25 janeiro 2015

ON THIS DAY IN THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY (26th January...





ON THIS DAY IN THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY (26th January 1906)


Marie Jahoda was born.


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A Twisted Solar Eruptive Prominence



Ten Earths could easily fit in the "claw" of this seemingly solar monster. The monster, actually a huge eruptive prominence, is seen moving out from our Sun in this condensed half-hour time-lapse sequence. This large prominence, though, is significant not only for its size, but its shape. The twisted figure eight shape indicates that a complex magnetic field threads through the emerging solar particles. Differential rotation of gas just inside the surface of the Sun might help account for the surface explosion. The five frame sequence was taken in early 2000 by the Sun-orbiting SOHO satellite. Although large prominences and energetic Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are relatively rare, they are again occurring more frequently now that we are near the Solar Maximum, a time of peak sunspot and solar activity in the eleven-year solar cycle.



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(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4) See more Animal Facts.

















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clouds over canada, photographed by goes-15, 15th january...









clouds over canada, photographed by goes-15, 15th january 2015.


9 images, photographed noon-3:41pm cst.


looking east (up) over saskatchewan and manitoba. the shore of hudson bay is at top, with the mouth of the nelson river at left. lake winnipeg is at centre of the first image; below are lakes cedar, winnipegosis, and manitoba.


image credit: noaa/nasa. animation: ageofdestruction.


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No one knows what Bangladesh means, or from what it was derived.

No one knows what Bangladesh means, or from what it was derived.


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When was your wasting time decade? Fab cartoon by John Atkinson...





When was your wasting time decade?


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January 25th 1924: First Winter Olympics On this day in 1924,...



Poster for the Games





Flag-bearers for each of the 16 participating nations





A medal from the 1924 Winter Games



January 25th 1924: First Winter Olympics


On this day in 1924, the first Winter Olympic Games began in Chamonix, France, and lasted until February 5th. At the time, the event was called ‘International Winter Sports Week’ but it was later retroactively named the Winter Olympics. The sports included speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey, bobsleigh, and skiing. Only 16 nations took part in the first Winter Olympics, but the event steadily gained more recognition. The most recent Winter Olympics, in Sochi in 2014, had 88 participating nations. 1924 also saw the Summer Olympic Games in Paris. However in 1994, the rules were changed so the Winter Olympics take place two years after the Summer Olympics. Hence last year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi occurred two years after London hosted the Summer Games.


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A Japanese plane is shot down during the Battle of Saipan, in...





A Japanese plane is shot down during the Battle of Saipan, in 1944. Saipan was part of the North Mariana Islands, and if it and Taiwan were taken by the Allies, communication between Japan and its forces in the south Pacific could be severed. Saipan is also known for the largest banzai charge, a desperate attempt by the surrounded Japanese forces that almost worked — but superior American numbers carried the day.


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Want to be happy? Slow down

Want to be happy? Slow down:

Great article which includes links to some excellent TED talks.


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