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23-10-2014, 08:45 AM
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http://www.livescience.com/48405-megalod...3_34225467

When Earth's Largest Shark Disappeared

I used to be a fan of Shark Week on TV until they went all sensationalist, Shiffman says it best here.

"However, marine scientists agree that the shark is long gone. After this year's Shark Week, David Shiffman, a graduate student at the University of Miami who has become a social media authority on sharks, wrote in a Slate.com blog post that "there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that these sharks are extinct and have been for millions of years. If a 50-foot-long predator that fed on surface animals and lived in coastal environments were still around, someone would have found evidence of this by now." "

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24-10-2014, 10:17 PM
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This is so cool. Love this video of the solar system traveling through space.




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24-10-2014, 10:32 PM
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(24-10-2014 10:17 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  This is so cool. Love this video of the solar system traveling through space.





Here's some info on what's wrong with the video though.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy...wrong.html

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03-11-2014, 03:29 PM
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Perhaps you are - never - alone.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201...101654.htm

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04-11-2014, 08:02 AM
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Astronomers solve puzzle about bizarre object at the center of our galaxy

(Phys.org) —For years, astronomers have been puzzled by a bizarre object in the center of the Milky Way that was believed to be a hydrogen gas cloud headed toward our galaxy's enormous black hole.

http://phys.org/news/2014-11-astronomers...alaxy.html

Just more cool stuff humans have been able to figure out!

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04-11-2014, 08:32 AM
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(04-11-2014 08:02 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  Astronomers solve puzzle about bizarre object at the center of our galaxy

(Phys.org) —For years, astronomers have been puzzled by a bizarre object in the center of the Milky Way that was believed to be a hydrogen gas cloud headed toward our galaxy's enormous black hole.

http://phys.org/news/2014-11-astronomers...alaxy.html

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Interesting.

But where was the editor? "G2 is most likely a pair of binary stars that had been orbiting the black hole in tandem" Um, no. That would be 4 stars total.

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10-11-2014, 03:56 PM
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(04-11-2014 08:32 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(04-11-2014 08:02 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  Astronomers solve puzzle about bizarre object at the center of our galaxy

(Phys.org) —For years, astronomers have been puzzled by a bizarre object in the center of the Milky Way that was believed to be a hydrogen gas cloud headed toward our galaxy's enormous black hole.

http://phys.org/news/2014-11-astronomers...alaxy.html

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Interesting.

But where was the editor? "G2 is most likely a pair of binary stars that had been orbiting the black hole in tandem" Um, no. That would be 4 stars total.

Maths are hard on English majors.

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10-11-2014, 03:58 PM
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NASA tests revolutionary shape changing aircraft flap for the first time

http://phys.org/news/2014-11-nasa-revolu...craft.html

We're getting closer and closer to "Transformers"

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10-11-2014, 03:59 PM (This post was last modified: 10-11-2014 04:54 PM by unfogged.)
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(10-11-2014 03:56 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(04-11-2014 08:32 AM)Chas Wrote:  But where was the editor? "G2 is most likely a pair of binary stars that had been orbiting the black hole in tandem" Um, no. That would be 4 stars total.

Maths are hard on English majors.

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12-11-2014, 01:13 PM
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Comet Landing!

The stuff of science fiction is here thanks to God! Er...thanks to Science!

http://www.wired.com/2014/11/rosetta-phi...t-landing/

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