Morning Cup of Links: The Pinwheel Galaxy

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NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer captured a stunning shot of the M101, a.k.a. The Pinwheel Galaxy, which is twice the diameter of the Milky Way.
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Apparently, someone tried to insert a compact disc into an iPad 2. When that didn't work, the eager student of technology submitted a query to Apple Support.
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At last weekend's Comic-Con in San Diego, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane tried to explain why baby Stewie is sometimes heard by characters other than Brian the Dog.
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C-3PO and R2-D2 remind us all that smoking is bad for your health -- even for droids.
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The Science of Sunscreen. Which you need to know not only for your own benefit, but to convince your friends and family to use it.
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Porsche announced the release of "the Shisha," a two-foot hookah that's going for $2,000 at Harrods department store in London. Loyalists are already biting nails over whether or not the accessory will hurt the luxury auto brand.
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The NFL lockout is over. Who's to gain from the 10-year collective bargaining agreement?
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Screenwriter Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) is bringing the story of the 33 trapped Chilean miners to the big screen.
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This rather disturbing LIFE.com gallery compiles dozens of confessions from notorious killers.
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Pop Art pioneer Robert Indiana didn't get rich from his now-ubiquitous masterpiece, despite the fact that we see the man's LOVE on postage stamps everyday.

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July 26, 2011 - 1:00am
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