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APOD: Earth at Equinox (2014 Sep 22) Video Credit: Roscosmos / NTSOMZ / zelenyikot.livejournal.com Courtesy: Igor Tirsky, Vitaliy Egorov http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140922.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4er-S_lNRs Explanation: Earth is at equinox. Over the next 24 hours, day and night have nearly equal duration all over planet Earth. Technically, equinox transpires at 2:29 am Universal Time tomorrow, but this occurs today in North and South America. This September equinox signal that winter is approaching in the northern hemisphere, and summer is approaching in the south. At equinox, the dividing line between the sunlit half of Earth and the nighttime half of Earth temporarily passes through Earth's north and south spin poles. This dividing line is shown in clear detail in the featured video, taken by the Russian meteorological satellite Elektro-L during last year's September equinox. The Elektro-L satellite is in geostationary orbit over one spot on Earth's equator and always points directly toward the Earth. The featured video shows a time lapse for an entire day surrounding the equinox, with a new image taken every 30 minutes. Cloud motions are visible as well as the reflection of the Sun are visible as the equinox day progressed. The next Earth equinox is scheduled for March. http://roscosmos.ru/ http://eng.ntsomz.ru/ http://zelenyikot.livejournal.com/17213.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140922 #APOD

APOD: SuitSat-1: A Spacesuit Floats Free (2014 Apr 27) Image Credit: ISS Expedition 12 Crew, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140427.html Explanation: A spacesuit floated away from the International Space Station eight years ago, but no investigation was conducted. Everyone knew that it was pushed by the space station crew. Dubbed Suitsat-1, the unneeded Russian Orlan spacesuit filled mostly with old clothes was fitted with a faint radio transmitter and released to orbit the Earth. The suit circled the Earth twice before its radio signal became unexpectedly weak. Suitsat-1 continued to orbit every 90 minutes until it burned up in the Earth's atmosphere after a few weeks. Pictured above, the lifeless spacesuit was photographed in 2006 just as it drifted away from space station. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition12/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140427 #APOD

Neuroscience and child protection | @guardianletters

Child protection,Social care,Adoption,Children,Society,Neuroscience,Science,Psychology,Parents and parenting,Family,Life and style,Early years education,Education<p>The contribution of neuroscience to our understanding of human development is in its early stages (Written on the brain, Zoe Williams, 26 …

BAN ALL THE BANKS: Here's The Wild Idea That People Are Starting To Take Seriously

Economists have begun seriously discussing the idea of banning banks. That seems ridiculous and far-fetched, but the idea might not be as crazy as it sounds.<p>But before we get to the idea, there's something important that needs to be addressed, which is that people tend to have a gross misconception …

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Meaningful Activities Protect the Brain From Depression

A new study of adolescents found that those who derive joy from selfless deeds were less likely to be depressed over time.<p>Our entire lives, when you think about it, are built around rewards—the pursuit of money, fun, love, and tacos.<p>How we seek and respond to those rewards is part of what …

These Beautiful Graphics Reveal The Chemistry Of Everyday Foods

Literally everything around us is made up of chemicals. That includes all foods. And the different kinds of chemicals they contain give the stuff we eat their flavors, colors, and smells.<p>On the blog Compound Interest, a chemist and teacher in the United Kingdom has illustrated the chemistry behind …