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Foster The People Singer Climbs Kilimanjaro To Raise Awareness Of Global Clean Water Crisis
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Summit On The Summit - Global Clean Water Crisis

Musician/activist Kenna and a team of people, including singer Mark Foster of the band Foster The People, recently climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in an effort to raise awareness of the global clean water crisis.

Once at the 16,000-foot-high summit of Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest mountain, Kenna and Foster made a video about their experience and why they embarked on it. You can watch that video here below.

Visit Summit On The Summit for more information on this project (and there’s tons of info there, as well as ways to contribute); the site also has a game you can play where you can virtually climb the 7 routes of Kilimanjaro and qualify to win prizes from big-name companies.

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Blu-ray Deal: Life/Planet Earth: Special Edition
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Life / Planet Earth: Special Edition

In honor of Earth Day today, the Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon is Life/Planet Earth: Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray for 54% off.

This set combines two popular BBC nature series — Life and Planet Earth — both narrated by David Attenborough.

– Life/Planet Earth: Special Edition Blu-ray – $54.99 (down from $119.98)
– Life/Planet Earth: Special Edition DVD – $45.99 (down from $99.98)

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James Cameron To Explore Deepest Part Of Ocean For ‘Deepsea Challenge’
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James Cameron Deepsea Challenge

When James Cameron isn’t making sci-fi, horror, and action blockbusters, or movies that destroy box office records and then movies to destroy those box office records, he enjoys going on deep sea expeditions…as is a hobby for many of us.

Cameron, who was named an honorary National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence in 2011, has visited Titanic and observed the aliens of the deep, but now he plans a historic expedition not yet accomplished by anyone else on our planet.

Next up for the director is the Deepsea Challenge expedition, which will go somewhere man has never gone before: the deepest known point of the deepest part of the whole ocean, the Mariana Trench.

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Geeks In Space: Will The First Proof Of Alien Life Come From A Waterworld?
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Artist View Of Planet GJ 1214b Orbiting Red Dwarf

NASA scientists have been making a lot of exciting discoveries lately, including numerous Earth-like planets that might just be far enough from their stars to be habitable for otherworldly lifeforms.

But the latest planet to be reported on might just be the best chance yet at proving that there is in fact other forms of life out there. And why is that? you might ask. Well, because the majority of it is made up of water.

The planet, currently being called GJ 1214b, is 2.7 times larger than Earth (and weighs 7 times more) but smaller than Uranus, and sits only 40 light years from our own planet—placing it within the constellation Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer), and remarkably close to us, which means it will be a primary candidate for further study with new observational technologies.

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Great News: Dead Satellite To Hit The U.S. Tomorrow
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UARS

So, by the way, apparently a school bus-sized now-dead satellite that’s been orbiting the Earth for 20 years is about to fall from the sky this weekend and plummet into the United States.

According to NASA, the 6 1/2-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite should have fallen to Earth this afternoon, but it’s traveling slower than originally thought. Therefore, those of us here in the United States can expect to be hit with debris some time tomorrow.

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