I'm not sure whether the crackers or the developers are more deserving to be brought along for this ride:
Amazon sells meat? Excuse me, I gotta update my shopping list.
Yes, but they've carefully limited their selection to not offend anyone after the horsemeat scandal:
Because sprites are connected to lightning, and lightning plays a key role in many theories concerning how life first developed on Earth, it stands to reason that the existence of sprites on other planets (both in our own solar system and others) may be something to look out for when searching for signs of alien life, according to Dubrovin.
Mysterious, photographed by ISS and no mention of aliens. I am disappoint.
Actually, TFA does mention aliens:
ANALYSIS: Otherworldly Sprites May Signal Alien Life
Paine argues that foreign insect pests have been deliberately introduced in the Golden State, in hopes of decimating the state's population of eucalyptus
Timothy Paine seems awfully knowledgeable of these terrorists' specific goal of removing 1/10 of the population of Eucalyptus trees.
Near miss? Near hit, rather....
In this context, the word "near" is not being used to mean "almost" but "close in proximity." It would be nice if the use of "near miss" would stop on the grounds that it's ambiguous (rather than necessarily wrong, which it isn't).
I came across a an article this morning that suggests that the Nook and the Kindle have changed things in such a way that schools are becoming obsolete.
Agreed; soon there will be absolutely no need for a an education!
"Probably the best operating system in the world is the [operating system] made for the PDP-11 by Bell Laboratories." - Ted Nelson, October 1977