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Economic Abuse

Austerity is usually justified with reference to an academic paper that purports to show that growth is negative when debt exceeds 90% of GDP. Turns out that paper wasn’t quite a hoax, it just wasn’t very honestly done…

http://www.salon.com/2013/04/17/whoops_turns_out_debt_doesnt_ruin_economies/

 The real relationship between debt and growth is much more ambiguous.

Multiple Universes

And then we have Kepler, the Space Telescope that’s taking an inventory of nearby Stars with Earth-like planets around them at an appropriate distance where Water would be liquid, such that Life (as we know it!) would be possible. Kepler netted a couple of good ones recently…

 http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/18apr_habitablezone/

 Comet ISON

Latest news on Comet ISON…

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/19apr_isonids/

Turns out Comet ISON will join Ceres in early Cancer to strengthen a Grand Sextile that the Moon will make on April 21.  Stay tuned, as we’re preparing a post about that now.  Hope your Portal was better than the experience in Boston!

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