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from Mail Online

Radiohead's Thom Yorke claims Blair's advisers tried to BLACKMAIL him

Thom Yorke (pictured in July) claims Tony Blair's advisers tried to blackmail him into meeting the then-prime minister because his Friends of the Earth climate change campaign was doing so well

from National Geographic Society (blogs)

Photos: Sharpest Views of the Cosmos Ever

This is a picture of the Orion nebula as you’ve never seen it before. It was taken with a new camera that allows telescopes on Earth to counteract the effects of atmospheric distortion, creating images twice as sharp as the Hubble space telescope. That makes this one of the sharpest pictures of the cosmos ever taken.