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Lessons of Immortality and Mortality From My Father, Carl Sagan


We lived in a sandy-colored stone house with an engraved winged serpent and solar disc above the door. It seemed like something straight out of ancient Sumeria, or Indiana Jones — but it was not, in either case, something you’d expect to find in upstate New York. It overlooked a deep…

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9 photos of blue food ○ requested by Percy Jackson.

Why is the food so blue? Blue No. 1 and Blue No. 2

Blue No. 1 is called “brilliant blue” and, as is typical of modern dyes, was originally derived from coal tar, although most manufacturers now make it from an oil base. Blue No. 2, or “indigotine,” on the other hand, is a synthetic version of the plant-based indigo that has a long history as a textile dye.

Above: Brilliant blue no. 1

While it has been linked to increased hyperactivity in children its similar structure to an anti-inflammatory proposed for spinal cord injuries known as OxATP lead to the development of Brilliant Blue G, which in studies using rats has shown to reduce inflamation from spinal cord injuries without the toxic side effects of the original chemical.

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Movie illustrations by Massimo

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Transformers [ROTF] Supreme Devastator Movie Real Custom: Latest Amazing Custom/Scratchbuild Work w/LEDs by BBULL. Full Photoreview No.110 Big or Wallpaper Size Images

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The Solar System’s Major Moons

Planetary Society | Emily Lakdawalla

The Solar System contains 18 or 19 natural satellites of planets that are large enough for self-gravity to make them round. (Why the uncertain number? Neptune’s moon Proteus is on the edge.) They are shown here to scale with each other. Two of them are larger than Mercury; seven are larger than Pluto and Eris. If they were not orbiting planets, many of these worlds would be called “planets,” and scientists who study them are called “planetary scientists.”

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Beyond stupid superstitions, check this video out to learn what a lunar eclipse is. More at Nasa Science News, A Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses, and NASA Lunar Eclipse Page.


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