The Atlantic Daily: The Vatican’s Time for a Much Deeper Numeration

The Atlantic Daily: The Vatican’s Time for a Much Deeper Numeration

Scientists studying images of Neptune kept finding images of a fuzzy white dot. Then they realized—it was a moon. Now named Hippocamp, the moon is just 21 miles in diameter, and though astronomers don’t know much more about the planet, they suspect that it was once a chunk of a neighboring moon that was dislodged…

Researchers studying pictures of Neptune kept discovering pictures of a fuzzy white dot. Then they understood– it was a moon. Now called Hippocamp, the moon is simply 21 miles in diameter, and though astronomers don’t know far more about the planet, they suspect that it was once a piece of a surrounding moon that was dislodged in a violent collision. Though the search for entire new planets can feel more amazing, the universe is bristling with a boundless variety of yet-to-be-discovered moons that are wondrously and inconceivably rich in their diversity.

Another report that the Mueller investigation is nearing its end; another suggestion to consider what “covering up” actually suggests in the context of the probe. More indictments? A last report? Discoveries that would somehow “clear” the president? Mikhaila Fogel and Benjamin Wittes assessed the options.

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The Coming Care Crisis as Kids With Autism Grow Up

In the U.S., there’s an absence of services and programs for adults with autism, a problem that seeks to only become worse:

” About half a million people on the autism spectrum will legally end up being adults over the next decade, a swelling tide for which the country is unprepared. When they turn 21, these people leave behind all the shows and funding they received under the Individuals With Impairments Education Act and go into a maze of government services that vary hugely from state to state. Although people with other disabilities deal with similar problems, the staggering rise in medical diagnoses of autism creates a noticeably uncomfortable issue in how to ensure that these individuals receive appropriate care.”

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Do zebra stripes serve a purpose?

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For more than 150 years, researchers such as Tim Caro have been puzzled about among the most distinctive animal features: zebra stripes.

” Some scientists have actually recommended that the stripes act as camouflage– they break up zebras’ outlines or look like fields of tree trunks. But that can’t be true: Amanda Melin of the University of Calgary recently revealed that lions and hyenas can’t even construct out the stripes unless they get extremely close. Another hypothesis says that the black stripes heat up faster than the white ones, establishing flowing air currents that cool the zebras. However a recent research study showed that water drums masked in zebra pelts heat up just as much as those covered in normal horse skins.”

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When kids grow up and find out their early childhood is online already

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Numerous of today’s parents love composing about, and publishing images of, their children online, whether funny videos on YouTube or adorable pictures on Instagram. What occurs when those children are old adequate to look for themselves online?

” When Ellen, an 11- year-old, finally decided to Google herself, she didn’t anticipate to find anything, due to the fact that she does not yet have her own social-media accounts. She was stunned when she found years of swim scores and sports stats online. A personal story she composed in 3rd grade was likewise published on a class site with her name attached. ‘I didn’t think I would be out there like this on the web.'”

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