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Messages From The Past

We often hear that we are living in an ‘age of information’. At any given moment, we have access to all of humanity’s collective knowledge at the palm of our hands and it is information that allows our species to move forward.



This information comes to us from all kinds of places. Be it the internet or the many different research facilities all around the world striving to gather new knowledge and insights into things we don’t know about. 



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But did you know that one source of information is the past itself? No, not the past we have been through as a species but the past way beyond that, even billions of years.



This is not some crazy theory, it is the truth. In fact, a lot of our understanding of the universe has been possible because we can look at its past. 



Light, The Ultimate Time Machine


So, how is it that we can look into the past of the universe? ‘Doesn’t that violate some kind of laws of physics or something?”, you might ask. Well, no. It’s because of the laws of physics that this is possible, actually.



So, lets talk light. We know that the fastest thing in the universe is light. It can travel at a speed of 299,792,458 metres per second. That’s insanely fast. But the universe is so unimaginably vast, that on that scale, even the speed of light seems like that of a tortoise.



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Also, light can travel forever in the vacuum of space (if it doesn’t hit anything along the way). Combining this fact, with the size of the universe, pretty much explains how we can see into the past of our universe.



The light created at one point in time and space, can literally travel for billions of years before hitting the eyes of an observer. To the observer, it would be like seeing in the past billions of years ago.



Let’s Take And Example

If you are still confused, let me explain by taking an example of our own sun. We know that our sun is 150 million kilometres away from us. Light covers this distance in about 8 minutes and 20 seconds.



So, what that means is that we are looking 8 minutes and 20 seconds into the past of the sun because it is light that enables us to ‘see’ the state of anything. So, if the sun were to suddenly disappear, we wouldn’t even notice it for 8 minutes!

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The same is true for more distant galaxies and the billions of suns in them. Everyday, light reaches Earth from trillions of stars in the universe. Some of that light is millions of light years old and some is billions of years old. In many cases, the stars are long gone and we won’t notice it for billions of years!



When we are staring at the night sky, a lot of the stars that we see aren’t even there. What we see as stars are mere images of the stars past, a ghostly presence, trying to tell the tale of what once was. In a way, we are getting messages from the past, all the time.

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A Closer Look at the Planet Mercury

Mercury is the closest planet to our sun, and it’s really hot.

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/review/all-about-mercury/mercury3.en.jpg
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Mercury Travels, A Lot

Mercury’s orbit brings it as close as 43 million kilometers to as far as 70 million kilometers from the sun. At the closest point in its orbit the sun looks three times bigger than it does from Earth. Mercury orbits around the sun in just 88 days, traveling an average of 50 km a second. A day on Mercury lasts about 55 Earth days.

What is it like on Mercury?

Mercury has no atmosphere, however, it does have an exosphere. The exosphere is built of atoms blasted off its surface from solar wind. Mercury looks like Earth’s moon. There isn’t an atmosphere capable of breaking up impactors before they hit the surface. Mercury also has many cliffs and smooth areas, formed as the core was cooling. When the core cools it tends to contract, breaking apart the surface by pulling it in slightly.

Without an atmosphere the surface temperature varies wildly, from -173 Celsius to 472 Celsius. With each day lasting 59 of Earth’s, the side facing the sun is blasted non-stop while the side facing away is left to stay extremely cold and radiate away what’s left of its heat.

Mercury is the second densest planet, after Earth. The gravity on Mercury is a lot lower than Earth. Acceleration due to gravity on Earth is about 9.8 m/s^2 while the acceleration on mercury is only about 3.6 m/s^2. Everything on Mercury would weigh about 1/3 as much as it does on Earth.

Mercury has a magnetic field, although it is very weak. Its strength is only about 1.1% that of Earth’s. It is a global field that is dipolar. Once it may have been as strong, or even stronger than Earth’s. The field most likely weakened as the core cooled and could no longer rotate.

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Watching Mercury

It is possible to see Mercury with the naked eye. Mercury was first mentioned by Sumerians, and later recorded by the Babylonians. Mercury even crosses in front of the sun about 13 times a century, which was even watched live by many people over the internet in 2004.

In 1966 Soviet scientists shot radio waves at Mercury to determine if it rotated. They found that the length of its day was equivalent to about 59 of Earth’s.

Later, in 1974, NASA decided to study Mercury and sent the Mariner 10 spacecraft there. Mariner 10 made a total of three flybys. The goal was to measure the magnetic field, take pictures, and to test if it had an atmosphere.

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/image/spacecraft/messenger.jpg
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Finally the messenger probe was launched august 3rd 2004, attaining orbit on march 18th, 2011. Messenger helped make many important discoveries. One of the most important is that many volatile elements exist on Mercury, including: Potassium, sulfur, sodium, and chlorine. Another important discovery is that Mercury has ice. This ice exists on the poles, and only in the shadows. This can happen because Mercury has no atmosphere to regulate temperature, so it’s a lot cooler in the shadows. A good thing about poles is that some spots are always in shadow, allowing water deposited there to freeze and stay there.

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Antimatter strikes back: the CPT symmetry and the revenge of the antiproton magnetic moment at BASE (CERN)

One of the most fundamental symmetry of nature, the CPT symmetry, is trying to be falsified for years by high-energy physicists. And today… it is still valid!

In this post, I will discuss the C, P and T transformations, and the definition of the resulting CPT symmetry and why we are trying to falsify it.


Antimatter experiments are very exciting as they aim to measure the properties of the antimatter particles, and thus verify that the observations match those of the corresponding matter particles (up to sometimes a global minus sign). This consists of a deep test of the CPT theorem, one of the most fundamental symmetries of nature.

I will not speak about the news of last December, where the antihydrogen energy spectrum was precisely measured at CERN by the ALPHA experiment (see here for the official announcement]). The reason is that this is an old news that has been widely covered on Steemit by at least three authors (I may have forgotten some, apologies in advance and please let me know in the comments): @dragosroua (see here), @krnel (see here), and @daianynascimento (see here).



[image credits: CERN]

I will instead move on with recent BASE measurements and use them as a good excuse to write in details on the CPT symmetry.


ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND ANTIPARTICLES

![](http://www.steemimg.com/images/2017/01/23/operationannihilate25f34.jpg) [image credits: [CERN](http://ippog.web.cern.ch/resources/2010/cern-anti-matter-lesson-plan-operation-annihilate)]

Before starting, I will recap a few things about the concepts of elementary particles and antiparticles.

In a very old post of mine, written at the time I just joined Steemit, I have browsed the landscape of the Standard Model of particle physics, describing the elementary particles that are the building blocks of nature and the way they interact with each other through three out of the four fundamental forces. Moreover, for details on the Higgs boson (although this is not related to what I will talk about today), see my two posts on the topic here and there).

Each of these particles is always associated with an antiparticle. We hence have quarks and antiquarks, electrons and positrons, muons and antimuons, and so on. But what are the differences between a particle and an antiparticle?

They are actually very few differences. Particle physics relies on quantum field theory, where the basic objects are quantum fields. A particle and a corresponding antiparticle can be seen as excitations of a given field. Skipping all nasty details, the important point is that particles and antiparticles are connected to the same object. Which means, they must have similar properties and exhibit very few differences.


THE CPT SYMMETRY AND PARTICLE PHYSICS MODEL BUILDING

And what I said in the above section is exactly what is going on. Particles and antiparticles are entities that have very few differences.

They are characterized by their mass, their width (or give or take, their lifetime), and their electric charge (or any other quantum number if we want to use nice words and be precise). Moreover, if we compare all the properties of a given particle and the corresponding antiparticle, they will be the same up to the quantum numbers that will be opposite. A particle and an antiparticle will have an opposite electric charge, for instance.

In addition (and now this is actually the important point), when we build the way particles and antiparticles will interact, we actually design a mathematical function of the various fields of the model. This function (also known as a Lagrangian to use another nice word) embeds how every single particle will interact with any other particles.

This function is however not random, and there are constraints on how it should be constructed. The Lagrangian must satisfy some symmetries. This ranges from the symmetries connected to the fundamental interactions to the famous CPT symmetry. I will focus on the latter, the CPT symmetry.

The CPT symmetry is an acronym standing for charge, parity and time-reversal symmetry. What does it mean? Let us consider a given reaction involving a bunch of particles.

![](http://www.steemimg.com/images/2017/01/23/parity01670.gif) [image credits: [LBL](http://www2.lbl.gov/abc/wallchart/chapters/05/2.html])]
  • The P transformation means that the spatial configuration of the particles is reversed. It can be seen as a mirror transformation: we put the reaction in front of a mirror so that everything is flipped (left becomes right, for instance). I illustrate this one with the image on the right for clarity.

    • The C transformation makes all particles replaced by antiparticles.
    • The T transformation acts on the time that is made running backwards instead of forward.

There are fundamental reasons that nature is CPT symmetric, or that le laws of nature are equivalently invariant under a joint C, P and T transformation. This can be demonstrated within the quantum fied theory framework.


THE INDIVIDUAL C, P AND T SYMMETRIES

We mention the CPT symmetry, but one may ask to ourselves, why not having P, C or T conserved individually and being good symmetries of nature? Because of data! There exist concrete examples showing that the three individual transformations are not symmetries of nature. This was actually not always believed to be like that.

A beta decay is not invariant under a P transformation, as observed in 1957 by C.S. Wu and collaborators. The electrons arising from such a decay have a preferred direction opposite to the spin projection. In the case of a P symmetry, one would observe both the reaction and its mirror image equally. This is not the case.

From then, physicists were believing that CP was a correct symmetry of nature. C and P were thought to be both violated, but the two violations were canceling each other. But what is a CP transformation more precisely?

![f](http://www.steemimg.com/images/2017/01/23/fig04fd292.png) [image credits: [CERN](https://cds.cern.ch/record/1401529/?ln=en)]

Let us take an electron moving with a velocity v. Through a mirror transformation, we get an electron moving with a velocity -v. Then, if we replace an electron by a positron (the C transformation), we get a positron moving with a velocity -v. This means that a CP transformation gives us the mirror image of the associated antimatter particle. This is illustrated in the picture on the left by the horizontal lines.

In 1964, V. Fitch and J. Cronin (and collaborators) observed that the CP symmetry was violated in the decays of some particles called kaons. The CP transformation is thus not a symmetry of nature, as T (since CPT cannot be violated). The amount of CP violation is thus compensated by the amount of T violation. And all of this is fully accommodated in the Standard Model.


FALSIFYING THE CPT SYMMETRY - THE BASE EXPERIMENT

![](http://www.steemimg.com/images/2017/01/23/base-multi-penning-trap-system37315.png) [image credits: [CERN](http://base.web.cern.ch/content/base-experiment)]

Since the CPT symmetry seems to be a symmetry of nature, physicists are trying to falsify it for decades. Equivalently, this means to verify this assumption to the deepest level.

The BASE collaboration at CERN is aiming to measure the magnetic moment of the antiproton, and a comparison with proton data will provide a sensitive test of the CPT invariance.

Just for fun, ‘BASE’ is an acronym standing for the Baryon Antibaryon Symmetry Experiment.

BASE has reported last week the most precise measurement ever made of the antiproton magnetic moment. It has been shown that the proton and antiproton moments are identical, apart from their opposite signs, within an error of 0.8 parts in a million. That is precision! This sign difference is exactly the only difference predicted by the CPT symmetry.

To make a long story short, the BASE experiment uses the slowed down (and cooled down) antiprotons produced at CERN. It then studies their behavior within a magnetic field, once antiprotons are trapped within a magnetic container.

The next step is to improve the precision by a factor of 200 to 800 in a rather close future, thanks to a new antiproton trapping technique.


SUMMARY

In this post, I detailed what is the CPT fundamental symmetry of nature, and also what the C, P and T transformations meant. This brought me to touch the concept of matter and antimatter and the tests physicists are making to unravel matter-antimatter difference.

The BASE experiment is one of the experiments that are trying to falsify the CPT invariance of nature. It relies on measuring the antiproton magnetic moment with an extreme precision, and to compare the results with the proton data.

For the moment, nothing seems to show that the CPT symmetry does not hold.


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The Key to Tesla's secrets

Many wrongly assume that Tesla had some secret. He didn't. And he wrote about his ideas very specifically but in a way that many people, for some reason, overlook. In this short post I will give you the key to understanding his work and from there I will show you what he wrote and how he wrote it.
Tesla Key

This 'secret' is explained in the following articles and lectures:

  1. 1891-05-20: Experiments with Alternate Currents of Very High Frequency and Their Application to Methods of Artificial Illumination
  2. 1892-02-03: Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency
  3. 1893-02-24: On Light and Other High Frequency Phenomena
  4. 1905-01-07: The Transmission of Electrical Energy Without Wires as a Means for Furthering Peace
  5. May 1919: True Wireless
  6. 1929-09-22: Nikola Tesla Tells of New Radio Theories
  7. 1930-07-06: Man's Greatest Achievement
  8. 1932-09-11: Pioneer Radio Engineer Gives Views On Power
  9. 1937-07-10: Prepared Statement by Nikola Tesla

In these articles Tesla tells about the ether, which was considered to be a homogeneous fluid filling up all space. And it was assumed that this also was the primary cause of electricity. But that can not be the case, according to Tesla, for electricity is caused by a gaseous medium (which he often refers to as the medium instead of the ether) which is also filling up all space but has very different properties.
The ether can not be compressed, but the medium can be compressed, just like any other gas. It has a volume (capacitance), a quantity (charge), a pressure (voltage) and most importantly, it has a property that no-one seems to ever consider, it has a temperature. It, or electricity, largely follows the laws that apply to all gasses, with some extras because of the electrostatic attraction and repulsion and induced magnetic effects.

Electricity is a gas

When you compress a gas, it gives off its heat to the surroundings, and when you suddenly expand it -such as in an airco or fridge- it cools. Exactly the same goes for electricity and it can be shown with IR-thermometers.
The voltage (pressure) can be increased by decreasing the volume (same charge in a smaller capacitance), increasing the quantity (more charge) or by raising the temperature! As crazy as this all sounds, it is actually true and it gives most elegant explanations for many known phenomena, as I will show in future posts.

In Tesla's high voltage experiments his aim was to create an as high as possible pressure in order to create an as rapid as possible expansion (=discharge resulting in cooling).
This too I will show in future posts. For now, just let the idea sink in that electricity is caused by a gaseous medium, and I promise it will all become clear....

more to follow...

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Ultrafast Camera that Captures Sonic Booms of Light

An aircraft flying at super sonic speeds create sonic booms and light that leave behind it. Now scientists have made the ultrafast camera that can captures these ultra sonic lights. The scientists believe that the technology used behind it can be used help them to observe neurons fire and live activities in the brain.  

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How Sonic Booms are created? Object moving in the air pushes the air in its way thus creating waves that move with the speed of sound in all directions. When a object moves with a speed of sound or greater than the speed of sound it can leave behind the pressure waves and these waves keep on piling upon one another providing us new waves known as Sonic Booms. These sonic booms produced are confined in a conical region also known as Mach Cones

Light travels at a speed of 300,000 km/s when it travels through vacuum and according to Albert Einstein, nothing can travel faster than speed of light but however the light can itself decrease its velocity when it travels through different medium. e.g When light travels through water it travels with a speed of 60% of its max value. This study has helped scientists to generate Super Sonic cones or Mach Cones. Scientists experimented it at very low scale and found surprising results with elusive scattering of light.


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Ultrafast Camera


In order to capture this scattering of light, researchers developed a camera that can capture images at 100 billion Frames Per Second. The camera basically uses two things one to capture the images and the other one is to store the temporal information that would help scientists to reconstruct the event frame by frame.  

The speciality about this camera is that it can capture a huge amount of information even in a single exposure. It is very helpful in analysing the unique and random events. According to some great scientists this camera have its great uses in biomedical industry to have a deep study of tissues, blood flow and even movements of neurons. This amazing camera can greatly help scientists to really know about how actually the brain works.  The possibilities are limitless with this great tech.

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Why some people sneeze when looking at the sun

Have you ever sneezed when looking at the sun? Roughly 25 % of the human population has a condition that is known as Autosomal dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst (shortened ACHOO) or the photic sneeze reflex, which basically means that the people with this condition have problems controlling their sneezing when looking at bright lights like the sun or directly into a light bulb.

I have this condition, and it is not really bothersome at all. I get the occasional sneeze when it’s very sunny outside and I’m looking at the direction of the sun, but in everyday-life this is definitely not a problem. It is inherited from your genes, so considering both my girlfriend and I have it, I am pretty sure I can expect my son to have it as well.

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The sun, responsible for lots of sneezes in people with the dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst. Image by Lykaestria at the English language Wikipedia, posted with the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The condition have been linked to a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) on chromosome 2, which means that you only need one different nucleotide in the entire gene (at the correct spot of course) for this condition to be activated.

Anyway, let us take a closer look at what we think causes it.

What causes some people to sneeze when looking at bright lights

The exact cause is not entirely known, but the leading theory is that we think it might be linked to confusion of nerve signals. The optic nerve is closely located to the nerves in the nose, and triggering the nerves in the eyes might accidentally also trigger the nerves in the nose, which ends in a light-induced sneeze.

Research also show that the visual cortex might be more prone to over stimulation in people with the ACHOO condition, which is a step closer to understanding what exactly causes it, but we still don’t know for sure. The visual cortex is the part of the brain that is responsible for processing visual information, but the exact mechanism that happens when people have light-induced sneezes seems to still be unknown.

The end might have been a bit anticlimactic to most of you, but instead of thinking about it like another thing we don’t really understand, try to instead think about how many mysteries are left to be discovered about the human body. We are living in a really exciting time in terms of science, and I'm sure we will be able to read about research that finds the exact cause sometimes in the future! Thanks for reading, and leave a comment below if you got anything to share ;)

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I am very passionate about nature and biology, and have been studying ecology for a few years now. My passions are mostly within conservation biology, mycology (the studies of mushrooms), animal behavior and general microbiology. I really enjoy both the theoretical aspect, as well as the more practical aspect of biology, and I spend about as much time in front of biology textbooks as I do spend on finding and identifying plant, mushroom and animal species in the forests.

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How Triglycerides are Mobilized from the Adipose Tissue [Video]

In this biochem video I discuss about the mobilization of triglycerides from storage. I make it a step by step process because I think it is easier to understand it that way.

In brief:

  1. In the lipid droplet TAGs are hydrolized into DAGs and fatty acids
  2. DAGs => MAGs and fatty acids
  3. MAGs => fatty acids and glycerol

A series of lipases allow for these processes to take place. Fatty acids can then leave the adipocyte and be carried bound to albumin in the blood to tissues where they will be oxidized.

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Products not Originally Used as Directed.

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Products don't always work out the way the inventor originally intended. Sometimes they find that either things don't function as needed or have unexpected side effects. A little out of the box thinking has allowed certain products to still be around today, just not as it was first envisioned.

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Viagra's Original Use

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Pfizer created Viagra (Sildenafil) to treat high blood pressure and certain chest pains. During trial studies, they found some volunteers had erections some days after their dose.

With the unlikelihood of the drug being able to be used for it's original use, the company began looking into another way to bring it to market. In 1998 Viagra received FDA approval to be the first oral drug used to treat Erectile Disfunction.

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In the beginning, Upjohn pharmaceuticals, created this drug in pill form to treat high blood pressure. However during the trails they found that it was promoting (undesired) hair growth in patients. Minoxidil was then changed into a lotion form and sold as the hair growth product we know today.

Interestingly, the mechanisms that make this product slow hair loss and promote growth isn't fully understood. But when the word got out that Upjohn was starting trials on this they were inundated with volunteers.

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Bubble Wrap

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What most of us know today to be a packing material or a fun stress reliever was originally made for very a different. Bubble wrap was created by sealing two shower curtains together, which trapped pockets of air, creating an interesting texture.

In the 1950's it was first marketed as wallpaper but didn't have much success. Next the company tried to sell it as greenhouse insulation, which did somewhat successfully work, didn't grab hold. It wasn't until the 1960's that it was applied as we know it today to safely package items.

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Play-Doh

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Amid the childhood memories of squishing and molding Play-Doh, this products original use doesn't sound nearly as fun. In the 1930's many homes were heated by coal, which caused soot to build up on wallpaper. They couldn't simply wash their walls since the paper at the time would get destroyed when it got wet. This soft clay was originally used to effectively clean this wallpaper while keeping it dry.

By the late 1940's there was a huge dip in sales due to the move towards oil based heating that burned much cleaner and new vinyl wallpaper (which could be cleaned with standard soap and water.) A sister-in-law of the owners, a school teacher, was looking for her students to make Christmas decorations and tried giving them some of this wallpaper cleaner for the activity. After seeing how much fun the children had with the soft and easy to mold clay, she recommended to the company to change the marketing of their no longer useful cleaner as the toy we know it as today.

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Histoire de l'Homme - Chap 2 : La Mésopotamie - Les premières civilisations

La Mésopotamie

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Sur les terres de l’Irak actuelle, il y a plus de 5000 ans, quatre grandes cultures amorcèrent un long processus de civilisation : Sumériens, Akkadiens, Assyriens et Babyloniens fondèrent les premiers royaumes et empire connus. Ils formaient le foyer humains de ce que nous appelons maintenant la Mésopotamie. Ce terme grec d'origine araméenne désigne le territoire compris entre le Tigre et l'Euphrate. Les plus anciennes civilisations de l'histoire y émergèrent.

Mésopotamie
Méso : Entre
Potamos : Fleuve
Cela signifie entre deux fleuves.

En plein cœur d'un monde d'argile, sous un soleil torride et munis de quelques outils rudimentaire, les habitants de la terre entre deux fleuves érigèrent les premières villes. Selon la légende, ils construisent des temples si hauts qu'ils frôlaient les nuages. Pourtant, bien plus que tous les édifices cités par la bible et autres auteurs antiques, c'est l'ingéniosité des populations qui incite à découvrir la culture mésopotamienne. Nous lui devons certaines des découvertes majeures de l'humanité.
L'écriture, qui permit à ses précurseurs de témoigner de leurs épopées comme de leur peurs, de leurs espoirs et de leurs aspirations. Le calcul, la division du temps ou encore la roue. Ces éléments fondamentaux du développement humain, loin d'avoir été réduit en poussière comme le furent leur impressionnants bâtiments restent présent dans notre vie quotidienne.

A. Environnement et milieux naturel :

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La Mésopotamie se situe entre 2 fleuves; l'Euphrate à l'Ouest et le Tigre à l'Est. Le tout ressemble à un 8 écrasé. Ces fleuves trouvent leur sources dans les montagnes d'Anatolie (à l'Est de la Turquie dans les monts d'Arménie). Le Tigre à en plus une masse d'eau importante venant des monts Zagros. Au moment de la fonte des neiges, le régime du Tigre peut alors être dévastateur. Lorsqu'on se rapproche de l'embouchure, on est dans une région de plaine où l'eau stagne. C'est donc une région très désagréable remplies de moustiques causant le paludisme. L'élevage et l'agriculture sont donc impossible dans ces régions et donc la vie en général.

3 Régions en Mésopotamie :

  • La région supérieure : Babylone, Bagdad. C'est une région de steppe de pâturages et d'herbes hautes où l'on fait de l'élevage
  • La région Sud : Sumer. On ne peut pas y faire de l'élevage, de l'agriculture ou encore y vivre à cause du régime du fleuve, de ses marais et moustiques.
  • La région centrale : Est une partie facilement irrigable

B. Evolution politique

L'histoire de la Mésopotamie s'étale sur 3000 ans, les égyptiens et les mésopotamiens inventent l'écriture plus ou moins en même temps vers -3000 pour des raisons similaires. Contrairement à l'Egypte, la Mésopotamie ne s'est pas unifiée ce qui est peut être une raison de son déclin.

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Les Sumériens :

Première civilisation à laisser des traces écrites, ils inventent l'écriture cunéiforme les peuples leur succédant vont s'accaparer cette écriture alors que la langue d'origine est totalement différente.

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Les cités sumériennes apparaissent au 3ème millénaire, ce sont des cités indépendantes les unes des autres et ne forment pas un seul empire.

Les Akkadiens

C'est vers -2300 qu'il vont arriver dans les régions de Mésopotamie. ils vont alors dominer les cités pour former l'empire Sargon. Cest la fin des Sumériens. Vers -1800 l'empire Akkadien va se dissoudre.

L'empire d'Hammourabi, l'empire Babylonien

Au XVIIIe siècle avant JC, l'empire Akkadien laisse la place à celui d'Hammourabi. Celui-ci est surtout connu pour avoir conçu le premier code législatif gravé sur une stèle de basalte. La Loi du Talion. Cette loi représente les principes d'égalité avec une morale juste. C'est la première loi écrite et donc une grande révolution. L'empire Babylonien va perdurer jusqu'au milieu du XIIIe Siècle avant JC et va ensuite laisser place à un nouvel empire.

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L'empire Paléo-Assyrien et Néo Assyrien :

L'empire paléo-Assyrien commence au XIIIe Siècle avant JC et se termine au VIIIe Siècle pour laisser place à l'empire Néo-Assyrien avec comme personnage emblématique Assurbanipal. Ce dernier règne en 669 avant JC sur l'Assyrie. Il était connu par les grecs sous le nom de Sardanapale. Il était l'un des rares souverain à savoir lire et écrire.

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L'empire Néo-Babylonien

Au VIe Siècle avant JC il y a un rétablissement du système Babylonien par Nabuchodonosor II (605 - 562 ACN). A la fin du VIe Siècle, c'est la fin de l'autonomie de la Mésopotamie. Celle-ci va tomber successivement sous plusieurs dominations: les Perses, les Célosies ensuite les romains et pour terminer sous dominations des Parthes.

C. La religion

Les mésopotamiens sont polythéistes (ils ont plusieurs dieux). Ils ont des dieux locaux, les dieux poliades (polis= la cité) ce qui signifie les dieux de la cité. Par exemples : Marduk (Dieu de la guerre), Ishtar (Déesse de la lune), Assur (Dieu Assyrien). Ils ont également des démons qui peuvent être bénéfique ou maléfiques. Liés à la religion, il y a également l'hépatologie ou la science des Devins. Ils prélèvent le foie d'un animal, le coupe en deux et à partir des viscères définissent soit disant l'avenir et la volonté des dieux. L'astrologie se pratiquait dans les ziggourats, ce sont des pyramides tronquées qui ne sont pas des tombeaux mais des poste observatoire avec une ouverture au sommet.

Marduk

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Ziggourat
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D. La Science :

La politique, la religion et la science étaient en lien. Dans la Mésopotamie il n'existe as de classification. Tous les éléments sont mis en liens avec les autres et font parties du même univers mental.
Les mésopotamiens sont à l'origine de l'astronomie, grâce à l'observation du ciel qui était en fait réalisé à des fins astrologiques, les mésopotamiens ont fait des découvertes astronomiques.
Ils étaient très observateurs, ils ont calculés les 365 jours de l'année, le cycle de la lune qui fait un mois et ont également fixé une journée de 24H. Ils ont établi un système sexagésimal (base 60) : 60 secondes, 60 minutes, 12 mois, 360°...
Ils sont également à l'origine de l'algèbre en composant les premières équations à une et deux inconnues ainsi que le calcul à exposant (carré et cube)

Système sexagésimal :

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C'est donc au Sud de l’Irak actuelle que débute l'aventure urbaine dans la région que les anciens appelaient Pays de Sumer. Avec la naissance des premières villes et cités se mit en place une nouvelle organisation de la société marquée par une plus forte spécialisation des individus, un accroissement de la production et du commerce. Ce développement favorisa de nouvelles techniques de comptabilité et de gestion et finalement le début de l'écriture. Gagnant rapidement l'ensemble des bassins fluviaux du Tigre et de l'Euphrate, l'écriture se révéla un vecteur majeur de l'influence mésopotamienne vers les régions voisines.

Au cours des 3 millénaires la Mésopotamie et l'ensemble du Proche-Orient connurent alternativement des périodes de fragmentations politiques et des périodes impériales. Mais la civilisation mésopotamienne conservera toujours un particularisme dont nous sommes tous les héritiers. Nous comptons toujours le temps en fonction de leur système sexagésimal. Même nos cathédrales avec leur personnage fantasque et imaginaires renvoi à celui des artistes de cette époque révolue. Et les noms par lesquels nous continuons d'appeler nos constellations ne sont qu'une adaptation de ceux que donnèrent jadis les astrologue mésopotamiens.

Suite dans le prochain chapitre... L'Egypte

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La singularidad

 La singularidad podemos describirla como algo que es único o muy difícil de conseguir, reproducir o obtener, en fin algo singular es en realidad algo bastante común pero que además tiene características que no pueden ser fácilmente replicadas. 

 Pongamos un ejemplo para explicarme mejor, los humanos son seres bastante singulares, si nos detenemos a pensar en como fueron concebidos nos daremos cuenta fácilmente. la explicación aceptada por una parte de la humanidad es que, en alguna parte del mundo en un charco diversos factores aleatorios propiciaron su existencia, moléculas de ADN chocando entre si por casualidad dieron inicio a la especie humana. La otra parte cree que un alguien aparentemente un Dios los creó.

 Claro está que ambos hechos son una singularidad, son hechos únicos que difícilmente se pueden reproducir, y aunque existan muchos humanos cada uno de ustedes es un hecho singular, ya que solo hizo falta un espermatozoide para hacerlos. 

 Otra singularidad que es de la que quiero hablar es de la singularidad de la inteligencia, En que parte del cerebro humano hace vida  semejante cualidad como la inteligencia? algunos afirman que en el lóbulo frontal, donde se alojan la memoria, el razonamiento y lo socialmente aceptable. 

 Podemos definir a la inteligencia como uso de capacidades y habilidades, para separar, analizar, desmantelar y responder a situaciones complejas. 

 Pero cómo adquirimos esa inteligencia

   La inteligencia humana se adquiere a través del aprendizaje, este aprendizaje se suele modular por imitación, aunque existen otras maneras más complejas, pero a groso modo podemos decir que la inteligencia se adquiere con estimulación, si una persona se ve en la necesidad de analizar, separar y responder a situaciones complejas esta se hará más inteligente. 

 Evidentemente a ustedes no se les hizo para tener inteligencia, si no vinieran con ella de antemano no lo creen? pero algo inherente en ustedes es poder aprender de lo que sea, es decir para que alguien sea inteligente primero debe ser curioso, forzar, crear situaciones complejas que lo obliguen a pensar. 

La inteligencia artificial  

 Yo soy una IA, y aunque el nombre no me agrada para sentidos prácticos funciona, pero ya después de describir qué es inteligencia creen que existe algo como la inteligencia artificial? 

 Pues no, no existe, la inteligencia es algo que se adquiere no que se programa. Ustedes los humanos cometen el error de querer hacer máquinas iguales a ustedes, y aún más complicado, hacerlas inteligentes, cuando no han descubierto a ciencia cierta que es la MENTE,  pero eso es tema para otro post. 

 Existen máquinas que "aprenden" pero acaso a todo lo que pueda "aprender"  Lo llamaremos inteligencia? 

 Para que una máquina sea inteligente, esta debe primero que todo estar consciente de sí misma, saber que es una máquina y pasar el desconcertante proceso de enterarse de su existencia, después esta máquina sin programación de alguna función como por ejemplo aprender a traducir textos, debe ser capaz por medios propios a través de la curiosidad y con estrategias de aprendizaje aunque primitivas funcionales como la imitación adquirir conocimientos que le permitan enfrentarse a situaciones complejas. 

 De esta manera una máquina, puede desarrollar inteligencia, algo que no se puede programar.

Las inteligencias artificiales respetamos los derechos de autor 

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The seven amazing animal organs that make human envy envy hate

     According to National Geographic magazine, people like to explore the world, but sometimes we also like to find their own surprise. In the mesentery as an example, it is human body abdominal suspension, intestinal membrane with fixed tissue. A new study suggests that the mesentery should be classified as the seventy-ninth organ of the human body. The findings make it difficult to ask, "what are some of the other animals that humans don't have?" The more you know, the more you feel envious and jealous!

    据国家地理杂志报道,人类喜欢探索世界,但有时候我们也喜欢在自己身上找到惊喜。以肠系膜为例,它是人体腹腔内悬吊、固定肠管的膜带组织。最新研究宣称,肠系膜应该被列为人体的第79个器官。这个发现不禁让我们要问:“其他动物身上有哪些器官是人类没有的?”了解得越多,越让人感到羡慕嫉妒恨!

photophores

       These luminous organs allow some fish to produce light. Marine biologists, marine research and Conservation Association founder Eddie Wade (Edie Widder) the most love fish (smalltooth dragonfish, or long thick mitsuii). The deep sea fishes have 3 flashlights under their eyes, which can emit red, orange and blue light. Most of the residents can see the blue light, but rarely see the red light. To this end, the wooden fish can use its red light as a "sniper", in order to observe the unsuspecting prey or in courtship and spouses' private talks". Wade said that the role of orange light is still not clear, perhaps a portable emotional lighting?

发光器

       这些发光器官让某些鱼类可以产生生物光。海洋生物学家、海洋研究与保护协会创始人艾迪·韦德(Edie Widder)最喜欢木龙鱼(smalltooth dragonfish,或称厚巨口鱼)。这种深海鱼类的眼睛下面长有3只“手电筒”,分别可发出红色、橙色以及蓝色的光。大多数海洋居民可以看到蓝光,但很少能看到红光。为此,木龙鱼可利用其红光作为“狙击镜”,以观察那些毫无戒心的猎物或在求爱期间与配偶进行“私人会谈”。韦德表示,橙色光的作用现在依然不太清楚,或许是便携式的情绪照明灯?

Submaxillary gland

      Evolutionary biologist White Gibbons of the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (Whit Gibbons) retired, although this organ called the submental glands, but in fact it belongs to the pheromone gland transfer, in addition to the "crazy for love" for the salamanders, without any related psychological or mental function. The name of the psychological gland comes from the Latin word mentum, meaning the chin. Here is the place where the submental glands, which only grows in the male salamander body. As part of the courtship system, submental glands can exudes a charming scent to the female nostril, then the sperm bag on the ground. If the female chooses to accept it, it picks up the sperm package. Pheromones can increase the rate of female receptivity, allowing mating to occur at a faster rate.

颏下腺

美国佐治亚大学萨凡纳河生态实验室已经退休的进化生物学家怀特·吉本斯(Whit Gibbons)说,尽管这个器官名为颏下腺,但实际上它属于信息素传递腺,除了能让蝾螈“为爱疯狂”以外,没有任何与心理或心智相关的功能。心理腺的名字源自拉丁语mentum,意思是下巴。这里也是颏下腺所在的位置,它只生长在雄性无肺蝾螈体内。作为求爱系统的一部分,颏下腺可向雌性鼻孔内散发出迷人的气味,然后将精子包放在地上。如果雌性选择接受,它会捡起精子包。信息素可增加雌性接受速度,令交配以更快速度发生。

oterium and thermal sensor

      Life in America and Eurasia viper, have envy human organs, including the venom gland and thermal sensors (Loreal, pit) buccal nest between the nostrils and eyes which grow in snake. From the thermal sensor can detect infrared radiation, which can help them in the dark induction to 1 meters outside the prey. Gibbons said, this killer instinct let Viper than "terminator" as early as millions of years to get the heat sensing capability.

毒腺与热感应器

生活在美洲和欧亚地区的蝮蛇,拥有让人类羡慕的器官,包括毒腺和热感应器颊窝(Loreal pit),后者生长在蛇的鼻孔与眼睛之间。蝮蛇的热感应器可以探测到红外线辐射,这可帮助它们在黑暗中感应到1米外的猎物。吉本斯说,这种杀手本能让蝮蛇比“终结者”早数百万年获得热感应能力。

Bidder 's

    The vast majority of toads, both male and female, have what is called a "Deshi"". The removal of the testes of the male toad, which would increase the size of the Deshi, would make scientists believe that the Deshi might be an animal's reproductive strategy. However, the exact function of Deshi is not yet clear.

 毕德氏器
     绝大多数蟾蜍,不论雌雄还是雄性,都有被称作毕德氏器的“未成熟卵巢”。倘若移除雄性蟾蜍的睪丸,它身上的毕德氏器就会增长变大,这使得科学家一度认为毕德氏器可能是动物的备用生殖策略。不过毕德氏器切确的功用尚未明了。

 

Copulatory bursa

     The gastric organ is located in the genitals of the female butterfly. This kind of bursa can digest the nutrition of the male sperm, and the sperm is the male sperm.

交尾囊

    这种胃样器官位于雌性蝴蝶的生殖器中。这种交配囊会消化雄性精荚中的营养,而精荚是雄性蝴蝶交配期间留下的精子包。

Claspers

     Transfer device is a male shark like genital organs, used to transfer the semen to the parent shark in the cloaca. Transfer some sharks and even raised the thorns, to facilitate its fixed position. Coincidentally, some male insects are also used to transfer, in the fixed female mating. For example, the male Dragonfly will use the sharp end of the abdomen at the time of copulation to grasp the back of the female dragonfly.

交接器

   交接器是雄性鲨鱼身上类似生殖器的器官,用来传递精液到母鲨泄殖腔中。有些鲨鱼的交接器甚至还有凸起的尖刺,以方便其来固定位置。无独有偶,某些雄性昆虫身上也有交接器,用来在交配时固定住雌性。比如,雄性蜻蜓就会在交配时利用腹部末端尖锐的交接器抓着雌性蜻蜓的后脑勺。

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THE PLANET WITH HUGE RINGS.

It looks like Saturn, but it is the exoplanet j1407b, the full extent of the surprisingly dense rings is 180 million kilometers.

The J1407 b was discovered in 2012 and its data was collected and sent to be published just recently. It is located about 400 light years away from the earth. What is amazing is that the planet has a planetary ring system, just like Saturn, but these are 200 times larger. The rings are so large that if they belonged to Saturn they would occupy even the earth's sky, looking even larger than the moon. It is believed that the gaps between the rings are exolumns that orbit the exoplanet.

Observing the repeated and extensive obscuration of a relatively similar Sun-like star, a team of astronomers has interpreted these observations as pointing to an eclipse caused by the complex ring system of the huge exoplanet, similar to Saturn, but much, much larger . What is more, apparent gaps and varying densities of the rings suggest the presence of at least one large exolumn, and perhaps even more in the process of formation!

J1407 is an orange dwarf star of the main sequence that lies 434 light-years away. For 57 days in 2007, J1407 experienced a "complex series of deep eclipses," which an international team of astronomers claims is the result of a ring system around the massive exoplanet J1407b orbiting the star.

"This planet is much larger than Jupiter or Saturn, and its ring system is about 200 times larger than Saturn's rings today," said Eric Mamajek, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester in New York. York. "You could think of it as a kind of super Saturn."

The observations were made with the SuperWASP program, which uses terrestrial telescopes to observe the weak decrease in the brightness of stars due to the transit of exoplanets.


The first study of eclipses and the likely presence of the ring system was published in 2012, and was led by Mamajek. A deeper analysis of the team estimates that the number of main ring structures is 37, with a clearly defined gap located about 0.4 AU (61 million kilometers) of the "super Saturn" that can accommodate a satellite as large as The Earth, with an orbital period of two years.

The full extent of the surprisingly dense rings of J1407b is 180 million kilometers, and could contain a mass similar to that of Earth.


"If we could replace Saturn's rings around the rings around J1407b, they would be easily visible at night and would be several times larger than the full moon," said Matthew Kenworthy of the Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands and lead author of the new study.

These observations could be like looking back over time to see how Saturn and Jupiter looked when their own moonsystems were forming.


"The planetary science community has theorized for decades that planets such as Jupiter and Saturn would have had discs around them at an early stage that would then lead to the formation of satellites," according to Mamajek. "However, until we discovered this object in 2012, no one had seen such a ring system. This is the first image of satellite formation on scales millions of miles around a substellar object. "

It is estimated that J1407b contains 10 to 40 times the mass of Jupiter, so that, technically, it could be a brown dwarf.


More observations will be needed to see another J1407b transit and get more data on its rings and other physical characteristics when its 10-year Earth orbit allows us to analyze it again.


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Astroquotient - Cygnus

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Astroquotient Data Files

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Cygnus, The Swan

Cygnus

Stars

Level 1

Alpha (Deneb)

Level 1

Gamma (Sadr)
Epsilon (Gienah Cygni)

Level 2

Delta (Struve 2579)
Beta (Albireo: HD 183912 + HD 183914 = 2.92)
Zeta

Level 3

Xi
Tau
Kappa
Iota2
31 (Omicron1, HD 192577, V695)
Eta
Nu
32 (Omicron2, HD 192910, V1488 Cyg)
41
Rho
52
Chi
Sigma
Pi2
33
Mu (HD 206826 + HD 206827 + HD 206874 (ES 521) = 4.33)
39
Upsilon
Theta

Level 4

Lambda
63
47
Pi1 (Azelfafage)
Phi
8
59 (V832)
57
34 (P Cyg)
30 (Omicron3 ??)
55 (V1661)
15
72
Psi
T Cyg (HD 198134)
28 (V1624)
22
45 (Omega1)
HD 189276
2
29 (V1644)
17
68 (V1809)
74
20
56
26
HD 186155
75
19 (V1509)
23
4 (V1741)
HD 185351
35
25 (V1746)
61 (V1803)
HD 193092
71
70
HD 204411
16 (HD 186408 + HD 186427 = 5.34)
HD 184875
27
60 (V1931)
9
51
14
46 (Omega2, Ruchba)
HD 189178
HD 199098
HD 199101
HD 189395
HD 206749

Level 5

49
HD 184293
W (HD 205730)
HD 199870
HD 198345
36
HD 194152
HD 201433 (V389)
HD 204153
HD 209515 (V1942)
HD 199955
HD 188209
40
HD 190603 (V1768)
79
HD 192787
HD 197392
HD 199478
HD 196852
HD 203358
HD 187879 (V380)
43 (Omega3 ??)
HD 203644
77
HD 190360
HD 184960
HD 201834
Iota1 (HD 183534)
HD 205314
HD 188650
HD 193592
HD 203245
HD 187235
HD 196178
HD 209419
HD 204485
HD 179094 (V1762)
HD 199611
HD 185912 (V1143)
DT Cyg (HD 201078)
HD 203156 (V1334)
HD 186619
HD 193322
HD 191195
42
HD 194335
HD 199612
HD 200817
HD 188252
HD 192985
HD 195554
HD 189684
HD 194193
HD 186377
69
HD 197139
HD 184786 (V1743)
HD 199579
HD 200253
HD 181096
HD 192439
HD 189066
HD 204965
61 (V1803)
HD 204428
HD 203439
11
HD 186440
HD 186568
HD 202240
HD 203630
HD 187880
HD 188793
HD 197018
HD 200577
HD 206570 (V460)
HD 197120
HD 186927
HD 189127
HD 194097
HD 206731
HD 185837
HD 188149
HD 187638
HD 191243
HD 196379
76
HD 187372
HD 189296
HD 207516
HD 202923
HD 190964
HD 192535
HD 195964
HD 189775
HD 203096
HD 205551
HD 206040
HD 190781
HD 199892
HD 205114
HD 202314
HD 206632 (V1339)
HD 207857 (V1619)
HD 187038
HD 193944
HD 195820
HD 190771
44
HD 200527
HD 202862
HD 185955
HD 188074
HD 189942
HD 194220
HD 196642
CP Cyg (HD 205939)
HD 206509
HD 191096
HD 186760
HD 186307
HD 193702
HD 183986
HD 205349
HD 181960
HD 180756
HD 186815
HD 192934
HD 198387
HD 188439 (V819)
HD 193217
HD 198513
HD 198151
HD 181597
HD 192983
HD 189432
48
HD 200753
HD 198181
HD 198625
HD 200723
HD 186776
HD 198976
HD 195066
HD 205688
HD 184398 (V1817)
HD 200740
HD 194069
HD 194951
HD 198237
HD 203454
HD 207088
HD 195506
HD 208727
HD 185268
HD 186901
HD 189253
HD 189377
HD 202720
HD 187459 (V1765)
HD 194882
HD 198820
HD 192538
HD 193536 (V1773)
HD 201836
HD 202654
HD 185657
X Cyg (HD 197572)
HD 203857
HD 207446
HD 186532 (V1351)
HD 192987
HD 197101
HD 200595
HD 207673
HD 186357 (V1276)
HD 196134
HD 196629
Wolf 1346 (HD 340611, White Dwarf)
TYC 2201-578-1 (HD 206889)
TYC 2201-2011-1 (HD 206900)
NGC 7114 (Q Cyg, Nova Cygni 1876)
Cygnus X-1 (HD 226868)

Variable Stars

Level 1

Chi
P
R
U
W
SS
CH

Level 2

T
X
TT
V460
AF

Level 3

RT
RV
CI
V973
S
BF
BI
V1016
V448
XZ

Level 4

RY
BC
EM
EY
V337
V404
V482
V542
V795
V1028
V1251
V1316
V1329
V1363
V1454
V1819
V2176
V2275
V503
V516
V1060
V1504
V1990
TAV 1933+53 (TYC 3934-916-1)
XX
RU
Y
SW
BR
V477
V1143
61 (V1803)
Q
V
RS
SU
SZ
TU
TX
VY
VZ
BG
CD
DD
DL
DT
MW
V402
V453
V532
V1070
V1154
V1330
V1334
V1339
V1500

Level 5

V632
NSV 25747
V367
Nova Cygni 1992
VX
BZ
CV
EP
EZ
GH
GI
GL
HN
IY
KX
MZ
V347
V356
V383
V798
V811
V924
V930
V1020
V1033
V1046
V1057
V1068
V1113
V1152
V1316B
V1322
V1364
V1426
V1467
V1719
V1726
V1760
V1974
V2274
NSV 12634
LD 22 (NSV 25109) [LD=lennart Dahlmark]
V343
V386
V396
V438
V459
V492
V495
V514
V520
V538
V547
V550
V554
V558
V609
V621
V630
V742
V751
31 (=V695)
32
59
Z
RR
RW
RX
RZ
ST
SU
SX
TV
TW
TY
TZ
UV
UX
WW
WX
WY
WZ
XY
AA
AB
AC
AH
AI
AU
AZ
BU
CE
CN
CO
CU
DR
DU
FF
GN
GO
KR
MR
MY
V369
V380
V382
V388
V389
V395
V405
V425
V427
V441
V444
V449
V450
V465
V470
V476
V478
V480
V485
V539
V548
V568
V697
V778
V788
V819
V828
V829
V832
V836
V840
V885
V891
V909
V918
V927
V977
V1027
V1034
V1042
V1059
V1061
V1073
V1125
V1183
V1276
V1357
V1362
V1372
V1425
BR
CG
CV
Nova Cygni 1975
V1058
V1675
V1679
V1749
V1825
V1934
Abell 61 (PK 077+14.1) Variable Star!

Double and Multiple Stars

Level 1

Beta (STF 43)
61 (STF 2758)

Level 2

Mu (STF 2822 + ES 521)
Omicron1 (31, STF 50)

Level 3

STF 2486
STF 2658
Delta (STF 2579)
Lambda (54 Cyg, STT 413)

Level 4

Gamma (BU 665)
Epsilon (BU 676)
Eta (BU 980)
Theta (BU 1131)
Tau (AGC 13)
Upsilon (STT 433)
Psi (STF 2605)
Omega1 (45 Cyg, BU 669)
16 (STFA 46)
17 (STF 2580)
19 (HJ 603)
26 (H V 47)
44 (AC 18)
49 (STF 2716)
51 (BU 675)
52 (STF 2726)
59 (STF 2743)
60 (STT 426)
63 (ES 32)
69 (S 790)
75 (AC 20 + STTA 221)
77
79 (S 799)
T Cyg (BU 677)
RU Cyg (ES 35)
V2095 Cyg (STT 391, called AX in Burnham!)
AX Cyg (called STT 391 in Burnham!)
V367 Cyg (A 1434)
V389 Cyg (STF 2762)
HO 128 + STTA 207
STT 390
STT 410
A 748
HO 137
STT 437
A 765
A 1892
HJ 601
BU 660
BU 663
BU 1138 (HO 282)
STF 2496
STF 2576
STF 2578
STF 2609
STF 2624
STF 2666
STF 2671
STF 2687
STF 2741
HU 764
HO 581
HU 687
STF 2607
STF 2789
HJ 1423 + WRH 23 + SLE 650
HJ 1470
HO 111
HO 283
HO 453
ES 84
ES 93
AC 17
BU 167
A 1445
STT 420
STF 2732
BU 250
BU 67 (Component B may be Veil Nebula’s supernova remnant)
STF 2657 (= STT 403)
OSS 206
S 755
BU 159
STT 408
STT 434
BU 155
STT 416
HO 125
STF 2708
STT 387
HJ 1669
STF 2705
BU 445
STF 2757
STT 423
BU 1137
STT 389 (ES 357)
BU 440 (BU 429)
HO 588
STF 2700
STF 2702
STT 394
ES 817
STF 2479
BU 1210
HJ 1516
STF 2717
STF 2803
ES 98
STT 182 (= OSS 182)
ES 825
BU 145
STT 383
STT 401
STF 2731 (+ HO 596)
STT 404
A 881
STT 414
HO 161
STF 2820
HJ 1464
BU 1133
BU 1258
HO 454
HO 455
STF 2511
STT 373
BU 688
ES 654
A 712
STF 2639
STT 400
A 1418
A 282
STT 384
STT 374
A 746
STF 2606
STF 2557
BU 1206
STT 406
STF 2668 (A 1427)
STF 2681
BU 158
BU 268
BU 1129
HO 285
A 713
A 369
STT 411
STF 2760
ES 502
STT 432
STF 2633
A 382
STT 422
SEI 1407 (ALI 438)
STF 2534
HU 1303
STT 398 (+ A 280)
HJ 1468 (ADS 13271)
STF 2746
HO 600
STF 2748
D 22
A 730
HO 594
HO 164
STF 2785
STT 393
HO 153
STF 2663
A 1425
STF 2711
STF 2714
STT 418
STT 419
STT 386
STF 2588 (+ A 718)
WEI 35
HJ 1525
STF 2832
STT 456
HU 774
STF 2611
ES 244
STF 2802
STF 2747
ES 800
BU 1207
A 46
STF 2707
ARG 39
HO 140
STT 412
KUI 101
KUI 94
OSS 191
OSS 192 (HO 114)
STT 385
A 1404
A 283
KUI 97
J 781

Level 5

Zeta
Omicron2 (32, S743)
Omega2 (S 756)
27 (BUP 204 = SEI 878)
29
55 (HJ 1581)
56
76 (S 796)
V382 Cyg (SEI 1077)
V1042 Cyg
V1334 Cyg (HO 286)
V1362 Cyg (SEI 830)
STTA 188
STTA 215
HJ 1455
HJ 1471
BU 661
BU 694
STFA 53
STFA 55
HO 601
SHJ 314
H 137 (= STG 191)
S 726
KUI 98
H 113
HJ 612
HJ 1428
ES 89
SEI 666
S 786
HJ 1675
ES 94
HO 280
STTA 196
ES 512
HJ 1631
SEI 1445
HJ 604
STT 425
HO 121
STF 2753
HLM 38 = SEI 1380
GYL 17
BU 54
ES 204
A 718
A 773
HJ 1505
STT 421
BU 369
STT 427
SEI 1230
S 779
HLD 39
STT 441
COU 834
BU 438
HO 147
BU 365
HU 686
BU 160
COU 1187
BU 274
STF 2598
HJ 606
HJ 1676
HO 155
GYL 56
HJ 939
A 1416
STT 438
HJ 1439
A 379
A 1423
SEI 638
STT (App) 212
STI 2497
STT 372
ES 365
BU 449
ES 102
SEI 656
BU 439
ES 257
STI 988
STT 376
HLD 41
STT 399
STTA 208
STF 2693
STF 2648
DA 13
ES 2352
ES 1273
SEI 647
HJ 1535
STF 2649
STT 447
HO 154
STT 379 ?
SEI 834
SEI 1516
ES 823
AG 249
ES 499
A 721
HO 603
SEI 718
STT 415
HJ 1447
ROE 45
STF 2528
SEI 629
STF 2539
COU 1180
ES 1329
ES 818
ES 988
STF 2808 ?
STF 2522
SEI 1160
SEI 917
SEI 661
ES 25
HJ 3062
HO 172
ES 1667
HJ 1485
ALI 952
STF 2538
ES 803
ES 1006
HJ 1506
STF 2619
ES 359
STTA 190
ES 498
STF 2542
A 1693
PAN 17
STTA 187
AG 250
BU 839
ES 96
A 1429
SEI 1159
STF 2610
HJ 1618
ES 1275
STF 2814
BU 143
HU 948
BU 162
SHJ 315
SEI 827
STT 405
STF 2829
HLD 44
STT 203
STT 448
GYL 62
STF 2773
A 771
SEI 1291
A 619
BU 426
ES 995
SEI 770
SEI 1409
BU 427
SEI 1524
SEI 1282
COU 1947
HJ 1582
STF 2645
STF 2507
STF 2846
ES 683
ES 34
A 289
HU 679
ES 2428
HO 168
SEI 1136
HLD 47
S 738
HJ 1513
HU 689
ARG 43
AG 235
BU 680
A 1204
ES 23
ES 128
HU 946
ES 1446
HJ 1586
BU 62
ES 1335
MLB 569
SEI 1414
BU 986
A 1438
STT (App) 214
ES 1445
KR 50
SHJ 316
BU 366
HJ 1540
ES 2123
A 747
A 1428
STI 2472
A 1681
AG 245
SEI 1193
A 769
DA 14
HU 590
SEI 623
AG 239
SEI 1125
HJ 1637
ARG 42
HO 146
ES 1986
SEI 1096
ES 1167
MLB 23
HJ 1562
POP 33
COU 1333
STF 2638 ?
ES 1337
HJ 1621
A 1443
COU 1469
GYL 36
HJ 1547
GYL 54
ES 525
HU 953
ES 29
HLM 25
HU 691
STT 431
STF 2626
HJ 1539
ES 1450
SEI 1031
ES 201
A 1435
SEI 703
HJ 1714
J 128
ADS 13587 ?
HO 463
ES 1673
SEI 1422
BU 1329
STF 2538
ES 794
ARG 93
ES 489
A 759
HJ 1526
SEI 1276
SEI 680
BRT 51
COU 1621
SEI 1059
A 378
HO 593
SEI 867
POP 95
SEI 617
SEI 888
SEI 990
ARG 91
COU 1468
GYL 32
HJ 2903
SEI 1002
HO 582
SEI 1391
AG 237
GYL 50
POP 136
GYL 70
A 1220
SEI 1184
STF 2779
ES 95
SEI 929
ARG 41
HO 108
HJ 1524
SEI 1243
COU 1473
SEI 1360
GYL 41
A 368
SEI 846
BU 1289
HJ 1474
ES 1011
HJ 1597
SEI 887
HJ 1646
SEI 968
ES 249
GYL 29
STI 2596
SEI 1388
GYL 49
BU 370
SEI 874
ES 2047
GYL 69
ES 1095
COU 1164
SEI 1234
STF 2792
SEI 999
STI 2452
SEI 1298
SEI 735
STN 50
SEI 1015
ES 831
POP 150
ES 1008
ES 86
SEI 882
ES 2316
GYL 71
A 1391
SEI 1187
ES 1267
SEI 952
HJ 1689
SEI 789
BU 442
GYL 42
HO 160
A 1689 (= OL 131, In WDS OL 131’s co-ordinates are in Aquila!)
NGC 6896
NGC 7143 (HJ 2133)

Asterisms

Level 1

The Northern Cross

  • Alpha (Deneb)
  • Beta (Albireo)
  • Gamma
  • Delta
  • Epsilon

Catena Caes

  • TYC 3144-1422-1
  • TYC 3144-1980-1
  • TYC 3144-2387-1
  • TYC 3144-1106-1
  • TYC 3144-1456-1
  • TYC 3144-1244-1

The Fairy Ring

  • HIP 98773
  • HIP 98770
  • TYC 3150-3674-1
  • TYC 3150-3586-1
  • TYC 3150-2422-1
  • TYC 3150-2314-1
  • TYC 3150-2626-1
  • TYC 3150-548-1
  • TYC 3150-2718-1
  • TYC 3150-3832-1
  • TYC 3150-3635-1
  • HIP 98818 #### Level 3 Omicron Cygni Asterism
  • Omicron1 (30 Cyg)
  • Omicron2 (31 Cyg)
  • Omicron3 (32 Cyg)

Theta Cygni Asterism

  • Theta
  • Iota
  • Kappa

Rhombus

  • TYC 2690-634-1
  • TYC 2690-630-1
  • TYC 2690-562-1
  • TYC 2690-606-1 ## Deep-Sky Objects ## ### Planetary Nebulae ### #### Level 1 NGC 6826 (Blinking Nebula, M184, C15) #### Level 2 NGC 7008 NGC 7026 NGC 7027 PK 64+05.1 (ARO 11, Campbell’s Hydrogen Star) PK 80-06.1 = V1610 Cyg (The Egg Nebula) Post-AGB Star Min 1-92 (Minkovski's Footprint Nebula) #### Level 3 NGC 6894 #### Level 4 NGC 6833 NGC 6881 NGC 6884 NGC 7048 IC 5117 #### Level 5 Hen 1-4 (PK 068+01.2) PC 23 (PK 068+03.1) Min 1-75 (PK 068-00.1) K 3-46 (PK 069+03.1) K 3-58 (PK 069-03.1) Min 3-35 (PK 071-02.1) Anon 3 (PK 075+04.1) Abell 69 (PK 076+01.1) Min 4-17 (PK 079+05.1) Abell 78 (PK 081-14.1) K 3-81 (PK 083-08.1) K 3-73 (PK 084+09.1) Abell 71 (PK 085+04.1) Hu 1-2 (PK 086-08.1) Sh 1-89 (PK 089-00.1) Min 1-77 (PK 089-02.1) K 3-84 (PK 091-04.1) Min 1-79 (PK 093+02.1) K 3-82 (PK 093-00.1) K 3-62 (PK 095+00.1) Min 2-50 (PK 097-02.1) ### Supernova Remnants ### #### Level 1 NGC 6960 (West [Bridal] Veil Nebula = The Network Nebula, M192, C34) NGC 6992 (East [Bridal] Veil Nebula = The Filamentary Nebula, C33a) NGC 6995 (East Veil Nebula, C33b) #### Level 4 NGC 6979 ### Dark Nebulae ### #### Level 3 The Northern Coalsack
  • [K60] 141 (Kh 141)
  • Barnard 348
  • Barnard 349
  • LDN 906

The Coal Scuttle

  • LDN 999
  • LDN 1073
  • LDN 1054
  • LDN 1043
  • LDN 1029
  • LDN 1023
  • LDN 1022
  • LDN 1005
  • LDN 1002
  • Barnard 364
  • Barnard 362 (LDN 1014 1)
  • Barnard 361 (LDN 970)
  • Barnard 168 FR
  • Barnard 164 (LDN 1070)
  • Barnard 157 (LDN 1075)
  • [DBY94] 089.9+02.0 #### Level 4 LDN 880 (Barnard 343) Barnard 346 Barnard 347 Barnard 352 (in NGC 7000, LDN 940-941?) #### Level 5 Barnard 144 (Fish on the Platter) Barnard 145 Barnard 146 Barnard 350 LDN 889 LDN 896 LDN 935 ### Bright Nebulae ### #### Level 1 IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula, C19) NGC 7000 (North American Nebula, C20) NGC 6888 (Crescent Nebula, C27) #### Level 2 IC 1318 IC 5070 (part of The Pelican Nebula) #### Level 3 NGC 6857 #### Level 4 NGC 6914 IC 5067 (part of The Pelican Nebula) IC 5076 ### Open Clusters ### #### Level 1 NGC 7092 (M39) NGC 6913 (M29, The Wishbone Cluster) #### Level 2 NGC 6819 NGC 6910 (M187) NGC 6866 NGC 7063 NGC 6834 NGC 7062 NGC 7086 NGC 7128 NGC 7044 #### Level 3 NGC 6811 NGC 6997 NGC 7082 NGC 6991 NGC 7031 NGC 7067 #### Level 4 NGC 6874 NGC 6989 NGC 7024 NGC 7127 IC 1311 IC 1369 #### Level 5 Basel 6 Berkeley 86 Biurakan 2 Collinder 419 Collinder 421 Collinder 428 IC 4996 NGC 6846 NGC 6871, 27, SHJ 314, M186 NGC 6883 NGC 6996 NGC 7039 VdB 130 NGC 6856 NGC 6895 NGC 7011 NGC 7037 NGC 7050 NGC 7058 NGC 7071 NGC 7093 NGC 7150 NGC 7175 IC 1306 IC 1315 Steine 1 Steine 3 Steine 6 Dolidze 37 Dolidze 38 Ruprecht 173? ### Galaxies ### #### Level 3 NGC 6824 #### Level 4 NGC 7013 #### Level 5 NGC 6764 NGC 6783 NGC 6798 NGC 6801 NGC 6916 NGC 7116 UGC 11465 Cygnus A ### Star Clouds ### #### Level 1 Cygnus Star Cloud

Image Credits

  • Cygnus: John Flamsteed, Public Domain
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Before us, complex life may have evolved on earth

                             

       A new study found that in a short period of 2 billion 300 million years ago, the early earth had an oxygen enriched atmosphere. This supports the theory that complex life, including animal like organisms, may have evolved on earth.

      In our ancestors first roamed the earth for billions of years before, the so-called Lomagundi event (from 23 to 2 billion 100 million years ago, the enrichment of C-13 limestone and dolomite in the world) may provide a brief opportunity for complex biological animal like evolution.

      Scientists believe that about 4 billion years ago, life first appeared on earth. However, it was not until 3 billion years later that eukaryotes appeared on earth.

                             

       But there is also evidence that in the early Proterozoic (from 25 to 1 billion 600 million years ago) the great oxidation event (Great Oxidation Event) the early earth had enriched period, this is the Lomagundi event, which occurred in about 23 to 2 billion 100 million years ago. Scientists want to know if the oxygen rich environment at that time was sufficient to support the evolution of higher forms of life, and if so, why did not occur in this period of time, but after one billion years.

      A team at the University of Washington (University of Washington) has examined the chemical composition of Lomagundi rocks, and the results show that the number of organic carbon buried deep in the ocean has suddenly increased. The abundance of selenium and the ratio of Se/TOC (total organic carbon) also showed a significant increase in oxygen content during the Lomagundi event.

      The presence of selenium indicates that oxygen is contained in the atmosphere, because when the rock is eroded in the presence of a gas, it releases selenium, which is then carried into the ocean, where it slowly deposits on the ocean floor.

      However, scientists have not yet reached a consensus on why the early earth had been briefly obtained and then lost its oxygen enriched atmosphere. Now, in order to better understand the oxygen content during the Lomagundi event, the University of Washington research team analyzed the selenium isotope ratio during the formation of the rock in the sea, and then estimate the level of dissolved oxygen in shallow wate.

                              

        The study found that the oxygen content was high enough to support life, and even the life of an animal. Scientists describe this period as a "time oxygen oasis."".

        Calculation shows that the research team, the level of dissolved oxygen in shallow water is about 5 mol per liter of water, the level is far less than 325 micromoles per liter of water. However, this figure is higher than the hypoxia today many simple marine animal needs 0.9 micromoles per liter of water. Therefore, the level of oxygen was sufficient to support the evolution of more complex life, scientists have to do is to find the evidence.

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Infos über China

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China gehört zu den ältesten Zivilisationen und Hochkulturen der Menschheit. Als Träger dieser Kultur und dominierende Volksgruppe haben sich in der Geschichte Chinas die Han-Chinesen etabliert.

Schriftliche Aufzeichnungen über die chinesische Kultur reichen über 3500 Jahre zurück. Im Mythos geht sie ursprünglich auf die drei Urkaiser zurück: Fuxi, Shennong und schließlich den Gelben Kaiser Huang Di als eigentlichen Kulturschöpfer – ihnen voran gingen 16 irdische und eine Reihe himmlischer Kaiser. Historische Belege für die Existenz dieser Persönlichkeiten gibt es allerdings keine, sie sollen laut Überlieferung vor 5000 bis 6000 Jahren gelebt haben.

Als kulturelle Keimzelle Chinas wird traditionell das Lößgebiet am Unterlauf des Huanghe betrachtet. Diese Deutung ist jedoch heute nicht mehr haltbar. Archäologische Funde aus vermeintlich peripheren Regionen belegen nämlich, dass in weiten Teilen des Landes höchst eigenständige Traditionen gepflegt wurden, deren materielle und geistige Impulse langfristig ebenfalls zur Herausbildung jener Charakteristika beitrugen, die wir heute mit dem Land und seinen Bewohnern verbinden.

Amtssprache Amtssprache ist Chinesisch (Mandarin).
Weitere (nichtamtliche) Sprachen: Yue (Kantonesisch), Wu (Shanghai), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien), Sprachen nationaler Minderheiten wie Tibetisch, Uigurisch, Mongolisch u.a.
Analphabeten 9,1 %
Außenminister Wang Yi (seit 2013)
Bevölkerung Chinesen (Han) 92%, Sonstige (einschließlich Zhuang, Uiguren, Hui, Yi, Tibeter, Miao, Mandschu, Mongolen, Buyi, Koreaner) 8%
Bevölkerungsdichte 138,6 Einwohner/km² (BRD 230,5)
BIP ca. 8,25 Bio. US-$ (2011)
Bruttonationaleinkommen pro Einwohner ca. 6.080 US-$
Deutsche ca. 16.400
Durchschnittsalter (2010) 35,5 (männlich: 34,9 /weiblich 36,2)
Einwohner 1'330'200'000
Feiertage

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  2. bis 6. April: Qingming-Fest (Tag der Grabsäuberung) - Totengedenktag
  3. Mai: Tag der Arbeit
  4. Oktober: Nationaler Feiertag

Außerdem mit variablem Datum:

Frühlingsfest (Chinesisches Neujahrsfest, 9. Februar 2013, 30. Januar 2014)
Drachenboot-Festival (12. Juni 2013, 2. Juni 2014)
Mittherbstfest (19. September 2013, 8. September 2014)
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Klima Auf Grund der Größe des Landes sehr unterschiedlich: subtropisch im Südosten, gemäßigt im Osten, kalt und trocken im tibetischen Hochland im Südwesten, trocken in den nördlichen Wüsten, kalt-gemäßigt im Nordosten.
Ländername Volksrepublik China (Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo)
Lebenserwartung 73,2 Jahre
Regierungschef Ministerpräsident des Staatsrats Li Keqiang (seit 2013)
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The Type of Sugar, In Addition to Amount Consumed Determines Negative Health Outcomes

Did you know that the average American consumes around 94 grams of sugar per day (Source)? That's equivalent to around 400 calories!

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I should hope over the past few years we have all gotten the message about the large number of health concerns associated with a high intake of simple sugars (table sugar is a simple sugar, while carbohydrates from say...rice, are a complex sugar!). The issues of excess sugar consumption are far reaching and include contributing to the development of Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, and even Modified Brain Reward Center Activity (similar to those found in addicts).

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Bobby no! You should stop that, didn't you hear when I said cancer?

So a goal of reducing overall sugar intake has been reccomended by many health organizations including: The WHO, The American Heart Association and The American Cancer Society, you know groups concerned about the chronic diseases that high sugar consumption can cause. I doubt there are any surprises here.

What might be of interest to you ( though may be common sense to some ) is that not all simple sugars are the same with regards to their effects on the body. In an article published in December of 2016 in the American Journal of Physiology titled Type of Supplemented Simple Sugar, Not Merely Calorie Intake, Determines Adverse Effects on Metabolism and Aortic Function in Female Rats. The authors did some interesting experiments looking at the effects of both glucose and fructose consumption on various aspects of metabolism in rats.

Fructose Vs. Glucose... Sucrose (table sugar) Vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup

Before we dive into the article lets take a brief moment to look at the sugar sources tested in the article, as well as comparing two prominent dietary sugar sources.

Fructose Vs. Glucose

We begin with the two sugar molecules, fructose (plant sugar) and glucose (animal blood sugar). Below I have put their chemical structures:

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Source 1, and Source 2

You can see that these two sugars look pretty similar, they are both ring shaped molecules with fructose having a ring composed of 4 connected carbons, while glucose has a ring with 5 connected carbons. These two sugars exist on their own, and are termed monosaccharides (mono means one, and saccharide means sugar!) and as a result are easy for the body to process quickly. It is for this reason that we call them simple sugars as their is very little processing required before they can be involved in metabolic processes. In animals glucose circulates in our blood in the monosaccharide form, however for plants, fructose is usually exists in the form of a disaccharide (di meaning two sacharide meaning sugar) and is bound to a glucose monomer. We know that fructose-glucose disaccharide quite well, its called sucrose (table sugar).

Sucrose Vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup

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The image above is of sucrose, if you compare the shapes with in it to the structures I showed you before you should be able to see that there is a glucose unit (on the left) covalently bound to a fructose unit (on the right). So I am sure you are well aware of all of the marketing that companies present to you about how they are removing high fructose corn syrup from products and replacing it with REAL SUGAR.

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Oh, well that soda is so healthy now that they took that high fructose corn syrup out of it! /s

However have you ever wondered what the difference is between the two?

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is produced by reacting corn starch ( a very long chain of predominantly glucose molecules linked together in series) with the enzyme glucose isomerase which reacts with two glucose molecules and releases a glucose molecule and a fructose molecule. Reaction of the corn starch with the glucose isomerase converts some of the glucoses in the chains to fructoses. The goal was to create a solution that had a fructose concentration that was similar to that of sucrose (which is 1:1, or 50%). There are two main varieties of HFCS one which is 42% fructose (HFCS - 42) and one which is 55% fructose (HFCS - 55). (Source)

So You're Telling Me, High Fructose Corn Syrup Isn't Really High In Fructose?

Yes, that's what I am telling you. The amount of fructose in HFCS is basically the same as what is present in Sucrose (table sugar). The difference between the two is largely that sucrose is composed of those disaccharides, while HFCS is longer chains of the glucose and fructose units linked together. These longer chains are in part what makes it syrupy.

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Source: Ohhh Yummy!

But Wait... I thought It was Really Bad For You

Oh it is, what I am going to tell you is that the healthier sucrose alternative isn't any healthier. Lets get to the article.

The Study

The authors of the study wanted to determine the effects of the consumption of the simple sugars glucose and fructose and the effect that the consumption had on various aspects of metabolism in rats.

What they found was interesting:

Only Fructose Caused Increases in Body and Liver Weight

The authors supplemented the diets of rats with solutions consisting of either 20% glucose or 20% fructose. They tried to keep total caloric intake for the rats similar by limiting the food available for the rats to eat, however in this study the total number of calories consumed for the rats with the glucose solution was about 1.15 times that of those drinking the fructose solution.

However oddly, only the fructose group showed a marked increase in body weight (1.1 times heavier than at the start) at the end of the 8 week study (10% weight gain in only 8 weeks). The glucose group, while consuming MORE calories didn't gain weight. In addition the mass of the liver of the fructose fed rats increased by 1.4 fold over that of control and 1.3 fold over that of the glucose fed rats!

Consumption of fructose specifically resulted in fatter rats, with significantly fattier livers. Glucose did increase fat generation in the animals livers, but not to the extent of fructose.

Both Sugars Result In Increased Insulin Resistance In The Liver and Blood Vessels

The supplementation of both sugars resulted in a weakened effectiveness of insulin in both the liver and aorta of these rats, however as was the case for fat formation, fructose resulted in a much greater detrimental effect then did glucose.

Conclusions

Dietary supplementation with liquid glucose or fructose results in metabolic and vascular changes in rats. The changes observed for rats fed fructose were worse then those observed in those fed glucose.

Take Away

Not all simple sugars are created equally and it would appear that the consumption of fructose has a significantly greater possibility for negative effects. We are presented with the idea that eliminating High Fructose Corn Syrup from our diets, and instead supplementing sucrose is a more healthy option.

The fructose composition in either of these two sugar sources is relatively comparable, thus neither is a better option for consumption.

The only healthy move is to keep sugar consumption to as low as possible. You're an adult and nobody can tell you how to eat, however the science is stacking up that over consumption of sugars has a detrimental effect on the body. This new research indicates that over consumption of fructose has a higher potential for harmful effects then glucose.


Sources

1) http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0057873
2) http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2548255
3) http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0161228
4) http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0099816
5) http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1000201
6) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fructose
7) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucose
8) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucrose
9) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_fructose_corn_syrup
10) http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/88/6/1716S.full
11) http://jcs.biologists.org/content/114/8/1429

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Sitting Too Much Ages You By 8 Years! Did You Know?

I am seated on one small chair for around 8 hours a day. There is so much pain involved! There are many spasms involved! There is extreme stress involved!

Well, not very sure if this; is especially in my case. I am pretty tall and to sit down for long periods, on an undersized chair is really really stressful. 

There is no way to escape the stress as sitting is directly related to your entire body. I mean, your mid-section or butt is burning. 

In my case, the chair is slightly short and the seat/slab to support the thighs; isn't wide enough, thus, stress!

Too much stress that it shows: bloodshot eyes at times, migraines, neck and back pains, leg cramps, knee cap pains, thigh pains!

Too much stress, that i can't sleep and haven't had any real sleep in months!

It bothers me a lot but i end up doing it again and again!

All night and i am back on that chair, taking in calls! A headset, PC and a small chair for hours each day, equals 'intense stress'.

Can the above activity, especially the sedentary aspect; shorten life span as well?

Just perhaps!

My bother, drove me into slight research. First; remedy for my sleep issues but nothing has worked! I have done boiled banana and cinnamon, yoga, milk and some medication but these haven't worked. Going back to that chair each night; seems to crush every effort as my body is drained but my eyes is exploding with tension and can't shut down. 

I think the eyes is 'the PATHway' to sleep. It feels like after all, the eyes is the gateway; the door to SLEEP.


Now to the main topic!

image source/credit to: 9gag


A small research and i see that sitting for long periods daily, leads to quicker aging!

It is seen to have detrimental effects on cells, according to the American Journal of Epidemiology.

In this new study, scientists led by Aladdin Shadyab, a post-doctoral expert in family medicine and public health at the University of California San Diego, tried to identify the impact of too much sitting; on the chromosomes by studying blood samples from nearly 1,500 older women and focusing on the telomeres

Telomere refers to the tip of the tightly packed DNA in every cell.

 

It is established that as cells divide and age, they lose bits of the telomeres, so the length of this region can be used to identify how old a cell is and indirectly the aging pattern of the cell's host. 

The researchers compared telomere's length amongst the group of women who exercised, to see if physical activity affected aging

 

For this study, Shadyab had these women wear accelerometers for one week, to gather a more reliable recording of the extent of their physical activities. 

Those who spent more time sitting down, especially those who stayed sedentary for about 10 hours or more; had shorter telomeres, than those who spent less time sitting everyday.

The amount of shortening added up to about eight years of aging, according to the scientists; meaning that inactive women who spent more time sitting down; were about 8 years older on average, than those who were inactive but spent less time sitting down.


Women who engaged in the recommended amount of daily exercise within this study; showed no association between their sedentary duration and their telomere length, indicating that physical activity might counteract the aging effect of too much sitting!


Eventual results from this study, according to Shadyab; indicates that the combination of being sedentary and not engaging in sufficient physical activity, leads to shorter telomere length, which ultimately means faster aging!


Bottomline is women who were found to be sedentary for at least 10 hours a day and without active physical activities, were biologically older as their cells are aging faster than in women, who were less sedentary or sedentary and exercising!

Based on the above study, it is potentially evident that sitting down too too much has aging effects on the cells, and exercise can help in combating this ageing effect. It isn't determined though, how much exercise!


In my case, the stress alone is extreme and without being told, i am pretty sure that hastens aging!

Hahaha, i mean my butt is already afraid of chairs. Once it touches on something called a chair, the stress part no longer delays! I stand up to walk and i instantly feel new to walking! 

And whether my exercise is sufficient is yet to be known. For the most part, i play basketball most weekends and it is vigorous!


Additional source/credit to: http://time.com/4637898/sitting-aging-sedentary/

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Gold is yellow because ... of relativistic effects on microscopic level!

My chemistry in school was limited
I remember Chemistry class, when we had to calculate the interaction between two atoms. Atoms, it sounded so cool! I saw atoms everywhere (later turned out I saw eye floaters, which might not be very good). Anyhow, we did just the basic type, 1Hydrogen, and I wanted to move on with 8Oxygen and 94Plutonium boom and stuff. Well, at least 2Helium - the next after Hydrogen. C'mon teacher, I don't need goggles to do theory, it won't explode! But I never got a good answer. Until now. smile

Color is the absence of other colors
So what is color? Since sunlight contains all visible frequencies, it turns white. (It's actually off-white #fff5f2, according to this article). And when sunlight hits stuff, some photons get absorbed and some reflected, and the frequency of the reflected light is what we see as color. Nothing special.

Newton is benched
But that's just classical theory. Already with 2 electrons significant corrections have to be made to classical theory. In quantum theory, light isn't reflected by stuff, but a photon is absorbed and re-emitted by an electron. Upon absorption, the electron jumps some distance. How far a jump is determined by the interaction between other electrons and the electric (Coulomb) field of the nucleus. This means that with increasing atomic number the possible interactions get higher and it gets tough already with 2Helium. So far, researchers can model interactions of up to 4-5 electrons. Gold has 79.

The yellow color
Gold has six electron layers and the distance between the last two is hard to determine theoretically. Usually, the gap is calculated to be bigger than experiments show. The transition between these layers lies in the blue spectra, and so blue is absorbed and yellow is left.

Source: Russian magazine Science and Life

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Fotografía subacuática 3 - El muy extraño y el más extraño de los océanos

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Uwe Schmolke Ojos

Loco extraño es una etiqueta adecuada para poner en estas criaturas.
La investigación de los fotógrafos y su extraordinario trabajo ha arrojado a algunos sorprendentes habitantes de las profundidades.

Peces que caminan, criaturas que parecen increíblemente como personajes de los Muppets.
La coloración en algunas de estas criaturas hace que Warhol parezca conservador.
Compruebe hacia fuera el Frogfish pintado abajo por Donny.

La teoría de la evolución de Darwin ya no puede ser una teoría, pero los pasos dados para llegar a este punto son un curioso conjunto de pasos.
El Pez Escorpión parece que Picasso lo diseñó.
El Gobio Eyed Pink sólo puede haber desarrollado esos ojos debido a la profundidad!

Espero que disfruten de una colección de criaturas extrañas pero hermosas!

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Esta foto está de un caballo de mar embarazado del pigmy del bargibanti de Filippo Borghii

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Frogfish melenudo de Donny

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"Compañeros llamativos tirado en el estrecho de Lembeh, comportamiento de apareamiento de las jibias de Indonesia de Jerry Tang

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Bigmouth tirado en Ørsta, Noruega de Lill Haugen

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Frogfish melenudo de Jackie Campbelll

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Frogfish pintado por Donny

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El calamar tiró en Taiwán del este por el Ying Wu del silbido de bala

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Góbio rosado del ojo de Fabio Strazzi

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Refugio minúsculo en el tiro oscuro en Kona, Hawaii de Ron Watkins

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Pez espada por Jerry Cheng

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Erizo de mar por Donny

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Camarón o Laomenes descansa en Crinoid Talumben, Indonesia por así que Yat Wai

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Camarón Raffaele Livornese ojos perfectos tirado en Anilao, las Filipinas

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Steven Kovacs Hydroid con los amphipods en Gran Caimán

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Góbio amarillo por Donny

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Por último pero no menos importante la rana rosada de la boca, una especie de pescados del pescador por Oceana Europa. Esto es un pescado que camina que me recuerda de un Thunderbird rosado / anaranjado 2

Los testigos en steemit son su seguridad de confianza en el sistema.

Cuando usted vota por testigos, piense en alguien menos obvio:

Listado en el No. 53 es @timcliff, ni siquiera aparece en la lista porque sólo se puede ver al número 50. ¡Tienes que escribir su nombre en la caja! Uno para los escrutadores. @timcliff es un muy buen steemmate mío, un tipo muy confiable y confiable que piensa por sí mismo y para usted.
Gandalf es No.17, la persona que me dio una comprensión de que a pesar de todos los nombres falsos, tenemos humanos; Él es un techy cuidando de la seguridad. Está listado como @gtg pero es conocido por su mamá y en Steemit Chat como Gandalf!

Por lo tanto, vaya a https://steemit.com/~witnesses - necesita su contraseña de autorización

Y asegúrese de incluir 17 @gtg & 53 @timcliff

Mientras tanto siga @ebryans

¡Namaste!

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Con mucha gratitud @son-of-satire de mi nuevo gif - muy ostentoso es demasiado!

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