My picks, 31

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting.

  1. Mountain Gorillas’ Survival: Dian Fossey’s Legacy Lives On
  2. Asteroid Bennu’s Journey
  3. Chase a Comet
  4. Highlights of Swift’s Decade of Discovery
  5. Life and Death with David Attenborough
  6. Europa: Ocean World
  7. Eastern Philosophy – Lao Tzu
  8. Targeting cancer cell metabolism
  9. Пуск РКН Союз-ФГ с ТПК Союз ТМА-15М

Mountain Gorillas’ Survival: Dian Fossey’s Legacy Lives On

National Geographic
Learn more about the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.

Step into Rwanda’s beautiful Volcanoes National Park, where a community is uniting on the front lines of a region in crisis to protect critically endangered mountain gorillas. Sir David Attenborough takes you through Dian Fossey’s journey of setting up the Karisoke Research Center in the park, where nearly a quarter of the world’s 880 gorillas remain. Today, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International continues its conservation efforts to protect a diminishing gorilla population threatened by poachers. Produced by Craghoppers, this powerful film takes you behind the scenes, uncovering the story of the devoted trackers risking their lives to save a species.


Asteroid Bennu’s Journey

NASA Goddard
New Animation Follows Long, Strange Trip of Bennu

Bennu’s Journey is a 6-minute animated movie about NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, Asteroid Bennu, and the formation of our solar system. Born from the rubble of a violent collision, hurled through space for millions of years, Asteroid Bennu has had a tough life in a rough neighborhood – the early solar system. Bennu’s Journey shows what is known and what remains mysterious about the evolution of Bennu and the planets. By retrieving a sample of Bennu, OSIRIS-REx will teach us more about the raw ingredients of the solar system and our own origins.


Chase a Comet

Science Online

This video applauds the recent Rosetta project as an example of a remarkable human accomplishment and shares some insights into the origins of the math and science involved in determining the orbital trajectory of space craft.


Highlights of Swift’s Decade of Discovery

NASA Goddard

NASA’s Swift satellite rode to orbit aboard a Delta II rocket on November 20, 2004, and it’s still going strong. Swift’s unique instrumentation allows it to quickly locate an interesting high-energy outburst, automatically determine its position, and rapidly investigate it with ultraviolet, optical, and X-ray telescopes. Swift’s versatility has led to amazing observations across a wide swath of astronomy. As Swift begins its second decade of operation, its speed, flexibility and versatility make it an important platform for studying the most energetic and rapidly changing phenomena in the cosmos.


Life and Death with David Attenborough

BBC
Watch the full episode now on Google Play

Sir David Attenborough comments on the extraordinary events some baby animals need to go through in order to survive.


Europa: Ocean World

Ocean World
Extreme Shrimp May Hold Clues to Alien Life

Scientists believe there is an ocean hidden beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. NASA-JPL astrobiologist Kevin Hand explains why scientists are so excited about the potential of this ice-covered world to answer one of humanity’s most profound questions.


Eastern Philosophy – Lao Tzu

The best people are like water, which benefits all things and does not compete with them. It stays in lowly places that others reject. This is why it is so similar to the Dao.

The School of Life

Lao Tzu, the founder of Taoism.




Targeting cancer cell metabolism

nature video

Cancer cells are hungry. To feed their rapid growth and division, their metabolism changes. Moreover, they use sugar (glucose) in a different way to normal cells. This animation, created by Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, explores the key aspects of the altered metabolism in cancer cells and explains how these can be exploited for the development of new anticancer strategies.


Пуск РКН Союз-ФГ с ТПК Союз ТМА-15М

Телестудия Роскосмоса

24 ноября в 00 час 01 минуту по московскому времени со стартового комплекса площадки 31 космодрома Байконур пусковыми расчетами предприятий ракетно-космической промышленности России произведен успешный пуск ракеты космического назначения (РКН) «Союз-ФГ», предназначенной для выведения на орбиту транспортного пилотируемого корабля (ТПК) «Союз ТМА-15М».

Через 528 секунд полета ТПК «Союз ТМА-15М» штатно отделился от третьей ступени ракеты-носителя на орбите искусственного спутника Земли. Экипаж корабля в составе командира космонавта Роскосмоса Антона Шкаплерова, бортинженеров – Саманты Кристофоретти (ESA) и Терри Вёртса (NASA) чувствует себя хорошо.

24 ноября в 05:48 мск успешно осуществлена стыковка транспортного пилотируемого корабля «Союз ТМА-15М» с Международной космической станцией.


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