The_North_Star_Polaris_Is-c2d62a1bcd7b6b1d7161631c5975d70bThis article I found exciting. If you enjoyed it as much as I did, please look it up- I found it on Yahoo news.

North Star Polaris Is Getting Brighter
By by Nola Taylor Redd, ContributorFebruary 4, 2014 10:46 AM

The North Star Polaris Is Getting Brighter
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This long-exposure photo (left) shows how the North Star, Polaris, stays fixed in the night sky as other …

The North Star has remained an eternal reassurance for northern travelers over the centuries. But recent and historical research reveals that the ever-constant star is actually changing.

After dimming for the last few decades, the North Star is beginning to shine brightly again. And over the last two centuries, the brightening has become rather dramatic.

“It was unexpected to find,” Scott Engle of Villanova University in Pennsylvania told Engle investigated the fluctuations of the star over the course of several years, combing through historical records and even turning the gaze of the famed Hubble Space Telescope onto the star. [Top 10 Star Mysteries]

(In)constant as the North Star

Scientists have known since the early 20th century that the familiar star was part of a pulsating class known as Cepheid variables; its variations were suspected as early as the mid-1800s. But unlike most Cepheid variables, the pulses of Polaris are very small.

“If it had not been so popular as the North Star, we likely wouldn’t have known it was a Cepheid until modern times,” Engle said.


What humans may have looked like 7,000 years ago

Hunter-gatherer roots, Paleo diet and some possible traces of African genes

Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News 
By 2 hours agoYahoo News

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A 7,000-year-old man from the Mesolithic Period had blue eyes and dark skin. (Pelopanton/CSIC)

Dark skin. Blue eyes. Beard. Thin and borderline lactose-intolerant.

That’s what scientists say man may have looked like 7,000 years ago, after studying DNA from bones discovered in a Spanish cave. The Mesolithic skeleton found at the La Brana-Arintero site in Leon in 2006 is thought to be the first recovered genome of a European from that period.

According to a study published on Sunday in the journal Nature, pigmentation genes extracted from a tooth of the man — dubbed La Brana 1 — reveal he had dark skin like an African-American but the blue eyes of a Scandanavian, “suggesting the light skin of modern Europeans was not yet ubiquitous in Mesolithic times.”

“The biggest surprise was to discover that this individual possessed African versions in the genes that determine the light pigmentation of the current Europeans,” Carles Lalueza-Fox, a researcher from the Spanish National Research Council, said in a press release accompanying the findings.


ImageThis deep image shows the Nebula (cyan) with a size of 2 million light-years discovered around the quasar UM287 (at the center of the image). The energetic radiation of the quasar makes the surrounding intergalactic gas glow revealing the physical structure of a cosmic web filament.

For the first time, astronomers were able to see a string of hot gas known as a filament that is thought to be part of the mysterious underlying structure that dictates the layout of all the stars and galaxies in our universe.

Scientists believe that matter in the universe is arranged into a gigantic web-like structure. This is called the cosmic web.

There are signatures of this structure in the remaining radiation from the Big Bang and in the layout of the universe itself. Without some mysterious force pulling visible matter into this web, galaxies would be randomly scattered across the universe. But they aren’t.

Comet-chasing probe expected to wake up

Originally posted on This Just In:

Like a groggy traveler after a long, cold night, the European Space Agency’s comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft woke up, warmed up and took stock of its surroundings early Monday as it prepared to phone home before setting off on the final leg of its journey.

At least, that’s the hope of ESA controllers, who won’t know exactly what happened in the dark reaches of our solar system until the spacecraft manages to shake off its 31 months of sleep, turn its antennas toward Earth and send a brief message that will take 45 minutes to arrive. The message isn’t expected to arrive at the ESA’s Darmstadt, Germany, operations center until at least 6:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. ET).

That’s about 5½ hours after the spacecraft’s internal alarm was set to go off.

The spacecraft, launched in 2004, is some 497,000 miles (800,000 kilometers) from Earth, ESA says.

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There is an excellent article/video on in which the weatherman shows an image from space of what looks like God’s Hand. Obviously it’s entitled The Hand of God. It’s incredible and in spite of what the scientists say, which is mentioned in the article by the way, I still say that it looks like God’s Hand. Look it up and then get back to me on what you think. Thanks


Found this story and thought I would post it here.

“Weird Forests Once Sprouted in Antarctica”                    
By By Stephanie Pappas, Senior Writer                                  November 2, 2013 1:58 PM                            




Weird Forests Once Sprouted in Antarctica

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“A fossilized tree trunk protrudes through ice near Antarctica’s Mount Achernar.

                    DENVER — Strange forests with some features of today’s tropical trees once grew in Antarctica, new research finds.

Some 250 million years ago, during the late Permian and early Triassic, the world was a greenhouse, much hotter than it is today. Forests carpeted a non-icy Antarctic. But Antarctica was still at a high latitude, meaning that just as today, the land is bathed in round-the-clock darkness during winter and 24/7 light in the summer.

The question, said Patricia Ryberg, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute, is how plants coped with photosynthesizing constantly for part of the year and then not at all when the winter sun set.

“The trees are the best way to figure this out, because trees record physiological responses” in their rings, Ryberg told LiveScience.

A forest mystery”

An interesting view of a different environment than mine own.


Jesus as Moses?

And one more thought? I believe in reincarnation. Could Moses have been Jesus? Moses parted the Red Sea-God did, as Moses prayed for it. Jesus  walked on water- on the Sea. The Bible states that in this End Time, there will be someone who can control the weather. Jesus?  Then I would say that He’s coming back to us an angry man.

This theory also states that Jesus received the Law of Moses, in His hands , as the Ten Commandments. He did say that there was one commandment greater than all of the others and that was to love one another. This was the 11th Commandment. And as far as the Unforgiveable Sin, He said,” Just don’t do it.” And that was all.
SO, by implication, the Unforgiveable Sin would be the Sin for this time-and it has to do with hate? And it would have to be something different from the sins described, detailed, by the Ten Commandments, I think. I don’t know what that would be, but I’m sure that one day it will be revealed to us.
And back to Jesus receiving the Law of Moses. All of this implies that He is the Man in Control, doesn’t it?

My Thoughts on Egypt Revisited.

I’m watching, as usual, Mysteries of the Bible. I’m looking at the statues of Ramses and a thought has just occurred to me. I can’t explain to myself the construction of the pyramids as science as detailed. I just can’t believe that people shorter than 5 feet built anything in Egypt. I do firmly believe in the theories of alien races. So what happened to their remains? The Bible does state that giants once walked this Earth. When they died,would they have then routinely been cremated?