par excellence in their space: Amazon. It also forced them to pursue high sales volume at the expense of inventories. Those strategies, as it turned out, were precisely wrong for the actual business they were in: selling books to a selective audience. Which is precisely what independent bookstores are good at.
You could definitely poke holes in this article's oversimplified argument but still cool.