Month: October 2020

Some people don’t have or use visual imagination, or the “mind’s eye.” Many with this condition, called aphantasia, might not even realize that they’re experiencing the world differently, but this difference offers a new window into how the brain processes imagination, emotion, and even memory. Bizarre Beasts Channel: https://www.youtube.com/bizarrebeasts Bizarre Beasts Pin Club: http://bizarrebeastsshow.com/ Hosted
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No Judging: At one point you’ve probably put a finger in your ear and dug out some rather unsightly ear wax, but why does your body produce this yellowy substance in the first place? Hosted by: Michael Aranda ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following
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Six people so far have died from Zeta’s ravages, while leaving over 2.1 million consumers with power outage last Thursday after it struck the Gulf Coast then barreled towards land. Zeta is the 27th named storm during this year’s hurricane season in the Atlantic. It was classified as a storm Category 2 when it made landfall last Wednesday in Louisiana. By
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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HELSINKI — China has outlined a proposed architecture for getting astronauts to the moon and back as part of plans for long-term lunar exploration. A presentation at the 2020 China Space Conference in September details infrastructure including a new launch vehicle, new-generation spacecraft and a lunar lander, along with a potential lunar orbit module and
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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters Four years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called it “a pretty crazy idea” that fake news on Facebook could have influenced the election that handed Donald Trump the presidency.  Today, the idea
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Monty Rakusen | Cultura | Getty Images Company: Contura Energy, Inc. (CTRA) Business: Contura is large scale provider of metallurgical (“met”) and thermal coal. The company has mining operations across coal basins in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It supplies both metallurgical coal to produce steel and thermal coal to generate power. The met coal
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A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Greece on Friday afternoon, killing at least 19 people, causing buildings to crash down and triggering a “mini tsunami”. Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake The tremor’s magnitude, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) was at  7.00. Authorities in Turkey said it was 6.6.According to USGS, the quake
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October 30th, 2020 by Guest Contributor  Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists.By Mike Jacobs, Senior energy analyst Replacing the fossil-fueled energy supply with renewable energy requires unusual focus and substantial investment in the electricity sector. Our ability to meet these needs that are elevated by climate change, health impacts and recovery from the Covid-19 crisis
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The Presidential election looming next week could change everything for the future of the environment, clean air and the markets contributing to the clean economy. And if Vice President Joe Biden wins, there’s a chance it could change everything for California’s clean air chief Mary Nichols, too.  Bloomberg recently reported that Nichols, the retiring chair
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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s service push, changes to Tesla’s regen braking, Model 3 2021 gets its EPA rating, and more. Sponsored by Electrify America: Discover all the new and innovative ways that Electrify America is providing freedom for electric vehicle
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October 30th, 2020 by Guest Contributor  Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists.By Nicole Pinko, Corporate Analyst In an unexpectedly less terrible turn of events, 2020 has seen several oil and gas companies announce more ambitious climate targets. Just last week, ConocoPhillips released a new “net-zero” climate ambition, becoming the first US oil and gas company to
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Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here New Guinea singing dogs are related to Australian dingoes.Credit: Daniel Heuclin/NPL The largest-ever study of ancient dog genomes has revealed a lot about our four-legged friends. The analysis of more than two dozen Eurasian dogs suggests
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In towns and cities around the world, architects are constantly trying to design and develop buildings that are visually pleasing, energy efficient and long lasting. Their ideas are informed by an almost limitless range of factors, from budgetary and engineering constraints to historical and aesthetic concerns. Perhaps surprisingly, however, the natural world can also be
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WASHINGTON — The commercial space industry hopes to continue recent progress in regulatory reform even if there is a new president or a change in party control in Congress after the election. The last six months have seen two major milestones in government regulation of commercial space activities: the publication of revised commercial remote sensing
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The merging of two black holes releases gravitational waves.Credit: Science Photo Library/Alamy Astronomers observed 39 cosmic events that released gravitational waves over a 6-month period in 2019 — a rate of more than one per week. The bounty, described in a series of papers published on 28 October, demonstrates how observatories that detect these ripples
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WASHINGTON — NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has secured material it collected from the asteroid Bennu into a sample return capsule, a process the mission accelerated after images showed material leaking into space. At an Oct. 29 briefing, project officials said they had stowed a sample collection device called the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) into a
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Countries have banded together to propose marine reserves to protect Antarctic krill species from global warming and overfishing. The cornerstone of the biologically diverse Antarctic Peninsula is the shrimp-like, small Antarctic krill. READ: Scientists Determine How Marsh Birds Survive Dangerous Hurricanes and Natural Disasters such as Hurricane Zeta The Importance of and Threats To Krill According to University of Colorado environmental scientist Cassandra Brooks, krill are the
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Tesla is apparently starting to test discounted rates at Supercharger stations in order to offset expensive peak demand charges. Do you think it’s going to work? Electric utilities are making large energy users pay ‘demand charges’ during peak use that can be quite taxing, especially to charging station operators. Charging stations by nature suffer from
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Netflix on Thursday raised the prices of its standard and premium plans to $13.99 and $17.99 per month, respectively. Prior to Thursday, those plans were priced at $12.99 and $15.00, respectively. Current Netflix customers will see the updated prices on their bill over the next two months, Netflix told CNBC. Customers will get a warning
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Week in Review Stories discussed this week (4:30). Features VERGE 20 mainstage highlights (16:55)  Lisa Jackson, vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives at Apple, reflects on the intersection of racial inequity and climate strategy; how it’s shaping the company’s circular economy strategy. Andrew Zolli, head of global impact initiatives at Planet, on making the most
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Vsauce3: http://bit.ly/UE3Q0R BACKYARD BRAIN CHANNEL: Electrical impulses from di-embodied limbs: http://bit.ly/TVtE39 BackyardBrains INSANE squid axon reactions to music: http://bit.ly/WJLyw3 Frog legs move when salted VIDEO: http://bit.ly/VFGHg6 Music by Jake Chudnow: http://www.youtube.com/jakechudnow Mike the headless chicken: http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_the_Headless_Chicken Cockroach’s can live without heads for a while: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=fact-or-fiction-cockroach-can-live-without-head Speed of a sneeze: http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mythbusters/db/human-body/sneeze-travel-100-mph.html Reflexes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/reflexes/reflexes.shtml “Why can’t
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Scientists first saw patches of ice on Mercury 20 years ago, and that discovery raised a lot of questions: How could ice survive on one of the solar system’s hottest planets, and how did it get there in the first place? Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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Scientists have learnt to produce the relatively unstable element lithium (pictured) inside a microscope, making the metal’s crystallization easy to observe. Credit: Petr Jan Juracka/SPL Materials science 29 October 2020 A standard laboratory tool allows researchers to produce two potentially dangerous metals and to observe them as they form. Lithium and sodium are highly reactive
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Braxton, based Colorado Springs, will be merged into Parsons’ space and geospatial business. WASHINGTON — Parsons announced Oct. 29 it will acquire Braxton Science & Technology Group for $258 million. The acquisition broadens the company’s footprint in space and cybersecurity.  Braxton, based Colorado Springs, Colorado, will be merged into Parsons’ space and geospatial business, adding
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