On Monday, August 6th at 1:31 AM EDT, Curiosity, NASA's most advanced planetary rover, will come to the end of its 8-month journey through space to land on the red surface of Mars. And we get to watch it, not alone at home with echoes, but with a whole bunch of fellow space-heads, right in the middle of Times Square. A whole bunch of us, standing still on the streets of New York, witnessing mankind's curiosity.
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Last night there was a bomb scare in Times Square, New York, that was less a scare than an actual, you know, bomb. The "amateurish" car bomb was an SUV carrying three canisters of propane, ten gallons of gasoline, and some fireworks. While it's a bit beyond our purview to cover the event itself (we'll leave it to Mediaite), we did notice something funky on CNN. Weekend CNN Newsroom anchor Don Lemon was alarmed that he was unable to get a clear picture of the Times Square area on Google Earth. After using blurred footage from Google Earth as an illustration of the tight security around the area, he asked his guest, Tom Fuentes, former FBI Assistant Director of International Relations, what this might mean. His guest's answer was not exactly... well. Informed.