Mysterious gigantic beacons from cosmic primeval times

Mysterious gigantic beacons from cosmic primeval times

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech

More than 50 years after their discovery, the hitherto insufficient knowledge about quasars increases only gradually, as a current case study shows

A quasar is an extremely energetic and very brightly glowing region at the center of an active galaxy that owes its existence to the dynamics and appetite of a supermassive black hole. Sometimes it seems as if quasars themselves had taken their secrets into their black hole. Although nearly 500.With more than 000 of them known, astronomers around the world are guessing about their origin and true nature. While a galaxy expert draws a negative conclusion about previous quasar research, two Chinese astronomers present a new study in the current ie of Nature that may shed more light on these dazzling cosmic beacons.


Fbi search of trump’s lawyer

fbi search of trump's lawyer

Stormy Daniels. Photo by Jimi Photog. License: CC BY-SA 2.0

Chances of Mueller and Sessions being removed from office increased

Currently, the U.S. media is agitated by allegations made by former porn star Stephanie Cliffords, a.k.a "Stormy Daniels", she had a one-night stand with the current president in the mid-’00s after a golf tournament and spanked him with a magazine – which he denies. Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen paid her 130 in 2016 anyway.000 dollars to keep her quiet he says. A not uncommon practice among celebrities and reputable companies in the U.S. in that lawsuits can take a long time and easily become more expensive, even if eventually won. Trump was reportedly unaware of this payment, which was made through a shell company. According to his spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, he had only been told that there had been a settlement with Daniels in his favor.


Uber my lai and special murders in the war

In the public image of history and in film, most massacres leave only vague traces of memory. A recent comparison with Vietnam, however, could put prere on the Bush administration

On 19. November 2005 US Marines are said to have killed 24 civilians in the Iraqi city of Haditha. Democratic U.S. Representative John Murtha accuses the Pentagon of a deliberate cover-up of the massacre and states a scandal that is "even worse" than the revelations about the torture prison in Abu Ghureib. As if by itself, in the current reports, a comparison with "My Lai" suggests. Once again, anonymous statistics on the number of victims leave the media indifferent. Only special murders in the war cause a stir.

3.000 or more Taliban prisoners of war have gone unaccounted for since their surrender at the end of 2001 – during a definable phase of the war in Afghanistan (The Massacre That Mustn’t Be). In 2002, the Irish television journalist Jamie Doran presented his documentary "Afghan Massacre: Convoy of Death," which contained numerous references to massacres – some of which took place in the presence of or were witnessed by witnesses. with the knowledge of U.S. military personnel – were murdered (accusations against the U.S. Army remain unchallenged). Even before the film was broadcast on German television, two of the witnesses Doran had interviewed were murdered. Official investigations into mass graves in the northern Afghan region of Mazar-i-Sharif, which had been expected at the latest after test excavations by the U.S. organization "Physicians for Human Rights" and according to information from the UN, failed to materialize for the time being. Five years later, no one asks what happened to the case anyway.


God’s spirit in the noosphere

The Catholic Church in Germany has recalled the philosophical heritage of Parthard de Chardin and virtually converts on his paths

William Gibson has not only anticipated the Internet, but the three-dimensional virtual room, with the term Cyberspace,. In theology the topic – the crosslinked collective spirit of humanity – was discussed in the twenties of the last century. The Jesuit Father Pierre Parthard de Chardin invented the word noosphere.

God's spirit in the noosphere

All pictures show the Georgskirche in Reichenau-Oberzell in Second Life


Racial profiling is not a means to fight sexism

Or: What we can learn from Israel

Since the Islam-fascist terror has been causing terror in Europe as well, the slogan "fight sexism" has become more and more popular "Learning from Israel" . The people there have been exposed to such terror for years. Since the young Israeli soldier Elor Azari was found guilty of manslaughter by the Israeli military court, the slogan has gained a specific human rights meaning.

Azari shot an already injured Islamic knife assailant lying on the ground, who had previously seriously injured another soldier. Azari’s statement that he feared that the assassin might also attack him with a knife was rejected as a protective claim. The soldier was found guilty, although there was much sympathy for him among the Israeli population, not only in right-wing settler circles, and even some politicians of the right-wing conservative government joined in the call for acquittal.


Labels and podcasts: commerce versus enthusiasm?

There are many open questions for the podcast scene, as shown at the Podcastday 2006

"It works without the majors: the podcast scene is founded by your own music industry."No question mark, no exclamation point, no point – it’s amazing that the creators of the podcastday2006 simply put this thesis in the room as if the alternative music industry actually existed. But Podcaster expected from the present of the panel actually the clarification much more urgent questions. However, the answers remained amazingly vague, at least what the planned tariff affected.

That the parable of rigid olbo drilling platforms and the fleets of submarines, which used the moderator of the discussion round, the Berlin media lawyer Andreas Schardt, was quite appropriate, one could notice several times in the discussion round. In general, the impression is created: while moving a little bit on the problems in the field of music licensing, but the actual questions are currently unclear. Ironically, Thomas Stein, CEO of Jack White Productions AG, warned the Gema spokesman Urban Pappi, maybe the detailed questions about cephoto numbers that the podcasters are currently moving – because otherwise the credits of GEMA have suffered enormously.


Ban on short trips over easter

Ban on short trips over easter

Law Professor Jungbluth: "The Chancellor’s verbal request has no legal force whatsoever"

"These are fundamental rights violations in Wild West style, or, to put it in more legal terms, completely arbitrary measures", says Professor Dr. David Jungbluth in an interview with Telepolis. Jungbluth, professor of law at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, sharply criticizes the federal government’s massive encroachment on basic rights (In times of crisis, basic rights have no off switch).

In particular, the former prosecutor considers Chancellor Angela Merkel’s statement that short trips over Easter are not allowed to be highly problematic. He sees an overstepping of the Chancellor’s competence. Jungbluth is equally harsh in his criticism of the Federal Constitutional Court, which has so far refrained from the possibility of a "Preliminary ruling" did not make use of the right of appeal against the restriction of basic rights (judicial criticism). The Federal Interception Court "ducks away", says Jungbluth.


Those who are not with us are against us

In the polarized and aggressive mood in the country, those voices are lost that do not want to engage in any form of oppression

In the heated political climate in Egypt these days, it is not easy to express an opinion without making it unmistakably clear in advance where one does not stand. Anyone who condemns the excessive violence of the military against the Muslim Brotherhood sit-in is quickly portrayed as an Islamist sympathizer. In the anti-Morsi camp, Morsi is often compared to Hitler, there are posters showing the two side by side, above the sentence: "Hitler was democratically elected. So what Morsi."

Image: Martin Hoffmann


Nasa above all

The film "The Dish" staged Australia’s successful participation in the Apollo 11 mission as a moment of national triumph – by seamlessly hitching a ride to the ubervater USA

"Will the people of India get to see this too??" It’s a brave question when directed at three self-satisfied men who, over lunch together, have been promoting the lofty ideals of the "rude enterprise of mankind" discuss. At least, that’s how Cliff Buxton, the director of the telescope antenna in the small town of Parkes, Australia, describes the Apollo 11 mission. Later, when Neil Armstrong takes his first steps on the moon, we will get the answer to the question.

In front of their TV sets we see people of all nations, Australians, Japanese and also Indians, staring in bewilderment at a small square where a man descends a ladder, steps on the ground and speaks a memorable sentence. It would be difficult to find a clearer image of the utopia of humanity united under the starry banner. What all Hollywood producers have always dreamed of is once again emphatically evoked here, in the film The Dish. The primal American act of land grabbing and expansion live on all channels. No more competition, no more difference, just one image, one message for everyone. NASA above all.


All-clear for 2019

Astronomers criticize the media excitement after the news that, according to initial calculations, the asteroid 2002 NT7 could come dangerously close to the earth

Every comet or asteroid that could come dangerously close to the Earth not only attracts media attention, but the threat is also exaggerated in order to increase the news value. This was also the case last week, when astronomers reported that asteroid 2002 NT7, with a remarkable diameter of two kilometers, was expected to impact on 1.2. come close to Earth in 2019, so that there was a certain probability of a collision.

Image: Nasa