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Curious layman

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  1. no more jokes about people like this from me. Short but moving doc. https://www.youtube.com/c/SoftWhiteUnderbelly/playlists some really good docs on this channel. Check it out.
  2. Can someone explain to a layman what they do, Why are they important? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penrose_tiling
  3. Ok this is pretty gross, and don't quote me on this, but isn't the smell due to small molecules of actual poo getting stuck up your nose? Heard that 'fact' a few times now.
  4. Disagree. If this was true, most women would only have one child, which isn't the case. Question: does/would using a gestation pod lesson the bond between mother and child? Let's hope not. They already do, with mixed results. Just go to your local prison if you want to speak to some of them.
  5. Location of Comet NEOWISE from July 27 to August 2, 2020. Facing west-northwest shortly after dusk, as seen from the U.S. See how the curve in the Big Dipper’s handle points to the bright star Arcturus? For a specific view – shortly after your local dusk – from your specific location on the globe, try Stellarium. Illustration by Eddie Irizarry using Stellarium. https://earthsky.org
  6. The star TYC 8998-760-1 (top center) was photographed with two giant exoplanets (arrows), the first time astronomers have directly imaged more than one planet orbiting a sunlike star. The bright spots above star TYC 8998-760-1 are other stars in the background. BOHN ET AL/ESO https://www.sciencenews.org/article/first-picture-sun-like-star-multiple-exoplanets-astronomy-planets
  7. Nothing crazy, just interesting. Interview starts at 4:30.
  8. A 35-mile-long rift opened up in the Ethiopian desert in 2005, the result of tectonic plates slowly spreading the continent apart. https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/african-continent-very-slowly-peeling-apart-scientists-say-new-ocean-n1234128
  9. Unlikely, as Swansont says, but it doesn't mean people don't come up with ideas. Try these if your interested. http://asteronx.com/index.html https://tauzero.aero/making-progress/propulsion-ideas/
  10. Yes https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/humans-still-evolving-3-recent-adaptations Maybe. BBC news- Human species may split in two They already did, dinosaurs are just animals.
  11. Oops, reading too fast, thought it meant 0.8-2 kilos not 2000 tons.
  12. Not sure if these will help, but https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suitcase_nuclear_device https://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/systems/w54.htm (the bottom of the page)
  13. A visualization showing the South Pole Wall, a large cluster of galaxies near the southernmost part of the sky. (Image: © D. Pomarede, R. B. Tully, R. Graziani, H. Courtois, Y. Hoffman, J. Lezmy.) https://www.livescience.com/south-pole-wall-discovered-in-space.html
  14. https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-united-states-will-withdraw-from-the-world-health-organization
  15. A newly discovered four-quark particle (illustrated) is the first to contain all heavy quarks, and more than two quarks of the same kind. CERN https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-particle-cern-tetraquark-first-four-same-kind-quark
  16. Let's say I was attacking you, if the police do not have a duty to protect you, do they not have a duty to stop me from breaking the law? What happened 'To Protect and Serve'.
  17. https://scitechdaily.com/hungry-black-hole-among-the-most-massive-in-the-universe-34-billion-times-the-mass-of-our-sun/
  18. I never knew you could do this. Do you think that changing the law so you have to have a VP of the opposite party would help keep both party's working together. If something happened to the president and it changed party's, wouldn't them having to pick a VP of the other party help keep it balanced. Seems like a really good way to keep them on more sociable terms.
  19. Sorry for the ramble, but a little surprised/shocked by the support for police officers using choke or blood holds or whatever. I'm not sure the image of police officers holding suspects in what appears to be a headlock is going to do their image much good. It's very easy for someone to panic in a situation like that and for the situation to get out of hand. my personal opinion is that the police should use the example of care homes and psychiatric hospitals. These people face situations like the police all the time. Ok, not with guns, but still high pressure situations with very unp
  20. Not any more, it's nuclear thermal, not the nuclear explosions you mean, but still nuclear. Pretty exciting too. Let's hope it doesn't get cancelled. https://www.space.com/nuclear-powered-rockets-to-explore-solar-system.html
  21. The axion field rapidly runs over the potential barriers and eventually begins oscillations when sufficiently slowed down by friction. Credit: Co & Harigaya https://phys.org/news/2020-06-case-axion-dark-gains-traction.amp
  22. Try these also, not all nuclear, but still interesting. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spacecraft_propulsion#Speculative_methods
  23. Disclaimer: Black hole not visible, southern hemisphere required. https://www.theregister.com/2020/05/06/nearest_black_hole_earth/
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