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This Black Hole Just Let Scientists Look Back in Time to the Dawn of Creation

(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation. It’s the farthest black hole ever found. A team led by the Carnegie Observatories‘ Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a quasar dating to 690 million years of the Big Bang. That means the light from this quasar has been traveling our way for more than 13 billion years. Banados said the quasar provides a unique baby picture of the universe, when it was just 5 percent of its current age. It would be like seeing photos of a 50-year-old man when he was 2 1/2 years old, according to Banados. “This discovery opens up an exciting new window to understand the early universe,” he said in an email from Pasadena, California. Quasars are incredibly bright objects deep in the cosmos, powered by black holes devouring everything around them. That makes them perfect candidates for unraveling the mysteries of the earliest cosmic times. The black hole in this newest, most distant quasar is 800 million times the mass of our sun. Much bigger black holes are out there, but none so far away — at least among those found so far. These larger black holes have had more time to grow in the hearts of galaxies since the Big Bang, compared with the young one just observed. Illustration by Robin Dienel, courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science “The new quasar is itself one of the fi...
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In conclusion, death is a natural part of human existence, but human progress is essentially a story of overcoming undesirable natural limits. In the near future, technological progress might make it possible to stop natural biological death. Should humankind embrace such technology? Yes: Even though such technology would not be without risks, the risks are almost certainly manageable. The benefits of ending natural death, on the other hand, are immense. Death is an obstacle that is slowing down human progress. If we remove that obstacle, humankind could increase the speed of both its moral and its epistemic progress. ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
How do you enter conversations with people you don’t know? I grew up with gregarious parents and have enthusiastically emulated them. Although my mother referred to herself as shy, I never observed her that way. She seemed to be able to engage with people in various scenarios. My father was raised in South Philly (home of the iconic pugilist character Rocky) where talking to people on the stoop or street corner was commonplace. He learned how to communicate with those from all walks of life from his own blue collar, working class sensibilities. No matter where our family went, it seems my father always knew someone,...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Friends General Habits Happiness Personality Relationships Self-Help Communication Making Friends Meeting People Social Anxiety Source Type: blogs
In January 2013 . . . after eight years of " citizen journalism " in the " progressive " Greensboro N.C. ether . . . after all of the political flame-wars and even getting cyber-stalked . . . I stopped blogging.  Regular posting stopped. The Twitter feed was also deactivated. As of January 2018, all of Dr. J's Housecalls has been archived for reference purposes.In 2013, I reworked the blog's sidebar over and over again - trying to figure out how much I wanted to say about the decision to stop. All I wound up doing was was telling the story onemore time. This post is that sidebar - it's as...
Source: Dr.J's HouseCalls - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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BackgroundApproximately 5%–10% of newly born babies need intervention to assist transition from intra‐ to extrauterine life. All providers in the delivery ward are trained in neonatal resuscitation, but without clinical experience or exposure, training competency is transient with a decline in skills within a few months. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether neonatal resuscitations skills and team performance would improve after implementation of video‐assisted, performance‐focused debriefings. MethodsWe installed motion‐activated video cameras in every resuscitation bay capturing consecutive compromi...
Source: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
“Hey, Charlie,” says Dr. Michael Rivkin as he gently dangles a small rubber ducky in front of the little boy. “Would you like this?” A wide smile breaks out across the toddler’s face. Why yes, he certainly would like that duck. He reaches and grasps at it, closing his tiny fingers around the toy. For Charlie Strzempek, it’s nothing more than a playful act. But for his parents, Kathleen and Tom, it’s a major accomplishment. Dr. Rivkin isn’t simply offering his patient a toy. He’s testing his ability to grab and hold an object in his right hand — the side of his bod...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Michael Rivkin Julie Croteau occupational therapy stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center Source Type: news
We reported a surge in the use of augmented reality in healthcare at the end of 2016, with the trend continuing in 2017. Notably, Microsoft’s HoloLens was successfully used for spinal surgery applications by a surgical navigation company named ...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the moment you have all been waiting for – the day that the winners of the Medgadget Medical Sci-Fi Competition are announced and their fantastic stories are published! First, we would like to thank Eko Devices, th...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs
Patients often criticize doctors for being unemotional and distant . Because we are taught to maintain a professional barrier , we may seem to be cold and uncaring, but the reality is that doctors have a heart too - we're human after all !Ironically, sometimes it's this humanness which backfires. Thus, we will often identify with some of our patients - especially when they're of the same age group, or come from a similar background. We sometimes need to break bad news to them , and when they start crying on hearing this, we get emotionally upset as well.  We may then end up saying things to try to console the patient,...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
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Source: vactruth.com - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Christina England Logical Top Stories Maki Naro NLP truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs
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