24 julho 2017

Several popes and bishops were buried in the Catacombs of St....



Several popes and bishops were buried in the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, one of the first communal cemeteries in Rome which developed into the largest and most richly decorated. The area where nine popes were laid to rest is popularly nicknamed “the little Vatican.”

It was rediscovered in 1849 by an archaeologist. The sensational find prompted Pope Pius IX to visit in 1854. He is believed to be the first pontiff to enter the catacombs’ galleries in over one thousand years. Pius IX was deeply moved, and was heard to murmur in awe: “Are these the tombstones of my predecessors?”

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Hubble’s Hunting Dog Galaxy


Tucked away in the small northern constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs) is the galaxy NGC 4242.

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23 julho 2017

A Hybrid Solar Eclipse over Kenya


Chasing solar eclipses can cause you to go to the most interesting places and meet the most interesting people. Almost. For example, chasing this eclipse brought this astrophotographer to Kenya in 2013. His contact, a member of the Maasai people, was to pick him up at the airport, show him part of southern Kenya, and even agreed to pose in traditional warrior garb on a hill as the hopefully spectacular eclipse set far in background. Unfortunately, this contact person died unexpectedly a week before the astrophotographer's arrival, and so he never got to participate in the shoot, nor know that the resulting image went on to win an international award for astrophotography. Pictured in 2013 from Kenya, the Moon covers much of the Sun during a hybrid eclipse, a rare type of solar eclipse that appears as total from some Earth locations, but annular in others. During the annular part of the eclipse, the Moon was too far from the Earth to block the entire Sun. Next month a total solar eclipse will cross the USA.

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Pele is the Hawaiian goddess of fire and volcanoes. She was...



Pele is the Hawaiian goddess of fire and volcanoes. She was thought to live in the crater of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii. She is said to have a terrible temper and will throw lava at anyone who angers her.

Some people have been known to send back lava samples they have taken from the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park, because of the bad luck they associate with having angered Pele by stealing from her.

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Saladin, the famous general, conqueror of Jerusalem, and...



Saladin, the famous general, conqueror of Jerusalem, and sultan of Egypt and Syria, was an ethnic Kurd.

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22 julho 2017

Mercury as Revealed by MESSENGER


Mercury had never been seen like this before. In 2008, the robotic MESSENGER spacecraft buzzed past Mercury for the second time and imaged terrain mapped previously only by comparatively crude radar. The featured image was recorded as MESSENGER looked back 90 minutes after passing, from an altitude of about 27,000 kilometers. Visible in the image, among many other newly imaged features, are unusually long rays that appear to run like meridians of longitude out from a young crater near the northern limb. MESSENGER entered orbit around Mercury in 2011 and finished its primary mission in 2012, but took detailed measurements until 2015, at which time it ran out of fuel and so was instructed to impact Mercury's surface.

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How World War 1 Helped Serbia Get Named

In English, anyways. At the time Serbia was so new that English media hadn’t even settled on how to spell its name, with most calling it “Servia.” This annoyed the tiny nation to no end, causing the Serbian Legation in London to file an official protest and plea to change the standard spelling of Servia to Serbia. The Serbs found Servia “highly offensive to our people mainly because it suggests a false derivation … meaning ‘to serve’. It is a source of hidden pain to Serbians to see [media] persist in using the corrupt forms.”

Thanks to all the news coverage about the assassination and the start of the war, everyone knew the proper name and Serbians got what they wanted. Sure, they were part of Yugoslavia now. But no one spelled their name wrong! 

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The last scoreless National Football League game was in 1943 when the Detroit Lions and New York...

The last scoreless National Football League game was in 1943 when the Detroit Lions and New York Giants battled it out for a 0-0 tie. The NFL has since changed the rules so no ties are possible.

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21 julho 2017

In 1932, an English bank moved into its new headquarters at 219–229 Baker Street, London. Does that...

In 1932, an English bank moved into its new headquarters at 219–229 Baker Street, London. Does that sound familiar? Their new location was thought to include 221B Baker Street, the fictional home of Sherlock Holmes! He received visitors and mail, just like a real-life person.

So for many years the bank employed a secretary who answered the mail sent to Holmes!

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Banho de mar como alternativa ao banho de sal grosso

Por estes tempos recebemos uma dúvida por e-mail de um rapaz nos perguntando se em vez de um banho de sal grosso, ele poderia tomar um banho de mar, por morar perto.

É uma atividade relaxante muito recomendada, mas recordamos também que evite momentos que o mar está agitado. 

De fato, um banho de mar pode ser uma ótima atividade, quem mora perto do mar deve aproveitar. O que recomendamos é procurar fazer esta atividade em horários mais tranquilos para aproveitar todos os benefícios que a água do mar e o que toda atividade podem proporcionar. E veja também: Problemas com más energias? Banhos são indicados. 


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Was The First Thanksgiving In Florida?

On September 8th, 1565, more than fifty years before the famous Pilgrims and Wampanoag “First Thanksgiving,” one Spanish Admiral Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés waded onto a sandy shore in Florida. A number of curious members of the indigenous Timucua tribe watched as he kissed a cross, then claimed Florida for both his God and his country.  Avilés was not alone, but had brought 800 new colonists with him. They were there to start an outpost of the great Spanish Empire. The colonists set up a makeshift alter, still watched by the Timucua, and celebrated a thanksgiving Catholic mass performed by one of the priests they had brought along, to bless their safe arrival.

Then the Spanish and the guest Timucua sat down for a communal meal. Was this the “true” First Thanksgiving? It could be argued both ways. In the end, what I take away is that the Pilgrims’ claim will always be disputed.

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Enhanced Color Panorama Above 'Perseverance Valley' on Mars


Toward the right side of this enhanced-color scene is a broad notch in the crest of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars. Wheel tracks in that area were left by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it observed "Perseverance Valley" from above in the spring of 2017.

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20 julho 2017

Phobos: Moon over Mars


A tiny moon with a scary name, Phobos emerges from behind the Red Planet in this timelapse sequence from the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. Over 22 minutes the 13 separate exposures were captured near the 2016 closest approach of Mars to planet Earth. Martians have to look to the west to watch Phobos rise, though. The small moon is closer to its parent planet than any other moon in the Solar System, about 3,700 miles (6,000 kilometers) above the Martian surface. It completes one orbit in just 7 hours and 39 minutes. That's faster than a Mars rotation, which corresponds to about 24 hours and 40 minutes. So on Mars, Phobos can be seen to rise above the western horizon 3 times a day. Still, Phobos is doomed.

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Churchill Was Brilliant And Brave, But Hardly Handsome

In 1899 Winston Churchill was covering the Boer War as a correspondent when he was captured and put in a Pretoria prison. He climbed a wall and set out to flee 300 miles to neutral Portuguese East Africa while the Afrikaners raised the alarm and circulated a rather unflattering description:

Escaped prisoner-of-war Winston Spencer Churchill Englishman 25 years old about 5 foot 8 inches tall medium build walks with a slight stoop. Pale features. Reddish-brown hair almost invisible small moustache. Speaks through his nose and cannot pronounce the letter S. Had last a brown suit on and cannot speak one word of Dutch.

Churchill fled on foot for two days, hid in a coal mine for three, and finally boarded a freight train, where he hid under bales of wool to evade a Boer search party. When he reached safety, publicity of his adventure set him on the path toward a career in government. And during his time as a minister, Churchill fought for prisoner’s rights – including the right to attempt escape.

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The settlement that would eventually become Seattle was...



The settlement that would eventually become Seattle was originally called New York. Now wouldn’t that have been confusing!

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Lunar Module at Tranquility Base


This photograph of the Lunar Module at Tranquility Base was taken by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission, from the rim of Little West Crater on the lunar surface. Armstrong's shadow and the shadow of the camera are visible in the foreground. This is the furthest distance from the lunar module traveled by either astronaut while on the moon.

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Sonda Cassini da NASA captura ruído assustador entre os anéis de Saturno

Há som nas estrelas – mas não é o que os cientistas esperavam. A espaçonave Cassini da NASA fez uma gravação estranhamente vazia do espaço entre os anéis de Saturno.

“Foi um pouco desorientador – não estávamos ouvindo o que esperávamos ouvir”, disse William Kurth, líder da equipe de radio da Cassini.

“Eu escutei os dados desde o primeiro mergulho várias vezes e eu provavelmente posso contar o número de impactos de partículas de poeira que eu ouço”.

A gravação, que foi feita em 26 de abril, é principalmente estática com alguns pings erráticos, sinalizando que a área entre os anéis de Saturno consiste em muito menos poeira espacial do que se acreditava anteriormente.

A NASA disse que as partículas que eles encontraram não eram maiores do que fumaça, aproximadamente um mícron, ou milésimos de milímetro.

Em contraste, Cassini detectou centenas de partículas por segundo quando cruzou o plano dos anéis de Saturno.

Os sons produzidos pela RPWS, que detecta ondas de rádio e plasma e depois as converte em sons, difere do que seria ouvido com uma orelha humana, que não seria capaz de capturar qualquer ruído no vácuo do espaço.

Mais dados são esperados da Cassini nos próximos dias à medida que se aproxima do fim de sua missão.

Em 15 de setembro, a embarcação está programada para mergulhar em Saturno, transmitindo o máximo possível até sua eventual morte à medida que ele queima.

Lançado em 1997, a Cassini forneceu imagens nunca vistas antes da atmosfera de Saturno e as luas próximas, incluindo o calor de um oceano sob a superfície da lua Encélado e a corrente de jato hexagonal de Saturno.



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Ex-engenheiro da NASA afirma que há OVNIs gigantes nos anéis de Saturno

O Dr. Norman Bergrun, um ex-cientista da NASA, afirmou que gigantes OVNIs alienígenas se esconderam nos anéis de Saturno.

Bergrun, um investigador altamente respeitado da NASA, que ocupou posições de destaque no Centro de Pesquisa de Ames da NASA, acredita que as “naves extraterrestres” gigantes estão proliferando a um ritmo acelerado nos anéis de Saturno.

Bergrun afirma que a taxa de proliferação das supostas “naves espaciais” nos anéis de Saturno aumentaram com o tempo e atingiu um “nível crítico”.

Bergrun foi um excelente engenheiro de pesquisa da NASA e fez importantes contribuições inovadoras para múltiplos programas de aeronáutica, mísseis e foguetes dos EUA.

Ele também ganhou muitos prêmios de ciência e engenharia, incluindo o Prêmio de conquista de engenharia Arquimedes de engenharia profissional da Califórnia.

Muitos pesquisadores e entusiastas de OVNIs afirmam que as revelações de Bergrun sopraram a poeira de um dos segredos mais bem guardados da NASA, que as espécies extraterrestres tecnologicamente avançadas estão explorando o nosso sistema solar.

Em um livro publicado em 1986, intitulado Ringmakers of Saturn, Bergrun afirmou que detectou pela primeira vez a presença de seres extraterrestres inteligentes explorando nosso sistema solar nos anéis de Saturno.

De acordo com Bergrun, as naves espaciais estacionadas nos anéis de Saturno por exploradores alienígenas “vivem em naves alienígenas”.

As “naves espaciais alienígenas” estão usando os anéis de Saturno como esconderijo e estão proliferando nos anéis do gigante de gás a uma taxa muito rápida.

Ele afirmou ainda a proliferação está cada vez mais rápida com o tempo e advertiu que eles poderiam ser uma ameaça para a civilização humana.

Ele advertiu que a NASA e as autoridades dos EUA devem manter um olhar no que ele acredita ser uma atividade alienígena em Saturno e que poderia se espalhar por todo o nosso sistema solar e ameaçar a civilização humana.

Bergrun afirmou que depois que a população das supostas “naves alienígenas” nos anéis de Saturno atingiu um nível crítico, os alienígenas começaram a movê-las para outros gigantes do gás, como Júpiter, Neptuno e Urano.

“O que eu descobri é que essas coisas habitam Saturno, é onde eu os descobri, e eles estão proliferando”, disse ele.

“Você pode encontrá-los em torno de Urano e Júpiter. Onde quer que você veja alguns anéis, é aí que vejo a aeronave, eu os chamo de fabricantes de anel”.

Os alienígenas estariam usando os anéis de Saturno como fonte de energia para alimentar seus OVNIs, segundo Bergrun.

Ele explicou que os OVNIs vivem porque são autônomos e capazes de desempenhar as funções definidoras dos sistemas biológicos, como a auto-reprodução.

Muitos pesquisadores e entusiastas do OVNI acreditam que a NASA sabe que as afirmações de Bergrun são verdadeiras, mas a agência está encobrindo a verdade de que nosso o sistema solar está sendo explorado por espécies exóticas e tecnologicamente avançadas em uma nave alienígena altamente sofisticada.

Os seres extraterrestres tecnologicamente avançados estão explorando nosso sistema solar usando “OVNIs vivos” que podem se misturar com o ambiente cósmico e natural.

A habilidade da “espaçonave viva” em se misturar com o ambiente natural torna muito difícil a detecção deles.

Pesquisadores de OVNI acreditam que Norman Bergrun viu imagens secretas da Nasa durante o tempo que serviu no Comitê Consultivo Nacional de Aeronáutica (NACA) e trabalhou com Lockheed Martin em projetos aeroespaciais altamente classificados.

Suas conclusões, de acordo com pesquisadores OVNI, são baseadas nas evidências que ele obteve a partir das imagens.



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19 julho 2017

IC 1396: Emission Nebula in Cepheus


Stunning emission nebula IC 1396 mixes glowing cosmic gas and dark dust clouds in the high and far off constellation of Cepheus. Energized by the bright central star seen here, this star forming region sprawls across hundreds of light-years, spanning over three degrees on the sky while nearly 3,000 light-years from planet Earth. Among the intriguing dark shapes within IC 1396, the winding Elephant's Trunk nebula lies just below center. Stars could still be forming inside the dark shapes by gravitational collapse. But as the denser clouds are eroded away by powerful stellar winds and radiation, any forming stars will ultimately be cutoff from the reservoir of star stuff. The gorgeous color view is a composition of image data from narrowband filters, mapping emission from the nebula's atomic oxygen, hydrogen, and sulfur into blue, green, and red hues.

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SIMPATIA PARA DIMINUIR OS SEIOS

Tem quem goste de seios grandes, mas a grande maioria se sente constrangida com osseios grandes demais. Nem sempre é possível fazer uma plástica, pois a condição financeira não ajuda. A mulher se sente complexada e isso acaba atrapalhando seu relacionamento.Para resolver isso e diminuir os seios grandes, durante sete sextas-feiras passar umacolher de pau virgem nos seios, de baixo para cima. Não

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Biologists believe that whales (and modern hoofed animals) evolved from a group of extinct land mammals called mesonychid condylarths. The mesonychids resembled a slim wart hog without the tusks and hoofs.

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"This country (the Roman Empire) has more than four hundred smaller cities and towns. It extends..."

This country (the Roman Empire) has more than four hundred smaller cities and towns. It extends several thousand li in all directions. The king has his capital (that is, the city of Rome) close to the mouth of a river (the Tiber). The outer walls of the city are made of stone.

…The ruler of this country is not permanent. When disasters result from unusual phenomena, they unceremoniously replace him, installing a virtuous man as king, and release the old king, who does not dare show resentment.

The common people are tall and virtuous like the Chinese, but wear hu (‘Western’) clothes. They say they originally came from China, but left it.

They have always wanted to communicate with China but, Anxi (Parthia), jealous of their profits, would not allow them to pass (through to China).



- from the the Weilüe, an account from the 200s CE of the interactions between the Romans and the Chinese. It was written by Yu Huan, a state historian for Cao Wei during the Three Kingdoms Period.
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July 14 Solar Flare and a Coronal Mass Ejection


A medium-sized (M2) solar flare and a coronal mass ejection erupted from the same, large active region of the sun on July 14, 2017. The flare lasted almost two hours, quite a long duration. The coils arcing over this active region are particles spiraling along magnetic field lines.

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18 julho 2017

Ireson Hill on Mars


What created this unusual hill on Mars? Its history has become a topic of research, but its shape and two-tone structure makes it one of the more unusual hills that the robotic Curiosity rover on Mars has rolled near. Dubbed Ireson Hill, the mound rises about 5 meters high and spans about 15 meters across. Ireson Hill is located on the Bagnold Dune field on the slope of Mount Sharp in Gale Crater on Mars. The featured 41-image panorama has been horizontally compressed to include the entire hill. The image was taken on February 2 and released last week. Because Mars is moving behind the Sun as seen from the Earth, NASA will soon stop sending commands to its Martian orbiters and rovers until about August 1.

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Teach yourself everyday happiness with imagery training

In a recently published paper in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, scientists at the Smartbrain Clinic in Oslo, Norway find that self-guided positive imagery training can successfully combat negative emotions in our daily lives. This tool is so powerful that it also changes the way our brain functions.

Flashbacks of scenes from traumatic events often haunt those suffering from psychiatric conditions, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “The close relationship between the human imagery system and our emotions can cause deep emotional perturbations”, says Dr Svetla Velikova of Smartbrain in Norway. “Imagery techniques are often used in cognitive psychotherapy to help patients modify disturbing mental images and overcome negative emotions.” Velikova and her team set out to see if such techniques could become self-guided and developed at home, away from the therapist’s chair.

Healthy people are also emotionally effected by what we see and the images we remember. Velikova explains, “if we visually remember an image from an unpleasant interaction with our boss, this can cause an increased level of anxiety about our work and demotivation.” There is great interest in ways to combat such everyday negative emotional responses through imagery training. But she warns, “this is a challenging task and requires a flexible approach. Each day we face different problems and a therapist teaches us how to identify topics and strategies for imagery exercises.”

To find out if we can train ourselves to use imagery techniques and optimize our emotional state, Velikova and co-workers turned to 30 healthy volunteers. During a two-day workshop the volunteers learnt a series of imagery techniques. They learnt how to cope with negative emotions from past events through imagery transformation, how to use positive imagery for future events or goals, and techniques to improve social interactions and enhance their emotional balance in daily life. They then spent the next 12 weeks training themselves at home for 15-20 minutes a day, before attending another similar two-day workshop.

Velikova compared the results of participant psychological assessment and brain activity, or electroencephalographic (EEG), measurement, before and after the experiment. “The psychological testing showed that depressive symptoms were less prominent. The number of those with subthreshold depression, expressing depressive symptoms but not meeting the criteria for depression, was halved. Overall, volunteers were more satisfied with life and perceived themselves as more efficient” she explains.

Following analysis, the EEG data showed significant changes in the beta activity in the right medial prefrontal cortex of the brain. Velikova notes that this region is known to be involved in imaging pleasant emotions and contributing to the degree of satisfaction with life. There were also changes in the functional connectivity of the brain, including increased connectivity between the temporal regions from both hemispheres, which Velikova attributes to enhanced coordination of networks linked to processing of images. She concludes, “this combination of EEG findings also suggests a possible increase in the activity of GABA (gamma -aminobutyric acid), well known for its anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties.”

Velikova and co-workers’ results indicate that self-guided emotional imagery training has great potential to improve the everyday emotional wellbeing in healthy people. The team is now further exploring how the approach affects the cognitive function of healthy people. With minimal professional intervention, this technique could be developed to be a cost-effective aid for those with subthreshold depression. It could also be promoted by businesses to help improve workforce morale and drive up productivity.

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Deep down in the waters off the coast of Australia, the water is...



Deep down in the waters off the coast of Australia, the water is a chilly 34 degrees and no light cuts through the highly pressurized surroundings. It’s a thoroughly inhospitable environment. And yet marine life has been caught living there. A crew of scientists caught a fairly ugly blob of a creature this month, and they were thrilled. It had no visible eyes, mouth, or gills. One scientist said “It looks like two rear-ends on a fish, really.” The scientists were extremely excited to have discovered a new species, and even started thinking of possible names.

But it turns out, they were the second to discover it! It makes sense that the scientists wouldn’t know that at first, though, since the Typhlonus nasus (Faceless’s scientific name) hasn’t been seen around Australia for more than a century. The typhlonus nasus was first collected on August 25, 1874!

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SETI desenvolve novo instrumento de caça alienígena

Os cientistas encontraram uma maneira de escanear os céus para pulsos de luz de uma civilização alienígena.

O Instituto SETI (Pesquisa de Inteligência Extraterrestre) tem tentado determinar se estamos ou não sozinhos no universo há mais de 30 anos, mas, infelizmente, apesar dos melhores esforços, ainda não encontrou nenhuma evidência que sugira que haja qualquer outra coisa lá fora.

Uma das razões para isso, dizem os cientistas, poderia ser que estamos procurando no lugar errado.

E se uma civilização alienígena suficientemente avançada, depois de ter visto nosso planeta através de seus telescópios, nos “esticasse” com pulsos curtos de luz laser em um esforço para chamar nossa atenção?

Os telescópios convencionais não conseguem pegar esses pulsos, o que significa que nunca os veríamos.

Agora, em um esforço para explicar essa possibilidade, O SETI apresentou um novo tipo de instrumento projetado especificamente para escanear os céus para pulsos curtos de luz.

Conhecido como “Laser SETI”, o projeto está atualmente em desenvolvimento e buscando apoiadores.



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Ryōji Uehara was a Japanese Kamikaze pilot. He wrote a last...



Ryōji Uehara was a Japanese Kamikaze pilot. He wrote a last letter, the night before his final mission, to his parents. It was published after the end of World War 2 and to this day is considered a masterpiece of wartime Japanese literature.

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NASA Evaluates How Crew Will Exit Orion Spacecraft


When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land. Using the waters off the coast of Galveston, a NASA and Department of Defense team tested Orion exit procedures on July 10-14, 2017.

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17 julho 2017

Thunder Moon over Pisa


What's wrong with this picture? If you figure it out, you may then realize where the image was taken. The oddity lies actually in one of the buildings -- it leans. The Leaning Tower of Pisa has been an iconic legend since shortly after its construction began in the year 1173. Now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, folklore holds that Galileo used the leaning tower to dramatically demonstrate the gravitational principle that objects of different mass fall the same. Between the Leaning Tower of Pisa on the right and Pisa Cathedral and the Pisa Baptistery on the left, a full "Thunder" moon was visible last week when the image was taken. Using modern analyses, the tower has been successfully stabilized and, barring the unexpected, should hold its present tilt for the next 200 years.

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historical-nonfiction: Chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele discovered or identified oxygen, molybdenum,...

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Chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele discovered or identified oxygen, molybdenum, tungsten, barium, hydrogen and chlorine.  He greatly advanced science. However, he died young and his discoveries were cut short. Why?

Chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele died young, because he was so eager to learn about the chemicals he studied, that he tasted and smelled them all the time.

Of course, we now know that tasting and smelling chemicals is bad for you. Poor Scheele did not – and died because of it.

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The Mal’ta Culture

The vast territory of North and Central Asia represents a poorly understood region in the prehistoric era, despite intensive excavations that have been conducted during the past century. The earliest human occupation in this region probably began sometime around 40,000 years ago. Small groups of big-game hunters likely migrated into this region from lands to the south and southwest, confronting a harsh climate and long, dry winters. By about 20,000 B.C.E., two principal cultural traditions had developed in Siberia and northeastern Asia: the Mal’ta and the Afontova Gora-Oshurkovo.

The Mal’ta tradition is known from a vast area spanning west of Lake Baikal and the Yenisey River. The site of Mal’ta, for which the culture is named, is composed of a series of subterranean houses made of large animal bones and reindeer antler which had likely been covered with animal skins and sod to protect inhabitants from the severe, prevailing northerly winds.

Among the artistic accomplishments evident at Mal’ta are portable art – not murals, as is more common in Europe. The remains of expertly carved bone, ivory, and antler objects have been found at many Mal'ta sites. Figurines of birds and human females are the most commonly found items. Some of the most well known examples are the so-called Venus figurines.

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Realizada a ‘primeira autópsia alienígena’ do Reino Unido

A primeira autópsia alienígena do Reino Unido foi realizada em frente a convidados espantados no covil subterrâneo dos velhos túneis de trilhos de correio de Londres.

Pessoas do público foram convidadas para o Museu do Correio, ainda a ser aberto, no ‘spooky’ (“estranho”) Mount Pleasant a convite da Audible, para lançar “The X-Files: Cold Cases”.

Audible hospedou esta experiência de outro mundo para marcar o lançamento de “X-Files: Cold Cases”, um novo drama de Arquivo X em áudio que tem David Duchovny e Gillian Anderson retornando aos papéis de agentes do FBI Fox Mulder e Dana Scully

Eles foram acompanhados pelo ex-investigador de OVNIs do Ministério da Defesa Nick Pope, que foi descrito como “Mulder da vida real”.

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Com Pope para supervisionar, a autópsia foi realizada de forma secreta assim como se acontecesse uma invasão na vida real.

Assim como o vídeo de autópsia alienígena que foi submetido ao Ministério da Defesa em 1995, este poderia ser o mais próximo quando chegamos a realizar uma autópsia real.

Pope disse: “Se nós fizéssemos uma autópsia com o Flukeman de Arquivo X, eu aconselharia descobrir tudo sobre seu DNA, levando várias amostras para perfilar para ajudar a construir uma ideia em torno de quais são as fraquezas de Flukeman – então podemos estar preparados para futuros ataques”.

“Um possível perigo a ter em mente é o impacto que uma possível autópsia alienígena teria e a ameaça de guerra intergaláctica”.

“Pense nisso dessa maneira – se um soldado de outro país veio para o Reino Unido e nós o cortássemos, seu país não ficaria melhor satisfeito”.

“Portanto, se os estrangeiros vierem à terra para encontrar o soldado que enviaram para testar as águas, isso criaria tensões que poderiam se tornar desagradáveis”.

Pope pesquisou e investigou OVNIs, abduções alienígenas, círculos em plantações e outros fenômenos estranhos para determinar seu significado para o Ministério de 1991 a 1994.

Tendo tido a sorte de trabalhar nos arquivos X da vida real no Ministério da Defesa, ele disse que existem alguns similaridades assustadores com o mundo fictício no qual Mulder e Scully estão envolvidos.

E quando se trata da ameaça potencial de invasão alienígena, ele diz que o governo não possui um plano definido.

Falando durante o evento, Nick Pope disse:

“Recentemente, os Arquivos Nacionais lançaram alguns arquivos do projeto OVNI já dissolvidos, detalhando documentos altamente classificados que abrangem avistamentos de OVNIs, abduções alienígenas, círculos em culturas, mutilações de animais e até mesmo um projeto do governo para tentar recrutar psíquicos”.

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“São esses paralelos entre fato e ficção que mostram por que o Arquivo X ainda é tão relevante quanto sempre”.

O dossiê descreve vários incidentes misteriosos, incluindo o horror de uma tripulação de um avião de espionagem da Guerra Fria, que viu uma nave “coberta de 20 luzes piscando” a 35,000 pés.

Com a tarefa de abrir um caso de um arquivo Arquivo X nunca antes lançado, os convidados tiveram que resolver o mistério da criatura aterrorizante Flukeman.

Guiados por excertos do emocionante novo drama de áudio, a experiência imersiva trouxe à vida o mundo de Mulder e Scully, pois os participantes usaram seus sentidos e intuição para progredir através de uma série de salas nos túneis desconcertantes.

A ser lançado em 18 de julho, X-Files: Cold Cases ocorre após os eventos de X-Files: I Want to Believe.



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Apontados como ‘vortexs de fumaça’, esses anômalos anormais foram avistados por centenas de pessoas em todo o mundo, desde regiões remotas da Sibéria, a rodovia M62 da Inglaterra.

No caso deste último, que foi relatado apenas alguns dias atrás, o fenômeno misterioso foi detectado por tantas pessoas que acabou sendo coberto por agências de notícias internacionais.

Uma testemunha, Kimberley Robinson, descreveu como “a coisa mais estranha que já vi”.

“Eu e meu namorado estavam dirigindo e percebemos um anel voador preto no céu”, disse ela.

“Parecia um pouco esfumaçado, mas o formato era um anel sólido. Nunca tínhamos visto nada assim antes e ninguém sabe o que é”.

Uma observação similar também foi relatada no Missouri, alguns dias antes, e também houve avistamentos sobre o Cazaquistão, Leamington Spa e Flórida nos últimos quatro anos.

Então, o que são exatamente esses anéis de fumaça pretos peculiares?

Longe de ser evidência de visitantes extraterrestres, parece que esse fenômeno particular pode realmente ter uma explicação muito mais real.

“O chamado vortex de fumaça pode ??surgir quando você passa por uma estrutura circular como uma chaminé”, disse o ex-investigador de OVNIs, Nick Pope.

“Então, esses efeitos estranhos podem ser causados ??por acidentes ou mesmo por design”.

“Neste último ponto, eles podem ser criados como uma espécie de efeito pirotécnico e seria interessante saber se existiam festivais ao ar livre na área em questão”.



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