CME – Coronal mass ejection – Eruptions on the Sun

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CME – Coronal mass ejection – Eruptions on the Sun

CME – Coronal mass ejection – Every second the Sun emits around two million tons of particulate matter – or at least that’s usually the case. In the atmosphere, however, sometimes there are enormous eruptions from the corona (Coronal Mass Eruptions, CME). These types of hurricanes are among the most spectacular phenomena in our part universe . In the process, the Sun loses much more weight than usual. The speed of winds reaches even 10 million / h. CME is a cloud of gas built of electrically charged particles (physicists call it plasma gas). Plasma hurricanes can reach Earth and call the so-called geomagnetic storms that affect electronic devices, causing short circuits and equipment damage.

It is impossible to predict how dangerous it can be for satellites. The Internet and computer-controlled objects, such as nuclear power plants. The last really strong solar storm took place in the telegraph age, i.e. long before the appearance of PCs. Although astronomers are constantly observing the behavior of the Sun, they can anticipate it only slightly ahead of time. This means that in the future we will have at least 24 hours to disable all sensitive systems (even those in nuclear power plants) and secure computers. But geomagnetic storms are not the only problem facing us by the most important star …

Deja vu

Deja vu - Emile Boirac

Deja vu

Deja vu – This phenomenon denoting intense feeling that lived now the situation has already happened once. Deja visie (visited), deja vecu (longer lived), deja senti (already felt) – is another term for the feeling that the current situation has ever occurred. The experience is short, abrupt, with an aura of mystery. In the majority of cases occur in healthy individuals, at different intervals depending on the population. In ancient times such feelings associated with metapsychosis wandering souls. The current term began to use in 1873, when the first time used the words “deja vecu“, and three years later Emile Boirac used this phrase in the article “Correspondance“.

Space probe Deep Impact – NASA space probe

Space probe Deep Impact - NASA space probe

Space probe Deep Impact – NASA space probe

Space probe Deep Impact – NASA space probe named Deep Impact during the flight within 700 km of comet Hartley 2, was attacked pieces of ice about the size of a basketball. The researchers had never observed such a phenomenon. The reason for this situation was likely to influence the evaporation of solid carbon dioxide.

Spouses similarity – Assortative mating

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Spouses similarity – Assortative mating

Spouses similarity – Assortative mating – Evolutionary biologists and psychologists have called this phenomenon assortative mating.

“The choice of the man who is to us in a similar way, makes sense from an evolutionary point of view. Namely the physical resemblance is key to genetic similarity. This increases the likelihood that our genes are reliably transferred to the next generation

explains prof. Philippe Rushton, a psychologist at the University of Western Ontariohis work has shown that we choose mainly those features that have a higher heritability. To which include, for example, an increase in the circumference of the wrist, but not waist circumference.

Parasomnia

Parasomnia - "The Nightmare engraving" - Thomas Burke

Parasomnia

Parasomnia – This is a phenomenon that accompanies sleep. Do not concern the length and quality of sleep. These are eg. Nightmares, night terror, sleep walking or wake up with confusion. An interesting type of parasomnia is a team ofexploding head” – in falling asleep there is a feeling that something exploded in or next to his head. It is very difficult to sleep after such an experience, but the doctors did not see any health risks stemming from this disorder.

Near Death Experience

Near Death Experience - Near Death Experience Illustration

Near Death Experience

Near Death Experience – The experience of this type is referred to as NDE, or near-death experience (Near Death Experience). He invented them the most famous researcher of this phenomenon Raymond Moody. He based his research composed a list of common feelings of people who returned from the dead.” Most of them experienced a feeling of “out of body. They didn’t feel pain, were happy and calm.

2014 warmest year – According to analysis of NOAA

2014 warmest year - Haze and clouds obscure the setting sun

2014 warmest year – According to analysis of NOAA

2014 warmest year – According to the analysis of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 2014 was the warmest year since the beginning of the measurements. For the first time since 1990. Record temperature achieved without the influence of the weather phenomenon El Niño.