Stanislav Atanasov

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More Evidence That Ravens Are Ridiculously Intelligent Birds

New research shows that ravens can plan ahead for different types of events, and even resist the urge to take an immediate reward in favor of getting …

First Object Teleported from Earth to Orbit - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a Long March 2D rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert carrying a satellite called Micius, named …

No ghosts, and no afterlife of any kind

Basic stuff: Brian Cox explains that there’s no physics to support the existence of ghosts, but I’ve also heard Sean Carroll explain the same …

When a Boy Was Bullied for His Shaved Head, His Principal Stepped Up in a Big Way

The middle school principal taught an impactful empathy lesson after a student was bullied for showing solidarity for his grandfather with cancer—by shaving his own head!<p>When sixth-grader Jackson Johnston's grandfather was diagnosed with cancer and began losing his hair as a result of the chemo …

APOD: SDO's Multiwavelength Sun (2013 Dec 21) Image Credit: GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio, SDO, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131221.html Explanation: Today, the solstice is at 17:11 Universal Time, the Sun reaching the southernmost declination in its yearly journey through planet Earth's sky. The December solstice marks the astronomical beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere and summer in the south. To celebrate, explore this creative visualization of the Sun from visible to extreme ultraviolet wavelengths, using image data from the orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). Against a base image made at a visible wavelengths, the wedge-shaped segments show the solar disk at increasingly shorter ultraviolet and extreme ultraviolet wavelengths. Shown in false-color and rotating in a clockwise direction, the filters decrease in wavelength from 170 nanometers (in pink) through 9.4 nanometers (green). At shorter wavelengths, the altitude and temperature of the regions revealed in the solar atmosphere tend to increase. Bright at visible wavelengths, the solar photosphere looks darker in the ultraviolet, but sunspots glow and bright plasma traces looping magnetic fields. Watch the filters sweep around the solar disk in this animation of SDO's multiwavelength view of the Sun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS57VH3QN1g http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11385 http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131221 #APOD

5 Scientific Discoveries Based On Weird Baby Experiments

Babies can be mysterious creatures -- what exactly is going on in that little noggin? Fortunately, over the years, scientists have developed some creative ways to find out what makes babies tick. Here are some of the weirdest (but not cruel -- no abandonment here!) ways that research has probed …

Anti-ageing compound set for human trials after turning clock back for mice

Australian and US researchers hope an anti-ageing compound could be trialled on humans as early as next year, following a key breakthrough that saw the ageing process reversed in mice.<p>The study, involving Harvard University and the University of NSW, discovered a way of restoring the efficiency of …

Researchers print eye cells for the first time

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Like other organs, eyes sometimes need to be replaced with a transplant, and that transplant comes from a person who agreed to …

Google Glass lets wearers snap pictures by winking

New feature is part of a suite of software updates<p>Google Glass has announced updates to the software in its internet-linked eyewear to allow users to snap pictures by winking.<p>The new feature, which promises to escalate privacy concerns already being voiced about the high-tech gadget, came as one of …

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