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Pluto just got even weirder with this unprecedented photo of its north pole
The New Horizons spacecraft took this high-resolution shot as it approached the icy world on July 14, 2015.
We’re only seeing it now because the robot has a small antenna and is speeding away from our solar system at about 32,000 mph. In fact, it could take until the end of 2016 to transmit all of the photos it took before, during, and after its fly-by.
But this photo isn’t just pretty. It’s revealing more weird truths about little ol’ Pluto, which is technically (Click on the title to read the full article)
Why Is It 'Eleven, Twelve' Instead of 'Oneteen, Twoteen'?
English number words are pretty logical after a point. From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the same principle applies: you say the tens place followed by the units place. But the teens are different. Not only does the ten (which is where the word teen comes from) come after the units place (10+7 is not teen-seven but seventeen), eleven and twelve don’t fit in at all.
Eleven and twelve come from the Old English words endleofan and twelf, which can be traced back further to a time when they were ain+lif and twa+lif. So what did this –lif mean? The best (Click on the title to read the full article)
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Zuckerberg Tells Facebook Staff To Stop Crossing Out 'Black Lives Matter'
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scolding employees for what he calls “several recent instances” of people crossing out “black lives matter” on signature walls at the company’s headquarters and writing “all lives matter” instead.
In a note posted to employees on a company announcement page, published by Gizmodo, Zuckerberg says he and several other leaders at the company have previously warned employees against doing this. “I was already very disappointed by this disrespectful behavior before, but after my communication, I now consider this (click on the title to read the full article).
Doctors implant 3D-printed vertebrae in 'world's first' surgery
Ralph Mobbs, a neurosurgeon at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, made medical history in late 2015 when he successfully replaced two vertebrae with custom made prosthesis. The patient, in his 60s, suffered from Chordoma, a particularly nasty form of (click the title to read the full article).
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What Pigeons Teach Us About Love
ast spring I came to know a pair of pigeons. I’d been putting out neighborly sunflower seeds for them and my local Brooklyn house sparrows; typically I left them undisturbed while feeding, but every so often I’d want to water my plants or lie in the sun. This would scatter the flock—all, that is, except for these two.
One, presumably male, was a strapping specimen of pigeonhood, big and crisp-feathered in an amiably martial way. The other, smaller bird presented a stark contrast: head and neck feathers in patchy disarray, eyes watery, exuding a sense of illness that transcends several hundred million years of divergent evolution.
She didn’t have the energy to take wing as I approached. Instead she’d take several desultory steps away. Her mate would fly to the deck railing, where he paced back and forth. He gave every impression of wanting to flee—but not without his mate, at whom he looked back with (click on the title to read the full article)
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Turning old payphones into new opportunities
In 2016, broadband access is not a luxury—it’s a necessity. We live in a world where students of all ages need the Internet to do their homework, where adults need it to look for jobs—and we also live in a world where not everyone has access to this essential tool.
LinkNYC is just one part of our efforts to ensure more New Yorkers have Internet access and all the opportunities that come along with it. It’s an innovative way of (Click on the title to read the full article).
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Why do our cell’s power plants have their own DNA?
It’s one of the big mysteries of cell biology. Why do mitochondria—the oval-shaped structures that power our cells—have their own DNA, and why have they kept it when the cell itself has plenty of its own genetic material? A new study may have found an answer.
Scientists think that mitochondria were once independent single-celled organisms until, more than a billion years ago, they were swallowed by larger cells. Instead of being digested, they (Click on the title to read the full article).