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Murder Speaks Volumes || Body Discovery

After the motive had been announced you had found yourself pondering what it meant for yourself and for others but tried to dismiss the thought of actually acting upon the motivation to get your precious entry fee back. It was quite a struggle but you knew in the end that there had to be another way to get your fee back without killing a classmate.

But unfortunately, 2 days later you would find that someone had acted upon getting their entry fee back.

Asami had been one of the first awake that morning and found herself quietly leaving her room in order to not disturb her roommate only to find Dj Roomboy whirring his way around the halls outside the rooms on the second floor and picking up debris. Asami followed him out of the door and towards the Club in which DJ Roomboy was about to start cleaning things up on the floor when Asami notices blood and picks DJ Roomboy up…

“You’ve got to be kiddin’ me…”

And when she looks inside…she can see the corpse of someone and simply holds DJ Roomboy close to her as it seems someone else is walking down the hall together and towards the Pool Room instead and she calls out to Kousei who looks at Xun and shrugs as they approach Asami and look into the loud club and Kousei is silent for a moment as he sees the corpse…mortified and Xun speaks instead.

“Seems like the beat really dropped….”

“Fuck….fuck…

 And as they were staring at the now deceased classmate the announcement tone went off and Anatol came over the speaker…

“Good morning dearest guests~ It seems our early riser friends Asami, Kousei and Xun have found a deceased classmate of yours in the Club~ Please don’t make them wait much longer…and do hurry…you wouldn’t want to waste time…as a trial will be held once again…for now~ Good luck…”

And with that…it left those who weren’t awake yet to stir from their sleep in fear for who was now joining the departed.  Someone must have killed again, but the question was… Who’s missing..? And the club, huh? Going there, you saw there was already three people ahead of you staring in the club, that’s where the body must be, right? But not only that… Before even going directly to the said location, you saw a blood trail in the hallway…? Catching up on the students, you peered inside and…

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So…I guess I never paid close enough attention to globes as a kid. Because a globe makes this obvious.

Most people, myself included, are only familiar with the Mercator Map, and we (at least I) never questioned whether it was right or not. I knew it wasn’t exact, but…

As it turns out, while the Mercator map is good for navigation, the sizes of the continents and countries are…completely wrong.

The northern part of the earth on the Mercator map is vastly enlarged, while the southern part is vastly minimized.

I’m not sure why I never questioned it before, or no one ever told me…is this just where I live, or does no one else know.

The most striking difference is Africa. On the Mercator map, Africa looks to be the same size as Greenland.

In reality, Greenland is 1/14 the size of Africa. The same staple goes for South America and Australia. They look SO TINY ON THE MERCATOR MAP COMPARED TO THEIR ACTUAL SIZE, IT’S INSANE.

Conservatives from the 60s: I can’t watch Star Trek, I don’t want to watch an asian man or a black woman in a professional role on my TV! Damn liberals! I can’t watch a show that promotes integration!

Conservatives in 2017: I can’t watch Star Trek, I don’t want to watch an asian woman captain or a black lead actress on my TV! Damn sjws! I can’t watch a show that promotes racial diversity!

We Just Identified More Than 200 New (Potential) Planets

The Kepler space telescope is our first mission capable of identifying Earth-size planets around other stars. On Monday, June 19, 2017, scientists from many countries gathered at our Ames Research Center to talk about the latest results from the spacecraft, which include the identification of more than 200 potential new worlds! Here’s what you need to know:

We found 219 new planet candidates.

All of these worlds were found in a patch of sky near the Cygnus constellation in our Milky Way galaxy. Between 2009 and 2013, Kepler searched more than 200,000 stars in the region for orbiting planets. The 219 new planet candidates are part of the more than 4,000 planet candidates and 2,300 confirmed planets Kepler has identified to date.

Ten of these worlds are like our own.

Out of the 219 new planet candidates, 10 are possibly rocky, terrestrial worlds and orbit their star in the habitable zone – the range of distances from a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet.

Small planets come in two sizes.

Kepler has opened up our eyes to the existence of many small worlds. It turns out a lot of these planets are either approximately 1.5 times the size of Earth or just smaller than Neptune. The cool names given to planets of these sizes? Super Earths and mini-Neptunes.

Some of the new planets could be habitable. 

Water is a key ingredient to life as we know it. Many of the new planet candidates are likely to have small rocky cores enveloped by a thick atmosphere of hydrogen and helium, and some are thought to be ocean worlds. That doesn’t necessarily mean the oceans of these planets are full of water, but we can dream, can’t we?

Other Earths are out there.

Kepler’s survey has made it possible for us to measure the number of Earth-size habitable zone planets in our galaxy. Determining how many planets like our own that exist is the big question we’ll explore next.

The hunt for new planets continues.

Kepler continues to search for planets in different regions of space. With the launch of our Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in 2018, we’re going to search for planets nearest the sun and measure the composition of their atmospheres. In the mid-2020s, we have our sights on taking a picture of small planets like Earth with our Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).

*All images of planets are artist illustrations.

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