#paleontology #dinosaurs An article published in the journal "PeerJ" reports a study on the development of the skull structure of Psittacosaurus lujiatunensis during its growth. https://english.netmassimo.com/2019/08/21/the-changes-in-the-brain-of-psittacosaurus-lujiatunensis-in-the-transition-from-quadruped-to-biped
#astronomy #supernova An article published in "The Astrophysical Journal" reports a study on the supernova SN 2016iet.
#astronomy #Moon #CosmicRays #GammaRays An analysis of the Moon's gamma-ray brightness performed by Mario Nicola Mazziotta and Francesco Loparco of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Bari, Italy, using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope's Large Area Telescope (LAT) instrument revealed that at certain electromagnetic wavelengths the Moon is brighter than the Sun. https://english.tachyonbeam.com/2019/08/18/the-moon-shines-in-gamma-rays
#television #TheTerror #TheTerrorInfamy My impressions about "A Sparrow in a Swallow's Nest", the first episode of the second season of the TV show "The Terror", which was named "The Terror: Infamy". https://english.netmassimo.com/2019/08/17/the-terror-infamy-a-sparrow-in-a-swallows-nest
#astronomy #cosmology An article submitted for publication in the "Astrophysical Journal Letters" reports the discovery of eight repeating Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs). https://english.tachyonbeam.com/2019/08/16/eight-repeating-fast-radio-bursts-detected
#biology #genetics An article published in the journal "Nature Methods" reports the results of the experimentation of a variant of the CRISPR-Cas genetic technique, in recent years used a lot in some variants for genetic manipulations of different types. https://english.netmassimo.com/2019/08/15/a-refinement-of-the-crispr-cas-genetic-technique-allows-to-work-on-many-genes-simultaneously
#astronomy #exoplanets #ALMA An article published in the journal "Nature Astronomy" reports the discovery of evidence of the existence of a planet in formation within the protoplanetary disk surrounding the star HD 97048. https://english.tachyonbeam.com/2019/08/14/a-planet-in-formation-identified-in-the-hd-97048-system
#cinema #television It's Alfred Hitchcock’s 120th birth anniversary! https://english.netmassimo.com/2019/08/13/alfred-hitchcock-was-born-120-years-ago
#astronomy #pulsar An article published in the journal "Nature Astronomy" reports an analysis of an irregularity in the spin, a phenomenon called glitch in jargon, in the Vela Pulsar. https://english.tachyonbeam.com/2019/08/13/a-study-of-the-glitch-in-the-vela-pulsar
#ScienceFiction #scifi My review of the novel "Some Will Not Die" by Algis Budrys https://english.netmassimo.com/2019/08/12/some-will-not-die-by-algis-budrys
#astronomy #cosmology #galaxies An article published in the journal "Nature" reports the discovery of 39 galaxies in the early universe. https://english.tachyonbeam.com/2019/08/11/39-ancestors-of-massive-elliptical-galaxies-discovered-in-the-early-universe
#paleontology #fossils #birds #parrots #Miocene An article published in the journal "Biology Letters" reports the discovery of a species of giant parrots that lived about 19 million years ago, in the Miocene period, in today's New Zealand. https://english.netmassimo.com/2019/08/10/heracles-inexpectatus-was-a-giant-parrot-that-lived-19-million-years-ago
#astronomy #quasar An article published in the journal "Astronomy & Astrophysics" reports the discovery of a supermassive black hole in an initial phase of growth in which it's heavily obscured and that dates back to around 850 million after the Big Bang, the oldest of that type discovered so far. https://english.tachyonbeam.com/2019/08/09/a-heavily-obscured-primordial-supermassive-black-hole-discovered
#Torchwood #ScienceFiction #scifi novel “SkyPoint” by Phil Ford https://english.netmassimo.com/2019/08/08/skypoint-by-phil-ford/
#astronomy #BlackHole An article submitted for publication in "The Astrophysical Journal" reports the discovery of an ultramassive black hole at the center of the galaxy Holmberg 15A, a supergiant elliptical galaxy that is the dominant central member of the Abell 85 galaxy cluster. https://english.tachyonbeam.com/2019/08/07/a-mass-estimate-for-the-ultramassive-black-hole-at-the-center-of-the-galaxy-holmberg-15a
Article at Vice about the copyright status of books published in the 1923 to 1964, showing that around 80% of them are in the public domain. Follow @SecretlyPublicDomain who is posting the entries.
#paleontology #Cambrian #fossils An article published in the journal "Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences" reports the discovery of a new species of marine predator that lived in the Cambrian period, just over 500 million years ago, discovered in the famous Burgess Shale. https://english.netmassimo.com/2019/08/06/cambroraster-falcatus-was-a-predator-that-lived-500-million-years-ago
#astronomy #Mars #NASA #MarsRoverCuriosity NASA has provided an update of its Mars Rover Curiosity's activities in what was called a clay-bearing unit of Mount Sharp on Mars. https://english.tachyonbeam.com/2019/08/06/in-ancient-times-there-was-a-dynamic-environment-in-gale-crater-on-mars
#ScienceFiction #scifi My review of the novel “The Peripheral” by William Gibson https://english.netmassimo.com/2019/08/05/the-peripheral-by-william-gibson/
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