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He inscribed the night sky like no one else — and now he gets his due at Lowell Observatory

[Bob in his Prescott home lab]

Today we have a rare non-Scientology piece here at the Underground Bunker. But with August 13 rapidly approaching, we wanted to get the word out about an event taking place in Arizona that we think is very important. And your proprietor will be there in []


VIDEO: Ex-JW activist Lloyd Evans chased from home by Croatian earthquake

[Lloyd and Dijana last night at midnight]

We’re still reeling from yesterday’s ruling by Judge Steven Kleifield denying three of Danny Masterson’s rape accusers the right to trial in their lawsuit alleging harassment for coming forward with their allegations of sexual assault.

What a messed up way for a messed up year to end. []

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Dead Boston Bomber Suspect: “I don’t have a single American friend, I don’t understand them.”

Tamerlan Tsarnaev [Photo copyright Johannes Hirn]

Biographical notes on Tamerlan Tsarnaev, which our friend and attorney Scott Pilutik found at this 2010 photography slideshow about Tsarnaev, taken when he was a US Olympic boxing hopeful.

Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police early this morning in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Djohar remains at large. []

Epic Fireball Over Russia

Our thanks to Phil Plait, who alerted us to this on Twitter. Several amazing videos are coming in from the Ural Mountains region of Russia, where a meteor provided an incredible show about an hour ago (midnight Eastern time), near the city of Chelyabinsk.

Plait (of Bad Astronomer fame) guesses that this object is unrelated to []