Monday, May 23, 2011

Welcome!

Thanks for visitng my blog!  I have a burning desire to share the news that I read, so here it is.  I'll collect the news stories that I find interesting and post them for you to see.  I'll let you decide what it all means, and invite you to share your thoughts by posting a comment.  In the future, I hope to have a newsletter, but a simple blog will have to suffice for now.

Hyper Evolution -- Human Population Growth is Accelerating Species Change

In a fascinating discovery that counters a common theory that human evolution has slowed to a crawl or even stopped in modern humans, a study examining data from an international genomics project describes the past 40,000 years as a time of supercharged evolutionary change, driven by exponential population growth and cultural shifts.  Read more...


Ancient rock carvings found in Sudan

Archaeologists say they've found 5,000-year-old rock carvings in northern Sudan depicting scenes they can't explain.
Researchers discovered rock art in 15 sites in an arid valley known as Wadi Abu Dom in the Bayuda Desert, about 18 miles from the Nile River, LiveScience.com reported Friday.  Read more...


Radio Telescopes Capture Best-Ever Snapshot Of Black Hole Jets

An international team, including NASA-funded researchers, using radio telescopes located throughout the Southern Hemisphere has produced the most detailed image of particle jets erupting from a supermassive black hole in a nearby galaxy.

"These jets arise as infalling matter approaches the black hole, but we don't yet know the details of how they form and maintain themselves," said Cornelia Mueller, the study's lead author and a doctoral student at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany.  Read more...

Is Dark Energy "Antigravity" Leakage from an Adjacent Universe? We Might Know Soon.

New results from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer and the Anglo-Australian Telescope atop Siding Spring Mountain in Australia confirm that dark energy is a smooth, uniform force that now dominates over the effects of gravity. The observations follow from careful measurements of the separations between pairs of galaxies.

But what causes that "smooth, uniform force" that rules over gravity? Astronomers have known for years that something unknown apears to be "pulling" our Milky Way and tens of thousands of other galaxies toward itself at a breakneck 22 million kilometers (14 million miles) per hour. But they couldn’t pinpoint exactly what, or where it is.  Read more...


Well, there you have it!  This should be enough reading to get you started, and if you want more, please follow me.
Milisa Roitsch

1 comment:

  1. I think that because of so many races mixing & having children, (like me) to see an obvious African/ Afro-American, European, Latin etc..
    will be considered "rare" We humans are beginning to look like one common race.

    Cultural character traits features are becoming scarce.

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