Two Suns? Twin Stars Could Be Visible From Earth By 2012 By Dean Praetorius | HuffingtonPost.com Earth could be getting a second sun, at least temporarily. Dr. Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland, outlined the scenario to news.com.au. Betelgeuse, one of the night sky’s brightest stars, is losing mass, indicating it is collapsing.
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Hey, Let's Fix The Internet I'm not the oldest guy in the world, not by any stretch, but I do remember a time before the Internet. And I remember when it first showed up, full of promise and potential none of us understood. I remember when you needed to make your computer dial a number to access it, and I remember the Internet tying up phone lines, and I remember suddenly losing your Red Alert game if someone in your house tried to make a phone call. I remember it being so new that the majority of people didn't even have it; if you didn't have it set up yet, you would just go to your friend's house-- the one friend you knew who had it -- and you'd simply "play Internet" for a while.
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Just checked the email and I received a forward regarding the new dollar coin. Here is the email: Please help do this… refuse to accept these when they are handed back to you. I received one from the Post Office as change and I ask for a dollar bill instead..the lady just smiled and said way to go, so she had read this e-mail. Please help out… our world is in enough trouble without this too!!!!! U.S. The New Dollar Coin. « 3 Under 3 in Connecticut
Exotic dancers and traditionalists may come to miss it, but the iconic US dollar bill is ripe for replacement - with a coin. Scrapping the paper dollar would do more than prevent a frustrating time at the vending machine. It would also be more cost-effective: US dollar notes drop out of circulation within around two years due to wear and tear, but coins last decades. Although dollar coins made of a copper alloy do circulate in the US, they are not widely used. If Congress scrapped the note and committed fully to coins of this composition, the country could save more than $500 million a year, according to the Government Accountability Office. Starting over: Coining a new dollar - tech - 01 April 2011
The way we live is mostly down to accidents of history. So what if we thought it through properly? IN JUST a few thousand years, we humans have created a remarkable civilisation: cities, transport networks, governments, vast economies full of specialised labour and a host of cultural trappings. It all just about works, but it's hardly a model of rational design - instead, people in each generation have done the best they could with what they inherited from their predecessors. As a result, we've ended up trapped in what, in retrospect, look like mistakes. Starting over: Rebuilding civilisation from scratch - science-in-society - 28 March 2011
We have seven days a week because the Babylonians named one for each planet they knew. There are 12 hours in each day and each night because they gave one hour to each sign of the zodiac. Sixty minutes in an hour because they thought 60 an auspicious number. Starting over: Let's decimalise time - science-in-society - 28 March 2011
Starting over: Ultimate democracy - life - 31 March 2011 Didn't vote for the bozos who are running the country? Join the club. Thanks to the competitive nature of electoral democracies, many - often most - citizens end up being governed by a party they didn't vote for. But there is a way to ensure that every single voter is satisfied by the results of an election: simply have each voter governed by the political party he or she picked at the polls. The idea is not as far-fetched as it might sound, says Olivier Ledoit, an economist at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, who proposes this so-called "choice democracy". "It's really not a major problem, even though it is a bit unfamiliar," he says.
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