Voyager’s Golden Record For Aliens Now Available On SoundCloud

An anonymous reader writes: For years you’ve been able to listen to the sounds recorded on the golden records carried by the twin Voyager spacecraft online but NASA just made it a bit easier. The orginization just uploaded the recordings to SoundCloud. Now you can listen to a continuous stream of clips instead of clicking back and forth to hear the different tracks.

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22 songs for a perfect beach day



Let’s go to the beach, beach, let’s go get away.

We’re right in the middle of summer and it’s the perfect time to hit the beach

That’s why we made this Music Monday beach day playlist full of songs that sound best alongside some surf and sun. Throw on these tunes the next time you’re at the beach!

Don’t see your beach song on the playlist? Share it with us in the comments, below, or on Spotify, and we’ll add it in.

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Boy Scouts lifts ban on openly gay scout leaders



In a historic move, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Executive Committee voted on Monday to lift its ban on openly gay scout leaders. At the same time, though, the organization also voted to allow church-sponsored scout troops to exclude gay scout leaders for religious reasons

Please read info concerning the amendment of BSA adult leadership standards

— Boy Scouts – BSA (@boyscouts) July 27, 2015

In a statement, the organization said:

Chartered organizations will continue to select their adult leaders and religious chartered organizations may continue to use religious beliefs as criteria for selecting adult leaders, including matters of sexuality. This change allows Scouting’s members and parents to select local units, chartered to organizations with similar beliefs, that best meet the needs of their families. This change also respects the right of religious chartered organizations to choose adult volunteer leaders whose beliefs are consistent with their own. Read more…

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Meet Some Of The Lagos Luminaries Shaping Nigeria’s Tech Scene

15006436297_399ef6e15d_k It’s nearly 4:30 in the morning here in Lagos and I’m too excited to sleep. Later today I’m going to get a chance to sit on a stage with some of the best and brightest in Nigeria’s burgeoning tech scene for a pitch competition and the chance to give one lucky startup a spot in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015. Read More

White Sox record 15 hits in 10-7 win over Red Sox

BOSTON — Adam Eaton hit a game-opening triple and collected three hits and a pair of RBIs in his return as the Chicago White Sox earned a 10-8 win over the Boston Red Sox in the opener of a four-game series Monday night at Fenway Park. The designated hitter, who …

San Francisco cops flaunt epic, amphibious ‘quadski’ at Giants game



SAN FRANCISCO — Beware, robbers who plan on stealing items on dry land before running to the shores of the San Francisco Bay, plunging into the water and swimming to safety and a life on the lam

San Francisco cops have you covered, as they proved this weekend by flexing their amphibious abilities at a Giants game

An SFPD officer was spotted straddling a very Batman-esque “quadski” on Saturday in McCovey Cove, the tiny inlet next to AT&T Park where out-of-the-park home runs to right field occasionally land

A “quadski” is an amphibious ATV vehicle that you can drive into the water then keep right on riding as it morphs into a jet-ski. Behold, from this weekend’s game: Read more…

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Lewiston to decide how to spend extra education dollars

LEWISTON — How to spend — or not spend — a half million dollars will be decided by Lewiston School Committee members next month. Lewiston is receiving $553,000 more for education from the state than initially expected, Superintendent Bill Webster said Monday. The w…

OnePlus finally reveals the OnePlus 2, its ‘flagship killer’, starting at $329



One of the most hyped Android phones of the year has arrivedOnePlus, the Chinese startup behind the popular OnePlus One, has finally revealed its next flagship — and it doesn’t disappoint

With a refreshed set of flagship-worthy specs and a new operating system, the OnePlus 2 manages to build on all the best features of its predecessor while making significant hardware and software improvements for less than $400.

The company is billing the OnePlus 2 as 2016’s “flagship killer” and the specs alone certainly put the OnePlus 2 squarely at the front of the pack in terms of its Android competitors Read more…

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Eva Longoria does wear glasses, makes it clear in nerdiest way possible



Eva Longoria wears glasses, despite what you may have read recently.

The actress and Specsavers ambassador has responded on Twitter to an article by Australia publication, The Sydney Morning Herald, after lifestyle journalist Jenna Clarke claimed her glasses were all for show, that Longoria had shamelessly sold out and Desperate Housewives is for old people

“We had Eva Longoria, the star of Desperate Housewives (don’t remember it? Ask your nan about how popular it was like a decade ago) in town representing a budget eyewear chain, but according to photographers that have been snapping her for close to 15 years — she doesn’t wear spectacles,” Clarke wrote Read more…

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