Sandra Trujillo

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China publishes comprehensive plan to deal with climate change

The potential threats stemming from global climate change is something that countries across the world are considering — China is now the latest to publish a comprehensive look at what pitfalls might await it due to global warming and how it can work around those challenges. According to <i>The Wall</i> …

20 little ways to drop pounds

Bad news:The average person gains one to two pounds a year.<p>Good news: Consuming just 100 fewer calories each day is enough to avert that weight gain.<p>If you’re finding this out a little too late―and you want to actually lose some of that weight―you have to downsize by 500 calories a day. But you …

APOD: Heavy Black Hole Jets in 4U1630-47 (2013 Nov 20) Illustration Credit: NASA, CXC, M. Weiss http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131120.html What are black hole jets made of? Many black holes in stellar systems are surely surrounded by disks of gas and plasma gravitationally pulled from a close binary star companion. Some of this material, after approaching the black hole, ends up being expelled from the star system in powerful jets emanating from the poles of the spinning black hole. Recent evidence indicates that these jets are composed not only electrons and protons, but also the nuclei of heavy elements such as iron and nickel. The discovery was made in system 4U1630-47 using CSIRO’s Compact Array of radio telescopes in eastern Australia, and the European Space Agency's Earth-orbiting XMM-Newton satellite. The 4U1630-47 star system is depicted above in an artist's illustration, with a large blue star on the right and jets emanating from a black hole in the center of the accretion disc on the left. Although the 4U1630-47 star system is thought to contain only a small black hole -- a few times the mass of our Sun -- the implications of the results may be larger: that black holes of larger sizes might also be emitting jets of massive nuclei into the cosmos. http://www.nasa.gov/chandra http://chandra.harvard.edu/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131120 #APOD

Colorado school board member recommends “castration” for transgender kids

“There would have to be castration” in order to pass a transgender students’ rights law, the board member said<p>A Colorado school board member for the Delta County school district argued during an October meeting that transgender students shouldn't be able to use the bathroom that corresponds to …

Stunning Photos of Starling Murmurations that Aren’t

There are a few good reasons why you should go about getting in touch with a photographer before using his or her work. Even if they’re okay with …

18 Scrumptious Polish Dishes That Will Rock Your World

Yeah, it's a lot of meat, cheese and potatoes. And your problem is?

"Great Surprise"—Native Americans Have West Eurasian Origins

Oldest human genome reveals less of an East Asian ancestry than thought.<p><b>Nearly one-third of Native American genes come from west Eurasian people linked to the Middle East and Europe, rather than entirely from East Asians as previously thought, according to a newly sequenced genome.</b><p>Based on the arm …

Keep watching for Orionid meteors

Although the peak night might have been last night, tonight – October 21, 2017 – features a <i>near</i>-maximum night for the annual Orionid shower. Tomorrow …

Space-Born Jellyfish Hate Life On Earth

Space babies get major vertigo on Earth after a microgravity childhood.<p>A warning for future space colonizers: Babies born in space might not ever figure out how to deal with gravity. Jellyfish babies, at least, have to deal with massive vertigo on Earth after spending their first few days in …

Global Warming Update: Record Heat Is 4 Times More Likely Now Than In Pre-Industrial Times

Ugh, global warming.<p>Here's your latest global warming update: It's still happening. Intense heat is now four times more likely to strike in the U.S. than it was in pre-industrial times, according to a new study from Stanford University researchers.<p>July 2012 was the hottest month on record in the …

What Does Marijuana Do to Spiders?

Jason mentioned the other day that he and his wife were watching the new series <i>Orange is the New Black</i>, wherein one of the characters talks about how …

4 Subtle Changes to English People Hardly Notice

Everyone knows that language changes. It's easy to pick out words that have only been recently introduced (bromance, YOLO, derp) or sentence …

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This 'invisibility cloak' could conceal satellites — or hide your kids

Scientists have been slaving over the development of exotic materials that can serve as invisibility cloaks for small objects in specific wavelengths, but father-and-son researchers are showing off a type of invisibility that's done with simple sets of mirrors, lenses or tanks of water.<p>In a paper …