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  • Mystery bright spots could be first glimpse of another universe

    11/03/2015 9:09:00 PM PST · by amorphous · 36 replies ^ | 28 Oct 2015 | Joshua Sokol
    THE curtain at the edge of the universe may be rippling, hinting that there's more backstage. Data from the European Space Agency's Planck telescope could be giving us our first glimpse of another universe, with different physics, bumping up against our own. That's the tentative conclusion of an analysis by Ranga-Ram Chary, a researcher at Planck's US data centre in California. Armed with Planck's painstaking map of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) - light lingering from the hot, soupy state of the early universe – Chary revealed an eerie glow that could be due to matter from a neighbouring universe...
  • The Universe Never Expands Faster Than the Speed of Light

    10/13/2015 11:04:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies
    Preposterous Universe ^ | 10/13/15 | Sean Carroll
    The Universe Never Expands Faster Than the Speed of Light Breaking my radio silence here to get a little nitpick off my chest: the claim that during inflation, the universe “expanded faster than the speed of light.” It’s extraordinarily common, if utterly and hopelessly incorrect. (I just noticed it in this otherwise generally excellent post by Fraser Cain.) A Google search for “inflation superluminal expansion” reveals over 100,000 hits, although happily a few of the first ones are brave attempts to squelch the misconception. I can recommend this nice article by Tamara Davis and Charlie Lineweaver, which tries to address...
  • The universe's most miraculous molecule

    10/10/2015 3:26:57 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 42 replies
    The Conversation, ^ | October 9, 2015 | Richard Gunderman
    It's the second most abundant substance in the universe. It dissolves more materials than any other solvent. It stores incredible amounts of energy. Life as we know it would not be possible without it. And although it covers more than 70% of the Earth's surface, many parts of the world are in dire straits for lack of it. What is it? The answer, of course, is water. In some ways, water is one of the substances we know best, in part because it makes up 75% of our bodies. Every day we drink it, bathe in it, clean with it...
  • Goodbye Big Bang, Hello Black Hole? A New Theory Of The Universe’s Creation

    09/30/2015 7:10:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 40 replies
    Universe Today ^ | September 18, 2015 | ELIZABETH HOWELL on SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
    Could the famed “Big Bang” theory need a revision? A group of theoretical physicists suppose the birth of the universe could have happened after a four-dimensional star collapsed into a black hole and ejected debris. Before getting into their findings, let’s just preface this by saying nobody knows anything for sure. Humans obviously weren’t around at the time the universe began. The standard theory is that the universe grew from an infinitely dense point or singularity, but who knows what was there before? “For all physicists know, dragons could have come flying out of the singularity,” stated Niayesh Afshordi, an...
  • Are We Living In A Black Hole?

    09/05/2015 2:41:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 39 replies
    One Universe at a Time ^ | 9/4/15 | Brian Koberlein
    Are We Living In A Black Hole? // / Here’s an idea, what if the universe and everything we see around us is actually inside a black hole?Whenever I’m asked this question, what folks typically have in mind is that the universe began as an infinitely dense point, just like the singularity of a black hole, and because of cosmic expansion there’s a limit to how far we can observe, so maybe that’s like the event horizon. While it’s an interesting idea, things aren’t quite so simple.To begin with, the universe did not begin with an explosion from a...
  • HuffPo: Discovery of Planet Outside Solar System Is 'Bad News For God'

    07/25/2015 8:16:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 95 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | Matthew Balan
    Jeff Schweitzer heralded the discovery of an apparent Earth-like planet as a nail in the coffin for religion in a Thursday item on Huffington Post. Schweitzer, a scientist, "rationalist," and former Clinton administration senior policy analyst contended that "with this discovery, we come ever closer to the idea that life is common in the universe," and added that religions would "all will come out and say such a discovery is completely consistent with religious teachings. My goal here is to declare this as nonsense before it happens."The Huffington Post contributor led his article, "Earth 2.0: Bad News for God," by...
  • Cosmic Inflation’s Five Great Predictions

    06/22/2015 1:20:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies ^ | 6/17/15 | Ethan Siegel
    Cosmic Inflation’s Five Great Predictions A “speculative” theory no more; it’s had four of them confirmed. Image credit: Max Tegmark / Scientific American, by Alfred T. Kamajian. “Scientific ideas should be simple, explanatory, predictive. The inflationary multiverse as currently understood appears to have none of those properties.” -Paul Steinhardt, 2014 When we think about the Big Bang, we typically think about the origin of the Universe: the hot, dense, expanding state where everything came from. By noticing and measuring the fact that the Universe is expanding today — that the galaxies are getting farther apart from one another in all directions — we...
  • Mathematics: The Beautiful Language of the Universe

    06/06/2015 7:25:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies ^ | Joshua Carroll
    Sir Isaac Newton...came to the realization that the math that had been used thus far to describe physical motion of massive bodies, simply would not suffice... Newton developed the Calculus in which this way of approaching moving bodies, he was able to accurately model the motion of not only Halley’s comet, but also any other heavenly body that moved across the sky. ... Newton recognized that Kepler’s mathematical equation for planetary motion, Kepler’s 3rd Law ( P2=A3 ), was purely based on empirical observation, and was only meant to measure what we observed within our solar system. Newton’s mathematical brilliance...
  • Cosmos From Nothing?

    06/03/2015 3:46:03 PM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies
    The Christian Century ^ | June 3, 2015 | Karl W. Giberson
    Freshman astronomy books typically include a timeline outlining the major events of the universe over the past 13.7 billion years, from the appearance of our universe to the present. Most timelines put a question mark at the very beginning to reflect the incomplete state of our knowledge about how the universe got started. We don’t know what lit the spark that launched the grand adventure of our universe, despite millennia of wondering and decades of intriguing progress. Remarkably, we know a lot about what happened a fraction of a second after the Big Bang. We have robust theories that have...
  • The mysterious dark energy that speeds the universe's rate of expansion

    04/27/2015 4:16:16 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 5 replies, The Conversation ^ | Apr 23, 2015 | Robert Scherrer
    The nature of dark energy is one of the most important unsolved problems in all of science. But what, exactly, is dark energy, and why do we even believe that it exists? Step back a minute and consider a more familiar experience: what happens when you toss a ball straight up into the air? It gradually slows down as gravity tugs on it, finally stopping in mid-air and falling back to the ground. Of course, if you threw the ball hard enough (about 25,000 miles per hour) it would actually escape from the Earth entirely and shoot into space, never...
  • Order! Order in the Universe! – A Meditation on the Wisdom That Creation Reflects

    03/02/2015 7:49:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 82 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-01-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Order! Order in the Universe! – A Meditation on the Wisdom That Creation Reflects By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn a courtroom, the judge can bring an unruly outburst to an end by shouting, “Order! Order in the court!” I often feel the same urge in the debates of our time about God’s existence and His role in the created universe. It is not so much that the debates can get unruly, but that I, with the  insistence of a town crier, want to shout, “Order! Order, there IS order the universe!” And I want to ask everyone to be quiet and listen to the universe herself...
  • Rejoice at the glory and grandeur of God’s universe: Happy Anniversary Hub!

    04/24/2015 8:11:15 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-24-2015 | MOTUS
    As usual the MSM got it wrong: they’re all celebrating Hubble’s 25th birthday today when in fact it is the 25th anniversary of his launch into deep space. I should know, as Hub is my twin brother: I am a fraternal twin (female). My brother (Hub) is the mirror in the Hubble telescope. We are Cassegrain reflectors of Ritchey-Chretien design, and were conceived in 1979 at the Corning New York factory when 2 conjoined blanks of ultra-low expansion glass were sandwiched around a honeycomb lattice. (I didn’t mean to get into the sex stuff, but a lot of people are...
  • Planck telescope puts new datestamp on first stars

    02/05/2015 1:55:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/5/15 | BBC
    Scientists working on Europe's Planck satellite say the first stars in the Universe lit up later than was previously thought. The team has made the most precise map of the "oldest light" in the cosmos. Earlier observations of this radiation had suggested that the first generation of stars burst into life about 420 million years after the Big Bang. The new Planck data now indicates they fired up around 560 million years after the Universe got going. "This difference of 140 million years might not seem that significant in the context of the 13.8-billion-year history of the cosmos, but proportionately...
  • 'Miss Colombia' Paulina Vega Stuns Judges, is Duly Crowned 'Miss Universe 2014'

    01/26/2015 8:46:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 50 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • A Universe of 10 Dimensions

    12/10/2014 4:27:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies ^ | on December 10, 2014 | Matt Williams not on
    Beyond these three visible dimensions, scientists believe that there may many more. In fact, the theoretical framework of Superstring Theory posits that the universe exists in ten different dimensions. These different aspects are what govern the universe, the fundamental forces of nature, and all the elementary particles contained within. ... In the sixth, we would see a plane of possible worlds, where we could compare and position all the possible universes that start with the same initial conditions as this one (i.e. the Big Bang). In theory, if you could master the fifth and sixth dimension, you could travel back...
  • Despite what atheist science-worshipers might think, science does make the case for God's existence

    12/29/2014 5:22:03 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 30 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-29-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Someone close to me once said that to believe we are alone would be nothing less than the arrogance of man. Yet this article points out that the math and science behind life on any planet shows that even we shouldn't exist, much less life anywhere else... At what point is it fair to admit that science suggests that we cannot be the result of random forces? Doesn’t assuming that an intelligence created these perfect conditions require far less faith than believing that a life-sustaining Earth just happened to beat the inconceivable odds to come into being?There’s more. The fine-tuning...
  • Pope Francis: Man is Center of Universe

    07/17/2014 7:39:22 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 22 replies
    July 17, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Pope Francis has thanked those who seek to,"..recover man[kind], restoring him to the centre of reflection and the centre of life. 'He is the king of the universe'! he exclaimed. 'And this is not theology, it is philosophy and human reality.'" (See here). Does Pope Francis really mean to convey that theology has nothing to do with "human reality." As I have said so many times before, the retreat from truth is necessary before the reign of Antichrist. See here for example. There is a preparation. Many are "intellectualizing" themselves into dissent and apostasy from the true Faith. The battlefield...
  • We Are Not Alone In Universe, NASA Scientists Say

    07/16/2014 4:36:49 AM PDT · by John W · 52 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 15, 2014 | Sara Gates
    It's highly unlikely we're alone in the universe, NASA experts are saying, and we may be close to finding alien life. In fact, it may happen in the next two decades. NASA held a panel discussion at the agency's Washington headquarters on Monday, where space experts talked about the search for Earth-like planets that host life. Based on recent advancements in space telescope technology, scientists estimated that in the coming decades we'll confirm suspicions that we're not alone. "I think in the next 20 years we will find out we are not alone in the universe," NASA astronomer Kevin Hand...
  • The Universe Shouldn't Be Here, According to Higgs Physics

    07/03/2014 11:34:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Live Science ^ | 06/23/2014 | Tia Ghose
    The universe shouldn't exist — at least according to a new theory. Modeling of conditions soon after the Big Bang suggests the universe should have collapsed just microseconds after its explosive birth, the new study suggests. "During the early universe, we expected cosmic inflation — this is a rapid expansion of the universe right after the Big Bang," said study co-author Robert Hogan, a doctoral candidate in physics at King's College in London. "This expansion causes lots of stuff to shake around, and if we shake it too much, we could go into this new energy space, which could cause...
  • New Theory Suggests The Universe Shouldn't Even Exist

    06/24/2014 2:21:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/24/2014 | TIA GHOSE, LIVESCIENCE
    The universe shouldn't exist — at least according to a new theory. Modeling of conditions soon after the Big Bang suggests the universe should have collapsed just microseconds after its explosive birth, the new study suggests."During the early universe, we expected cosmic inflation — this is a rapid expansion of the universe right after the Big Bang," said study co-author Robert Hogan, a doctoral candidate in physics at King's College in London. "This expansion causes lots of stuff to shake around, and if we shake it too much, we could go into this new energy space, which could cause the...
  • For the First Time, We Have a Detailed Model of the Universe

    05/11/2014 12:12:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 100 replies
    Atlantic ^ | May 8 2014, | Megan Garber
    It is, if you except the powers of human memory, the closest thing we have to a time machine. Scientists have created the first realistic model of the universe, capable of recreating 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. The simulation is called “Illustris,” and it renders the universe as a cube (350 million light-years on each side) with, its creators say, unprecedented resolution: The virtual universe uses 12 billion 3-D “pixels,” or resolution elements, to create its rendering. And that rendering includes both normal matter and dark matter. The rendering, importantly, also includes elliptical and spiral galaxies—bodies that, because of...
  • 'Miss Norway 2013' is Mari Ekelřf

    03/14/2014 9:09:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - The Review (Got History Wrong)

    03/11/2014 6:05:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | March 7, 2014 | Hank Campbell
    I missed the big Carl Sagan thing when it happened. I was in high school when Cosmos came out, we lived in the country and if you wanted to watch a different television network, you had to go up into the attic and turn a giant antenna with a pipe wrench. Sports and girls and D&D were more of a priority than television. .................................................... Then suddenly we get a claim that Giordano Bruno is responsible for the concept of the universe - because he read 'banned' books. Lucretious wasn't science - there was no scientific evidence for his claim that...
  • 2013's Best and Most Beautiful Photos of the Universe

    12/23/2013 11:57:19 AM PST · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Bad Astronomy Via Slate ^ | December 23, 2013 | Phil Platt
    I love astronomy. I have my whole life. Part of that is the wonder and awe it generates, learning about the Universe and our place in it. But of course, there is great beauty in the skies as well. From our nearest neighbors to the most distant galaxies, the cosmos is a wonder to behold. Every year I collect my favorite pictures—chosen both for their beauty and their importance to science—and put them together in a gallery to delight your brain (you’ll find links to previous galleries at the end of this article). Picking only a few is always a...
  • Are We Alone in the Universe?

    11/20/2013 9:33:30 AM PST · by Dysart · 148 replies
    NYT ^ | 11-20-13 | Paul Davies
    THE recent announcement by a team of astronomers that there could be as many as 40 billion habitable planets in our galaxy has further fueled the speculation, popular even among many distinguished scientists, that the universe is teeming with life.The astronomer Geoffrey W. Marcy of the University of California, Berkeley, an experienced planet hunter and co-author of the study that generated the finding, said that it “represents one great leap toward the possibility of life, including intelligent life, in the universe.” But “possibility” is not the same as likelihood. If a planet is to be inhabited rather than merely habitable,...
  • It's Optimus (sub) Prime! American Miss Universe contestant sports VERY unglamorous ensemble...

    11/04/2013 9:26:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 4, 2013 | Ruth Styles
    It's national dress but you'd be forgiven for failing to realise it. But while the majority managed to make their mermaid, the Eiffel Tower and Viking inspired outfits look glamorous, the same couldn't be said for the bizarre creation worn by the USA's Erin Brady. Eschewing traditional stars and stripes, Miss Brady instead chose a strange catsuit that appeared to have been inspired by the Michael Bay franchise, Transformers. By contrast, Britain's Amy Willerton looked to history for her gown and ended up with a mishmash of Elizabethan royal splendour and Dita von Teese on tour.
  • How to see quantum gravity in Big Bang traces

    09/30/2013 11:28:55 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Nature ^ | 9/27/13 | Ron Cowen
    The cosmic microwave background sky, here mapped by NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, has a polarization, represented by white bars. Future experiments might measure the polarization with enough sensitivity to prove the existence of gravitons, the quanta of gravity. Can a quantum of gravity ever be detected? Two physicists suggest that it can — using the entire Universe as a detector. Researchers think that the gravitational force is transmitted by an elementary particle called the graviton, just as the electromagnetic force is carried by photons. But most of them despair about ever recording individual gravitons. That is because gravity is...
  • Goodbye Big Bang, hello black hole? A new theory of the universe's creation

    09/19/2013 6:56:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 34 replies ^ | 9/19/13 | Elizabeth Howell
    Goodbye Big Bang, hello black hole? A new theory of the universe's creation Enlarge Artist’s conception of the event horizon of a black hole. Credit: Victor de Schwanberg/Science Photo Library Could the famed "Big Bang" theory need a revision? A group of theoretical physicists suppose the birth of the universe could have happened after a four-dimensional star collapsed into a black hole and ejected debris. Before getting into their findings, let's just preface this by saying nobody knows anything for sure. Humans obviously weren't around at the time the universe began. The standard theory is that the universe grew from...
  • 'We may be able to watch dark energy turn on': U-M involved in unprecedented sky survey

    09/03/2013 4:20:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    U-Mich ^ | 9/3/13 | Nicole Casal Moore
    ANN ARBOR—Moonless nights outside the Cerro Tololo astronomical observatory in Chile are so dark that when you look down, you can't see your feet. "You can't see your hands," said David Gerdes, physics professor at the University of Michigan. "But you can hold them up to the sky and see a hand-shaped hole with no stars in it. It's really incredible." From this site in the Andes over the next five years, an international team will map one-eighth of the sky in unprecedented detail—aiming to make a time lapse of the past 8 billion years of a slice of the...
  • The Age of the Universe

    08/05/2013 6:15:40 PM PDT · by wmfights · 158 replies ^ | Gerald Schroeder
    We look back in time, and say the universe is 15 billion years old. But as every scientist knows, when we say the universe is 15 billion years old, there's another half of the sentence that we rarely bother to say. The other half of the sentence is: The universe is 15 billion years old as seen from the time-space coordinates of the earth. The key is that the Torah looks forward in time, from very different time-space coordinates, when the universe was small. Since then, the universe has expanded out. Space stretches, and that stretching of space totally changes...
  • Scientists to Discuss Universe's Strange Dense Spot Wednesday -

    08/02/2013 1:05:34 AM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies ^ | July 30, 2013 | Clara Moskowitz
    Original title:Scientists to Discuss Universe's Strange Dense Spot Wednesday: Watch Live You can't watch it live anymore but you can watch the video of the event. This map shows the oldest light in our universe, as detected with the greatest precision yet by the Planck mission. The ancient light, called the cosmic microwave background, was imprinted on the sky when the universe was 370,000 years old. It shows tiny temperature fluctuations that correspond to regions of slightly different densities, representing the seeds of all future structure: the stars and galaxies of today. An odd dense spot in the universe populated...
  • 'Miss Poland 2013' Paulina Krupinska Headed for Miss Universe Contest...

    07/05/2013 4:05:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 July 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    -after winning what must be one of the most competitive national pageants on the planet! Prettiest girl in Poland- now that's something Is it just me, or does Paulina resemble Shelley Long (Dianne on Cheers) a bit in the 2nd bikini shot...? More at Reaganite Republican... _______________________________________________________________ 
  • Are we alone?

    06/26/2013 5:40:58 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies
    aeon magazine ^ | 6/25/13 | Caleb Scharf
    The rites of spring are many and varied. As a child in rural England, I was once given the chore of finding and rearranging the bulbs of a long-unattended flowerbed. I’m not sure if spring was a wise time to do this from a horticultural point of view. It seemed to me that, having survived the rigours of winter, these hardy little tusks of plant matter probably wanted to wait undisturbed for the Sun’s warmth to penetrate the blanket of earth above them. But such was the issued command, and so I began to brush away last year’s dead leaves...
  • Why Some Scientists Embrace the ‘Multiverse’

    06/18/2013 5:22:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2013 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, in Nice, France, I was privileged to participate along with 30 scholars, mostly scientists and mathematicians, in a conference on the question of whether the universe was designed, or at least fine-tuned, to make life, especially intelligent life. Participants — from Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Berkeley, and Columbia, among other American and European universities — included believers in God, agonistics, and atheists. It was clear that the scientific consensus was that, at the very least, the universe is exquisitely fine-tuned to allow for the possibility of life. It appears that we live in a “Goldilocks universe,” in which both...
  • New Science of Cosmography Reveals 3-D Map of the Local Universe (Get your bearings!)

    06/05/2013 2:51:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    New Science of Cosmography Reveals 3-D Map of the Local Universe The three-dimensional structure of the local universe may one day become as familiar as our local geography thanks to a new generation of maps that reveal our neighbourhood’s rich complexity and our place within it  The geography of our world is one of the great cultural invariants. There can hardly be the person on the planet who isn’t familiar with the shape of the continents and how they dovetail together or of the Earth is a pale blue sphere orbiting the Sun with seven other planets.Given a three-dimensional model...
  • Miss Nicaragua 2012 is Farah Eslaquit Cano~

    05/17/2013 10:40:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
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  • Is the Big Bang Church Teaching?

    05/06/2013 6:11:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | May 6, 2013 | MICHAEL BARUZZINI
    The universe is about 13.82 billion years old. Although it is well within the error range of earlier estimates, this new number means that the universe is slightly older than cosmologists previously thought. The new age comes as a result of data just released from the European Space Agency’s Planck space telescope, which for the past 15 months has been taking the most precise images of the oldest light in the universe, the “cosmic microwave background radiation.” This microwave-wavelength light is the remnant of the universe’s earliest days, and is a key piece of evidence for the event we now...
  • Treat Yer Peepers to 'Miss Uruguay 2012' Camila Vezzoso~

    03/29/2013 9:51:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Magnifying the Universe: Move From Atoms to Galaxies in HD

    03/08/2013 11:24:27 AM PST · by Dysart · 22 replies
    Open Culture (via Number Sleuth) ^ | 3-8-13 | Number Sleuth
    Before you do anything else, click on the image above and then move little slider (along the bottom of the image) from left to right. Now watch the universe fly by, going from macro to micro. Pretty cool, no? Now read on: This dynamic infographic comes to us via Number Sleuth, who describes their wonderful creation as follows: This interactive infographic accurately illustrates the scale of over 100 items within the observable universe ranging from galaxies to insects, nebulae and stars to molecules and atoms. Numerous hot points along the zoom slider allow for direct access to planets, animals, the...
  • Meet Miss Columbia 2012~ Daniela Alvarez Vasquez

    03/01/2013 9:24:38 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    After last year's naughty Miss Columbia,  hopefully this one wore some skivvies... Video/more at Reaganite Republican (SHOULD be sfw, just a couple innocent bikini shots) _______________________________________________________________ Miss Universe (official)   El Universal   Plunderguide   Missosology
  • Ooh-La-La! Miss France 2012 is Marie Payet

    02/15/2013 10:04:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Miss France 2012 at the Miss Universe competition was the lovely Marie Payet. Born August 17, 1992, she grew up on the small Island of La Réunion, just off the west coast of France. This one's the sporty, adventurous type -her latest thing is surfing- and has displayed some serious musical talent as well, already recording a duet single with a more established French artist.  Marie Payet seems to have made some sort of impression in Vegas last December too, as she was a Top-10 Finalist in the Miss Universe competition- not hard to see why: More at Reaganite...
  • 'Miss Croatia 2012' is Elizabeta Burg

    01/18/2013 10:36:43 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Last month's Miss Universe pageant introduced the world to some truly stunning women, a prime example of which being Miss Croatia 2012 Elizabeta Burg: one of the youngest contestants at just 19, Elizabeta's what you might call a smart cookie, currently working on a veterinary degree while already fluent in English AND German in-addition to her native Serbo-Croatian... Elizabeta hails from the small Croatian town of Vrbanja, -near the Serbian and Bosnian borders- where her parents own the farm on which she learned the meaning of hard work, milking cows and cleaning stables as a young girl. Her personal ambition, discipline, and...
  • Miss USA/Miss Universe 2012 is Rhode Island's Olivia Culpo~

    01/11/2013 9:40:08 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
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  • Powers of Ten

    12/22/2012 7:36:08 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
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  • Highlights from Miss Universe 2012

    12/19/2012 10:41:46 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Miss Lithuania 2012: Greta Mikalauskyte (Missology) More/swimsuit video at Reaganite Republican...
  • Do we live in a computer simulation? UW researchers say idea can be tested

    12/11/2012 8:54:00 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 58 replies
    University of Washington ^ | 12/10/12 | Vince Stricherz
    A decade ago, a British philosopher put forth the notion that the universe we live in might in fact be a computer simulation run by our descendants. While that seems far-fetched, perhaps even incomprehensible, a team of physicists at the University of Washington has come up with a potential test to see if the idea holds water. The concept that current humanity could possibly be living in a computer simulation comes from a 2003 paper published in Philosophical Quarterly by Nick Bostrom, a philosophy professor at the University of Oxford. In the paper, he argued that at least one of...
  • First map produced of universe 11 billion years ago

    11/14/2012 6:42:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/14/12 | Chris Wickham | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - An international team of astronomers has produced the first map of the universe as it was 11 billion years ago, filling a gap between the Big Bang and the rapid expansion that followed. The study, published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, shows the universe went through a phase roughly three billion years after the Big Bang when expansion actually started to slow, before the force of so-called 'dark energy' kicked in and sent galaxies accelerating away from each other. Much is known about the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang from studies of its afterglow in...
  • Proposed 4-dimensional crystal clock to keep perfect time even after the heat death of the universe

    09/25/2012 12:21:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    io9 ^ | 9/25/12 | George Dvorsky
    Scientists say that a perpetual motion machine is physically impossible, but a research team at the University of California Berkeley has just outlined an idea that comes pretty damn close. By proposing a 4D "space-time crystal," the engineers have designed a device that would operate at its lowest quantum energy state and exhibit a clock-like persistence that would theoretically exist even after the universe is exhausted of all its energy, the so-called heat death. Normally, crystals are comprised of atoms that are arranged in an orderly, repeating three-dimensional pattern. Earlier this year, however, MIT's Nobel-prize winning physicist Frank Wilcze outlined...
  • Ready for a real star trek

    09/08/2012 1:00:03 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8 September 2012 | Eryn Brown
    "35 years after its launch, Voyager 1 is poised to 'leave' the bubble of the solar system and sail into the mystery of interstellar space"
  • Scientific (Quantum) Immortality

    09/06/2012 10:51:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Freehold ^ | September 6, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    I have long been fascinated by the idea that the universe is not actually a singular object but made up of a multiverse of infinite universes. Each of these Universes is seemingly branch off at every possible action or inaction. This idea is staggering in it’s immensity. It seems like science fiction and it has certainly been a staple of science fiction for at least forty years. It may have remained science fiction but fortunately I am not alone in believing this might in fact be possible.