Revealed: Hundreds of billions of stars. Now we are looking for them for life | Louise Preston

TThis week, the James Webb Space Telescope made history, proving to be the most powerful space-based observatory mankind has ever built and revealing a tiny portion of the vast universe around us in stunning detail. Astronomers around the world were shown cheering, in tears and speechless. Astrobiologists like me who study the origin, evolution, distribution …

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Christophe Soumillon flaps in the air as Vadeni wins the Coral Eclipse before the horse then drifts onto the inside rail and hammers two rivals

Christophe Soumillon: “I made a mistake – next time it won’t happen again” | Horse racing news

Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos) ” title=”Christophe Soumillon flaps in the air as Vadeni wins the Coral Eclipse before the horse then drifts onto the inside rail, interfering with two rivals” class=”js-imageLoader” data-at-xn=”https:// www. rp-assets.com/images/news/2022/07/02/112138-medium.jpeg” data-br-n=”https://www.rp-assets.com/images/news/2022/07/02 /112138-medium.jpeg” data-br-m=”https://www.rp-assets.com/images/news/2022/07/02/112138-large.jpeg” data-br-w=”https ://www.rp-assets.com/images/news/2022/07/02/112138-large.jpeg” data-br-xw=”https://www.rp-assets.com/images/news/ 2022/07/02/112138-large.jpeg” onclick=”return false;”> Christophe Soumillon flaps in the air as Vadeni wins the Coral Eclipse before …

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Sony announces PlayStation Stars, a loyalty program for gamers

Sony announces PlayStation Stars, a loyalty program for gamers

Comment on this story As Sony is adding a free rewards and loyalty program called PlayStation Stars for gamers. The program will launch “later this year,” the company said, though specific details about a release schedule remain under wraps. Players can use PlayStation Stars to earn rewards by completing tasks called “campaigns” such as B. …

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An international team of researchers analyzed high-speed video footage of three woodpecker species.  Here is an image sequence from a high speed video showing the Helmeted Woodpecker (Dryocopuspileatus) being pecked.

Woodpeckers ‘act like stiff hammers’, not hard hats, study finds

Scientists have debunked a popular theory that the woodpecker can repeatedly strike a tree with its beak at high speed without causing brain damage to itself. Researchers analyzed high-speed video of three species of woodpecker – crested woodpecker, black woodpecker and great spotted woodpecker. They found that their skulls do not act like shock-absorbing helmets …

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Renar Bain, 44, who starred in the blockbuster films Indiana Jones 5 and Steve Coogan's The Lost King, hit the children on the head and forced one to eat after he became nauseous on his plate

Actor, 44, who forced child to eat after feeling nauseous on his plate has been spared jail

The 44-year-old Indiana Jones actor, who forced a child to eat after becoming nauseous on the plate during an abuse campaign, will be spared jail time after being found guilty of assaulting and abusing him Actor Renar Bain, 44, has been found guilty of physically abusing two children The Edinburgh Sheriff Court convicted her of …

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Researchers have for the first time successfully sequenced the genome of late Pleistocene fossils.  Pictured above is a side view of the excavated skull from Red Deer Cave

DNA from fossils unearthed in southern China suggests Native Americans have East Asian roots

DNA from fossils unearthed in southern China dating back 14,000 years suggests Native Americans have East Asian roots Fossils found in China indicate that Native Americans may have had genetic roots in East Asia The data will help us understand “how people change their physical appearance as they adapt to local environments over time,” says …

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Tuesday (Navy): Oaks-Star will not face Emily Upjohn on Saturday at the Curragh

No Tuesday on Saturday as Emily Upjohn’s Irish Oaks test is simplified | Horse racing news

Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos) ” title=”Tuesday (Navy): Oaks star will not face Emily Upjohn on Saturday at the Curragh” class=”js-imageLoader” data-at-xn=”https://www.rp-assets.com/images /news/2022/06/03/110665-medium.jpeg” data-br-n=”https://ukautohits.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/No-Tuesday-on-Saturday-as-Emily-Upjohns-Irish-Oaks-test.jpeg” data-br-m=”https://www.rp-assets.com/images/news/2022/06/03/110665-large.jpeg” data-br-w=”https://www.rp- assets.com/images/news/2022/06/03/110665-large.jpeg” data-br-xw=”https://www.rp-assets.com/images/news/2022/06/03/110665 -large.jpeg” onclick=”return false;”> Tuesday (Navy): Oaks-Star will not face Emily Upjohn on Saturday at the Curragh Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos) By David Jennings, Assistant Editor for Ireland UPDATED AT 5:44 …

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Woodpeckers' heads look more like stiff hammers than hard hats

Woodpeckers’ heads look more like stiff hammers than hard hats

Frame sequence from a high-speed video of pecking by the Helmeted Woodpecker (Dryocopuspileatus). Photo credit: Erica Ortlieb & Robert Shadwick (University of British Columbia) Scientists have long wondered how woodpeckers can repeatedly bang their beaks against tree trunks without damaging their brains. This led to the notion that their skulls should act like shock-absorbing helmets. …

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The director claims he was the victim of a million dollar scam by a man posing as an "Irish Lord".

The director claims he was the victim of a million dollar scam by a man posing as an “Irish Lord”.

A French actor, author and film director claims he is the victim of an elaborate multi-million euro scam allegedly perpetrated by a man posing as an “Irish lord of an old family” and an expert in maritime law. The allegation was made by solicitors representing Daniel (Dany) Boon, who obtained a High Court interim freezing …

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Why don't woodpeckers get brain damage?  Research presents an intriguing new hypothesis

Why don’t woodpeckers get brain damage? Research presents an intriguing new hypothesis

Forced to spend their days banging their tiny skulls into the sides of trees in search of buried bites, woodpeckers should have developed a trick or two to avoid brain damage. That’s how you would think. A new study of the woodpecker’s biomechanics has cast doubt on speculation that the tiny chisel-headed bird avoids turning …

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