Morning Cup of Links: Pixel Rain

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This year's college freshmen were born in 1994, and seeing the world from their point of view will make you feel old. Unless, of course, you happen to be a college freshman.
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NASA's Kepler mission has found 2299 objects that may be planets (so far). This animation shows them drawn to scale as if they were all orbiting around a single star.
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25 Actors Who Were on Law & Order Before You Knew Who They Were. And it's a treat to see them in reruns and realize how long ago that was.
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A retired Air Force colonel warns that pseudoscience in the military is wasting money and putting troops in danger.
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Brainwashed By Disney. A former employee spills the beans about Mickey Mouse mind control.
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Is it confetti? Is it snow? No, Pixel Rain is a beautiful cloud of LEDs falling from the sky at a Black Keys concert.
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Since NASA flight director David Oh must work on Mars time while handling the Curiosity mission, his family decided to go along with the schedule, too. Within a couple of weeks, they were eating breakfast at 3PM.
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Financial scams and schemes don't have to be complicated to take people in. All they have to do is appeal to the target's inner greed and willingness to bend a few rules.
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10 Fantastic Comedies Based on True Stories. Because while truth is stranger than fiction, it can also be ridiculous.
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A house cat sings the theme to the TV show Game of Thrones. No need to applaud; he owes it all to his hardworking editor.
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The Curiosity rover has a nuclear-powered laser for blasting rocks on Mars. All the better to see what they are made of!
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10 Bizarre Athlete Superstitions. When you get the idea that it worked once, you're afraid to not do it again.

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August 22, 2012 - 1:01am
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