Sometimes, a person will say or do something which is so ridiculous, it can’t help but invite a visceral reaction. I call this “self-inflicted ridicule”.
Hubble’s most advanced camera is producing its best images ever including an image of one of the loneliest nearby galaxies, NGC-6503
As you can see, NGC-6503 is a striking galaxy. It is a dwarf spiral located 18 million light years away in the constellation Draco (Latin for Dragon). It’s a relatively little guy only 30,000 light years across or one third the length of the Milky Way.
A Belgian woman gave birth in November to a baby using her own transplanted ovarian tissue that had been collected when she was 13. This is the first case of a successful natural childbirth in a case where the ovary was collected in childhood. There have been successful cases of successful birth from mature ovary transplantation.
After 33 months of herculean effort, DARPA’s Robotic Challenge has finally ended with South Korea’s HUBO robot coming out on top followed by the United States’ Running Man and Chimp.
This whole 3 year robo-olympic competition had it’s genesis ultimately linked to the tragic Fukushima earthquake in April 2011. That earthquake and resulting tsunami heavily damaged the Fukushima nuclear reactor causing 3 of its 6 reactors to meltdown. This event joined Chernobyl as the only time we have ever reached a level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
In 2013, a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identified the rate of climate change in the new millennium as less than the previous half-century. A recent study published in Science reports that this assessment is not correct.