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Unpowered human flight

I’d like to hear that music, very much.

Jeremy Zilar @ silencematters writes:

There is music aboard the Voyager 1 space probe thanks to Carl Sagan and Frank Drake. (via – CP)

“Containing photographs, natural sounds of Earth and 90 minutes of music from all over our world, the record was intended to preserve something of human culture beyond what an intelligent extraterrestrial, encountering the craft at some far-distant time and place, might infer from the spacecraft itself” – NYT

If you cannot read the NYT links, just wait until after midnight.

Update: Audio here.

Women are not lesser beings to men.

BBC News (hat-tip Lindsay Beyerstein @ Majikthise, via William K. Wolfrum @ Shakesville):

The decision in April by Amnesty’s executive committee to support access to abortion for women in cases of rape, incest or violence, or where the pregnancy jeopardises a mother’s life or health was greeted with an outcry by churches.

Roman Catholic leaders in particular accused Amnesty of betraying its commitment to human rights, and a senior Vatican official called on Catholics to stop funding it.

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That boy needs therapy.

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