“I accept that there are some things I can’t do. But they are mostly things I don’t particularly want to do anyway.” —#StephenHawking , born 300 years to the day that Galileo died, died on Einstein's birthday on March 14, 2018.
Hawking lived with the debilitating Lou Gehrig's disease since he was diagnosed at age 21 and given two years to live. Hawking lived 55 years with ALS, however, and is regarded as one of the most influential scientists in history, known especially for his study on the origins and design of the universe. His theories changed how we understand black holes and relativity and the Big Bang. #science
The centre of the Milky Way.
Do you know that our solar system lies about 30,000 light-years away from the galactic centre, and about 20 light-years above the plane of the galaxy?
This is a stunning 15 panel mosaic of the centre of the Milky Way captured by astrophotographer Colin (@the .astro.man)
The @SpaceFoundation 's 34th Space Symposium is coming up in a month! We look forward to attending the event from April 16th-19th! Come check us out if you're in the Colorado Springs area at booth 1437.
#SalezartMotivates - Are you willing to dedicate yourself 100% to pursue your passion and dream?
The more you delve into the literature, the more obvious it is that the food we eat is literally driving a large proportion of the cancer epidemic.
Following are some of the known cancer associations:
Breast cancer - red/processed meat and high fat dairy products.
Prostate cancer - red/processed meat, dairy products, and eggs.
Colorectal cancer - red and processed meat; eggs.
Pancreatic cancer - red and processed meat.
Ovarian and testicular cancer - dairy products.
Renal cell carcinoma - grilled meats.
Gastric cancer - smoked fish and cured meats.
Leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma- poultry.
There is no safe amount of animal products when you already have a diagnosis of cancer and the best way to lower your risk of developing cancer is to 1) not smoke 2) manage weight 3) manage stress and 4) eat a whole foods plantbased diet.
Sources: The Real Truth About Health Conference feat. Dr. Michael Greger @nutrition_facts_org .
A couple of firsts for me today. The first picture shows my lifer Florida redbelly snake (Storeria occipitomaculata obscura), a seldom encountered, leaf-litter dwelling snake that doesn’t get much larger than the individual we found today. They are native to the northern peninsula of Florida and southern Georgia. The second photo shows my lifer southeastern slimy salamander (Plethodon grobmani), which also happens to have been the first salamander that I have flipped terrestrially within my home state of Florida! That was quite exciting for me, considering salamanders are my favorite animals and I see so few compared to other herps. Both of these animals were flipped within feet of each other.
Not sure why this movie didn't get the support it deserved and was panned by critics the way it was. It did my heart glad to see a black young lady that's not animated be the lead heroine of a movie. The character was smart, strong, a leader, fearless and selfless. All of those characteristics are things that most women, especially women of color are taught to downplay and are seen as negative in society. I'm glad I took my nephews to see a young woman portrayed in that light. I also loved that her intelligence and her physical beauty, especially her hair as a black girl was celebrated. If you haven't already, take your children especially young ladies to see this positive affirming movie! Kudos to Ava Duveray👏🏽#blackgirlsrock#awrinkleintime#empowerment#hollywood#movies#womeninfilm#science#universe#avaduvernay#family
This morning I got to help (permitted!) biologists capture and band birds in the marsh next to @lumcon_ocean . We used a super fine mist net to catch the birds, which required us to flush the birds out of the marsh in the direction of the net (which kind of looks like a volleyball net but with smaller holes). Banding birds helps scientists track individual birds over time and study populations. The bands are super light and don’t hurt the birds (nor does the net).
Photos, in order: marsh wren; seaside sparrow; setting up the net; @melissacrnn scouting for birds; me holding the seaside sparrow (!!!).
The importance of staying active and mobile! This article shows a link between functional ability and mental well being! Get out there and stay active!
Knee pain, functional impairment associated with depression.
a community-based prospective cohort study to examine the association between knee pain and function and depressive symptoms in 573 Japanese adults aged 65 and older without depressive symptoms at baseline.
The researchers found that over two years of follow-up, 11.9 percent of participants developed depressive symptoms. Pain and functional impairment were associated with depressive symptom development.
The factors most strongly associated with development of depressive symptoms included pain at night while in bed, difficulty putting on socks, difficulty getting into and out of a car,
Regrann from @nasa - Have you seen STEVE? Glowing in purple & green colors, a new celestial phenomenon, known as STEVE, is caused by charged particles from the Sun colliding with Earth's magnetic field.
The display was initially discovered by a group of citizen scientists who took pictures of the unusual lights and playfully named them "Steve." Scientists have since learned more about the purples and greens, and have given it a more accurate name: Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, which can still can be shortened to STEVE.
A citizen science project called Aurorasaurus, funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation (@nsfgov ), wants your help gathering photos so they can learn more about this mysterious phenomenon. Aurorasaurus tracks appearances of auroras — and now STEVE — around the world through users submitting reports and photographs directly on its mobile app and on aurorasaurus.org.
Image Credit: NASA/Krista Trinder
#auroras#nasa#space#sky#nightsky#celestial#sightings#steve#newzealand#canada#citizencientists#earth#glow#purple#picoftheday#astronomy#science - #regrann
Hi all! We’re a group of scientists with different backgrounds. We’re based in Melbourne, Australia and we’re excited to share our day to day adventures with you!
Hola a todos! Somos un grupo de investigadores con sede en Melbourne, Australia. Estamos felices de compartir con ustedes nuestro trabajo y nuestra diversidad.