Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
San Francisco Chronicle: Following the paper’s recent series on sex trafficking, the paper offers a Friday editorial on how to stop the practice in San Francisco. Strategies include licensing tests, conditional-use permits and steep fines for massage-parlor owners — as well as an increased law-enforcement crackdown on johns rather than on sex workers themselves.
Chronicle, again: A feminist dance troupe takes aim at the objectification of women by producing a live billboard-style installation in which dancers fly through the air (with the aid of some rope) at a busy intersection. We’re guessing you had to be there.
Houston Chronicle: Showing a gift for cutting sound-bite we wouldn’t have expected, Martha Stewart asserts that women like each other to fail. (She exempts herself, however.)
Huffington Post: Ordinarily, we’d call ourselves Keith Olbermann fans, but his recent suggestion that an alleged attack on Paris Hilton is insignificant because she’s “a slut” has us rethinking our stance. (Video is here.)
Reuters Health: Apparently Botox injections are good for more than temporary facial paralysis — they can also help women with chronic pelvic pain. We love to see a dubious substance repurposed for a good cause.
New York Times: Times editorial page editor Gail Collins is stepping down — and will be a columnist for the paper! It’s great to see the NYT moving toward more equal representation among its opinion-makers.
Associated Press: A Texas police officer has been suspended for maintaining a MySpace page featuring images of dismembered women. On the page, the officer allegedly listed his occupation as “super hero/serial killer.”
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NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.