Nat King Cole – “The Christmas Song” (1961) 

The Zombies | NPR MUSIC FRONT ROW

Imagine creating the best work of your life, some of the best music of its day, and no one cares. Now imagine playing those songs 47 years later to a screaming and loving bunch of fans and getting what seems like a hero’s welcome. That’s part of the story of The Zombies, who played the classic 1968 album Odessey and Oracle, along with a set of other hits and brand new songs, live in Washington, D.C. last month. Now we have their nearly note-for-note live reproduction of Odessey and Oracle for you here.Ode

NASA | Scientists Link Earlier Melting Of Snow To Dark Aerosols 

The Curvature of Earth 4K 60FPS 

East Coast … A Sea Level Rise Hotspot 

Andy McKee – Rylynn 

A guitarist who excels at acoustic finger style plays a masterpiece.

From the Andy McKee & Antoine Dufour DVD available at http://www.candyrat.com/artists/andym…
Official Stropes Guitar Transcription available at http://www.stropes.com

This beautiful composition by Andy McKee has a bittersweet quality that evokes emotion and distinctive technique that has fostered innovation in contemporary finger-style guitar. “Rylynn” was one of the compositions that propelled Andy McKee’s YouTube celebrity when it was first uploaded in 2006; today the video has over 28 million views. It was this video that caught the attention of Prince who asked Andy to join him for a series of shows in Australia in 2012.

“Rylynn” was first released in 2005 on the CD Andy McKee/Art of Motion (CandyRat Records). Then, in 2007, a video recording was released on the DVD Andy McKee/Antoine Dufour (CandyRat Records). This printed music is a note-for-note transcription of the performance from the DVD which is now available athttp://www.candyrat.com/artists/andym…

NASA | Big Ozone Holes Headed For Extinction By 2040

Helicopter Seed Time

It’s helicopter seed time in Lenexa, I’ll be blowing and mowing these things up the next couple of weeks.
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Why temperatures never go up in straight lines

A new video from Peter Hadley to debunk the usual naysayers who think this temporary slowdown or pause in AGW is the destruction of all science.


Why temperatures never go up in straight lines – YouTube.

Facebook Biometric Snooping Called Illegal By LISA KLEIN

Noteworthy news on the privacy front:

By Lisa Klein, Courthouse News Service:

Facebook violated its users’ privacy to acquire the largest privately held stash of biometric face-recognition data in the world, a class action claims in Chancery Court.

Lead plaintiff Carlo Licata claims Facebook began violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy act of 2008 in 2010, in a "purported attempt to make the process of tagging friends easier."

Through its "tag suggestions" program, Facebook scans all pictures uploaded by users and identifies any Facebook friends they may want to tag, according to the April 1 lawsuit in Cook County Court.

Facebook got its facial recognition technology from the Israeli company Face.com, which Facebook later bought. Face.com is not a party to the lawsuit.

via Courthouse News Service.

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