October112011
“The lords of finance in the looming towers surrounding the park, who toy with money and lives, who make the political class, the press and the judiciary jump at their demands, who destroy the ecosystem for profit and drain the U.S. Treasury to gamble and speculate, took little notice of Ketchup or any of the other scruffy activists on the street below them. The elites consider everyone outside their sphere marginal or invisible. And what significance could an artist who paid her bills by working as a waitress have for the powerful? What could she and the others in Zuccotti Park do to them? What threat can the weak pose to the strong? Those who worship money believe their buckets of cash, like the $4.6 million JPMorgan Chase gave a few days ago to the New York City Police Foundation, can buy them perpetual power and security. Masters all, kneeling before the idols of the marketplace, blinded by their self-importance, impervious to human suffering, bloated from unchecked greed and privilege, they were about to be taught a lesson in the folly of hubris.” Chris Hedges (via azspot)

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October102011
itsfullofstars:

Iran Indefinitely Suspends Plans to Launch a Monkey into Space
Iran’s ambitious 1960s-styled plans to send a live monkey into space aboard one of the Islamic Republic’s Kavoshgar-5 rockets have been suspended indefinitely, a top space official told Iranian state television today, which pretty much dashes any hopes that we might see a primate hurled into suborbital space before year’s end. Hamid Fazeli, Iran’s space chief, said earlier this summer that the launch would happen by late August, and he did not give a concrete reason for the postponement of those plans today. But it marks a setback for Iran’s space program, which hopes to either launch a manned space mission by 2020 or develop intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the West, depending on who you ask.
Source.

itsfullofstars:

Iran Indefinitely Suspends Plans to Launch a Monkey into Space

Iran’s ambitious 1960s-styled plans to send a live monkey into space aboard one of the Islamic Republic’s Kavoshgar-5 rockets have been suspended indefinitely, a top space official told Iranian state television today, which pretty much dashes any hopes that we might see a primate hurled into suborbital space before year’s end. Hamid Fazeli, Iran’s space chief, said earlier this summer that the launch would happen by late August, and he did not give a concrete reason for the postponement of those plans today. But it marks a setback for Iran’s space program, which hopes to either launch a manned space mission by 2020 or develop intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the West, depending on who you ask.

Source.

11AM
mothernaturenetwork:

2 Alaska killer whales dead after swimming in riverTwo of the 3 whales that wandered far up an Alaska river have died, succumbing to stresses associated with being out of their saltwater habitat.

mothernaturenetwork:

2 Alaska killer whales dead after swimming in river
Two of the 3 whales that wandered far up an Alaska river have died, succumbing to stresses associated with being out of their saltwater habitat.

9AM
mothernaturenetwork:

Oil washes up on New Zealand beaches from stricken shipSalvage experts were racing to secure a container ship that ran aground on a reef as oil started to wash up along beaches of a popular resort.

Poor penguins…

mothernaturenetwork:

Oil washes up on New Zealand beaches from stricken ship
Salvage experts were racing to secure a container ship that ran aground on a reef as oil started to wash up along beaches of a popular resort.

Poor penguins…

October72011
5PM
discoverynews:

Rare Moths Flock to Warm Britain

Record-breaking autumn temperatures have attracted hundreds of rare  moths to Britain in what experts have called the best migration of the  insects in years.
A wide variety of species, usually found in the Mediterranean,  flocked to Britain to bask in temperatures of almost 86 degrees  Fahrenheit and southerly winds.
Scientists from the Butterfly Conservation declared autumn 2011 as the best immigration season for more than five years.

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discoverynews:

Rare Moths Flock to Warm Britain

Record-breaking autumn temperatures have attracted hundreds of rare moths to Britain in what experts have called the best migration of the insects in years.

A wide variety of species, usually found in the Mediterranean, flocked to Britain to bask in temperatures of almost 86 degrees Fahrenheit and southerly winds.

Scientists from the Butterfly Conservation declared autumn 2011 as the best immigration season for more than five years.

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10AM
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October62011
3PM
11AM
latimes:

Body suit may soon enable the paralyzed to walk: An international research team announces it has taken a key step toward achieving its goal of a “prosthetic exoskeleton” that a quadriplegic could command by brain power. They demonstrated that they could bypass the body’s complex network of nerve endings and supply the sensation of touch directly to the brains of monkeys. Doing so with humans is their next objective.
Photo: A computer rendering depicts a monkey with a virtual upper limb. Credit: Katie Zhuang, Duke University / AFP/Getty Images

latimes:

Body suit may soon enable the paralyzed to walk: An international research team announces it has taken a key step toward achieving its goal of a “prosthetic exoskeleton” that a quadriplegic could command by brain power. They demonstrated that they could bypass the body’s complex network of nerve endings and supply the sensation of touch directly to the brains of monkeys. Doing so with humans is their next objective.

Photo: A computer rendering depicts a monkey with a virtual upper limb. Credit: Katie Zhuang, Duke University / AFP/Getty Images

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

10AM
mothernaturenetwork:

Occupy Wall Street protest grows as unions swell ranksThe number of demonstrators increased as nurses, transit workers and other union members joined the protest over economic inequality.

mothernaturenetwork:

Occupy Wall Street protest grows as unions swell ranks
The number of demonstrators increased as nurses, transit workers and other union members joined the protest over economic inequality.

10AM
motherjones:

Support for the nation’s biggest institutions (you can add the media,  if you want) have steadily declined over the last four decades.  When you add in a horrible economy, it’s really no surprise why so many  people have taken to the streets to protest over the last three years.

motherjones:

Support for the nation’s biggest institutions (you can add the media, if you want) have steadily declined over the last four decades. When you add in a horrible economy, it’s really no surprise why so many people have taken to the streets to protest over the last three years.

9AM
inothernews:

Seen in the foreground, l. to r.: a “plainclothes” cop with a collapsible baton; a whiteshirt with a traditional wood baton; and Officer Vin Diesel, ready to karate chop himself some protestors.
(Photo of police officers clashing with with Occupy Wall Street protestors attempting to storm Wall Street Wednesday evening by James Keivom / New York Daily News)

inothernews:

Seen in the foreground, l. to r.: a “plainclothes” cop with a collapsible baton; a whiteshirt with a traditional wood baton; and Officer Vin Diesel, ready to karate chop himself some protestors.

(Photo of police officers clashing with with Occupy Wall Street protestors attempting to storm Wall Street Wednesday evening by James Keivom / New York Daily News)

9AM
thepoliticalnotebook:

#OccupyWallStreet: “Ban Corp. Greed. We Are Not Peasants!” Protesters gather in Foley Square yesterday.
[Photo Credit: Seth Wenig/AP]

thepoliticalnotebook:

#OccupyWallStreet: “Ban Corp. Greed. We Are Not Peasants!” Protesters gather in Foley Square yesterday.

[Photo Credit: Seth Wenig/AP]

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