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From the big bang until today:
Berichterstattung der Massenmedien
Nach dem Tsunami und dadurch ausgelösten Unfall im Kernkraftwerk Fukushima Daiichi fiel mir in Gesprächen mit Freunden und Bekannten zusehends auf, dass diese völlig falsche Informationen über den Unfall hatten und diese ernsthaft und unkritisch glaubten.
Ein extremes Beispiel war eine Frau, die, von einer Demonstration zurückgekehrt, stolz berichtete, dass sie sich in das Kondolenzbuch für die 20.000 Toten des Kernkraftwerks-Unfalls eingetragen hätte.
Situation worsens - still no cause for alarm
By Lewis Page
Posted in Physics, 16th March 2011 14:14 GMT
Read the complete article in The Register
See also: Fukushima status
The situation at the Fukushima Daiichi powerplant has worsened significantly as it becomes clear that one and possibly two reactors there have suffered a breach in primary containment, making the incident definitely the second worst nuclear accident yet seen.
Nonetheless its human consequences seem certain to remain insignificant against the horrifying backdrop of the earthquake tragedy elsewhere in Japan: and there remain no grounds for anyone to fear for their health.
As 2010 – the year of the Tiger in the Chinese lunar calendar – draws to a close, it is timely to consider the status of this most regal of the big cats. With three of the subspecies of tigers – Balinese, Caspian and Javan already extinct – the WWF now estimate the total world population of wild tigers is marginally above 3000. …
The Joy of Stats - BBC Four
"Earth From Above" is the result of the aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's five-year airborne odyssey across six continents. It's a spectacular presentation of large scale photographs of astonishing natural landscapes. Every stunning aerial photograph tells a story about our changing planet.
Only recently has it become possible to sequence Neanderthal genes. Scientists were able to obtain DNA from the remains of three Neanderthal women and sequence it. They then proceeded to compare the Neanderthal genome with five different modern people and have arrived at evidence of genetic influences on us.
We now have evidence for some gene flow from Neanderthals to all non-Africans. The most surprising part is that these same genes were not only found in a European, but also in a Han Chinese and a person from Papua, New Guinea.
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Recently two more of my photos made it into children's magazines, one of a genet cat into "NOCTURNAL ANIMALS" of the "Appreciating Amazing Animals" series, volume 1, Grassland & Jungle, page 7, of Malaysia, and one into the "bbluesky kids" (yes, double-b) magazine #1, 10.2009, page 34, of Hong Kong (see the page below).