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Power grid meltdown due to electric cars?

 

http://principia-scientific.org/power-grid-meltdown-due-to-electric-cars/

 

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The National Grid expressed concerns that an average size 3.5kW battery charger would take 19 hours to fully charge a car battery, even when it is 25 per cent full.

 

A “thought piece” document obtained by the Financial Times warned that a more powerful 11kW device would still take six hours to charge a car battery and during that time, the use of everyday items such as kettles and ovens would blow the fuse.

 

“The average household is supplied with single phase electricity and is fitted with a main fuse of 60-80 amps,” the National Grid said.

 

“If one were to use an above average power charger, say 11kW, this would require 48 amps. When using such a charger it would mean that you could not use other high demand electrical items… without tripping the house’s main fuse.”

 

The warnings come just weeks after the Government announced plans to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 in a bid to encourage people to buy electric vehicles.

 

 

[This brings to mind the exploding power transformers we get around here on a hot summer night.  All it takes is for enough people to turn on their AC, and at first the lights go out, then you hear the dreaded "pop" in the distance.  I'll be up at night doing work when that happens and realize I'll be lucky if the power comes back on by the morning or noon the next day. 

 

It is safe to say these electric cars recharging on the same grid wouldn't improve the situation.]

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DNA Proves Viking Warriors Were Women Too

A DNA analysis has proven that there were female Viking warriors, so people shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the roles of men and women in ancient societies, scientists say.

Experts had previously assumed a “well-furnished warrior grave” from the Viking era in Sweden was the burial site of a man, according to a study in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, but a new genetic analysis on the skeletal remains inside suggest the warrior was a woman. The researchers say the warrior’s DNA did not have a Y-chromosome, thus marking a female because all women carry two X-chromosomes while men carry one of each. The finding confirms a previous and controversial study of the bones’ structure that had suggested the dead warrior was female and backs up unsubstantiated narratives from hundreds of years ago that describe male and female Vikings fighting together.

 

While being buried with weapons doesn’t necessarily mean the person was a warrior, the researchers argue in their study that all people buried in this manner should be viewed in the same way, regardless of sex.

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They just can't give this PC stuff up, always having to "prove" the sexes were equal.

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DNA Proves Viking Warriors Were Women Too

A DNA analysis has proven that there were female Viking warriors, so people shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the roles of men and women in ancient societies, scientists say.

 

Experts had previously assumed a “well-furnished warrior grave” from the Viking era in Sweden was the burial site of a man, according to a study in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, but a new genetic analysis on the skeletal remains inside suggest the warrior was a woman. The researchers say the warrior’s DNA did not have a Y-chromosome, thus marking a female because all women carry two X-chromosomes while men carry one of each. The finding confirms a previous and controversial study of the bones’ structure that had suggested the dead warrior was female and backs up unsubstantiated narratives from hundreds of years ago that describe male and female Vikings fighting together.

 

While being buried with weapons doesn’t necessarily mean the person was a warrior, the researchers argue in their study that all people buried in this manner should be viewed in the same way, regardless of sex.

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They just can't give this PC stuff up, always having to "prove" the sexes were equal.

 

Really, I'm stunned! :blink:

 

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Intelligence

The most common way of assessing intelligence is IQ testing. The Flynn effect describes the phenomenon that over time average IQ scores have been increasing in all countries since the turn of the twentieth century (the earliest point in time for which data is available).

 

The change in IQ scores has been approximately three IQ points per decade. One major implications of this trend is that an average individual alive today would have an IQ of 130 by the standards of 1910, making them more intelligent than 98% of the population at that time. Equivalently, an individual alive in 1910 would have an IQ of 70 by today’s standards, a score that would be low enough to be considered intellectually disabled in the modern world.

 

International comparisons of IQ measures reveal large disparities between developed and developing countries. Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen’s controversial research explores this area. Lynn and Vanhanen subscribe to the view that IQ is mainly inherited and argue that the lower IQ of these nations is what holds back development.

 

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It's scary to think they rank our country near the top, but then this is all relative.

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DNA Proves Viking Warriors Were Women Too

A DNA analysis has proven that there were female Viking warriors, so people shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the roles of men and women in ancient societies, scientists say.

 

Experts had previously assumed a “well-furnished warrior grave” from the Viking era in Sweden was the burial site of a man, according to a study in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, but a new genetic analysis on the skeletal remains inside suggest the warrior was a woman. The researchers say the warrior’s DNA did not have a Y-chromosome, thus marking a female because all women carry two X-chromosomes while men carry one of each. The finding confirms a previous and controversial study of the bones’ structure that had suggested the dead warrior was female and backs up unsubstantiated narratives from hundreds of years ago that describe male and female Vikings fighting together.

 

While being buried with weapons doesn’t necessarily mean the person was a warrior, the researchers argue in their study that all people buried in this manner should be viewed in the same way, regardless of sex.

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They just can't give this PC stuff up, always having to "prove" the sexes were equal.

actually history impedes their personal self-esteem. :lol:

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Intelligence

The most common way of assessing intelligence is IQ testing. The Flynn effect describes the phenomenon that over time average IQ scores have been increasing in all countries since the turn of the twentieth century (the earliest point in time for which data is available).

 

The change in IQ scores has been approximately three IQ points per decade. One major implications of this trend is that an average individual alive today would have an IQ of 130 by the standards of 1910, making them more intelligent than 98% of the population at that time. Equivalently, an individual alive in 1910 would have an IQ of 70 by today’s standards, a score that would be low enough to be considered intellectually disabled in the modern world.

 

International comparisons of IQ measures reveal large disparities between developed and developing countries. Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen’s controversial research explores this area. Lynn and Vanhanen subscribe to the view that IQ is mainly inherited and argue that the lower IQ of these nations is what holds back development.

 

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It's scary to think they rank our country near the top, but then this is all relative.

 

Let's just say they really averaged that one out.  With kid gloves.

 

Historically the US has been averaged right at 100 though.  I think that might have been because the original intent was to try and normalize other nations to that of the US.

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Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent Was Radically Altered by the Formation of the Ring of Fire

Zealandia made global headlines earlier this year when scientists announced that it counts as a new continent.

Now it is coming under closer scientific scrutiny. We are currently halfway through an expedition to drill into this vast underwater plateau of continental crust, and we can already reveal that Zealandia’s geography changed more dramatically and more recently than anyone had thought.

 

There are seven continents on Earth: Eurasia, North America, South America, Africa, Antarctica, Australia and now Zealandia.

 

Zealandia is about two-thirds the size of Australia, but 94 percent of it lies deep below the southwest Pacific Ocean. Its only major landmasses are New Zealand to the south and New Caledonia to the north.

 

Very little is known about it, because most of it lies about a mile beneath the Pacific Ocean.

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First they messed with how many planets are in the solar system, and now they have to do the same with the continents. Please stop and go away.

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Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent Was Radically Altered by the Formation of the Ring of Fire

Zealandia made global headlines earlier this year when scientists announced that it counts as a new continent.

 

Now it is coming under closer scientific scrutiny. We are currently halfway through an expedition to drill into this vast underwater plateau of continental crust, and we can already reveal that Zealandia’s geography changed more dramatically and more recently than anyone had thought.

 

There are seven continents on Earth: Eurasia, North America, South America, Africa, Antarctica, Australia and now Zealandia.

 

Zealandia is about two-thirds the size of Australia, but 94 percent of it lies deep below the southwest Pacific Ocean. Its only major landmasses are New Zealand to the south and New Caledonia to the north.

 

Very little is known about it, because most of it lies about a mile beneath the Pacific Ocean.

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First they messed with how many planets are in the solar system, and now they have to do the same with the continents. Please stop and go away.

 

 

You left out Atlantis and Mauritius. :D 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/sciencefair/2017/02/01/lost-continent-mauritius-indian-ocean/97341786/

 

Remake possible?

 

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Edgifugal force.

 

Hey, don't ya know yer science?

and these forces of nature and gravity are the result of some blind undirected evolutionary impetus?...

 

the laws of probability say no. how come modern science only ignores them when it comes to evolution???

 

because the laws of probability call into question the theory of evolution.

:D

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Aliens hovering around ISS? Alleged UFOs recently spotted from NASA’s International Space Station

The alleged sighting of UFO in a latest NASA live video captured from the International Space Station (ISS) has yet again sparked a debate over the existence of aliens. The video shows not one, not two but three UFO like figures flying over the ISS. And the alien-theory enthusiasts are super excited with the discovery of what they claim are UFOs belonging to the aliens.

 

Three orbs of smoke can be seen in the NASA live and this video has left people discussing about aliens watching us or maybe spying on us.

 

A YouTube channel named Third Phase of Moon was the first to share the NASA Live Feed, showing three rings of smoke hovering near the ISS.

 

Contrary to the conspiracy theorists’ belief, many people have dismissed this as a mere cloud formation.

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The aliens are probably wondering why we are still wasting all our time and money on this.

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To Save Australia’s Ecosystem, Ecologists Say Eat Kangaroos

Australia is suffering from an overabundance of its most iconic animal, the kangaroo. Now officials are requesting people to use their stomachs to help control the rapidly growing populations.

 

Kangaroo populations have sharply increased, from some 27 million in 2010 to around 45 million in 2016, reports BBC News. This explosion came after a decade of wet conditions throughout much of Australia, which has allowed vegetation to flourish. And with abundant food comes abundant herbivorous marsupials. To make matters worse, humans have caused the extinction of several of the kangaroo's natural predators, such as the thylacine—a marsupial resembling a dog.

 

Now, with nearly twice as many kangaroos as people in Australia, the situation has hit a critical point; the creatures are wreaking havoc on the Australia's ecosystem, reports Tom Fedorowytsch for ABC News.

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Weren't we told that all species were suppose to die out because of global warming? Here we have an epidemic of kangaroos all over Australia. It's amazing how they get away with this.

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To Save Australia’s Ecosystem, Ecologists Say Eat Kangaroos

Australia is suffering from an overabundance of its most iconic animal, the kangaroo. Now officials are requesting people to use their stomachs to help control the rapidly growing populations.

 

Kangaroo populations have sharply increased, from some 27 million in 2010 to around 45 million in 2016, reports BBC News. This explosion came after a decade of wet conditions throughout much of Australia, which has allowed vegetation to flourish. And with abundant food comes abundant herbivorous marsupials. To make matters worse, humans have caused the extinction of several of the kangaroo's natural predators, such as the thylacine—a marsupial resembling a dog.

 

Now, with nearly twice as many kangaroos as people in Australia, the situation has hit a critical point; the creatures are wreaking havoc on the Australia's ecosystem, reports Tom Fedorowytsch for ABC News.

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Weren't we told that all species were suppose to die out because of global warming? Here we have an epidemic of kangaroos all over Australia. It's amazing how they get away with this.

 

 

That should make animal lovers hopping mad.

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To Save Australia’s Ecosystem, Ecologists Say Eat Kangaroos

 

 

I hope that they find kangaroos an easier opponent than emus are. The well-disciplined and well-armed Australian army was pitted against a ragtag group of emus in The Great Emu War (2 November 1932 to 10 December 1932). 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War

 

The army lost.

 

Major G.P.W. Meredith of the Royal Australian Artillery was quoted as saying: "If we had a military division with the bullet-carrying capacity of these birds it would face any army in the world."

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That Monkey Who Took a Famous Selfie Won't Own the Copyright to It

(SAN FRANCISCO) — Attorneys announced a settlement Monday in a lawsuit over who owns the copyright to selfie photographs taken by a monkey before a federal appeals court could answer the novel legal question.

 

Under the deal, the photographer whose camera was used to take the photos agreed to donate 25 percent of any future revenue from the images to charities dedicated to protecting crested macaques in Indonesia, lawyers for an animal-rights group said.

 

Attorneys for the group and the photographer, David Slater, asked the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss the case and throw out a lower court decision that said animals cannot own copyrights.

 

Andrew J. Dhuey, an attorney for Slater, declined to comment on how much money the photos have generated or whether Slater would keep all of the remaining 75 percent of future revenue.

 

There was no immediate ruling from the 9th Circuit.

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That's too bad they settled, I wanted them to make a monkey out of the 9th Circuit.

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Finally, Someone Finds a Use for the Apple Watch

A big problem for the Apple Watch is that it seems so unnecessary. You need an iPhone for most of what the device is supposed to do. If you've already got the phone, who needs to strap a display to their wrist? How many people do you know who opt to use a watch to tell the time when they have a phone in the pocket.

 

But the Red Sox pulled off another miracle that transcended sports to touch on tech. They reportedly made an Apple Watch useful by using it to spy on opponents like the Yankees, said the New York Times.

 

    The Yankees, who had long been suspicious of the Red Sox' stealing catchers' signs in Fenway Park, contended the video showed a member of the Red Sox training staff looking at his Apple Watch in the dugout. The trainer then relayed a message to other players in the dugout, who, in turn, would signal teammates on the field about the type of pitch that was about to be thrown, according to the people familiar with the case.

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This was a product looking for a solution, and finally someone found one - cheating.

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'Fluffy' the great white shark heads back to sea

Sydney (AFP) - A baby great white shark that stunned onlookers when it washed up on a popular Sydney beach was released back into the ocean Tuesday after spending the night in an aquarium.

 

The thrashing 1.5-metre (4.9-foot) animal, nicknamed "Fluffy" by marine experts, came ashore at busy Manly beach on Monday.

 

"When you see a real-life shark, it's scary," Dan Korocz, who was at the beach with his young family, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

 

"I've got a four-year-old and a two-year-old and we went down to the water's edge and then it came in."

 

Several attempts were made to immediately return the injured shark to the sea by staff from the nearby Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, but it kept coming back to land.

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They named the shark Fluffy? Just wait until it bites someone, it won't be so fluffy then.

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Scores of bird species at risk from climate change, study finds

Not even the state bird appears to be safe from climate change.

 

The black-capped chickadee, which inhabits nearly every corner of Massachusetts, is among scores of birds that are likely to disappear from parts or all of the state by 2050 as temperatures continue to warm, according to a new report by Mass Audubon, a conservation group.

 

Of the state’s 143 most common breeding species, 43 percent are considered “highly vulnerable” to climate change by the middle of the century, the researchers found.

 

“There is no credible doubt that the Earth’s changing climate and its living inhabitants are now on a collision course,” Christopher Leahy, a field ornithologist at Mass Audubon, wrote in the report.

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This is the same scam report they release every year to try and scare people about birds. What they don't say is birds fly south for the winter because they like warm weather naturally, so this whole concept make no logical sense. A 2 degree temperature change in not enough to even matter to birds.

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