Bright galaxy sheds light on early Universe Astronomers said on Wednesday they had snared light from a bright, ancient galaxy with a super-massive black hole at its core, a finding that would help explain aspects of the young Universe. The phenomenon is called a quasar, which are very bright but very distant galaxies with a mighty black hole at their heart. Until now, the most distant quasar ever seen sent light 870 million years after the Big Bang, which is believed to have occurred nearly 13.7 billion years ago. This record has now been beaten by European astronomers, who after a five-year probe found a quasar whose light was emitted just 770 million years after the cosmic birth. The Singularity is Sexy: The Loveliest Robot and Cyborg Art [NSFW] Would be nice to have a few sexy dudes in this gallery. If anybody can find me some, please post some here! Seconded. I couldn't find guy pictures that were cute and fun rather than broody, but I would love to see people's suggestions. Ahh, I was starting to think that erotic images of cyborg males were rare in general. I suppose it makes sense, gender-stereotype-wise, that it'd be rare to find sexy robotic males portrayed as cute and fun, since male sexuality in general is rarely portrayed as being cute and fun.
Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil A brilliant young man, he was appointed professor at the University of Basel aged 24 having not even finished his degree. His evanescent philosophical life ended 20 years later when he went insane and died shortly afterwards. Nietzsche's argued that the Christian system of faith and worship was not only incorrect, but harmful to society because it allowed the weak to rule the strong - it suppressed the will to power which was the driving force of human character. DIY Energy production From the DIY workshop of Michael Harvey Renewable energy enthusiasts and co-founder of Earth4Energy.com Hi, my name is Michael and I want to show you how to go green and save thousands at the same time. f you are interested in learning exactly how to generate power and reduce your bill then this is the perfect resource for you! With the ever increasing costs of living, there is no better time than right now to stop throwing money out the window and start generating our own electricity. Over the last few years I have figured out how to significantly reduce the cost of solar panels making it more affordable for the average home owner just like you.
Most Distant Quasar Found A team of European astronomers has used ESO's Very Large Telescope and a host of other telescopes to discover and study the most distant quasar found to date. This brilliant beacon, powered by a black hole with a mass two billion times that of the Sun, is by far the brightest object yet discovered in the early Universe. The results will appear in the 30 June 2011 issue of the journal Nature. "This quasar is a vital probe of the early Universe. It is a very rare object that will help us to understand how supermassive black holes grew a few hundred million years after the Big Bang," says Stephen Warren, the study's team leader. Kim Jong-il is dead. Here's his monster movie. As bad as it was under Japanese rule I imagine it was much worse under Kim. Maybe under his father Il Sung during the war... but the majority of Kim Il Jong's problems were cumulative. Such as food shortages, starvation of free information etc. When the Japanese were there, there were public mutilations of the locals - they fitted in to part of their world-view at the time that the Chinese and Koreans were 'lesser' races Which is stupid considering Japanese are most likely descended from Koreans who went to the island for whatever reason. But that isn't the first time history has been altered to serve political purposes.
Osho Talks Osho or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh was born in 1931 in Central India. He was a charismatic and gifted speaker who became the leader of a worldwide new spiritual movement. It is said that at the age of 21 he attained enlightenment or Samadhi. At the time he was studying philosophy at the University of Saugar. On receiving a masters degree he taught philosophy at the University of Jabalpur for nine years. As well as teaching philosophy he also began to attract disciples to follow his own eclectic mix of philosophy and religion.
Hilary Mantel · Royal Bodies · LRB 21 February 2013 Last summer at the festival in Hay-on-Wye, I was asked to name a famous person and choose a book to give them. I hate the leaden repetitiveness of these little quizzes: who would be the guests at your ideal dinner party, what book has changed your life, which fictional character do you most resemble? I had to come up with an answer, however, so I chose Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and I chose to give her a book published in 2006, by the cultural historian Caroline Weber; it’s called Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution.
Brief Answers to Cosmic Questions Structure of the Universe Does the Universe have an edge, beyond which there is nothing? Are the galaxies arranged on the surface of a sphere? Why can't we see the whole universe? Human Evolution: Clash of The Cavemen In the ice-ravaged wilds of Europe, circa 25,000 BC, a range war like no other raged between two species of primitive man. In a unique moment in the world's history, these two species, Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon (Homo sapiens), competed for resources and for a permanent spot at the top of the animal kingdom. It was an epic battle of brains versus brawn that determined the course of human history. In this scenario, based on scientific theories, witness our prehistoric ancestors as they clash with a completely different species of humans, the Neanderthals, some 30,000 years ago in Ice Age Europe. In Clash of The Cavemen, cinematic re-creations and state-of-the-art CGI bring to life the Neanderthals--stocky, powerful and able to tolerate intense pain--and their foes, the Cro-Magnons--weaker and more fragile but with a superior brain capable of complex thought. Watch the full documentary now (playlist - 1 hour. 36 minutes)