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Alain Van Hout
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Dickkopffalter (Hesperiidae)

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How you'll die on Mars

With our current technologies a mission with humans to Mars is doomed to fail. This article highlights the most likely causes of death for the brave pioneering astronauts who dream of being the first human beings to set foot on Mars.
Many hopefuls have signed up for a one-way ticket to the red planet. But if they aren't prepared, the trip may be a short one.
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I wonder how long people will start realizing the scam of that company...
I really see the difference with people having critical thinking, and others.
Critical Thinking makes you keep your money, that is a great skill to have.
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Ohio public school tried to slip religion into curriculum 'core values' as 'higher power exists'
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Cosmic inflation is a theory that was proposed in the 1980s by cosmologist Alan Guth to answer some of the most fundamental questions of the origins of our universe. It also solved the Horizon Problem and the Flatness Problem.
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I started paying a lot more attention to Guth when I heard about recent experiments looking for his predicted gravitational waves (Bicep 2 CMB polarisation). Great guy and a great scientist.
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Hoag's Object - A Wheel within a Wheel

In this image made by the Hubble Space Telescope almost 14 years ago, we can see Hoag's Object, a ring galaxy. The yellowish center is made up of older stars, while the outer ring is made up of younger bluish stars. It's named after Arthur Allen Hoag who discovered it in 1950. The galaxy is 600 million light-years away in the constellation Serpens. 

While galaxies of this type are rare in a strange coincidence another one can be seen in this image. In the gap between the core and outer ring, at roughly the one o'clock position you can see the ring galaxy SDSS J151713.93+213516.8. There is still no definitive explanation how Hoag's Object formed.

More information here:
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2002/21/image/a/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoag%27s_Object

Image credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Acknowledgment: Ray A. Lucas (STScI/AURA)

#science   #astronomy   #hoagsobject   #galaxy   #space   #pgc54559   #ringgalaxy   #hubble  
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Bizarrely, this reminds me of Discworld!
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The latest poll could signal an end to the seesaw battle that has characterized opinions on abortion over the past few years.

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(The Crip Walk, also known as the C-Walk, is a dance move that originated in the early 1970s by Crip gang members from the South Central Los Angeles area, and has since spread worldwide.[1] The dance is primarily an act of performing quick and intricate footwork.)
From hard gangsters to teaching traditional Irish dance to inner city youth! Marvelous idea! Dance away, lads!
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The correct way to handle the 'issue' of breastfeeding in public.
A regional Queensland cafe owner praised for her response to a breastfeeding incident said she was only doing what was right and it was time more people stood up to defend the right of women to breastfeed in public.
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You obviously want to kill your customers... Why not make a low carb and cheese place
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Software engineer
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Java-oriented software development, scientific research
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  • Foreach
    Software Engineer, 2014 - present
  • University of Antwerp
    PhD student, 2006 - 2013
  • Brunel
    Analyst - Programmer, 2013 - 2013
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I'm always up for a good discussion. And I don't mind being proven wrong, as that means I learned something new :-)
Introduction
I'm a software engineer with a background as a scientific researcher (biologist) and an interest in most things science. I enjoy forays into the world of programming languages and software architecture, with an affinity for development of Java-based web platforms.

I'm always up for a good discussion. And I don't mind being proven wrong, as that means I learned something new :-).

There are a couple of quotes that reflect what having a good conversation means to me; 

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Aristotle

you didn't come here to make the choice. You've already made it. You're here to try to understand why you made it
- The Oracle (The Matrix: Reloaded)

I'm made up of everyone I've ever met who's changed the way I think. 
- Sir Terry Pratchett
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Married to a sexy librarian ^_^
Education
  • University of Antwerp
    PhD in Biology, 2006 - present
  • IT center VDAB Antwerp
    Enterprise Java Development, 2013 - 2013
  • University of Antwerp
    Master in Biology, 2001 - 2006
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Alain J-M Van Hout, Erinaceus