Monthly Archives: December 2017

Unraveling an Ancient Code Written in Strings

Posted, but not written by, Louis Sheehan EVOLUTION Unraveling an Ancient Code Written in Strings Scientists are teaming with Andean locals to solve the enigma of a mysterious form of writing By Sabine Hyland, Sapiens on November 11, 2017 The … Continue reading

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Why Does Gravity Travel at the Speed of Light?

Why Does Gravity Travel at the Speed of Light? By Eric Betz | December 8, 2017 12:04 pm The dead cores of two stars collided 130 million years ago in a galaxy somewhat far away. The collision was so extreme … Continue reading

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Being treated unfairly at work increases risk of long-term sick leave

Science News from research organizations Being treated unfairly at work increases risk of long-term sick leave Date: December 7, 2017 Source: University of East Anglia Summary: Staff who feel they are treated unfairly at work are at increased risk of … Continue reading

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Russia launches giant Yamal gas project in the Arctic

Russia launches giant Yamal gas project in the Arctic Andrea PALASCIANO AFP7 December 2017 View photos Russia’s gigantic Yamal LNG plant in Arctic Siberia is one of the most ambitious such projects in the world More Russia launches Friday its … Continue reading

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Big Bang … or Big Bounce?

A BEHEMOTH black hole has just been discovered at the dawn of time. It shouldn’t exist. And its presence challenges the idea the universe was created with a Big Bang.  IT’S almost as far into space — and back in … Continue reading

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Do black holes reverse time?

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/special-features/in-depth/do-black-holes-reverse-time/news-story/5062b9de779c264aebbb9959fc18c1f8                 Posted, but not created, by Louis Sheehan

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The black hole is 800 million times larger than our sun

A massive black hole may help scientists establish a better timeline for our universe Scientists can now estimate when stars first began to light up the cosmic universe, thanks to the discovery of a supermassive black hole, NPR reports. The … Continue reading

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Germany’s insects are disappearing

Germany’s insects are disappearing By Gretchen VogelOct. 18, 2017 , 2:00 PM In just 3 decades, insect populations in German nature reserves have plummeted by more than 75%, according to a new study. The reasons for the decline aren’t clear, … Continue reading

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The Most Distant Supermassive Black Hole Ever Discovered

The Most Distant Supermassive Black Hole Ever Discovered The light from the hot gas surrounding the celestial object took more than 13 billion years to reach Earth. Artist’s illustration of the most distant supermassive black hole ever discovered, which is … Continue reading

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Where have all the insects gone?

Posted, but not written by, Louis Sheehan Where have all the insects gone? By Gretchen VogelMay. 10, 2017 , 9:00 AM Entomologists call it the windshield phenomenon. “If you talk to people, they have a gut feeling. They remember how … Continue reading

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