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Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA’S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery

IRIS images show the tadpole-shaped jets containing pseudo-shocks propagating from the sun. Animated GIF view: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/tadpole1.gif Credit: Abhishek Srivastava IIT (BHU) / Joy Ng, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientists have discovered tadpole jets that come out of regions with intense magnetic fields on the Sun. Unlike those living on Earth, these "tadpoles" – formally called pseudo-shocks – are made …

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New study suggests your furniture might be making your family sick – BGR

You probably will never think that something as innocent as a sofa could pose a risk to you or your family, but a new study outside Duke University raises this possibility. Research has focused on children in homes with furnishings that contain specific compounds, and discoveries are a little disturbing. The research, which was presented at the Annual Annual Meeting …

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Darwin’s finches don’t tell the whole story of avian evolution

<a rel = "lightbox" href = "https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/gfx/news/2019/darwinsfinch.jpg" title = "This shows the very different skull shape in four different species of birds that all eat the same diet: aquatic animals. Even if you eat similar diets, acquire their prey in very different ways and have very different skull shapes. The colored dots on each skull are the 3D reference points …

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Wallace Broecker, 87, Dies; Sounded Early Warning on Climate Change

His parents, evangelical Christians, sent Wallace to Wheaton College, a Christian liberal arts school in Illinois, where he met Grace Carder, whom he married in 1952. He died in 2007. They had six children, five of which survive him: Sandra Broecker, Cynthia Kennedy, Kathleen Wilson, Scott Broecker and Cheryl Keyes. In 2009, Dr. Broecker married Elizabeth Clark, who had worked …

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Why we don’t need to panic about a sudden switch

The Magnetic North Pole wandered a little over time, but followed a fairly predictable path around a relatively small stretch of territory between the Arctic islands of Canada. For a moment there I thought we had a new global threat to face, alongside old favorites like climate change, nuclear war and pandemics. This would have been welcome from a journalistic …

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We finally know why grapes go nuclear in the microwave – BGR

If you've ever looked for ways to make plasma at home (and let's be honest, who does not have? ) you'll come across an interesting experiment in the kitchen that involves one or more grapes. Putting two grapes or two halves of one grapes next to each other in a microwave oven and then lighting it, you'll see a flash …

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MIT developed a new system to help robots track objects

The system, which will be presented in a document at the USENIX Symposium on the design and implementation of networked systems, is surprisingly simple and innovative. RFID tags are applied to an object and provide a signal that gives the robot a more precise idea of ​​where its target is. The system could potentially replace the computer vision, which is …

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