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universal-sci.comFree-falling dead stars show that a cornerstone of physics holds upIt may not be intuitive, but drop a hammer and a feather and – in the absence of air resistance – they will hit the ground at exactly the same time. This is a key principle of physics known as “universal free fall”, stating that all objects accelerate identically in the same gravitational field. In1
gizmodo.comExperts Say Recent ‘Alien’ Mummy Study Was Deeply Flawed and UnethicalEarlier this year, scientists from Stanford University concluded that a strange skeleton known as the Atacama Mummy belonged to a human girl whose physical malformations were the result of several severe genetic mutations. A team of international experts is now questioning these findings, and accusing the scientists of breaching standard research ethics.
esotericaroma.comHawthorn BerryIt is said the Hawthorn Berries uplift and strengthen both the physical and emotional heart. Considered to be a particularly symbolic tree with many folktales and magical myths surrounding it, the hawthorn was "sacred tree medicine" to the ancient Druids. Hawthorn is a tree of the Fae forming the faery triad with oak a1
sfgate.comDear Abby: Widow returns to the dating pool and finds troubled waterDear Abby: I was widowed seven years ago. When my husband died, I thought it was the end of my suffering. It had been a mentally and physically abusive marriage for 30 years. We were complete opposites and were always financially stressed. I have decided to start dating again. I want to meet someone and hopefully feel loved. I joined a dating website, but the men on it look disturbed and creepy. I have no friends, and I feel like I'm dying. I'm 57. Where are all the good men? I am at a loss. My boss told me I should consider dating women since I have had no luck meeting men. She is pushing me into meeting her lesbian friend. Her friend was in an abusive marriage, and her husband is no longer in her life.
local.theonion.comParalyzed Man Determined To Still Live Normal Sedentary LifeNORTH HAMPTON, MA—Saying that he wouldn’t let his disability define him, recently paralyzed man Matthew Sabourne told reporters Thursday he was determined to maintain his normal sedentary lifestyle despite his new physical challenges. “I caught a tough break with the accident, but I’ll be damned if I let this injury stop me from getting out of bed every afternoon, plopping down on the couch, and binge-watching Netflix for eight hours just like any other able-bodied person,” said Sabourne, 29, who vowed to maintain his previous diet of nonstop fast food and carbonated beverages. “I will not let this wheelchair get in the way of my personal or professional life, at least any more than my recliner did before. As soon as I finish my FIFA season, I’m turning off my PlayStation, hitting the job market, and landing a regular gig where I can sit in front of a computer all day long.” Sabourne has reportedly stayed true to his goals, recently storming out of a physical therapy appointment after his trainer pointed out that treatment required him to deviate from a normal exercise-free routine.
kenpage.comDNA healing research global wormholes consciousness science OnenessMultidimensional Cellular Healing identifies energetic patterns on the physical body. By using these patterns to access the subconscious mind, we can release physical, emotional, mental and spiritual patterns from our past.
pewinternet.org3. Witnessing online harassmentHarassment does not have to be personally experienced in order to leave an impact. In addition to their own personal experiences, a majority of Americans have witnessed harassment directed at someone else online. This chapter explores the role these bystanders play in addressing online harassment when they see it, how often they intercede and by what means. It also explores a more subtle side effect of witnessing online harassment – whether observing these behaviors causes a “chilling effect” or prompts people to adjust their online presence and privacy settings. Two-thirds of U.S. adults have witnessed potentially harassing behavior directed toward others online As noted in Chapter 2, 41% of Americans have personally experienced harassing behavior online. But an even larger share of the population – 66% in total – has witnessed these behaviors directed at others online. As was true of the harassment people experience directly, offensive name-calling and efforts to embarrass someone are the most common types of harassment people witness online. Over half of all adults (53%) say they have witnessed others being called offensive names online, and another 43% have witnessed someone being purposefully embarrassed. Smaller – though still notable – shares of Americans say they have witnessed more severe forms of online harassment. One-quarter of Americans say they have seen someone being physically threatened online, while 21% have seen others harassed for a sustained period of time. Another 18% report that they have witnessed someone being sexually harassed online and 15% say they have seen a person being stalked. All told, 39% say they have seen others experience particularly severe forms of online harassment (which includes stalking, physical threats, sustained harassment, or sexual harassment). The proportion of adults who have witnessed any form of online harassment is roughly the same as in 2014: At that point, 65% of U.S. adults had witnessed any of these behaviors and 34% had witnessed these more severe forms. Just as younger adults are more likely than older adults to personally experience online harassment, they are also more likely to see others being harassed online. Fully 86% of 18- to 29-year-olds have witnessed harassing behaviors online, compared with 60% of those ages 30 and older. Name-calling and embarrassment are the most common forms of harassment that young adults witness (69% and 60%, respectively), but their exposure to more severe forms of harassment is especially striking. About six-in-ten adults ages 18 to 29 (62%) have witnessed some form of severe harassment online: 42% have seen others make physical threats, 36% have witnessed sustained harassment directed against someone, 35% have seen sexual harassment and 28% have witnessed stalking online. Younger adults are much more likely to witness each of these behaviors compared with adults 30 and older. Still, the exposure to online harassment that older adults witness is notable. About three-quarters of those ages 30 to 49 (78%) and half of adults 50 and older (48%) say they have witnessed some form of online harassment. In particular, substantial minorities of adults 50 and over have seen others called offensive names online (35%) or witnessed someone purposefully being embarrassed (29%). Three-in-ten Americans have responded or taken action after witnessing potentially harassing behavior online Witnesses to harassment can often play a decisive role in someone else’s harassment online by choosing to intervene or offer their support. This survey finds evidence that a portion of Americans have indeed taken action after witnessing harassment online – although a similar share has seen these behaviors but never taken any action to address it. Three-in-ten U.S. adults (30%) say they have ever responded or taken some sort of action after witnessing potentially harassing behavior directed at someone online. Meanwhile, 35% have witnessed this type of behavior but have never responded to it. The remaining 24% of adults have never witnessed any type of harassing behavior online in the first place. The specific steps that people take to respond to harassment of others tend to fall into three categories. In some cases, they reach out to either the attacker or the victim directly: 18% of Americans have directly responded to the perpetrator of harassment, while a similar share (17%) has offered support to someone they thought was being harassed. In other instances, they elect to utilize technological solutions such as flagging offensive content (17% of all adults say they have done this in response to witnessed harassment) or reporting someone to a website or online platform where harassment was taking place (12%). Relatively few say they have gone even further after witnessing an online harassment incident by contacting law enforcement (2%), a school official (2%) or someone’s employer (1%). In their own words: Reporting online harassment “I have witnessed people on Facebook call others ugly names, make racist and sexist comments, and denigrate specific religions and groups on many occasions. I usually report it but Facebook rarely if ever does anything. I also report fake profiles and Facebook ignores that, too.” “When I was a teacher in a middle school, the students sometimes shared some of the negative comments and information that was shared online. There were times I had to call law enforcement, their parents, administration, etc.” “ friend with a blog had to keep changing her username to avoid certain people from harassing her, people that held a grudge over some incident from before I knew her. I advised her to contact authorities but her state didn’t have any clear rules about online harassment and since the harasser did not live in the same state or make any physical threats, they didn’t respond.” “Name-calling involving sexually explicit names, people having derogatory comments posted so often they have to close posts and even websites, people having sexually explicit posts in comments, and one person who felt unsafe and had to leave the internet. I had to get a lawyer to write a letter asking for a retraction that was grudgingly given.” “I ignored the offender and blocked them from ever contacting me again. Which did solve the problem.” The ‘chilling effect’ of online harassment: 27% of Americans have chosen to not post something online after witnessing harassment of others Observing harassment online can lead to a number of potential negative consequences. Witnesses may feel anxious or unsafe about their own interactions or participation online, and many are concerned that widespread harassment contributes to an environment in which people are scared or unwilling to speak freely for fear of retribution. This survey finds evidence of both of these outcomes. Almost three-in-ten Americans (27%) say that witnessing online harassment of others has caused them to refrain from posting something online, while a nearly identical share (28%) say it has encouraged them to set up or adjust their own privacy settings. In addition, 16% have changed the information in their online profile(s), 13% have stopped using an online service after seeing these behaviors and 3% say they have taken some other step beyond the four listed here. In total, roughly half (47%) of all adults have taken at least one of these steps as a result of witnessing harassment of others. Younger adults are especially likely to engage in this sort of “profile management” after witnessing harassment online: 47% of adults ages 18 to 29 have adjusted their privacy settings for this reason, while 30% say they have changed some of the information in any of their online profiles. And an especially large share of women ages 18 to 29 (45%) have chosen to not post something online after witnessing harassment of others. Exposure to the online harassment of others also can lead to personal and emotional impacts. For instance, nearly one-in-ten adults (8%) report that they have felt “very anxious” after witnessing harassing behaviors online because they were worried they might be targeted for similar treatment. Another 26% say they have felt mildly anxious, but not overly so, after seeing these behaviors online. These feelings of anxiety are present at some level across a relatively broad cross-section of Americans, but are especially prominent among younger adults. Nearly half (49%) of those ages 18 to 29 have felt anxious after witnessing online harassment directed toward others, with 12% indicating that they have felt “very anxious” at one point or another that something similar might happen to them. Those who have personally experienced severe forms of online harassment are more likely to respond when they see others harassed and to take steps to protect themselves Whether someone has personally experienced online harassment themselves is highly correlated with how that person responds and reacts toward online harassment happening to others. This is especially true for people who have encountered severe forms of harassment, such as stalking, physical threats, sexual harassment or harassment over a sustained period of time. Those who have themselves experienced severe forms of harassment are especially likely to say they have felt high levels of anxiety after seeing harassment directed at others. Roughly two-thirds (65%) of those who have experienced severe harassment say they have felt some level of anxiety after witnessing harassment of others, with 21% indicating that they have been made “very anxious.” Those who have experienced severe forms of online harassment are also more responsive when they see others targeted online. Almost two-thirds (63%) of those with severe harassment experiences say they have taken some type of active step to respond after seeing someone else targeted online, including directly responding to someone’s harasser (44% have done this), offering their support to the target (42%), flagging offensive content (42%), reporting the offender to a website (36%) or contacting law enforcement (9%). These responses are all less common among both those whose harassment does not include severe behaviors, as well as among those who have not experienced any online harassment at all. Likewise, those who have been the target of severe forms of harassment are especially likely to take steps to protect their online presence after seeing others being harassed. More than half of those with severe harassment experience (56%) have adjusted their privacy settings after witnessing harassment, 42% have changed the information in any of their online profiles and 30% say they have stopped using an online service because of harassment concerns.
thinkengraved.comA guide to what jewelry stamps mean.A guide to what jewelry stamps mean. What does this jewelry stamp mean? This is one of the most common questions we get through Quora. You can fill in the blank as to what the stamp is. We will list them in a what is___ format, just as if we were answering a message. We have invested many hours of research in order to bring you this guide on the meaning of different jewelry stamps. We will start out with the most common stamps that we see and work our way through some more uncommon stamps on jewelry. What does a .925, 925 or ster stamp mean? – These stamps stand for sterling silver. This means the piece of jewelry should be 92.5% pure silver mixed with another metal, usually copper. Silver on its own is very soft and needs another metal added to make solid jewelry. A common question that I get is “ I have a gold ring stamped 925, what does that mean?” Much tp my dismay I have had a few people get very angry with my answer. The answer is this means that the base metal is sterling silver with gold plating. There is nothing wrong with this if you are wanting some jewelry made of high quality metals at an affordable price. The issue will normally come down to was the person selling or gifting this item to you honest? I suspect that the anger stems from the answer being no. Other common questions are what does 925___ mean. For example what does 925nc mean or what does 14k KC mean. This is simply the symbol for 92.5 sterling silver (925) and the maker’s mark (nc). The 14k KC means simply 14k gold (14k) and the makers mark (KC). There have been thousands of maker’s marks, so if you need to know who the maker is, it will take some research to discover this. I’ve also seen questions like what does 14k GP mean? This means 14k gold plated, but this does not give any information as to what the base metal is. Gold is the same as silver in that it is much too soft on its own. There are several variations of gold mixes and these are what they actually stand for. What does 10k stamp mean? – 41.6% or 10 parts per 24 pure gold mixed with other metals, usually nickel, copper, zinc or silver. What does 14k stamp mean? – 58.3% or 14 parts per 24 pure gold mixed with silver, copper zinc and nickel. These may vary slightly. What does 18k stamp means? – 75% or 18 parts per 24 pure gold mixed with elements such as silver, copper and nickel. What does 24k stamp mean? – 100% or 24 parts per 24 pure gold. This means no additives. While this is pure gold it is also very soft and tends to bend and scratch rather easily. This is one of the reasons it is rare to find jewelry that is pure gold. As a side note, palladium is added to gold to make white gold. Also, Karat is usually stamped k, K, or KT and is different from Carat. Carat is for measuring the weight of gems and not metals. Another common stamp on gold (especially from England) are essay marks. These marks are not made by the manufacturer but by the essay’s office to certify the purity. Each number stands for the percentage of purity of gold, platinum and silver. For gold the stamps are 375, 585, 750, 916, 990 and 999 For silver the stamps are 800,925,958 and 999 For platinum the stamps are 850, 900, 950 and 999 Please refer to the photo to see what the stamps look like as well as the essay’s office stamp. That covers the most common stamps on gold jewelry. There may be some other variations or even country marks such as Italy along side these markings. So what does a 900 Platinum, 900 plat, plat 900, pt900 and 900pt stamp mean? – 90% platinum or 900 parts per 100. Usually mixed with other platinum metal group alloys such as Ruthenium, rhodium, or palladium. 950 platinum will simply carry 950 in place of the 900 and is 950 parts per 1000 pure platinum. Here is a great article about the above stamps here. What does ALE stamped on jewelry mean? This is basically the maker’s mark for Pandora Jewelry. This is stamped in almost all Pandora jewelry except for maybe a few smaller pieces. What does sk9 Platnaire mean? Platnaire is an alloy consisting of 92.5% silver, 5% platinum and 2.5% other elements but is nickel free, making it hypoallergenic. What does a GE stamp on my ring mean? This means that the ring is Gold Electroplated. HE means heavy gold electroplated. Here is a blog with more in depth information on this here. What does GP mean? Gp is simply gold plated. What does GF mean? This means that the jewelry actually has a layer of gold bonded to the base metal. This is more common on items such as watches. What does IP on my ring mean? IP means Ion Plating, and is one of the most solid plating techniques called physical vapor deposition. In the past this was often used on tools and blades but is becoming more common on quality plated jewelry. What does steel, S.S. or st. steel mean? This is the mark for a stainless steel piece. Stainless steel is one of the more affordable options for people who tend to turn green as it is usualy hypo-allergenic. What does WGD mean? WGD is kind of like karat meaning weighted gold. For example 18 karat weighted gold or 18k. What does PD mean? PD means Palladium. This is a member of the platinum family of alloys. What does a KP stamp mean on my jewelry? This stands for Karat Plumb and is a certification that it is at least the karat marked or better. For instance 14kp means it is at the very least 14k or higher. I will leave you with this one last answer to a question we are often asked, as I think it is very omportant to address this. Are marks inside rings ever wrong? The simple answer is yes. There are and always be scammers out there trying to rip people off. It has become more common for jewelry coming from China and other regions to have stamps that are not correct in order to pass of jewelry as real gold or even sterling silver. Always be aware of who you are buying from and make sure they have been around a while and have great ratings and / or reviews. Another thing to watch for is mark manipulation. I have heard many stories on this. One that stands out in my mind is a ring marked 14kg. This ring originally was marked 14kgp meaning 14k gold plated but the p was polish out but there is no 14kg. You can find a great article on jewelry stamps here. I hope this helps you out and if there are any other marks not mentioned that you are curious about feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or do a google search as there is a ton of information out there.
extremetech.comApple Can't Handle the Heat: Severe Core i9 Throttling Found on New MacBook ProsApple systems aren't immune to the laws of physics. This simple fact puts significant limits on the upgrade-option Core i9 CPU inside the latest MacBook Pros -- and suggests that Apple didn't do its due diligence when designing the CPUs.
theparisreview.orgUrsula K. Le Guin, The Art of Fiction No. 221Le Guin, 1996. In the early 1960s, when Ursula K. Le Guin began to publish, science fiction was dominated by so-called hard sci-fi: speculative fiction grounded in physics, chemistry, and, to a lesser extent, biology. The understanding of technological progress as an unalloyed good went largely u...5