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How A Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused A Catastrophe On Earth
Jason Samenow, The Washington Post | Solar Storm | July 25, 2014

On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed a catastrophic encounter with the Earth’s atmosphere.  These plasma clouds, known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs), comprised a solar storm thought to be the most powerful in at least 150 years.

“If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces,” physicist Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado tells NASA...

A Relaunch For The New Yorker, With High Stakes
Nicole Levy and Peter Sterne, Capital New York | NYer Relaunch | July 24, 2014

...Yo understand what the imperatives of the new website mean for The New Yorker in 2014, it’s not a bad idea to step back in time just a little...

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Garry Trudeau Discusses How 'Doonesbury' Helped Him With 'Alpha House'
Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times | How 'Doonesbury' Helped GBT With 'Alpha House' | July 14, 2014

"Doonesbury," the classic comic strip, has had to take a back seat as its cartoonist, Garry Trudeau, focuses on his Amazon original series, "Alpha House," but that doesn't mean the old hasn't helped inform the new.

Trudeau took part in a panel for his political satire series Saturday during the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills, and the Pulitzer Prize winner spoke of how "Doonesbury," which has been on hiatus since March, helped prime him for his current endeavor...

'Alpha House' Creator Garry Trudeau: Political Gridlock Is Good For Comedy
Steve Pond, The Wrap | GBT Interview | June 19, 2014

The Doonesbury creator talks with EmmyWrap about Robert Altman, Amazon's scary pilot process and finding the humor in Washington...

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