Here’s another one for the ‘black holes are weird’ file: a team of mathematicians has calculated that some black holes in an expanding Universe like ours can press the reset button on the history of … Continue reading
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~~~~~~ Clinically, we understand death to mean the state that takes hold after our hearts stop beating. Blood circulation comes to a halt, we don’t breathe, our brains shut down—and that’s what divides … Continue reading
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https://tech.thaivisa.com/first-step-towards-flying-cars-incredible-footage-shows-driverless-drone-flying-people-around-china/27073/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A team of archeologists has discovered 9,000-year-old wells in central China’s Xiping County in Henan Province. The wells, six in number, are the oldest wells ever found in China, according to Wei Xingtao, deputy head of … Continue reading
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“The Burrow” (German: “Der Bau”) is an unfinished short story by Franz Kafka in which a mole-like being burrows through an elaborate system of tunnels it has built over the course of its life. https://theculturetrip.com/europe/czech-republic/articles/kafka-the-burrow-review/ https://de.wikisource.org/wiki/Der_Bau_(Kafka) … Continue reading
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ But others say scaring people is the only way to make them care. Perhaps the most famous purveyor of climate scare tactics is Guy McPherson. Described by the New York Times as an “apocalyptic ecologist”, McPherson’s doomsday theory of … Continue reading
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On the Origins of the Alphabet by Brian R. Pellar San Diego, California Twenty-two foundation letters: He placed them in a circle…. He directed them with the twelve constellations. — Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Creation) … Continue reading
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This is a short study of the Zoroastrian religion, part of the Wisdom of the East series. S.A. Kapadia, who along with L. Cranmer-Byng, edited or wrote many of the books in the Wisdom of the East, … Continue reading
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When our ancestors began to control fire, most likely somewhere in Africa around 400,000 years ago, the planet was set on a new course. We have little idea and even less evidence of how early humans made fire; … Continue reading
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We now call these people the Denisovans. They’re a human species but are not us, not Neanderthals, and not one that was previously known. We don’t yet have anything more than fragments of fossils. … Continue reading
In medieval times the range of the wolf covered a large part of Europe. Since then human settlement together with constant hunting has resulted in complete extermination of the wolf in most areas. Records of wolves can be found … Continue reading