27 agosto 2016

TODAY IN THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGYVisit –>...



TODAY IN THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY

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Lunar Orbiter Earthset


August 10th was the 50th anniversary of the launch of Lunar Orbiter 1. It was the first of five Lunar Orbiters intended to photograph the Moon's surface to aid in the selection of future landing sites. That spacecraft's camera captured the data used in this restored, high-resolution version of its historic first image of Earth from the Moon on August 23, 1966 while on its 16th lunar orbit. Hanging almost stationary in the sky when viewed from the lunar surface, Earth appears to be setting beyond the rugged lunar horizon from the perspective of the orbiting spacecraft. Two years later, the Apollo 8 crew would record a more famous scene in color: Earthrise from lunar orbit.

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Speeding Towards Jupiter's Pole


Jupiter's north polar region is coming into view as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches the giant planet. This view of Jupiter was taken on August 27, when Juno was 437,000 miles (703,000 kilometers) away. The Juno mission successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter.

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Sparta Was Really Run By Women

Because Sparta’s male citizens were required to devote their lives to the military and other forms of public service, Sparta’s matrons ran the estates of their husbands.  This meant that Spartan wives controlled the family wealth – and, in effect, the entire Spartan agricultural economy. A Spartan citizen was dependent on his wife’s efficiency to pay his dues to his dining club and his son’s agoge fees.  This economic power is in particularly sharp contrast to cities such as Athens, where it was illegal for a woman to control more money than she needed to buy a bushel of grain.

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Public Health turned 6 today!Thanks to the 35,173 followers that...



Public Health turned 6 today!

Thanks to the 35,173 followers that have made this possible!

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vox: Berkeley put a tiny tax on soda. Consumption plummeted by...



vox:

Berkeley put a tiny tax on soda. Consumption plummeted by 21 percent.

In March 2015, Berkeley, California, became the first US jurisdiction to implement a 1 cent per ounce tax on soda. 

Now, research is mounting that suggests these taxes do seem to work

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When humans “domesticated” fire 400,000 years ago they made the right combination of...

When humans “domesticated” fire 400,000 years ago they made the right combination of conditions – longer periods with close human contact, plus smoke-damaged lungs – for tuberculosis to mutate from a harmless soil bacterium into our number one bacterial killer, according to new research.

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frontlinepbs: The American economy is recovering, but not...



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The American economy is recovering, but not everyone has felt it equally. The wealth gap between black and white households has grown dramatically, and is now the widest it’s been in nearly three decades. 

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal explains why, in the latest video for our “How the Deck Is Stacked” collaboration with @marketplaceapm and @newshour.

WATCH: The recovery’s racial divide

WATCH: Poverty-stricken past and present in the Mississippi Delta

READ/LISTEN: Far from convention lights, life in Cleveland, Mississippi

READ/LISTEN: The other Cleveland: Crossing the divide

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nychealthyneighborhoods: Attention all Brooklyn bikers! The 3rd...



nychealthyneighborhoods:

Attention all Brooklyn bikers! The 3rd annual #BikeEast is event is back! Join us at 10 a.m. this Saturday, August 27 at Linden/Gershwin Park for a free bike tour and concert. For event details and registration, please visit http://bit.ly/BikeEast16. We can’t wait to see you!

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