Re: Do the rich have a responsibility to the poor?
No...I don't believe that anyone has an obligation...but the right...the freedom to do so...yes!!!! In that, when someone does give... it is a privelege to be on the receiving end. Society receives...but the greater joy is from those who give, share, and inspire others. That is what Jesus modeled. I am a recipient of the government, society, churches, individuals, organizations, and a precious lineage that have gone before me. I am overwhelmed with such kindness that I have given the past 10 years to charity. I'm unknown...and I'd like to keep it that way. I want to pay it forward to the next generation...this love...extending it in multitudes. The rich have no obligation but opportunity to express themselves due to their area of influence. GO FOR IT! GIVE...
Here's the science of black holes, from supermassive monsters to ones the size of ping-pong balls.
- There's more than one way to make a black hole, says NASA's Michelle Thaller. They're not always formed from dead stars. For example, there are teeny tiny black holes all around us, the result of high-energy cosmic rays slamming into our atmosphere with enough force to cram matter together so densely that no light can escape.
- CERN is trying to create artificial black holes right now, but don't worry, it's not dangerous. Scientists there are attempting to smash two particles together with such intensity that it creates a black hole that would live for just a millionth of a second.
- Thaller uses a brilliant analogy involving a rubber sheet, a marble, and an elephant to explain why different black holes have varying densities. Watch and learn!
- Bonus fact: If the Earth became a black hole, it would be crushed to the size of a ping-pong ball.
Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.
In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion research, scientists at China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor have produced temperatures necessary for nuclear fusion on Earth.
- The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
- Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source.
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