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4 taken to hospital after accident in southeast Charlotte

Four people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a car accident Saturday afternoon.

The accident happened at North Wendover and Monroe roads.

Police have not released the cause of the accident.

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:56:12 -0500

Is Donald Trump serious about 2016?

“OK, if I had to ask you on a scale of one to 100, where are you on the scale in terms of where you think you are in deciding to run?” Sean Hannity asked Trump.

“One in 100, I would say 75 and 80. I am really inclined. I want to do it so badly," Trump said during the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference.

All right, so Trump says he’s looking to run for president in 2016. But how serious is he, really?

"More serious than ever," he told The Washington Post in February.

But he told Time the same thing in 2011. We’re not kidding. Word for word, he told Time thathe was “more serious than ever” in seeking a 2012 presidential bid — something with whcih he never followed through with.

“I already told The Apprentice people, you know NBC wanted to renew and I said ‘I’m doing something else it’s very important to me. I’m doing something very important.’ So I’m looking at it very seriously," Trump said during the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference.

OK, but this year he’s pushing back “The Apprentice,” saying he’s not ready to renew for its 15th season. That’s got to count for something.

Thing is, he also pushed back “The Apprentice” in 2011, telling NBC that he wasn’t ready to sign up for three more seasons.

“But the fact is, a lot of people in the polls don't vote for me, because they think I'm just having a good time. They think that I'm promoting 'Celebrity Apprentice,' which I'm absolutely not,” Trump said during a 2011 Fox News interview. 

So it kind of looks like a repeat of 2011, right? But he’s also making some moves this time around that he hasn't done previously.

That includes hiring Corey Lewandowski, the former director of Americans for Prosperity, as a senior political adviser and to direct a potential campaign in New Hampshire.

He’s also picked up Chuck Laudner, who would do the same in Iowa. Laundner formerly served as Rick Santorum’s sdviser in the swing state.

Still, not everyone is convinced that The Donald is really going to go for it this year — or if he’ll even be relevant if he does.

Chris Cillizza at The Washington Post says Trump has built up too much polarizing press in the years to be an effective candidate — specifically that birth certificate argument about which he was so adamant a few years ago.

“Now I know that he’s taken some flack lately. But no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald,” said President Obama during the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner.

Writing for Time, Michael Scherer has a different suggestion that Trump is simply hyping up publicity so he has a bargaining chip with NBC on renewing another season of his show. 

“Vivica, you're fired."

This video includes images from Getty Images.

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:02:17 -0500

Nitrogen-based life might swim on Saturn's largest moon

Here’s a theory for finding extraterrestrial life: Look for stuff that doesn’t resemble organisms on Earth.

A team of researchers at Cornell University in New York have proposed a new model for living organisms, which could explain how something might live on the surface of Titan.

That’s Saturn’s largest moon. NASA says it’s a good candidate for extraterrestrial life, but anything that does live there isn’t going to look like life here on Earth.

For one thing, there’s no liquid water on Titan. Instead, the Cornell team proposes life there would take advantage of the moon’s oceans of liquid methane.

And second, it's cold in those oceans: negative 292 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything living there has to be able to function in temperatures that would freeze Earth life solid.

Thus, the theory calls for organisms with cell membranes made from the molecules present on Titan, mainly nitrogen. The researchers dubbed them azotosomes, from the French azote, meaning nitrogen, and the Greek soma, meaning body.

“The availability of molecules with an ability to form cell membranes does not by itself demonstrate that life is possible. However, it does direct our search for exotic metabolic and reproductive chemistries that would be similarly compatible under cryogenic conditions,” the researchers wrote.

The theory's co-author imagines one day testing the theory, by “someday sending a probe to float on the seas of this amazing moon and directly sampling the organics.”

NASA seems to be thinking the same thing. It’s considered launching floating probes to Titan before, but keeping them running is an issue.

Solar panels like those used on the Mars rovers wouldn’t be reliable enough: The nitrogen atmosphere on Titan is thick enough to block a lot of sunlight.

The now-cancelled Titan Mare Explorer would have used nuclear power supplies, but they were deemed too expensive to develop.

NASA’s latest idea is a full-fledged submersible. The proposal, which is still just a concept, calls for an autonomous submarine that would float around in Titan’s methane seas.

It would presumably be able to search for the presence of hydrogen-based life while it’s there, but for now it’s still just an idea.

The Cornell team, meanwhile, has published its findings in the journal Science Advances.

This video includes images from NASA.

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:00:40 -0500

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