Archaeologists and astronomers solve the mystery of Chile's Stonehenge
A solar phenomenon found above mysterious pillars, or saywas, was likely designed to broadcast the ‘sacred power’ of the IncaGrowing up on the edge of the Atacama desert in northern Chile, Jimena Cruz was often made to feel ashamed of her indigenous identity.Related:Stargazing in Chile: dark skies in the Atacama desertContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Laurence Blair in San Pedro de Atacama Tags: Chile Deserts Astronomy Archaeology Americas Science Source Type: news

Chile Fisherman Race to Recapture Escaped Salmon That Could Pose Risk Chile Fisherman Race to Recapture Escaped Salmon That Could Pose Risk
Chilean fishermen were working Thursday to recover hundreds of thousands of salmon that escaped from a fish farm as environmentalists warned of possible risks if they are eaten by humans, the government said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

The impact of the sugar tax in Chile: A bittersweet success?
(University of York) A new sugar tax introduced on soft drinks in Chile has been effective in reducing consumption of sugary drinks, new research carried out in the country has revealed.However, the international research team, led by academics from the University of York, say although consumption may have dropped, it may not be enough to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in diet-related health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

With Very Large Telescope, astronomers spy a planet being born around a young star
An international team of astronomers using the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert in Chile has captured a snapshot of a planet forming in the middle of the disc of gas and dust around its young star.The system of dwarf star PDS 70, described intwopapers published in the journal Astronomy... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Unpacking a citizen self-tracking device: smartness and idiocy in the accumulation of cycling mobility data - Tironi M, Valderrama M.
Based on the Smart Cities imaginary, the bottom-up project Stgo2020 created a self-tracking device known as Rastreador Urbano de Bicicletas (or Urban Bicycle Tracker) to record the daily trips of cyclists in Santiago de Chile and use the data gathered to h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Using information and communication technologies to prevent suicide among secondary school students in two regions of Chile: a randomized controlled trial - Mascayano F, Schilling S, Tapia E, Santander F, Burrone MS, Yang LH, Alvarado R.
Background: There is an increasing concern for addressing suicide among adolescents in Latin America. Recent mental health policies encourage the development and implementation of preventive interventions for suicide. Such initiatives, however, have... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Work-related injuries resulting in death in Chile: a cross-sectional study on 2014 and 2015 registries - Bachelet VC.
OBJECTIVE: To characterise work-related fatal events that occurred in Chile in 2014 and 2015 in workers covered by the Occupational Accidents and Professional Disease No 16.744 Act. DESIGN: Cross-sectional on registries of the Chilean Worker's Heal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

School and community factors involved in Chilean students' perception of school safety - L ópez V, Torres‐Vallejos J, Villalobos‐Parada B, Gilreath TD, Ascorra P, Bilbao M, Morales M, Carrasco C.
Identifying and understanding predictors of school safety perceptions is important due to its consequences for students. However, it is not clear what school-related factors most contribute to explaining students' perception of school safety, and how they ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Perceived security of women in relation to their path choice toward sustainable neighborhood in Santiago, Chile - Paydar M, Kamani-Fard A, Etminani-Ghasrodashti R.
The fear of crime and perceptions of insecurity are among the most important issues with regard to a sustainability framework, relative to crime itself, in cities with low crime rates. Santiago in Chile is a city with a moderate to low rate of crime as com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Neighbourhood conflicts, socio-spatial inequalities, and residential stigmatisation in Santiago, Chile - M éndez ML, Otero G.
This paper addresses the complex relationship between social inequality and urban conflict by offering a systematic and comprehensive approach to the articulation between macro structural inequality (density, segregation, concentration of high-income), mes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

All eyes on Canada as first G7 nation prepares to make marijuana legal
From crime to health to business, Canada ’s decision to legalize marijuana is a grand progressive experiment that promises to answer a host of questionsWhen Canopy Growth opened its first cannabis factory in an old chocolate plant near Ottawa four years ago, it did so predicting a bright future. Canada had already legalized medical marijuana, and Canopy predicted full legalization for recreational use to be next.What the company hadn ’t predicted, however, was the sudden flood of foreign visitors. Politicians and police authorities from Jamaica, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Greece and Australia have all c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Selena Ross in Montreal Tags: Canada Cannabis Drugs Americas World news Science Society Source Type: news

Testimonial psychotherapy in immigrant survivors of intimate partner violence: a case series - Lakshmin P, Slootsky V, Polatin PB, Griffith JL.
Testimonial psychotherapy is a therapeutic ritual for facilitating the recovery of survivors of human rights violations that focuses on sharing the trauma narrative. Originally developed in Chile as a method for collecting evidence during legal proceedings... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Children's views on evacuation drills and school preparedness: mapping experiences and unfolding perspectives - V ásquez A, Marinkovic K, Bernales M, León J, González J, Castro S.
Introduction and purpose of this study Colegio Ingles is the largest and oldest school in the city of Iquique, the capital of Chile's northern Tarapaca Region. In accordance with the School Evacuation Plan, a drill was held in 2013 with the entire student... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring indigenous perspectives of an environmental disaster: culture and place as interrelated resources for remembrance of the 1960 mega-earthquake in Chile - Kronm üller E, Atallah DG, Gutiérrez I, Guerrero P, Gedda M.
On May 22, 1960, the most powerful earthquake recorded in history shook the coast of southern Chile: the 'Valdivia Earthquake'. The areas around the Budi Lake, eighty kilometers from the epicenter, are lands of the Lafkenche-Mapuche indigenous group. The p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Wearing the marks of violence: unusual trauma patterning at Coyo Oriental, Northern Chile - Torres-Rouff C, Hubbe M, Pestle WJ.
OBJECTIVES: In this article, we present analyses of traumatic injury data from the Middle Period Coyo Oriental cemetery in northern Chile. We test a series of hypotheses about the role of sex, foreign contact, ritual access, and temporal shifts, in the pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Marginalised indigenous youth, a story that resonates
An EU-funded research project is using state-of-the-art visual data and co-mapping exercises to better understand the impact of social exclusion and displacement among marginalised indigenous youth in Santiago, Chile. A better understanding of their lives could feed into programmes to better meet their needs and expectations. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - May 2, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

'Institution shocks' spotlight effects of changing economic institutions
(Santa Fe Institute) Researchers analyzed new data on the Chilean elections of the 1970s to understand how economies react to institutional change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medium-term health of seniors following exposure to a natural disaster - Labra O, Maltais D, Gingras-Lacroix G.
The article aims to describe the medium-term impacts of a major earthquake event (Chile, February 27, 2010) on 26 seniors. The authors adopted a qualitative study approach. Data obtained using the Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R) show the presence of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Occupational Safety Grows in Latin America, Except Among Young People
Young municipal workers wear uniforms and other protective equipment while cutting the grass in the Praça Paris park in the Gloria neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lack of training and the breach of safety requirements by their employers make young Latin Americans the most vulnerable to accidents at work. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27 2018 (IPS)Despite progress achieved in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents and diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories International Labour Organisation (ILO) workplace safety Source Type: news

Occupational Safety Improves in Latin America, Except Among Young People
Young municipal workers wear uniforms and other protective equipment while cutting the grass in the Praça Paris park in the Gloria neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lack of training and the breach of safety requirements by their employers make young Latin Americans the most vulnerable to accidents at work. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27 2018 (IPS)Despite progress achieved in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents and diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories International Labour Organisation (ILO) workplace safety Source Type: news

Uranus Smells Terrible. There, We Said it
Let’s stop pretending, shall we? Because really, we’re not fooling anyone. Uranus is funny. It was funny when you were twelve, and it’s funny now. It was certainly funny when I was a boy and went to a space-themed summer camp where all the bunks were named after planets and Uranus happened to be where we stored the sports equipment, meaning that every now and then a counselor would say, “Somebody put those bats in Uranus,” and then would have to walk over and put them there himself because we were too busy falling over one another laughing. And it was absolutely funny in 1986 when the Voyager ...
Source: TIME: Science - April 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

RADAR: a program for the prevention of suicide in adolescents in the region of Aysen, Chile, preliminary results - Bustamante F, Urquidi C, Florenzano R, Barrueto C, de Los Hoyos J, Ampuero K, Ter án L, Figueroa MI, Farías M, Rueda ML, Giacaman E.
We present the preliminary results of the implementation of RADAR: a community suicide prevention program in adolescents implemented in two high schools in a south region of Chile. METHOD: In a pilot study, during 2016, we implemented RA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Remission in depression and associated factors at different assessment times in primary care in Chile - Vitriol V, Cancino A, Serrano C, Ballesteros S, Potthoff S.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors associated with remission at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months among depressive adult patients in primary care [PHC] in Chile. METHODS: This is a one-year naturalistic study that followed 297 patients admitted for treatment ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Chile Faces Food Industry Head-On in Fight Against Obesity Chile Faces Food Industry Head-On in Fight Against Obesity
Among Latin American nations, Chile is taking a tough stance against packaged and processed foods, insisting on strict new labeling, restricting marketing, and taxing sugary drinks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Menopause Rating Scale Might Aid Treatment Decision-making Menopause Rating Scale Might Aid Treatment Decision-making
A high Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) score supports the decision to treat bothersome climacteric symptoms, researchers from Chile report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

How victimization, climate, and safety around sexual orientation and gender expression relate to truancy - Poteat VP, Berger C, Dantas J.
In this study, we examined how SOGE-based victimization and contextual factors predicted truancy among 886 Chilean students (Mage = ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"Alien" skeleton mystery finally solved
Puzzling mummified remains found in Chile 15 years ago spurred alien theories, but DNA testing revealed the truth (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alien mystery solved: Tiny skeleton belonged to a human girl with rare genetic defects
In the 15 years since it was found in an abandoned mining town in Chile ’s Atacama Desert, the bizarre 6-inch skeleton has inspired fervid speculation, including theories of unearthly origins.It had 10 pairs of ribs — two fewer than the normal human complement — and an elongated skull with a pronounced... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Genetic tests reveal tragic reality of Atacama 'alien' skeleton
Mummified remains from Chilean ghost town revealed to be baby girl with malformations so bizarre they led to speculation over alien lifeWhen the mummified remains of a six-inch humanoid were found in an abandoned mining town in Chile ’s Atacama desert 15 years ago, speculation on its origins ran wild. The skeleton, which was sold to a private collector in Spain, was so bizarre it appeared in adocumentary as potential evidence for alien life.Now scientists in California have extracted DNA from the mummy ’s bones and pieced together the real and tragic story of the individual, known as Ata. Rather than a visitor ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Genetics Biology Science Chile Americas World news Source Type: news

Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed
Scientists investigate an unusual, small, mummified skeleton from Chile to establish is medical history. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers finally solve mystery of 'alien' skeleton
A mummified skeleton discovered in Chile's Atacama Desert 15 years ago doesn't look like anyone you've ever met. In fact, some would say it looks, well, alien. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People Thought This 6-Inch-Tall Skeleton Was an Alien. But Science Says It Was a Human Girl
When a diminutive skeleton — measuring just six inches long, with a tiny, cone-shaped head and only 10 pairs of ribs — was discovered behind an abandoned church in the Atacama region of Chile in 2003, onlookers thought they might have stumbled across an alien. Fifteen years later, researchers have the DNA evidence to prove that the skeleton, nicknamed Ata, is of “purely earthly origin,” a finding that was published Thursday in the journal Genome Research. Even still, plenty of questions remain unanswered. “We really haven’t see another child like that,” says Dr. Atul Butte, the dir...
Source: TIME: Science - March 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized DNA onetime Source Type: news

Genetic Tests Reveal Six-Inch “Alien” Skeleton Is Actually a Human
When a diminutive skeleton — measuring just six inches long, with a tiny, cone-shaped head and only 10 pairs of ribs — was discovered behind an abandoned church in the Atacama region of Chile in 2003, onlookers thought they might have stumbled across an alien. Fifteen years later, researchers have the DNA evidence to prove that the skeleton, nicknamed Ata, is of “purely earthly origin,” a finding that was published Thursday in the journal Genome Research. Even still, plenty of questions remain unanswered. “We really haven’t see another child like that,” says Dr. Atul Butte, the dir...
Source: TIME: Science - March 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized DNA onetime Source Type: news

Matter: Was a Tiny Mummified Skeleton an Alien? No, but the Real Story Is Almost as Strange
Known as “ Ata, ” the six-inch-long skeleton was discovered in Chile and may have had genetic mutations causing a bone disorder never before documented. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Genetics and Heredity Mummies and Mummification Chile Skeletons DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Bones Archaeology and Anthropology Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) Stillbirth Source Type: news

Matter: Was a Tiny Mummy in the Atacama an Alien? No, but the Real Story Is Almost as Strange
Known as “ Ata, ” the six-inch-long skeleton was discovered in Chile and may have had genetic mutations causing a bone disorder never before documented. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Genetics and Heredity Mummies and Mummification Chile Skeletons DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Bones Archaeology and Anthropology Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) Stillbirth Source Type: news

Mystery solved: Tiny skeleton belonged to a human girl with a combination of rare genetic defects
In the 14 years since it was found in an abandoned mining town in Chile ’s Atacama Desert, the bizarre 6-inch skeleton has inspired fervid speculation, including theories of unearthly origins.It had 10 pairs of ribs — two fewer than the normal human complement — and an elongated skull with a pronounced... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Chilean'Alien' Was a Human With Bone Disorder: Study
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- Puzzling skeletal remains found in Chile 15 years ago -- and rumored to be " alien " -- are, in fact, from a human fetus with rare bone anomalies, researchers say. The findings may or may not put to rest any... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Children's scalds from tearing of hot water bottle - Saavedra O R, Sol ís F F, Domic C C.
INTRODUCTION: Children scalded by the tearing of hot-water bottles presented a sudden and significa tive increase around 2000 in Chile. For this reason the Aid to Burned Children Corporation (COA-NIQUEM) publicized prevention concepts concerning the carefu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of the Dating Violence Questionnaire: reviewing the evidence in Chilean youths - Lara L, L ópez-Cepero J.
The Dating Violence Questionnaire (DVQ) is a 42-item questionnaire that measures victimization in romantic relationships between young people, through eight interrelated scales assessing detachment, humiliation, coercion, emotional punishment, gender-based... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

These Are Some of the First Pictures of February ’s Partial Solar Eclipse, As Seen From Antarctica
Officials on Tuesday released some of the first pictures of last month’s partial solar eclipse, as seen from Antarctica. The partial solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon only blocks a portion of the sun, graced the skies in Antarctica and parts of South America — including Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay and far southern Brazil — for a short period of time on Feb. 15. But the celestial event was hard to notice, experts said, even for those directly in its path. There was no change in the light on Earth during the partial solar eclipse and the moon only covered a sliver of the...
Source: TIME: Science - March 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Child victimization and polyvictimization among young adults in Northern Chile - Pinto-Cortez C, Guti érrez-Echegoyen P, Henríquez D.
This study examined the prevalence of victimization and polyvictimization and gender differences in young adults from Arica in northern Chile. In all, 718 college students participated (46.9% men, 53.1% women), aged between 17 and 28 years old ( M = 21.6; ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effects of earthquake on perinatal outcomes: a Chilean register-based study - Palmeiro-Silva YK, Orellana P, Venegas P, Monteiro L, Varas-Godoy M, Norwitz E, Rice G, Osorio E, Illanes SE.
BACKGROUND: Natural disasters increase the level population stress, including pregnant women, who can experience prenatal maternal stress, affecting the fetus and triggering perinatal complications, such as low birth weight, smaller head circumference, etc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Looking for the origins of schizophrenia
(D'Or Institute for Research and Education) Schizophrenia may be related to neurodevelopment changes, including brain's inability to create the appropriate vascular system, according to new study resulted from a partnership between the D'Or Institute for Research and Education, the University of Chile and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). The results broaden the understanding about the causes of this severe and disabling disorder, which affects about 1 percent of the world's population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Red tide outbreak in Chile puts salmon farms on alert: industry group
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A growing outbreak of "red tide" has put salmon farms on alert in fish-rich southern Chile, an industry group said on Thursday, though its impact is still far less extensive than in 2016, when a much larger outbreak decimated fish farms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Another Eclipse Is Coming This Week. Here ’s What to Know About the Partial Solar Eclipse
The second solar eclipse in six months is coming later this week. The partial solar eclipse will be visible in Antarctica and a sliver of southern South America, experts say. Skygazers in Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay, far southern Brazil and Antarctica can see the celestial event on Thursday, Feb. 15 for up to about two hours, according to Ernie Wright, a programmer in the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. While a partial solar eclipse is not nearly as remarkable as a total solar eclipse, keen spectators wearing the proper protective eyewear will be abl...
Source: TIME: Science - February 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Another Eclipse Is Coming Thursday. Here ’s What to Know About the Partial Solar Eclipse
The second solar eclipse in six months is coming on Thursday. The partial solar eclipse will be visible in Antarctica and a sliver of southern South America, experts say. Skygazers in Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay, far southern Brazil and Antarctica can see the celestial event on Thursday, Feb. 15 for up to about two hours, according to Ernie Wright, a programmer in the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. While a partial solar eclipse is not nearly as remarkable as a total solar eclipse, keen spectators wearing the proper protective eyewear will be able to...
Source: TIME: Science - February 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger
New regulations, which corporate interests delayed for almost a decade, require explicit labeling and limit the marketing of sugary foods to children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Obesity Chile Sugar Law and Legislation Soft Drinks Girardi, Guido Source Type: news

Missed the ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Eclipse? Here Are All the Other Eclipses Coming Up in 2018
Stargazers came out in droves to enjoy the “super blue blood moon” eclipse early on Wednesday morning — “super” because the moon was at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, “blue” because it’s the second full moon in a calendar month, and “blood” because the eclipse made it appear red. This was the first such triple-threat moon visible in the U.S. since 1866, USA Today reports — but if you missed it, there are plenty more eclipses to catch this year, of both solar and lunar varieties. Here’s what to look out for: February 15: Partial Solar Eclipse...
Source: TIME: Science - January 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized astronomy onetime Source Type: news

The search for Earth II: Three new French telescopes are searching the stars for another planet like ours
(Natural News) The European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced that a French-led project, known as Exoplanets in Transits and their Atmospheres (ExTrA), may help space experts better observe the night sky for signs of Earth-like planets through three new telescopes installed at the La Silla Observatory in northern Chile. According to ESO, the new telescopes were designed to monitor the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have you heard of a GIGAPIXEL? The hunt for alien life is getting a new gigantic telescope in Chile equipped with the biggest digital camera on Earth
(Natural News) A brief video captured via drone has shown the progress of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, a truly colossal instrument equipped with the world’s largest digital camera. The 3.2 gigapixel CCD imaging camera is said to be so powerful that no less than 1,500 high-definition screens are needed in order to display a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news