Eerie Human Nebula

As with clouds in the Earth’s sky, astronomers often find likenesses within ‘cosmic clouds’ – nebulas. The Wide Field Imager telescope in Chile recently captured a sharp new image of star-forming region NGC 3324, which is nicknamed the Gabriela Mistral Nebula, after the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet. You can ‘see’ Mistral’s face in profile in the star-forming gas cloud. The edge of the wall of gas and dust at the right is her face in profile – the bump in the center is supposed to be Mistral’s nose.” w/ photos

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Twins Jumpin’ To Johnny Cash

“These are our 9-month-old twins Reece & Levi, who absolutely love their new Jolly Jumpers & Johnny Cash… Hope you enjoy this as much as we do!” — longman0005

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Inmate Adds Pig Image To Police Cruiser Decals

A prison inmate who makes stationery and license plates pulled a fast one on state police by adding the image of a pig to the state decal on their cruisers. On the 16-inch car door decals, made by prisoners in Windsor, one of the spots on a cow in a scene with mountains and a pine tree has been changed to the shape of a pig, a derogatory term for police. A Vermont state trooper discovered the pig while inspecting his vehicle on Wednesday. State police say they believe the decals have been added to about 30 cruisers in the past year. About 60 altered decals were made over the last couple of years, said Andy Pallito, commissioner of the Department of Corrections, which is looking into who made the modification and when.” w/ photo

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Nike Sweatshops: Behind The Swoosh

“Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh is the ultimate video for exploring the sweatshop issue. Using Nike as a case study, the film documents first hand the widespread and oppressive and exploitative labor practices in the developing world. Used as a resource by faculty members and community leaders across the country, Behind the Swoosh is appropriate for use in classrooms, libraries, conferences, churches, community centers and union halls.” — TeamSweat

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