(via APOD: 2013 March 6 - Tardigrade in Moss)
Is this an alien? Probably not, but of all the animals on Earth, the tardigrade might be the best candidate. That’s because tardigrades are known to be able to go for decades without food or water, to survive temperatures from near absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water, to survive pressures from near zero to well above that on ocean floors, and to survive direct exposure to dangerous radiations.
The entries from “Nothing Is Perfect” are being merged into this Tumblr blog, which I plan to move to ‘http://nothingisperfect.dolben.org/’. Though I created a Python script (relying on tumblpy) to automate the process of adding the old entries, it will take some time to complete as apparently there is a posting rate limit applied to apps.
For those wanting likewise to create some Python script to interact with Tumblr, I recommend using a script posted on gist to walk through the protocol of getting the necessary authorization codes without setting up a callback handler. Note that where the script asks for the PIN, enter the oauth_verifier, appearing in your web browser address field after you grant access, appended to the callback URL you gave when you registered your app.
The U.S. Women’s National Team got off to a winning start at the 2013 Algarve Cup, defeating Iceland 3-0. Rachel Buehler (in her 100th cap), Shannon Boxx and Abby Wambach were on the scoresheet as the USA collected all three points in Portugal.
Highlights of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s 5-0 win against China PR at the 2013 Algarve Cup in Portugal. Sydney Leroux, Ali Krieger, Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press and Whitney Engen were on the scoresheet for the USA in the win.
Highlights from the U.S. Women’s National Team’s 1-1 draw with Sweden. In the WNT’s final group stage match at the Algarve Cup, the U.S. fell behind early before Alex Morgan’s second half equalizer. The U.S. held on for the draw and secured a spot in the final.
“The simple idea of nothing, a concept that even toddlers can understand, proved surprisingly difficult for the scientists to pin down, with some of them questioning whether such a thing as nothing exists at all.”
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