Monthly Archives: February 2015

Gravity 6: Black Holes

Write Science

by Shane L. Larson

There are many topics that set the mind afire with wonder, wild speculation, and imaginative ramblings into the unknown and the unknowable. Particularly popular, especially among human beings less than about 12 years old, are dinosaurs, volcanoes, alien life, and black holes. “Grown-ups” will often rediscover a bit of their childhood wonder when these topics come up, and have been known to engage in deep question-and-answer marathons to try and understand what it is that we, the humans, have learned and understood about these enigmas of Nature.

There are many things in science that spark our imaginations in dramatic ways, no matter your age, like dinosaurs, volcanoes, alien life (or freaky life on Earth, like octopuses), and black holes. There are many things in science that spark our imaginations in dramatic ways, no matter your age, like dinosaurs, volcanoes, alien life (or freaky life on Earth, like octopuses), and black holes.

While most of us lose our penchant for crazy trivia factoids as we age, there is still a lingering desire to think about dinosaurs, volcanoes, alien life…

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Budget 2015: Nirbhaya fund to aid one stop crisis centres

Vicky Nanjappa

IMG_0274The allocation of Rs 1000 crore in the Union Budget 2015 more for the Nirbhaya fund is a welcome move as the government proposes to set up Nirbhaya centres in 650 different places across the country.
The Nirbhaya centres would act as a one stop crisis centre to provide aid to women in distress would come up in a phased manner and is a proposal by the Women and Child development ministry.

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This & That…

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(1) Begin your day with meditation and a mantra :  I love the world, I love my life and I love this universal energy.  Saying this aloud brings about a smile from within, which leads perfectly on to a heartfelt rush of gratitude.  Create a snapshot in your mind’s eye, which gets triggered by —- a stranger’s smile, bird songs or the wind flying through the trees.
(2) The Wandering Albatross, with a wing-span of 12ft, the largest of any living bird, can glide through the air for hours —without flapping its wings.
Wandering Albatross Kaikoura 19 Nov 12_990(3) Dear Optimist, Pessimist and Realist, while you guys were arguing about the glass of water —– I DRANK IT. ——-The Opportunist.
(4) Affirmations : Having little positive affirmations around you, that you can see and read everyday, can actually completely change your mood and help you stay ‘focused’ and ‘positive.  Find your inner philosopher and write something amazing. …

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