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WATCH: New evidence shows our universe is curved and not flat like we think 

A new study could change everything we know about the universe. Data from the cosmic microwave background suggests gravity bends its microwaves hinting towards a curved universe.

For years scientists have believed our universe was as flat as a piece of paper, but new evidence has suggested it is curved like a giant inflated balloon.

A recent study analyzed data from the cosmic microwave background, the faint echo of the Big Bang, and discovered gravity seems to bend the microwaves.

These findings point towards a closed universe – the idea that if you travel far enough into space, you will loop back around to where you started.

Source: New evidence suggests the universe is curved and not flat like previously believed

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Take a pic of your poop to create world’s first poop database, scientists urge you

When it comes to bodily functions, poop is often a punchline. But, in reality, every deuce you drop reveals interesting things about what’s going on inside your body, specifically your gut, and it’s an area of science that still has some growing to do.

Now, Seed Health wants to help researchers better understand the stories your turds can tell — and to do that, they’re going to need photos. Lots and lots of photos.

The company wants volunteers to send in photos of their poop along with a little bit of information about their pooping cycle — like whether they’re a morning, midday, or evening pooper. That information, along with the photo, will help train artificial intelligence models to better understand what our poop reveals about our health.

Source: Scientists want photos of your poop to create the world’s first poop database

Human Blood Turns Blue in This Woman Case Using Numbing Cream for Toothache

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island– A 25-year-old woman walked into an emergency department in Providence, Rhode Island, complaining of generalized weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath… and an unusual symptom you don’t see every day.

She was turning blue. Literally.

Physicians Otis Warren and Benjamin Blackwood wrote about the case in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday.

They attributed her blueness to a numbing agent the woman was using, which deadens nerve endings in the skin.

Source: Rhode Island woman’s blood turned blue after she used numbing cream to treat toothache

Brad Pitt NASA astronaut full interview from iss

 

Today, Brad Pitt — who is set to play a gun-wielding, pirate-hunting astronaut in the upcoming film Ad Astra — got the chance to speak to someone who actually has the job of his on-screen character: an astronaut on board the International Space Station. While at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, Pitt chatted with astronaut Nick Hague who has been living on the ISS since March.

ISS astronauts are fairly accustomed to doing interviews with journalists and schoolchildren while in space, but it’s a rare occasion when a movie actor is the voice on the line. Pitt started his line of questioning firmly in the entertainment sphere, asking Hague how realistic his new movie is when it comes to physics. (While the movie comes out on September 20th here on Earth, Hague and his fellow astronauts got to see it in advance.)

Source: Brad Pitt interviews an astronaut on the space station: “Who controls the jam box?”

WATCH: ‘Brave’ Black Student Defies President Trump To Become An Astronaut

President Donald Trump went off-script and attacked astronauts as a career choice at an event for Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). The president made the anti-science rant while congratulating his administrations work with HBCUs.

“To give just a few examples, NASA is expanding outreach to HBCUs who want to become scientists, engineers and even astronauts,” Trump said.

“I don’t know about the astronaut,” he added, breaking from prepared remarks. “I don’t want to be an astronaut.”

Source: Trump discourages black college students from becoming astronauts in bizarre anti-science rant

WTF?!! We Should EAT Each Others – Swedish Scientist Says – To Combat Climate Change Consequence

Swedish Researcher Pushes Eating Human Flesh as Answer to Future Climate Change Food Shortages

At a summit for food of the future (the climate-ravaged future) called Gastro Summit, in Stockholm Sept 3-4, a professor held a powerpoint presentation asserting that we must “awaken the idea” of eating human flesh in the future, as a way of combatting the effects of climate change.

In a talk titled “Can you Imagine Eating Human Flesh?”  behavioral scientist and marketing strategist Magnus Söderlund from “Handelshögskolan” (College of Commerce) argues for the breaking down of the ancient taboos against desecrating the human corpse and eating human flesh.

Source: Swedish Researcher Pushes Eating Human Flesh as Answer to Future Climate Change Food Shortages