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January 23, 2015

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4:00 AM | Il passato ‘violento’ di Andromeda
Uno studio dettagliato relativo ai moti di differenti popolazioni stellari distribuite lungo il disco della vicina galassia di Andromeda ha permesso di rivelare alcune notevoli differenze con la nostra Via Lattea. I risultati suggeriscono una evoluzione alquanto violenta nella storia di Andromeda, caratterizzata dalle interazioni con galassie satelliti più piccole.    Si ritiene che nell’attuale modello cosmologico standard, … Continue reading Il […]

January 22, 2015

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11:10 PM | Field Report from Mars: Sol 3902 - January 15, 2015
Larry Crumpler gives an update on the status of Opportunity's traverse toward Marathon Valley.
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9:48 PM | Throwback Thursday: The Camera that changed the Universe (Synopsis)
“That I learned even as a three year-old that I see this world that is really a mess and I learned to say, ‘This is not me. I am not the one that is messed up. It is out there.’” -Story Musgrave It was 25 years ago this year that the Hubble Space Telescope first…
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9:48 PM | Throwback Thursday: The Camera that changed the Universe
As the Hubble Space Telescope nears its 25th anniversary, it never stops amazing us.Continue reading on Medium »
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8:42 PM | The Entire Milky Way Might Be a Huge Wormhole That’s Stable and Navigable
Our very own Milky Way could be home to a giant tunnel in spacetime. At least, that’s what the authors of a new study have proposed. According to the team, a collaboration between Indian, Italian, and North American researchers at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Italy, the central halo of our galaxy … Continue reading →
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8:42 PM | The First Humans on Mars will be Virtual Explorers
If a new partnership between NASA and Microsoft bears fruit, the first humans on Mars may not need to leave Earth. Continue reading →
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8:34 PM | The Entire Milky Way Might Be a Huge Wormhole That’s Stable and Navigable
Our very own Milky Way could be home to a giant tunnel in spacetime.Continue reading on Medium »
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7:00 PM | Rosetta's Comet is Weirder Than We Thought
Early results from Europe’s ongoing Rosetta comet mission show the icy body, believed to be a remnant from the formation of the solar system, is far more complex and diverse than scientists expected.
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5:22 PM | Fountains of Water Vapor and Ice
Deepak Dhingra shares some of the latest research on Enceladus' geysers presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco last month.
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5:00 PM | Friday’s Triple Moon Transit Over Jupiter.
If you are in the Riverside area tomorrow night, you have a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a triple moon transit of Jupiter. The Physics and Astronomy Department at UCR will have a free public telescope observation of a rare event on Friday 23 from 8:30 to 10 PM. Three moons of Jupiter … Continue reading →
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4:50 PM | NASA's Ultimate Space Twin Experiment Ready for Launch
Are identical twins still identical after one spends a year in space?
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2:56 PM | Chandra Celebrates The International Year of Light
The year of 2015 has been declared the International Year of Light (IYL) by the United Nations. Organizations, institutions, and individuals involved in the science and applications of light will be joining together for this yearlong celebration to help spread the word about the wonders of light. In many ways, astronomy uses the science of light. By building telescopes that can detect light in its many forms, from radio waves on one end of the "electromagnetic spectrum" to gamma rays on the […]
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2:05 PM | Andromeda Fly-Through
Oh, Andromeda! You may remember the above image of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) released a couple of weeks ago (Jan 5). If so you’ll recall that this sweeping portion of our massive galactic neighbor is the largest NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image ever assembled. (Image Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton, B. F. Williams, L. C. […]
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1:57 PM | Autismo, un nuovo studio sull’uso dell’ossitocina
Somministrato precocemente, l'ormone riesce a migliorare i comportamenti sociali in alcuni topi usati come modello della malattia. Lo studio su Science Translational Medicine
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12:54 PM | Un decreto per scongiurare altre vicende Stamina
La Lorenzin ha firmato un decreto che regolamenta la preparazione e somministrazione di medicinali per terapie avanzate al di fuori di sperimentazioni cliniche
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12:00 PM | GOP Senators Momentarily Pull Heads Out of Sand, Then Ram Them Back In
Ah, your government inaction. Yesterday, the Senate voted on whether reality was real. And they voted the wrong way. The senators were debating the bill to give a go-ahead to the Keystone XL pipeline. As is usual with a bill of this size, there were several amendments attached to it. One, by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D–Rhode Island), was quite simple. It stated: AMENDMENT PURPOSE: To express the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and not a hoax. That’s it. […]
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11:19 AM | Software Training (S.Wales)
I can offer courses in Programming (Python, C), WordPress, E-Commerce, Linux, Open Source Software. I provide affordable software training with and about free software. I have run successful businesses without paying for software, by using Free Open Source Software (FOSS) or by writing it... The post Software Training (S.Wales) appeared first on Tuxar.uk.
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9:09 AM | Medici senza frontiere: i vaccini sono troppo costosi
Sale alle stelle il prezzo dei vaccini salvavita. E i paesi più poveri non riescono a permetterseli
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9:00 AM | Of Time and Turtles
On Tuesday two people who I met a few years ago posted similar pictures. One still lives in the town of Kiruna, north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden, where I briefly lived; the other, last I heard, had moved even farther north, to somewhere in the Norwegian wilds. Each posted a picture showing the […]
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8:39 AM | Così gli ogm diventano più sicuri
Per evitare la contaminazione degli ecosistemi naturali due paper su Nature presentano una nuova strategia di coltivazione per gli ogm: renderli dipendenti da nutrienti sintetici
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1:24 AM | Curiosity update, sols 814-863: Pahrump Hills Walkabout, part 2
Curiosity has spent the last two months completing a second circuit of the Pahrump Hills field site, gathering APXS and MAHLI data. The work has been hampered by the loss of the ChemCam focusing laser, but the team is developing a workaround. Over the holidays, the rover downlinked many Gigabits of image data. The rover is now preparing for a drilling campaign.
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1:24 AM | Science by democracy doesn’t work (Synopsis)
“Even when Darwin’s teaching first made its appearance, it became clear at once that its scientific, materialist core, its teaching concerning the evolution of living nature, was antagonistic to the idealism that reigned in biology.” -Trofim Lysenko We love having debates when there’s a disagreement. When there are multiple competing explanations for an effect, multiple…
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1:24 AM | Science by democracy doesn’t work
Scientific debate is important for the questions it raises, not the early conclusions it reaches.Continue reading on Medium »
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12:11 AM | The President's 2016 Budget Is Coming
The 2016 budget cycle for NASA kicks off on Feb 2nd, when the White House releases the President's Budget Request. Here's what to look for.

January 21, 2015

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8:53 PM | Most Extreme Photo of Comet Snapped by Astronaut in Space
NASA astronaut Terry Virts managed to photograph Comet Lovejoy from orbit.
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8:00 PM | Space Telescope Snaps 100 Million Epic Solar Photos
Jan. 19, 2015, was a red letter day for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory -- one of its instruments, having continually stared at the sun for 5 years, captured its 100 millionth observation of our nearest star.
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5:49 PM | Milky Way Moonset
Michael Shainblum is a photographer whose favorite target is the Milky Way (though he took one of the most amazing photos of 2014, lightning hitting the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world). He sent me a note recently that he caught an unusual scene in Big Sur, California, and, well, take a look: How cool is that? The Milky Way is almost exactly vertical, plunging down into the Pfeiffer Beach Keyhole Rock, a natural arch carved by erosion. But what’s that glow in the hole? […]
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5:40 PM | Galactic 'Skeleton' Reveals Milky Way Secrets
Scientists are finding more evidence of a galactic 'skeleton' lurking inside the appendages of the Milky Way, and studying these massive 'bones' could help researchers get a better idea of what our galaxy looks like from the outside.
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4:17 PM | La Via Lattea potrebbe essere un gigantesco wormhole
Alla luce delle conoscenze e delle teorie più attuali, la nostra galassia potrebbe essere un enorme wormhole, o cunicolo spazio-temporale, già come quello del recente film “Interstellar” (post). Se ciò fosse vero, esso sarebbe “stabile e navigabile”. E’ quanto emerge da uno studio pubblicato sulla rivista Annals of Physics. Il lavoro, frutto di una collaborazione … Continue reading La Via Lattea potrebbe essere un gigantesco wormhole […]
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4:14 PM | Il pene si sta rimpicciolendo davvero?
Secondo il Telegraph, l’organo maschile è oggi, in media, più corto di due centimetri rispetto al passato. Ma è una considerazione senza troppi riscontri scientifici
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