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  1. Ok sorry about that, As I have written the article about this website I am going to send it hopefully it will generate a few more members. On the forum. Regards Paul
  2. I put it on my blog (still draft) so it is easier for me to share the document as a draft review of this science forums website, I want to promote this forum, as it is really useful and helpful as a discussion platform. I have already mentioned it lots of times in various posts to direct people here for further discussion, ( I can't think of many places where I can ask stuff on cutting edge physics or science) I can get hopefully get said article / blog published locally (Torbay) if it sounds ok, so hopefully attract more users here, so i am not intending to put my website link at the end. Just trying to make sure that any review is a fair review of the site. Paul
  3. I am not a expert in immunity and immunology but I think you make a good point here, exposure to dirt / germs helps build the immune system.
  4. Given that the permafrost is also melting in many regions, there has also been warnings previously that there could be very old viruses / bacteria in that permafrost, which are dormant when frozen but as that permafrost melts are released. We just don't know I guess.
  5. As in this? https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/10/world/black-hole-photo-scn/index.html If the article says this was taken with 8 telescopes. I guess it is not a photo in the traditional sense, and definition (as with a camera) as radio telescopes work with radio waves rather than light and this is a combination of different instruments with data combined. Still cool, even though all the memes were of donuts, which I think is the analogy model for a blackhole anyway (well sort of). if you look at the curve of a donut (the sort with the hole in).
  6. If you are interested in Astronomy and Space I suggest In the Night sky : Orion, which is part of OpenLearn ( http://www.open.ac.uk/ ) from the OU, that covers a lot about stars, planets, star life cycles, and searching for exoplanets, there is a lot of crossover with other courses, which is sometimes a good thing, But as this is longer then you will cover what is also in the shorter courses such as The Sun. And if you need to discuss something further you could always ask here on the forum. Paul
  7. Hi In an effort to try and promote Scienceforums more widely I have tried to write a review on my website url deleted This isn't published yet as it is still draft, but is still viewable, I am posting here for some feedback, my intention here to promote this website as I find it really useful, friendly and engaging, hopefully we can attract more people to take part in discussions. So firstly is it ok to do this, ? and how does it sound so far ? I am not a fan of Facebook (not on it) so welcome any forum such as this where discussions can take place. Thank you for any help Paul
  8. Cool thanks, so i guess I must have moved up at some point and not noticed. Paul
  9. Not quite too sure what to search for here other than 'Ranking' which doesn't seem to return a list, , I seem to be a Meson at present, but others are molecule, atom etc, is there a list of these ranks somewhere please. Just for interest. Thanks Paul
  10. In terms of anti poverty, Would a universal basic income be far better for society, ? If you increase taxes then you get accused of punishing the rich. This is from Jan 2020 World’s billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion people https://www.oxfam.org/en/press-releases/worlds-billionaires-have-more-wealth-46-billion-people I wonder what the Covid 19 pandemic has done to these figures, we know that Amazon and Facebook have done very well from the news. But the cost is to the millions facing job losses, evictions, and poverty. In other news Both Bill Gates and Mark Zukerburg are apparently now centi-billionaires, so worth something like $ 100 Billion Dollars, meanwhile there are people who use Facebook who can barely afford to make ends meet and buy food. Maybe we need to define the term 'learn' and bring in some child development experts in to this. https://childdevelopmentinfo.com/ages-stages/#gs.dho62l
  11. A child learns from the parent or their environment, and this seems to apply to the animal kingdom too, a adult chimp for example uses a stick to get food (termites) from a hole in the ground or tree, the youngster copies the adult. I think we are finding animals and their social structures are far more complex than first thought but in a way they are also remarkably similar they can feel loss, grief, and well as happiness. I can't find the reference to what I may have refereed to earlier, (it's on a poster somewhere) I did find this https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/researchweek/ResearchWeek2020/All2020/37/ I think we are seeing increasing evidence that the first few years of a child's life are essential, not just with what the are exposed but their diet and stimulation is also important, for development.
  12. I will need to look that up, but may be we need to make some tough decisions somewhere. Like how do we fund social care and adult education, if that means higher taxes, or other funding streams these are tough decisions, that may be unpopular unless people see results from these policies. Maybe it is people and their needs that are different,if we are all unique and different needs and level of needs then we all need help in different ways. hence the complexity.
  13. Agreed, if not jail, there are for example complexes of secure housing, and secure, perhaps sheltered communities, they are not locked up as such but are in a secure / safe environment. Where they have access to the help they need.
  14. Well that is why the justice system needs hand out justice that fits the crime or crimes that have taken place. One size can't fit all. If you look at the 3 that killed PC Harper, we are looking at burglary, theft of a car, and dragging PC Harper behind for over a mile, causing horrific fatal injuries. Odd how none of them noticed. Then they just laugh about it, showing contempt for everyone including the family and friends of the victim. So while I agree with longer jail terms, surely those who show remorse, or admit their crime (say they do the same thing) that remorse and or admission should be taken in to account. Those who show no remorse and laugh clearly need the laugh wiped from their faces. The 3 who killed PC harper are apparently now appealing against their sentence. Give judges the power to hand out very harsh and long terms, so they then have the power and option to also commute that to shorter terms. For petty theft, perhaps the jail term could be determined by treatment and then education so people are helped back in to society and are less likely to offend again, jail should not be a place they would want to go back to, but the education and treatment leaves them in a better place. So if that programme takes 3 years then you have 3 years for petty theft, it depends on the individual, but that can be start off in a medium security prison which has access to proper training and funding. Perhaps the last six months they can be released for work, and return for the evening and night, special wings to allow for that. And yes some prison terms should not prevent you from going in to the police, in fact having been inside, it may make you a better candidate to talk to groups of people about choices and consequences. Very complex, but maybe we need to make tough decisions to get to the best outcomes for people.
  15. How about red light, much better for Astronomy. Seriously, however, would daylight be too bright you just need a level to illuminate the path below or we need to work out the purpose of the street light and find a mix of colours to suit. Street lights maybe one colour but those illuminating roads may need to be brighter or different colour, perhaps diffused would be better in some situations.
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