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March 24th, 2020, 16:08
I think I already linked that here many years ago; but it still stays fascinating : The "Cargo-Cults" : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult






About Daydreaming : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daydream

Interesting this sentence :

In the recent research, identified costs of daydreaming outnumber the potential benefits.
This sounds as if human behaviour was measured in terms of capitalism.
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April 1st, 2020, 19:43
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Technology and the Future of Healthcare, an interesting article

Wish it was true. I heard many positive reviews about EffectiveSoft Corporation. They provide Medical/Healthcare/Pharma/Biotechnology software development service at the highest level and have over 15 years of practical experience.
Sometimes the technology means huge additional costs for only marginal results.
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April 6th, 2020, 16:15
Viking Raids In The Rhineland : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking…_the_Rhineland
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May 9th, 2020, 15:11
A beautiful infrared image of Jupiter.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52587488
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May 9th, 2020, 21:20
Have you seen any of the Juno flyby movies? This is a good one.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=04Ai5evtWEc
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May 9th, 2020, 21:24
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Have you seen any of the Juno flyby movies? This is a good one.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=04Ai5evtWEc
That's superb - hadn't seen that one. I've been fascinated by Jupiter and its moons since I was a little kid.
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June 1st, 2020, 19:09
"Gods In Colour" : https://buntegoetter.liebieghaus.de/en/
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June 18th, 2020, 10:57
Dark matter hunt yields unexplained signal.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53085260
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June 20th, 2020, 19:52
History lesson : The danger of Uranium and Racism combined : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church…ium_mill_spill

Several days after the spill, the Indian Health Service and the Environmental Improvement Division of New Mexico warned local residents over the radio and with signs written only in English not to drink from, water livestock at, or enter the Puerco River. Many Navajo people in the area speak only Diné, an Athabaskan language spoken by 150,000 people in the Navajo Nation.

The states of Arizona and New Mexico failed to make their residents immediately aware of the dangers of radiation.[20][21] United Nuclear Corporation employees were dispatched to warn Navajo-speaking residents downstream in accordance with a state contingency plan, but not until a few days after the spill.[3][22] The Navajo Nation asked the governor of New Mexico, Bruce King, to request disaster assistance from the US government and have the site declared a disaster area, but he refused, an action that limited disaster relief assistance to the Navajo Nation.[4]
The accident released more radioactivity than the Three Mile Island accident.[2][3][4] The spill has been called "the largest radioactive accident in U.S. history," but the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has said that this is "an overstatement," and that "there have been a number of other events that have been more significant in terms of radiological impact. The event was more significant from an environmental perspective than from a human one."[1]
At the same Congressional hearing, the United States Army Corps of Engineers testified that had the dam been built according to legal specifications, the failure would not have occurred.[27]
In 2008, the US Congress authorized a five-year plan for cleanup of contaminated uranium sites on the Navajo reservation.[53]
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June 22nd, 2020, 12:19
Yesterday I've been visiting the exhibition "Gods in Colour" (English-language web site here : https://buntegoetter.liebieghaus.de/en/ , Wikipedia article here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gods_in_Color ) , and I read in the exhibition's catalogue a very disturbing view : That the still too much present view of classical Greece & Roman statues being "as white as marble" is in fact an echo of the aesthetics of Fascism.

Meanwhile the colourfulness ["Polychromy"] of antique Roman & Greece statues is a proven fact for more than 100 years now ( ! ) , Fascism dictated that everything had to be devoid of colours.

Not only that, but there also still exists a common connotation of "colourfulness = inferiour", coming from the - still an echo of Fascism - belief that colourfulness seems to be a sign of not so "high" developed cultures like the western European ones.

Citing the exhibition's catalogue :

"The US-american Archaeologist Sarah Bond said 2017 in an interview in the economy magazine Forbes a connection betwern the "white supremacy" ideology of the US-american ultra-right and the erroneous vision of a white marble Antique of the Europeans. In this contect she pointed towards our research, which served her as a proof for a colourful European Antique. Sarah Bond received afterwards death threats.

More articles followed, among others a very precisely researched one in The New Yorker, but also 2019 a pointed, much observed contribution in the Satire show of Samantha Bee."

The head of the research mused in a small movie that he was wondering why - although proved to be wrong for about 100 years now - the image that all antique Greece & Roman statues were colourless marble ones still stubbornly persists so much in society.

Well, this is a completely different theme (one only worthy of my own topic "A thought", but I immeditely notoced that colourfulness in media (especially in games) is also strong in these times, together with the belief that colourfulness = childishness = inferior. Everything that is childish is inferior per se.

If I really really really really hard boil it down until nothing but mere salt crystals remain on the bottom of the cooking pot, then I must say that this belief that the "high Antique" as the perceived root/seed of European culture had no colours on its statues is in fact nothing but racism. Colourful art is still considered as "simple", "prmitive", "naive" and so on, and that's still an echo of Fascism and therefore of Racism which held the belief that colourless white marble = white man.


( The development of these aesthetics is a bit more complicated, in fact, starting with the Renaissance, but Fascism pressed its own heavy thumb on everything much later. )

Wikipedia entries :

Polychromy : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polychrome

Polychromy/colourfulness in architecture : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancien…d_architecture

Colourfull ancient paintings : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancien…_wall_painting
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June 22nd, 2020, 18:27
I've been browsing around on the web site of the Cambridge University. Here are my results :

- Ancient Roman town measured completely without digging : Through radar scan : https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/roman-city-rises

- Skates can repair themselves : https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/skate

- Dinosaur footprints in Great Britain : https://www.cam.ac.uk/dinotracks

- The "Trumpington Cross" : https://www.cam.ac.uk/trumpingtoncross

- "Why we can't stop eating" : On obesity and gut hormones and socitety : https://www.cam.ac.uk/cantstopeating

- Trying magic on certain birds - and learning through that how the human mind works : https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/akindofmagic

- Probably the ancestor of modern birds : the so-called "Wonderchicken" : https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/wonderchicken

- Human genome diversity : https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/…ionary-history

- "How we lost our collective memory about epidemics" : https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/collectivememory

- Racism : The Great University Land Grab : https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/great-…sity-land-grab
and here : https://www.landgrabu.org/

- Social : "School segregation by wealth creates unequal learning outcomes for children in the global south" : https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/…e-global-south

- Social : "People in England's poorest towns lose over a decade of good health, research finds" : https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/…research-finds

- Social : "Local food solutions during the Coronavirus crisis could have a lasting benefit" : https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/globaltolocal

- Ketamine can shut off brains : https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/…ay-researchers

- gender-based society in modern Japan : https://www.cam.ac.uk/CoolJapaneseMen
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June 24th, 2020, 10:24
"Black neutron star" challenges current theories.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53151106
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