China plans to grow flowers and silkworms on the dark side of the moon…….!

Posted in 2018, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , on April 15, 2018 by theboldcorsicanflame

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CREDIT:ALBERT GARNELIS/TASS

Insects, plants, potato seeds and arabidopsis—a small flowering plant belonging to the mustard family – will be taken to the Moon on board the Chang’e-4 lander and rover in December

 
China hopes to create a ‘mini biosphere’ on the dark side of the Moon, with flowers and silkworms sustaining each other as they grow on the lifeless lunar surface.

The unprecedented plan to create life in outer space is the most intriguing part of China’s lunar probe mission later this year, and could be a major boost for dreams that humans will one day live on the Moon.

The insects, plants, potato seeds and arabidopsis—a small flowering plant belonging to the mustard family – will be taken to the Moon on board the Chang’e-4 lander and rover in December.

They will be placed in an 18cm tall bucket-like tin made from special aluminum alloy materials, together with water, a nutrient solution, and a small camera and data transmission system.

A small tube will direct natural sunlight into the tin to help the plants and potato seeds grow. Although known figuratively as the “dark side” as it is unseen, the far side of the moon receives almost equal sunlight to the near side.

The next stage (…)

TO BE CONTINUED

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/13/china-plans-grow-flowers-silkworms-dark-side-moon/#

The ESA Just Discovered a Second Magnetic Field Surrounding Our Planet

Posted in 2018, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , on April 13, 2018 by theboldcorsicanflame

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How are we only seeing this now?

A trio of satellites studying our planet’s magnetic field have shown details of the steady swell of a magnetic field produced by the ocean’s tides.

Four years of data collected by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Swarm mission have contributed to the mapping of this ‘other’ magnetic field, one that could help us build better models around global warming.

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https://www.sciencealert.com/esa-swarm-satellite-map-ocean-tides-magnetic-field

Video: Proof Dogs are one of the most patient and loving Animals on Earth

Posted in Uncategorized on April 8, 2018 by theboldcorsicanflame

 

Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whales Arctic people have been communicating with cetaceans for centuries. The rest of the world is finally listening in

Posted in 2018, Mind, spirituality with tags , , , on April 8, 2018 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Today, as Western scientists try to better understand Indigenous peoples’ relationships with animals—as well as animals’ own capacity for thoughts and feelings—such beliefs are gaining wider recognition, giving archaeologists a better understanding of ancient northern cultures.

“If you start looking at the relationship between humans and animals from the perspective that Indigenous people themselves may have had, it reveals a rich new universe,” says Matthew Betts, an archaeologist with the Canadian Museum of History who studies Paleo-Eskimo cultures in the Canadian Arctic.

“What a beautiful way to view the world.”

The idea that Indigenous people have spiritual relationships with animals is so well established in popular culture it’s cliché. Yet constricted by Western science and culture, few archaeologists have examined the record of human history with the perspective that animals feel emotions and can express those emotions to humans.

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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science/talking-to-whales-180968698/

Can Cellphones Cause Cancer? Experts Surprised By Latest Tests

Posted in 2018, Mind with tags , , on April 7, 2018 by theboldcorsicanflame

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Can cellphones really cause cancer? It’s been a question that’s dogged researchers for years.

However, a group of experts say the results of some tests are pretty surprising.

Millions of people constantly call, text, click, take pictures and play on cellphones.

Even the top cellular radiation researchers from around the world have a hard time untethering.

But, they gathered recently in North Carolina to talk about cellphone concerns and whether they really do increase the chances of developing cancer.

The panel voted that the results from years of testing on mice and rats were more significant than originally thought.

They say they found clear evidence that phone radiation caused tumors in the hearts of rats, which were similar to tumors in people.

“In humans, it’s seen in the vestibular nerve, in the ear, the acoustic nerve. We found it in the heart, although our animals were exposed in their whole body condition,” John Bucher said.

“While a given animal is not making a cellphone call, they are, throughout their short two-year lifetime getting the same exposure that we expect people to get in their 70-plus years of life,” Dr. Devra Davis, of Environmental Health Trust, said.

Activists are now calling for more protections, citing separate studies from France and Italy.

“Many brain tumor lawsuits going on right now that are waiting for a study like this to prove that people’s brain tumors were caused by their cellphone radiation,” Kevin Mottus, of the California Brain Tumor Association, said.

There are new concerns on the horizon as 5G, which is a stronger broadband system, is about to debut.

Some activists say the government has a responsibility to increase regulations.

“And I think it’s the responsibility of the ones making the phones to make them as safe as possible, and I’m sure they can do better than what we actually have,” Dr. Annie Sasco said.

Both activists and researchers agree that people can minimize any risk by holding phones away from the body when in use and not putting them in your pocket.

SOURCE:
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/03/29/can-cellphones-cause-cancer/

Interactive Map of Billions of Birds’ Migration

Posted in 2018, animals, Uncategorized with tags , , on April 6, 2018 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Different types of birds take routes of widely varying lengths.
Some round-trip migrations can be as long as 44,000 miles, equivalent to almost two round-the-world trips. Others are much shorter.

Some birds even migrate on foot.
Many cover thousands of miles and move back and forth between continents.

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https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03/bird-migration-interactive-maps/

Japan: Volcano Shinmoedake Eruption ~ Slowed Down A Bit ~ Better Visually ~ 04/05/2018

Posted in Uncategorized on April 6, 2018 by theboldcorsicanflame

A strong explosive eruption took place at Shinmoedake volcano, Kirishima mountain range in Japan, late April 4, 2018.

The eruption sent ash up to 6.7 km (22 000 feet) above sea level, the highest since a series of eruptions began on March 1, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.
The eruption also produced minor pyroclastic flows southeast of the crater, in the direction of Takaharu, Miyazaki Prefecture. Some of them reached about 800 meters (2 600 feet) from the crater.

Kagoshima and Mizayaki governments said they had not received any reports of injuries.

The eruption took place two days after a sharp seismicity uptick and mountain ‘swelling’ observed after a recent contraction due to eruption.

Geological summary
Kirishimayama is a large group of more than 20 Quaternary volcanoes located north of Kagoshima Bay. The late-Pleistocene to Holocene dominantly andesitic group consists of stratovolcanoes, pyroclastic cones, maars, and underlying shield volcanoes located over an area of 20 x 30 km (12.4 – 18.6 miles).

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https://watchers.news/2018/04/05/shinmoedake-eruption-kirishimayama-april-2018-japan/

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