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'I make art out of discarded face masks'

Health News BBC - Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:12
Thomas Yates posts artwork he's created out of used face masks on social media.

Covid: 'I'm pregnant, should I have the vaccine?'

Health News BBC - Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:12
Many pregnant women have declined the Covid jab, but what's best for the baby?

Aspirin may help treat aggressive breast cancer

Health News BBC - Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:08
Doctors hope it could boost the anti-cancer power of other drugs to fight hard-to-treat tumours.

Hart district students prepare to make contact with astronauts on International Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:07
The students will gather at La Mesa Junior High, chosen by NASA to host the event, on the morning of Aug. 31 to make the call that will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Julie ...

Outrage at chronic fatigue syndrome advice update pause

Health News BBC - Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:06
NICE decided to pause the final update to its advice just hours before planned publication.

Rare embryo from dinosaur age was laid by human-size turtle

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:02
About 90 million years ago, a giant turtle in what is now central China laid a clutch of tennis ball-size eggs with extremely thick eggshells. One egg never hatched, and it remained undisturbed for tens of millions of years, preserving the delicate bones of the ...

Unlike humans, cuttlefish retain sharp memory of specific events in old age, study finds

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/18/2021 - 00:00
Cuttlefish can remember what, where, and when specific events happened—right up to their last few days of life, researchers have found. The results, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, are the first evidence of an animal ...

NASA rover marks nine years on Mars with glorious 360-degree panorama

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 22:27
Curiosity arrived in the Gale Crater in early August 2012 and has been making a trek up the side of 5-mile-tall (8 kilometer) Mount Sharp. NASA said the views of "knobbly rocks and rounded hills are delighting scientists.".

Meet The Peloton Instructor Who Loves "Blah" Workout Days

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 21:57
The fitness pro chats about mental and physical strength. Peloton instructor Kendall Toole on the importance of mental and physical fitness. Courtesy of X2 Performance.

Scientists discover a 'break' in one of the Milky Way's arms

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 21:18
This illustration shows what we think the Milky Way looks like, with two large spiral arms. NASA/JPL-Caltech. Astronomers have done some impressive work in figuring out what our home Milky Way galaxy looks like, even though we're sitting inside of it.

Climate tipping points add to the cost of carbon emissions

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 20:46
That sort of tipping point will have dramatic implications for the areas of the planet where permafrost is found. But it will also enhance future warming, which will have widespread impacts across the globe. So while the ...

Hazuková to examine whether West Greenland lakes emit or capture carbon

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 20:28
Next April, Václava “Vendy” Hazuková will go to an arid, treeless area in West Greenland to solve a puzzle. It's not known how lakes there contribute to Arctic carbon cycling — the process in which carbon atoms move from the atmosphere to the Earth and ...

Arianespace Launches Pléiades Neo 4 Satellite for Airbus

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 20:27
Arianespace launched the second high-resolution satellite in the new Airbus Defence and Space constellation on Monday on a Vega rocket, along with four rideshare cubesats. The Vega launch vehicle took off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on ...

The World's First Transboundary International Dark Sky Park Spans Across the US And Canada Border

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 19:58
Montana's Glacier National Park and Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park just became a "transboundary" International Dark Sky Park — making stargazing even more major. Both parks, now known as Waterton-Glacier International ...

Ophiuchus Star-Forming Complex Hosts Analogues of Early Solar System, Astronomers Say

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 19:51
These radioactive elements could have been blown onto the nascent Solar System by a nearby supernova or by the strong stellar winds from a type of massive star known as a Wolf-Rayet star.

The Forgotten City Review - Seven Deadly Sins

Game Spot Reviews - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 19:14

In the years prior to Julius Caesar's rule of ancient Rome, the legions of the empire were led by a wealthy general known as Marcus Crassus. He was infamous for many things, one of which was his revival of decimation--a harrowing means to control the army by punishing the collective for the actions of singular dissidents. Soldiers were divided into groups of ten, where each would draw stones. The one unfortunate enough to draw a white one would be beaten to death by the remaining nine, regardless of their involvement in any crimes against the empire. It instilled not only fear, but a strong sense of responsibility among the legions of soldiers, who quickly learned to self-discipline in the face of such punishment.

The Forgotten City, a narrative puzzle game that started out as a Skyrim mod, uses the principle of decimation as its basis. It's an anecdote used to describe the game's most prominent mechanic, The Golden Rule, which is an ever-present threat to the small community trapped in a desolate and secluded city deep in the Roman mountains. A god watching over the community threatens to turn everyone into gold should anyone commit a sin. In theory this should lead to a utopia, a land where its people are forced into peaceful co-existence through the persistent threat of imminent and absolute destruction. But it's not long before you realize that the ideals of right and wrong, and, more importantly, who defines them, allow the definitions of sin to be bent and stretched in creative and cruel ways.

Not long after the game's opening, you're teleported back in time to this ancient city and caught within the web of its passive aggressive personalities and bubbling politics. The magistrate of the society is the only one aware of who you are, tasking you with using an infinite time loop to figure out who will eventually break The Golden Rule and stop them before it happens. This also turns out to be the only way that you can get back to your time, motivating you to get very familiar with each of the city's varied inhabitants and decipher who might be on the verge of teasing out the apocalypse. Each loop is an opportunity to learn more about each citizen through dialogue, deciphering what their daily routines are, which other citizens they're bound to interact with, and which of their problems you can potentially solve. Eventually each day comes to an end, bringing about the fruition of The Golden Rule and forcing you to sprint towards the shrine you entered through to start the day over again.

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Most detailed images ever of galaxies revealed by Durham University led team

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 19:03
They reveal their inner workings in unprecedented detail, created from data collected by the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), a network of more than 70,000 small antennae spread across nine European counties. It ...

Arctic ecosystems are endangered by global warming

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 18:52
However, researchers from Princeton University and the Max Plank Institute for Chemistry propose that this argument is erroneous. The growth of plankton is strongly tied to the presence of nitrogen, a vital nutrient which – in the context of accelerated global ...

August full moon is a rare 'seasonal blue moon': Here's what that means

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 18:28
A brilliant full moon rises at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 2017. NASA/Kim Shiflett. According to NASA, once every 2.5 to three years, we get a "seasonal blue moon." That's what we're getting with the full moon coming up on Aug. 22. So how is ...

Astronomers see galaxies in ultra-high definition

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 18:26
image captionA supermassive black hole at the centre of a galaxy, seen faintly in the centre, shoots out jets of material across space. Astronomers have captured some of the most detailed images ever seen of galaxies in deep space. They are in much higher ...


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