Politically Incorrect
3.2K views | +0 today
Follow
Politically Incorrect
Success is dependent on effort. - Sophocles
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Smallest Galaxy Ever Discovered Bolsters Dark Matter Theory

Smallest Galaxy Ever Discovered Bolsters Dark Matter Theory | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
  This week, astronomers announced that they have managed to weigh a minuscule galaxy that breaks the record for the smallest ever detected and may help shed light on mysterious dark matter.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

Finding a galaxy as tiny as Segue 2 is like discovering an elephant smaller than a mouse,” said UC Irvine cosmologist and study co-author James Bullock in a statement.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Contact | Roman's lab

Contact | Roman's lab | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

Contact (1997) is one of my favourite films ever and, from the day that I watched it (2 November 1997), it has affected me profoundly and in many ways. Beyond its cinematic, technical and artistic brilliance, Contactposes some of the most fundamentally important questions ever asked by humanity. It does so in a way that inspires, stimulates and challenges – reminding us that sometimes asking the question is more important than giving the answer.

This photo-essay features original images taken in, or near, some of the filming locations for Contact during two trips to the United States in 2011 (Very Large Arrey, NM; Mojave Desert, CA; Grand Canyon, AZ) and back in 2004 (Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral, FL). Not all of the filming locations are featured here: some scenes were shot in Arecibo (Puerto Rico), in Virginia, in Washington D.C. and of course in various studios, soundstages and lots of blue screens. Visiting the VLA in New Mexico was a lifelong dream and it certainly proved to be one of the most awe-inspiring places and man-made artifacts that I’ve ever seen.

Contact is based on Carl Sagan’s book, vision and lifework. This online exhibition is a small tribute to his memory and work, which advanced our understanding of the universe and of ourselves, and continues to educate and inspire generations of human beings around the globe.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Valentina Tereshkova: The Greta Garbo of space

Valentina Tereshkova: The Greta Garbo of space | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
How a young Russian woman became the first woman in orbit 50 years ago.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

Maiden Voyage: The First Woman in Space can be heard on BBC Radio 4 at 1030 BST on Saturday 8 June 2013.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Nelson Mandela 'serious' in hospital

Nelson Mandela 'serious' in hospital | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Former President Nelson Mandela is in a "serious but stable condition" in hospital with a lung infection, the South African authorities say.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:
The first black South African President Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital: http://bbc.in/ZXT9Kw

His condition is "serious but stable" as he battles the recurrence of a lung infection.

The South African presidency spokesman told the BBC that doctors are doing everything they can "to make him comfortable and better".

Photo taken in 2000.
 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Turkish authorities arrest social media users; calls for Erdogan to resign continue

Turkish authorities arrest social media users; calls for Erdogan to resign continue | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Turkish authorities arrest Twitter users on accusations of spreading false information as protests continue.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

Istanbul (CNN) -- Thousands of people of all ages gathered Wednesday evening in Ugur Mumcu square in Antakya, a picturesque town in the Hatay province of Turkey.

They chanted "Tayyip istifa!" or "Tayyip resign," demanding that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan leave office. On nearly every street, CNN journalists heard pots and pans banging and saw security forces.

The authorities, who have violently clashed with protesters across Turkey, seemed to be avoiding the demonstrators.

Though it was mostly quiet around 10 p.m. local time in Antakya, it seemed that the situation nationally was only getting worse.





more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Queen Elizabeth II: History ‘repeats’ in Westminster Abbey

Queen Elizabeth II: History ‘repeats’ in Westminster Abbey | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Queen Elizabeth II has returned to Westminster Abbey 60 years after the original coronation ceremony.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

Westminster Abbey 60 years after the original coronation ceremony.

At 87 years of age, she is on track to beat the record of longest-reigning British monarch, currently held by Queen Victoria.

She was joined by 20 members of her family and many of those who attended the ceremony back in 1953. It turned out to be a blast from the past.

Queen Elizabeth entered the Abbey to the same orchestral music and the St Edward’s Crown made its first outing from the Tower of London since the coronation.

Crowned at the age of 27, her son Prince Charles was just four at the time. Now in his sixties, he was joined by his son Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, who will extend the royal lineage when she gives birth next month.

The Queen made a solemn vow when named successor to King George VI in 1952.

“I declare before you all that my all life whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and to the service of our great Imperial family to which we all belong,” she said.

More about: AnniversaryCeremonyQueen Elizabeth IIUnited Kingdom

Copyright © 2013 euronews


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

LOOK: Is This The Wreckage Of Amelia Earhart's Plane?

LOOK: Is This The Wreckage Of Amelia Earhart's Plane? | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
For decades, the question of what happened to the fearless American pilot Amelia Earhart has been an enticing puzzle for history buffs, but a grainy sonar image of possible plane wreckage could be key in answering the nearly 76-year-old mystery.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

For decades, the question of what happened to the fearless American pilot Amelia Earhart has been an enticing puzzle for history buffs, but a grainy sonar image of possible plane wreckage could be key in answering the nearly 76-year-old mystery.

Possible theories for the heroine's demise include a devastating crash into the Pacific, as well as capture and execution by the Japanese, according to PBS. However, researchers working with The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) believe they have found evidence that Earhart landed on a remote reef, after which her plane washed into the ocean and sank, according to the group's website.

TIGHAR-funded sonar imaging has revealed a 22-foot long object that represents a true "anomaly" in the group's data, Ric Gillespie, executive director of TIGHAR, told Discovery News. The piece, possibly wreckage from Earhart's Lockheed Electra, is located 600 feet beneath the Pacific Ocean and just west of the remote Nikumaroro Island.

The object came to light during a forensic analysis of data collected during a $2.2 million TIGHAR expedition last July. That trip marked the group's 10th Earhart fact-finding mission, according to ABC News.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Mock Mars Mission Will Test Stresses of Red Planet Living

Mock Mars Mission Will Test Stresses of Red Planet Living | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
The project will study how people can live and work together under stressful conditions.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

The question of how people can live and work together well on a mission to Mars may turn out to be one of the biggest challenges of deep-space exploration. To simulate the experience of a crew stuck inside cramped quarters under stressful conditions, a nonprofit is planning a one-year mock Mars mission in the Arctic.

The mission, to begin in July 2014, is being planned by the Mars Society, an organization dedicated to manned exploration of the Red Planet. Six crew members will spend a full year living inside the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS), a 25-foot-tall (7.6 meters), 27-foot-wide (8.3 m) cylindrical habitat on Devon Island in the high-latitude Canadian Arctic.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

We Want Everything on London's Most Fashionable Street. Even the Beanies.

We Want Everything on London's Most Fashionable Street. Even the Beanies. | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

Less than a decade ago, London's graffiti-swathed Redchurch Street was a grimy stretch of Shoreditch your mother wouldn’t want you walking down after dark. Since then its leather wholesale stores have made way for designer boutiques, galleries, and pricey condos, and everyone’s guessing who’s coming next (Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton are rumored to be sizing up spaces). We took a spin around the neighborhood…

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Demetrios Georgalas from All Infographics
Scoop.it!

How Relationships can be Great Asset in Happiness & Finance

How Relationships can be Great Asset in Happiness & Finance | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Infographic on Building Greatest asset of life with Happiness & Finance with Relationships & Love with being effective at market place

Via Christino Martin
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Towards the end of poverty

Towards the end of poverty | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
IN HIS inaugural address in 1949 Harry Truman said that “more than half the people in the world are living in conditions approaching misery. For the first time in...
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:
Nearly 1 billion people have been taken out of extreme poverty in 20 years. The world should aim to do the same again
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Volare mission

Volare mission | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

The launch of the Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) with Expedition 36/37 Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineers; Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, and Karen Nyberg of NASA, is scheduled for 29 May, 2013, Kazakh time.

Yurchikhin, Nyberg, and, Parmitano, will remain aboard the station until mid-November.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

NASA - Soyuz to the Launch Pad

NASA - Soyuz to the Launch Pad | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
The Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad, Sunday, May 26, 2013, in Kazakhstan.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:
Soyuz to the Launch Pad

The Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad, Sunday, May 26, 2013, in Kazakhstan. 

Expedition 36/37 Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, and Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA, are set to launch to the International Space Station Tuesday night Eastern U.S. time, Wednesday in Kazakh time. Yurchikhin, Nyberg, and, Parmitano, will remain aboard the station until mid-November. 

Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

NASA - Preparing NASA's Next Solar Satellite for Launch

NASA - Preparing NASA's Next Solar Satellite for Launch | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Orbital Sciences team members move the second half of the payload fairing before it is placed over NASA's IRIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph) spacecraft.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:
Preparing NASA's Next Solar Satellite for Launch

The fairing connects to the nose of the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket that will lift the solar observatory into orbit. The work is taking place in a hangar at Vandenberg Air Force Base, where IRIS is being prepared for launch on a Pegasus XL rocket.

Scheduled for launch from Vandenberg on June 26, 2013, IRIS will open a new window of discovery by tracing the flow of energy and plasma through the chromospheres and transition region into the sun's corona using spectrometry and imaging. IRIS fills a crucial gap in our ability to advance studies of the sun-to-Earth connection by tracing the flow of energy and plasma through the foundation of the corona and the region around the sun known as the heliosphere.

Photo Credit: NASA/Tony Vauclin

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

I Upset My Least Favourite Big Fat Greek Minister | VICE United Kingdom

I Upset My Least Favourite Big Fat Greek Minister | VICE United Kingdom | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Theodoros Pangalos doesn't like it when you question him on his role in Greece's economic collapse.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

Greece is a crime scene. And its working people are not the perpetrators of the crime, they are the victims – scammed, defrauded, their national industries looted and their treasury drained by financial flim-flam.

Read all about it in my latest column for VICE.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Russia's Putin announces divorce

Russia's Putin announces divorce | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila are divorcing after 30 years of marriage, the couple announce on state TV.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

is she (Alina Kabayeva)  behind the civilised divorce?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Debt Crisis: Greece sacrificed to save euro

Debt Crisis: Greece sacrificed to save euro | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
The IMF bailout of Greece has above all allowed its creditors to dodge their responsibilities and guard against contagion. The Greeks should revolt and renegotiate the terms of the loan, writes To Vima.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

It’s true, then. The aid plan was misrepresented from the start. A planthat has had devastating consequences. A plan that was supposed to “save" Greece, but was really about saving the euro – and by flattening Greece. Who said so? Well, one of the three members of the European Central Bank, European Union and International Monetary Fund (IMF) troika. The IMF criticised the fund’s partners as much as the fund itself, and the Greek government came under fire too. Together, they headed towards a disaster that had no other purpose than to win time for the other Eurozone countries.

The IMF document published on June 5 is a slap in the face for the “rescue” policy, but above all for “Europe” – that is, Germany – and for the Greek government at the time, led by Socialist George Papandreou, who signed the first memorandum.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Mission to restore Greece's reputation - CNN.com Video

Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos talks to CNN about how his country is improving its reputation.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos talks to CNN about how his country is improving its reputation.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Parliament eases rules on cross-border pet travel

Parliament eases rules on cross-border pet travel | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Όλη η επικαιρότητα της Υπηρεσία τύπου του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου: ψηφοφορίες, ψηφίσματα, συζητήσεις, κοινοβουλευτικές επιτροπές και σύνοδοι ολομέλειας.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

New legislation on the "non-commercial transport" of pets, already informally agreed with EU ministers, was approved by Parliament on Thursday. Taking pets abroad will be easier, but pet health requirements will be stricter. Online information for pet owners will also be made clearer.


Before taking their pets across borders, owners should check that their anti-rabies vaccinations are still valid. Young animals between 12 and 16 weeks that have been vaccinated against rabies - but have yet to achieve immunity - should still be allowed to travel.


"There are 64 million cats and 66 million dogs in the EU. One household in four has a pet. In future, travelling across borders with pets will involve far less administrative hassle. We have eased the rules, and this should have a direct impact on citizens" said rapporteur Horst Schnellhardt (EPP, DE) after his resolution was adopted by 592 votes to 7 with 4 abstentions. The legislation will be applicable 18 months after it is published in the EU Official Journal.


Five-pet limit


Under today's rules, people may not cross borders with more than five pets at once. This restriction is needed to prevent or discourage any abuse of the rules for commercial purposes. However, the new law says owners may be exempted from it if they can prove that they are taking part in a competition, exhibition, sporting or other recreational event (e.g. with a team of sledge dogs). 


Identification forms

  

The new legislation lays down clearer rules on pet "passports" and anti-rabies vaccination. Identification documents must be issued by an authorised veterinarian and should specify the transponder code, anti-rabies vaccination details and other information on the animal's health status.


Since July 2011, electronic tagging has been the only officially approved means of identifying pet dogs, cats and ferrets (which can carry the rabies virus). However, a clearly readable tattoo applied before that date is still considered valid.


Procedure: Co-decision (Ordinary Legislative Procedure), 1st reading agreement with Council

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Doomsday: 9 Real Ways the Earth Could End

Doomsday: 9 Real Ways the Earth Could End | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Hollywood may create far-fetched apocalyptic movies, but scientists' visions of planet Earth's doom are even more terrifying
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

From catastrophic climate change to hostile aliens, Hollywood routinely envisions apocalyptic endings to humanity's stint on planet Earth.

For instance, in the movie "After Earth," opening in theaters Friday (May 31), a series of earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and other natural disasters makes the planet inhospitable to humans, who resettle on a new world called Nova Prime.

But although the movie may be pure fantasy, many scientists are worried about other perilous scenarios — some of which are even scarier than anything that's been depicted on the silver screen.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

NASA - Sun Over Earth's Horizon

NASA - Sun Over Earth's Horizon | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
The sun is captured in a "starburst" mode over Earth's horizon by one of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station, as the orbital outpost was above a point in southwestern Minnesota on May 21, 2013.Image Credit:...
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:
Sun Over Earth's Horizon

The sun is captured in a "starburst" mode over Earth's horizon by one of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station, as the orbital outpost was above a point in southwestern Minnesota on May 21, 2013.

Image Credit: NASA

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Γυμνοί για τους ωκεανούς | Τ&Π

Γυμνοί για τους ωκεανούς | Τ&Π | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:


Η Μέλανι Λοράν, η Σοσάνα των Inglorious
Basterds, είναι η τελευταία επώνυμη που
παίρνει μέρος στην μεγάλη καμπάνια FishLove
που τρέχει εδώ και χρόνια με με σκοπό να ευ-
αισθητοποιήσει την κοινή γνώμη για τους κιν-
δύνους που αντιμετωπίζουν οι ωκεανοί. Η Τζέρι
Χολ και με την κόρη της, Ελίζαμπεθ Τζάγκερ και
ο σερ Μπεν Κίνγκσλεϊ είναι μόνο κάποιοι από την
πληθώρα σταρ που φωτογραφήθηκαν γυμνοί με
έναν αντιπρόσωπο της ενάλιας ζωής από τον διά-
σημο Βρετανό Rankin και πιο πρόσφατα από τον
Ιταλό φωτογράφο μόδας Alan Gelati. Οι επιστή-
μονες προβλέπουν ότι αν δεν ληφθούν μέτρα για
την υπεραλιεία κάθε ζωή θα έχει εξαφανιστεί από
τους ωκεανούς έως το 2050.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Infographic: 50 Unbelievable Facts About Earth

Infographic: 50 Unbelievable Facts About Earth | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
This infographic contains 50 fascinating facts about Earth. 40 million tons of dust sweep from the Sahara to the Amazon every year?
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

Infographic: 50 Unbelievable Facts About Earth

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Demetrios Georgalas
Scoop.it!

Decision Against Greece Upheld for CAP Violations

Decision Against Greece Upheld for CAP Violations | Politically Incorrect | Scoop.it
Greece will need to get by with $320 million less subsidies, after to a court found it failed to comply with CAP rules.
Demetrios Georgalas's insight:

τι εχει να μας πει ο ΥΠΟΥΡΓΟς ;;;;

more...
No comment yet.