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Jeffrey Holton
I gather unintelligible information and regurgitate it in a way children (and maybe you) can understand
I gather unintelligible information and regurgitate it in a way children (and maybe you) can understand

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Kinda embarrassing. I just added a whole bunch of people on here because I thought G+ was telling me that they'd added me, so I figured I'd reciprocate. Then I got down to Elon Musk, and I was like, "Wait. There's no way." Turns out it was just G+ suggestions. Oh well. I have more friends now!

Made banana bread today. I'm declaring the day a success.

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49ers Tackle Sustainability With New Green Stadium

49ers fans may miss the cold weather at Candlestick Park, but can look forward to solar panels, bicycle parking and grass watered with recycled water. Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara is being touted as the greenest stadium in the NFL.

Learn more from KQED Science's +Molly Samuel

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We miss you, Ralph.

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Whoa. This is kinda wild.
Life in the early Universe?

Life might have existed when the Universe was still very young

In an intriguing, new paper a theoretical physicist claims that condition were present in the infant Universe for the existence of life, albeit for a short period of time.

"( —Theoretical astrophysicist Abraham Loeb of Harvard University has uploaded a paper he's written to the preprint server arXiv, in which he suggests that conditions shortly after the Big Bang may have been just right for life to appear in some parts of the universe—for just a short time.

Loeb notes that according to theory, 15 million years after the Big Bang, the entire universe would have been warm enough to support life due to the cooling of superheated gases that eventually led to what scientists believe is cosmic microwave background (CMB).

Today, it's very cold of course, (2.7 Kelvin), but not long, relatively speaking, after the Big Bang, the temperature would have been closer to 300 Kelvin—more than warm enough to support life if there were a place for it to appear. And that Loeb suggests, might have been possible as well. He notes that it would have been possible for rocky planets to have existed at that time too—in places where matter was exceptionally dense. Because of that, he believes it's possible that all of the pieces necessary for the appearance of life might have been in place in some parts of the universe, for approximately two or three million years—enough time for the initial brewing that could have led to the development of microbes of some sort."

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Link to paper --> The Habitable Epoch of the Early Universe, arXiv:1312.0613 [astro-ph.CO]

Image: Time Line of the Universe. Credit: NASA/WMAP Science Team

The last humans to visit any chunk of rock other than this one landed 40 years ago today.

It took us 17 years to get from the first automobile to the first powered airplane, another 16 years to make a transatlantic flight, another 8 years to make a non-stop transatlantic flight, 15 years to make jet engines, a measly 17 years to put people in space, and 8 years from that to land people on the moon.

And what have we done in the last 40 years??

Sigh. My birth seems to have stalled our progress. I'm very sorry about that.

I can use the Video Editor to trim a #YouTube video after uploading but I can't cut it??! Aaargh! *shakes fists*
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