Did you hear about Saturn’s moon, Pan? It looks like “an empanada”. We’ve always known that it’s one of the weirdest moons in our Solar System, but the image sent back by NASA’s Cassini probe have been nothing short of amazing! Pan however is not the only amazing thing you’ll come across on this Friday’s Link25. You’ll also learn about the new 3000-year-old statue in Cairo, the new Little Mermaid trailer, what sugar does to your brain, and so much more. So get ready because this is Link25 (236) – The Empanada Moon Edition.
Stunning close-up of Saturn’s moon, Pan, reveals a space empanada
Astronomers have long known that Pan, one of Saturn’s innermost moons, has an odd look. Based on images taken from a distance, researchers have said it looks like a walnut or a flying saucer. But now, NASA’s Cassini probe has delivered stunning close-ups of the 35-kilometer-wide icy moon, and it might be better called a pan-fried dumpling or an empanada. Pan orbits Saturn in a (click on the image to read the full article).
Archaeologists Find Massive 3,000-Year-Old Statue in Cairo Slum
CAIRO — Archaeologists have found a 26-foot statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum that the Antiquities Ministry has hailed as one of the most important discoveries ever.
Experts say it probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.
The was unearthed near the ruins of Ramses II’s temple in the (click on the image to read the full article).
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IMAGINE YOU’RE AN evil genius in the style of a James Bond villain. You’ve got a hundred million dollars or so burning a hole in your pocket, and you’re looking to cause some destruction. You want to know your options. (Click on the image to read the full article).
How Friendships Change in Adulthood
In the hierarchy of relationships, friendships are at the bottom. Romantic partners, parents, children—all these come first.
This is true in life, and in science, where relationship research tends to focus on couples and families. When Emily Langan, an associate professor of communication at Wheaton College goes to conferences for the (click on the image to read the full article).
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Sugar Does Rot Your Brain After All: Scientists Connect to Alzheimer's
Scientists from the University of Bath have just found the first connection between excess blood sugar glucose and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers in this unprecedented study found what they describe as a molecular “tipping point,” where a crucial enzyme related to inflammation response and (click on the image to read the full article).
The Story of Strawberry Fields Forever
The Beatles’ 1967 hit “Strawberry Fields Forever” has long been considered one of the greatest pop songs ever recorded. Released in February of that year as a double A side single along with Penny Lane, the song peaked at number eight on the US Billboard charts (The Turtles’ “Happy Together” was number one that week). In 2011, Rolling Stone named it the (click on the image to read the full article).
NASA Just Released the Raw Data From its Latest Observations of our 'Sister Solar System'
A few weeks ago, NASA announced the discovery of seven, Earth-sized planets orbiting a star just 39 light-years away.
Known as the TRAPPIST-1 star system, the seven planets appear to be rocky, have life-friendly surface temperatures, and could potentially harbour liquid water – leading scientists to nickname it a (click on the image to read the full article).
An AI Completed 360,000 Hours of Finance Work in Just Seconds
JP Morgan Chase & Co. is the biggest bank in the United States. It is one of the largest employers in the American banking sector, with more than 240,000 employees serving millions of customers. Some of those employees are lawyers and loan officers who spend a total of (click on the image to read the full article).
Justin Trudeau: Surprise move sticks it to Trump's global gag order
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau further won the hearts of feminists and liberals by pledging $650 million of the national budget to sexual and reproductive health and rights initiatives. The funding would support contraception, reproductive health, legal abortion, sexuality education, and advocacy work worldwide, and it aims to (click on the image to read the full article).
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Congress Passes $19.5bn NASA Bill, Includes Humans To Mars And Europa Mission
Congress has passed a new NASA bill, which authorizes $19.5 billion of spending in the fiscal year 2017. It includes things like manned missions to Mars and a Europa mission.
According to SpaceNews, this is the first time in nearly six and a half years that Congress has passed a NASA authorization bill. It was approved in the (click on the image to read the full article).
Lost Spanish Fort Found in Great Smoky Mountains
The Spanish explored North America in the 1500s, looking for a way overland to get to the silver mines in northern Mexico. Expeditions led by Juan Pardo headed west from North Carolina from 1566 to 1568. The pilgrims wouldn’t arrive for decades, so North America was wide open to be (Click on the image to read the full article).
Mapping the Feline Brain: How Smart Is Your Cat?
Have you ever wondered, when your cat looks at you or seems to be trying to communicate with you, exactly how smart your cat is? Have you seen your cat perform some behavior or task that seems like it should be beyond his capabilities?
Most people believe the brain is the center of intelligence. In terms of size, the brain of the cat accounts for approximately 0.9 percent of its body mass, compared to (click on the image to read the full article).