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Compared to Mars, Earth still looks pretty cool in this video

Mars is gettng all the attention right now but this new time-lapse video of Earth from the International Space Station is excellent. Take that Dr. Manhattan!

Restored Body Parts Horrifies Critics

For some reason, Cabbage Boy provides a link in the comments section with this note: “No reason to panic, but here is a story that screams POST ME ON HUCKLEBERRIES.” Indeed, a controversial decision by Italy Premier Silvio Berlusconi to restore body parts to marble statues of Venus & Mars seems to be up Hucks alley. Seems art restorers are horrified by the decision. Berlusconi responds that the hand added to Venus and the penis added to Mars are made of resin, attached by magnets and can be removed without damage. AP story here. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Question: Should the body parts have been added back to the statues?

WSU Prof Pushes One-Way Mars Trips

In this file image provided by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope a close-up of the red planet Mars is shown. Two scientists (Dirk Schulze-Makuch of Washington State and Paul Davies of Arizona State) are proposing we send volunteers to Mars and leave them there. They say the mission would mark the beginning of long-term human colonization of Mars, with numerous follow-up trips. The colleagues contend one-way missions could happen a lot quicker and cheaper, and it is essential to begin colonizing another planet as a hedge against a catastrophe that makes Earth uninhabitable. AP story here. (AP Photo/NASA, File)

Question: Who would you like to send on a one-way trip to the moon or Mars?