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September 25 2016

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September 18 2016

Gaia space telescope plots a billion stars

The most precise map of the night sky ever assembled is taking shape. Astronomers working on the Gaia space telescope have released a first tranche of data recording the position and brightness of over a billion stars. And for some two million of these objects, their distance and sideways motion across the heavens has also been accurately plotted.

Gaia's mapping effort is already unprecedented in scale, but it still has several years to run. Remarkably, scientists say the store of information even now is too big for them to sift, and they are appealing for the public's help in making discoveries.

To give one simple example of the scope of Gaia: Of the 1.1 billion light sources in Wednesday's data release, something like 400 million of these objects have never been recorded in any previous catalogue.

"You're imaging the whole sky in basically [Hubble] space telescope quality and because you can now resolve all the stars that previously maybe looked as though they were merged as one star at low resolution - now we can see them," explained Anthony Brown from Leiden University, Netherlands.

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September 12 2016


September 11 2016

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September 09 2016

glad i could help ^^ the conclusion has its troubles as well, though:

"It bears repeating that fires have never caused the total collapse of a steel-framed high-rise before or since 9/11." - not an argument for anything, so no, it doesn't bear repeating. in fact i think it kinda falls under allacy of the antecedent ("it never happened before, so it never will").

"Did we witness an unprecedented event three separate times on September 11, 2001?" - using suggestive questions is not very scientific but rather manipulative.

"(...)fail to persuade a growing number of architects, engineers, and scientists" - weasel words. a number of people thinks this stinks. the number is one and the people is me. i think if people read this, the number will be "growing" as well ^^

also i asked my colleagues, who really are academics, how this got published and they said if it's not in a journal and even if the magazine is owned by the EPS that doesn't mean anything. there's bullshit published in (some) sciene magazines all the time.

man ... now i really don't wanna read the whole thing. i hate wasting my time <.<' xD guess i'll skim through it a bit when i'm bored.
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verschwörungstheorie: leistungsschutzrecht und co sind bewusst bescheuerte gesetze um pro-internet-aktivisten zu beschäftigen.. gibts für sowas präzedenz?
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September 06 2016

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Knasterbart - Mein Stammbaum ist ein Kreis

Die Forscher stellten nach ihrer Auswertung überraschend fest, dass die großzügigsten und teilungsfreudigsten Kinder nicht die aus religiösen Familien, sondern Kinder aus atheistischen Familien waren. Am knickrigsten waren die Kinder der beiden großen Weltreligionen: Christen und Muslime. Zudem stellten die Forscher fest, je gläubiger ein Kind erzogen wurde, desto geiziger war es.

„Die Kinder, deren Familien den beiden großen Weltreligionen angehörten, waren eindeutig weniger altruistisch als Kinder aus nicht-religiösen Haushalten“, berichten die Forscher in der Fachzeitschrift Current Biology. Da der Tauschpartner des Kindes der gleichen Bevölkerungsgruppe angehörte, kann das geringe Sozialverhalten auch nicht durch Vorurteile gegenüber Andersgläubigen erklärt werden. Das überraschende Studienergebnis zeigt sich auch in der Bewertung des moralischen Verhaltens aus dem Videofilm. Religiös erzogene Kinder fanden den Aggressor wesentlich gemeiner oder böser als ihre Altersgenossen aus atheistischen Familien. Gleichzeitig forderten vor allem die muslimischen Kinder eine deutlich härter Bestrafung des Täters.

„Frühere Studien haben schon gezeigt, dass religiöse Menschen keineswegs per se besser sind als ihre nichtreligiösen Gegenparts“, sagt Decety. „Wir gehen nun darüber hinaus und belegen, dass religiöse Menschen – und auch ihre Kinder – sogar weniger altruistisch sind.“ Die Sutdienergebnisse aus dem zweiten Teil des Experiments bestätigen zudem, religiöse Menschen intoleranter gegenüber anderen Menschen sind.

Religion macht Kinder unsozial und intolerant
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September 02 2016

Man kann übrigens gleichzeitig gegen die Burka und gegen ein Burkaverbot sein.
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August 29 2016



Star Wars + Hugs

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