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Look no more for the perfect illustration for your #RPG creature, this is quite a source from the Biodiversity Heritage Library!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/albums

FAQ
https://about.biodiversitylibrary.org/ufaqs/how-do-i-download-an-image-in-the-bhl-flickr/

Sourced from Vice:
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/5dmwbd/150k-nature-illustrations-spanning-hundreds-of-years-are-now-free-online

This is a great #science trove, but also good grist for your mill.

#biology
 
Random stuff.

#StarTrek #science
 

Powerful antibiotic discovered using machine learning for first time | The Guardian

A powerful antibiotic that kills some of the most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in the world has been discovered using artificial intelligence.
The drug works in a different way to existing antibacterials and is the first of its kind to be found by setting AI loose on vast digital libraries of pharmaceutical compounds.
#science #medicine #health
 
#Science. (4 photos)
Ice Dropped Down a 450-Foot Hole Sounds Just Like a Space Laser Battle
Ice Dropped Down a 450-Foot Hole Sounds Just Like a Space Laser Battle
 

Chemotherapy for Cancer Could Soon Be Unviable Because of Superbugs | Newsweek

Cancer doctors fear superbugs which can't be treated with antibiotics will soon remove chemotherapy as a treatment option for their patients, a survey has revealed. Cancer patients are more vulnerable to infections because the disease and its treatments can stop the immune system from working correctly.
#science #medicine #health
 

New Research Says Humans May Have an Even Bigger Methane Problem - Bloomberg

Fossil-fuel production may be responsible for much more atmospheric methane than scientists previously thought, according to new research published today in the journal Nature. The results, if they hold, suggest that methane needs to be managed even more tightly than was accounted for in multilateral initiatives such as the 2015 Paris Agreement—not to mention many policies on the national and local level.
#science #technology #environment
 
Tiny bubbles of ancient air trapped in ice cores from Greenland suggest we've been seriously overestimating the natural cycle of methane, while vastly undervaluing our own terrible impact.

Methane is an 'invisible climate menace' - roughly 30 times more potent as a heat-trapper than carbon dioxide - and while some of this atmospheric gas is produced naturally, new research indicates humans are responsible for far more of it than we thought until now.

Before the industrial revolution, when humans began to extract and burn fossil fuels on the regular, natural methane emissions were an order of magnitude smaller than current estimates, the study suggests.

Today, this means our own methane emissions might be up to 40 percent higher than suspected.
https://www.sciencealert.com/we-ve-vastly-miscalculated-how-much-methane-humans-are-spewing-into-the-atmosphere #climatechange #science
 
Tiny bubbles of ancient air trapped in ice cores from Greenland suggest we've been seriously overestimating the natural cycle of methane, while vastly undervaluing our own terrible impact.

Methane is an 'invisible climate menace' - roughly 30 times more potent as a heat-trapper than carbon dioxide - and while some of this atmospheric gas is produced naturally, new research indicates humans are responsible for far more of it than we thought until now.

Before the industrial revolution, when humans began to extract and burn fossil fuels on the regular, natural methane emissions were an order of magnitude smaller than current estimates, the study suggests.

Today, this means our own methane emissions might be up to 40 percent higher than suspected.
https://www.sciencealert.com/we-ve-vastly-miscalculated-how-much-methane-humans-are-spewing-into-the-atmosphere #climatechange #science
 
Quote of note:

"He was surfing the wake of a big tanker and eating a nice sea lion lunch."

Via Injured transient orca appears healthy near Washington state

#PugetSound #Orcas #science #WashingtonState #environment
Injured transient orca appears healthy near Washington state
 

Researchers combine lasers and terahertz waves in camera that sees 'unseen' detail | Phys.org

A team of physicists at the University of Sussex has successfully developed the first nonlinear camera capable of capturing high-resolution images of the interior of solid objects using terahertz (THz) radiation.
#science #tech #imaging
 
Feb 19th - Copernicus Birthday!

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Nicolaus Copernicus - (19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance-era polymath whose theory of the universe placed the Sun rather than Earth at the center of the universe.

#science #tribute
 
Feb 19th - Copernicus Birthday!

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Nicolaus Copernicus - (19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance-era polymath whose theory of the universe placed the Sun rather than Earth at the center of the universe.

#science #tribute
 

Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function | The Guardian

Consuming a western diet for as little as one week can subtly impair brain function and encourage slim and otherwise healthy young people to overeat, scientists claim.
Researchers found that after seven days on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers in their 20s scored worse on memory tests and found junk food more desirable immediately after they had finished a meal.
#science #medicine #health
 

Why Are HIV Drugs Being Used to Treat the New Coronavirus? | Gizmodo

On Tuesday, the Japanese government announced it will begin clinical trials to test treatments for the deadly new coronavirus that’s engulfed China and spread to over two dozen countries. Rather than new drugs, they’ll be studying existing medications already used to treat HIV and other viral diseases. But why exactly are researchers hopeful that these drugs can be repurposed for the new coronavirus, and how likely are they to work?
#science #medicine #health
 
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Happy birthday Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 - 8 January 1642)

#science #tribute
 
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Happy birthday Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 - 8 January 1642)

#science #tribute
 

There could soon be a test to detect cancer years in advance. Would you take it? | The Guardian

New research says mutations could be picked up long before symptoms appear. Society must be ready for the ethical problems this poses
An opinion piece by psychologist Dr Saskia Sanderson.

#science #medicine #health #psychology
 

Coronavirus: Can it spread via door handles? And other questions | BBC News

There have now been more than 43,000 cases of the new coronavirus, which has been declared a global health emergency. The disease has spread to many countries, including the UK.
The BBC News Health team's answers to a selection of readers' questions about the new virus are below.
#science #medicine #health #coronavirus
 

Coronavirus disease named Covid-19 | BBC News

The World Health Organization says the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-19.
"We now have a name for the disease and it's Covid-19," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva.
Nice and memorable.

#science #medicine #health #coronavirus
 

Here comes the Sun






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At this very moment, a spacecraft is headed toward the brightly burning Sun, photographed here on an Antarctic summer day by ESA sponsored medical doctor Stijn Thoolen at Concordia research station.

Solar Orbiter is ESA’s latest mission to study the Sun up close. Launched in the early hours of 10 February from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the spacecraft is due to arrive at its fiery destination in approximately two years.

Solar Orbiter will face the Sun from within the orbit of Mercury, approximately 42 million kilometres from the solar surface. This is an ideal distance: from here Solar Orbiter can take remote images and measurements that will provide the first views of the Sun’s uncharted polar regions.

At the southern poles on Earth, in Antarctica, the Sun has an exceptional presence on people living at the remote Concordia research station. During the Antarctic summer, the sun shines 24 hours a day. It would be perfect for sunbathing, except for the fact that the average summer temperature is only –30°C.

Consequently, in the winter the Sun does not appear above the horizon for over three months and the crew stationed in Concordia live with outside temperatures of –80°C in complete darkness.

In 2015 ESA-sponsored medical research doctor in Concordia Adrianos Golemis captured the Sun at 16:00 every Monday for a year and explains the technique in this blog entry.

While Solar Orbiter is en route to observing the Sun up close, the crew in Concordia are preparing for life without and enjoying the last rays of sunlight while they can. This picture shows a halo that can occur when sunlight is refracted off ice crystals in the atmosphere.

The mission will investigate how intense radiation and energetic particles being blasted out from the Sun and carried by the solar wind through the Solar System impact our home planet, to better understand and predict periods of stormy ‘space weather’.

While this results in beautiful aurora seen in the Arctic and Antarctic circles, stormy space weather can be disastrous. Solar storms have the potential to knock out power grids, disrupt air traffic and telecommunications, and endanger space-walking astronauts, for example.

A better understanding of how our parent star works is critical to our preparedness for these scenarios on Earth.

Follow more news about life and science at Concordia research station, located at Dome C in the Antarctic Peninsula, on the Chronicles from Concordia blog.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Here comes the Sun






Image:

At this very moment, a spacecraft is headed toward the brightly burning Sun, photographed here on an Antarctic summer day by ESA sponsored medical doctor Stijn Thoolen at Concordia research station.

Solar Orbiter is ESA’s latest mission to study the Sun up close. Launched in the early hours of 10 February from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the spacecraft is due to arrive at its fiery destination in approximately two years.

Solar Orbiter will face the Sun from within the orbit of Mercury, approximately 42 million kilometres from the solar surface. This is an ideal distance: from here Solar Orbiter can take remote images and measurements that will provide the first views of the Sun’s uncharted polar regions.

At the southern poles on Earth, in Antarctica, the Sun has an exceptional presence on people living at the remote Concordia research station. During the Antarctic summer, the sun shines 24 hours a day. It would be perfect for sunbathing, except for the fact that the average summer temperature is only –30°C.

Consequently, in the winter the Sun does not appear above the horizon for over three months and the crew stationed in Concordia live with outside temperatures of –80°C in complete darkness.

In 2015 ESA-sponsored medical research doctor in Concordia Adrianos Golemis captured the Sun at 16:00 every Monday for a year and explains the technique in this blog entry.

While Solar Orbiter is en route to observing the Sun up close, the crew in Concordia are preparing for life without and enjoying the last rays of sunlight while they can. This picture shows a halo that can occur when sunlight is refracted off ice crystals in the atmosphere.

The mission will investigate how intense radiation and energetic particles being blasted out from the Sun and carried by the solar wind through the Solar System impact our home planet, to better understand and predict periods of stormy ‘space weather’.

While this results in beautiful aurora seen in the Arctic and Antarctic circles, stormy space weather can be disastrous. Solar storms have the potential to knock out power grids, disrupt air traffic and telecommunications, and endanger space-walking astronauts, for example.

A better understanding of how our parent star works is critical to our preparedness for these scenarios on Earth.

Follow more news about life and science at Concordia research station, located at Dome C in the Antarctic Peninsula, on the Chronicles from Concordia blog.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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'Reaper of death': Scientists discover new dinosaur species related to T Rex

"Scientists in Canada have announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur closely related to Tyrannosaurus rex that strode the plain of North America about 80m years ago."

"Thanatotheristes degrootorum – Greek for 'reaper of death' – is thought to be the oldest member of the T rex family yet discovered in northern North America, and would have grown to around 8m (26ft) in length."

"'We chose a name that embodies what this tyrannosaur was as the only known large apex predator of its time in Canada, the reaper of death', said Darla Zelenitsky, assistant professor of dinosaur palaeobiology at Canada’s University of Calgary."

"'The nickname has come to be Thanatos', she told AFP."

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#science #dinosaur #ReaperOfDeath #Thanatos
 

Coronavirus: Brighton GP practice closes after staff member tests positive | BBC News

A GP practice in Brighton has been temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus.
Patients at the city's County Oak medical centre have been advised to contact the NHS 111 phone service if they have concerns.
Eight people in the UK have now been infected by the coronavirus.
The Department of Health has called the virus a "serious and imminent threat" to public health, but the overall risk level to the UK remains "moderate".
There have been more than 40,000 cases of the virus globally, mostly in China. The total number of deaths in China is now 908.
Brighton is less than 50 miles from London, and a lot of people commute each day. People in London are within spitting distance far more often, of course.

#science #medicine #health #coronavirus
 
ScienceAlert:

- Physicists Have Finally Figured Out The Secret of How Soap Bubbles Get So Giant -






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http://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-have-worked-out-exactly-why-soap-bubbles-can-reach-such-gigantic-sizes
 
ScienceAlert:

- Physicists Have Finally Figured Out The Secret of How Soap Bubbles Get So Giant -






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http://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-have-worked-out-exactly-why-soap-bubbles-can-reach-such-gigantic-sizes
 

The Chinese doctor who tried to warn others about coronavirus | BBC News

Dr Li, 34, tried to send a message to fellow medics about the outbreak at the end of December. Three days later police paid him a visit and told him to stop. He returned to work and caught the virus from a patient. He had been in hospital for at least three weeks.
#science #medicine #health #coronavirus
 

FDA Warns Against Using Deadly Cesium Salts as a Cancer Cure | Gizmodo

The Food and Drug Administration is warning the public to stay far away from supplements, touted as a cancer cure, that are made with an ingredient linked to irregular heartbeats, seizures, and even deaths.

On Wednesday, the agency issued a public health alert for dietary supplements containing cesium salts, a kind of mineral salt. These products usually contain a specific formulation known as cesium chloride. The alert warns both customers to not take these products and doctors not to recommend them.
#science #medicine #health #PSA #cancer #CesiumChloride
 

Signs of cancer can appear long before diagnosis, study shows | Science | The Guardian

Early signs of cancer can appear years or even decades before diagnosis, according to the most comprehensive investigation to date of the genetic mutations that cause healthy cells to turn malignant.

The findings, based on samples from more than 2,500 tumours and 38 cancer types, reveal a longer-than-expected window of opportunity in which patients could potentially be tested and treated at the earliest stages of the disease.
#science #medicine #health #cancer
 
ScienceAlert:

- New Research Estimates 75,000 People in Wuhan Are Infected With Coronavirus -






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http://www.sciencealert.com/new-study-estimates-75-000-people-in-wuhan-infected-with-coronavirus
 
ScienceAlert:

- New Research Estimates 75,000 People in Wuhan Are Infected With Coronavirus -






- #ScienceAlert - The #Best in #Science #News and #Amazing #Breakthroughs - #bot -

http://www.sciencealert.com/new-study-estimates-75-000-people-in-wuhan-infected-with-coronavirus
 
Random stuff.

#science #election2020
 
End of an era.

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope Ends Mission of Astronomical Discovery

"After more than 16 years studying the universe in infrared light, revealing new wonders in our solar system, our galaxy and beyond, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope's mission has come to an end."

"Mission engineers confirmed at about 2:30 p.m. PDT (5:30 p.m. EDT) Thursday the spacecraft was placed in safe mode, ceasing all science operations. After the decommissioning was confirmed, Spitzer Project Manager Joseph Hunt declared the mission had officially ended."

"Launched in 2003, Spitzer was one of NASA's four Great Observatories, along with the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. The Great Observatories program demonstrated the power of using different wavelengths of light to create a fuller picture of the universe."

#NASA #Spitzer #science #space #astronomy
 
ScienceAlert:

- Disturbing Video of a Firestorm in Australia Shows Just How Quickly They Can Move -






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Disturbing Footage of a Firestorm in Australia Shows Just How Quickly Nature Turns Against Us
 
ScienceAlert:

- Disturbing Video of a Firestorm in Australia Shows Just How Quickly They Can Move -






- #ScienceAlert - The #Best in #Science #News and #Amazing #Breakthroughs - #bot -

Disturbing Footage of a Firestorm in Australia Shows Just How Quickly Nature Turns Against Us
 

Australian lab first outside of China to copy coronavirus, helping vaccine push | ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

In a major breakthrough in the global fight against coronavirus, scientists in Australia have developed a lab-grown version of the disease.
Described as a "game changer" that will help scientists determine whether a future vaccine is effective, experts at Melbourne's Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity on Tuesday became the world's first scientific lab outside of China to copy the virus.
#science #medicine #health #coronavirus
 
ScienceAlert:

- Rapid Evolution Made These Paper Wasps Capable of Recognising Each Other's Faces -






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http://www.sciencealert.com/these-paper-wasps-rapidly-evolved-to-recognise-each-other-s-faces
 
ScienceAlert:

- Rapid Evolution Made These Paper Wasps Capable of Recognising Each Other's Faces -






- #ScienceAlert - The #Best in #Science #News and #Amazing #Breakthroughs - #bot -

http://www.sciencealert.com/these-paper-wasps-rapidly-evolved-to-recognise-each-other-s-faces
 
Could there have been a technological civilization here on Earth before us? Perhaps.

"It would be easy, therefore, to miss an industrial civilization that only lasted 100,000 years—which would be 500 times longer than our industrial civilization has made it so far."

https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/557180/

#Space #Science
 

CRISPR Could Fry All Cancer Using Newly Found T-Cell





#currentevents #hackadaycolumns #medicalhacks #news #science #antigen #cancer #cartcelltherapy #chimericantigenreceptor #immunesystem #mr1 #tcell #tcelltherapy #hackaday
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CRISPR Could Fry All Cancer Using Newly Found T-Cell
 

CRISPR Could Fry All Cancer Using Newly Found T-Cell





#currentevents #hackadaycolumns #medicalhacks #news #science #antigen #cancer #cartcelltherapy #chimericantigenreceptor #immunesystem #mr1 #tcell #tcelltherapy #hackaday
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CRISPR Could Fry All Cancer Using Newly Found T-Cell
 
ScienceAlert:

- Scientists Say We Need These 6 Things For Us to Meet Our Climate Goals -






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http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-say-these-6-things-have-to-happen-for-us-to-meet-our-climate-goals
 
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- Scientists Say We Need These 6 Things For Us to Meet Our Climate Goals -






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http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-say-these-6-things-have-to-happen-for-us-to-meet-our-climate-goals
 
"Dozens of government computers sit in a nondescript building here, able to connect to a data model that could help farmers manage the impact of a changing climate on their crops."

"But no one in this federal agency would know how to access the model, or, if they did, what to do with the data."

"That’s because the ambitious federal researcher who created it in Washington quit rather than move when the Agriculture Department relocated his agency to an office park here last fall."

"He is one of hundreds of scientists across the federal government who have been forced out, sidelined or muted since President Trump took office."

#Trump #GOP #corruption #science #FAIL #election2020
 
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