Planet Found in Habitable Zone Around Nearest Star

So this is kind of a big deal. Astronomers have just discovered a new planet orbiting the closest star to our Sun, Proxima Centauri. The planet is called Proxima b and orbits the star every 11.2 days. It has a mass that is estimated to be 1.3 times the Earth’s. Unlike the Earth, though, it’s only 7.3 million kilometers from the star—much closer than Earth to the Sun—but Proxima is so faint and cool it receives about two-thirds the amount of light and heat the Earth does. Essentially that means that it’s in Proxima’s habitable zone which opens the possibility of liquid water on its surface.

Researchers estimate that if the planet has an atmosphere (which isn’t confirmed), it may be between 86 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit on the surface. Without an atmosphere, it could be -22 to -40 degrees Fahrenheit. To put that in perspective, Earth would be -4 degrees if it didn’t have an atmosphere.

Before we go all Interstellar and have Matthew McConaughey check it out, though, it is 40 trillion km away, which means even the fastest ship would still take tens of thousands of years to get there! 

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24/08/16 | Official | Brazil legend and former Galactico, Ronaldo Nazario has been appointed advisor to Florentino Perez and global ambassador for Real Madrid.

Ronaldo Nazario brought back to Real Madrid. The fourteenth anniversary of the striker’s signing from Inter, following his stunning performances that inspired Brazil to victory at the 2002 World Cup, is on August 31, and he is still thought of fondly at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.As Zinedine Zidane’s appointment as coach in January proves, Perez is keen on bringing a number of his former Galacticos side back to the club in different capacities.But with Brazil hosting both the World Cup and Olympic Games over the last two years, Ronaldo’s return had not been possible until now. Nicknamed El Fenomeno, aka the phenomenon, Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, scoring 104 goals in 177 games for Real while also enjoying successful stints at Barcelona, Inter and PSV Eindhoven.

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Maria Stark was born Maria Collins Carbonell. She first appeared in Iron Man #104 (August 24, 1977). In her adulthood, Maria married Howard Stark, and together they had a son that was not her biological son: Anthony “Tony” Stark. Maria was unsuccessful in preventing Tony from seeing Howard’s alcoholism, something Tony would later face on his own. On the Ides of March, Maria and Howard were killed in a ‘planned’ car accident. Afterwards, Tony ran his father’s company, and started a charity in his mother’s name which donated funds to finance various charities and renovation projects.

anonymous asked:

Hey, love your blog. I have a question that's probably ridiculous, but I'm too curious not to ask. Do you watch films that are directed by men?

Thanks for the love, Anon! That’s not ridiculous at all. 

Yeah, I do watch films directed by men. Less so this year because I’m doing the 52 Films By Women challenge (actually I got to 52 and am now trying to double it so more like an 104 films by women challenge) which doesn’t really leave much room for watching films by men unless they are co-directors with women.

For the past few years I’ve tried to split the movies I see in theatres equally between male and female directors and it’s worked out pretty well for me. There are so many amazing beautiful films being made right now I can’t even keep up with them all. I just wish people would spend a little bit more time, money, and effort watching the ones by women that too easily get ignored.  


66. ‘Leave Me Alone”

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I'm definitely the most excited to see the change in Alec in S2 of Shadowhunters.

He spent all of the first season denying himself. Who he really was. He’d done it for so long —definitely waaay before we saw him in the first episode— that I feel it kind of became second nature to him. Almost comfortable. I wouldn’t say he was happy this way. Not truly. But it had allowed him to keep everything he held dear in life thus far so he continued on with the charade under the impression that keeping his genuine self under wraps is what allows him to maintain all these things.

Then all of a sudden, a wild Magnus Bane appears! lol. As we see when they first meet, Alec is a bumbling mess of adorable —how cute was that goofy grin?!!— and after all these years he’s suddenly tripping all over that facade he’s built up, busting holes in it and desperately trying to patch them before someone sees (Izzy, of course, catches on quick. “Slept at Magnus’ place?”)

As Season 1 progresses, as you all saw, the two of them kept getting closer and closer, until 112 hits and Alec’s all like “Awwww fuck it!!” and then this gloriousness happens. So now he’s out. The wall has come down. No more hiding.

Sooo.. in Season 2, he’s out, yeah? I’m sooo excited to see what the real Alec is like. Smiling when Magnus flirts/compliments him instead of acting like he didn’t hear it or that it didn’t affect him (even though we all know —and Izzy— that his heart started to beat a mile-a-minute each time Magnus directed one of his cheeky comments at him). Being caught stealing a quick kiss from Magnus in the hallway of the Institute but instead of pushing the man away, just calmly pulling back to reveal a face that’s fifty shades of red. xD Just being himself.

I can’t be alone in this. I’m seriously excited. You have no idea!!

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Patient 104 | PT.2

Originally posted by areerie

WARNINGS: cussing, mentions of death & sexual assault. 


AUTHOR’S NOTE: And the story deepens! I have something very big planned out for this and I even surprised myself with the plot I’ve written out lol. This chapter’s a bit short, but it’s short for a reason. ;;;;)

Are you, dear readers, good detectives?

chapter 2.

“Let go of me! I’m going to fucking kill that bastard!” The aggressive patient thrashed in the arms of the code team’s men, rage plastered on his visage as he glared at the apathetic Yoongi with such malice in those deep brown eyes of his.

Yoongi doesn’t bother with a reply and instead stares blankly at the wall with hooded eyes. Blood streamed down from his nose, dripping down onto the floor and the crimson hue of it creates a disturbing contrast against the white tiles. A horrible uneasiness squeezed inside Y/N’s chest at the unsettling sight. Millions of panicked thoughts flooded her mind as she watched the code team’s men stab both patients with syringes and drag them out of the room in a hurry.

Y/N scrambled to get on her feet, her legs a bit shaky from the surge of shock and panic. She then forced herself to follow the team outside but once she passed the doors, a hand grabbed her wrist and made her stop in her tracks.

Y/N’s shock-stricken eyes flicked over to look at who it was, “Taehyung?” She managed to speak and only now has she realized that she had been holding her breath, “What are you doing here? I-I have to go check on Yoongi,” The young woman told him in a panicked hurry, her sentence very much like a rap due to how fast she spoke.

The doctor shook his head, “Don’t. I witnessed everything,” he tells her sternly, “The code team’s going to treat 104’s wounds then restrain him with the four-point cuff system in his room. They’re very strict so there’s no way you’d be able to get in the room.

Y/N’s e/c eyes lingered for a bit on his deep brown ones in hesitance, but she soon let out a shaky sigh. "Fuck,” She bit her lip, harshly running her fingers through her hair using her free hand, “today’s my second day as Yoongi’s nurse yet everything has already gone downhill…”

Taehyung smiled reassuringly, “It’s not the end of the world; You still plenty of time to spend with Yoongi to help him. For now, why don’t you just take a break?” He hummed and let go of her wrist, “Relax. Stay away from Room 104 today because it’s never a pretty sight when the code team’s involved.”

"Alright,” Y/N nodded with much reluctance, “I wish I could have protected him though..”

“Y/N,” Taehyung spoke with a gentle voice, “Y/N, we have the code team for that. Please don’t forget that you’re not as physically strong as men like them… You might get hurt.”

Y/N opened her lips to reply but was cut off when Taehyung continued to speak, “Just go clear your mind and continue your day like how you used to before you were assigned to Yoongi.”

As the kind doctor advised, Y/N spent her shift as if she wasn’t Yoongi’s personal nurse; She helped around the hospital, she assisted the doctors and the patients, and she spent time with some patients so that they weren’t so lonely being cooped up in their rooms for so long. During all this, the memory of Yoongi getting beaten up by that man and getting sedated by the code team kept on replaying in her mind. Even when she got home.

The young woman dragged her tired self up the stairs of her home and entered her bedroom, letting herself fall down onto her bed where she fell asleep almost instantly due to fatigue.


Knock, knock, knock.

Y/N rapped her knuckles against the door, a growing feeling of anxiety nipping at her insides. “Yoongi?” She called as she cautiously pushed open the door. There on the bed she finds said man, face slightly swelling and littered in bruises.

Carefully, Y/N closed the door behind her and approached the unresponsive patient. It was quite unsettling and a bit painful to see him like this, as she still had bouts of regret for only having watched him get beaten up instead of intervening. Her feet brought her beside his bed and she sat down on the floor.

“Yoongi, are you alright?” Y/N asked him who had his empty gaze focused on his own hands, “Nevermind, why’d I ask that when you’re obviously far from alright?” Y/N’s worried eyes scanned his figure and she felt her chest squeeze at how he looked with bruises adorning his once flawless face. The most noticeable one was the palm-sized discoloration on his cheek.

Yoongi breathed unsteadily through his lips that had been cut near the corner, his chest rigidly heaving up and down. Y/N clutched her book tighter, “I’m sorry I wasn’t able to do anything,” She says weakly, but Yoongi continued to ignore her.

“Should I continue the story?” Y/N forced a small smile, “To keep your mind off of that incident,” She opened the book and flipped through the pages, trying to find where she had left off yesterday. She felt pretty useless knowing that this was all that she could do for him, but she pushed on nonetheless.

“Reading to you like this won’t magically get rid of your bruises, but I think it’ll help distract you from the pain for at least a little bit, I hope,” Y/N held the book to eye level and like yesterday, she read the story for him.

After almost an hour, Y/N completed four more chapters and as expected, Hoseok came in with a smile. “Good morning!” The bubbly nurse beamed, but his smile faltered a little at the sight of Yoongi, “You look pretty beaten up there, but with a little more nursing from Y/N and I, you’ll be fine and dandy soon enough!” He assured Yoongi as he gently propped him onto his feet, the patient visibly wincing despite Hoseok doing his best to be as gentle as possible.

“You’re always so cheerful, Hobi,” Y/N said as she stood up after placing the book down, her legs slightly aching from being seated in such an uncomfortable position for so long, “I wish I could be as positive as you are.”

“I like to think that being happy-go-lucky like this makes the patients feel at least a little bit better,” Hoseok tells Y/N as he led Yoongi out of the room with utmost care, “that it lets them know everything’s going to be alright and that even though they’re in a place like this, it’s not impossible to be happy.”

Y/N followed along, an understanding smile plastered on her lips at the nurse’s inspiring words. “You’re right,” She nods, matching her pace with theirs as she walked beside Yoongi, “I’ll keep that in mind.”

Soon, they part ways and Y/N makes her way to the staff break room. Midway, a voice calls out her name and she looks up to see Taehyung walking towards her. “Y/N,” The doctor smiled, “How are you feeling? How is patient 104?”

"I’m fine, Tae,” Y/N smiled at the young man as she slipped her hands inside of her cardigan’s pockets, “A bit shaken but fine, thanks for asking. Yoongi is still the same unresponsive man I’ve met two days ago, but now the only difference is that he’s covered in those.. unsettling bruises.”

“Those will fade eventually,” Taehyung tells her with a soft smile, “let’s go and eat, I made something great today. It’ll make you feel better.”

Y/N nodded, following her coworker inside the break room where they sat at the usual table with Namjoon and Seokjin. Taehyung got two lunch boxes from his bag that sat under the table, handing one of them to Y/N. “Are you sure that you two aren’t dating? Because it’s quite hard to believe when you’re always being so sweet,” Namjoon quirked a brow, making Seokjin let out a small laugh.

“Well, Y/N does look a lot like my future girlfriend,” Taehyung joked, giving the said female an amused smile. Y/N ignored it, much too busy thinking of her patient’s well being. 

“Tae..” Y/N chuckled once she saw the contents of the lunch box, “I think you’ve mistaken me for a child, Tae,” She mused, smiling at the three quail egg ‘chicks’ in the lunch box that had sesame seed eyes and corn beaks, all resting on the swirled spaghetti 'nest’, thin strips of sausage on the sides to represent twigs.

“Are you not a child?” Taehyung jests as he swirled the spaghetti around his fork. Y/N rolled her eyes and lightly punched his arm in a playful manner which made the doctor laugh, “I’m just kidding!”

As they ate, Namjoon spoke up once more. “I heard about the incident at the common room yesterday,” He started, “and decided to do a little research. I found out that the patient who attacked him was patient 220, Jeon Jungkook. He lived in the same neighborhood as 104 which means that they most likely are acquainted.”

“Anything else?” Taehyung asks.

“I’ve asked around and someone told me that they’re very close friends. Apparently, they’ve been friends since high school.”

“Jeon Jungkook?” Asked Jimin, his words slightly muffled by the amount of fries in his mouth, “Yeah, I know him,” He then swallowed the food before taking a sip of his coke, “What about him?”

“He ran to Yoongi and beat him up as soon as he saw him,” Y/N leaned back against her chair with a troubled expression, her eyes staring at the greasy burger nestled in her hand, “He looked pissed.”

“He has every right to be pissed,” Jimin scoffed and took a bite of his cheeseburger with a scowl on his face, “also every right to beat that fucker up.”


Jimin swallowed his food once more. “That asshole killed his girlfriend right infront of him,” He says in a tone full of distaste, “after constantly harassing her. He’s worse than dirt.”

Y/N’s eyebrows furrowed. You mustn’t judge a book by its cover, of course, but something felt off and it bugged Y/N to no end. Yoongi doesn’t look at all like the type to do that. “I don’t think Yoongi could possibly-“

"You barely know him, Y/N!” Jimin cut her off immediately, shooting her a look as if to say 'Are you out of your mind?’, “don’t tell me you’ve already gotten comfy with him, Y/N. Please don’t trust him. Stay away from him because he’s nothing but trouble.”

“He doesn’t even respond, Jimin.”

“I don’t care. Just promise me that you won’t trust him.”

Y/N rolled her eyes and nodded, “I promise that I won’t trust him,” She tells him and this earns her a sigh of relief from Jimin, “but that doesn’t mean that I won’t interact with him anymore, Jimin. It’s my job to help him.”

"Y/N, I’m serious. My friend witnessed him kill her in front of Jeon. He was there that night. He even touched her before that, for fuck’s sake!” Jimin ran his fingers through his hair in irritation, “I’m telling you this because I don’t want that asshole to hurt you. My blood boils even at the mention of that fucking name.”

“I’m also serious, Jimin,” Y/N sighed, “I won’t get hurt. Trust me.”

“How are you even going to 'help him’, anyway? That asshole is beyond salvation, if you don’t already know.”

"I have a plan.”


"That’s the end of chapter fourteen!” Y/N announced with a kind smile, shutting the book closed before placing it down on the floor. “I’ll be right back, okay? I’m just going to go drink some water,” She tells Yoongi, getting up onto her feet before making her way out of the room.

“And quench my curiosity,” Y/N muttered under her breath and started walking down the hallway. With each step she took, her apprehension and excitement grew.

Her footsteps came to a halt in front of the last door located at the end of the hallway. Y/N read the room number written on the sign on the wall next to the door and once she confirmed that it was the right one, she knocked on the door before entering.

The man on the bed immediately turned his head to look at her, obviously confused as to why she was there. He raised an eyebrow as his deep brown doe eyes carefully inspected her. “Who are you?”

“Hello, Jeon Jungkook. Mind if I stay here for a while?”