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Social media

In general, more people have found themselves feeling bad or depressed when using Instagram, compared to other social media websites or apps. Interestingly, using the telephone or video-calling apps like Facetime generally makes people feel happier. Having genuine human interaction and conversation can benefit your mental health greatly. Readers, what do you think: How much […]

Passion flower

Saw this interesting flower while in Greece, and indeed is very impressive 🙂 The Passion Flower (Passiflora), a fast-growing perennial vine, with showy white and purple-blue scented flowers. The corona in the flower is blue or with violet filaments. Passion flowers have five greenish-yellow stamens and three purple stigmas. Passion flowers are known to have […]

Rain

Sometimes when it rains I remember this phrase written by Gustave Flaubert in one of his books… “When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.”

Signs of Alien Life by 2025, Says NASA Chief Scientist

“I think we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years,” NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday (April 7) during a panel discussion that focused on the space agency’s efforts to search for habitable worlds and […]

Plancheite

Plancheite is a hydrated copper silicate that is so closely related to Shattuckite in appearance and chemical composition that they are often mistaken. Plancheite is found in copper deposits alongside Dioptase, Chrysocolla, and Malachite. Plancheite was first described by A. Lacroix from Mindouli. Named after a French explorer, Mr. Planche, who supplied the samples to Lacroix.

Hot lips plant

These gorgeous pair of red, luscious lips belong to a plant known as Psychotria elata, a tropical tree found in the rain forests of Central and South American countries like Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador. The plant has apparently evolved into its current shape to attract pollinators including hummingbirds and butterflies. Know more: http://www.seedsofeaden.com/ornamental-plants-k7/hooker-s-lips-plant-psychotria-elata-b83.html

What if the Big Bang wasn’t the beginning ?

 New Study Proposes Alternative Was the universe created with a Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, or has it been expanding and contracting for eternity? A new paper, inspired by alternative explanations of the physics of black holes, explores the latter possibility, and rejects a core tenant of the Big Bang hypothesis. The universal origin […]

Massachusetts institute of technology

Just joined the online psychology classroom programme. The course is John Gabrieli. 9.00SC Introduction to Psychology. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This course is a survey of the scientific study of human nature, including how the mind works, and how the brain supports the mind. Topics include the mental and neural bases of perception, emotion, learning, memory, […]

Your brain is a time machine

Your Brain Is a Time Machine From neuroscience to language, from entropy to the Einstein’s Special Relativity, this book draws us into a myriad of concepts we encounter in our everyday lives and elegantly weaves neuroscience and modern physics together, drawing similarities between these fundamentally contrasting disciplines. The perception of time touches every aspect of […]

The slowest reaction time !!!! Reminds me of sloth from zootopia 😂

When you have the slowest reaction time in the world The axolotl also known as a Mexican salamander or a Mexican walking fish, is a neotenic salamander, closely related to the tiger salamander. Although the axolotl is colloquially known as a “walking fish”, it is not a fish, but an amphibian. Know more: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/amphibians/a/axolotl/

Blue whale heart

This is a 440-pound blue whale heart. Scientists conducted a first of its kind preservation effort – plastination – to salvage it from a decomposing body. What is Plastination? Plastination is a preservation method to generate non-toxic anatomical specimens, which can be used for long-term educational purposes. Article: https://www.wired.com/story/how-scientists-preserved-a-440-pound-blue-whale-heart Photo: Courtesy of the Royal Ontario […]

Dark

Beneath… Beneath a brown duvet, exposed There’s a corpse now, turning rose Bones filled with cotton candy They need a lick to feel the deep. Frozen ichor into the pipes Make this carcass look alive! Beneath the ventral pallidum fibre, There’s a whisper of a wonder Beneath these ribs, Close to the spine Zephyr pinch… […]

NASA’s SDO Reveals How Magnetic Cage on the Sun Stopped Solar Eruption

New research highlights the role of the Sun’s magnetic landscape in the development of solar eruptions that can trigger space weather events around Earth. Using data from our Solar Dynamics Observatory, scientists examined an October 2014 Jupiter-sized sunspot group, an area of complex magnetic fields, often the site of solar activity. This was the biggest […]

Gemology

Two of the stones I’ve seen at the Senckenberg Museum . One of them is amethyst, do you know what’s the other one? Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. The name comes from the ancient Greek “amethystos”, which means “not drunken”, a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. […]