Top Science Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/science The latest Science IAmA's collected from Reddit AthleteiAMA with guy who waited tables, sold cars, bounced, painted houses, then fought in UFC, built a gym in Thailand, started a print factory and operates a news website. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6133/iama-with-guy-who-waited-tables-sold-cars-bounced Hey Reddit:

We're Matthew Mercer and Erin Cahill of Resident Evil: Vendetta, the action-packed third installment in the state-of-the-art CG animated franchise. Matt is returning as Leon S. Kennedy and we're introducing Erin's character Rebecca Chambers in this film! Follow us along with Chris Redfield (played by Kevin Dorman) as we aim to stop the spread of a deadly virus that threatens to destroy New York City. Check out the trailer here: https://youtu.be/Fs5g-l0Bcss

Based on “Resident Evil™,” one of the bestselling video game franchises of all time, “Resident Evil: Vendetta” will also be released in movie theaters nationwide on June 19 for a special one-night event from Fathom Events. Tickets are available here

The film is on digital June 20 and on 3-Disc 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, 2-disc Blu-ray™ and DVD July 18. Ask us anything!

Proof:

Matthew: https://i.redd.it/q3n6qy1l0r1z.jpg

Erin: https://i.redd.it/ckj9p1at0r1z.jpg

Matt: Thank you guys so much for coming and asking such amazing questions!! This was an absolute BLAST. Can't wait for you all to see the movie in the VERY near future, and keep up with my shenanigans via twitter @matthewmercer, and instagram @matthewmercervo. Much love to you all!

Erin: You guys, ditto to what Matt said! It has been such a blast to talk to you all! I am a slow typer, so look out for our FB live chats (coming up soon: Http://facebook.com/residentevilvendetta ) and I can answer more then. Plus, you will get to see Matt and I rock out to Journey. (Not kidding, that happened today. Don't Stop Believing!) You can follow me on Twitter at ErinJ_Cahill, insta is ejcahill, and FB at ErinJCahill Fanpage. Thank you for being wonderful fans. Can't wait to know you all more. Don't get eaten until we meet again!!! xo

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
CrosspostHi I'm Mike Hartley, and I'm running for Congress in Indiana's 5th District. AMA! [xpost /r/Political_Revolution] http://www.topiama.com/r/6129/hi-im-mike-hartley-and-im-running-for-congress-in Hey Reddit:

We're Matthew Mercer and Erin Cahill of Resident Evil: Vendetta, the action-packed third installment in the state-of-the-art CG animated franchise. Matt is returning as Leon S. Kennedy and we're introducing Erin's character Rebecca Chambers in this film! Follow us along with Chris Redfield (played by Kevin Dorman) as we aim to stop the spread of a deadly virus that threatens to destroy New York City. Check out the trailer here: https://youtu.be/Fs5g-l0Bcss

Based on “Resident Evil™,” one of the bestselling video game franchises of all time, “Resident Evil: Vendetta” will also be released in movie theaters nationwide on June 19 for a special one-night event from Fathom Events. Tickets are available here

The film is on digital June 20 and on 3-Disc 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, 2-disc Blu-ray™ and DVD July 18. Ask us anything!

Proof:

Matthew: https://i.redd.it/q3n6qy1l0r1z.jpg

Erin: https://i.redd.it/ckj9p1at0r1z.jpg

Matt: Thank you guys so much for coming and asking such amazing questions!! This was an absolute BLAST. Can't wait for you all to see the movie in the VERY near future, and keep up with my shenanigans via twitter @matthewmercer, and instagram @matthewmercervo. Much love to you all!

Erin: You guys, ditto to what Matt said! It has been such a blast to talk to you all! I am a slow typer, so look out for our FB live chats (coming up soon: Http://facebook.com/residentevilvendetta ) and I can answer more then. Plus, you will get to see Matt and I rock out to Journey. (Not kidding, that happened today. Don't Stop Believing!) You can follow me on Twitter at ErinJ_Cahill, insta is ejcahill, and FB at ErinJCahill Fanpage. Thank you for being wonderful fans. Can't wait to know you all more. Don't get eaten until we meet again!!! xo

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Sat, 10 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceI am Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker. I'm a nuclear engineer with over 100 patents, and accidentally created the best selling water toy of all time. Ask Me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6127/i-am-lonnie-johnson-inventor-of-the-super-soaker We will be departing from Brussels, Belgium on July 1st as a part of the Mongolia Charity Rally, and we will be driving 11,226 miles to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia all in the pursuit of delivering an ambulance to be used in rural Mongolia’s fledgling healthcare system. We purchased an Ambulance last week, and had it inspected by a mechanic. Besides a few minor issues, she’s almost prepped for the journey. Our tentative route is below. It currently takes us through 23 countries where 20 languages are spoken, and 16 different currencies are used. If you have any suggestions for places to go, things to pack, skills to learn, please let us know. Otherwise, ask away!

Ambulance Pics: http://imgur.com/a/VDOXl

Map Link: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1z6OZelAjmG0or0FaG8_Np_eJ6_s&shorturl=1&ll=33.56433708701178%2C80.28338819999999&z=3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OneSmallSteppe/

Website: http://www.onesmallsteppe.com/

Edit: Sorry for the slow responses, the new puppy required some attention http://imgur.com/a/gQdJB

Edit 2: Thanks for all the support guys. We'll try to answer the questions as soon as possible. I honestly didn't even think we would make it off the "new" page. I added the donation page for those who are interested. https://www.youcaring.com/onesmallsteppeandgohelpcharity-693232

Edit 3: Here is our playlist. Add some songs if you like! https://open.spotify.com/user/2g3n/playlist/4IaDXkaE85Kwju2Tgao5eE?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

Edit 4: Due to numerous questions/comments, all donations and contributions we have received are going to a cash donation for the charity and towards the purchase price of the vehicle. All other expenses are coming out of our pockets.

Edit 5: Sorry guys, but it is getting pretty late here, and I've been at it for over 12 hours. I'll answer some more in the morning. Thanks for all the support!

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceI am a marine scientist. I'm on a boat right now in the Gulf of Mexico doing deep sea research with 9 science buddies (we'll all answer questions!). AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/6092/i-am-a-marine-scientist-im-on-a-boat-right-now-in From Virginia, who ran this AMA

We're finished- thank you so much for your questions today! We had a lot of fun with this. Here are answers to some of the questions we got most often:

1) How to become a deep sea biologist: http://www.deepseanews.com/2009/03/so-you-want-to-be-a-deep-sea-biologist/, http://www.deepseanews.com/2011/11/so-you-want-to-be-a-marine-biologist-deep-sea-news-edition/, and check the newest questions for links to 3 threads in this AMA covering how to get positions on a boat like ours.

2) Phaw on everyone who asked a Titleist question today.

3) There is nothing that we will discover that's bigger than the squid, sharks, and whales we already know about. If there were, we would have seen evidence of it by now. No megalodon, no even-more-colossal squid. We know you want it to be true, but no. Just no.

4) You all are oddly interested in both how the internet and sex work while at sea. Satellite and it doesn't.

5) Yes, there is hope for a bright future and YOU can help our oceans be healthy. Contribute to citizen science on the oceans or even something where you log litter or plastic sightings on land, call your representative and tell them that you'd like them to support science funding and measures that curb our contributions to climate change, and most of all: regularly do something to remind yourself why we all care about and love our oceans. They are enchanting and worth fighting for.

Follow the rest of our cruise adventures at https://twitter.com/LUMCONscience. #Woodfall out- have a good night!

PS: My favorite part of this entire thing is probably this https://twitter.com/vgwschutte/status/868643084048977920

Hello Reddit.

I'm Dr. Craig McClain (http://craigmcclain.com/), a deep-sea biologist and the Executive Director of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). I've participated in dozens of oceanographic expeditions taking me to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. I've been to the bottom of the ocean at 1 mile deep and have worked with remotely operated vehicles at 2.5 miles deep. I am a connoisseur and contributor of research on the body size of animals, including the Giant Isopod and Giant Squid. But my favorite research topic is the diversity of deep-sea invertebrates, especially snails, and the range of their often bizarre adaptations to the environmental extremes of the deep oceans.

I'm currently on a boat researching wood falls in the deep oceans; logs and whole trees that saturate with water and sink to the deep-sea floor. These wooden carcasses bring a rare commodity to the deep sea devoid of light and plants: food. On the seafloor, these wood falls are covered in unique marine invertebrates wholly adapted to eating wood.

I've got a whole team of people out here on the boat with me that you can also ask questions of. They are:

I am also the founder and chief editor of Deep Sea News (deepseanews.com), a highly popular ocean-themed blog written by marine scientists.

Looking forward to your questions on a life of science, living on a boat for two weeks with 20 other people, underwater robots, body size of marine animals, wood falls, crazy deep-sea creatures, and anything else you can think of. Ask Us Anything!

My Proof: https://twitter.com/DrCraigMc/status/867532477459574785

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Sat, 27 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
I bring electricity to remote villages in Africa and got Eva Green to narrate my story. Samuel L. Jackson and other huge stars talked about it. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6044/i-bring-electricity-to-remote-villages-in-africa I have loved games all my life, made board games as a kid, started programming computer games in 1975 in college, then professionally since 1980. I was one of the first 10 employees at Lucasfilm Games/LucasArts, The 3DO Company, and Dreamworks Interactive. More recently I focused on Serious Games in education, health, training, and neuroscience, before becoming Google's Chief Game Designer for 4 years. I quit there last month to get back to my first love: making games people love to play, with cutting edge technology, new creative tech niques, and great collaborators.

Some games I've contributed to include the arcade game Sinistar, LucasArts games like their flight simulator line, as well as Graphic Adventures like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones and Fate of Atlantis, The Dig, and the first two Monkey Island Games.

Here's a more complete (but still partial!) list: http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,1657/

Proof: https://i.redd.it/nx8rsfanqjvy.jpg

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Mon, 15 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceI am Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment. Climate change, oceans, air pollution, green jobs, diplomacy - ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6028/i-am-erik-solheim-head-of-un-environment-climate I noticed an interview I did recently was on the front page. It was about the US losing jobs if it pulls out of the Paris Agreement. I hope I can answer any questions you have about that and anything else!

I've been leading UN Environment for a little less than a year now, but I've been working on environment and development much longer than that. I was Minister of Environment and International Development in Norway, and most recently headed the OECD's Development Assistance Committee - the largest body of aid donors in the world. Before that, I was a peace negotiator, and led the peace process in Sri Lanka.

I'll be back about 10 am Eastern time, and 4 pm Central European time to respond!

Proof!

EDIT Thanks so much for your questions everyone! This was great fun! I have to run now but I will try to answer a few more when I have a moment. In the meantime, you can follow me on:

Thanks again!

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Wed, 10 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceI am Emily Calandrelli, an MIT Engineer who's an Emmy-nominated Science TV Host - AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5991/i-am-emily-calandrelli-an-mit-engineer-whos-an Hey everyone! I'm Emily Calandrelli, an MIT engineer who came to be an Emmy-nominated science TV host.

I did my undergrad at West Virginia University in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and got my Masters at MIT in AeroAstro and Tech and Policy. I'm the host and a producer of FOX's Xploration Outer Space and a correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World. I recently created a children's science chapter book series – the Ada Lace Adventures.

I love finding creative ways to get people excited about science and tech - AMA!

Proof: https://twitter.com/TheSpaceGal/status/856578657573158912

EDIT: That's all for me, folks! Signing off now. Thanks for all your great questions. You all are the best. Till next time!

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA REQUEST] Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins. http://www.topiama.com/r/5977/ama-request-jensen-ackles-jared-padalecki-and By far my favorite tv show, let alone actors. But I won't tell who's number one. Erm Jensen. But this is My first AMA request, so go easy on me!

1.) How do you describe the opportunity to be able to be the faces of Supernatural?

2.) Did you have any "supernatural" experiences on set?

3.) If yes, did you hunt them? (I'll be disappointed if you didn't. People are at risk!!)

4.) What's your favorite episode and why?

5.) Jensen, what is your favorite pie?

Jensen Ackles: https://mobile.twitter.com/JensenAckles?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Jared Padalecki: https://mobile.twitter.com/jarpad?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Misha Collins: https://mobile.twitter.com/mishacollins

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Science-LiveIamA NASA scientist. I invented an ice vest that burns calories just by wearing it, while you sit on your butt. For some reason people find the SECOND part hard to believe. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5969/iama-nasa-scientist-i-invented-an-ice-vest-that I'm Canadian, but now live in California. I'm a professor at the University of California in Irvine, and I also work part-time at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena. My research involves using computers in scientific ways, studying everything from galaxies, to cells (the biological kind, not mobile phones), to melting ice in Antarctica. In 2013 I also started The Cold Shoulder, a company that sells an ice vest that comfortably burns calories while you sit on your butt wearing it. It's real, it works, it's based on 50 years of science, but most people find it hard to believe you can burn excess calories sitting on your butt.

Here's a photo of me and my NASA badge. I'll start answering questions about 6:45pm (Pacific) 9:45pm (Eastern). https://www.dropbox.com/s/h6uwhj8obceqmis/2017-04-18%2018.02.18.jpg?dl=0

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceI am Dr. Michio Kaku: a physicist, co-founder of string theory, and now a space traveler – in the Miniverse. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5972/i-am-dr-michio-kaku-a-physicist-cofounder-of I am a theoretical physicist, bestselling author, renowned futurist, and popularizer of science. As co-founder of String Field Theory, I try to carry on Einstein’s quest to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into a single grand unified theory of everything.

I hold the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York (CUNY).

I joined Commander Chris Hadfield, former commander of the International Space Station, for a cosmic road trip through the solar system. It’s a new show called Miniverse, available now on CuriosityStream.

Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVKJs6jLDR4

See us getting into a little trouble during filming (Um, hello, officer…) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQza2xvVTjQ

CuriosityStream is a Netflix-style service for great shows on science, technology, history and nature. Sign up for a free 30 day trial and check out Miniverse plus lots of other great shows on CuriosityStream here.

The other interstellar hitchhikers in Miniverse, Dr. Laura Danly and Derrick Pitts, answered your questions yesterday here.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/5suh2ba3ncsy.jpg

This is Michio -- I am signing off now. Thanks to everyone for all the questions, they were really thought provoking and interesting. I hope to chat with you all again in another AMA! Have a great day.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceIamA scientist who has spent my entire career studying terrible diseases - Ebola, smallpox, rabies, anthrax and many others. I'm here to answer your questions on infectious diseases of biodefense. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5975/iama-scientist-who-has-spent-my-entire-career My short bio: I was born in 1942 in the village of Barta, then Romania, now called Plavnia in Ukraine. My father was drafted into the Romanian Army (then allied with Nazi Germany) in 1942, eventually coming home after the Battle of Stalingrad, only to be drafted again in 1944 but this time by the Red Army after the Russians took the Romanian region of Basarabia.

We were now part of the Soviet Union. I grew up in a house with my Mother and Grandparents. I had a total of 7 brothers and sisters, 3 of whom eventually succumbed to hunger and diseases around 1946, when the Soviets started taking all our food to send back to Russia. My Grandpa also died of hunger when he refused to give up his horse. Back then we relied on roots and small rations of soups as everything was for the collective.

In 1956 I finished 7th grade in the local school. I wanted to study, but everything was far away, we had no roads and no chance to reach any other schools so I started learning how to sew from my neighbor in her improvised shop. This unfortunately didn't help our condition as I couldn't earn any money with my skills.

Once Stalin died, a lot of deported men and women where allowed to go back to their homes, and in 1962 I met one of those men, who wanted us to marry. We did, but I set a condition: I would only become his wife if I we moved to his village, Cuza-Voda, since they had a high-school and I could study 3 more years.

Having finished high-school, I moved to the capital city of Moldova, Chisinau, to become a pharmacist while my husband studied in the Music Collegium. We eventually moved back Cuza-Voda, had a daughter and lived through the Soviet Union, after which our country became the independent Republic of Moldova in 1991. It is indeed weird to see all these countries named in such a small region; now imagine having 3 different identities throughout your life: Romanian, Soviet and Moldovan.

My family was always very patriotic and I'm a big History and Geography fan. It'd be my pleasure to answer any questions you might have.

My Proof: This is me with my Granddaughter, who is helping me with this AMA and translating things to English: Last summer, and this is us now.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceWe are astronomers and chief scientists at the Griffith Observatory in LA and the Franklin Institute in in Philadelphia. And we just got back from a cosmic road trip through the Miniverse! Ask Us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5973/we-are-astronomers-and-chief-scientists-at-the My short bio: I was a senior about 7 weeks away from graduating when 4/16/2007 happened. I knew several people that were either killed or injured. There isn't a single week that goes by since that day when it doesn't cross my mind.

EDIT: Some additional insight so you don't have to dig through comments:

  • I was not in a classroom, and I was not shot. I was on my way to an unaffected class room.

  • I was good friends with one person that was killed, acquaintances with a few who were shot, and knew several others affected.

  • The top takeaways from the incident for me were:

  1. The media is an extremely sharpened double-edged sword. The same vehicle that generated a global outpouring of support also arm-chair quarterbacked their way into criticizing our school, and stalked students around campus trying to generate tears-on-camera. I was set to graduate with a degree in mass communication, but abondoned the media industry altogether after that incident.

  2. Virginia Tech is one of the most resilient, kindest communities I've ever known. Everyone parents asked us to "leave and come home," but not a single person I know did. We all stayed. Even the 20-or-so injured students all came back to school as soon as they could. Everyone wanted to be at school to help each other and not let something like this define who we were. One guy who was shot in the leg left his hospital bed against doctor's order on crutches, just so he could walk across stage at our departmental commencement ceremony. People gave him a full five minute standing ovation.

  3. I remember being rather hurt/upset that it can branded as "the Virginia Tech massacre." No one asked us (the students) if that was okay. I realize that's not historical labeling works, but it just always bothered me.

My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/XuFRS

EDIT 2: The intent here was to simply give folks a personal perspective on how a school/community is impacted beyond what you may recall hearing from the media. I care about my school and wanted awareness for my 32 heroes to live on a decade later. Even though I created a throw-away account and remained anonymous, there are redditors here who somehow believe I'm doing this for personal attention(?). There are certainly accounts and stories to be told of those "closer" to the incident itself, but I never claimed to be one of those accounts, so I'm having trouble reconciling some of the outrage and hatred in the comments.

With that, I'm going to stop responding to things now. My sincerest apologies if any one found this exploitative or disrespectful, it certainly was never the intent.

neVer forgeT.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
I am a survivor of a pacemaker implantation, two heart transplants, dialysis, a kidney transplant, diabetes, liver stones, a cholecystectomy, a left lung collapse, and a tracheotomy. 1 Man, 3 Hearts, 9 Lives: AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5965/i-am-a-survivor-of-a-pacemaker-implantation-two My name is Christophe Lafontant, I am a thirty-three year old young man, currently living with an extremely rare genetic disorder known as Myofibrillar Myopathy. I first became sick at the age of six; however, I was not fully diagnosed until the age of twenty-seven. I experience substantial weakness in my legs, walking with the use of leg braces and primarily using a wheelchair. I have also recently become aware of significant weakness in my shoulders, hands, and feet, making everyday activities very challenging for me. Over the course of my life, I have undergone a number of serious and complicated surgeries, often accompanied by extremely harsh side effects. I refuse to allow my limitations to hold me back from living a full, happy, and positive life. I finally decided to share my unique story with the world by self publishing a memoir entitled, [1 Man, 3 Hearts, 9 Lives](https://www.amazon.com/Man-Hearts-Lives-resilience-survival/dp/1518837069/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491663995&sr=8-1&keywords=1+man+3+hearts+9+lives) in the hopes that anybody going through a similarly difficult situation may feel inspired and motivated to never give up! Ask me anything!

Link to: Public Proof for IAMA

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceIamA maned wolf expert AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5952/iama-maned-wolf-expert-ama Peter Joseph is an American-born social critic and activist who has lectured around the world on the subject of cultural sustainability. Once deemed “The Herald of Occupy Wall Street” for his tacit prediction of inevitable global uprisings against inequality and economic injustice, his extensive media work has been translated into over 130 languages and experienced by 250 million people.

Proof: https://twitter.com/ZeitgeistFilm/status/850371366670843904

FINAL NOTE (for now): I want to thank everybody for an excellent five hour exchange. Unfortunately I have to go now but I really appreciate people's questions and I hope I could be of some service. I will try to find time to also address existing questions that I could not get to over the next week or so. Thanks again!

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceWe get to do gigantic experiments on whole lakes in Canada to help protect water all around the world. Ask us anything...! http://www.topiama.com/r/5856/we-get-to-do-gigantic-experiments-on-whole-lakes Hi everyone, Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates) and Kerry Ehrin (co-executive producer and creator) from Bates Motel here! Everyone has questions or needs advice from Mother, so we’re here to give it. Check into the final season of Bates Motel Mondays at 10/9c on A&E!

Proof: https://twitter.com/InsideBates/status/834484102753562624

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT