03 janeiro 2015

Updated Science: What Is An Amphibian?

What Is An Amphibian?

  • Since publishing this science in 2011, we’ve tested it THOROUGHLY.

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Apollo 17: A Stereo View from Lunar Orbit

Get out your red/blue glasses and check out this awesome stereo view of another world. The scene was recorded by Apollo 17 mission commander Eugene Cernan on December 11, 1972, one orbit before descending to land on the Moon. The stereo anaglyph was assembled from two photographs (AS17-147-22465, AS17-147-22466) captured from his vantage point on board the Lunar Module Challenger as he and Dr. Harrison Schmitt flew over Apollo 17's landing site in the Taurus-Littrow Valley. The broad, sunlit face of the mountain dubbed South Massif rises near the center of the frame, above the dark floor of Taurus-Littrow to its left. Beyond the mountains, toward the lunar limb, lies the Moon's Mare Serenitatis. Piloted by Ron Evans, the Command Module America is visible in orbit in the foreground against the South Massif's peak.

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January 3rd, 1642 | The English Civil War, Part 1

January 3rd, 1642 | The English Civil War, Part 1:



The first half of the 17th Century, and King Charles I of England is demonstrating to the rest of Europe the fine art form of: “How to piss off everyone around you and cause a bit of a ruckus,” otherwise also known as “how to fuck up a monarchy in 3 easy steps and ensure your country moves…

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Quelle Coïncidence!

Stephen Hawking’s day of birth (January 8, 1942) was the 300th anniversary of the death of astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei.

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npr: When Priscilla Graham-Farmer went to get her hair done in...


When Priscilla Graham-Farmer went to get her hair done in Newark, N.J., recently, she noticed the elevator in the building was broken, so she took the stairs. And that’s when Graham-Farmer saw him: a young guy sprawled out, not breathing.

"He was literally turning blue," she says. "And everybody was walking over him."

But Graham-Farmer stopped. And looked closer. She saw that he had a needle and some cotton balls. The guy had clearly overdosed.

"I’m screaming in the hallway," Graham-Farmer remembers. "Nobody’s answering."

Though she lives in New Jersey, Graham-Farmer is a caseworker at a drug treatment center in New York City. And in her car, she had the silver bullet remedy for exactly this sort of crisis: a naloxone kit (or Narcan, the brand name it’s best known by). Naloxone is a drug that reverses the effects of an overdose of heroin, OxyContin, Vicodin and other opioids. The drug blocks the physical effects of opioids — ending the high, and stopping the depression of the respiratory system that can be their deadly side effect. Graham-Farmer carries her Narcan kit wherever she goes.

The version of Narcan that Graham-Farmer was carrying that day is easy to use — it’s a nasal spray. She popped a vial of the clear liquid into an atomizer, and squeezed half a dose up one of the stranger’s nostrils, and half up the other. Almost immediately, he started breathing again.

"He woke up," she says. "And all I could do was hold him and hug him, because he was 21 but looking like he was 15. And he cried."

Teaching Friends And Family How To Reverse A Drug Overdose

Photo credits: Kevin Hagen for NPR

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Don’t put off getting your flu vaccination ...

Don’t put off getting your flu vaccination

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January 3, 1870: Construction Begins on the Brooklyn Bridge On...

January 3, 1870: Construction Begins on the Brooklyn Bridge

On this day in 1870, construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge. It took thirteen years to build and opened for use on May 24, 1883. Ken Burns’s 1981 film Brooklyn Bridge chronicled the progression of the New York-Brooklyn Bridge, which was the premier engineering feat of its time, and puts its construction in greater historical context.

Explore Ken Burns’s Brooklyn Bridge timeline to learn more about this engineering marvel.

Photo: Lithograph, Bird’s-Eye View of the Great New York and Brooklyn Bridge and Grand Display of Fire Works on Opening Night, circa 1883.

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