Key findings: Women who are denied abortions “are more likely to wind up unemployed, on public assistance, and below the poverty line” and “were more likely to stay in a relationship w/an abusive partner than women who got abortions.”
This is off the Bermuda Triangle, where 16+ ships washed up on a sand bar. The mystery is still unsolved
Actually the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle has been given a scientific explanation: methane vents which have been discovered in that region.
Methane reduces the density of water, causing ships that would normally float, to instead sink.
Methane, when in gas form, messes with the electrical components of aircraft, causing them to fail and sometimes fall right out of the sky.
Methane also causes the water to turn a ghostly greenish color, and the “ghost ships” reported to be seen are simply green reflections of the ships that scatter the bottom of the triangle.
Fucking science, man.
David Attenborough (via clovis-son)
But why does the child have to be in “West Africa”? Could we please stop equating every “bad/poor thing” w.ith Africa/Africans
UC Berkeley scientists have developed a system to capture visual activity in human brains and reconstruct it as digital video clips. Eventually, this process will allow you to record and reconstruct your own dreams on a computer screen.
Soon I will explore my realm of dreams.
O_O THAT would be the best thing ever.
holy mother of god
I feel like this is normal vs. Eagle Vision in Assassin’s Creed right now. @@;
that’d be a bit scary, but really cool at the same time
I HAVE WISHED FOR STUFF LIKE THIS
Think about how much easier this will make making movies in the future.
All you have to do is just think about the movie. you dont need actors or anything!
Science is rad.
oh oh oh oh WHAT
I almost never can remember having dreams. I would LOVE this, if only to know what I’m dreaming about on a regular basis.
So assuming that time is not linear and it’s possible to experience time in different ways/universes/etc. than we actually do, it follows that we should theoretically be able to time travel if we have the technology and knowledge to do so.
But would that mean there are multiple versions of all us? Is there a me that exists in this moment forever tumbling, and another me that exists 15 years ago in high school, and another that exists an hour from now at my band practice? And that version is just on a loop? So that if I travel back in time 15 years ago I would see myself - but for myself to be there would there have to be other versions of me? What does that even mean for our consciousness - are we like phoenixes reborn every so often and repeating life?
Is time in chunks? Are they 5 minutes spans - 100 year spans - what?
Every time I try to wrap my head around time travel, I get caught in the probably very linear thinking version of time, where people [animals, plants, etc.] experience changes over time.
Scientists have found the biggest and oldest reservoir of water ever—so large and so old, it’s almost impossible to describe.
The water is out in space, a place we used to think of as desolate and desert dry, but it’s turning out to be pretty lush.
Researchers found a lake of water so large that it could provide each person on Earth an entire planet’s worth of water—20,000 times over. Yes, so much water out there in space that it could supply each one of us all the water on Earth—Niagara Falls, the Pacific Ocean, the polar ice caps, the puddle in the bottom of the canoe you forgot to flip over—20,000 times over.
The water is in a cloud around a huge black hole that is in the process of sucking in matter and spraying out energy (such an active black hole is called a quasar), and the waves of energy the black hole releases make water by literally knocking hydrogen and oxygen atoms together.
The official NASA news release describes the amount of water as “140 trillion times all the water in the world’s oceans,” which isn’t particularly helpful, except if you think about it like this.
That one cloud of newly discovered space water vapor could supply 140 trillion planets that are just as wet as Earth is.
Mind you, our own galaxy, the Milky Way, has about 400 billion stars, so if every one of those stars has 10 planets, each as wet as Earth, that’s only 4 trillion planets worth of water.
The new cloud of water is enough to supply 28 galaxies with water.
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)
Professor Cecilia Payne, ladies and gentlemen.
This is a great example of how the education we receive focuses around the discoveries and perspectives of men.