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Posted by bio_man   September 17, 2018   318 views

Here are some interesting puzzles for you to solve!

What are the next two characters in the following sequences?

  •   A   B   1   C   D   2   E  ___  ___
  •   B   F   J   N  ___  ___
  •   O   T   T   F   F   S   S   E  ___  ___
  •   3   3   5   4   4   3   5   5  ___  ___

  You have 1 minute to complete this challenge. Once you're done, click the button to reveal the answers.

Now that you know the answers, how many [ ... ]

IQ Test Intelligence Logic patterns Sequences
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A B 1 C D 2 E _F__ 3___ 
B F J N __V_ _Y__ 
O T T F F S S E __P_ P___ 
3 3 5 4 4 3 5 5 __98_ ___

LOL i am way off .Cool exercise
Posted on Sep 17, 2018 by cloveb
Posted by bio_man   September 11, 2018   375 views

At roughly 6 billion kilometers from Earth, the image you see to your right is the farthest images ever taken.

The New Horizons spacecraft captured its first images on August 16 of the remote icy world nicknamed Ultima Thule (a traditional name of distant places beyond the known world), confirming that New Horizons is on track for its January 1 flyby around Pluto. With about 160 million kilometers to go — roughly the same distance as Earth is from the sun — the tiny world appears as no more than a faint speck in the probe’s camera.

Officially named 2014 MU69, Ultima Thule is part of the Kuiper Belt, a thick disk-shaped zone containing space debris left over from the formation of the planets 4.6 billion years ago. By sending New Horizons to t [ ... ]

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Posted by bio_man   September 10, 2018   412 views

The coconut crab (Birgus latro) is a species of terrestrial hermit crabs that's known for the largest land-living arthropod in the world, weighing up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb). It is found on islands across the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific Ocean, mirroring the distribution of the coconut palm. Like other hermit crabs, juvenile coconut crabs use empty gastropod shells for protection, but the adults develop a tough exoskeleton on their abdomen and stop carrying a shell.

Coconut crabs have evolved organs known as branchiostegal lungs, which are used instead of the vestigial gills for breathing. They cannot swim, and will drown if immersed in water for long. They have also developed an acute sense of smell, which has evolved convergently with [ ... ]

Hermit Crabs Islands Coconut crab Robber crab Palm thief
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Posted by bio_man   September 4, 2018   471 views

A fire which broke out on Sunday evening at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro has ravaged some of the country’s most important scientific collections. Nearly 20 million items are now irreparably destroyed by what was started by either an electrical short-circuit due to budget cuts or a homemade paper hot-air balloon that may have landed on the roof, said Brazil's Culture Minister Sergio Leitao.

Having been founded before Brazil’s independence from Portugal 200 years ago (1808), the museum housed ancient Egypt, Greek, and Roman artifacts and important paleontology and natural history collections, including one of Latin America’s oldest human fossils: the 11,500-year-old skull called Luzia (shown below). The Luzia skull was colle [ ... ]

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Posted by bio_man   August 1, 2018   1111 views

According to a recent study published in the medical journal, Radiology, it was found that among amateur players who headed a similar number of balls, women had more signs of microscopic damage in their brains’ white matter than men.

From 2013 to 2016, 49 men and 49 women from amateur teams were subjects to a study that compared male and female players who headed the ball a similar number of times over the past year. For men, that median estimate was 487 headers. Women had an estimated median of 469 headers.

Using a special MRI technique known as diffusion tensor imaging, researchers identified brain regions with changes in white matter in both sexes, but that more women that men had spots that showed signs of microscopic damage.

In some ca [ ... ]

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