The elegant nature of science
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17-02-2017, 03:52 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
(16-02-2017 06:05 PM)unfogged Wrote:  [Image: 737cdc62-1c25-4d48-b709-3a37d1c6228a_1000.jpg]

Dodgy

"Simulations rooted in Einstein's equations predict a bright ring of light fringing a dark feature.
The light would be the emission coming from gas and dust accelerated to high speed and torn apart just before disappearing into the hole.
The dark feature would be the shadow the hole casts on this maelstrom."

Dodgy

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23-02-2017, 02:54 PM
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And now - The Sporty Nature of Science, or Scientists Doing Crazy-Ass Things with Small Critters, Part I-forget-which

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Bees quickly master an insect version of football — with a sweet reward at the end — just by watching another bee handle the ball, suggesting that the tiny pollinators are capable of sophisticated learning, says a study in Science.

There are no plans to start a traveling carnival; instead, scientists are pushing bees’ to their cognitive limits to learn how complex behaviors arise from minuscule brains.
“There’s no reason to believe that unique capacities of large-brained animals and humans aren’t actually available or present in a lot of other animals,” says Clint Perry, a Queen Mary researcher who studies the power of tiny brains. “Just because a bee has a small brain, it’s not limiting their capacity.”





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26-02-2017, 07:02 PM
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The First Americans Didn’t Arrive by the Bering Land Bridge, Study Says

http://mentalfloss.com/article/84506/fir...mpaign=FBK

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26-02-2017, 09:38 PM
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(23-02-2017 02:54 PM)Vera Wrote:  And now - The Sporty Nature of Science, or Scientists Doing Crazy-Ass Things with Small Critters, Part I-forget-which

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Bees quickly master an insect version of football — with a sweet reward at the end — just by watching another bee handle the ball, suggesting that the tiny pollinators are capable of sophisticated learning, says a study in Science.

There are no plans to start a traveling carnival; instead, scientists are pushing bees’ to their cognitive limits to learn how complex behaviors arise from minuscule brains.
“There’s no reason to believe that unique capacities of large-brained animals and humans aren’t actually available or present in a lot of other animals,” says Clint Perry, a Queen Mary researcher who studies the power of tiny brains. “Just because a bee has a small brain, it’s not limiting their capacity.”





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27-02-2017, 04:05 AM
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Tree of life

Interactive tool which enables you to explore the relationships between all living things.

http://www.onezoom.org/life.html/@=63595...05,w0.4535

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27-02-2017, 07:24 AM
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(26-02-2017 09:38 PM)Fireball Wrote:  HIVE MIND!

We are talking about team sports and (especially) their fans, right? “For the Rangers I kill strangers”, yeah? Wink





And speaking of extraordinary entomological entities:

Eriovixia gryffindori – a spider which, apparently, looks like the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter.

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And this is a spider with horns, because – why not make them even creepier, eh? Dodgy

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Also, today is the very lovely Thomas Pesquet’s birthday, so here’s one of my most favourite photos of his, from his spacewalk (though it’s hard to choose) Heart
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01-03-2017, 02:41 PM
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Some fossils found in Canada may be the oldest known life on Earth.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speak...269d0df568

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16-03-2017, 05:50 AM
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Quote:IT’S an absolute. Mathematics has put speed limits on cooling, finally proving a century-old law – that unless you have infinite time and resources, you can’t get to the absolute zero of temperature.

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16-03-2017, 08:30 AM
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(16-03-2017 05:50 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  
Quote:IT’S an absolute. Mathematics has put speed limits on cooling, finally proving a century-old law – that unless you have infinite time and resources, you can’t get to the absolute zero of temperature.

*cough* Zeno's Paradox *cough*

jk, I realize the attainability of 0K is not possible within any time constraint. Just remember that the heat taken from the system has to go somewhere, and even some tricks like laser cooling can't get all the heat out.
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31-03-2017, 05:19 PM
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Badger buries entire cow...damn! See time lapse video.

http://www.livescience.com/58487-badger-...0170331-ls

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