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  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_Dyson Freeman Dyson, best known for the Dyson sphere has died today aged 96. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/28/science/freeman-dyson-dead.html
  2. 'Is there any psychobiological benefit to throwing i the odd really simple level, that is quick to complete' Personally I would prefer the levels to get progressively harder with easier bits within the levels themselves to aid progress and encouragement. A hard level followed by an easy level followed by a hard level doesn't make much sense to me. There's a certain satisfaction completing a hard level. Maybe instead of easy, make it more fun instead. What about bonus levels? A chance to boost your points or win some goodies that can be applied to the next level. Good luck with your game.
  3. 'Your moderators are liars and thieves' He's an 'Evil Liar' actually. Not sure about the thieving though.
  4. Researchers have held individual atoms and released them to interact for the first time. Their secret weapon is a set of three optical tweezer setups to hold atoms in suspension. They made predictions about the few-body problem, but were surprised by their results. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/amp31026792/scientists-hold-atoms-quantum-physics/?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral
  5. I should be in bed, but it's Friday tomorrow so work can kiss my ass, I'm listening to this instead. Enjoy.
  6. You wouldn't want to see a supernova? Why not, it's too far away to harm us. Would be the most spectacular thing anybody has seen. Just breathtaking. I would love to witness it.
  7. Confused. Arrive back where? The start of the Big Bang. Why 880 billion years instead of 13 billion. Sorry if I'm being ignorant.
  8. https://www.sciencealert.com/nothingness-has-friction-and-we-need-the-fastest-spinning-object-ever-made-to-measure-it
  9. Parent, apart from that I don't think any of those jobs above will be safe from AI. Some would be much better with AI. AI defence lawyer would be a much better lawyer than what most people can afford, it would know everything, every area of law, every loophole, everything. Instantly too. Health care assistant too. Think of the knowledge it could possess not to mention the abuse cases you hear about. Teaching too I reckon. Imagine history class, would be much better. Factory worker making car parts would be the best though. 😏 Athlete's will be the safest I think.
  10. https://nypost.com/2020/02/05/scientists-bewildered-after-monster-galaxy-dies-without-warning/amp/?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ab5b9f
  11. No different to the theatre, not the movies. It's just another form of entertainment. The kids think it's real, and the parents know it's fake. Good guys against bad guys. Perfect family entertainment. Each to their own, as they say. And some good role models too i think. - the Rock being the most obvious one.
  12. It's not a sport like boxing or MMA, it's entertainment based. I get the impression it's the 'characters' that people like - 'the Rock', Hulk Hogan etc.. a bit of escapism, no different than going to the theatre, just a lot more fun.
  13. https://familylifegoals.com/extinct-formosan-clouded-leopard-seen-in-taiwan-for-the-first-time-since-disappearing-over-30-years-ago/?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral
  14. Some good news...They have a vaccine, but it will take up to two years before it's fit for use. Not sure how good this actually is though. Question: in the future, will it be possible to develop vaccines and release them immediately whilst still being safe? Maybe using advanced AI or something. https://www.vice.com/amp/en_asia/article/y3mw37/scientists-have-already-developed-a-coronavirus-vaccine?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral
  15. https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-caught-a-star-in-the-act-of-warping-the-fabric-of-space-and-time/amp?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral An illustration of frame dragging. (Mark Myers/OzGrav ARC Centre of Excellence)
  16. This is a strange place to post this isn't it! 🤔
  17. Just come across this, maybe something similar in the US. Under current EU rules, the chlorine wash is classed as a processing aid rather than an ingredient and so wouldn’t have to be declared on the packaging. This means UK consumers would be unlikely to know whether imported US chicken had been through the chlorination process unless it was voluntarily declared. http://theconversation.com/chlorine-washed-chicken-qanda-food-safety-expert-explains-why-us-poultry-is-banned-in-the-eu-81921
  18. For some reason YouTube won't play music, I'm currently thanking the lord for the musical tastes of SFN. Hallelujah🙏🏻
  19. True, but she's been dead for 84 years, so she's fair game as far as I'm concerned. I thinks it's hilarious 😂
  20. What you talking about, she's beautiful 😘 feast your eyes on princess Zahra Khanom Tadj es-Saltaneh (1883 – 1936) who was considered the ultimate symbol of beauty in Persia during the early 1900s. So much in fact, a total of 13 young men killed themselves because she rejected their love.
  21. It's raining where I am, but this song makes me not care. Perfect.
  22. Gravitational waves attributed to the collision of two neutron stars could have been produced by something much stranger.... https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/did-astronomers-just-discover-black-holes-from-the-big-bang/?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral Snapshot from the central region of a numerical simulation of two merging neutron stars. It shows the stars stretched out by tidal forces just before their collision. Credit: CoRe/Jena FSU
  23. https://phys.org/news/2020-01-particle-chip.html This image, magnified 25,000 times, shows a section of a prototype accelerator-on-a-chip. The segment shown here are one-tenth the width of a human hair. The oddly shaped gray structures are nanometer-sized features carved in to silicon that focus bursts of infrared laser light, shown in yellow and purple, on a flow of electrons through the center channel. As the electrons travel from left to right, the light focused in the channel is carefully synchronized with passing particles to move them forward at greater and greater velocities. By packing 1,000 of these acceleration channels onto an inch-sized chip, Stanford researchers hope to create an electron beam that moves at 94 percent of the speed of light, and to use this energized particle flow for research and medical applications. Credit: Neil Sapra
  24. Only 10% of Nobel prize winners being atheist wouldn't surprise me at all. Remember, even the Catholic Church promotes evolution. Not only that, but not everyone interprets religion the same, just because you believe in God doesn't mean you believe Noah's ark was real or homosexuals are going to hell.
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