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November 25th, 2020 - 6:00 pm § in Science

A brief history of dark matter

Why do the outer fringes of galaxies spin at the same speed as the inner core? They shouldn’t. A galaxy should rotate faster at the center, where the stars are denser (and there’s usually a black hole). In our solar system, the planets farther from the sun orbit more slowly, because grav[...]

November 25th, 2020 - 1:47 pm § in America, Biden, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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November 22nd, 2020 - 8:08 pm § in China, Science

China wants its own moon rocks

China is going to the moon for rocks. The Chinese plan to launch an unmanned lunar probe on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, to bring back 2 kg. of moon rocks. Currently, only the U.S. and Russia have moon material. “Experts are hoping [the mission] will give a better understand how long the Moon r[...]

November 19th, 2020 - 1:56 pm § in Science

Bye bye, Arecibo telescope

Engineers have assessed the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, completed in 1963, is unrepairable, unsafe, and plans are now being made to demolish it. The structure was damaged and weakened by Hurricane Maria in 2017, and two support cables snapped in August and November 2020, and part of the [...]

November 16th, 2020 - 12:38 am § in America, Science

Space-X launch (video)

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November 10th, 2020 - 10:57 am § in Science

Science: Archaeologists explain two million year old skull of human-like African creature

Three years after archaeologists found fragments of a 2 million year old skull in a quarry near Johannesburg, South Africa, researchers have pieced it together and interpreted it. The skull belonged to a male Paranthropus robustus, a hominid species that died out. It was found just a few feet away [...]

November 2nd, 2020 - 7:14 pm § in Science

Anthropology: Was a world war fought in 50,000 BC?

Condensed from a BBC article (here): “Warfare is an intrinsic part of being human. War isn’t a modern invention, but an ancient, fundamental part of our humanity. Historically, all peoples warred. Our oldest writings are filled with war stories. Archaeology reveals ancient fortresses an[...]

November 2nd, 2020 - 12:17 am § in Environment, Science

Drain the Mediterranean!

Someone actually floated the idea. However, it never took root. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 30th, 2020 - 3:48 pm § in Science

Why do things keep evolving into crabs? (video)

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October 28th, 2020 - 1:53 pm § in Environment, Science

Climate disaster is here; it’s time for triage.

A veteran journalist who’s covered climate change for nearly 40 years says, “I’ve reached a few conclusions. One obvious one: It’s time we quickly moved on from fossil fuels. Coal and oil were great energy systems for the 16th and 19th centuries, but we’re now dealing with the real[...]