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  • Virginia Town Might Re-Name Itself After Stephen Strasburg
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    A town already named “Strasburg, Virginia” is considering a name change to “Stephen Strasburg, Virginia.” Here’s hoping, if it goes through, that he isn’t the next Brien Taylor!

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  • Why Some Supermassive Black Holes Have Big Jets
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    astroengine writes “Some of the supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies have powerful jets blasting from their poles, and others have weak jets, but many don’t have jets at all. Why is this the case? In new simulations carried out by astronomers at NASA and MIT, it would appear that the way in which the black hole spins relative to its accretion disk may be a contributing factor. Strangely enough, the results indicate that if the black (more…)

  • Soccer Fans Stampede in South Africa Leaving 15 Injured
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    Thousands of soccer fans stampeded outside a stadium Sunday before a World Cup warmup match between Nigeria and North Korea, leaving 15 people injured, including one policeman who was seriously hurt.

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  • Nintendo Wii: 6 Ways To Get Fit For Summer [Slideshow]
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    Looking to tone up and shed some pounds by vacation time? Check out these 6 Wii fitness games that can help get your body beach ready for the summer.

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  • 9 Best Open World Video Games Ever Made
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    In America, we feel empowered by making our own decisions and controlling our destiny. Open world video games help us scratch this itch. While open world games have changed over time, our affinity for them has not.

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  • US Climate Satellite Capabilities In Jeopardy
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    An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from Wired:
    “The United States is in danger of losing its ability to monitor key climate variables from satellites, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. The country’s Earth-observing satellite program has been underfunded for a decade, and the impact of the lack of funds is finally hitting home. The GAO report found that capabilities originally slated for two new Earth-monitoring (more…)