17 dezembro 2017

In 1960, over 4,000 South China tigers lived in China. Today,...



In 1960, over 4,000 South China tigers lived in China. Today, there are fewer than 20 left in the wild and just 60 in zoos.  They were hunted to near extinction because the government declared they were pests.

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Asking For Your Help

Putting together the posts you enjoy takes up tens of hours a month – and it’s just me to keep things running. So what can you do to help

To make it as easy as possible for everyone, there are a couple ways you can support historical-nonfiction:

Whatever you can contribute, thank you for helping historical-nonfiction.

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This is the first African team in history, men or women, to...



This is the first African team in history, men or women, to qualify for the Olympics in bobsledding!

They hold a second “first” too: driver Seun Adigun and brakemen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga are the first winter Olympic athletes from Nigeria – ever.

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An Interview with the Host

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16 dezembro 2017

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Visit –> http://ift.tt/2ipwqHB to read ‘Gestalt Theory’ by Max Wertheimer in full for free! A classic text in the history of Gestalt Psychology.

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The Einstein Cross Gravitational Lens


Most galaxies have a single nucleus -- does this galaxy have four? The strange answer leads astronomers to conclude that the nucleus of the surrounding galaxy is not even visible in this image. The central cloverleaf is rather light emitted from a background quasar. The gravitational field of the visible foreground galaxy breaks light from this distant quasar into four distinct images. The quasar must be properly aligned behind the center of a massive galaxy for a mirage like this to be evident. The general effect is known as gravitational lensing, and this specific case is known as the Einstein Cross. Stranger still, the images of the Einstein Cross vary in relative brightness, enhanced occasionally by the additional gravitational microlensing effect of specific stars in the foreground galaxy.

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6,000-year-old Decorative Wood Carving Found on Welsh Mountainside

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History of Psychology (Student Activity)

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historical-nonfiction:

About 2,000 years ago, a Roman politician celebrated his victory by commissioning a sundial and putting it in public so everyone could read his name each time they checked the time. On the base of the sundial is inscribed “M(arcus) NOVIUS M(arci) F(ilius) TUBULA” — or Marcus Novius Tubula, son of Marcus. Another engraving on the rim of the bowl says that Tubula (literally, “small trumpet”) held the office of “TR(ibunus) PL(ebis)” — that is, plebeian tribune, and paid for the sundial “D(e) S(ua) PEC(unia),” or “with his own money.”

The sundial was found in the town of what was then Lirenas, about 90 miles southeast of Rome. The style of the letters suggests to researchers that the sundial was erected in the mid-first century BCE or onward.

were these standard abbreviations, or did the stonecutter just not know how to write small? :D

I’m thinking standard. Romans had standard abbreviations for several names and were weirdly bureaucratic. And that’s all I remember from Latin class.

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This beautiful piece was carved by hand from camel bone!...



This beautiful piece was carved by hand from camel bone! Depicting Kwanyin Mountain, it contains about 27  hand-carved Taoist immortals, flowers, clouds, and a central pagoda. Chinese, 1800s.

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15 dezembro 2017

A Wintry Shower


Four Geminids flash through northern skies in this wintry night skyscape. The bright fireball and 3 fainter meteors were captured in a single 10 second exposure, near the peak of December's Geminid meteor shower. Reflecting the fireball's greenish light, a partially frozen Lake Edith in Alberta Canada's Jasper National Park lies in the foreground, with the Canadian Rocky Mountains ranging along the northern horizon. Of course, the glacial lake is cold even in summer. But photographer Jack Fusco reports that he experienced -9 degree C temperatures that night while enjoying one of the most active meteor showers he's ever seen.

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About 2,000 years ago, a Roman politician celebrated his victory...



About 2,000 years ago, a Roman politician celebrated his victory by commissioning a sundial and putting it in public so everyone could read his name each time they checked the time. On the base of the sundial is inscribed “M(arcus) NOVIUS M(arci) F(ilius) TUBULA” — or Marcus Novius Tubula, son of Marcus. Another engraving on the rim of the bowl says that Tubula (literally, “small trumpet”) held the office of “TR(ibunus) PL(ebis)” — that is, plebeian tribune, and paid for the sundial “D(e) S(ua) PEC(unia),” or “with his own money.”

The sundial was found in the town of what was then Lirenas, about 90 miles southeast of Rome. The style of the letters suggests to researchers that the sundial was erected in the mid-first century BCE or onward.

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New Research Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission


The two-stage Falcon 9 launch vehicle lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. Dragon will bring supplies, equipment and new science experiments for technology research to the orbiting laboratory.

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The Psychology of Dreams

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After Lyndon Johnson died 1973, there were zero ex-presidents still living. This had not happened...

After Lyndon Johnson died 1973, there were zero ex-presidents still living. This had not happened since 1933, and has not happened since.

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Geminids of the North


Earth's annual Geminid meteor shower did not disappoint as our fair planet plowed through dust from active asteroid 3200 Phaethon. Captured in this northern hemisphere nightscape, the meteors stream away from the shower's radiant in Gemini. To create the image, 37 individual frames recording meteor streaks were taken over period of 8.5 hours during the night of December 12/13. In the final composite they were selected and registered against the starry sky above a radio telescope dish of MUSER, a solar-dedicated radio telescope array at astronomically-named Mingantu Station in Inner Mongolia, China, about 400 kilometers from Beijing. Sirius, alpha star of Canis Major, shines brightly just above the radio dish and the Milky Way stretches toward the zenith. Yellowish Betelgeuse is a standout in Orion to the right of the northen Milky Way. The shower's radiant is at top left, high above the horizon near Castor and Pollux the twin stars of Gemini. The radiant effect is due to perspective as the parallel meteor tracks appear to converge in the distance. Gemini's meteors enter Earth's atmosphere traveling at about 22 kilometers per second.

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14 dezembro 2017

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Lago no Canadá sugere vida possível em Marte

O lago foi descrito como “um pedaço de Marte [que] de alguma forma percorreu 33 milhões de milhas”.

Situado na Colúmbia Britânica, o chamado Spotted Lake é um grande corpo de água com centenas de piscinas menores que, segundo o folclore local, possuem propriedades curativas únicas.

O que torna o lago particularmente interessante para os cientistas, no entanto, é a forma como ele é paralelo a certas condições encontradas em Marte.

“A análise da água do lago manchado revela que os organismos estão realmente vivendo nas piscinas”, disseram pesquisadores que trabalham com o Science Channel do Discovery.

“É como se Marte chegou à Terra”.

“Nestes estranhos buracos estão pistas da vida no Planeta Vermelho”.



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Beware The Dancing Girls!

Tuyuhun invasion of Gansu was a battle between the Tuyuhun Kingdom and the Tang Dynasty in 623 CE. Tuyuhun and Tanguts regularly raided Chinese settlements along the western Tang frontier. In 623, the Tuyuhun departed from their homeland in the pastures of Mongolia, and invaded Gansu, in northwest China. The Tang general Chai Shao was dispatched to defeat the nomads and prevent further incursions. The problem for him was the Tuyuhun army controlled the high ground. Their archers easily held off any approach by the Tang army.

Chai Shao was an unorthodox man, and he thought of an unorthodox solution: erotic dancers. He sent two dancing girls and a group of musicians to a small hill near the Tuyuhun camp. The girls performed an erotic dance, accompanied by the musicians, just where they could be seen by the Tuyuhun army. Discipline fell apart completely as soldiers rushed to get a better view of the dancing.

Meanwhile, Chai Shao and the Tang cavalry snuck around behind the Tuyuhun, while everyone was distracted by the ladies. When they attacked, the Tuyuhun were completely defeated: they lost over 500 men, and were forced to retreat out of Gansu. Hostilities continued, but now the Tang were attacking the Tuyuhun, instead of fending off invasions.

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Soyuz Carrying Expedition 53 Crew Lands in Kazakhstan


The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA and Flight Engineers Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.

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Deep Sea Fish

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This axe is perfectly crafted out of a single piece of stone! ...



This axe is perfectly crafted out of a single piece of stone!  From the Late Mississippian culture, around 1300 to 1500 CE.

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Behavioral Economics

Behavioral Economics:

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13 dezembro 2017

Ruins in Reninghe, Belgium, 1916.  



Ruins in Reninghe, Belgium, 1916.  

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Sport Psychology Information Guide

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Bico de crochê morangos#CANHOTO - CROCHÊ 74

Bico de crochê morangos, têm versão para destros e canhotos. Inscreva-se no canal, toda 5ª feira uma nova videoaula e todos os videos são nas duas versões canhotos e destros.

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In 1898. Samuel Clemens signed a hotel register “S.L. Clemens....



In 1898. Samuel Clemens signed a hotel register “S.L. Clemens. Profession: Mark Twain.”

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The Fault in Our Mars


This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of northern Meridiani Planum shows faults that have disrupted layered deposits.

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What’s With The Pitchfork?

What’s With The Pitchfork?:

Visit –> http://ift.tt/2z9k0ZR to learn about the origins of the pitchfork shaped psychology symbol.

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Oração a Santa Luzia

Oração a Santa Luzia



Santa Luzia é reconhecida pela vida que levou Jesus – Luz do Mundo – até as últimas consequências, pois assim testemunhou diante dos acusadores: “Adoro a um só Deus verdadeiro, e a Ele prometi amor e fidelidade”.


Oração

Ó, Santa Luzia, que preferistes deixar que os vossos olhos fossem vazados e arrancados antes de negar a fé e conspurcar vossa alma; e Deus, com um milagre extraordinário, vos devolveu outros dois olhos sãos e perfeitos para recompensar vossa virtude e vossa fé, e vos constituiu protetora contra as doenças dos olhos, eu recorro a vós para que protejais minhas vistas e cureis a doença dos meus olhos.

Ó, Santa Luzia, conservai a luz dos meus olhos para que eu possa ver as belezas da criação. Conservai também os olhos de minha alma, a fé, pela qual posso conhecer o meu Deus, compreender os seus ensinamentos, reconhecer o seu amor para comigo e nunca errar o caminho que me conduzirá onde vós, Santa Luzia, vos encontrais, em companhia dos anjos e santuário.

Santa Luzia, protegei meus olhos e conservai minha fé. Amém.

Santa Luzia rogai por nós ! 


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Carl Jung Information and Resources

Carl Jung Information and Resources:

Visit –> http://ift.tt/1C5VtOf to learn all about the life and work of Carl Jung and access free full-text articles by Jung.

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12 dezembro 2017

SIMPATIA PARA CASAR COM UMA PESSOA RICA

SIMPATIA PARA CASAR COM UMA PESSOA RICA Isto nem sempre é muito fácil, mas também não é difícil, principalmente se realizar estasimpatia.Pegue uma moeda do maior alto valor que encontrar, vá até uma igreja e pegue umpouco de água benta na hora em que estiver se realizando uma cerimônia de casamento.Deixe esta moeda mergulhada na água benta durante uma semana, dentro de uma taçade vidro

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Objeto interestelar será verificado para sinais alienígenas

Um asteroide que teria vindo de outro sistema solar será verificado por possíveis sinais de tecnologia alienígena.

Nomeado ‘Oumuamua’, o objeto, que foi descoberto recentemente passando pelo Sol, é o primeiro exemplo confirmado de um asteroide originário de fora do nosso sistema solar.

Agora os astrônomos do projeto Breakthrough Listen, que procuram evidências de vida extraterrestre inteligente, estão planejando usar o telescópio do Green Bank, na Virgínia Ocidental, para determinar se o asteroide está ou não transportando tecnologia alienígena.

“Provavelmente é de origem natural, mas ele é tão peculiar, que gostaríamos de verificar se tem algum sinal de origem artificial, como as emissões de rádio”, disse o astrônomo Avi Loeb de Harvard.

“Se detectarmos um sinal que parece de origem artificial, saberemos imediatamente”.

Os astrônomos acreditam que os visitantes interestelares poderiam ser bastante numerosos em nosso sistema solar com até 10.000 deles mais próximos do Sol do que Netuno.

Estima-se que três deles entrem no sistema solar e outros três saem todos os dias.



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World Bank to stop funding oil, gas projects from 2019

World Bank to stop funding oil, gas projects from 2019:

mindblowingscience:

“The World Bank Group will no longer finance upstream oil and gas, after 2019,” it said in a statement in Paris, where world leaders sought to unlock more money for the shift away from Earth-warming fossil fuels.

The move, it said, was meant to help countries meet the greenhouse gas-curbing pledges they had made in support of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming.

“In exceptional circumstances, consideration will be given to financing upstream gas in the poorest countries where there is a clear benefit in terms of energy access for the poor and the project fits within the countries’ Paris Agreement commitments,” the statement said.

The bank also announced it was “on track to meet its target of 28 percent of its lending going to climate action by 2020.”

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It takes about 5,000 years (give or take) for photons to escape the sun’s core. Once they are out,...

It takes about 5,000 years (give or take) for photons to escape the sun’s core. Once they are out, though, it takes just 8.3 minutes for them to reach Earth. The sunlight we see is thousands of years old!

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Chandra Reveals the Elementary Nature of Cassiopeia A


Due to its unique evolutionary status, Cassiopeia A (Cas A) is one of the most intensely studied of these supernova remnants.

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Storing Meat

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"An utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward."

“An utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward.”

- Herman Melville, 1851
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Personality Psychology Information and Resources

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11 dezembro 2017

Highlights of the Winter Sky


What's up in the sky this winter? The featured graphic gives a few highlights for Earth's northern hemisphere. Viewed as a clock face centered at the bottom, early winter sky events fan out toward the left, while late winter events are projected toward the right. Objects relatively close to Earth are illustrated, in general, as nearer to the cartoon figure with the telescope at the bottom center -- although almost everything pictured can be seen without a telescope. Highlights of this winter's sky include the Geminids meteor shower peaking this week, the constellation of Orion becoming notable in the evening sky, and many planets being visible before sunrise in February. As true in every season, the International Space Station (ISS) can be sometimes be found drifting across your sky if you know just when and where to look.

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When oxygen was first discovered by British clergyman Joseph Priestley, in 1774, he called it...

When oxygen was first discovered by British clergyman Joseph Priestley, in 1774, he called it “dephlogisticated air.” Imagine trying to spell that on a science test!

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Science From the Moon’s Shadow


The Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse was rare in its long, uninterrupted path over land, which provided scientists with a rare chance to investigate the Sun and its influence on Earth in ways that aren’t usually possible. On Dec. 11, researchers discussed initial findings based on observations gathered during the eclipse.

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Airbags only became mandatory, in all vehicles sold in the United States, in 1998.

Airbags only became mandatory, in all vehicles sold in the United States, in 1998.

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Oração de invocação ao Espírito Santo


Oração de invocação ao Espírito Santo

Vinde, Espirito Santo, enchei os corações de Vossos Fiéis
E neles acendei o fogo sagrado de Vosso Amor
Enviai o Vosso Espírito, Senhor, e que tudo seja criado,
E assim renovareis a face da Terra.
Ó Deus, que iluminastes os corações de Vossos fiéis com as luzes do Espírito Santo,
Dai-nos pelo mesmo Espírito o dom da verdadeira sabedoria
E de sempre gozar de Sua consolação.
Pelo mesmo Cristo Nosso Senhor,
Assim seja.


Creio em Deus Pai

Pai Nosso



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Psychology of Laughter

Psychology of Laughter:

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gamma–crucis: The Orion Nebula, seen in the photos above,...











gamma–crucis:

The Orion Nebula, seen in the photos above, is one of the most photographed and scrutinized objects in the night sky. Visible to the naked eye, it’s located just south of Orion’s Belt in the Constellation of Orion.

Image credit: NASA, ESO, ESA

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10 dezembro 2017

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Cleopatra remains fascinating, 2,047 years after her death. To...



Cleopatra remains fascinating, 2,047 years after her death. To date, she has been the subject of five ballets, seven films, forty-five operas, seventy-seven plays, and innumerable paintings.

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gamma–crucis: Nebula Captured From The Hubble Space...















gamma–crucis:

Nebula Captured From The Hubble Space Telescope

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harboson-c: historical-nonfiction: The first documented use of fireworks in England was in 1486, at...

harboson-c:

historical-nonfiction:

The first documented use of fireworks in England was in 1486, at King Henry VII’s wedding.

This is really cool stuff to know; just think of that time when you were like 3-5 and saw fireworks for the first time. How amazed you were, how you felt magic was alive and well.


Now take that same feeling and apply it to 3-80 year olds. People with grey beards in awe at the majesty in the sky, young couples recalling the night like an anniversary.

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"Men would never be superstitious if they could govern all their circumstances by set rule, or if..."

“Men would never be superstitious if they could govern all their circumstances by set rule, or if they were always favored by fortune. But being frequently driven into straits where rules are useless, and being often kept in fluctuating pitiably between hope and fear by the uncertainty of fortune’s greedily coveted favors, they are consequently, for the most part, very prone to credulity.”

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Baruch Spinoza, from the Theologico-Political Treatise. His parents were Jewish, and for that were tortured and condemned by the Inquisition in Portugal; they escaped to Amsterdam where Baruch was born.

He received Jewish schooling, but became interested in the historical inaccuracies of the Bible, and was excommunicated from the Jewish community in Amsterdam for heresy in 1656. In 1661, Spinoza moved to a small town on the Dutch coast where he wrote the above treatise.

This was just one of many works Spinoza wrote, although it was the most controversial; other notable writings include a demonstration of Descartes’ thinking and a master work on Ethics. He is known today as one of the most influential philosophers of the Enlightenment.

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gamma–crucis: Galaxies From The View Of Hubble

















gamma–crucis:

Galaxies From The View Of Hubble

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