Monday, 23 July, 2018

Month: February 2018

Axolotl

Axolotl

Axolotl. The axolotl, also known as a Mexican salamander (Ambystoma mexicanum) 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. The species originates from numerous lakes, such as Lake Xochimilco underlying Mexico City. Axolotls are unusual among amphibians in that

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Cetus Constellation

The Cetus Constellation

The Cetus Constellation. Cetus, its name refers to a sea monster in Greek mythology, although it is often called ‘the whale’ today. Cetus is located in the region of the sky that contains other water-related constellations such as Aquarius, Pisces, and Eridanus. Although Cetus is not considered part of the zodiac, the ecliptic passes less than a quarter of a degree

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Blockchain Explained

Blockchain Explained

Blockchain Explained. Blockchain is an algorithm and distributed data structure for managing electronic cash without a central administrator among people who know nothing about one another. Originally designed for the crypto-currency Bitcoin, the blockchain architecture was driven by a radical rejection of (government-guaranteed) money and bank-controlled payments. Blockchain is a

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Burned To The Ground

Burned To The Ground

Burned To The Ground. From the information that Reuters had pieced together recently from the Inn Din village incident (1st article below), with personal accounts from survivors and villagers, along with the systematic patterns of widespread destruction of Rohingya villages throughout the Rahkine Province (2nd report below), there appears to

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Charity Sex Scandal

Charity Sex Scandal

Charity Sex Scandal. UN staff have carried out thousands of rapes around the world, a former senior official has claimed. Andrew MacLeod, who was chief of operations at the UN’s Emergency Co-ordination Centre, said that “predatory” abusers used development jobs to get to vulnerable women and children. He estimated that

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Phobias

Phobias

Phobias. A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder that describes an excessive and irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation. Phobias involve intense fear surrounding an object or situation that poses little or no real danger. They are different from common fears in that the associated anxiety

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Hopping Around Germany’s Forgotten Islands

Hopping Around Germany’s Forgotten Islands

Hopping Around Germany’s Forgotten Islands. The Halligen (German) or the halliger (Danish) are small islands without protective dykes. There are ten German halligen in the North Frisian Islands on Schleswig-Holstein’s Wadden Sea-North Sea coast in the district of Nordfriesland and one hallig at the west coast of Denmark (Danish Wadden Sea Islands). This part of the North Sea coast is very much at the

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Juno Probe Completed 10th Science Flyby Of Jupiter

Juno Probe Completed 10th Science Flyby Of Jupiter

Juno Probe Completed 10th Science Flyby Of Jupiter. NASA’s Juno spacecraft, now on its 11th orbit around Jupiter, continues to return jaw-dropping views of the solar systems’ biggest planet from previously unseen up-close perspectives of its colourful clouds and raging storms. While Juno’s scientific sensors map Jupiter’s radiation belts, measure

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