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Message 2103746 - Posted: 24 Jul 2022, 16:24:27 UTC

Good mind blowing fun!


Giant Lovell radio telescope at Jodrell Bank to become space light show
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The UK's largest radio telescope - the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire - is being turned into a light and sound show.

For the first time since 2019, at the Bluedot festival, the giant radio telescope will take centre stage.

Images from space, including some stunning pictures from Nasa's James Webb Space Telescope will be beamed on to its 249ft (76m) dish.

"We'll use that dish as a huge film screen," said Prof Teresa Anderson...

... Prof Anderson and her husband, the physicist Prof Tim O'Brien from University of Manchester, co-founded the festival and have created an accompanying a soundtrack using recordings from space.

The show they developed for the Lovell telescope is called Sky's Eye View...



That is just one part of a fantastic fun festival there!

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Message 2104978 - Posted: 12 Aug 2022, 13:52:52 UTC

In pictures: Stunning Sturgeon Moon lights up the skies
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People around the world have been enjoying the fourth and final supermoon of 2022.

Known as the Sturgeon Moon, it was at its closest point to Earth at 02:36 BST on Friday...



Beautifully spectacular.

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Message 2105755 - Posted: 26 Aug 2022, 14:53:31 UTC

Enjoying a beneficial symbiosis:


Beaver dams in east Devon create area of wetland amid drought
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A network of dams built by beavers in Devon has helped to maintain an area of wetland despite a drought in the South West...

... a five-year study ending in 2020 which explored the impact of beavers on the countryside. The trial found a number of benefits and the beavers have been allowed to continue living in the area...

... Matt Holden, Devon Wildlife Trust's Beaver Project manager, said there were pros and cons to beavers and their dams.

He said: "Whilst beavers create benefits society-wide, we recognise the impact of those are compounded on a few individuals, often land owners and those in charge of infrastructure. "Those impacts can be localised flooding, which can restrict access to land like farmland and losses of crops."

He added: "There are costs of managing beavers, but the benefits outweigh those costs."...



A little less greed for exploiting the land can go a long way to help everyone, including the greedy landowners themselves...


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Message 2110183 - Posted: 15 Nov 2022, 8:00:25 UTC

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Message 2110594 - Posted: 25 Nov 2022, 8:04:03 UTC

Now I reckon that this is good news, in fact I'd say that it's great news.

Queensland Land Court rules against Clive Palmer's Waratah Coal mine in landmark ruling.

The Queensland Land Court has ruled human rights would be unjustifiably limited by a proposal to dig the state's largest coal mine in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland.

First Nations-led activist group Youth Verdict challenged an application by mining company Waratah Coal, owned by billionaire Clive Palmer.

The group of young Queensland activists challenged the mine on the basis it would impact the human rights of First Nations peoples by contributing to climate change.

The coal mine would remove about 40 million tonnes of coal a year for export to South-East Asia, with a forecast life span of 30 years.

It is the first time a group has successfully argued coal from a mine would impact human rights by contributing to climate change.

Queensland Land Court president Fleur Kingham said she would not be recommending Waratah Coal's application for a mining lease and environmental approval to be granted.

She told the court the mine unjustifiably limited the right to life, cultural rights of First Nations peoples, the rights of children, the rights to property, privacy and home and the right to enjoy human rights equally.

"The importance of preserving the rights weighs more heavily in the balance of the economic benefits of the mine and the benefits of contributing energy security for South-East Asia," she said....
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Message 2110609 - Posted: 25 Nov 2022, 18:36:55 UTC - in response to Message 2110594.  

Thanks for that one. Indeed very positive news to push back against the negativity of the greedy...


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Message 2110610 - Posted: 25 Nov 2022, 18:39:48 UTC

Here's a beautiful fun natural happening:


... elephant tickles Kenyan journalist...


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Message 2110632 - Posted: 26 Nov 2022, 16:25:57 UTC

Sounds like a case of excessive celebrations with alcohol, then going for a 'swim'
A man went missing from a Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico. What happened next might well be a 'Thanksgiving miracle'
... a brother and sister set off for a place apropos of a holiday mood: They headed to an onboard bar.

Predictably, the man at one point stepped away to use the restroom.

But he didn't come back.

Hours passed.

He wasn't in his stateroom.

The 28-year-old had, quite simply, vanished.

... He "gave no really no clear indication of why he fell overboard or what time specifically," he added.

... Rescuers haven't been able to determine exactly how long he was in the water, Gross told "CNN This Morning" -- but it could have been more than 15 hours.
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Message 2110862 - Posted: 2 Dec 2022, 7:25:47 UTC

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Message 2110879 - Posted: 2 Dec 2022, 19:30:37 UTC - in response to Message 2110632.  

Carnival cruise passenger who went overboard was 'dead set' on surviving
Grimes said he treaded water for nearly 20 hours after falling overboard on Thanksgiving Eve -- battling jelly fish, rip currents and shark-infested waters before being airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard on Nov. 24. shortly after 8 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard told ABC News.

... That is the last thing he remembers. Grimes said he believes the fall overboard knocked him unconscious.

"The next thing I know... I regained consciousness. I was in the water with no boat in sight," he said.
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Message 2111224 - Posted: 10 Dec 2022, 3:10:05 UTC

California girl gets first-ever license to own a unicorn — if she can find one
On Nov 30, Director Marcia Mayeda sent Madeline a response letter granting her the unique unicorn ownership permit, which came with some conditions — the unicorn must be provided ample exposure to sunlight, moonbeams and rainbows and have its horn polished at least once a month with a soft cloth.
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Message 2111743 - Posted: 19 Dec 2022, 7:25:21 UTC

Now this I reckon is positive news.

Renewable energy production hits new record in SA, as expert predicts more milestones to fall soon.

South Australia has been effectively powered by green energy for a week, with one expert predicting it could extend to a month by early next year.

From December 12 to 19, National Energy Market data showed wind and solar contributed on average 103.5 per cent towards the state's energy demand.

No coal was used during the period, but gas accounted for 5.9 per cent of electricity when renewable sources were not enough to power the state at points at night.

The state's connection to the national electricity grid saw it import three per cent of its net energy demand....
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Message 2111956 - Posted: 23 Dec 2022, 14:09:42 UTC

What a beautiful project:


How Watford got all its homeless people off the streets
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As charities warn of a rising number of rough sleepers in England, one town has come up with a scheme that it believes can give all of those sleeping on its streets a place to live...

... New Hope, a local homeless charity, who immediately passed him on to the YMCA and he hasn't looked back since.

"They couldn't have done any more for me," says Graham. "If it wasn't for them, I'd be dead." ... By the time he arrived, the YMCA had already established an initiative that should ensure Graham never ends up homeless again...



That a beautiful example of what can be done by dedicated people helping others.


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Message 2111963 - Posted: 23 Dec 2022, 14:24:52 UTC - in response to Message 2111956.  

he wanted help. those who just want drugs?
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Message 2112144 - Posted: 28 Dec 2022, 1:14:25 UTC

Blind BBC News correspondent Sean Dilley defeats mugger who stole his phone
The news correspondent took his opportunity when he sensed that his attacker was still next to him so jumped in that direction and managed to get them onto the ground.

He then restrained their arms and was able to retrieve his phone.

Dilley sustained several cuts and injured his elbow in the incident, which happened just before 0600 GMT. He said he was concerned about protecting himself but also wanted to ensure the person was as safe as possible.

He used a voice assistant on his phone to call 999. As he waited for the police, another person arrived and offered to help.

At that stage, with his assailant continuing to struggle, Dilley told them he would let them go as long as they left immediately...
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Message 2112765 - Posted: 9 Jan 2023, 9:02:54 UTC

I don't care what anyone else thinks, but I reckon that this is positive news.

Marrinawi Cove at Barangaroo opened to Sydney Harbour swimmers.

I lived amongst a group of creeks that fed into Toongabbie Creek which fed into the Parramatta River which fed into Sydney Harbour and back then you would want to even touch the water with all the polluting industries that use to occupy the banks and shores.
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Message 2112770 - Posted: 9 Jan 2023, 10:22:07 UTC - in response to Message 2112765.  

Certainly sounds like Good News if the water has been cleaned up from the polluted mess it used to be.
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Message 2112926 - Posted: 12 Jan 2023, 21:47:09 UTC

This shows nicely what can be done:


US cancer death rate drops by {over} 30% since 1991
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Death rates from cancer in the US have fallen by 32% over the three decades from 1991 to 2019...

... The [improvement] is thanks to prevention, screening, early diagnosis and treatment of common cancers, including lung and breast cancer. The drop has meant 3.5m fewer deaths.

However, cancers are still the second leading cause of death in the US, after heart disease...

... "at least 42% of the projected new cancers are potentially avoidable", noting that 19% of cancers are caused by smoking and 18% of cancers are "caused by a combination of excess body weight, drinking alcohol, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity"...


A good and positive improvement.

Keep off the junk/fast food!


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Message 2113047 - Posted: 15 Jan 2023, 16:57:41 UTC

For something positively different...

Enjoy a few open doors:


Your pictures on the theme of 'open doors'



Good fun!

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