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SuperEarths with Exposed Continents Boost Chances for Extraterrestrial Life

Massive Earth-like planets that have both continents and oceans may be better at harboringextraterrestrial life than those that are water-only worlds. A new study gives hope for the possibility that many super-Earth planets orbiting distant stars have exposed continents rather than just water-covered surfaces.

Super-Earths likely have more stable climates as compared to water-worlds, and therefore larger habitable zones where alien life could thrive. In the new study, researchers used the Earth as a starting point for modeling how super-Earths might store their water on the surface and deep underground within the mantle. The work is detailed in a preprint paper titled “Water Cycling Between Ocean and Mantle: Super-Earths Need Not Be Waterworlds” that was published in the January issue of The Astrophysical Journal.

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hanzile asked: Oh hey some info about those polymer gel ball things... The water is held inside the polymer matrix largely by osmotic forces. You can see this with any common gel by poring salt on it (I think it even works with jello). Also the covalent chemistry of NaPA is vets similar to PMMA which has been used in contact lenses for years. I highly doubt that this would do significant harm to the body.


That’s brilliant! Thank you for the info. The osmotic forces definitely makes sense the more you think about it.

Surprising how difficult it is to research information on the ingestion of hydrogel balls! I may have to try the jelly and salt for a demonstration in the lab for fun!

High school, it seems, has changed. It has become competitive. Young men and women — 13 to 18 years old — must work more or less tirelessly to ensure their spot at a college deemed worthy to them and their families. So rather than living their adolescent lives — lives brimming with desires and vitality, with vim, vigor, and brewing lust — these kids are working at old age homes, cramming for tests, popping Adderall just to make the literal and proverbial grade. And for what? So they can go to a school that puts them in debt for the rest of their lives. School has become a great vehicle of capitalism: it quashes the revolution implicit in adolescence while simultaneously fomenting perpetual indebtedness.

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Butterfly ‘Crab’ (Cryptolithodes typicus)

…a species of lithodid crustacean (specifically a relative of the king crabs which are unrelated to true crabs) that occurs in coastal regions in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, ranging from Amchitka Island, Alaska to Santa Rosa Island, California. Like other members of the genus Cryptolithodes the unusual carapace of C. typicus is used as a form of camouflage, allowing the crab to graze on algae unbothered. 


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Selective Origins’ first couple of babies of ‘14  

This is a mix of Matrix (Trix for short) and 007 (Goldeneye X Matrix) babies.  Really, when it comes to wild Red Blood stuff, Selective Origins is doing some craaaaaazy things!