06 novembro 2014

SH2-155: The Cave Nebula

This colorful skyscape features the dusty Sharpless catalog emission region Sh2-155, the Cave Nebula. In the composite image, data taken through narrowband filters tracks the glow of ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms in red, green, and blue hues. About 2,400 light-years away, the scene lies along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the royal northern constellation of Cepheus. Astronomical explorations of the region reveal that it has formed at the boundary of the massive Cepheus B molecular cloud and the hot, young stars of the Cepheus OB 3 association. The bright rim of ionized interstellar gas is energized by radiation from the hot stars, dominated by the bright star just above picture center. Radiation driven ionization fronts are likely triggering collapsing cores and new star formation within. Appropriately sized for a stellar nursery, the cosmic cave is over 10 light-years across.

from NASA http://ift.tt/1poyKeA

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What happens when you drink a cup of coffee Coffee is fantastic...

What happens when you drink a cup of coffee

Coffee is fantastic - there’s no denying that. In fact, it is the world’s most popular beverage after water. But do you ever wonder why exactly coffee makes you feel so good? Here’s a timeline to show you what happens, in scientific terms, when you drink a cup of coffee.

Infographic by Map Coffee

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kswayyy: bbyph4t: jspark3000: A 90 year old man and two...




A 90 year old man and two pastors are arrested for feeding the homeless.

Unfortunately, this happened in my home-state of Florida. And I’m not very surprised.


A 90-year-old man is facing up to 60 days in jail for feeding the needy due to a new law that bans people in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from meal-sharing with the public.

Arnold Abbott risks being fined $500 and spending time in prison after police officers apprehended him while he was handing out meals to homeless people in a park on Sunday.

He was arrested and charged along with two ministers from the Sanctuary Church, which prepares hundreds of meals to dish out every week in their kitchen, while onlookers shouted to officers “shame on you!”

Mr Abbott said: “One of police officers came over and said ‘Drop that plate right now,’ as if I was carrying a weapon.” He added: “These are the poorest of the poor, they have nothing, they don’t have a roof over their heads. How do you turn them away?”

… Mr Abbott set up Love Thy Neighbour in memory of his late wife Maureen in order to continue the humanitarian work they both did by regularly making and sharing food at Holiday Park and Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Source: The Independent


Florida should succeed for the U.S., sketchy shit going on down there

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slcohealth: Driving to work in the morning would be a lot more...


Driving to work in the morning would be a lot more dangerous without public health efforts to promote motor vehicle safety standards like airbags and changing personal behavior to encourage seat belt use.

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This week in World War I — 100 years ago

This week in World War I — 100 years ago

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ageofdestruction: endoverend: Asteroid 25143 Itokawa,...


endoverend: Asteroid 25143 Itokawa, photographed by Hayabusa, 13th September 2005.

Image credit: JAXA/NASA. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

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#IamTropMed: Wilfried Mutombo of the Democratic Republic of Congo


By Ilan Moss, Communications Manager, DNDi

In his keynote address last night, Bill Gates said that elimination of sleeping sickness could be possible in the next decade, if better treatments and diagnostics are introduced. Wilfried Mutombo, a medical doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is on the frontlines of this effort.


“When I started working as a doctor in the DRC, the only treatment for sleeping sickness was highly toxic and killed about 5 percent of patients, causing unbearable stress on us as doctors, and members of the community,” Dr. Mutombo says. “We now have safer treatment options and even better potential drugs are in clinical development.”

Transmitted by the tsetse fly, sleeping sickness is fatal without treatment and millions are still at risk in over 30 sub-Saharan African countries. The DRC is home to two-thirds of all cases.

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November 6th 1861: Davis elected Confederate PresidentOn this...

Jefferson Davis (1808 - 1889)

Davis's inauguration - February 1861

November 6th 1861: Davis elected Confederate President

On this day in 1861 at the start of the American Civil War, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America unopposed, having been sworn in as provisional president that February. Davis served as President until the demise of the Confederacy as the seceded states rejoined the Union after the North’s victory in the Civil War. Despite his success at keeping the Confederate war effort going for longer than was initially expected, he is generally considered not as effective as the Union President Abraham Lincoln. Davis failed to secure any international support for the Confederacy and caused inflation when his administration printed money to cover the war costs. Davis was imprisoned after the war but was never tried and was released after two years. He died in 1889 aged 81, after having popularised the ‘Lost Cause’ interpretation of the war which praised prewar Southern society and condemned the following period of Reconstruction.

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