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Hot Links: Adorable twins, Bush’s stem cell decision, and possible E.T. life

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The Daily Catch - published on 08/30/16

Who’s up for a fresh set of hot links? Nice and hot and ready to be consumed with your coffee!

Adorable Video Shows Just How Silly Life Can Be With Baby Twins – (littlethings.com)

This link contains an adorable compilation video of some of the wonderful things you get with twins:

An adorable twin compilation video highlights the incredible bond between twins, as well as the shenanigans that they get into that make our tummies ache with laughter. Whether they’re forced to share a binky, a bath and toys, or take a nap over their dinner plates, it’s always double the adventure. They can serve as “weights” for daddy who wants to pump some iron, or a laundry basket full of cuteness and giggles. The best part of being a twin really must be that connection and laughter that no one else gets, like the set of twins in the video who are taking a bath together in the kitchen sink. They observe each other and laugh hysterically at one another

Bush has been vindicated on stem cell decision – (cruxnow.com)

After 15 years, Bush is no longer on the line for his controversial stem cell moratorium:

The debate over stem cells concerns the derivation of them, namely whether or not they require the destruction of human embryos or if they come from elsewhere (such as adult stem cells) and to what extent they may or may not be used for the purposes of regenerative medicine. While critics of Bush’s policy were eager to label him as “anti-science,” tone deaf, and unsympathetic to folks like Christopher Reeve (who they claimed would be able to walk again with the aid of embryonic stem cells), other prominent figures, including leading scientists and ethicists, urged both caution in the destruction of life in its earliest stages and also pushed for other means to be pursued that they believed could be just as effective.

Not a Drill: SETI Is Investigating a Possible Extraterrestrial Signal From Deep Space – (Observer.com)

It is possible that we have just intercepted a signal from another civilization across the stars.

An international team of scientists from the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is investigating mysterious signal spikes emitting from a 6.3-billion-year-old star in the constellation Hercules—95 light years away from Earth. The implications are extraordinary and point to the possibility of a civilization far more advanced than our own. The unusual signal was originally detected on May 15, 2015, by the Russian Academy of Science-operated RATAN-600 radio telescope in Zelenchukskaya, Russia, but was kept secret from the international community. Interstellar space reporter Paul Gilster broke the story after the researchers quietly circulated a paper announcing the detection of “a strong signal in the direction of HD164595.”
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