“This allows us for the first time to see and study an extragalactic radio jet on scales smaller than the distance light travels in one day,” astronomer Michael Janssen of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Germany and Radboud University in the Netherlands, said in a statement. “We see up close and personal how a monstrously gigantic jet launched by a supermassive black hole is being born.”
— Read on www.space.com/amp/event-horizon-telescope-images-black-hole-jet
Cellphones “can be transformed into surveillance devices,” writes the Guardian, reporting startling new details about which innocent people are still being surveilled (as part of a collaborative reporting project with 16 other media outlets led by the French nonprofit Forbidden Stories).
— Read on m.slashdot.org/story/387941
We’re dipping into the Far Out Magazine vaults to look back at one of the crazier things in rock as we sync up The Wizard of Oz with prog-rock kings Pink Floyd
Kaizen is a Japanese business philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement and involves all employees. Kaizen means “change for the better.”
— Read on www.investopedia.com/terms/k/kaizen.asp
Hear the Eerie Radio Emissions NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Recorded From Jupiter and Its Moon Io – SciTechDaily
— Read on scitechdaily.com/hear-the-eerie-radio-emissions-nasas-juno-spacecraft-recorded-from-jupiter-and-its-moon-io/amp/
All told, this study may provide the evidence behind “go take a walk to clear your head.” As the researchers write, “This is compatible with anecdotal evidence of the health and mood-promoting effects of going for a walk.”
Bloomberg News show that natural gas producers in the Permian shale basin began to drastically reduce output days before power companies cut them off. As the flow of gas cratered, everyone scrambled to secure enough supply, sparking one of the wildest price surges in history. Power producers were forced to pay top dollar in the spot market for whatever gas they could find. Soon customers will be saddled with the bill.
— Read on m.slashdot.org/story/387787
It was prime construction season, and PennDOT had contracts out. Fifty to 75 archaeologists worked 10-hour days, six days a week, for four months carefully unearthing remains — row after row of Swiss and German congregants buried in 727 graves from 1833 to 1861.
The remains and artifacts were reburied under one marker in a 2003 ceremony in Troy Hill’s Voegtly Evangelical Cemetery. In the years before that, the Smithsonian Institution did an analysis of the bones for PennDOT.
— Read on www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2013/08/19/Lost-Pittsburgh-cemetery-lives-on-in-memories/stories/201308190105
Anxiety in females intensifies when there is a specific, life-relevant condition, a new study reports.