Andrew Paulson

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Explosion in Number of Potentially Habitable Worlds

Climate model predicts 60 billion water-friendly planets around red dwarf stars.<p><b>The number of potentially habitable worlds circling red dwarf stars—the most abundant type of star in our Milky Way galaxy—may have just doubled to 60 billion, a new study suggests.</b><p>Using global climate models originally …

Questions of Travel and Bon Iver, Bon Iver – the perfect soundtrack

On my blog The Book Tuner, I match music to books – pairing those that provide complementary reading and listening experiences. In the wake of …

Seth Rogen: the slacker's guide to getting ahead

Seth Rogen is so exactly like his onscreen self that hanging out with him can feel a little like dropping into one of his movies. "Have just been …

Street Light Interference: Exploring the Phenomenon

Have you ever had the experience where as you walk under a streetlight it suddenly turns off. As you continue down the street the light turns back on …

Opportunity to see Venus in daytime on October 7 and 8

October 7 and 8, 2013 present two chances for seeing Venus in daylight, because the moon appears near this planet.<p>Have you ever seen the moon in a …

New Hope For Regrowing Severed Limbs, Just Like Lizards' Tails

Pretty good superpower to have, if you ask me.<p>Some lizards and amphibians have the ability to regrow severed tails or limbs--in fact, the blue-tailed skink abandons its tail intentionally to distract predators. But humans, despite our amazing advancements in the field of spying on each other, are …

APOD: Sharpless 115 (2013 Jun 14) Image Credit & Copyright: Bill Snyder (at Sierra Remote Observatories) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130614.html Explanation: Sharpless 115 stands just north and west of Deneb, the alpha star of Cygnus the Swan in planet Earth's skies. Noted in the 1959 catalog by astronomer Stewart Sharpless (as Sh2-115) the faint but lovely emission nebula lies along the edge of one of the outer Milky Way's giant molecular clouds, about 7,500 light-years away. Shining with the light of ionized atoms of hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen in this Hubble palette color composite image, the nebular glow is powered by hot stars in star cluster Berkeley 90. The cluster stars are likely only 100 million years old or so and are still embedded in Sharpless 115. But the stars' strong winds and radiation have cleared away much of their dusty, natal cloud. At the emission nebula's estimated distance, this cosmic close-up spans just under 100 light-years. http://billsnyderastrophotography.com/ http://www.sierra-remote.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130614 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0614

At last, the edifice of drugs prohibition is starting to crumble

The past two months have been an incredibly busy and productive time for global drug policy reform and scientific research into psychedelic drugs. …

Video: How black holes emit x-rays

At team of astrophysicists says it has shown, for the first time, that high-energy light emission is not only possible, but inevitable when gas is …

Planets like Earth could be hiding in space dust

<b>U. ARIZONA (US) —</b> Astronomers are working on a new technique to detect dust clouds around stars in an effort to identify planets like Earth.<p>The …

The Week In Numbers: Saturn's Moon Hides An Ocean, New Human Body Part Discovered, And More

<b>700 miles</b>: the diameter of Dione, an icy moon of Saturn that may be home to a subterranean ocean—and "astrobiological potential"<p><b>13 million light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to this perplexing black hole, which appears to have recently gone quiet at the center of the Sculptor galaxy<p><b>1975</b>: the year …

Spacewatch: Kepler and Herschel

Nasa will not know for several weeks yet, but there are fears that the Kepler spacecraft may be unable to resume its search for planets around other …

Black hole bonanza in 'next door' Andromeda galaxy

Twenty-six new black hole candidates have been discovered in the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy. According to the astronomers involved, these could be …

Visions of the Universe exhibition reveals full wonder of space images

A child has just stepped onto the Red Planet. While visitors to Visions of the Universe, an exhibition of astronomical photography that has just …

Why the Camera Industry Clings Onto the Design of Early SLR Bodies

Have you ever wondered why the professional photography industry is dominated by cameras that carry on the design tradition that was started by …

Why Do We Create Images?

“Nobody asks me, <i>‘Why do you do photography?’</i> Everybody asks how… But what about why? Why do things that are difficult and dangerous? Why push so hard …