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2014: Day 2.


January. Day 2. 2014th year.
Here we go..

On to the news before you snooze..

All of the passengers on the stranded Antarctic ship have been rescued.. 52 people were airlifted from the stranded research vessel and are on board an Australian supply ship..

Shallow 3.7 quake strikes Los Angeles..

Imagine the scene: Conditions are calm, weather is nice, and then lightning strikes! That is what happened in Australia as an man was killed by a sudden flash of lightning ..

Ariel Sharon is in critical condition..
Fear: Prophecy unfolds?

Gizmodo publishes rumors of Fukushima meltdown based on strange website..

Score one state for the stoners: Pot legal in Colorado and an Iraq war vet was the first person to buy it..

Hadron Collider upgrade will lead to highest energy particle collisions ever attempted in efforts to solve questions over Dark Matter

Cloudy with a chance of life??? Cloudy weather discovered on superearth GI1214B..
Hubble catches it..
Two amazing 'super worlds'

Happy days are here again: Hollywood set for big year..

SPIDERMAN facing multiple enemies in next film..

Dwayne Johnson joins DC COMICS for upcoming project..

The HOBBIT was the most pirated film in 2013..



Mystery continues on why the Sunspot solar observatory was shut down

Sunspot apologizes for the continued closure of the facilities,” a statement on the observatory’s Facebook page said on Sunday. “The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is addressing a security issue at the National Solar Observatory facility at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico and has decided to temporarily vacate the facility as a precautionary measure..

And that is just about all the public knows about why the FBI shut down the observatory within notice warning or after-event statements..
But online, theories rage into the night as to what caused the FBI to sweep into the town, close down the space observatory along with the town post office, and ever let anyone back in.. The entire observatory is reportedly empty at this time—employees obviously gone but some Twitter reports state that the actual equipment and other items have been taken away as well.
Major media is rightly paying close attention to the hurricane along the East Coast,  but lost in the Atlantic sh…

Intrigue in China: Where is Fan Bingbing

From CNN:

Fan Bingbing, one of China's highest-paid and most bankable stars, has appeared in both Chinese and Western films, including the multimillion-dollar X-Men franchise. Across the country, her face once adorned thousands of advertisements, her star power used to sell a galaxy of luxury brands, from Cartier to Louis Vuitton. She was a regular sight at major award shows and fashion ceremonies. In 2015, Time Magazine named her China's "most famous actress."  But the film star hasn't been seen in public since early June, when, according to a post on her verified social-media account, she went to visit a children's hospital in Tibet. In an article by state media Securities Daily on September 6, which was later deleted, the publication said Fan had been brought "under control and about to receive legal judgment." No official statement has been made as to Fan's whereabouts, or any potential criminal charges against the actress.  However, in a country …

Mulder and Scully still have the sunspot case

The internet firestorm over the sudden closure of the Sunspot Solar Observatory went worldwide within the last 10 days..

As of yesterday, there was finally an official statement of some form as to why. But the statement is not going to end the rampant speculation -- these types of events get their fodder from "official statements" that fail to answer directly reasons why events occurred.The group that manages the Facebook page for the New Mexico facility say they are cooperating with on an ongoing criminal investigation..The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy said "we became concerned that a suspect in the investigational potentially posed a threat to the safety of local staff and residents. For this reason, AURA temporarily vacated the facility and ceased science activities at this location."AURA said it was their decision to vacate...
The sheriff in town offers a different opinion, of course.. initially when the facility closed Benny House told …