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Rumpole
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Maybe that's the reason the Martians came to earth.


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March 2, 2016 at 9:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Photon at March 2, 2016 at 9:32 PM

Monster volcano gave Mars extreme makeover.

A massive volcano on Mars spewed so much lava 3.5 billion years ago that the weight displaced the Red Planet's outer layers, according to a study that reconstructed the planet's geologic history.

Mars' original north and south poles, in other words, are no longer where they once were.


Very interesting stuff, read on:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-03/monster-volcano-gave-mars-extreme-makeover/7216626

I suspect this was a consequence of an experiment that went wrong for the Gandorans (creators of the Ice Warriors).

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March 3, 2016 at 12:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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How were the albatrosses and petrels Tardy ?

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March 3, 2016 at 12:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Okay, thanks Rumpy.  Seas were a bit choppy during the last couple of days, probably influenced by the cyclone further north (the one that passed thru Fiji then headed south to Norfolk Is).  Seas were calmer earlier on and it was relatively smooth sailing during those times.


Fewer albatrosses than expected, but most will be down in the Southern Ocean at this time of the year.  Lots of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, Flesh-footed Sheawaters, Black-winged Petrels, Sooty Terns, Little Terns, White Terns, Gould's Terns, Red-tailed Tropicbirds, a few Australasian Gannets and and Providence Petrels.  I think there were about 22 seabird species encountered overall.


Will be repeating the trip in a few weeks time, the exact timing depending on the availability of the reaserch vessel and, of course, the conditions at sea.

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March 3, 2016 at 3:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Astronomers push Hubble Space Telescope to limits to observe most remote galaxy ever seen.

So this Galaxy is way out on the edge, it could be where Galifrey is hiding ?  :/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-04/hubble-space-telescope-observes-most-remote-galaxy-ever-seen/7219846

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March 3, 2016 at 8:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ms Faery
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Photon at March 3, 2016 at 8:51 PM

Astronomers push Hubble Space Telescope to limits to observe most remote galaxy ever seen.

So this Galaxy is way out on the edge, it could be where Galifrey is hiding ?  :/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-04/hubble-space-telescope-observes-most-remote-galaxy-ever-seen/7219846

Geezuz that's a fair distance ol' Hubble, best be taking a packed lunch for that journey 🍗🍸
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March 3, 2016 at 9:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Alan Alda on why science and art are 'long lost lovers'


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-04/alan-alda-on-art-and-science/7220536

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March 3, 2016 at 11:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ms Faery
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Rumpole at March 3, 2016 at 11:47 PM

Alan Alda on why science and art are 'long lost lovers'


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-04/alan-alda-on-art-and-science/7220536

Because they both require a reason but for different outcomes? I understand & enjoy science but find it difficult to comprehend art
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March 4, 2016 at 12:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Astronaut Scott Kelly says he has returned from a record-long US spaceflight with sore muscles, joint pain, over-sensitive skin and a sense he has been away for more than a year.


Like many space travellers, Mr Kelly returned to Earth with an increased appreciation of the planet and sense of its fragility.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-05/scott-kelly-spaceflight-leaves-astronaut-feeling-sore/7223312

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March 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Photon at March 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Astronaut Scott Kelly says he has returned from a record-long US spaceflight with sore muscles, joint pain, over-sensitive skin and a sense he has been away for more than a year.


Like many space travellers, Mr Kelly returned to Earth with an increased appreciation of the planet and sense of its fragility.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-05/scott-kelly-spaceflight-leaves-astronaut-feeling-sore/7223312

That's a lot of time to spend in an orbiting tin can with death a few millimetres away.


I don't think I could do it.


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March 4, 2016 at 8:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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'Casper the Friendly Ghost' octopus found deep below the Pacific may belong to new species.

An underwater research craft has spotted a "ghostlike" octopus that appears to belong to a previously unknown species on the ocean floor near Hawaii.


The milky white creature, nicknamed "Casper the Friendly Ghost" by Twitter users, was caught on cameras mounted on the craft as it explored the Pacific Ocean.


"Casper" was found at a depth of 4,290 metres, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


Which shows you that there is still a lot about the ocean's depths that we don't know about.    :/


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-06/octopus-caspar-the-friendly-ghost-spottedi-n-the-pacific/7224226

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March 5, 2016 at 7:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Ray Tomlinson, the American programmer widely credited with inventing email, has died aged 74.

Mr Tomlinson invented direct electronic messages between users on different machines on a certain network in 1971.

Before then, users could only write messages to others using the same computer.


Love it or hate it, Email is certainly a fact of life.  :|


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-07/email-inventor-ray-tomlinson-dies-aged-74/7225748

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March 6, 2016 at 9:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Photon at March 6, 2016 at 9:08 PM

Ray Tomlinson, the American programmer widely credited with inventing email, has died aged 74.

Mr Tomlinson invented direct electronic messages between users on different machines on a certain network in 1971.

Before then, users could only write messages to others using the same computer.


Love it or hate it, Email is certainly a fact of life.  :|


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-07/email-inventor-ray-tomlinson-dies-aged-74/7225748

I thought Malcolm Turnbull invented email ?


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March 7, 2016 at 5:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Mercury's carbon-rich crust is surprisingly ancient, MESSENGER probe reveals.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-08/mercurys-carbon-rich-crust-is-surprisingly-ancient/7228792

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March 7, 2016 at 9:14 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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AlphaGo: Google's artificial intelligence to take on world champion of ancient Chinese board game


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-08/google-artificial-intelligence-to-face-board-game-champion/7231192

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March 8, 2016 at 5:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Dr Karl explains the physics of gravitational waves.


http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2016/03/08/4419072.htm

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March 8, 2016 at 3:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Ancient dolphin-like ichthyosaurs may have been wiped out by climate change.

Andrew Bolt refuses to believe it.  ;)


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-09/ichthyosaurs-may-have-been-wiped-out-by-climate-change/7230400

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March 8, 2016 at 7:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Why don't we have more native deciduous trees in Australia?

Shedding your leaves is too much like hard work?   :|

No the real reason is ..................


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-07/deciduous-trees-in-australia/7200608

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March 8, 2016 at 8:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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AlphaGo: Google-developed AI beats South Korean Go grandmaster Lee Se-dol in first contest


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-09/alphago-computer-ai-defeats-go-grandmaster-lee-se-dol/7234960

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March 9, 2016 at 8:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Welcome to the commercial Space Race !

There's a billionaire entrepreneur named Jeff Bezos who says his company Blue Origin will take paying passengers to space in 2018.


Blue Origin has not yet settled on a price for rides, but Bezos said it will be competitive with what other companies, such as Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, are charging for similar flights.

Galactic is selling tickets for $250,000.    :roll:


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-10/paid-trips-to-space-likely-in-2018,-blue-origin-boss-says/7236030

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March 9, 2016 at 9:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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