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Astronomy Picture of the Day: December s Comet Wirtanen

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December s Comet Wirtanen
Coming close in mid-December, Comet 46P Wirtanen hangs in this starry sky over the bell tower of a Romanesque church. In the constructed vertical panorama, a series of digital exposures capture its greenish coma on December 3 from Sant Llorenc de la Muga, Girona, Catalonia, Spain, planet Earth. With an orbital period that is now about 5.4 years, the periodic comet's perihelion, its closest approach, to the Sun will be on December 12. On December 16 it will be closest to Earth, passing at a distance of about 11.6 million kilometers or 39 light-seconds. That's close for a comet, a mere 30 times the Earth-Moon distance. A good binocular target for comet watchers, Wirtanen could be visible to the unaided eye from a dark sky site. To spot it after dusk on December 16, look close on the sky to the Pleiades star cluster in Taurus.

December 07, 2018
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Greenland is melting much faster than we thought

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Environment It’s not surprising, but that doesn’t mean it's not devastating. Greenland is losing its cool. That’s not much of a surprise—its mile-thick sheet of ice was not made for this epoch of climate change. via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2PnvJJ6"

Now Free To Play on Steam - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive!

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is Now Free To Play on Steam!

Introducing Danger Zone — a fast-paced battle royale game mode built on CS:GO’s tactical gameplay where players use their wits, skill, and resources to fight to the finish. Play solo, or work together as a squad of two or three!

CS:GO is now FREE TO PLAY
So there’s never been a better time to bring in your friends.

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Gifts for people who love flying drones

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Gadgets You don't need to be a videographer to love a UAV. Science fiction promised us that the skies would be a lot more crowded. Between jetpacks, delivery drones, flying cars, and the occasional super hero, the space above… via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2rooV4k"

Megapixels: This is a seal with an eel stuck up its nose

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Animals Observe. Eels end up in the darnedest places. via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2AX1pQm"

Every work of art has its own microbiome. Most could use a probiotic.

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Science Italian scientists analyzed the microbial colonization on a historic easel painting. Italian scientists performed one of the first analyses of microbial colonization on a 17th century painting. The artwork’s microbiome could be responsible for… via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2PstcO4"

Now AI can beat you, and pretty much any other human, at a growing number of board games

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Technology It teaches itself to win. Shall we play a game? via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2Pm9q6B"

Now Available on Steam Early Access - Survived By

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Survived By is Now Available on Steam Early Access!

Survived By is a free-to-play online bullet-hell style roguelite where permadeath is just the beginning...

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Weekend Deal - Assassin's Creed Franchise, Up to 66% Off

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Save up to 66% on the Assassin's Creed Franchise as part of this week's Weekend Deal*!

*Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time
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Free Weekend - Killing Floor 2, 67% off!

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In celebration of Killing Floor 2's Twisted Christmas update, play Killing Floor 2 for FREE starting now through Monday at 10AM Pacific Time. You can also pickup Killing Floor 2 at 67% off the regular price!*

The update includes new maps, 4 new weapons, play as Badass Santa and much more!

If you already have Steam installed, click here to install or play Killing Floor 2. If you don't have Steam, you can download it here.

*Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time
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Giveaway- Company of Heroes 2

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In celebration of the 5th Anniversary, get Company of Heroes 2 for FREE starting now until December 10th at 10AM Pacific Time! Once you add the game it will remain in your account after the free period, so don't miss out!

Plus, check out the finals of the Anniversary Classic 2v2 Tournament. Watch the stream when it is live here. Additionally, save 75% on all DLC as well.

*Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time
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It turns out geckos can run on water—and this adorable video shows how

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Animals These little lizards combined evolutionary tactics to come up with their own unique way of running. Geckos can run straight up a wall, but it’s their ability to run across water that makes them truly weird. via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2SsnIoa"

A gift guide in which everything is 'green'

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Gift Guides Actually good gifts based on "green" puns. A "green" gift can me a lot of things! via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2BIAaI2"

Six router settings you should change right now

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DIY Protect your device from vulnerabilities. Your router is full of features that make it easier to use, but these same features often make it less secure. Here are the settings you should change right now. via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2AYFHvc"

The Apple Watch ECG feature is now here. This is what you need to know.

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Technology The tech could be life-saving, complicating, or both. We tried out the new ECG feature on the latest Apple Watch. via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2Poki43"

The gene-edited Chinese twins represent a multi-generational ethical quandary

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Science It’s time to talk about informed consent. The shocking story of the CRISPR babies—or maybies, as no outside scientists have yet confirmed their gene-edited status—has been out in the world for almost two weeks… via Popular Science "https://ift.tt/2SvNFDy"