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Scientists Have Discovered Signs Of Liquid Water On The Surface Of Mars

“There pretty much has to have been liquid water recently present to produce the hydrated salt.”

Over the weekend, NASA revealed that they would be making an announcement regarding a major scientific find on the planet of Mars that got everyone excited about what the announcement might reveal (I immediately jumped to the conclusion that aliens have been found living on Mars, so I was really excited to find out what NASA found). Just a short time ago, scientists revealed to the world that evidence of salty, liquid water has been discovered on the surface of Mars … which opens up a host of possibilities regarding the planet — including the possibility that life might have (or still does) exist on Mars! More »

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The Final Weekend

The TV Guide

And so, the time is drawing ever nearer the time when I have to say goodbye here on Pink is the new Blog. As I announced a couple of weeks ago, September 30 will be my last day writing Pink is the new Blog before the whole thing is handed off to someone else. As the days tick away, I find myself feeling the pang of loss, even tho the end isn’t quite here yet. I’ve done my best to carry on “as usual” in the past couple of weeks (actually, in the past few months going back to when I was notified of the change in blog management), but as the end gets close … it’s getting harder not to put everything I write in context. Yesterday, I got my hands on one of the new rose gold iPhone 6S Plus phones and I picked up a vinyl copy of Chvrches‘s new album Every Open Eye — both shockingly and beautifully pink. PITNB will soon no longer be a part of my life, but pink will always be a very integral part of who I am. More »

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We Are FINALLY Getting The Middle Finger Emoji In The iOS 9.1 Mobile Software Update

We're also getting Taco, Burrito, Popcorn and Unicorn emojis, too!

Back in April, the Apple mobile iOS software got a HUGE update that gave us a slew of new emojis to use on our iPhones. Altho there was much speculation, the iOS 8.3 software update did not include a bunch of really desired emojis — even tho we did get a bunch of new ones. In May, it was revealed that another batch of new emojis would be coming our way in 2016 but today we learn that they will actually be coming sooner … as in this year. When Apple announced the release of their new line of products (including the rose gold pink iPhone 6S Plus) this week, they also announced the forthcoming release of iOS mobile software 9.1. Developers who got their hands on the BETA version of the software have learned that the update includes a bunch of REALLY fantastic emojis — including a taco emoji, a hot dog emoji, a unicorn emoji, a MIDDLE FINGER emoji and more! Click below to see some of the NEW EMJOIS that will be available when Apple iOS 9.1 is released in November (?). More »

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Hella Religified People Are Getting Caught With Ashley Madison Accounts

Josh Duggar and those viral Christian Vloggers are really sorry. So...

It’s so hard! It’s so hard…. not to judge… the bejeezus out of these people!!!!! Aghhh! Okay. The Ashley Madison hack. I’m not saying it’s right. I’m not saying… that it all feels like the most glorious kind of poetic justice that never seems to happen, but is finally happening now. I’m just saying that it’s um interesting to see the names that are popping up. Josh Duggar was forced to admit to being a hypocrite (which is more than he said against himself when we found out he molested young girls, soooo that’s good?) and now this YouTube couple—who I never heard of until that very sketchy surprise pregnancy/miscarriage viral video—is in an awkward situation. One-half of the couple, Sam Rader, had an Ashley Madison account. Click inside for more!

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NASA Releases New Images Of Pluto And Its Moons

Oh hai there!

Yesterday we got to see mankind’s closet look at Pluto when NASA released a new image of the dwarf planet as the New Horizons spacecraft flew into its neighborhood … after over 9 years and 3 billion miles. But that was yesterday. Today we get to see new, closer high resolution photos of Pluto and its moons Charon and Hydra giving us our first look at landscape of Pluto’s surface. Because Pluto has no impact craters, scientists surmise that the dwarf planet is young. Click below to see these new photos and learn more about our outermost neighbor in the solar system. More »

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Here Is Mankind’s Closest Look At Pluto Ever

Over 9 years in the making

After over 9 years and 3 billion miles, NASA brings us our closest look ever in the history of mankind of Pluto — the once-planet that may be considered a dwarf planet or a satellite these days, I dunno cuz I will forever consider it the 9th planet of our solar system. The New Horizons spacecraft was launched into space on January 19, 2006 and has managed to travel all the way to Pluto’s part of space in the 9 years that followed. Pluto is now considered the most distant object ever to be visited in space by humanity. So cool. Click below to see the new photo of Pluto that is making the rounds this morning and learn more about the New Horizons spacecraft mission to Pluto. More »

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Well, Damn: Taylor Swift Got Apple To Completely Change Their Free Trial Policy

"We will now pay artists during the trial period."

So apparently, if you want something done, get Taylor Swift to do the job. Yesterday we read an open letter that Swifty wrote to Apple Music, in which she explained why her latest album will not be offered on the new streaming service. She politely attacked Apple for their 3-month free trial policy, during which time artists, writers and producers will not be paid. I certainly didn’t expect to wake up and see that Apple was like, “Okay, Taylor. Done.” But that’s exactly what happened. Click inside for more!

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Apple Announces The Release Of A New Music Streaming Service Called Apple Music

Apple held it’s annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, CA earlier today to make a few announcements about new products and services the company plans to release this year and at the tail-end of the presentation, announced that forthcoming launch of a new online music streaming service called Apple Music. In an attempt to combine music streaming, downloads and radio in one service that also features a heavy social media component, Apple hopes Apple Music will be the only service you use to listen to music — no matter where you are. Click below to learn more about Apple Music, which launches later this month, and see if it sounds like a service you would like to subscribe to. More »

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We Will Be Getting 38 New Emojis Next Year

Nauseated face, Selfie, Facepalm, Bacon and MORE

Back in April, we got a WHOLE BUNCH of new emojis added to our respective mobile phone software upgrades but, of course, many folks remain unsatisfied with the newly expanded collection of emojis. Well, I’ve got good news for you … in 2016, 38 more emojis will be added to our mobile phone emoji collection. I suspect that even these 38 new emojis won’t satisfy everyone (still no taco emoji) but at least we can look forward to bacon, man dancing, shrug, fingers crossed and more emojis to add to our texts and/or Instagram captions. More »

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First Listen: This Is What Indominus Rex’s Roar Sounds Like In ‘Jurassic World’

Spoiler Alert Warning?
Gimme Gimme ROAR

We are just weeks away from the theatrical debut of the long-anticipated sequel film Jurassic World and fans are already chomping at the bit for any new info on the film as soon as it is available. Many Jurassic World toys and books have been released already and one book in particular, Where Dinosaurs Come to Life, is giving us our first LISTEN of what the Indominus Rex dinosaur‘s roar will sound like. The book comes with an interactive app that uses virtual reality to make the dinosaurs come to life … it’s really neat, I have to say. Click the embed to watch and skip to the 11:25 minute mark to hear Indominus Rex roar for the first time. I have a feeling the roar will sound much more impressive in movie theaters but this is a really great tease for the movie to come.

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