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Word-Origins.com – History and Etymology of Words. Who, What, Why: Why is 'the hum' such a mystery. 13 June 2011Last updated at 14:49 A village in Durham is the latest place to report a strange vibrating noise - known as "the hum".

Who, What, Why: Why is 'the hum' such a mystery

Why is it such a mystery? According to sufferers, it is as if someone has parked next to your house and left the engine running. The Hum is a mystery low frequency noise, a phenomenon that has been reported across Britain, North America and Australia in the past four decades. There is a range of theories from farm or factory machinery to conspiracy theories such as flying saucers. Woodland, a village in county Durham, is the latest place to fall victim to the noise. "It sounds like an overhead power line with this constant humming buzz," says Kevin Fail, a 53 year-old bathroom installer who lives in the village. Continue reading the main story The answer. Gut Bacteria Know Secrets About Your Future : Krulwich Wonders… Beautiful Weather Graphs and Maps. Richard Feynman Physics Lectures and Richard Feynman Videos, page 1. How new research aims to protect our privacy on IPv6 networks. Nothing. Image via Wikipedia This past Saturday I saw a video of Mark Gungor’s “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage.”

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Heart With No Beat Offers Hope Of New Lease On Life. Hide captionAn X-ray shows the dual turbinelike blood pumps that replaced Craig Lewis' heart.

Heart With No Beat Offers Hope Of New Lease On Life

These devices were used in a last attempt to save his life. Courtesy of the Texas Heart Institute An X-ray shows the dual turbinelike blood pumps that replaced Craig Lewis' heart. These devices were used in a last attempt to save his life. The search for the perfect artificial heart seems never-ending. But Dr. Instant artist statement: Arty Bollocks Generator. 31 Year Anniversary of Mount St. Helens Eruption (31 Pics) Mount St.

31 Year Anniversary of Mount St. Helens Eruption (31 Pics)

Helens erupting with Spirit Lake reflection 05-19-82. This was just the beginning. Mount St. Helens and the devastated area is now within the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, under jurisdiction of the United States Forest Service. May 19, 1982: Plumes of steam, gas, and ash often occurred at Mount St. When Mount St. Mount St. During Mount St. Reid Blackburn’s (photographer, National Geographic, Vancouver Columbian) car, about 10 miles from Mount St. The May 18th, 1980 eruption of the Mount St. After May 18th, five more explosive eruptions of Mount St. Nearly 135 miles (220 kilometers) of river channels surrounding the volcano [Mt. Man Arrested At The Large Hadron Collider Claims To Be From The Future. Determined to be different: what we do changes the wiring of our genes. The human genome provides penetrating and unexpected insights into human individual and collective history.

Determined to be different: what we do changes the wiring of our genes

Among them is the counterintuitive idea that genes are at the mercy of experience – that what we do in our lives affects which genes are switched on and off. A stressful experience, for example, can make you more vulnerable to infection, because stress hormones indirectly alter the switches that control the expression of genes. So, far from genes being the cause of how we act, the new understanding sees them as just as much a consequence of how we act. This subtler view of genes has yet to colonise the popular imagination. On a much longer, evolutionary timescale, the same reversal of causation is necessary. We now know that many genetic changes in human beings are driven by cultural ones, at least as much as the other way round. For example, the ability to digest lactose as adults spread among Africans and Europeans because of dairy farming, rather than vice versa. When Cassini Met Nine Inch Nails.

The Big Chandra Picture. The Big Chandra Picture In more than a decade of operation, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has transformed our view of the high-energy Universe with its ability to make exquisite X-ray images of star clusters, supernova remnants, galactic eruptions, and collisions between clusters of galaxies.

The Big Chandra Picture

As Chandra expands the realm of the known, it continues to raise new questions and point the way for future exploration. This photo blog presents some of Chandra's most spectacular images in a large and shareable format. Follow Chandra on Twitter 10 Apr 2014. Solar flare? Yes, but tonight's northern lights have a more spectacular cause. Skywatchers in the northern US tonight may become the beneficiaries of a major burp from the sun that took place June 7.

Solar flare? Yes, but tonight's northern lights have a more spectacular cause.

Skip to next paragraph Subscribe Today to the Monitor Click Here for your FREE 30 DAYS ofThe Christian Science MonitorWeekly Digital Edition While the solar storm did include a solar flare, the giant pulse of plasma, electricity, and matter that fountained across nearly half the sun's surface was a coronal mass ejection – and that's what we can thank for the auroral display filling the skies Wednesday night. What an Astronaut's Camera Sees‬‏