Friday, 21 September, 2018

Month: February 2018

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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The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 2017

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 2017

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 2017. Global democracy has declined significantly over the last year, according to the latest edition of the Democracy Index. The Democracy Index is an index compiled by the UK-based company the Economist Intelligence Unit that intends to measure the state of democracy in 167 countries, of which 166 are sovereign

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The Cepheus Constellation

The Cepheus Constellation

The Cepheus Constellation. Cepheus is a constellation in the northern sky, which is named after Cepheus, a King in the Greek mythology. Cepheus was the King of Ethiopia, married to Cassiopeia and was the father of Andromeda, both of whom are immortalised as modern day constellations. It is one of the 48 constellations listed by the second-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains

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New NIH Guidelines For Research On Humans

New NIH Guidelines For Research On Humans

New NIH Guidelines For Research On Humans. The National Institutes of Health has established sweeping new rules governing research conducted on humans, requiring scientists who receive federal funding to publicly disclose more of their research—and causing confusion and consternation at some institutions. The guidelines expand what constitutes a clinical trial

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Winter Jasmine

Winter Jasmine

Winter Jasmine. Jasminum nudiflorum, the winter jasmine, is a slender, deciduous shrub native to China (Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Tibet, and Yunnan). It is widely cultivated as an ornamental and is reportedly naturalised in France and scattered locations in the United States (Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, and New Jersey). It grows to 3 m (10 ft) tall

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Cybersecurity Predictions For 2018

Cybersecurity Predictions For 2018

Cybersecurity Predictions For 2018. Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. These attacks are usually aimed at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money from users; or interrupting normal business processes. Implementing effective cybersecurity measures is particularly challenging today because there are more

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The Centaurus Constellation

The Centaurus Constellation. Centaurus is a bright constellation in the northern sky. One of the largest constellations, Centaurus was included among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. In Greek mythology, Centaurus represents a centaur; a creature that is half human, half horse. It is best seen

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