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Interactive Map Shows Where on Earth You’d Be If You Dug Straight Through the Ground

A common childhood exercise involves imagining what country you’d encounter if you dug a straight line to the exact opposite side of the world. Would you go to China? Australia? Or maybe you’d venture to some tiny island you had never heard of. Well, wonder no longer. There’s now an Antipodes Map that will show you where you’d end up if you started digging (and didn’t succumb to the Earth’s fiery core).

The fascinating map is an interactive look at this thought experiment. To use it, simply input the address or city that you’d want to start your journey from. Then, the Google-powered map shows you where you’d emerge on the other side. If you’re planning a starting point in North America or most of Europe, be prepared to get wet; no matter where you begin, you’ll probably end up in the middle of the ocean! This isn’t uncommon, though. According to the map’s creators, a “majority of locations on land do not have land-based antipodes.”

Visit Antipodes Map to chart these odysseys for yourself. And if you want to make it to dry land soon, try their list of antipodes cities.

Ever wondered where you'd end up if you started digging to the exact other side of the world? The Antipodes Map will show you

Just plug in the address or city where you want to start your journey…
Antipodes Map Shows the Exact Opposite Side of the World
… and you'll most likely end up in the ocean!

Antipodes Map Shows the Exact Opposite Side of the World
If you'd like to make it to dry land, the makers of the map have identified a number of cities that are antipodes of each other.

https://mymodernmet.com/interactive-antipodes-map/
 
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#Science. (10 photos)
Interactive Map Shows Where on Earth You’d Be If You Dug Straight Through the Ground

A common childhood exercise involves imagining what country you’d encounter if you dug a straight line to the exact opposite side of the world. Would you go to China? Australia? Or maybe you’d venture to some tiny island you had never heard of. Well, wonder no longer. There’s now an Antipodes Map that will show you where you’d end up if you started digging (and didn’t succumb to the Earth’s fiery core).

The fascinating map is an interactive look at this thought experiment. To use it, simply input the address or city that you’d want to start your journey from. Then, the Google-powered map shows you where you’d emerge on the other side. If you’re planning a starting point in North America or most of Europe, be prepared to get wet; no matter where you begin, you’ll probably end up in the middle of the ocean! This isn’t uncommon, though. According to the map’s creators, a “majority of locations on land do not have land-based antipodes.”

Visit Antipodes Map to chart these odysseys for yourself. And if you want to make it to dry land soon, try their list of antipodes cities.

Ever wondered where you'd end up if you started digging to the exact other side of the world? The Antipodes Map will show you

Just plug in the address or city where you want to start your journey…
Antipodes Map Shows the Exact Opposite Side of the World
… and you'll most likely end up in the ocean!

Antipodes Map Shows the Exact Opposite Side of the World
If you'd like to make it to dry land, the makers of the map have identified a number of cities that are antipodes of each other.

https://mymodernmet.com/interactive-antipodes-map/
 
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#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
Not only a wonderful photo but also a piece of art...
Vein and scales on a butterfly wing (Morpho didius)

By Sébastien Malo

10th Place
2021 Photomicrography Competition
Image Credit
 
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#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
Not only a wonderful photo but also a piece of art...
Vein and scales on a butterfly wing (Morpho didius)

By Sébastien Malo

10th Place
2021 Photomicrography Competition
Image Credit
 
#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
The origin...
As for the vast majority of human viruses, the most parsimonious explanation for the origin of SARS-CoV-2 is a zoonotic event.
 
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The origin...
As for the vast majority of human viruses, the most parsimonious explanation for the origin of SARS-CoV-2 is a zoonotic event.
 

Non, l'étude de pasteur n'a pas été rétracté, mais mise à jour.


L'étude est maintenant en version V2 et disponible ici est disponible ici. La version 1 n'est en effet plus accessible.

Dans un autre article, l'institue explique plus en détails pourquoi cette mise à jour a été faite :
  • Plus grande couverture vaccinale que fin juin
  • Très haute transmissibilité du variant Delta
  • La protection vaccinale est moindre avec le variant Delta
  • Les forme graves sont plus sévère avec le variant Delta
L'étude suggère donc que :
  • Les plus de 60 ans non-vaccinés représentent 3% de la population et 43% des hospitalisations
  • Les personnes non-vaccinées contribuent de façon disproportionnée à la transmission
  • Les personne vaccinées le sont bien moins protégées face au variant Delta par rapport aux autres variants
  • À court terme, 50% des nouvelles infections le seront chez des personnes vaccinées
  • Un tiers des nouvelles infections le seront chez les enfants et adolescents
L'étude est encore en pré-publication.
Alors OUI, le fameux chiffre des "12 fois moins contagieux" n'est plus présent et c'est un triste nouvelle qui ne devrait pas servir aux personnes défavorables à la vaccination pour se pavaner. Le chiffre reste quand même de 4.5 fois moins (voir page 8 de la V2).
Il est aussi à noter qu'avant le 28 juin l’hégémonie du variant Delta était encore très loin d'être atteinte.

#couillonavirus #coronavirus #covid19 #vaccin #vaccins #vaccine #Covid-19 #sante #medecine #science #vaccination
#passsanitaire #dictature
 

Non, l'étude de pasteur n'a pas été rétracté, mais mise à jour.


L'étude est maintenant en version V2 et disponible ici est disponible ici. La version 1 n'est en effet plus accessible.

Dans un autre article, l'institue explique plus en détails pourquoi cette mise à jour a été faite :
  • Plus grande couverture vaccinale que fin juin
  • Très haute transmissibilité du variant Delta
  • La protection vaccinale est moindre avec le variant Delta
  • Les forme graves sont plus sévère avec le variant Delta
L'étude suggère donc que :
  • Les plus de 60 ans non-vaccinés représentent 3% de la population et 43% des hospitalisations
  • Les personnes non-vaccinées contribuent de façon disproportionnée à la transmission
  • Les personne vaccinées le sont bien moins protégées face au variant Delta par rapport aux autres variants
  • À court terme, 50% des nouvelles infections le seront chez des personnes vaccinées
  • Un tiers des nouvelles infections le seront chez les enfants et adolescents
L'étude est encore en pré-publication.
Alors OUI, le fameux chiffre des "12 fois moins contagieux" n'est plus présent et c'est un triste nouvelle qui ne devrait pas servir aux personnes défavorables à la vaccination pour se pavaner. Le chiffre reste quand même de 4.5 fois moins (voir page 8 de la V2).
Il est aussi à noter qu'avant le 28 juin l’hégémonie du variant Delta était encore très loin d'être atteinte.

#couillonavirus #coronavirus #covid19 #vaccin #vaccins #vaccine #Covid-19 #sante #medecine #science #vaccination
#passsanitaire #dictature
 
#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
Computational neuroscientists taught an artificial neural network to imitate a biological neuron. The result offers a new way to think about the complexity of single brain cells.
 
#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
Computational neuroscientists taught an artificial neural network to imitate a biological neuron. The result offers a new way to think about the complexity of single brain cells.
 
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Some people have been saying that the worst consequences of global warming are inevitable.


That is simply not true.

There is a range of possible futures, and it is our collective behavior that will determine whether we ultimately get 1.5 °C or 2 °C or 3 °C or 5 °C of warming.

#GlobalWarming #ClimateCatastrophe #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency #Environment #Science
 
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Some people have been saying that the worst consequences of global warming are inevitable.


That is simply not true.

There is a range of possible futures, and it is our collective behavior that will determine whether we ultimately get 1.5 °C or 2 °C or 3 °C or 5 °C of warming.

#GlobalWarming #ClimateCatastrophe #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency #Environment #Science
 
I did this decades ago. I avoid salt/sodium as best I can.

"If salt was switched for salt substitute worldwide, there would be several million premature deaths prevented every year."

https://www.sciencealert.com/making-1-simple-substitution-for-table-salt-could-save-millions-of-lives-study-shows

#science #salt #biology #metaolism
 
I did this decades ago. I avoid salt/sodium as best I can.

"If salt was switched for salt substitute worldwide, there would be several million premature deaths prevented every year."

https://www.sciencealert.com/making-1-simple-substitution-for-table-salt-could-save-millions-of-lives-study-shows

#science #salt #biology #metaolism
 

Planet Aqua: Solutions from Space for Clean Water






Video: 00:51:12

Water is life, on Earth and in space. Dutch ESA astronaut André Kuipers recounts his experience living in space for 204 days, and his time looking back on the blue face of ‘Planet Aqua’, comparing notes with divers about what is going on beneath the waves. He goes on to explore how space technology is being used for water management, from orbital tracking of water quality and pollution to spacecraft-grade recycling systems deployed down on the ground, as well as ambitious efforts to identify marine plastic litter using satellites. Produced for SIWI World Water Week with the support of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Planet Aqua: Solutions from Space for Clean Water






Video: 00:51:12

Water is life, on Earth and in space. Dutch ESA astronaut André Kuipers recounts his experience living in space for 204 days, and his time looking back on the blue face of ‘Planet Aqua’, comparing notes with divers about what is going on beneath the waves. He goes on to explore how space technology is being used for water management, from orbital tracking of water quality and pollution to spacecraft-grade recycling systems deployed down on the ground, as well as ambitious efforts to identify marine plastic litter using satellites. Produced for SIWI World Water Week with the support of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
An amino-acid change present in the Delta variant might contribute to its swift spread.
The mutation that helps Delta spread like wildfire
How the coronavirus infects cells — and why Delta is so dangerous
 

I Have No Eyes and I Must See


https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-used-stem-cells-to-make-mini-brains-they-grew-rudimentary-eyes

#Science #WritingPrompts
 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #fractals, #literature, #politics, #progressive, #sci-fi, #science, and #science-fiction.

just signed up on a new pod, as everyone is saying Pluspora might go down...
 

A-74 iceberg near collision with Brunt Ice Shelf






Image: New radar images show the A-74 iceberg spinning around the western tip of the Brunt Ice Shelf, brushing slightly against it before continuing southwards.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

A-74 iceberg near collision with Brunt Ice Shelf






Image: New radar images show the A-74 iceberg spinning around the western tip of the Brunt Ice Shelf, brushing slightly against it before continuing southwards.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Science, Salvation and Heretics: From Monsanto to Pfizer it’s the same old playbook


#Science, #Salvation and #Heretics From #Monsanto to #Pfizer it’s the same #old #playbook #GMOs #Covid19 #vaccines #politics
Science, Salvation and Heretics: From Monsanto to Pfizer it’s the same old playbook
 
 
#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
Juno Celebrates 10 Years With a New View of Jovian Moon Ganymede
10 years of Juno Mission
This infrared view of Jupiter’s icy moon Ganymede was obtained by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA’s Juno spacecraft during its July 20, 2021, flyby.
 
#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
Juno Celebrates 10 Years With a New View of Jovian Moon Ganymede
10 years of Juno Mission
This infrared view of Jupiter’s icy moon Ganymede was obtained by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA’s Juno spacecraft during its July 20, 2021, flyby.
 
● NEWS ● #NewStatesman #Science ☞ Why scientists are leaving #socialcontrolmedia
 
● NEWS ● #NewStatesman #Science ☞ Why scientists are leaving #socialcontrolmedia
 
● NEWS ● #NewStatesman #Science ☞ Why scientists are leaving #socialcontrolmedia
 
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This Nuclear-Powered Superyacht Will Be a Scientific Research Hub on the High Seas

https://mymodernmet.com/earth-300-research-superyacht/
 
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#Science. (3 photos)
This Nuclear-Powered Superyacht Will Be a Scientific Research Hub on the High Seas

https://mymodernmet.com/earth-300-research-superyacht/
 

Earth from Space: Malé, the Maldives


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The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Malé – the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Earth from Space: Malé, the Maldives


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The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Malé – the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Apparently there's evidence of numerous star clusters which consist entirely of a bunch of black holes. The star cluster Palomar 5 may be in the transition - its center has lots of black holes, with visible stars stripping away
into streams.

https://www.space.com/black-holes-overrun-star-cluster-palomar-5-star-cluster



There are a number of other streams that aren't associated with any known visible source, so those could be actually associated with (invisible to us) pure black hole clusters.

I'm not sure whether such black hole clusters would be useful for anything in particular, but they could be a cool setting or maybe destination for a colony ship desperately trying to escape genocidal galactic berserkers ...

#Space #SpaceScience #Science #BlackHoles #Astronomy
 
#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
Pesticides Are Killing the Organisms That Keep Our Soils Healthy
Under fields covered in tightly knit rows of corn, soybeans, wheat and other monoculture crops, a toxic soup of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides is wreaking havoc.

Gunstone et al. (2021) Pesticides and Soil Invertebrates: A Hazard Assessment: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fenvs.2021.643847/full
 
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Pesticides Are Killing the Organisms That Keep Our Soils Healthy
Under fields covered in tightly knit rows of corn, soybeans, wheat and other monoculture crops, a toxic soup of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides is wreaking havoc.

Gunstone et al. (2021) Pesticides and Soil Invertebrates: A Hazard Assessment: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fenvs.2021.643847/full
 
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#Science
The language you speak changes your perception of time
Time is relative

https://www.popsci.com/language-time-perception/
 
87% through The Martian. The “finale”… but there’s still so much book left! I’m a tiny bit scared.

Still gripping (although it wasn’t gripping “enough” not to go to sleep last night… albeit one reason for that was that my Kindle was getting a bit low on juice, so I decided to pack it in and put out my solar cells for the “day” and let it recharge ;-))

#Books #reading #Andy Weir #The Martian #Mars #Science #SF

(Was distracted, so I'm past that point and now I know what occupies at least part(?) of that last 13% :D)
 
Finally reading The Martian. Why only now, I don’t know, bought it on Kindle today on a whim… and can’t stop. I’ll finish it today I’m pretty sure. A-ma-zing

Nope, haven’t seen the movie. And all I know of it was that he was left behind (not even exactly why/how) and that he grew potatoes and that he was played by Matt Damon. ;-D

#Books #reading #Andy Weir #The Martian #Mars #Science #SF
 
#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
Humans and Water
Recent research has illuminated the origins of our water needs—and how we adapted to quench that thirst. It turns out that much as food has shaped human evolution, so, too, has water.
 
#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
Humans and Water
Recent research has illuminated the origins of our water needs—and how we adapted to quench that thirst. It turns out that much as food has shaped human evolution, so, too, has water.
 
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