Wednesday Whatzits: Updates on Cleveland and Sinabung (and keeping seismic data secret?)
A quick programming note: I'll be off on the Geosciences Fall Field Trip - this year down to the Smokies of southern Tennessee/western North Carolina/northern Georgia - so there won't be any new posts until next Monday. However, feel free to post any new news you find on volcanoes here (like I need to tell you all that anymore!)
And a reminder: Send in your questions about magmatism at Mt. Hood for the Q&A with Dr. Adam Kent!
A couple articles that might interest some of you as well:
See you next week!
Top left: A cropped ASTER image of Cleveland volcano taken in May 2010 showing a weak plume and debris flows on the volcanoes steep slopes. Image by the NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team and courtesy of AVO. Click on the image to see a larger version.
Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.
Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.
No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.
A NASA astronomer explains how astronauts dispose of their, uh, dark matter.
- When nature calls in micro-gravity, astronauts must answer. Space agencies have developed suction-based toilets – with a camera built in to ensure all the waste is contained before "flushing".
- Yes, there have been floaters in space. The early days of space exploration were a learning curve!
- Amazingly, you don't need gravity to digest food. Peristalsis, the process by which your throat and intestines squeeze themselves, actually moves food and water through your digestive system without gravity at all.
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.
- The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
- Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
- Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the low-carb diet.
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.