Daily Archives: January 6, 2013

Leftover Links for 6 January 2013

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Hoaxes and secrets in our leftover for today… Real or Hoax: Photo of Japan Smoking Cones | wafflesatnoon.com. Profits over your dead body | Ars Technica. Famed Roman Shipwreck Could Be Two | Antikythera Shipwreck Secrets | LiveScience. Daily Dot | After a half-decade, massive Wikipedia hoax finally exposed. Mum finds her baby in grip…

Whopping year for whooping cough

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A combination of factors led to epidemics. 2012 was worst year for whooping cough since 1955 | Yahoo! Health. The nation just suffered its worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades, according to preliminary government figures. Whooping cough ebbs and flows in multi-year cycles, and experts say 2012 appears to have reached a…

Crystal mystery of Mars

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Curiosity Spots Mystery Mars ‘Flower’ : Discovery News. While using its robotic arm-mounted Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera to take some close up photos of the surface of a rocky outcrop at a location dubbed “Yellowknife Bay” on Dec. 19 (sol 132 of the mission), a bright object could be seen in one of…

Anticrepuscular rays span the sky

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Really neat optical effect amazes onlookers. forgetomori » Spectacular Anticrepuscular Ray in Brazil. Forgetomori explains this anticrepuscular rays that span the entire sky and confuse us about where the sun actually IS. Many of us have seen crepuscular rays that converge on the sun. The “anti” part is indicative of the light showing opposite the sun. This…

A study in contrast: Photo of black iceberg

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There is not much to go on with this story. No word on where it was taken which would give an better indication of the cause of the contrast in ice colors shown. Black iceberg photo goes viral on Reddit. A black iceberg has made a ton of fans today after a photo of it…