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Wuzzat? 01-24-2013 11:20 AM

The news we have all awaited
 
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130124123203.htm

nealtw 01-24-2013 12:54 PM

I know I for one was sitting on the edge of my chair waiting for the news.:rolleyes:
I wonder who paid how much for that research and how that will change anyones life.

Wuzzat? 01-24-2013 03:54 PM

Science is supposed to be about mastering the universe and ourselves and I'm all for it, but it seems to me that these resources could be diverted to the tens of thousands of more urgent problems awaiting solutions.

And I don't think the beetles care much about this, either. :(

Austin 01-25-2013 09:49 AM

I think there is some culture loss at how little people know about astronomy these days compared to how vital it used to be and the imagination it conjured. Most cities you can't even see the stars with the light pollution, even small ones.

nealtw 01-25-2013 03:13 PM

I have herd stories about the power going off in L.A. and people phoned 911 about the strange lights in the sky.

Wuzzat? 01-25-2013 03:17 PM

When I was a kid I knew 33 of the 88 constellations and up at Lake George in NY state the stars looked so close you'd think you could touch them.
That was long ago and far away.

poorgrlkc 01-29-2013 10:03 PM

funny post in the times we live in. Not a study I would have liked to have been doing to smelly:D

Wuzzat? 01-30-2013 08:11 AM

Yes, being a dung beetle is a pretty lousy job but I've heard the pay is good. :p

Austin 01-30-2013 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wuzzat? (Post 82649)
When I was a kid I knew 33 of the 88 constellations and up at Lake George in NY state the stars looked so close you'd think you could touch them.
That was long ago and far away.

I didn't see the absolute night sky until I was in my early 20's driving in the desert of New Mexico. Even in West Texas, the small town lights span the flat land.

Wuzzat? 01-30-2013 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Austin (Post 82866)
I didn't see the absolute night sky until I was in my early 20's driving in the desert of New Mexico. Even in West Texas, the small town lights span the flat land.

Maybe dust in the air?
http://www.tceq.texas.gov/airquality/monops/air-pollution-events/2011/event110208-txw-dust


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