24 janeiro 2015

Updated Science: Types of Butterflies

Types of Butterflies



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"A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are for."

“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are for.”



- Grace Murray Hopper (via neuromorphogenesis)
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Light from Cygnus A



Celebrating astronomy in this International Year of Light, the detailed image reveals spectacular active galaxy Cygnus A in light across the electromagnetic spectrum. Incorporating X-ray data (blue) from the orbiting Chandra Observatory, Cygnus A is seen to be a prodigious source of high energy x-rays. But it is actually more famous at the low energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum. One of the brightest celestial sources visible to radio telescopes, at 600 million light-years distant Cygnus A is the closest powerful radio galaxy. Radio emission (red) extends to either side along the same axis for nearly 300,000 light-years powered by jets of relativistic particles emanating from the galaxy's central supermassive black hole. Hot spots likely mark the ends of the jets impacting surrounding cool, dense material. Confined to yellow hues, optical wavelength data of the galaxy from Hubble and the surrounding field in the Digital Sky Survey complete a remarkable multiwavelength view.



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Woodchucks weren’t named because of a relation to wood or...





Woodchucks weren’t named because of a relation to wood or chucking; rather, they were named after the Algonquian name for for the animal: “wuchak”


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interesting-linkz: swoilli: interesting-linkz: What Kind of...





interesting-linkz:



swoilli:



interesting-linkz:





literally me the rest of the night, just clicking every link like




More links for later/future reference! Compiled everything for everyone




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Os treze degraus para o Inferno




Segundo relatos, os treze degraus para o Inferno localizam-se no cemitério de Maltby, em Washington. Conta-se que havia uma escada que começava a nível do solo e descia para a terra. Dizem que os degraus eram de baixo da entrada para a tumba de uma família rica que morou no local. Segundo a lenda, era necessário que alguém fosse ao cemitério à noite e descer esses 13 degraus. Ao descer as escadas, não era possível ouvir nada. Se alguém chegasse até ao fim da escada e virasse a cara, seria confrontado por uma visão do Inferno. Dizem que a visão leva as pessoas à loucura. Segundo alguns relatos, várias crianças ficaram quase em coma depois da prática do ritual e muitas delas nunca disseram uma única palavra sobre o assunto.



Os 13 degraus já não existem. Partindo do que a história conta, os degraus foram demolidos ou preenchidos com cimento há muitos anos atrás, depois de causarem muitos problemas. Desde então, têm havido invasões no cemitério e até mesmo rumores de pessoas que fazem expedições durante a noite no cemitério Maltby, armados com pás, na esperança de descobrir os 13 degraus para o inferno.



Aqui estão dois relatos de pessoas que passaram pelo ritual:



"A minha namorada e eu queriamos vê-los por nós mesmos. Depois de descer esses treze degraus verás uma pequena cadeira. Se te sentares nela, significa que vendeste a tua alma ao Diabo. Parece realmente assustador. Eu estava na igreja com um amigo meu e o reverendo disse que foi lá quando tinha 16 anos e foi a pior experiência da sua vida."



"Eu e os meus amigos agrupámo-nos e fomos para o cemitério de Maltby. Temos a certeza que chegámos lá muito perto da meia-noite. Após cerca de uma hora à deriva pelo escuro, nós finalmente encontrámos os 13 degraus. À luz do luar, não era possível ver o fundo. Tentámos usar uma lanterna e ainda não conseguíamos vê-lo. Foi assustador e uma das raparigas que veio connosco ficou tão assustada que não conseguiu sequer olhar para baixo da escada. Eu decidi que iria descer os degraus, mas quando desci os dois primeiros, comecei a sentir-me mal.

Após os dois degraus seguintes, senti-me tonta. Quando cheguei ao sexto degrau, estava tão frio que mal podia respirar e até ouvi gritos abafados e gemidos. Eu não fui mais longe. Quando me virei para subir, eu senti algo a empurrar-me pelas costas e não consegui ver o lado de fora, nem os meus amigos claramente. Quando finalmente cheguei ao topo da escada, eu ouvi gritos e percebi que eram deles.


Eles estavam a gritar porque não voltaram a ver-me depois de eu ter descido as escadas. Eu estava a apenas seis passos de profundidade. Eu não poderia ter ficado imperceptível à vista dos meus companheiros depois de ter passado apenas por metade dos degraus. .Nós estávamos completamente apavorados e saímos de lá o mais rápido possível. Hoje em dia, de vez em quando, sonho que estou sobre os 13 passos que conduzem ao Inferno e acordo sempre suada e assustada."



Adaptado de: noitesinistra



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No Tibetan Goddess Post Yet

Hi everyone,


I am very sorry, that short post from last night on Kurukulla was supposed to go up this evening — yesterday’s “extra” post on historical-nonfiction.com was on Incan chicha beer and how it was integrated into their agricultural economy.


Tonight there will be the post on the Tibetan goddess Kurukulla though, I promise!


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In 1973, the Icelandic ditched the letter ‘Z’ (known as ‘setta’) out of...

In 1973, the Icelandic ditched the letter ‘Z’ (known as ‘setta’) out of their alphabet, though it is still found on their keyboards, in some names and is occasionally used by older people.


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What’s the real story of abortion? 42 years legal, and incredibly safe — and we’re going to fight to keep it that way.



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January 24th 41 AD: Caligula killed On this day in 41 AD, the...



Emperor Caligula (12 AD - 41 AD)





Assassination of Caligula



January 24th 41 AD: Caligula killed


On this day in 41 AD, the Roman Emperor Caligula was assassinated by his guard in Rome. Born in Italy in 12 AD as Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, he is today known by his nickname Caligula (‘Little Boot’) which Roman soldiers on the German frontier called him when he was a young boy because of his footwear. As great-grandson of the first Emperor Augustus the young Caligula was born with imperial blood. After his parents were killed by imperial forces he was adopted by his great uncle Emperor Tiberius and eventually became the third emperor upon Tiberius’s death in 37 AD. With the support of the army he quickly moved to eradicate any challenges to his reign, having Tiberius’s grandson and rival heir executed. As emperor, Caligula lavished Rome with grand games and building projects but soon became despised for his increasing megalomania and apparent insanity that seems to have stemmed from an illness early in his reign. He supposedly tried to humiliate the Senate by making his favourite horse Incitatus a senator. Caligula also reversed previous imperial trend by actively encouraging worship of himself as a god. For example he frequently dressed up as the Roman gods at public games and decreed statues of him should be built in temples. His reign was also brutal in its vicious treason trials and frequent executions of dissenters; he even made it a capital offence to mention a goat in the presence of the very hairy Caligula. Emperor Caligula also had imperial aspirations, and undertook military campaigns in Germany and planned one to Britain. In 41 AD, after a four year reign, the increasingly unpopular Caligula was assassinated aged 29 by his own bodyguards. He was succeeded by his uncle Claudius, who proved a much more even tempered and moderate leader.


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Kurukulla, the Tibetan goddess of love and sex and something else that, even more than those two,...

Kurukulla, the Tibetan goddess of love and sex and something else that, even more than those two, have made her eternally popular with the Tibetans. What could be better than love and doing the do? Find the answer in my latest post over at historical-nonfiction.com


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January 24, 1848: The California Gold Rush Begins James...





January 24, 1848: The California Gold Rush Begins


James Marshall, a carpenter, discovered gold in the American river in California on this day in 1848. The resulting “gold rush” attracted approximately 300,000 people looking to make their fortune.


With fewer women in the population, men cooked for themselves with limited options. Check out PBS Food’s latest History Kitchen blog post to find out what forty-niners ate during the California’s gold rush.


Photo: A forty-niner peers into the slit of California’s American River, 1850 (Wikimedia Commons).


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ON THIS DAY IN THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY (24th January 1850)


Hermann Ebbinghaus was born.


Studying Psychology? GO HERE —> http://ift.tt/1eWNk1f


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