'Life Imitates Art'

'Life Imitates Art'

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'The Month Between August And October'

'The Month Between August And October'

(Source: arbroath.blogspot.co.uk)

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'BBC news reporting that a kid fought off an alligator with his bear hands. Surely the bigger story is how he got hands like that.'
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'BBC news reporting that a kid fought off an alligator with his bear hands. Surely the bigger story is how he got hands like that.'

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elmntry:

im sick of the lies

I’m more concerned by the Nutritional Information. Vitamin E: 100% of what you should be consuming. Vitamin C: 108% of what you should be consuming.  Vitamin D: 150% of what you should be consuming. In total.

That’s on top of what all the middle-class worried-well are consuming, through their diets. Bayer is instructing people to overdose on these things, every day, in perpetuity.

How is a layperson consumer supposed to tell real medicine from quackery, when it’s pharmaceutical companies like Bayer who are perfectly happy to market supplements to people who don’t need them?

This shit’s hurting people. And because people think supplements can’t harm, they don’t tell their MD when they take them. That means no-one has any idea of the true extent of the problem - of how many people are actually hurt by supplement consumption!

This is about much more than just the lies on the label.

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'Astronomers find stream of gas 2.6 million light years long'
Image credit: Rhys Taylor / Arecibo Galaxy Environment Survey / The Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Physicists have discovered a seam of atomic hydrogen gas 2.6 million light years long, stretching between galaxies 500 million light years away.
It’s a million light years longer than a gas tail found in the Virgo Cluster, a few years ago. The seam is so large that contains 15 billion (note the ‘b’) times as much hydrogen as the Sun - more than the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies combined!
The team is still investigating the seam’s origin. One hypothesis is that the large galaxy at one end of the stream passed close to the group of smaller galaxies at the other end, and the gas bridge was drawn out as they moved apart. A second hypothesis is that the large galaxy plowed straight through the middle of the group, pushing gas out of it.
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'Astronomers find stream of gas 2.6 million light years long'

Image credit: Rhys Taylor / Arecibo Galaxy Environment Survey / The Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Physicists have discovered a seam of atomic hydrogen gas 2.6 million light years long, stretching between galaxies 500 million light years away.

It’s a million light years longer than a gas tail found in the Virgo Cluster, a few years ago. The seam is so large that contains 15 billion (note the ‘b’) times as much hydrogen as the Sun - more than the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies combined!

The team is still investigating the seam’s origin. One hypothesis is that the large galaxy at one end of the stream passed close to the group of smaller galaxies at the other end, and the gas bridge was drawn out as they moved apart. A second hypothesis is that the large galaxy plowed straight through the middle of the group, pushing gas out of it.

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(Source: phys.org)

'Fevrier'
What the people of France like to do in February, according to a ceiling painting seen by John Finnemore, a couple of weeks ago. Looks like fun :o)
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'Fevrier'

What the people of France like to do in February, according to a ceiling painting seen by John Finnemore, a couple of weeks ago. Looks like fun :o)

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(Source: johnfinnemore.blogspot.co.uk)

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Tags: perspective

'Microraptor Preying On Sinornis'
A graphic by Brian Choo
Featured here, as part of a story about the evolution of birds from their reptilian dinosaur ancestors.

'Microraptor Preying On Sinornis'

A graphic by Brian Choo

Featured here, as part of a story about the evolution of birds from their reptilian dinosaur ancestors.

'How Birds Evolved From Non-Avian Dinosaurs'

Image credit: David Bonadonna, M Donnelly, and Michael Lee

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'Rosetta measures comet's temperature'
Image credit: ESA
The European Space Agency (ESA)’s Rosetta spacecraft has used its visible, infrared and thermal imaging spectrometer - VIRTIS - to measure the temperature of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, revealing a surface temperature (they can’t probe internal temperatures without landing on it) of –70ºC!
Actually, that’s 20–30ºC warmer than predicted, for a comet 555 million kilometres from the Sun at the time, so the physicists have concluded that the comet must have a dusty surface.
The reasoning is that ice has a high albedo - it’s highly reflective of warming sunlight, which keeps the surface cool. Dust, however, is darker, and absorbs more heat, so a warmer surface will be dustier.
Here’s a video of Rosetta’s funky orbit. Amazing :-D
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'Rosetta measures comet's temperature'

Image credit: ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA)’s Rosetta spacecraft has used its visible, infrared and thermal imaging spectrometer - VIRTIS - to measure the temperature of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, revealing a surface temperature (they can’t probe internal temperatures without landing on it) of –70ºC!

Actually, that’s 20–30ºC warmer than predicted, for a comet 555 million kilometres from the Sun at the time, so the physicists have concluded that the comet must have a dusty surface.

The reasoning is that ice has a high albedo - it’s highly reflective of warming sunlight, which keeps the surface cool. Dust, however, is darker, and absorbs more heat, so a warmer surface will be dustier.

Here’s a video of Rosetta’s funky orbit. Amazing :-D

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(Source: phys.org)

'The Amazing Human Body - A Week in Science'

Those sex-thought numbers… because they’re the ones everyone’s going to remember :-D

0:51 : male/female - 18.6/9.9 times per day (median) 34.2/18.6 times per day (mean). That’s in students aged 18-25. Women thought about food and sleep, half as much, too… according to themselves (self-reported).

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-sexual-continuum/201112/how-often-do-men-and-women-think-about-sex

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(Source: youtu.be)

'Secrets Of The Body'

Image and text credits: New Scientist et al

"What makes humans so special? The obvious answer is our amazing brains. The body barely gets a mention. Yet it should. Our bodies are extraordinary: hairless, upright and with many peculiar features related to intelligence, including an oversized head. And that is just the start."

From Issue 2908, published on the 16th of March, 2013

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(Source: newscientist.com)