Daily Bulletin for 10/29/2016

———————————————————— http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=31adff7519&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=225ae30cdc&e=0023a935ed ** The Surreal Place Where the Sea Floor Is on Dry Land ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 10:22 pm The Economist STUDYING the seabed does not always mean penetrating the sea itself, even if that penetration is done using sound waves rather than submarines (see article). There are a few places where what a geologist would call the ocean floor is actually dry land. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=02164e4062&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=1cc4b4e6b5&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=5c7b9a955a&e=0023a935ed. ** The Most Brutal Planetary Storms in the Galaxy ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 10:46 pm K. N. Smith, Astronomy There’s nothing spookier than a dark, stormy night – unless it’s a dark, stormy night on an alien world, light years from home. Of course, there are a few in our backyard too. Where we’re going, you’ll find howling wind, bizarre things falling from the sky, and storms our whole world could disappear into forever. Grab a flashlight and join us on a haunted tour of the scariest, stormiest spots in space, but be warned: it’s not for the faint of heart. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=f939ecc467&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=9644500a41&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=a0a857c9dd&e=0023a935ed. ** Our Fascination With Civilizations Lost at Sea ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 10:41 pm Edward Platt, Aeon In 1931, a trawler called the Colinda sank its nets into the North Sea, 25 miles off the coast of Norfolk, and dredged up an unlikely artefact — a handworked antler, 21cm long, with a set of barbs running along one side. Archeologists identified it as a prehistoric harpoon and dated it to the Mesolithic age, when sea levels around Britain were more than 100 metres lower than they are today, and the island’s sunken rim, at least according to some, was a fertile plain. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=a978e890a9&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=f557036150&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=c87a7e0306&e=0023a935ed. ** Male Birth Control Causes Unpleasant Side Effects Too ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 10:35 pm BBC Health A hormone injection has been shown to be a safe and effective method of contraception – for men.US researchers say the jab was almost 96% effective in tests on around 270 men who were using it, with four pregnancies among their partners.However, a relatively high number developed side effects, including acne and mood disorders.Researchers have been investigating potential for male hormonal contraceptives for around 20 years. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=392af2d96f&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=c16772832c&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=db81b17c95&e=0023a935ed. ** World’s Largest Marine Reserve Established ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 10:24 pm Kieran Mulvaney, Seeker Twenty-four countries and the European Union have agreed to establish the world’s largest marine protected area in Antarctica’s Ross Sea, bringing to an end — at least for now — six years of determined effort, lobbying and, ultimately, compromise.The member nations of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, agreed on Friday morning to increase protection in 580,000 square miles of the sea, with 425,000 square miles being set aside as a “no-take" zone where fishing is prohibited. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=92633f80ab&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=59aa007316&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=5d8ab7f27c&e=0023a935ed. ** Measles Complication More Common Than Thought ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 10:42 pm Sara Miller, LS A deadly complication of the measles, which can occur years after a person is infected with the virus, is more common than researchers previously thought, according to a new study.The complication, called subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), is a progressive neurological disorder that involves inflammation in the brain. People with SSPE die, on average, within one or two years of being diagnosed with the disease. Some people may live longer, but the condition is always fatal, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=cf92d3c65b&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=fb9c2e9021&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=92ba8d5198&e=0023a935ed. ** Broadband on Mars Possible With Lasers? ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 10:07 pm Elizabeth Howell, Space.com In NASA’s eyes, a record-breaking laser-communications test in 2013 was just the beginning. In 2019, the space agency plans to launch a mission that will extend upon the progress made during that 2013 trial, which was performed by NASA’s LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) spacecraft. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=6d70f8abf8&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=2172f743b5&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=4a3e8a58af&e=0023a935ed ** Tiny Sea Creature’s Bacterial Invisibility Cloak ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 10:42 pm Eva Botkin-Kowacki, CSM Out in the open ocean there is no place to hide from a hungry predator. Marine animals must devise novel ways of going undetected in plain sight.Being translucent, like most of the little crustaceans that belong to the suborder Hyperiidea, can help. Still, savvy predators can glimpse the tasty morsels floating around when light glints off of their bodies. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=c669606ec8&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=61045ab848&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=a7262b7990&e=0023a935ed. ** Computer Simulations Show How Gas Giants Form ———————————————————— AM Update on Oct 28, 2016 10:45 pm Cosmos Magazine Giant gassy planets such as Jupiter and Saturn are born from, well, gas. But how are they created and how do they evolve?Researchers from ETH Zürich and the Universities of Zürich and Bern simulated different scenarios to find out how they exactly this. And in two papers published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society this month, Judit Szulágyi and colleagues found astronomers might be able to determine how an exoplanet was born just by taking its temperature.Astronomers have two main theories explaining how gas giants arise around a young star. 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