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Timeline of the far future

Timeline of the far future
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List of people who have lived at airports From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a list of people notable for living for periods of more than a week in airports. The reasons are usually protests, asylum seeking or holiday difficulties. §People who have lived at airports[edit] Currently in the airport §See also[edit] §References[edit] KIC 12557548 History of detection[edit] The existence of the planet was first evidenced in data collected by the Kepler spacecraft. However, the light curve of the star, a graph of its stellar flux versus time, showed that while there were regular drops in stellar flux approximately every 15 hours, the amount of light being blocked covered a wide range, from 0.2% to 1.3% of the starlight being blocked.[2] Rappaport et al. (2012) proposed various possible phenomena which may have caused the anomalies in the light curve, including two planets orbiting each other,[6] and an eclipsing binary orbiting the star in a larger triple-star system.[2] However, the authors found the hypothetical binary planet system to be unstable[2] and the latter scenario to be poorly supported by the data collected by Kepler.[2] Planetary system[edit] References[edit] ^ Jump up to: a b c d e f "Basic data: 2MASS J19235189+5130170 -- Infra-Red source". Brogi, M.; Keller, C. Notes[edit] External links[edit]

Future - Are we on the road to civilisation collapse? Great civilisations are not murdered. Instead, they take their own lives. This article is part of a new BBC Future series about the long view of humanity, which aims to stand back from the daily news cycle and widen the lens of our current place in time. Modern society is suffering from “temporal exhaustion”, the sociologist Elise Boulding once said. “If one is mentally out of breath all the time from dealing with the present, there is no energy left for imagining the future,” she wrote. That’s why the Deep Civilisation season will explore what really matters in the broader arc of human history and what it means for us and our descendants. So concluded the historian Arnold Toynbee in his 12-volume magnum opus A Study of History. He was right in some respects: civilisations are often responsible for their own decline. The Roman Empire, for example, was the victim of many ills including overexpansion, climatic change, environmental degradation and poor leadership. You might also like:

This Is What Dog Breeds Looked Like A 100 Years Ago Due to our strange beauty ideals, even dogs had to suffer a lot. Many dog breeds used to look very different 100 years ago from what they look like now. 1. Now: Then: Today’s Bull Terrier has been seriously impaired by breeding. 2. As the picture makes quite obvious, today’s German Shepherd, with their stunted hind quarters, experience frequent and painful leg problems. 3. The pug, while being in very high demand, has been notoriously genetically modified, and has suffered badly for our meddling. 4. Among dogs, the Boxer breed of today has one of the highest cancer rates. 5. The Salukis of today have had their skeletal appearance enhanced, and it introduced a higher rate of heart problems. 6. Looking at this photo provides a perfect perspective as to the cruelty of aestheticism. 7. The White Terrier was once a highly functional, athletic dog. 8. It’s quite obvious that the Bearded Collie has been seriously toyed with genetically. 9. The Saint Bernard cannot function anymore. 10. 11.

List of human positions - Wikipedia Human positions refer to the different physical configurations that the human body can take. The human body is capable of a wide variety of positions, as exemplified by this energetic asana. There are several synonyms that refer to human positioning, often used interchangeably, but having specific nuances of meaning.[1] Basic positions[edit] While not moving, a human is usually in one of the following basic positions: All-fours[edit] Kneeling[edit] Inner two vertical kneeling. Kneeling is a basic human position where one or both knees touch the ground. While kneeling, the thighs and upper body can be at various angles in particular: Lying[edit] When in lying position, the body may assume a great variety of shapes and positions. Sitting[edit] Sitting requires the buttocks resting on a more or less horizontal structure, such as a chair or the ground. Squatting or crouching[edit] Squatting on the ground as a resting position Crouching is usually considered to be synonymous with full squatting.

History of the Earth The history of the Earth concerns the development of the planet Earth from its formation to the present day.[1][2] Nearly all branches of natural science have contributed to the understanding of the main events of the Earth's past. The age of Earth is approximately one-third of the age of the universe. An immense amount of biological and geological change has occurred in that time span. The first life forms appeared between 3.8 and 3.5 billion years ago. Geological change has been constantly occurring on our planet since the time of its formation and biological change since the first appearance of life. Geological time, condensed in a diagram displaying the relative lengths of the eons of Earth's history Geologic time scale[edit] The history of the Earth is organized chronologically in a table known as the geologic time scale, which is split into intervals based on stratigraphic analysis.[2][6] A full-time scale can be found at the main article. Millions of Years Formation of the Moon[edit]

How to Think Like a Futurist: DevLearn 2017 Closing Keynote DevLearn 2017 wrapped up with a thought-provoking closing keynote, “How to Think Like a Futurist,” by Jane McGonigal, PhD, director of games research and development at the Institute for the Future. She helped us level up our powers of creativity and imagination for thinking about the future. First-person thinking McGonigal compared two ways to imagine the future: using impersonal facts or thinking in the first person. One example of possible future facts: “In the future, there will be a climate change. By 2050, sea levels may rise by as much as 9 feet and 750 million people may be displaced.” First-person thinking connects you to your future self because the brain fires up faster, with more flexibility, making more connections (Figure 1). Don’t be a stranger to your future self Something else to keep in mind is that when we try to imagine ourselves far into the future, we are likely to see a stranger. Questions to ask about possible futures Creative foresight and recognizing signals

Why do dogs bleed during estrus Archives - Why Do Dogs? You likely already know that intact (unspayed) female dogs bleed but may be wondering why do dogs get a period? In reality, dogs do not get a period like women do as their reproductive system works different. By understanding how a dog’s heat cycle works, you can understand why it is wrong to say that “dogs get a period.” Dogs Get Heat Cycles Dogs do not get menstrual cycles with a period every month like women do, they get heat cycles instead. Dogs generally tend to go into heat every 6 to 12 months (depending on breed) and their heat cycle lasts for about three weeks. When dogs bleed, it’s sign that they are in the proestrus stage of the cycle, a stage that lasts for about a week. Afterward, the blood turns straw colored for another week. The third week is when female dogs are finally going out of season and the discharge will stop. This final stage is known as diestrus, and if the dog was not impregnated during the estrus stage, the body returns to a state of normalcy. References:

Chartjunk An example of a chart containing gratuitous chartjunk. This chart uses a large area and a lot of "ink" (many symbols and lines) to show only five hard-to-read numbers, 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16. Chartjunk refers to all visual elements in charts and graphs that are not necessary to comprehend the information represented on the graph, or that distract the viewer from this information.[1][2][3] Markings and visual elements can be called chartjunk if they are not part of the minimum set of visuals necessary to communicate the information understandably. Examples of unnecessary elements that might be called chartjunk include heavy or dark grid lines, unnecessary text, inappropriately complex or gimmicky font faces, ornamented chart axes, and display frames, pictures, backgrounds or icons within data graphs, ornamental shading and unnecessary dimensions. Another kind of chartjunk skews the depiction and makes it difficult to understand the real data being displayed. See also[edit] References[edit]

Future of the Earth Conjectured illustration of the scorched Earth after the Sun has entered the red giant phase, 7 billion years from now.[1] During the next four billion years, the luminosity of the Sun will steadily increase, resulting in a rise in the solar radiation reaching the Earth. This will cause a higher rate of weathering of silicate minerals, which will cause a decrease in the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In about 600 million years, the level of CO 2 will fall below the level needed to sustain C3 carbon fixation photosynthesis used by trees. In about 1.1 billion years, the solar luminosity will be 10% higher than at present. Human influence[edit] There are multiple scenarios for known risks that can have a global impact on the planet. Should the human race become extinct, then the various features assembled by humanity will begin to decay. Random events[edit] A supernova is a cataclysmic explosion of a star. Orbit and rotation[edit] Glaciation[edit] Obliquity[edit]