If you look closely at this specimen, you can see the remarkable 3-D and soft-bodied preservation. This fish specimen reminds me of the ray-finned fossil fish you see in carbonate concretion from Lower Cretaceous deposits in the Santana Formation, Brazil.
Nukes Can NEVER Terraform Mars - A Million Tsar Bomba's, Largest Nuke Ever Made, Can't Do It - Elon Musk's Sci. Fi Teeshirts
Elon Musk has just tweeted about his "Nuke Mars to terraform it" idea. He talked about that some years back, in 2015 when many people responded with articles saying it is impossible. Now he is tweeting again.
This is surely just a joke. He can't be serious.
Here is his throwaway remark about it in 2015. It was reasonably clear he was not putting forward a serious worked out future plan for Mars. But is there any potential in the idea?
Mauna Kea Astronomy: Something Weird Happened to the Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way 26,000 Years Ago
After 20 years of watching Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of our galaxy (that's right, no matter what astrology sign you pretend to be, we're all Sagittarius), in May astronomers saw something they'd never seen before.
Using the Keck Telescope at Mauna Kea in Hawaii (because it's 13,00 feet in the air, above 40 percent of the earth's atmosphere, it is great for infrared - this was before 2015 when mainland activists invaded to declare science was ruining a "sacred" place) they found the infrared imaging was much brighter.
1990 MU And 1998 OR2 Are NOT Planet Killers - Can't Even Hit Us - More Absurd Stories In Business Insider And Daily Express
Another two harmless asteroids being shared in the sensationalist press. I am getting PM's from some really scared people about these. To debunk:
- Asteroid warning: Space rock comparable to dinosaur killer is heading Earth’s way (Daily Express)
- NASA Detects Planet-Killer Asteroid That Might Hit Earth Next Year (Business insider)
There has been NO ASTEROID WARNING. You can check that here with my non techy interface to the NASA Sentry table.
Artist's reused materials, if there were errors, changes or they changed their minds, and now thanks to infrared and hyperspectral imaging plus X-ray fluorescence to find zinc in the drawings, we know something about what Da Vinci had originally planned. Using infrared reflectography in 2005, they discovered a preliminary drawing of the Virgin Mary - different from the final result.
And now they have revealed Leonardo’s earlier design for the angel and baby Christ.
Of course, how we came to be is not a new field, for as long as mankind was able to take a break from grinding out life we've wondered how it all came to be.
Other more dangerous claims are that it will help with schizophrenia and epilepsy. The reality is that if the ketogenic diet could do any of those things, meal plans would be in double-blind clinical trials right now. Those diseases are a trillion dollar market.
Companies want to move away from the marijuana stigma (and the tax - California couldn't wait to legalize it so they could slap 40 percent tax on it) so the supplement trend has been Cannabidiol (CBD) in the food and beverage industry, where almost anything goes when it comes to health and wellness claims. If you are willing to pay to claim it, someone is willing to pay to believe you.
Rising Water Stress Slowed Down RATE Of Increase In Greening - World Still Greening Fast (or Browning, For Ocean Seaweed)
This is an interesting paper but it’s been misreported widely. Over the last decade the world has continued to get greener almost everywhere, especially so in India, many farmers now grow several crops a year in many areas instead of one, and in China because of its work on reafforestation, restoring degraded land and more intensive agriculture.
Only 5% of the Earth has a browning. So why does the map in this recent Nature paper seem to show the opposite?
Well it’s because it is a map of a change in the RATE of greening.
Refinancing maturities is not usually a big deal but Teva and Mylan and Heritage Pharmaceuticals became the poster children for Big Pharma arrogance - even though they are all genetic companies, and were somehow wrapped in an ethical halo compared to their original product predecessors.
An ambulance for a scrape? Yes, nearly 3,000 more of them, and that is just in one city. All paid for by everyone whose premiums went up.
I'm not being mean to baby boomers, they also were the first generation to have a polio vaccine and they ended Smallpox. They paid the taxes that funded an optimistic War On Cancer and the successful moon landings and Medicare. I was just noting that if you are in the spin business, you can frame broad demographics, especially tens of millions of people, any way you want.
And that is being done with a report saying baby boomers thinks food - specifically organic food -is medicine.
And documents show biotech companies like Monsanto doing the same. But an investigation into a supposed controversy claimed by trade groups like US Right To Know and their sister sites like Sourcewatch led to nothing.
"We couldn't find anything special or unusual about the lists - it was mostly information that you could find in a public place with a bit of research."
North Sea Dogger Bank Wind Turbine Project Could Supply More Power To The EU By 2045 Than Coal Does Now
This is a plan for a wind turbine hub in the North Sea on Dogger Bank, that could up to 180GW by 2045 in time to help Europe achieve net zero emissions. The “Dogger Bank”, is the sunken Doggerland, a region of the North Sea that used to be above the sea in the last ice age. It is far from land, so winds would be much more steady.
The shallowest parts are only 15 meters below sea level making it an ideal place to build artificial islands (a bit like the Chinese artificial islands in the South China sea) and build sea turbines like this. The turbines could be towed into place as is already done for offshore wind. This video briefly describes it:
California Farmers Use More Chlorpyrifos Than Any State. Now Politicians Are Banning It - Without Seeing Data
Last year, the scientifically wacky 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California - the most overturned appeals court by the Supreme Court of the United States - tried to order EPA to ban chlorpyrifos even though they hadn't seen any data showing it causes any defects in people.