05 setembro 2015



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Great Scientists: Nikola Tesla


Great Scientists: Nikola Tesla

Still inspiring!

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Atlas V Rising

Early morning risers along Florida's Space Coast, planet Earth, were treated to a launch spectacle on September 2nd. Before dawn an Atlas V rocket rose into still dark skies carrying a US Navy communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station into Earth orbit. This minutes long exposure follows the rocket's arc climbing eastward over the Atlantic. As the rocket rises above Earth's shadow, its fiery trail becomes an eerie, noctilucent exhaust plume glinting in sunlight. Of course, the short, bright startrail just above the cloud bank is Venus rising, now appearing in planet Earth's skies as the brilliant morning star.

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A landmark study in 1966 by the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis gathered a group of 664...

A landmark study in 1966 by the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis gathered a group of 664 student volunteers. The study showed that there was little or no difference between introverted and extroverted personalities when it came to being liked by a date. In other words, young college adults were primarily concerned about the physical attractiveness of their date.

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Should you take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin for pain? Here's what the evidence says.

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September 5th 1666: Great Fire of London endsOn this day in...

Great Fire of London - Tower of London on right, London Bridge on left and St. Paul's surrounded by tallest flames

The Londoners Lamentation giving account of the Fire

September 5th 1666: Great Fire of London ends

On this day in 1666, the Great Fire of London ended after raging for three days. The fire originally broke out in Thomas Farynor’s bakery in Pudding Lane, near London Bridge. Strong winds created a firestorm which destroyed thousands of buildings, leaving almost 100,000 people without homes. St. Paul’s Cathedral also fell victim to the flames, leading to it being rebuilt to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren; Wren’s design remains an iconic feature of the London skyline. Despite the destruction of the old St. Paul’s, several of London’s historic areas were spared, including Westminster and Whitehall. There were only six recorded deaths in the fire, however, there may have been more which were not recorded. The fire ended due to the fact that the strong east winds died down, and firebreaks were used by the Tower of London to prevent the fire spreading.

“It made me weep to see it”
- Samuel Pepys on the fire

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FREE ON KINDLE TODAY! (5th September)


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A fascinating historical account, Psychopathic Personality: Report of a Case was originally presented by Dr. Martin Peck at a meeting of the Boston Society of Neurology and Psychiatry, on November 17th, 1921.

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The Tiwanaku state/culture was marked by a number of highly...

The Tiwanaku state/culture was marked by a number of highly standardized ceramic forms. One of these was the incensario, a tall decorated vessel in the form of a camelid (llama/alpaca) or feline used for burning various substances. The smoke would be “breathed” out of the creature’s mouth

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stojdllab: Showing parents graphic pictures of children...


Showing parents graphic pictures of children infected with measles improves their anti-vaccine attitude.


Vaccination rates have recently declined, leading to a resurgence in preventable infections, like measles. Efforts to counter anti-vaccine attitudes have largely failed, and in some cases, have entrenched anti-vaxxer’s views even further. Now, a team of scientists from the USA have shown success by showing parents graphic pictures of infected children, or letting them read messages from the parents of infected children.

Image credit: CDC​

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