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Populism, the era of Trump and the rise of the far right – Open Democracy

Open Democracy Populism, the era of Trump and the rise of the far rightOpen DemocracyHere, I am particularly reminded of Lewis Gordon’s contention that the political turmoil that we are experiencing has direct roots in certain readily identifiable historical precedents and is not the socio-cultural equivalent of the Higgs boson ( i.e … … Read entire article »

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Researchers discover tiniest and brightest near-earth asteroid … – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor Researchers discover tiniest and brightest near-earth asteroid …Christian Science Monitor2015 TC25 will likely never hit Earth, but researchers hope that studying it may lead to better understanding about asteroids that may one day be on a collision …Asteroid Gearing Towards The Earth; Will This Impact Trigger The End Of The World?News Every dayThe man who stands between Earth and an asteroid Armageddon …Napa Valley RegisterAsteroid Hitting Earth Could Kill Us All If Nasa Can’t Stop It: How Would Nasa Go About Doing This When The Time …The InquisitrTimes Record News –Mashableall 21 news articles » … Read entire article »

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See the Moon pass in front of Neptune on 6 December – Astronomy Now Online

Astronomy Now Online See the Moon pass in front of Neptune on 6 DecemberAstronomy Now OnlineThis looping animation shows a simulated two-degree-wide field of view (approximately 25x magnification) displaying the Moon’s motion relative to Neptune from 9pm to 10:30pm GMT at ten-minute intervals on Tuesday 6 December 2016 as seen from the … … Read entire article »

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Tangled threads weave through cosmic oddity – Astronomy Now Online

Astronomy Now Online Tangled threads weave through cosmic oddityAstronomy Now OnlineAn international team of scientists, led by astronomers from the University of Cambridge, UK, have now used new observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to explore this thread-like structure in more detail. They found that each of the …and more » … Read entire article »

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How to hide a 'fifth force' – and how to find one – The Guardian

How to hide a ‘fifth force’ – and how to find oneThe GuardianDark Energy is a sort of ‘energy in empty space’, and particle physics also predicts this kind of energy, due to quantum fluctuations of the Standard Model – including and especially the Higgs boson. But these fluctuations would naively lead to so much … … Read entire article »

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Women Astronomers Shine In 'The Glass Universe' – NPR

NPR Women Astronomers Shine In ‘The Glass Universe’NPRDava Sobel is as adept at spotting promising subject matter as the extraordinary women astronomers she writes about in The Glass Universe were at spotting variable stars. By translating complex information into manageable bites sweetened with human …and more » … Read entire article »

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Journey to the Bottom of the World – Knowridge Science Report

Knowridge Science Report Journey to the Bottom of the WorldKnowridge Science ReportOne of these cold-adapted explorers is Planetary Scientist David Mittlefehldt, known less formally as “Duck.” Mittlefehldt is also a geologist and geochemist in ARES at Johnson. He divides his time between pursuing research on the formation of … … Read entire article »

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Journey to the Bottom of the World – Knowridge Science Report

Knowridge Science Report Journey to the Bottom of the WorldKnowridge Science ReportOne of these cold-adapted explorers is Planetary Scientist David Mittlefehldt, known less formally as “Duck.” Mittlefehldt is also a geologist and geochemist in ARES at Johnson. He divides his time between pursuing research on the formation of … … Read entire article »

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Astronomers Witness Birth of Massive Cluster Galaxy – Sci-News.com

Sci-News.com Astronomers Witness Birth of Massive Cluster GalaxySci-News.comThe astronomers used the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) and NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to detect carbon monoxide gas in the Spiderweb. The presence of this gas indicates a larger quantity of molecular hydrogen, which is …Embryonic Cluster Galaxy Immersed in Giant Cloud of Cold GasTasnim News Agency (press release)all 10 news articles » … Read entire article »

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Astronomers Witness Birth of Massive Cluster Galaxy – Sci-News.com

Sci-News.com Astronomers Witness Birth of Massive Cluster GalaxySci-News.comThe astronomers used the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) and NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to detect carbon monoxide gas in the Spiderweb. The presence of this gas indicates a larger quantity of molecular hydrogen, which is …Scientists spot galaxy made from cold soup of gasLivemintScientists, including one of Indian origin, spot giant galaxy taking birth in a soup of cold molecular gasNews Nationall 7 news articles » … Read entire article »

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