If that’s true I’m off to the hundred and beyond.
But then I smoke like a fireman and drink like a sponge, so…
The new hypothesis [evolutionary biologist Margo Adler] proposes holds that during a famine animals escalate cellular repair and recycling, but they do so for the purpose of having as many progeny as possible during a famine, not afterward. They “make the best of a bad situation” to maximize their fitness in the present.
Or destroying one. Either way, she’s called Peggy.
researchers have identified a series of bright objects embedded in the outer edge of Saturn’s A Ring. The largest of these, which has been nicknamed “Peggy,” may be as much as a kilometer across. The objects may represent a moon that is disintegrating after contact with the outer edge of the A Ring. But it could also be one in the process of formation—a process that may have played out many times in Saturn’s past.
I’ve been obsessing on the Ukrainian crisis for the last months or so… It’s rather impressive how no piece of information or writing out there is not tainted by either side. Truly this region of the world are the uncontested masters of disinformation, and they just entered the 4th generation warfare stage with flourish… what walter mead calls “the Ministry of the Dark Arts”
Russia is once again prepared to wage ideological war against the liberal west as it did in Soviet times, and a significantly enhanced and upgraded Ministry of the Dark Arts is now working overtime to spread propaganda, recruit supporters and make mischief for the liberal west whenever and however it can. In Europe and elsewhere, the United States and its allies will once again have to dust off some of our Cold War methods and programs, and here we are currently operating at a serious disadvantage.
Putin the old KGB man has made substantial investments in the Dark Arts; they are cheaper than other forms of power projection, they build on the considerable legacy of the Soviet era, and they exploit the weaknesses of open societies. Today’s neo-fascism is capable of uniting the far Left and the far Right in anti-liberal ‘popular fronts’ in various ways and in Europe and elsewhere, the United States will once again engage in ideological battles with an unscrupulous and intelligent foe.
a team of astronomers led by John M. Kovac of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics detected ripples in the fabric of space-time — so-called gravitational waves — the signature of a universe being wrenched violently apart when it was roughly a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second old.