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I've seen images like that before. It is still going, but I read somewhere that it goes a lot slower now because more than one wheels are broken like that, so they avoid using them or put less weight on them.
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maurvir wrote: first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides


I would think that has been done before...?
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ukimalefu wrote:
maurvir wrote: first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides


I would think that has been done before...?


Yeah, I'm guessing NASA doesn't officially recognize grow ops, though. ;)

The interesting part here is that it is preparation for a possible Mars or moon mission.
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are the leaves red and shaped like hands? is there a face?...
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DukeofNuke wrote: are the leaves red and shaped like hands? is there a face?...
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Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity First Powered Flight

This is the one that will carry passengers eventually.

longer video featuring the pilot explaining things

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVETvuGsv-w


Does this belong here? maybe this is more engineering and technology?
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Rocks in the Sea during Sunset Look Like Fire, Iceland
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Rocks in the Sea during Sunset Look Like Fire, Iceland


I knew we had a Jedi temple on Earth!
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Rocks in the Sea during Sunset Look Like Fire, Iceland


I knew we had a Jedi temple on Earth!


if you zoom in you can see a bearded stick fiddler drinking freakmilk from a weird creature
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Here's one for mauvir:
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Railway company sues workers over train crash
The Norfolk Southern Railway Co. lawsuit says locomotive engineer Kevin Tobergte and conductor Andrew Hall failed to reduce a train's speed and prevent its collision with another train.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the March 18 crash in Georgetown destroyed two Norfolk Southern locomotives, derailed 13 cars and caused a fire and temporary evacuation. The lawsuit says the men are liable for damages to railway property and costs related to removing spilled fuel.
http://www.wymt.com/content/news/Railwa ... 61153.html
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DukeofNuke wrote: Here's one for mauvir:
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Railway company sues workers over train crash
The Norfolk Southern Railway Co. lawsuit says locomotive engineer Kevin Tobergte and conductor Andrew Hall failed to reduce a train's speed and prevent its collision with another train.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the March 18 crash in Georgetown destroyed two Norfolk Southern locomotives, derailed 13 cars and caused a fire and temporary evacuation. The lawsuit says the men are liable for damages to railway property and costs related to removing spilled fuel.
http://www.wymt.com/content/news/Railwa ... 61153.html


holy crap what a precedent this could set
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believe it or not, it's not a cgi character from a kids movie
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This is the reconstructed face of a Bronze Age woman (called Ava) who lived in Scotland 3,700 years ago
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funny how everyone from those days had fair complexions
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TOS wrote: funny how everyone from those days had fair complexions


In fairness, light skin and reddish hair both came about as a result of moving to the more northern latitudes, so that probably isn't as far off as you might imagine.
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TOS wrote: funny how everyone from those days had fair complexions


3700 years ago isn't very long, and the genetic markers for light skin are pretty well known. I would assume they checked those.

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Looks more like John Legend than Ian Gillian ...
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I was going to say it looked like jimmy kimmel
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Wasn’t that a guess at what Jesus looked like?
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Mustapha Mond wrote: Wasn’t that a guess at what Jesus looked like?

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Those faces are artistic representations of an estimate. All you can say is that face fits that skull and since the person lived in that area most likely looked like that.

Again "artistic representation". But yeah, the artist could make them have bad skin, or be fat, or whatever.
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maurvir wrote:
TOS wrote: funny how everyone from those days had fair complexions


In fairness, light skin and reddish hair both came about as a result of moving to the more northern latitudes, so that probably isn't as far off as you might imagine.

Baloney, nothing about moving north makes one fair-skinned or red-haired. Ask the Aleut/Inuk/Eskimo people who've actually physically evolved there over many thousands of years, possessing actual physical adaptations to Arctic climate. the first Homo Sapiens settlers to Europe were black Africans and they didn't get lighter, they got displaced and absorbed. However, the ancestors of the Celtic people, who were the whitest of the white offshoots of the central Asian ancestors of the Slavs, were quite well established in Northern Europe 3700 years ago.
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Metacell wrote:
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TOS wrote: funny how everyone from those days had fair complexions


In fairness, light skin and reddish hair both came about as a result of moving to the more northern latitudes, so that probably isn't as far off as you might imagine.

Baloney, nothing about moving north makes one fair-skinned or red-haired. Ask the Aleut/Inuk/Eskimo people who've actually physically evolved there over many thousands of years, possessing actual physical adaptations to Arctic climate. the first Homo Sapiens settlers to Europe were black Africans and they didn't get lighter, they got displaced and absorbed. However, the ancestors of the Celtic people, who were the whitest of the white offshoots of the central Asian ancestors of the Slavs, were quite well established in Northern Europe 3700 years ago.


Hmm, it seems you are right: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... story.html

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