Star With ‘Strong Signal’ Draws Alien Speculation by Brent McCluskey | August 30, 2016
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A mere 94 light years away, a sun-like star emits a “strong signal” that could very well be artificial in origin – in other words, aliens. The signal emanating from radio star HD 164595 could point to an alien civilization, and while experts caution against getting our hopes up, astronomers are going to check it out anyway.
Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova wants her next audience to know exactly what it’s like to be in a Russian prison: down to the color of the walls, the temperature of the rooms; even what it’s like to work on the the dated, Soviet-era sewing machines that Tolokonnikova once used to make police uniforms.
The only really interesting news accompanying this year's Grammy nominations was white rapper Macklemore's The Heist snubbing Kanye's Yeezus for Album of the Year. In response, Kanye said, "I don't know if this is statistically right, but I'm assuming I have the most Grammys of anyone my age, but I haven't won one against a white person." That last statement is false (he's beaten out the Beastie Boys, Eminem, and white songwriters on numerous occasions), but it does drive at an interesting point.
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Selecting a term
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